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MAC In the Groove Collection for Summer 2010

MAC In the Groove Collection

MAC In the Groove Collection

U.S. Launch Date: July 8th, 2010
International Launch Date: July 2010

Lipstick ($14.00 U.S. / $16.50 CDN)

  • Call My Bluff Mid-tone creamy coffee (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
  • Jazzed Bright coral pink (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
  • Creme de Nude Pale muted peach beige (Cremesheen) (Permanent)
  • I Like It Like That Deep blue pink (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
  • All Styled Up Bright yellow pink (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
  • Go For It Mid-tone blue purple (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)

Cremesheen Glass ($18.00 U.S. / $21.50 CDN)

  • On the Scene Light Coral beige (Limited Edition)
  • You’ve Got It Dirty silver grey (Limited Edition)
  • Going Casual Sheer lilac (Limited Edition)
  • Fashion Whim Light Beige (Limited Edition)
  • Right Image Mid-tone blue pink (Limited Edition)
  • Chillin’ Light white blue (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Eye Shadow (Trio) ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

  • Love to Love Satin beige/Pearly Bronze/Satin Brown (Limited Edition)
  • In the Groove Satin green/Pearly burgundy/Satin coral (Limited Edition)
  • Making It Easy Satin red brown/Pearly beige rose/Satin dark beige (Limited Edition)
  • Togetherness Satin lavender/Pearly purple/Satin grey (Limited Edition)
  • Style Influencer Satin silver/Pearly deep blue/Satin deep mauve brown (Limited Edition)
  • Soften the Mood Satin light brown/Pearly rose/Satin light blue (Limited Edition)
  • Fresh & Easy Satin pink/Pearly burgundy/Satin grey (Limited Edition)
  • Calm, Cool, & Collected Satin deep green/Pearly green/Satin beige (Limited Edition)
  • Blue My Mind Satin light blue/Pearly deep teal/Satin black (Limited Edition)

Powerpoint Eye Pencil ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Stubborn Brown Deep Rich Brown (Permanent)
  • Permaplum Deep plum with pink shimmer (Permanent)
  • Navy Stain Royal blue with shimmer (Permanent)

Zoomlash ($13.00 U.S. / $15.50 CDN)

  • Zoomblack Rich Black (Permanent)

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

  • By Candlelight Golden pink (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Stereo Rose Coral with golden bronze shimmering nuances (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Comfort Golden bronze (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
  • Petticoat Pale rose with gold and amber veining (Frost) (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Mineralize Blush (Duo) ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)

  • Happy Together Satin caramel/Pearly beige (Limited Edition)
  • A Little Bit of Sunshine Satin light brown/Pearly beige (Limited Edition)
  • Hang Loose Satin bright pink/Pearly lavender (Limited Edition)
  • Band of Roses Satin blue pink/Pearly light plum (Limited Edition)
  • New Vibe Satin deep rose/Pearly bronze (Limited Edition)

Brush ($42.00 U.S. / $50.50 CDN)

  • 187 Brush A large full circular brush used for lightweight application and blending of face powder or pigments. Use to create soft layers or add textures. Made from a soft blend of goat and synthetic fibres.

See high-res photos!

Thanks to the lovely Emily for all the details & Debbie for the images!

MAC In the Groove Collection

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC A Little Bit of Sunshine Mineralize Blush

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Band of Roses Mineralize Blush

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Hang Loose Mineralize Blush

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Happy Together Mineralize Blush

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC New Vibe Mineralize Blush

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Comfort Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Petticoat Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC By Candlelight Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Blue My Mind Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Calm, Cool, & Collected Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Fresh & Easy Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC In the Groove Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Love to Love Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Making It Easy Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Soften the Mood Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Style Influencer Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Togetherness Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Cremesheen Glass: Chillin’, Fashion Whim, Going Casual, On the Scene, Right Image, You’ve Got It

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC All Styled Up Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Call My Bluff Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Creme d’Nude Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Go For It Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC I Like It Like That Lipstick

MAC In the Groove Collection
MAC Jazzed Lipstick

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I’m happy about it! I missed By Candlelight last time.

I’m really not liking the look of this collection… it all looks so muted and un-Summer to me πŸ™

this has nothing to do with makeup, but i love your name. Maybe it’s cause that’s my little sisters name lol, ony she spells it Maizey. =)

Gah! So sad I’m allergic to mineralized products, I would love one of those MSFs (or all of them! :P), really miss mine after I had to give it away πŸ™

If you’re allergic to any of MAC’s products do email them or write them because I think they do take things like that on board. About 10 years ago I along with some others used to be allergic to MAC’s lipstick and some people MUST have complained to MAC about this, because a year or so later their lipstick formulation changed and I could wear all of their lipsticks from then on! That must have been important to MAC considering their Viva Glam lipsticks. Who was gonna buy them and raise money for them if people were too allergic? LOL

I’ve been ok with the mineralized products, but I recall someone here mentioning they used to have problems with them until they started applying a thin layer of tea tree oil beforehand and that stopped the breakouts.


that is all. I’m so excited! I’ve wanted to try it for aaaages. I’m also interested in Jazzed & All Styled Up lipsticks.

Wow! MSF and Cremesheen lovers are gonna go crazy over this!

I’ve always wanted to try the MSF’s and the cremesheen lipsticks sound lovely! The mineralize eyeshadows sound interesting. My only pet peeve is why do mineralize products have so much glitter or shimmer to them?

I’m definitely Anticipating this collection!!!

I was always pretty leery of shimmer and glitter, but as my skin gets older, let me tell you – that shimmer takes years off LOL! I understand now πŸ™‚

This set of Mineralize shadows and blushes are going to have a “satin” finish not that same frosty/sparkle they have in the past! These are going to be far easier to use!!!!

isn’t stereo rose a msf that people have paid A LOT of money for? I’d be pissed if I spent $100 for it now that its being repromoted lol

OMG!! I completely missed out on Stereo Rose so I will be buying 2 mayb 3 this time! Backups are definitely necessary!! lol Cannot wait for this collection!!!

