MAC Illustrated Bags (2013) by Anja Kroencke and Indie 184 Review & Photos

MAC Illustrated Bag 1 by Indie 184
MAC Illustrated Bag 1 by Indie 184

MAC Illustrated Bags (2013 Edition) ($36.00 each) were designed by Anja Kroencke and Indie 184 (each with two bags). For more background, see the original press release. Each bag is 8″ wide and 6″ tall with a 1″ depth. They felt like vinyl/plastic on the outside, and still like vinyl but not as plastic-like on the interior, which is lined with a different pattern.

The bags designed by Anja Kroencke are black and white drawings, and the interior is the same for both bags. The bags designed by Indie 184 are in “graphic street style,” and each bag as the other bag’s exterior as its interior (which I thought was cool). They’re large enough to hold your lipglosses, lipsticks, eyeshadows, quads, and some of the shorter-handled brushes. The size of these would work best as a makeup bag inside a purse for everyday or as one of many makeup bags for travel.

These will MAC stores (not counters) on July 11th, international stores in August, and will be online on July 2nd.

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MAC Illustrated Bag 1 by Indie 184
MAC Illustrated Bag 1 by Indie 184

MAC Illustrated Bag 1 by Indie 184
MAC Illustrated Bag 1 by Indie 184

MAC Illustrated Bag 1 by Indie 184
MAC Illustrated Bag 1 by Indie 184

MAC Illustrated Bag 2 by Indie 184
MAC Illustrated Bag 2 by Indie 184

MAC Illustrated Bag 2 by Indie 184
MAC Illustrated Bag 2 by Indie 184

MAC Illustrated Bag 2 by Indie 184
MAC Illustrated Bag 2 by Indie 184

MAC Illustrated Bag 1 by Anja Kroencke
MAC Illustrated Bag 1 by Anja Kroencke

MAC Illustrated Bag 1 by Anja Kroencke
MAC Illustrated Bag 1 by Anja Kroencke

MAC Illustrated Bag 1 by Anja Kroencke
MAC Illustrated Bag 1 by Anja Kroencke

MAC Illustrated Bag 2 by Anja Kroencke
MAC Illustrated Bag 2 by Anja Kroencke

MAC Illustrated Bag 2 by Anja Kroencke
MAC Illustrated Bag 2 by Anja Kroencke

MAC Illustrated Bag 2 by Anja Kroencke
MAC Illustrated Bag 2 by Anja Kroencke

MAC Illustrated Bag 2 by Anja Kroencke
MAC Illustrated Bag 2 by Anja Kroencke

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Christine, I was wondering if it would be possible if Temptalia could use the metric system in brackets for example? Seeing as the majority of the world does indeed use the metric system I think it would be very helpful for all your non-US readers? Thanks!

Hi Madii!

I’m U.S. based and a lot of times I am pulling size information from U.S. retailers, so unfortunately, that’s the system that is most practical for me to use! Much like I don’t typically include prices for Canada, UK, Australia, China, etc. and the rest of the world, I simply don’t have access to the majority of that information readily. Thanks for your feedback!

And I, as a consumer, use those converters to calculate metric to U.S. measurements when I’m interested in a product. I do not ask the website(s) to do it for me.

Christine spins plates already. She doesn’t need to have more added to her plate when she already disseminates an extraordinary amount of information from the beauty sector for us in one spot.

Here’s a converter for metric system users:

http://www.mm-to-inch.com/

I agree – I really like the graphic print bags – but $72 for two bags when you get them free from Clinques GWP – I think not!

Wow, the illustrated bag 2 by Indie 184 looks awful in these pics. That print didn’t come out clearly at all. I guess I can skip it! Thanks for the pictures, Christine!

I wanted the MAC Illustrated Bag 2 by Anja Kroencke (Curly Hair), but $36 is too much for such a small bag. I just got a free makeup bag from bareMinerals Addicted to Peach Kit, it’s bigger too. Thanks for the pictures Christine.

The Indie bags both sold out the day of their release online. I REALLY want the pink Indie. I guess I’ll have to be at store when the doors first open on July 11th.

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