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MAC Fall Colour Collection for Fall 2011 - Official Information & Photos

MAC Fall Colour Collection for Fall 2011

Launch Date: September 29, 2011 (North America), October 2011 (International)

This collection was originally named MAC for Cindy Sherman but has been officially renamed to MAC Fall Colour.  Sherman’s only involvement was shooting the campaign promotional photos.

Fluidline ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Ash Violet Blackened purple (Limited Edition)
  • Blacktrack Solid flat black

Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Fleshpot Pale muted pinky beige (Satin) (Permanent at PRO)
  • Violetta Bright clean violet purple (Amplified) (Permanent at PRO)
  • X-S Dirty red chestnut (Satin) (Permanent)
  • Plum Bright Purple (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Neon Orange Bright clean orange (Amplified) (Permanent at PRO)
  • Show Orchid Vivid hot pink (Amplified) (Permanent at PRO)
  • Fusion Pink Bright coral (Amplified) (Permanent at PRO)
  • Ruby Woo Vivid bluish-red (Matte) (Permanent)

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Lip Erase ($18.50 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

  • Dim N37 (Permanent at PRO)

Pigment ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN)

  • Tan Muted pinky brown bronze (Permanent)
  • Emerald Dusk Deep yellow blue with white pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Blue Storm Rich metallic blue (Limited Edition, Repromote)
  • Starless Night Deep black purple with light purple pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Neo-Orange Intense neon salmon (Matte) (Permanent at PRO)
  • Magenta Madness Intense neon blue pink (Matte) (Permanent at PRO)
  • Violet Vivid bright violet purple (Frost) (Permanent)
  • Golden Olive High frosted green-gold (Frost) (Permanent)

Lash ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • 36 (Permanent)

Parlor Smoke Eyeshadow Quad ($38.00 U.S. / $45.00 CDN)

  • Parlor Smoke Mauve grey (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Cross Cultural Neutral brown (Matte) (Limited Edition, Repromote)
  • Steel Almost black (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
  • Indigo Navy (Matte) (Limited Edition)

Bronzing Powder ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)

  • Solar Riche Mid-tone deep orange brown (Limited Edition, Repromote)

Nail Lacquer ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Coco Clay Warm chocolate (Limited Edition)
  • Oyster Shell Light stone grey (Limited Edition)

Kohl Power ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Feline Rich black (Limited Edition, Repromote)

Eyeshadow ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Three Ring Yellow Yellow green (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
  • Passionate Real mid-tone red (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Blue Candy Clean blue (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Shock-a-holic Deep purple (Satin) (Limited Edition, Repromote)
  • Royale Clean violet (Matte) (Limited Edition)

Chromagraphic Pencil ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Process Magenta Matte magenta (Permanent at PRO)
  • Basic Red Primary red (Permanent at PRO)
  • Hi-Def Cyan Cyan blue (Permanent at PRO)
  • Rich Purple Dense purple (Permanent at PRO)

Mineralize Skinfinish ($28.00 U.S. / $33.50 CDN)

  • Lightscapade Soft candlelit beige with multi-dimensional shimmer (Limited Edition, Repromote)
  • Porcelain Pink Soft pinky coral with gold veining (Limited Edition, Repromote)

Jumbo Penultimate Eyeliner ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

  • Rapidblack True black (Limited Edition, Repromote) (Permanent in small size)

Lipglass ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • C-Thru Peachy beige with shimmer (Permanent)
  • Pink Fade Pale pink (Limited Edition)
  • Orange Tempera Pale peach (Limited Edition)
  • Good Times Pale mauve (Limited Edition)

Angel Flame Quad ($38.00 U.S. / $45.00 CDN)

  • Chamomile Creamy pale yellow (Satin) (Limited Edition, Repromote)
  • Feather Pink Mid-tone pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Angel Flame Coral that flashes pink/yellow (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Gravel Blue-grey (Matte) (Limited Edition)