I have always wanted an MSF and thought Petticoat looked perfect. But now I read these comments about Stereo Rose so I looked it up and it looks very pretty too! Which one would be more versatile if you were picking just one?

Time To Start Saving Money Sometimes I wish I never became obsessed with MAC because All I ever spend my money on is MAC haha but so excited for this collection.

I have never tried those Cremesheen glasses because I was never interested in the colors, but these sound quite interesting UMMMMMMMM I am considering to get about four of them just by reading the description. I β™₯ lipsticks so I may include some of those too….

YEAH THATS EXACLY WHAT I THOUGHT. i was like damn $28 dollars.. did i spend that much on my past msfs? i thinl the last time they were only like 25, then 26, then 27 .. and now 28. man mac is making a killing so far. cant wait for this collection, to the beach and pret a papier , oh yeah and then the feline one this fall.

Wow can we spell greed, like they don’t get enough money already, the distributors of the ingredients must be getting money hungry or its mac, one or the other!!

Wait! I’ve got this one!

Greed. G – R – E – E – D. Greed. Now let’s try another one! Spell: inflation. πŸ˜‰ LOL!

Seriously, it sucks that things go up in price, but they do. Postage stamps go up in price ALL THE TIME. Food is more expensive today at the grocery store than it was 5 years ago. When the cost of one thing goes up, everything that depends on that one thing rises as well. This is PRE-economics 101 stuff.

Again, I’m not saying it doesn’t suck. I’m also not saying that you shouldn’t complain – Rally EVERYONE you can and start writting letters to MAC. If you get enough people involved, they’ll listen.

Act intelligently and make a lot of noise – Two key ingredients to any revolution (I’m serious!).

But… Beyond that, it’s just inflation. Candy bars used to cost a nickle too.

Looking forward to the lipsticks and seeing what the cremesheenglass colours are like in person.. especially the weirder colours. And Stereo Rose!!! πŸ˜€ Why is MAC making 2010 so awesome?!

OMGΒ I’veΒ heardΒ soΒ muchΒ aboutΒ StereoΒ Rose…IΒ guessΒ it’sΒ myΒ chanceΒ toΒ pickΒ oneΒ up!!

STEREO ROSE! I’m all excited πŸ™‚

I saw the info on an LJ community on April 1st, and I was super afraid it was an April Fool joke, haha πŸ˜›

So it is true then! (I posted a reply about this on the Friday haul post, but you haven’t approved it, but anyway, it’s nice to see a confirmation of the rumour.) I’ll definitely want all the mineralized eyeshadows and blushes, and will probably pick up a Stereo Rose as well. πŸ˜‰

For the record, I am one of those “idiots” who paid $$$’s (although nowhere near $100, more like $50-60) for a Stereo Rose, and I don’t regret it one bit. (I also paid $70 or so for a Pleasureflush.) You see, everyone else will have to wait until July to get their hands on it, whereas I’ll be able to use mine this morning, and tomorrow, and every day until July. ;P It is definitely worth the hype, it’s the prettiest coral-pink blush ever, way prettier than Nars Orgasm, and it has so glitter at all, not even much shimmer, it’s very very pretty.


I only started liking them this year, I’ve always ignored them. Snagged both from Warm & Cozy, now gotta stock up on Petticoat & Stereo Rose. They sound so pretty.

I have by candlelight and comfort (which I love) but the infamous Stereo Rose and Petticoat were released in collections prior to my MAC addiction..I can’t wait to pick these up!

thanx so much christine, finally a summer collection that doesnt have alot of pro , perm colors. im so excited for the mineraluzed items! i cant wait for stero rose msf. though i think its funny how mac is repromoting the 2 msf from warm and cozy so soon. whats up with that ? cant they make some new ones ? =) cant wait for pics

I’m definitely getting my hands on Pettocoat. There’s so much hype on stereo rose, maybe i’ll look at that! I thought MSFs were $27. Why MAC!?

Oh daggone it! I just wanted to wait for the Feline Collection to come out to go crazy, but… this collection has two lipsticks I am dying to see swatches for: the go for it & I like it like that. Darn you MAc again!!!!
Hey Christine, any idea of when we might see some pictures from this collection?
Thank you!

I’m the silly one who paid over $100 for a BNIB Stereo Rose, I’ve a weak mind and easily sway by hype unfortunately. My limited patience doesn’t help either so even if I know that MAC is repromoting, I will still go ahead and purchase it but perhaps not at that price since other bidders will give way lol.

It’s really a nice coral colour and I have a male colleague praising me when I wear Stereo Rose. We are working together for 5 years and I wear makeup everyday, he didn’t notice until I wore Stereo Rose? So I console myself that this justify the crazy amount I paid lol.

I told my friend that I’m going to buy 10 Stereo Rose this time and try to sell later to earn back my bucks.

To Christine,
Thank you so much for these information! I really appreciate your swatches, pictures and opinions.

OMG I can’t wait for this collection to come out. I havent been this excited ever since Colour Craft lol. I might get most of the products but I wanna see swatches and wanna see them in person. My wallet is going to suffer (sigh.)

omg… i want these msf’s badly! should i order online? im afraid they will be sold out as soon as the collection comes out!?!?!?!?!

i dont know it seem like everyone is gonna run out to buy it lol i need these msf’s in my life!! lol online sounds good but its not instant gratification..
what do u think christine?

I would grab ’em πŸ™‚ If you have a good idea as to what you want, they usually have a free shipping code for each launch (I bet it will be GROOVE) and I think overnight or 2-day is only $5 or $10 after that! If I order online, I just pass the “free shipping” threshold and go for 2-day or overnight, ha! It helps since I’m in California, so if I go regular, it’ll take 7-10 days.


