MAC Cosmetics Naked Honey Collection Official Information & Photos

MAC Cosmetics Naked Honey Collection

Bees do it… now MAC does it! Honey that is! As ancient and exotic as Kohl, great beauties have long revered the natural restorative powers of the Golden Elixir.

Following the example of their fabled Queen, Cleopatra, Egyptians bathed in honey and milk. Queen Anne of England used it to silken her hair; from the Ancient Greeks to the Roman Empire, honey has never lost its regal, ever-amber lustre. We love the luxury of its sensual essence…but we also know that it’s a highly efficient and wholesome humectant and healer. Introducing our limited edition Naked Honey collection – three aspects of golden warmth and sun-made sweetness for the body, layered with two decidedly different honeycomb-derived fragrances – celebrating the secret lives of Queen Bees. Complementary shades of High-Light Powder, Eye Shadow and Lipglass are all the buzz for summer.

Lipglass ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • She’s a Star Light neutral gold
  • Queen Bee Mid-tone apricot with multi-dimensional pearl
  • Buzz Dark copper brown with multi-dimensional pearl

Eyeshadow ($14.50 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

  • Crème de Miel Frosty light yellow gold
  • Pollinator Mid-tone warm reddened peach with pearl
  • Buckwheat Dark copper brown with multi-dimensional pearl

High-Light Powder ($24.50 U.S. / $29.50 CDN)

A high-light powder specially created for the Naked Honey collection. It features an embossed honeycomb pattern — super-fine, impeccably pearlized. It creates soft high lights on cheek, brow, shoulders — anywhere on the body.

  • Honey Light A light peachy gold with shimmer
  • Golden Nectar Muted golden tan with gold shimmer

Naked Honey Skin Salve ($18.50 U.S. / $22.50 CDN)

Formulated from honey, organic beeswax, sunflower oil, and other natural ingredients, this rich honey-scented and flavoured salve instantly moisturizers and helps recondition dry skin. Multi-purpose. Use everywhere.

Naked Honey Hand and Body Cream ($22.50 U.S. / $27.00 CDN)

A sensuous cream made form bio-converted honey, shea butter, and vitamins C and E derivatives. Absorbs quickly for skin-softening moisture. Conditions, nourishes, protects. Use on all areas where ultra-moisture is called for.

Naked Honey Body Wash ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

Formulated from bio-converted honey, this body wash cleanses the skin while providing the soothing and moisturizing benefits of lavender, narcissus, jasmine flower, and blue agave extracts. Provides a sensual, calming, cleansing experience.

Creations: Naked Honey ($22.50 U.S. / $28.50 CDN)

An aromatic journey that traces honey’s fragrant heart back to summer’s sweetest blooms. Energy starts to buzz, spirits soar, light floral and woodsy notes float toward an electric finale. Sweet and sexy all the way.

Creations: Africanimal ($22.50 U.S. / $28.50 CDN)

A scent that starts with a honey-ness that’s seductive and given its dash of pepper, not without spice. Add a dark kiss of bergamot and wood, an aromatic orgy breaks out to create a scent that’s all honey but far from sweet.

Available: June 11th, 2009 in North America. July 2009 international.

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I would not hold back from Style Warriors. It is such a pretty collection and the packaging is very nice. I already picked up a few things and going back for more lipglass!!

the perfume sound exciting i’d have to smell it… but i fear falling in love with a limited edition fragrance because once the bottle (which at MAC is not very generous) is gone its GONE 🙁

ohhhhhh my
i want the salve sooooooo badlyyyyy
its to expenisve though 18.50!!!!!!! shessshhhhhh if it was 14 i would get it

Oh..my..God..

*touches* I WAAAANT!!!! The lipglasses and the e/s…and everything!

I think I may hold off on the Style Warriors and get these lol

This collection is so wrong for me–anything that smells like honey completely skeeves me out. The glosses and shadows don’t excite me much but they’re pretty neutrals, I guess. I’m glad, this looks like one I can skip!

The only thing tempting me here are the highlight powders. It’s a good things since I thought I wouldn’t like anything from Style Warrior…but I ended up liking a TON!! Hopefully the same doesn’t happen with this collection.

Wow, wayyyy more excited for Naked Honey than Style Warriors. I may actually get my first MAC lipglass. The apricot-y one in the middle is so pretty and so are the highlighting powders! Also, pretty excited to try out that honey salve. 😀 😀 😀

I am super duper excited about this collection but not so much for the make-up…I LOVE LOVE LOVE the scent of honey and cant wait to check out the perfumes and body products 🙂 Yippeeeee!!!

Liking the peachy lipglass (in the middle) and the powders. That’s it, though. I am still liking Style Warriors more! I am glad that both are more my coloring, though. 🙂

the highlight powders are tempting… wonder how they will compare to MSF. Christine do you know the size of the salve? They are usually in tiny tins (sort of like tiger balm and lush’s perfumes)… is this the same concept?

I wonder how close Pollinator is to the peach color in the Rose Romance quad? They look like they’d be similar.

I HAVE to get the Africanimals perfume – that’s the only thing that is really calling to me, thank GOODNESS (after Rose Romance, I don’t need another entire collection to fall in love with).

I’m so excited about this one, more than for style warriors! i want the 3 e/s, the two lighter l/g, the highlighter and the salve for shore ;)i’m going to be one poor honey 😉

To me, it seems wasteful to use honey on cosmetics when there’s been a honeybee crisis in N. America the last few years.

Boring….
Just want pics from the colour craft collection
MAC Collections this year have been So Bad, i can’t believe it
there’s nothin’ interesting in this collection

Definitely getting all the eyeshadows and all the lipglasses. 😀 I’m really loving honey products right now (Honey I Washed The Kids, heeey) … but! I don’t think I want the perfume.