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Stefani Avatar

Which is perfect for me. I wear bright colors in the winter to contrast against the cold and gloomy weather and I wear neutrals in the summer (=

emily Avatar

Me too! I LOVE wearing coral lip shades in the winter. Totally cheers me up and makes me look alive when everythings casting a gray shadow on my skin

Alecia Avatar

It is really cool! I seen one of the pixiwoo sisters on youtube use it in a video…I don’t know how they got it so early but it’s really bright and almost looks chartreuse. I can’t wait for this collection 🙂

BriiMonster Avatar

It isn’t Fall everywhere in the world though; in the Southern Hemisphere it’s being released in Spring, which is perfect for us 🙂

Stefani Avatar

OH MY GOD! I dont know who this person is but this seems like the coolest collection MAC has done since I have been using them. Everything looks amazing, especially the eyeshadows!!!

crazedstargazer Avatar

This truly reminds me of MAC collections of old, where you could clearly see the concept behind the collection and each product within the collection van be threaded together.

Devi Avatar

Gah, seeing more info and images now, I’m actually curious to see how these will perform. >.< Darnit. Those quads. Those eyeshadows. Those nail lacquers. I must see how they perform. -_-

Ashley Avatar

I’m so excited for this collection! Not only does it look to be chock full of brights, but it’s also connected with one of my favorite revolutionary photographers! 🙂

Ani_BEE Avatar

Another electric collect I actually hope the warm pink lipstick is permanent.

I’m good for bright shades now that I’ve up together a raibow palette from Inglot. *_*

Ani_BEE Avatar

Oh! Lanscape is comming back. I like Porcelain Pink but it’s just a pink tint version of By Candlelight.

Lip Erase … terrible product for longevity. Use a flesh tone pencil on your lips instead.

kira Avatar

this collection looks like a must in my makeup collection since i love bright and bold colors!! it might be my second biggest haul since semi precious!
by the way Christine, is the glam glass collection going to launch tomorrow?? thanks & sorry if i sound annoying its just that im obsessed.

Carrie B Avatar

CINDY SHERMAN! OMG! I never would’ve expected this. She is this really interesting visual artist–I love her “self portraits” where she does insane things to herself and her image…she has been really influential to me as an artist in thinking about self-representation. This is such an awesome collaboration! (assuming this is *the* Cindy Sherman they’re referring to)

Dada Avatar

lipsticks pretty pretty pretty! 🙂 can i ask you something off-topic do you know dupe for MAC Waternymph eyeshadow , its my favorite and i cant buy it anymore ?

ANNE Avatar

The lady at the pro store in London told me that Neaon Orange was going to be discontinued – is this how they sell their lines through, or was I told porkies!? It is a little disappointing that there are so many pro products included, but I suppose that is good for the wallet. May still buy Show Orchid and Fusion Pink as they are on my ‘one day’ list and will save a trip to the pro store!

Mac are killing me with the amount of collections that are coming out!

Pamela Avatar

I can’t wait to see the description of the chartreuse/olive shadow, orange lipstick and the coral pigment. I hope there aren’t any re-promotes.

helen Avatar

I LOVE CINDY SHERMAN!! I teach film and art theory and visual culture and love to discuss her work in depth. I have read many a college paper devoted to her untitled film stills. i love that she’s collaborating with MAC. She also did a print ad with marc jacobs some time ago which I used in my lecture. Can’t wait for this collection!

Vanessa Avatar

I agree! She was one of my favorites when I used to do Visual Arts in high school, her work is amazing so I’m really excited for this collection!

Roo Avatar

I’m not interested in any of the products shown but I’m very interested in the visuals for this collection. Cindy Sherman is a very important and influential artist!

Lil Avatar

Christine, thanks for the info on this. I haven’t seen you post any reviews in the glam glass collection? Is it still being released tomorrow?