Shimpagne was release with the Warm/Cozy collection during the 2009 Holiday collection. It was in a set with Nuance Mineralized Blush, the 181 kabuki brush and Play on Plums Mineralized e/s.

You can pick the set up @ your local CCO for $41 or $42.00.



When will their be pictures? I know for the SpringColour collection we had pictures of the stuff about three months beforehand. I’m dying to see this collection & the feline collection.

Same! I was so excited for the To the Beach Collection until I came across this collection. I guess the other one caught my eye because of the swatches and pictures that are available; this collection is going to be the death of my wallet.

Hi Christine, what is the difference between cremesheen lipsticks & amplifieds? I am looking forward to this collection as well as the feline one in August.

Cremesheens aren’t as creamy or opaque as amplifieds – they are a bit drier and have more of a frost sheen.

Hi Christine, can you please tell me the difference between cremesheen & amplified creme lipsticks? I want about four from this collection and four from the feline collection.

Amplified Creme – Ultra-creamy. Quietly shiny. Colour-packed! Hi-res: hi-impact.

I don’t know what the official description is for Cremesheen, but it’s not nearly as creamy, usually not as opaque/pigmented.

This upcoming collection should be epic; I’ll definitely have to save up because I already want all of the MSFs, with the exception of comfort, a few Mineralized Blushes and a few of the Lipsticks… I say sorry to my wallet in advance.

Looking forward to Jazzed. πŸ˜€
I’m also picking up a Stereo Rose, I’m quite curious about all the hype around it. I’ve seen swatches and it indeed looks very beautiful.
I was wondering if Petticoat would look good on me, Christine.
Maybe as a highlight?
I’m NC35. πŸ˜›

I thought you would be the first Blog with Promo Pictures ^^ because I always get my LE informations from your website first =)
=> so I had a problem with the Mac to the Beach collection , because I always have a look on the swatches you make, before I visit my local mac store πŸ™‚ but in germany this collection was released in 3 weeks earlier than in the US ^^

I am wondering because in Germany we already have pictures from the collection πŸ™‚

for example here:


no itΒ΄s NOT my blog and I donΒ΄t want to promote this blog – I just want to share the pictures with all of you!!!!! πŸ™‚

Im sorry if there are pictures on this site – I just didnΒ΄t find them πŸ™‚

Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚ I do not usually get promo images first, because U.S. bloggers have the images sent from PR about 1-2 weeks before the collection launches.

Oh man, this collection was MADE for me – cremesheen glasses & lipsticks, powerpoint pencils, the old skinfinishes… I’m gonna be sooo broke by the end of this!!

Ooooh, gurl . . . you’re KILLING me with all these launches!

Question: Which MSF would be best for an NW15 complexion? Really, I’m NW17; but they don’t make an in between, so I’m closest to NW15.



The Stereo Rose MSF is from the original cast of MSFs. Along with Pleasure Flush (highly Coveted), and a few others, it is a must have product. look it up on Ebay and expect to see it price at $100 or more. I expect to see a frenzy much like the Marine Life debacle so I would be sure to purchase 2, one for use and a backup.

Nothing really catches my eye except maybe By Candlelight. I might get an MSF or two Im not buying into the hype this time. Not after my To the Beach let down…=[

I’m snagging petticoat and by candlelight.. I was kicking myself for not grabbing them in the other collections. Other than that this collection doesn’t really impress me

Those are the ones I have my eyes on and on the Cremesheen unique colors!!! PURPLE, pinks, browns, muted tones, brights love them all!!!

in the promo pictures they all look gorgious don’t they?
Is it true that stereo rose is going to be different from the one previously released.I ‘ll surely buy by candlelight and petticoat.everyone says stereo rose is a must have …and about bronze:I’m nc20 do you think it would look good on me to bronzen up my look a little bit???
(the promos look amazing and I want two blushes and 4 eyeshadows!something has to be sacrified!!!)

I have no idea, and it’ll be hard to say until someone with both an older one and the new one can compare. I don’t have the older one (gave it to a friend a long time ago).

I could see it bronzing you up a bit πŸ™‚

Oh no…I have my eye on those MSF’s, I thought I wouldn’t be tempted into any MAC collections this summer except one of those LE pigments.

OMG i’M so going to be broke for this collection. I can’t wait to buy all the msfs and I’m going to get two of go for it lipstick and I like it that πŸ™‚

oooohh! Stereo Rose sounds lovely! For anyone lemming Petticoat, I would check out your local CCO as I got mine there only last month and i adore it!

im already in love with On The Scene Creemesheen Glass & seeing all the ave bout MSF Stereo Rose, it’s hard to resist that one too πŸ˜‰
exciting collection indeed.

I don’t find it anything like it, personally. It’s a good deal pinker and has so much more shimmer. The texture is also different – kind of a sheer, shimmered look vs. a satin powdered look.

Thanks for the comparison. Don’t those promo pictures look HOT! That dress is so gorgeous and the crushed mineral mosaic is pure art. No more money left for me!

All I want is Stereo Rose, and Petticoat. None of the pink lipsticks seem differenct enough & the other colors don’t seem like something I need & I will have to swatch the blushes to decide if I want any of those. At lease I feel like I can save some money this collection.

1. I wish cremesheen glasses had more color payoff… Bah!

2. I wonder if the matte texture mineralize shadows will be as eye irritating as the regular ones (I rarely use them on people – Even I have a problem with those little buggers).

3. That purple lipstick is MINE! MINE MINE MINE!!! MUAH HAH HAH HAH!!! [scowling and rubbing hands together] mine… πŸ˜‰

I’m gonna get Stereo Rose just so I can see what the big deal is. I may want to get By Candlelight too. I had Petticoat & I wasn’t too crazy about it.

