MAC Dark Desires Collection for Holiday 2015

MAC Dark Desires Collection
MAC Dark Desires Collection

Bathed in black, fuelled by the darkest desires, rich colours in their deepest versions simmer against a mysterious backdrop with M∙A∙C Dark Desires. As night falls, sinfully delicious lips, sultry stares, and noir-hued nails emerge from the evening’s depths. It never felt so good to be bad.

Online November 24th, in-stores December 3rd

The Details

Lipstick, $17.00 U.S. / $20.00 CDN (Limited Edition)

  • Black Night Black with red and gold pearl (Cremesheen)
  • Boyfriend Stealer Blackened plum (Cremesheen) (Repromote)
  • Heavy Petting Burgundy (Cremesheen)
  • Ring My Bell Pale cool neutral (Glaze)

The Well Eyeshadow, $20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN (Limited Edition)

  • Beg For It Black
  • Switch Me On Dark navy
  • Midnight Tryst Chocolate brown
  • What’s Your Fantasy Black with heavy multi-coloured pearl
  • Think Kink Greyed silver-white
  • Dark Desires Blackened eggplant

Kohl Power Eye Pencil, $16.50 U.S. / $19.50 CDN (Permanent)

  • Feline Black
  • Orpheus Intense black with gold pearl
  • Mystery Intense black with green pearl
  • Raven Intense black with red pearl

Studio Eye Gloss, $22.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN (Limited Edition)

  • Spank Me Black with multi-coloured glitter
  • Pearl Varnish White gloss with pearl
  • Erogenous Zone Violet with multi-coloured glitter

Studio Nail Lacquer, $12.00 U.S. / $16.00 CDN (Limited Edition)

  • 6-Inch Stilettos Blackened blue
  • Unzipped Blackened green

MAC Dark Desires Collection
MAC Dark Desires Collection

MAC Dark Desires Collection
MAC Dark Desires Collection

MAC Dark Desires Collection
MAC Dark Desires Collection

MAC Dark Desires Collection
MAC Dark Desires Collection

MAC Dark Desires Collection
MAC Dark Desires Collection

MAC Dark Desires Collection
MAC Dark Desires Collection

MAC Dark Desires Collection
MAC Dark Desires Collection

MAC Dark Desires Collection
MAC Dark Desires Collection

MAC Dark Desires Collection
MAC Dark Desires Collection

MAC Dark Desires Collection
MAC Dark Desires Collection

MAC Dark Desires Collection
MAC Dark Desires Collection

MAC Dark Desires Collection
MAC Dark Desires Collection

MAC Dark Desires Collection
MAC Dark Desires Collection

MAC Dark Desires Collection
MAC Dark Desires Collection

MAC Dark Desires Collection
MAC Dark Desires Collection

MAC Dark Desires Collection
MAC Dark Desires Collection

MAC Dark Desires Collection
MAC Dark Desires Collection

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LindaLibraLoca Avatar

I think “Spank me” is all I am going to get, mostly because I don’t own any kind of eyeglass. The rest of the colors is just way too dark for me.

Katherine T. Avatar

Oooh, this looks exciting!!! I love it -naughty names, edgy colors, new stuff! Super curious about that black lipstick with gold and red pearl –is there such a thing?? And those eyeshadow/liners with a dip in the middle. Looks like MAC actually got creative here! And those infamous eye glosses are back–would love to see a pic of the makeup disaster that usually means 😉

Nicole Avatar

It seems the Fifty Shades of Grey movie had an impression on the cosmetics world. I’m noticing the risqué names across many of the brands this Holiday( which is not very Holiday-ish).Not to mention the entire Nars x Steven Klein collection. OK, its all good, I like the makeup. But, not the ad campaigns that much. I think at some point, if not already, this stuff going to turn some off. You know, if that ad will be standing in the mall. I have an impressionable pre-teen daughter. She gets bombarded with this stuff constantly. I know “sex sells”. But, can I not take my daughter though the mall now? I’m just saying. She asked me about my Nars Despair palette cover the other day. I said it was just some “crazy art’. My heart went into my stomach. That Nars collection is gorgeous. Why not offer a solid packaging too? I’m all for intimacy. I’m all for bondage -if that’s you’re thing-go for it. But, it should be just that behind closed doors and not for all the world too see.
I love MAC. I love Nars. Even Colourpop has thrown some in. But, really. My daughter will be wearing your products soon. Hey, guess who will be buying it?! I don’t want her thinking it’s ok to be a “sex slave” or to be prancing around in daisy dukes and a crop top. I love Viva Glam. Put some real clothes on these young ladies. Why don’t they use a woman who has done something great for the community or overcome the odds for VG? … I would love to see that.
Sorry for my rant. This really rubbed me the wrong way. I had to get it out. 🙂

Taylor Avatar

As somebody who has been in the bdsm community, I like the attention and the “it’s okay to not like vanilla” vibe that’s out there now but I hate how Fifty shades started it (which is a horrible book ugh). It’s fine being kinky and I actually enjoy these names, since I don’t view sex as this naughty thing nobody should ever talk about. It just something everyone does (unless your a nun or asexual etc). Though, there is the point where it can start getting annoying.