Christine Avatar

I don’t have any product from Glamglass, so I can’t review anything, sorry! I don’t know if it will be – nobody has confirmed it is, but nobody is saying it is officially delayed. I’ve been waiting for confirmation from MAC on the delay and new release date for 2 weeks now. Sorry, I can’t do anything else 🙁

Allison Avatar

The coral pigment looks very promising…:) I’d have to experiment with the rest but that’s what I love about make-up in general.

Tari Avatar

OMG!!!!!! I want everything!!! The colors are absolutely gorgeous, I’m definitely excited about this collection. I do wish that MAC would slow down on the collections though. I’m having a hard time keeping up, me an my wallet lol

christina Avatar

I heard MAC lightscapade MSF will be re-promoted with this collection OMG I can’t wait! need to start saving!!! MY poor wallet!!

Lotus Avatar

Eeee! I love Cindy Sherman! This is so exciting. I wouldn’t have expected her collaborating with any fashion/beauty brands honestly. She’s a makeup anarchist, haha! I do love the bold colors though.

Jacquelyn Johnson Avatar

Lightscapade MSF is supposed to debut in this collection as well as Porcelain Pink MSF. Also Jungle Juice is coming back in this collection. There’s going to be 2 Quads (Parlor Smokey and Angel Flame) and 4 lipglasses and a jumbo penultimate liner.

meme Avatar

WOOOOO! Too bright for me! And there have been times I have had fun with a bright pink eye shadow. But this one just looks garish.

Judy Avatar

What a beautiful collection! I am very excited about this & a bunch of the other collections coming out for the Fall. MAC is back!!!!! I can’t wait to find out the color names. So far, I want all four lipsticks and maybe an eyeliner & lipliner.

Kathy.H Avatar

There is many re-promoted shades in this collection..
Lipsticks – Fusion Pink, Ruby Woo, Show Orchid, Violetta
Pigments – Golden Olive, Magenta Madness, Neo-orange, Violet
Eye shadows – Passionate, Sock-a-holic

This is from what I’ve been finding around, not sure if there are exact and of course there are many other shades i have not listed
Hope it helps those who are craving some more info (:

Leslie Avatar

Hmmm, I vaguely remember reading this on Specktra. I guess it’s a good thing in that I can spend less money because many of these will be repromotes, but bad in that…hey, no new products (or not many anyway)! In any case, I’ve always wanted Show Orchid and now have my eye on Fusion Pink. This collection should give those of us nowhere near a PRO store access to those colors. So yay on that.

Mariella Avatar

Don’t forget Cross-Cultural, Lightscapade and Porcelain Pink MSFs, to say nothing of Feline. Why don’t they just make that permanent, since they repromote it every 5 minutes?

April Avatar

I love it. I do more with my makeup in the Fall/Winter anyways. It’s just too hot and humid where I live to spend a lot of time on my makeup when it’s just going to get all melted off anyway even with primers. But in the winter I love to do more detailed and “full face” makeup.

Melissa Avatar

wow. this is why I love MAC – their collaborations are always the most interesting and refreshing. Cindy Sherman is such a dynamic artist and I’m excited to see what comes out of this!

Anna Avatar

The info for this collection is available on already. The release date is in August, before the Posh paradise collection.

Maureen Avatar

Who cares if it’s fall vs. spring? I’d buy that green pressed shadow any day of the year… or the purple… or any of them… The lipstick on the far left looks good, too. :3

summerblue Avatar

What really makes no sense to me is that MAC puts out the brights (particularly in lipsticks) in the Fall & puts out dark colors in the spring & summer.

Pamela Avatar

I agree. I’m very traditional about cosmetics colors. Wearing a coral lip in the dead of winter makes me depressed so does wearing burgundy lips in the summer.