Surprisingly, I’ve never tried any Cremesheen or Mineralize products (except for the Mineralize Satinfinish liquid foundation which is my #1 favorite foundation), so I’ll definitely need to take a look at MAC when this collection comes out!

No, not feeling this collection. Looks like it was thrown together – there’s no rhythm, no theme, no imagination. I’ll skip it all, thanks.

OMG! The purple lipstick looks just like Violetta! I must have that since I cant have violetta as theres no pro stores in my area!! So excited!! I’m in taiwan and the collections usually launch a couple weeks before the U.S.

New Vibe looks exactly like Bi-Tone from Too Fabulous, which is fantastic. I didn’t think that one was going to be my favorite from that collection but I am addicted to it. I’m very fair but I just dab a little of it on and it gives such a healthy rosy glow – that’s the blush i get the #1 amount of compliments on hands down. It’s a serious head turner!

New Vibe is even better because it’d be easier to control just taking the bronze or the rose.

Also OMG @ Hang Loose and Band of Roses. I love this trend towards stronger blush!

Has anyone seen a picture or swatch of the ‘Love to Love’ Eyeshadow Trio? That’s the one I’m interested in! They all look lovely though.

Everything looks amazing (as usual), but my only question is: How do you make purple lipstck wearable? I can’t think of any occasion where it could work (except maybe Halloween)!

Personally, I wear my ‘odd’ lipsticks with either a sheer wash of neutral eyeshadow, or more often a simple black winged eyeliner. I wear all black or all gray and black clothing very often, so the outfit clashing isn’t a problem. I can see that it might be a bit more ‘out there’ for a lot of people, but I’m a teenager, so I’m going to enjoy my creative license while I can!
I don’t know how pigmented this one is, but if it’s sheer I suppose you could layer it with other colors too. I’m not into layering my lipcolors really, so I honestly wouldn’t know much about that.

*massive gasp* Purple lipstick!! I’ve missed out on like, the last 3 because I have no money, but OMG, I just have to have,….

And the Cremesheen Glasses!!! MY FAVORITE FORMULA! I need those bad!

And that pink/purple blush tooo… oh Jeebus!!!

I think I’m going to get my first mineralized skinfnish! Hopefully sterorose will be worth it!

I’d love it if someone could answer these questions! Thanks! πŸ™‚

What would the perfect brush be for a light application?

How are these on oily/combo skins?

Are they mainly highlighters on med/darker skintones (NC35 & up)?

187 or 131.

I think they’re fine on oily/combo skin.

Stereo Rose, Petticoat, & Comfort may give you some color, By Candlelight will be more like a highlighter. Petticoat may or may not deliver on lots of color.

I have a little list going for this one.

Go For It!- definitely. There are so few bluish purples around.
Chillin- I loves me the wacky colours
Stereo Rose & Petticoat- I already have By Candlelight and I adore it!! These other two look too gorgeous to pass up.

I’m guessing at least one of the MES will appeal to me- most likely Style Influencer, based on the descriptions. The blushes… I’m curious to see Hang Loose. It’s sort of a sore point with me that MAC does not have a lilac or other light purple blush. I’d just love to have something light and cool toned beyond the pinks they have available.

I’m also curious to see Jazzed in person. Orange colours can either realy work or really fail for me.

Thanks, as always, for the pics!

Yeah, they probably will. Stereo Rose will go quickly, then maybe Petticoat. The other two may eventually sell out, but they won’t be super fast.

MAC IS KILLING ME SOFTLY! ….i just bought a bunch of jap and korean products…now i have to save for this!…and then the disney collection AHH

might get Style Influencer MES, the colors remind me of the Urban Decay get baked palette haha πŸ™‚ and Stereo Rose MSF.

Definitely excited for Jazzed maybe I Like It Like That. On The Scene looks pretty, but I’m going to have to see it in person to decided to buy it or not. Definitely buying Stereo Rose, maybe Petticoat. πŸ™‚

The blue based purple will be an interesting color. I like it but don’t think it will work for me. And I would agree with some others this isn’t really a summer collection, I would guess it as a transition from summer to fall.

Son of a… RRRRR.

This just isn’t fair. All of a sudden MAC starts rolling out awesome collections filled with limited edition stuff I won’t be able to get. Maybe if it was perm, yes I could eventually
bit by bit but this is just an overload. I’ll be sighing a lot this summer.

Thank you so much for the pictures Christine!

I really like the colours of the eye trios (especially that they didn’t put any metallic shades in there!), but I would have liked the blushes to have some pretty veinings. Not so sure about the lipsticks, and definitely pass on the cremesheen glasses. I already have Petticoat, By Candlelight and Stereo Rose, but will pick up another SR to see if it’s any different, and never wanted Comfort. I might not actually spend as much on this collection as I previously thought, lol.

Christine, when you get your hands on these, would you do a comparison between Calm, Cool, and Collected and the Photorealism quad?

I will see what I can do – it kind of just depends on when I get it. If it’s the launch day, I pretty much just try to get photos and swatches of the new collection up ASAP.

I probably already own colors just like it, but I know I won’t be able to pass up Calm, Cool, & Collected. I’m a sucker for green.

It’s a mineralize skinfinish (that’s prong #1 for a hyped up product!) and it was only released once — Goldplay in 2005.

Where’s Pleasureflush?

I thought that was supposed to be re-released with this collection as well?

Don’t get me wrong – I ABSOLUTELY LOVE Petticoat and am digging Comfort and BY Candlelight – but why re-release them so soon – especially BC and Comfort?

Stereo Rose – YEAH! About time but why not some of the other ones such as Metal Rock and Northern Lights?


I don’t really understand why they’re re-releasing Comfort and By Candlelight so soon, Warm & Cosy only came out maybe 6 months ago?

