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MAC Cosmetics – Colour Forms Information & Photos

Colour Forms is a Nordstrom exclusive (think last year’s Novel Twist), which also had its own color story, aside from eye/lip/brush sets. It will launch July 18, 2008.


  • Inner Hue Creamy mid-tone coral outer with sheer golden peach pearlized core (Lustre)
  • Naked to the Core Creamy soft neutral pink outer with sheer beige pearlized core (Lustre)
  • Pop Circle Creamy bright blue pink outer with sheer pale pink pearlized core (Lustre)
  • Rose Go Round Creamy burgundy outer with sheer golden pink pearlized core (Lustre)

Richmetal Highlighters

  • Dark Influence Frosty purple with pink pearlized pigments
  • Deep Deposit Frosty deep blackened burgundy
  • Female Frosty pale pink with green gold pearlized pigments
  • Positive Charge Frosty copper with gold pearlized pigments
  • Quick Flash Frosty warm gold
  • Rose Bullion Frosty mid-tone pink with gold pearlized pigments


  • Circa Plum Frosty mid-tone lavender
  • Gilded Green Frosty mid-tone green with gold pearlized pigments
  • Jardin Aires Tan with gold pearlized pigments
  • Royal Flush Frosty mid-tone red
  • Steel Blue Rich deep turquoise green blue shone with small pearlized pigments
  • Tea Time Bronzed brown with multi-dimensional pearlized pigments

Colour Form Powder

  • Play Around Pink Intense blue mid-tone pink with pearlized pigments, plum, soft pink with pink & white pearlized pigments, light pink
  • Sun Centered Coral with gold pearlized pigments, mid-tone bronze, soft wheat with gold & silver pearlized pigments, soft peach with white pearlized pigments

Keep reading for details on the eyeshadow/lip palettes and brush sets…

Warm Eyes Palette

  • Fertile Blackened brown (Satin)
  • Chillproof Frosty creamy white (Frost)
  • Tancentic Frosty beige pink (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Rolled Gold Frosty golden olive (Lustre)
  • Rustic Frosted copper red (Veluxe Pearl)

Cool Eyes Palette

  • Radial Pink Frosty white pink (Velvet)
  • Brown Border Frosty plum (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Spot Colour Mid-tone blue purple with white pearlized pigments (Lustre)
  • Blue Spill Mid-tone cornflower blue with gold pearlized pigments (Frost)
  • Slate Smoky grey (Satin)

Warm Lips Palette

  • Flash of Flesh Sheer peach pink with multi-dimensional pearlized pigments
  • Fresh and Fun Creamy neutral coral (Frost)
  • Oh Garnet Creamy mid-tone red (Amplified Creme)

Cool Lips Palette

  • Virginity Sheer mid-tone pink with pink pearlized pigments (Lipglass)
  • Miss Rose Creamy mid-tone blue pink (Lustre)
  • Cassis Royale Sheer mid-tone plum (Lustre)

Neutral Lips Palette

  • Lunar Sheer creamy yellow beige with white pearlized pigments (Lipglass)
  • Altered Beige Creamy yellow beige (Lustre)
  • Square Root Mid-tone burnt bronze (Frost)

Brush Sets

  • 5 Advanced Brushes | 168SE, 187SE, 212SE, 219SE, 275SE
  • 5 Basic Brushes | 129SE, 190SE, 224SE, 242SE, 266SE

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Hey Maggie! I believe they are meant to be a combination product, so you could use everything together or just individual colors, so depending on the color of the four and your skin tone, it could be a blush or highlighter or even both!

The Richmetal highlighters have come out before with Couture and Stylistics, actually! They’re subtle, cream to powder products from what I remember. I didn’t love them, so we’ll see. I hope these are more pigmented.

question –

I normally buy all my MAC items at the freestanding store because I get a Pro discount which I cant use at Nordies. That said, I am really digging a couple of the pigments from this collection. Is it worth it for me to pass up my discount and buy these pigments at Nordies? OR should I wait for these LE pigments to make their run in another collection that will be available at a Pro MAC store? It just seems like MAC is doing LE so often that these pigments might show up in another LE run that is not Nordies exclusive.

Hey Tanya! I told you this via email, but quick summary: Jardin Aires has come out multiple times, Steel Blue is PRO anyway. Only a couple pigments get repeated, and they’re usually highlighter kind of colors.