Erika Avatar

Color is actually on trend for fall; mixing a pop of color with simple outfits is what is being seen on runways everywhere! So to everyone who is saying these colors are too bright or summery check the trends! (or be left behind)

Kim-Mary Avatar

This collection looks amazing!!! I thought jungle juice lipstick was going to be re-promoted with it? That was what I read in lots of other blogs. I was hoping it would be. Heard great things about it. Also, wasn’t there going to be a bunch of eyeshadow quads and blushes? I’m still excited. MAC is rocking with all these collections. My wallet is crying, but the addict in me is very very happy!!! 😀

Hilary Avatar

Ooh! Looks exciting. I know I want 2 of the lipglasses (Pink Fade and Orange Tempera are calling me! <3) and Lightscapade MSF (just watch this sell out!) and maybe a lipstick. Alot of the lipsticks seem too bright for my tasting though. And maybe an eyeshadow quad.

Emma Avatar

You should research the artist before saying such things. And maybe re-evaluate why you’re investing in MAC, if they are promoting such photos. Have you not hear of MAC’s mission statement? All ages, races and genders? Does that not equal acceptance of everyone, whether a “weird” performance artist, a drag queen, a home maker mom etc etc.

Grow up.

Michele Avatar

I feel the same but I guess it’s art. I can pass on this collection. Good thing too as I have WAY too much makeup from previous collections.

Mariella Avatar

I rather like the 2nd quad and the Porcelain Pink MSF (though I don’t think it’s near as good as Petticoat) but I have to say, the woman in the first photo looks like some of the women my mom used to hang out with in the 50’s, who thought they were “glam” but who really looked like old tarts. Not one of the 3 looks has any validity for me.

Nicole R. Avatar

The collection just seems to be a lot of repromotes and Pro stuff (apart from the quads and a few other bits), I think I’ll pass. Oh yeah, why do the women in the pictures look a little creepy, maybe it’s just me, I don’t know?!

Janine Ogden Avatar

i LOVE that movie. it’s really one of the best movies about an artist and their process. not to mention a very funny story about her nutty boyfriend.

leesie Avatar

Those lipglasses all look right up my alley, and I love the sound of some of those pigments (especially Emerald Dusk). Three Ring Yellow looks so much like the shadow (or was it a pigment?) in the sadly-not-actually-real Temptalia collection. And I want it.

Laura Avatar

I’m initially interested in:

Ash Violet Fluidline
Plum Bright Lipstick
Emerald Dusk Pigment
Starless Night Pigment
Parlor Smoke Eyeshadow Quad
Three Ring Yellow Eyeshadow
Shock-a-holic Eyeshadow
Royale Eyeshadow
Good Times Lipglass

I’ll have to wait for swatches and comparisons before deciding though!

Rachael Avatar

Wow! Its like they’re trying to do the toxic collection from Illamasque, only they failed miserably and came off horrifically creepy. That’s just embarrassing.

Stefani Avatar

I disagree. They are interesting and beautiful. Actually I hated the toxic nature photos. They were too literal and it showed the lack of creativity from illimasqua. These photos belong in a art gallary.

Kirari Avatar

I love the colors that I’m seeing in this collection. Absolutely love them, especially the lipsticks.

The promotional images, however, are terrible! They look like they were done by a small child with a very large crayon.

Lilinah Avatar

Cindy Sherman is not a model or fashion makeup artist. She’s a performance artist and photographer. That’s her in all three photos as characters she has created. She is an artist who uses makeup to help personify her characters. Look her up on the internet for more info on her – she is *intensely* creative.

Lydis Avatar

WOW. This is the most unappealing makeup ads I’ve seen in a long time. And people are “excited”? Excited for what? It’s a bunch of repromotes and permanents. MAC is getting desperate now; then again they have been for at least two years of coming out with multiple collections a month. How do people still buy this junk? ::confused::

Deb Avatar

Not everyone has access to a MAC PRO and while you could argue that you can purchase the products online if that was the case, a lot of people prefer to swatch and test the products out themselves before buying.

Judy Avatar

Plum bright is mine, mine all mine (evil ha ha ha). Just joking. I want both quads, about three or four of the lipsticks and ash violet fluidliner. MAC is really going all out for the Fall/Winter collections. I’m not complaining, but my wallet is.


honestly. those ads are terrifying and wake up a sleeping fear of clowns and dolls. The make up looks cool, but seriously, …terrifying.