I would have loved Pleasureflush and Metal Rock instead, but never mind. Imo Northern Lights is cr*p though, it’s got a very gritty texture and it’s such a glitterfest! πŸ™‚

i will be leaving this collection. I`m not that i`m mac’s mineral blushes and eyeshadow, i may check out the lip products, but other than that i`m passing.

Christine! Just wondering~ Are there expiry dates for products like MSFs~? I’d love to collect them~! πŸ™‚

Also, there’s the cap looking thingy behind some skincare product that shows “12M” for 12 months, I presume::~ Does it mean it’s good 12 months from manufacturing date or it’s good 12 months after you’ve opened the product~?

Thanks, Christine!

Technically, yes, but powder products don’t usually have bacteria, since bacteria like warm, moist places.

If it says 12M, it is 12M from opening.

I’m so stinkin’ excited for this collection. I’ve been impatiently waiting since I first found out about it. Hence, why I didn’t go crazy for To the Beach (to save money!). I would up getting Lazy Day, Marine Life, and Hipness. For this collection, I got my eye on two lipsticks, a shadow or two, and all the MSF’s!

Glad to finally see the promo pics (but my wallet isn’t)! Hopefully I can just stick with Stereo Rose… By Candlelight might creep in there… maybe Jazzed too… oh no.

Christine if I already have Shell Pearl do I need By Candlelight? I’ve never tried MSFs before so i’m not sure how they feel on the face

Oh my God! I’m gonna be sooo broke after this. I’ve never bought anything from MAC so I guess that’s why I’m so excited. I was going to buy a couple things from the To The Beach collection but they sold out of everything I really wanted. People say this collection looks muted, but I actually kinda like it, I don’t really like super bright colors.

I am excited for this…
BUT πŸ™ I will be out of the country during July 8th!
Christine, How long do you think this collection will be on mac counters?
I have a feeling stereo rose will be sold out by the time I come back πŸ™

Stereo Rose will sell out pretty quickly. The collection is out for at least a month, I’d say, but pieces may sell out faster than that.

Like someone said it all looks so dark and muted for summer, it should be a winter collection instead, very disappointed πŸ™

by candlelight & Hang Loose are the only items looking nice to me.
i think i might also get stereo rose as well because of the rave reviews

I’m definitely getting some cremesheen lipstick and glass. The mineralize shadows always look amazing, but the color payoff isn’t that great. Maybe these will be different!

I like some of the lipgloss and lipstick colours! I guess I’ll put some of these on my wish list, especially the corals. Cremesheen glass is so pretty and smooth; can’t wait to see the new colours!

I want to see stereo rose in person now because of all the fuss lol right now I am surprised at how interested I am in this collection…I really like the purple and brown lippies…the mineral e/s look wicked too! I am also pretty excited about the cremesheen glasses…overall this looks like a cool collection πŸ™‚

Can someone let me know if Petticoat is similar to Perfect Topping? I have Perfect Topping and if it’s similar (as a highlighter), then maybe I’ll pass on that. I’m a NC20.

No, it’s not. Petticoat is much pinker. If you get one with not much veining, then it’s a lot like Porcelain Pink, but if it’s got a lot of veining, then it’s quite dark raspberry pink actually. I have one each and the dark one is actually pretty dark on me even as a blush (I’m a Light Medium to Medium (MSFN) or Givenchy Photoperfection foundation no 4 (perfect vanilla) for reference.) Hope this helps.

I love mineralize produkts but i don’t like the colours;) there is nothing on this collection i would buy… i’ll save my money for the disney collection πŸ™‚

I’m loving it. Im going to stop by the CCo cause I think by candelight is already there. Those lippies BETTER be a cute as they sound and the coral skinfinish is a musty!

this collection looks really pretty.. but i have to see the swatches before i’m able to decide what i’m going to purchase!
thank you so much christine for your pre-informations about all the mac collections!!

Oh this collection is very pretty… I have enough makeup but I’m definitely looking forward to see if there’s anything worth cheating on my makeup buying ban for….

OK, so I’m going to sound like such a dork for saying this, but the mineralized e/s trio in the middle of the bottom row looks like a pokeball…

Holy Cow Batman! I am loooooooving this collection. Looking forward to that fabulous looking purple lipstick. I hope it has more purple in it than pink. I hate pink undertones in my purple lipsticks. Also loving the Right Image lipglass, stereo rose & a few of those eyeshadows are looking like they are calling my name. Can’t wait for the Feline Collection, Disney and that Tartan one coming out also. Wondering if the Tartan one will have plaid colored lipstick mixshades in them?

So glad to see By Candlelight and Comfort back, I missed these when they came out back around the Christmas holiday!! πŸ˜€

I have so many things on my WL from this collection… I can’t wait! I’ll be calling my MAC every day from 7/1 on so I make sure I can be there for the release if it’s early!

Thinking about petticoat, does anyone have it? What are your opinions on it. I really don’t want to spend the 32.50 on something that isn’t well liked.

I wasn’t sure about this collection, especially the e/s, but they look really pretty. And I love blushes so I hope tehy look as pretty in person!

I have really big pores and have heard that MSF’s aren’t good for that type of skin. Is that true and is there a use best fit so they don’t emphasis pores?

You should assume the day it launches – I never have any control over if or when I will receive anything earlier than the launch date. Sorry that I can’t help you!

Will the size of the eyeshadows be the same as a regular pot or a little bit bigger? It looks like the middle line could only be grabbed with a 208 or 209

Petticoat and Stereo Rose! (L)! I’m going to be at my MAC counter an hour before they open, because I just have to have those!

It looks to me like you flipped the pictures for By Candlelight and Stereo Rose! I’ve never had (or even swatched) an MSF cuz I just got into MAC fairly recently, so I am definitely interested in checking them out!

Hm, I thought Stereo Rose looked funny – looks like the photos were labeled wrong as sent by MAC PR πŸ™

If mineralized blushes didn’t break me out so horribly I would totally get “Happy Together”, beautiful colors and super sweet name, which to me matters, haha.