But Mac, Nars, KVD etc have been known to be a bit edgier and I kinda expect them to name things as such. If Bobbi Brown or YSL or Estée Lauder came out with a edgy collection then I’d be shocked lol

Nicole Avatar

Hey Taylor, I kinda wanted to erase this comment after I hit post. I was thinking people may get the wrong impression. I am in no way against sex or people having it in any way shape or form.As long as no one is being harmed,its great. Just wanted to clear that up. Lol. My issue really wasn’t the names stuck to the back of the labels. Whatever..it as all fun. I get a kick out of the names.
It was really the displays that work their way to the counters. Likely this picture. I know MAC is not the only offender and this picture is really not too bad. Some of the Nars pictures did get to where I felt like I would haves to make sure the piece is put away. But, you know what- I bought a bunch of it because it’s an amazing piece of makeup. Its not easy to explain if you don’t have a child. Yes, I have had the talk. No, I don’t expect her to think sex is “dirty” . But, she is 10. She is soaking up everything she sees. They do that.
I agree if lauder or BB did something like this, I think it would actually be funny in a way. 🙂

Nicole Avatar

Oh geez,jest re-read my response..sorry. My words are kinda jumbled. I was on my phone while I was working! I hope you got my point. In not a stick in the mud. I like the makeup. I just think we seem to be going backward in some respects here.

Julie Avatar

I feel ya, Nicole! Maybe 10 or 20 years ago, this could have been considered “edgy,” but at this point, it just feels trashy and late to the party…my first thought when I saw this was ugh…50 shades was so 2011. I get that sex sells, especially when it comes to cosmetics, but this is just over the top overt to me. I’m not at all a prude, but I wouldn’t want to be asked what lipstick I’m wearing…oh just heavy petting. The more subtle names like dark desires or unzipped? Fine. But spank me? Beg for it? Erogenous zones? Eye roll. To me it just shows a lack of creativity.

Nancy T Avatar

As much as I REALLY love the looks of some of these products, I agree with you, Nicole. It has all gone much too far with the names for products, the visuals in both some packaging or ads. And I most definitely agree that certain sexual behavior and practices are better left private and not paraded around as “normal”, because they’re anything but normal! We don’t need this flaunting in our faces. Or EVEN worse; in our children’s faces! In my previous comment, before I read yours, I had not stopped to think about the fact that THIS poster will be in MAC stores ?

Nicole Avatar

I love the products too Nancy and my comment certainly was not against the products. I like them too. It’s the way the company is choosing to promote them. To me, it’s just getting to be out of hand. Case and point, my daughter just started to walk in the room and I had to quickly scroll the screen up so she wouldn’t see the picture. Her and I still enjoy going to the mall together. So, she hits the MAC counter with me and swatches with me…it’s fun! I don’t want that to be ruined. She has a good head on her shoulders. But, what am I telling her when I’m buying this product represented by a photo of two young girls with barely nothing on hanging all over one guy?. Meanwhile, I preach good grades, college, career. That was my point. Thanks for the support. I felt like I was being a stick in the mud. It’s not a big deal. It’s everywhere… not just MAC of course.

Nancy T Avatar

You are NOT being a stick in the mud, or anything like that at all, Nicole! I too feel as though there is an overload of “soft-porn” being thrown at consumers. And it is honestly gone too far. It’s clothing ads, heck, even the clothes themselves, makeup, fragrances, etc. What is sad is that, as you put it, we cannot even enjoy bringing our children into a cosmetic store anymore without the semi-porn imagery all up in our and their faces! Or the outside cover of a palette having bizarre and highly suggestive pics on them!

Gertrude Avatar

I agree with everything you just said. This is the reason I don’t buy makeup these days and another reason Mac, Urban Decay, KVD and Nars went from faves to nonexistent to me. MUFE used to be my favorite brand until their 50 Shades collection and I haven’t bought a thing since. When you purchase a product, you subscribe to their beliefs whether you think so or not.

Nicole Avatar

Thanks Gertrude. I understand your point. I guess the ad picture just made me feel like it is unnecessarily risque. I know it’s one as picture- not a big deal. But,I’m not seeing why womam -kind would need the step back.

Astrild Avatar

Not crazy about this collection. The eyeshadows are the only product that can be interesting, because they are different. Lipsticks look gorgeous but i prefer other finishes for dark shades.

Mariella Avatar

This all looks very interesting and I’ll certainly be eager to read your reviews, Christine. Like Wwendy, I’m really curious about “the well” shadows also (though why they keep coming out with new formulas/gimmicks and don’t just bring back the Mega Metals is beyond me…and I know, I sound like the proverbial broken record!)

laura Avatar

So cheap. MAC just became the Beavis and Butthead of the cosmetics industry with this one. This could have been thoughtful/clever/actually challenging, but it became lilttle more than what amounts to poop humor.

Julie Avatar

Wow. So much. I love the colors, but everytime I see the color description, my heart falls. WHY, MAC, MUST YOU MAKE THESE LIPSTICKS IN SUCH WEAK, SHEER FORMULATIONS? can I get an opaque, solid coverage with heavier pearl, and shine? Or lipglass to transform? I’ll keep wishing, and making lip cocktails! Temptalia and readers, is there any type of ‘real wear’ for eye gloss, or is it just that messy?

Joanna Avatar

I know nothing about the quality of this collection, but I do appreciate the humour of a (relatively mild) S&M themed collection released in time for Christmas. Hee.

Ciara Avatar

Oh man, oh man (in my Drake voice). MAC sure does know how to spend my money. I want all of the lipsticks, with the exception of Ring My Bell and those eye glosses. They look so cool. Not especially practical, but I still want them!!!

Emmilynn Avatar

I’m curious to know if these well eyeshadows are just cake eyeliners, that their selling as dual purpose. I only say this as fluid activated liners from my experance act and feel like an eyeshadow until you add a fluid and then it seals the surface to where you can only use it with a fluid after that. And that their way around it seems to be make a dent for the fluid. It’s just a thought, but for me this collection doesn’t excite me, sadly.

Mabia Barros Avatar

Hi, Christine. As always, love to see the reviews and news about M.A.C and other brands, but I was looking for swatches and haven’t seen yet. Do you (or anybody here) has seen this black lipstick in use?

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