MAC Cosmetics – Solar Field Color Story, Product Photos and Images

Solar Field | May 29, 2008 (Int’l June 2008)

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Solar Bits combines concentrated amounts of powder pigments and pearlized particles to deliver vivid colour and intense shimmer with a soft, smooth, velvety finish.

Solar Bits ($19.50)

  • Sunpower Light metallic tan with gold pearlized pigments
  • Scatterrays Soft metallic peach with gold pearlized pigments
  • Black Ore Rich black with gold pearlized pigments
  • Bronzescape Yellow brown with gold pearlized pigments

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Bronzing Powder ($20.00)

  • Solar Riche Midtone deep orange brown
  • Refined Golden Finely spun golden with soft pearlized finish


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Black ore is the best…totally neat and great smokey glimmer eye!
The Sunpower is pretty awesome as well.

They are long lasting as well, but I use paint or fluidliner under any pigment to help them stay.

christine….i LOVE you..u even got us product fotos! specktra just got color stories but u came through with fotos too! *mwah* thanks u totally made my day! ๐Ÿ˜€

i want the volcanic ash, body and lip conditioner, charged water. and it looks like at least one lippy from each collection! ๐Ÿ˜€

gosh all these colour stories look AMAZING!!! hehe Christine you have addicted me to MAC!!! (even though my “collection” is lousy…) i just hope we get all of these in argentina…at least i have time to save up!!!
and…i suppose i’d only get one or two things from each collection cause its pretty expensive over here…but i love makeup, and sacrifices are necessary sometimes ; )

by the way, what are those solar bits???

LOL! I hope you get them in Argentina, too, hun! But then again, maybe your wallet will thank you if they don’t make it there!

No real clue, I included the official description of them… but they’re brand new!

Look! Up in the sky! Is it a blush? Is it an eyeshadow? No! Its super solar bits!

Depending on what it is, Black Ore has my interest.

So what exactly are these Solar Bits? Sound like a pigment, but is it for your eyes? I can’t imagine wearing the black one anywhere else. The rest maybe as highlighters or for the eyes, very interesting!

Look at the model’s eyes! That is probably the Solar Bits. Just a different packaging for pigments? Different formula probably?

very cool ๐Ÿ™‚ I really like the orange…so fun and different…makes me in the mood for summer…reminds me of being on vacation somewhere tropical and warm, with a drink that has one of those little umbrella in it. Deep sigh. Anyways I dont think a lot of the actual colors from this line will suit me but I sure am curious to see it and the Solar Bits sure sounds interesting…cant wait to hear more details.

oh i want the bronzers but i don’t like using bronzers. if the refined golden is really just gold, i am getting it then. thanks for the photos again, have to start saving!!:)

Could it be a product like Lorac Glam Rocks? That’s a much creamier, clumpier powder than your average pigment. They’re pretty hard to work with, but man! The payoff is amazing.

Ohh, great! Christine, I love you!
I hope they move up the release date (as MAC so often does), since Iยดm in NYC from MAY 21 to 25. Oh please, please…

Well, Nell… if you are NYC, they will probably have the May 29th stuff out already anyway, since the NYC PRO store usually has stuff out a week early!

Hi Christine,

I’m at my lunch break now (4:00 pm, yeah I know!!) and I’m just all over your blog. I am gonna be so broke this summer. These solar bits look great. I wonder if they’re cheek products…but then there’s a black one, hummm…Either way I know for sure I would want to try them.

Im lemming the bronzer powder!!
Love the orange package,,so nice to carry it around during summer time!
i guess i will go for refined golden, as it should go well on my NC20-25skin

Solar bits look so nice too,,but i dont really know how to use pigment lol
stupid me!

My guess for the solar bits is a new highly pigmented paint pot. The packaging looks glass and are small like the paint pots but have the description more like a pigment. They are also the same price as a pigment. I agree that the model is probably wearing the Black Ore solar bits on her eyes. I’m curious to see what is in the pot, hopefully something will come to light soon.

I have always loved the bronzer look when it comes out in photos but how do you get that look without looking darker? What would be a good shade?

Hi Kukuroshu! You have to choose something that’s only a shade or two darker than your natural skintone… if you go too dark, that’s when it looks very dark. Also, shimmer may be helpful in reflecting light, too.

Christine, any more word on what those Solar Bits actually are? Are they like Meteorites? That’s the speculation I’ve heard, but it doesn’t look like that to me, honestly.

They’re actually color to go all over your face (!), and I guess they’re sheerer than they look. They’re similar to pigments, maybe gritter… not like Meteorites…

OMG i so want all of this NOW! I just bought EVERYTHING in the Naughty Nautical collection… they need to span released out a little more! My wallet can’t handle it! Im exciting for Solar bits! & that volcanic masks sounds awesome as well! the MA @ my MAC was telling me about another collection called neo something thats a bunch and red adn bright fun colors! any word on that?!

WOW! I’m so jealous, Mary! Yay for you for such a fun haul ๐Ÿ˜€

It’s called Neo Sci Fi! We have the info on the blog, just search for it!

I am so excited for this new collections!!! I didn’t get too much of the NN because I felt it wasn’t meant for my medium dark skin…just me. Anyway this warm colors are beautiful, I just called my fav MA at my counter at Nordstrom and she said that the Solar Bits are BEAUTIFUL! she said that they are like pigments but they go on more smooth and they are more pigmented and metallic, she said they have never had something like it! She also told me that the Volcanic Thermal mask is AMAZING, it leaves the skin sooooo soft. Keep saving girls, your counter because a lot of them (like mine) are launching the new stuff on the 21, YOU WANT TO GET YOUR HANDS ON THIS STUFF, TRUST ME!!!!!

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