I’ve finally decided!
Petticoat,by candlelight and stereo rose (cause I know I’ll regret it)
And hang loose!!! Omg itlooks soooooo pretty!!!!!!
Do you think it will be too pigmented? Cause it looks sheer and I like blushes that are not very pigmented…

soften the mood es looks so original. sky blue isn’t a colour mac usually does.
and i dunno about stereo rose, i’m not an MSF fan.

Oh Boo! Too bad the MSF’s break me out, Stereo Rose looks pretty. Not even gonna try the mineralize blushes. πŸ™

And let the race to Stereo Rose begin. I am wiped out over this darn Marlin Life goose chase like FOR REAL. MAC, serrssly, this is getting really OLD!

I’m so glad to see By Candlelight and Comfort MSF back, I missed them during the release of the Warm & Cozy collection. Hopefully they won’t sell out once they launch this collection, I’ve got my calendar marked, I will be so disappointed if I miss these two MSF’s this time!!

I am a huge sucker for MSFs. I’ve been waiting for repromotes of these for a while now. Will definitely get Stereo Rose and Petticoat. I also want Happy Together!!

WOW!!! more pictures YAY!!!!
I am so looking forward to those Cremesheen glasses (finally some interesting colors, these would be my 1st cremesheen glasses) and also some of the lipsticks specially the purple one (but I think I want all the new lipsticks ^_^ ) !!!

What a lovely collection! A good incentive to find me a proper job this summer and save some. Though I have a feeling saving will not be all I need to do in order to lay my hands on Stereo Rose. Wonder if I can put up a tent by my counter? πŸ˜› Seriously, though, this collection will kill my whole budget. Stereo Rose and Petticoat I must have, and Band of Roses looks lovely as does Happy Together. And then all those shadows! Argh! Too gorgeous photos.

I looove MSFs πŸ™‚ Stereo Rose, Petticoat, and By Candlelight will be mine the day it hits stores πŸ™‚ What a great early birthday gift for myself!

I will definettly pick up the purple lipstick! even if i won’t wear it that often, and it IS a dreadful creamsheen (i hate how they melt to easily), i will still buy it FOR SURE

Hey christine i have a really important question for you,
I REAAAALLLY want stereo rose but i won’t be able to go to mac the day the collection releases, so i was wondering if i’m able to reserve one for when i’m able to get it or have someone go up and get it for me?
Please reply!!
thanks πŸ™‚

What is the big deal about stereo rose?! It looks kind of ‘blah’ to me. Does it look really pretty in person? I’m def. getting my hands on petticoat and jazz lipstick.

It’s one of the original MSFs – not the FIRST launch of MSFs, but it was launched in 2005 and has never been re-released since its original release.

YESSSS!!! What a beautiful collection & colors. I am wondering if that purple lipstick “go for it” is anything like Violetta? I hope not. I mean I like the Violetta lipstick but it isn’t a true purple shade in my view. I want a pure purple color. Also All Styled Up lipstick looks great.

Oh thank you baby jesus! I’m not looking forward to much from this collection…except for those pink lippies! I just gotta have my pink lippies!

So how would a NW40-ish/ (177 in MUFE HD) use Stereo Rose? I have heard so much about it but feel like I already have so many highlighting products. Also, on a slightly related note, the Victoria’s Secret summer makeup line has baked mineral eyeshadows that look EXACTLY like these and dare I say are pigmented and wonderful. The one I have is Jungle Heat.

mm i’m thinking of picking up stereo rose and maybe petticoat…might add in one of the mineral eye trio’s onto my list

So, I’ve been wanting Creme de Nude for a while. From the pics it seems as though they aren’t doing any type of unique packaging for this collection. Is that correct? If so, I’m going to get it now instead of waiting. =)

Is By Candlelight similar to Cheeky Bronze? I have Cheeky Bronze, and from the pictures they look similar. Is it worth getting By Candlelight? Thank You!

Honestly I’m not all that excited. Maybe when I see swatches of the stuff I’ll be more interested. At this point though I don’t think I’ll be buying much of anything

Hi Christine!

I was just interested in your opinion..
i have nw20 skin, and i’m wondering what you would recommend for me out of Stereo Rose MSF or By Candlelight MSF?
I already have petticoat on my list, but i’m still deciding between those two.

Thanks in advance!

YES!!!!! Loving that purple lippie. Hoping its a real grape lipstick shade and not one of those that as it fades turns pink or red. Other than that nothing else is really interesting to me at the moment.

OOOOOOOOOOOOOh so pretty!!! That purple lipstick is MINE! ALL YOU OTHERS STAY AWAY..JK I want all the lipsticks,creemsheen glasses, eyeshadows and stereo rose is MINE MINE MINE

Looking forward to By Candle Light msf, Calm Cool & Collected mes trio and Go For It l/s. I already have Stereo Rose and honestly, I’ve never been overly impressed :-\

Going Casual, Go for it, and Right Image -will- be mine. Not too interested in the eyeshadows, unless the swatch out to be fantastic. The new vibe and hang loose blushes are intriguing, but I am on the fence.

YAYYYYYYYYYYYY STEREO ROSE AND PETTICOAT!!!! FINALLY!!!!!!!!!! Yup I was one of those people who considered paying over $100 for them LMAO but yay my dream has finally come true =D July 8th, I AM THERE.

glad that Stereo Rose Mineralize Blush is making a comeback…I have been saving my last one from five years ago and treating it very carefully! hopefully I can pick up another one for backup because the mineralize powders are prone to breaking:(

YESSSSSSSIRE!!!! Loving all the lipsticks & lipglasses! I want them all. Not sure which blush I want, it’s between band of roses & hang loose. I’m going to be soo broke this year.

