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MAC Dame Edna Winter 2008 Collection

MAC Cosmetics Dame Edna
Available December 26th, 2008

“Hello possums!” Dame Edna Everage is in the house! With her zesty zingers, over-the-top appearance – lilac hair (which she claims is natural), bedazzled specs, fanciful frocks – there’s nothing like a Dame! The alter ego of brilliantly wicked Aussie comedian, Barrie Humphries, and the resident muse for our post-holiday make up collection, Dame Edna thinks of herself as “probably the most popular and gifted woman in the world today: housewife, investigative journalist, social anthropologist, talk-show host, swami, children’s book illustrator, spin doctor, megastar and icon.” With packaging as mirthful and minx-like as the Legend herself, the Dame Collection of heavy-on-the-lilac Lipstick/Lipglass, Eye Shadow, Highlight Powder and Nail Lacquers is in a class by itself!

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  • Gladiola Matte mid-tone blue pink (Matte)
  • Coral Polyp Creamy mid-tone coral (Amplified Creme)
  • Kanga-Rouge Creamy dark blue red (Amplified Creme)


  • Hot Frost Sheer mid-tone blue pink with multi-dimensional pearlized pigments (Frost)
  • Splendid Frosty pale pinky coral (Frost)
  • Possum Nose Pink sheer bright coral with multi-dimensional pearlized pigments (Frost)

Royal Tour Eye Shadow Trio

  • Royal Tour Mid-tone cool lilac (satin)
  • Dame’s Desire Frosty mid-tone reddish purple (Frost)
  • Climate Blue Dark blue fviolet with pink pearlized pigments (Velvet)

Wisteria Eye Shadow Trio

  • Fineshine Frosty true-silver (Lustre)
  • Wisteria Frosty robin’s egg blue (Velvet)
  • Divine Night Frosty charcoal with silver pearlized pigments (Velvet)

Hight-Light Powder

  • What a Dame! Pale orangey peach
  • Spectacle! Pale soft pink

Nail Lacquer

  • Asiatique Creamy classic red (Creme)
  • Varicose Violet Frosty mid-tone pinkish purple (Frost)

Source: tripwirechick @ Temptalia Forums

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Hi Rocketqueen,
After reading your blog, I went to youtube and tried to find the promo video but could not find it. Do you have a link for it by any chance?

oooh~i didn’t know about this collection *^^* it’s SO cute! ooh i wonder how the trios look up close 🙂 thx fore sharing the info~ looking forward to some up-close pics& color story

OHHHHHH I think its is just too cheezy cute fun!!! Majorly dorky silly AND I think I might be getting a pretty good chunk of this collection. I think I am at the point in my MAC collecting that I am just really only going to buy LE packing items and this certainly qualfies 🙂 I will likely get all or most of the lippies, the pink blush BUT none of the eye products or polishes though.

I didn’t know about this collection!
I am not interested in the least in the e/s trios. These days, considering that I own 100+ e/s, I have become sooo picky. I also already own Climate Blue (which I loooove), and as for the other colors, I have lots of similar ones. However, I DO want the 3 lippies – especially since some are amplified (is MAC bringing back some amplified lippies in the guise of some LE collection? I thought that they were phasing them out.. Same happened with “Red She Said). Also want the 2 powder compacts and the 2 nail lacquers, that is until I see them in person.

Omigosh I abso-effin-lutely LOVE Dame Edna and this just seems so tame for the Dame. I guess the blue/purple pallet is cool and the lip stuff looks lush but the packaging… Well, purple and red will forever mean crazy old woman ala “Red Hat Society” to me. Not really what a younger woman wants to be associated with when she takes out a compact. I may pick up a powder if the packaging is fun and quality like Heatherette and not a sticker like Fafi. I’ll really need to see this in person because it could be fab or it could just not.

I am very excited about this collection, but I must say that the name “varicose” for a cosmetic item, is not very glamorous. Though, considering the collection, kinda funny.

I’m not sure about this one – i thought for Dame Edna they’d pull out all the stops for BRIGHT eye colours but these are blah.
Ah well at least I won’t have to save to spend some on this collection, I might get the kanga-rouge lipstick but that’s it 🙁

Blech! Do not like the red glasses. They remind me of the elderly aunt with bad makeup and too much perfume. I’m afraid it’ll give me nightmares.

Um, can I just say, “EW.”? Polyp? Vericose?
I think I may throw up. X/ Seriously. Grossest makeup names EVER.

These don’t interest me much, but the names alone turn me off completely.

I am so so excited for this collection! I think the packaging is ADORABLE!! I plan on getting:
Kanga-Rouge l/s
Gladiola l/s
Hot Frost l/g
Possum Nose l/g
Wisteria Eye Trio (though I love the other one, the purple looks gorgeous but I have Climate Blue and to try and keep within a budget I’ve vowed not to buy duplicates!)
Spectacle powder compact.

This all depends on swatches of course!

Squee! I have been waiting for more info on this collection! I love so much of it. Oh, HOORAY. I’ve been utterly luke warm about the recent releases so it is great to be eagerly anticipating something again.

This collection has so much humor – I love that. I wish more people were willing to have a bit of fun with their makeup, in so many ways.

woohoo, my wallet is happy! The only thing that slightly appears to me is splendid lipglass! Perfectly doable considering I’ll have some gift cards left over from the Holiday season! You’d think I’d have a fit over this collection, but now that I see it, it seems to be colors I already have.

This collection is hilarious! what a funny thing for MAC to do! The packaging is cute and tacky at the same time! how could u resist those little glasses? lol I want the Royal eyes trio and the red lipstick! can’t wait to see the print work for it! I bet they make her look hot!



Like the packaging on this collection. So love lilac! I got all lipglasses and the coral polyp lipstick and the royal tour palatte. Wish I had the lilac nail color!

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