Cherokee Avatar

I am not going to get excited until I see Christine’s review and swatches. All of the products look dupeable so I will wait. On the fence with this collection.

Elise Avatar

Love it! Simply because I love Cindy Sherman…and that is what makeup has always been about…creation & transformation. I may or may not purchase from the collection, but I applaud the collaboration & promotion! Fantastic. 🙂

Maggie Avatar

I’m a bright color fanatic, but… eh. I don’t know. This collection seems kind of blah. Too many permanent shades and repromotes, and the shades that are new are shades they’ve done recently 😛

Jillian Avatar

i love the fact that there are bright colors and toned-down colors so anyone can use these, whether they like brights or not. I might have to try the parlor smoke quad! It looks like a great quad for smokey eyes. I have a question though. I have never bought a premade quad from mac. Do the eyeshadows come out of the quad?

Kathleen Avatar

with the new ones, you have to go through a long process to depot them, but it can be done. If you google, “how to depot new MAC quads” you will probably find instructions.

Joyce Avatar

those promo pictures terrify me 😮 but the products look nice, colorwise, ooh and feline!! i’ve been dying to try it out, i’m gonna be saving up for one (or more) of those

Leslie Avatar

This is kind of bizarre. Cindy Sherman is fantastic. To me, her work really makes you think about what society expects of a woman…all those photos of her overly done up, looking like she’s had a face lift and whatnot. They’re garish and straightforward and even disturbing at times.

So if that’s her goal, or if that’s what many of us are getting out of her work, how odd (or contradictory) is it that her work and persona, and thus, her point of view, would be used to sell makeup to those same women who are constantly being pressured into looking a certain way by society/the media/companies like MAC itself? I don’t know…it just doesn’t sit well with me. That being said, I think the shots above are creepy and awesome, but the fact that their point is to market something to me is just…odd. But maybe all of this is making a point in itself.

I’m also not surprised that MAC is taking a more superficial stance on her work by branding this collection as something for the “chameleon”. I don’t know that being a chameleon is all that Cindy Sherman is about. But maybe it is…I guess that’s why art is subjective.

Regardless, I am still a superficial makeup whore who may or may not have been brainwashed into thinking I need every purple lipstick known to man. So Plum Bright will be mine.

Nellie Avatar

I had the same reaction — that Cindy Sherman’s work is all about critiquing everything that, say, a LE MAC collection, is all about. I don’t see her work as just about transformation — there’s definitely something deeper there.

Why is why I think so many people are having such a visceral reaction to the photos. Her work isn’t about “making you look pretty” so there’s an inherent contradiction in using it to make you want to buy stuff.

Having said that, I would love it if this collection could give wider exposure to Sherman’s work, but it doesn’t seem as if that’s happening based on the comments I see in this blog. 🙁

Meagan Avatar

I had never heard of her before, but from looking at the photos I got the reaction “Hmm, she must be a stage performer?” and after reading the comments I realized she is something ‘more’. So I’m off to research. Maybe many MAC fans are like me- have a reaction thats more than the superficial “omg those photos are ugly ewwwwwwwwwww” and figure out what she’s all about. I know I’m intrigued and I’m going to!!

Leslie Avatar

I think the problem is that not many people are familiar with her and her work. Makeup is *supposed* to be fun and lighthearted. Makeup is about making women and men look and feel beautiful…so when you throw someone like Cindy Sherman at people who are expecting the total opposite (for example, Lady Gaga looking gorgeous in Viva Glam ads), it kinda makes sense that many would react with surprise and/or disgust.