Quick question, (hope its not a duh question but I’m fairly new to mac) so what is the difference between this Comfort and the Comfort msf already on their website? O_o

Wonder if they have a tiny amount of products (i.e. Stereo Rose)to drive us all crazy again a la Peach Ombre and Marine Life…. Makes me kinda angry they do that to us! Why not make us happy and make more $?!

jeez! it’s like when i watch lifetime and they say “television for women” and i have to yell, “PEOPLE! TELEVISION FOR PEOPLE!”

i’m not a “ladies” but i still like to see swatches too! πŸ˜‰ LOL! Thanks for the post! go for it looks AWWWEEESOOOOMMME!!!

I am so excited about Stereo Rose! I am getting 4 of them!! I am still deciding whether to get Petticoat or not…I have heard good and bad things about it.

I definitely want to get by candlelight, really happy its back since i missed out when i came out a few months back. Just recently got into MSF’s as Im new to it all and I love the ones I have! I also want to get petticoat .. stereo rose looks okay to me online .. not sure what the hype is but Ill probably try get it because it will probably be a regret if I don’t.

i am actually really excited for this collection!
this is my wishlist:
Soften the Mood Mineralize eyeshadow
Calm, Cool, & Collected Mineralize Eyeshadow
love to love, or making it easy mineralize eyeshadow
petticoat msf

I was thinking about getting Go For It! lipstick, but I think it’s too cool toned to work with my skintone. I do better with red toned purples.

Mostly just excited for the msf repromotes. The other stuff is pretty but i’m not like omg i need to buy that. gonna buy petticoat and maybe by candlelight

Hey i have a question!
so im planning on getting this online
but i dont want to miss out on stereo rose
is the first day its going to be available online the day its going to be in stores?

I can’t help bragging. Today, the entire In the groove collection (except Stereo Rose and Petticoat) has arrived at the Mac counter near me and starts selling tomorrow. I went in and looked at all of them. The eyeshadows are simply beautiful and its texture different from the previous mineralize eyeshadows. It is finer and I believe there will be minimal fallouts. I already reserved 3 eyeshadows, one blush and one cremesheen glass. I congratulate myself for having such great self control.

Loving the lipstick swatches!!!! I am dying to get the purple lipstick even though it looks like there is sparkley stuff in it & I don’t do sparkley. I can’t really tell if any of the other liptsticks have that kind of sparkle in them. I’m wondering if it’s the paper that the swatch is on and that it’s not really that way. I just want a great purple lipstick that isn’t too dark or too light. Maybe MAC will make a purple similar to this color in an amplified for those of us who just love more coverage & the color purple.

Christine, how come some websites already have swatches posted? Did the collection already come out in other parts of the states? I’m waiting for you and your review before I go all crazy with buying up everything I want.

Does anyone know if Nordstrom gets new MAC collections on the release date, so for July 8? I really want an MSF and I know they are going to sell out soon so I’m hoping to grab one while I can. The closest place that sells MAC by me is a Nordstrom counter. Hope you can help, thanks!

I definitely want the By Candlelight MSF. I also really like the mineralized eyeshadows. I wonder how Go For It lipstick looks on the lips.

Oooohhhh…… I love everything mineral and everything neutral! All of the non-crazy colors are on my list! (Which is a lot.) Purple lipstick? Green cremesheen??? Yucko!! This is MAC, though and some of you ladies are pretty excited about the non-conventional colors!! So yay for that! I collect every nude, pink and brown shade of everything so I’m saving up my lunch money!!! And eagerly awaiting this collection!


do u have any idea if this will launch early online? like “to the beach”. i remember there was a special code or something that ppl entered to purchase it early… i really want to purchase the msfs :)))))
oh and that purple lippie lol

MAC collections usually come online the Tuesday before it launches – so it would be July 6th. There have been some rumors about it launching a week early, so it would be possibly online tomorrow.

for everyone freaking out about stereo rose, I just want to tell those of you who don’t already know, its not the same as the original. Its lighter and peachier and swatches differently.

Oh for goodness sake MAC. Put this collection up on your website already. I’ve been checking all day with hopes & dreams that it would be available early. I want just about everything from this collection.
When will be see the items listed for the Tartan Tale collection? As a part Sccot, I am uberexcited about that collection. I also want to see the photos of the Fabulous Cat collection already.

What?!?! Roberta, I am sooooooooooo jealous of you right now. I thought it was coming out later for international sales? You guys are getting it before us in the USA. Not fair! just joking. Please let us know what you decide to buy and how you like the stuff. I keep checking the website but nothing so far. I’m really bummed. πŸ™

I am from Taiwan (Asia). This collection launched here on June 24. I went in the store on the 23rd to look at the samples and reserved some products for myself. I finally went in again yesterday to pick up my purchase. I would have preferred to wait until temptalia’s review come out. But, just as I predicted, when I went in yesterday, most of the colors were already gone. If it is a consolation to you all, Stereo rose and Petticoat did not come to my country. I already gave up on those two (my wallet says thanks). Maybe they will not come until July 8th, and I will still have a chance to make their acquaintance?

I’m glad you were able to get your goodies before they were gone, though — sorry I couldn’t give you a review beforehand, unfortunately! πŸ™

In the Groove is available at the UK site now πŸ™‚

Really pretty lipsticks I think and cremesheen glasses as well. I hope it will be available in Denmark πŸ˜€

WTF?! How come it isn’t released in the states yet?
If anyone from the UK or elsewhere buys that purple lipstick please let us know how it is. I’m dying to get it so bad. Thanks.

Hi! I was wondering if people in the range of NC25 use Petticoat as a blush or mainly as a highlight… I already have Rose Diamond and Amber Diamond and mainly use those as my highlight. Is Petticoat worth buying?