This is a cute collection but nothing really appeals to me. I still want to grab a lipstick and maybe a lip gloss from the Style Warrior Collection and I plan on getting stuff from the Euristocrats II, the Color Craft and maybe the Baby Bloom collection.My wallet is only happy as of now. haha

I asked a MUA about the perfumes yesterday – she had a chance to smell them recently… she says they smell terrible. I’m sad, but my wallet is relieved 🙂

She said the skin salve is awesome though & smells great.

Here’s to hoping the Queen Bee Lipglass is a good dupe for YSL Pure Coral #3. Does anyone know?.

If only the lip glosses had some of that adorable packaging — I wouldn’t be able to control myself if the lid had a ring of honeycomb around it!.

Those are three of the most beautiful lipglasses EVER. I know they won’t look the same because the promos never do, but still. 😛

I am all over this collection. I have been waiting for months for Naked Honey. Everything in it is just so perfect for summer 🙂

hhhhmmmm i thought i was going to get the whole collection but mmmm no, i really observed and i think i might just get the compact high lighters, the pollinator and creme de miel eye shadow and the hand salve, fair enough!!!

! I didnt get my style warrior stuff yet, and im pretty sure im going to skip it all and get ALL naked honey. . . my poor wallet 🙁 !

As always ! THANKS CHRIStINE !

I was going to skip but I am so into honey right now so Naked Honey perfume is something I am looking forward to!
AND Queen Bee looks gorgeous <3

i JUST CAME BACK FROM MY NORDSTROM MAC COUNTER AND GOT A PREViEW OF THE COLLECTiON AND OMGGGGG… GORGEOUS iN PERSON, YOU GUYS!!! THE GiRL THAT WAS HELPiNG ME PRE-ORDER THEM TOLD ME SHE PRE-ORDER EVERYTHiNG! lOl SHE ALSO EXPECT THEM TO BE A SELL OUT. SO, HERE’S MY OPiNiON…

BOTH THE HiGHLiGHTERS ARE SOFT AND SiLKY AND KiNDA LOOKS ALiKE BUT WHEN YOU SWATCH iT, HONEY LiGHT (THE LiGHTER ONE) iS GREAT FOR HiGHLiGHT W/ SHiMMER AND GOLDEN NECTAR (THE DARKER ONE) iS NOT- i REPEAT, NOT DARK AS iT LOOKS iN THE PiC BUT iT HAS A LiL HiNT OF BROWNiSH PiNK W/ SHiMMER WHiCH iS GREAT FOR AN ALL OVER POWDER. i PRE-ORDER BOTH! THE EYESHADOWS WERE BEAUTiFUL, ACTUALLY! GREAT COLORS FOR LiD, CREASE AND HiGHLiGHT. THE YELLOWiSH COLOR iS ACTUALLY LiGHTER THAN iT LOOKS iN THE PiC. i DiDNT PRE-ORDER THEM CUZ i DiDNT FEEL LiKE iM iN NEED OF EYESHADOWS BUT iF i WERE, iD DEFiNiTELY GET THEM. THE LiP GLASS WERE SOOOOOO PRETTY! LOOKS EXACTLY HOW iT DOES iN THE PiCS. i PRE-ORDER SHE’S A STAR & QUEEN BEE. THE HAND & BODY CREAM SMELLS GREAT AND LEAVES YOUR SKiN FEELiNG SOOOOOOOO SOFT W/OUT BEiNG OiLY AND STiCKY. DiDN’T PRE-ORDER iT CUZ i DiDN’T NEED iT. THE SKiN SALVE SMELLS KiNDA FUNKY AND LOOKS FUNKY BUT YOU CAN TOTALLY SMELL HONEY SO NOT TOO BAD. GREAT FOR DRY & ROUGH AREAS ON THE BODY. THE FRAGRANCE SMELLS WONDERFUL, GUYS! NOTHiNG SPECiAL, BUT STiLL SMELLS NiCE. NAKED HONEY (THE LiGHTER CAP) iS A LiGHTER SCENT FOR DAYTiME AND AFRiCANiMAL (THE DARKER CAP) iS A STRONGER SCENT FOR NiGHT TiME. i DiDNT’T PRE-ORDER iT CUZ iT WAS NOTHiNG SPECiAL, JUST OKAY. i JUST DiDNT GET TO PREViEW THE BODY WASH CUZ THEY DiDNT HAVE iT CUZ REALLY- HOW WOULD WE BE ABLE TO TEST A “SHOWER” BODY WASH?? lOl iTS COOL CUZ i WOULDN’T HAVE GOTTEN iT ANYWAYS. OVERALL, i THiNK THiS COLLECTiON iS GREAT FOR RELAXATiON AND A NEUTRAL REFRESHiNG LOOK. FOR THOSE WHO ARE HESiSATANT, JUST GO CHECK iT OUT, YOU MiGHT JUST LiKE SOMETHiNG! =]

Has anyone purchased one of these products and really really liked it (so much that you would recommend it)? I like the whole theme and concept of the honey and it is appealing, but I don’t know if anything in this collection is particularly worth it….

This collection was on the website today!! I called my local MAC counter at Macy’s and they said they would not have them in store until Thirsday next week. I am gonna try the MAC store tomorrow and see if they have them yet. I love the eyeshadows! I will let everyone know tomorrow if I can find them what I think!!

i will probably buy it just to add alittle color to my mac collection. u just get tired of seeing the same old black packaging im gald they are putting alittle change to the packaging it makes it funner to shop and buy. ill probably pick out my favs and forget the rest. but the only problem is i like all the things that are right for my skin. hhee hhee i have a mac addiction… i need to stop.. i know imma be broke but beautiful…

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