OMG those lipsticks look AWESOME!!! God I really need to do some depotting and pray that I get some of them for Back to MAC. This collection is going to make me go broke, AGAIN. The idea of one color on the outside and another on the inside sounds really cool. The powders and pigments are cool too!

LOL! I should do some depotting too!!

It kind of sounds like the Rushmetal lipsticks, which had the gold sheen on the outside, then regular color on the inside – though I hope this is less a coating as it is an actual outer edge!

color form powder is calling my name lol wow..
both look gorgeous,,i guess i must have problem for choosing one of them
Giled Green sounds interesting so far,,hope it will look a bit like the promote pic (i dont understand why the promote pic always show not real color of the products)
Waiting to see the palletes,,,

i really hope there will be a bit exciting bot the packages,,gosh im such crazy bot package lol

Aw what a great collection, thankfully theres nothing there that I just HAVE to have because I can’t get hold of it anyway. Ha, not living in the US saves me money 🙂

Does anyone have any idea about possible international releases (with novel twist there was some confusion about the nordstrom exclusivity)?

And I’m really curious about the Richmetal highlighters … will they be MetalX like, or powdery, or just glittery….

I’ve heard murmurs that it will be going international! They’re like the Richmetal highlighters from Couture and Stylistics.

wow, my mouth is seriousely watering looking at these babies!! I really like the lippies, the e/s palettes and the pigments. I start saving now, we’re getting these in Canada (the Bay) on July 11th 🙂

Is it just me, or does it sound like the lipsticks have two separate colours in each tube? They’re all described with an ‘outer edge’ colour, followed by a sheer colour on the inside.

I am so lemming the pigments! But I don’t have a Nordies near me 🙁 Can anyone tell me if these will be sold on the MAC website? Or even the Nordstrom website? Thanks!

I’m drooling over the pigments as well. I’m eyeing the 5 basic sets, I want to try out the 224 and 242 brush. I wonder what the prices are for Canada. I gotta start saving up before they arrive at The Bay!

Thank you so much for the pics. I was debating on the Colour Form Powders, and and lipsticks. Man, it’s a good thing that lately some of the collections have been meh to me, because this one is going to make me broke ;D.

This must be the collection being released for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – they only have those palettes and brush sets 2x a year – the anniversary sale and the holidays.


Any idea how much the Color Form Powder & Richmetal Highlighters will cost?

I love the new lipsticks too… with a shimmery core. Should be interesting.

Hey Susanne! I haven’t seen them, but they’re not baked so they’re still going to be quite different. From what I can tell and what I’ve heard, it’s basically a quad of powders to be used on eyes or cheeks.

i tell you what.
living in the uk can be a bloody pain at times.
i’m waiting for my pro card to arrive. are the eyeshadow pans the same price as the eyeshadow pots? that might be a retarded question :S heyho. also, how long dyou reckon it’ll take for my pro card to arrive? i’m so impatient.

I’ve heard that when you see them take money out for your PRO card… you’ll get it soon after.

Hey Christine! Do you know if these will be available for online purchase at Nordstom? I’m out of town for the launch and want these palettes badly!!

I do believe they will be. Even if not, you can definitely call up your local Nordies (or any, probably) and do a charge-send (where they’ll ship it to you). I also think they’ll be taking pre-orders, so you can pre-pay, they set aside your goodies, and then you pick it up.

Eye palettes will be $38, lip palettes will be $22.50, brush sets are $49.50, richmetal highlighters will be $16.50, and the powder will be $24.50.

I love the idea of the lipsticks and the color formed powders. Also getting my hands on the jardin aires pigment is great since they didn’t bring heatherette to Mexico!!! grrr!! But they do bring the Nordstroms stuff, go figure!! And I know so because with the NN they brought the Soweaways quad. So, YAY!!! Now i have time to save money since they’ll probably release it here in august.

Me too, Bianca! Can’t wait to try them both 🙂

How weird that Nordstrom’s exclusive comes your way, but not Heatherette.

So do the brushes come in that small case type thing? Or do they come in that plus the bag thing? I am confused by the way the pics look. Can you or someone else give more info on that? Thanks!

I think they’re worth it, especially if you don’t have the budget to lay money down on full size brushes. They’re also great if you travel a lot — they’re compact, but since they’re cheaper, you have less risk in carrying them.

The quality is a little lower, but I don’t find that it’s so low that they’re not worth it, IMO.

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