Hi there, I’m loving the MSFs and would LOVE to get Stereo Rose, Comfort and By Cendlelight!!!!! I’ve just been given soft & gentle by a friend (my first MAC product) and I think I’m starting to loving the brand. I just discovered your site (loving it btw)and was wondering if somebody out there could get those MSFs for me (just a shout out). I’m from Tahiti and we don’t have MAC here.

@Christine: I’m sorry for this comment. Please feel free to delete it if it’s not appropriate. Thank you

Here’s my email: vaitiarew at gmail dot com

Yay! It was available yesterday at the department store near my house. I have bought Love to Love and In the Groove and I love them, such lovely shades and colours that I can use a lot. I was curious about Petticoat and Stereo Rose after hearing so much about them. I have got Petticoat but I am saving for trying my luck to see if there is still a Stereo Rose tomorrow…both are unique and amazing!!!

You know. I am so upset the this collection is out in the uk and not here in the US. Then I keep checking the mac website and it’s not even up yet. SO unfair!! I wanted it out early so I could order & receive in time for my birthday. Want that purple l/s soo bad. Any reviews of the items from our fellow uk’ers? please please hurry up mac and get this up on your site this weekend.

Would Stereo Rose be OK and not clownish on a fairer skin tone. My skin is naturally fair but it has gotten tanner from this summer. I also love By Candlelight, is it too frosty though?

I think By Candlelight should be just right — just go easy πŸ™‚

And I don’t think Stereo Rose would be clownish.

I just made my reservation for All Styled Up, I Like It Like That, Stereo Rose MSF, and Petticoat MSF. I’m so glad I reserved for To the Beach because now you can’t get Marine Life anywhere! Now I know to reserve for these collections, especially the ones with MSF’s and pretty packaging haha

my amazing mac store actually pulled what I wanted and put it on hold for me today, can’t pay for it until thursday but at least I won’t miss out on stereo rose like I almost did on marine life, took me forever to find it LOL I already have by candlelight and it’s so beautiful

I’m so happy By Candlelight is being repromoted (what seems like) so soon! Definitely not passing on it this time around. Other than that I’m excited for Jazzed.. out skintones are really similar and it looks great with your coloring!

This collection is AMAZING! I wish I had a TON of money to buy it all! I am a MSF fanatic! I am getting Petticoat (i am so excited for this) Stereo Rose (i have seen swatches of this and it is GORE-JUS) and last but not least By Candlelight (just stunning)
I must say I am a HUGE fan of cremesheens but darn it they dont last on the lips too long. I do love them but I like the MSFs better so I am not getting any cremesheens this time maybe if there are some left over in a week and they dont go as fast as the MSFs I will get some next pay! This collection will sure break the bank for MANY people! I hear of people spending 100 or more on Stereo Rose and that is INSANE! I saw it at a CCO! I cant stand how people go buy 5 of these and then sell them first it makes the people or really want it not be able to and then trying to sell it for triple the price come on people thats just not cool! I just wait for things to re-release even if it takes years! It reminds me of the non sense with the Urban Decay Alice and Wonderland palette! I saw people buying 10 of them at a time and guess what when it was my turn to get one they were sold out! Talk about PISSED off! THen I went on ebay thinking I could get one for 70 bucks which wasnt bad but NO 200-300 HELL NO!
So yeah anyways GREAT COLLETION keep your eyes peeled for the release cause MAC has been tricky and releasing things wayyyy early then people are missing out! CHECK THE SITE!!

Not at this time, sorry! Saint Germain is much lighter than All Styled Up – more like Snob or VG Gaga.

I just ordered this from this collection. It’s up on the website now. Woop woop. I am ordering the purple lipstick and one of the pinks. I don’t like the other colors. Can’t wait to receive my order.

I placed my order early this morning. I decided to only get two of the lispticks though(Go for it & I like it like that). I really don’t have the money to buy too much this time around. Waiting for the Fabulous Feline collection to buy more. πŸ™‚

Unbeliveable! It wasn’t on-line last night; this morning it was and Stereo Rose is already sold out! They KNEW there would be a high demand and look at that. SAME deal when Marine Life came out. I’m getting SO upset with this company and wish I could voice my opinion to them. (As if a corporation would care.) I hate Marketing!

Dupes anyone?

To play devil’s advocate: We have no idea how many they sold, though. They could have sold through 100,000 Stereo Roses. Did they deliberately keep supply low? I have no idea. But hot items sell out quickly, even when quantity seems high.

Hmmm, wish there was a place we could look up and see how many quantities were made. That would appease me somewhat. πŸ˜‰ Thank you for your response!

Nordstroms will have the stereo rose in one of those face/looks in the box deals. I do not have the date but it’s on this website. It’s under that Digi-pop collection that they are getting some time this month or next month. I saw it yesterday so, if I can’t get stereo rose now, I’ll just buy the look in the box and get it. Good luck ladies!

This is crazy. Stereo rose already gone?! Wouldn’t they make MORE money if they stocked this appropriately?! a good product is a good product regardless of hype!

Has anyone bought the pink and purple lipsticks from this collection yet? Please let me know. I want to buy all three but am scared if they don’t look right. I was going for jazzed but they are sold out now on the website and the store near me doesn’t have anymore. The person behind the counter said she doesn’t think they will get anymore in.

Hey Christine, I just read that MAC had came out with a blueberry colored lipstick. Do you know when that was? It must have been before I got so caught up with their collections? I’m wondering what it looks like. Thanks.

I just received my “Go for it” purple lipstick. I LOVE it!!! Just what I have been wanting. I would have preferred an amplified finish to be honest because the color is amazing and when it’s a cremesheen on my lips, it appears a little lighter than I like. Two thumbs up for this color. πŸ™‚

LOVE THE GO FOR IT PURPLE LIPSTICK!!!! IT’S PERFECT!!!! I do wish it were in an amplified finish though. Maybe next time. Christine, would you know of a dupe in the drugstores for this beautiful shade of purple lipstick? THANKS AHEAD OF TIME.

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