I’m disenchanted by people’s reactions as well…but I think this one is going a little over everyone’s heads. That’s not MAC’s demographic’s fault, it’s MAC’s fault. Even so, the collection is going to sell just like every other collection they’ve ever had. I don’t think anyone loses here. Hopefully it will raise awareness about Cindy Sherman’s work as well, even if her participation in the collection is kind of hypocritical in the first place.

be Avatar

lol totally agree. Only I do get the idea of the “chameleon” being that I have always been one to see make up as a means of transformation. I use make up as a powerful tool. I can be whomever I chose from day to day. Yesterday I was the clown in my Show Orchid lippie and I loved every minute. Today I’m the naughty church girl in Plum Dandy. Cindy Sherman is definitely thought provoking and maybe too much for people like me who just want to tackle the importance of blending with the 217 or 222, today.

Gisella Avatar

Those promo pictures are frighening!!!! Not sure what I want yet thinking about angel flame quad, feline liner, the purple lipstick and maybe a gloss. Since most are perm I can get them when money allows.

Saffron Avatar

Holy cow now that I’ve seen the promo it’s no joke! This rivals the first viva glam ads for coolest thing mac has ever done! Loooooove it!

Courtney Avatar

Wait…so it’s Lightscapade plus a bunch of stuff we can get a Pro stores already. Anyone else just a little disappointed? Don’t get me wrong, I love a bunch of this stuff, but as someone who lives near a pro store, I feel like I’m just having a trip saved.

And yet, I’m still very excited.

mc Avatar

I felt kinda disappointed too…but then again if the collection is all about bright colors and MAC has them in the pro store, then why not promote them in collection… At least those of us who aren’t near a pro store can have small taste of what they have there.

Belen Avatar

Cindy Sherman! Omg, she is such an amazing artist who actually sold one of her pictures for 3.9 million! The world most expensive photograph ever! This is soo cool!

Nadia Avatar

So pretty much a bunch of repromotes and permanent (at pro) products. A few new items thrown in for good measure. Yeah, I’ll pass. The promo images are horrific as well. It’s finally happened…I’ve lost my zest and interest in MAC 🙁

Crystal S. Avatar

Ok seriously? What is up with these pictures? The collection…awesome. But these pictures are nauseating. Is this part of the Cindy Sherman mythos? I don’t know this person. I am having a hard time taking this seriously.

Dana Avatar

I don’t wear brights but this collection seems like it has something for everyone. I am definitely interested in the Parlor Smoke Quad, Starless Night Pigment, Ash Violet Fluidline and Oyster Shell Polish

Anitacska Avatar

Angel Flame quad looks so similar to Rose is a rose quad, although the names are all different.

I hope they’re making enough Lightscapades, otherwise it will be another Stereo Rose fiasco. Porcelain Pink is pretty, but they should repromote Pleasureflush instead imo. How many times have they repromoted PP anyway, at least twice in the past 2-3 years!?

Nella Avatar

At what point does a woman tell herself ok at this age I can’t pull off those colors anymore?! Hopefully sooner then the one from the pictures above. This trend seems right on spot and appropriate….for clowns!

SatelliteDreamer Avatar

This is the first collection that I’ve really been excited about in a long time! I’m glad a lot of the products are permanent, so it makes it a bit easier on the wallet.

You’d better believe I’ll be one of the people going after Lightscapade though! I’ve been waiting for it to be released for about 2 years. I could never bring myself to pay ebay prices on it, or buy a used one. I will be pre-ordering at the store, and hopefully getting a backup online. I want one with heavy blue veining, and then another with more pink veining.

I can’t wait to see the *new* pigments, even though I hardly use the ones that I have. I’m honestly hoping that I have dupes. I can see myself dropping wayyyyy too much money on this collection, just between the piggies, and the MSFs.

Better start saving now. 🙂

Rosie Avatar

WOW this collection does look awesome, though I’m not big on the promo pic it loooks like a tacky “street walker lady”….. but the colors themselves look amazing!!!!


They cant afford to come up with new shades I guess? Thats what i noticed about them lately… some collections would be kind of BLAH, and basic… and every now and then, come out wiht a big hit such as the Venemous Villains Collection, This one, The Wonderwoman collection.. etc etc

Julia Avatar

The only thing I’m REALLY interested in is the Angel Flame quad and the new fluid line, but I completely love the promo ads for this collection!!


I love it, i wear these colors all year around. I LOVe when they come out with vibrant collections.
One issue though, didnt mac say that some of their products are not eye safe? Becus tat sure looks like Hi-Def Cyan on the clown’s eyes (unless its the eyeshadow maybe). And the third photo looks ike she has Process Magenta in the corner of her eyes


So are they going to sell the Pro colors at a regular Mac store (until they run out)??? There is a pro store in my city but the regular Mac store is closer

bubblelacey Avatar

i only really wear bright shades like this on the warmer day of winter, because here in socal, there are. so even though i wear darker colors in the winter, i can still see myself getitng plenty of use out of these. i am in loveeeee with the angel flame quad 🙂

Jackers Avatar

Uh, am I supposed to want to look like the people in these ads? I mean, seriously? I think MAC has finally gone off of the deep end, it’s not even like the Illamasqua ads for their last collection, at least those were well done and the makeup was blended and applied flawlessly. These just look like someone from Long Island or Jersey in the 80s. Good God, NO!

Mel Avatar

I’m going to skip this one and wait for the collection with Gareth Pugh. The colors are not appealing and the promotional images are disturbing at best. MAC, I’m disappointed.

Ericka Avatar

Is this collection coming to department stores? I am getting Blue Storm pigment. I missed this the first time around. I think that I will pass on the rest of the collection.

Kay Avatar

Cindy is known for her portraits of depicting types or cliches of women. She does that here again using exaggerated makeup. Whether you find these “transformations” insulting, clever, or ironic, it’s all Cindy, even though MAC states it’s “the campaign we’ve longed forever to conceive…” hmmm.

Maybe Cindy would title the photos:

Photo #1: Cindy Sherman, the Long Island Matron
Photo #2: Cindy Sherman, Princess Sad Clown
Photo #3: Cindy Sherman, the Senior Portrait

Now moving on to photos of the MAC posh paradise paint pots! ;-P

lil momma Avatar

Interesting collection from mac. I’m not a fan of the promo pics. The makeup is pretty awesome but a clown photo?!! Really MAC, really??? I nearly pee’d myself when I saw it. No joke. I am curious to know if that plum bright lipstick and the prince noir will be similar in color? I know the finish is different but the pictures look very much a like. Also curious about another collection that may be released on the same date something called Art of Power? I wonder what items will be in that collection also. hmmm

Carrie Ann Avatar

I had no interest in this collection until I saw Lightscapade MSF. It looks so pretty. I’ve always wanted to get my hands on that one. Christine, is Pink Porcelain very similar to Petticoat?

Eleanor Avatar

It makes me kind of sad that some people don’t understand the concept of this collection. Cindy Sherman is an artist who transforms herself for her portraits. The pictures she takes aren’t meant to be realistic or taken literally as tutorials. The pictures might be creepy to you, but they’re inspirational ART, and I think they fit in very well with MAC’s history and reputation as a store catering to make up ARTISTS. That being said, I’m looking forward to this collection. I think it has an interesting mix of brights and more neutral colors. I’m probably going to get both the MSFs and the Parlor Smoke quad (:

be Avatar

EXACTLY!!!! I totally agree. I don’t understand the negative comments from people who supposedly understand “Make-up ART Cosmetics” aka MAC.

Catherine Avatar

Wow, surprised more people aren’t hyped about the Lightscapade MSF. Isn’t this the same MSF that hasn’t been repromoted in years, and the one I see going for upwards of $100 on ebay and LJ?

mumtaza Avatar

I wish they could have honored the great Cindy Sherman by creating more original colors inspired by her. If you don’t know who she is please Google her. She is a really legendary, provocative, groundbreaking artist. Hence the wild promo pictures. These colors are wonderful, but they are mostly permanent and repromotes. how could that happen when the had cindy sherman to work with?? I think this is totally half-asked and disappointing. Does anyone else agree?