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MAC It’s a Strike Collection for Fall 2016

MAC It's a Strike Collection
MAC It’s a Strike Collection

Head straight to the fast lane and have a ball with M∙A∙C It’s a Strike! A range of Lipstick and Cremesheen Glass is racked in red. Rich eye shadow and Fluidline Pen shades will have everyone begging to join your league, while easy hues of Casual Colour are right up anyone’s alley. Practice a clean follow-through with three creamy colors of M∙A∙C Studio Nail Lacquer. Finally, knock them all down with the luminous allure of new Pearlmatte Face Powder.

August 18th (North America), September 2016 (International)

The Details

Lipstick, $17.00 U.S. / $21.00 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Honeylove Light beige toned with rose (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Flat Out Fabulous Bright plum matte (Retro Matte) (Permanent)
  • All Fired Up Bright fuchsia matte (Retro Matte) (Permanent)
  • Perfect Score Deep red (Matte)
  • Bowl Me Over Deep burnt brown (Retro Matte) (Online Exclusive)
  • Liquid Lurex Tarnished gold (Dazzle) (Repromote)
  • Babes and Balls Deep burgundy (Matte)

Cremesheen Glass, $21.00 U.S. / $24.00 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • It’s a Strike Soft nude pink
  • King Pin Deep chocolate mauve
  • Throw a Spare Fuchsia with pearl
  • Right Up My Alley Dark red
  • Spare Me Dark purple

Eyeshadow, $16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Gutter Gal Off-white grey (Matte)
  • Bowlarama Bright lime green (Satin)
  • Bowl Out Mid-tone grey (Matte)
  • 300 Game Blackened cherry (Matte)
  • Join My League? Dark espresso (Matte)
  • Carbon Intense black (Matte)

Fluidline Pen, $23.00 U.S. / $24.00 CAD

  • Vintage Brown Deep dark brown
  • Retro Black Black
  • Indelibly Blue Deep navy blue

Pearlmatte Face Powder, $27.00 U.S. / $24.00 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Trophy Multi-colour

Studio Nail Lacquer, $13.00 U.S. / $15.00 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Rack ‘Em Up Cool deep khaki (Cream)
  • 5 Pin Deep wine (Cream)
  • Baby Split Sheer lime green (Cream)

Casual Colour, $23.00 U.S. / $32.00 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Have a Lovely Day! Neutral nude (Repromote)
  • Blind Score Dirty reddish lilac

MAC It's a Strike Collection
MAC It’s a Strike Collection

MAC It's a Strike Collection
MAC It’s a Strike Collection

MAC It's a Strike Collection
MAC It’s a Strike Collection

MAC It's a Strike Collection
MAC It’s a Strike Collection

MAC It's a Strike Collection
MAC It’s a Strike Collection

MAC It's a Strike Collection
MAC It’s a Strike Collection

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Carbon, Schmarbon – AGAIN??? They have the nerve to discontinue Blanc Type and Handwritten (and, I presume, Typographic) and keep shoving CARBON down our throats? The face powder looks whimsical (Christine, do you have the Canadian and US prices mixed? I can’t imagine that anything costs LESS here) and a few of the neutral eyeshadows look nicely, well, “neutral” but nothing most of us don’t already have…probably in multiples… I’ll save my loonies and toonies for Chanel.

Agreed! The matte2 was a far superior formula! Handwritten was such a beautiful brown-and different than any they kept. The matte shadows are difficult to blend, patchy, not good color payoff. Too many repromotes in this collection-but that’s standard for Mac. Hope the LE colors are decent. If not, I’m sure there will be another collection next month.

Next month? Probably next WEEK (you know how they’ll have collection after collection after collection for a time – to the point where we can’t keep up and it becomes overwhelming).

I’m so bummed Blanc type and handwritten have been discontinued. I bought a back up of Blanc type bc it’s one of my favorite mac eyeshadows. So practical!

Here in the EU we still haven’t received the ‘Bangin’ Brilliant’ lip/shadow/cheek permanent collection! Ridiculous! Anyway this collection doesn’t wow me. I like the design on the face powder though! Super cute!

This is an area where I have a lot of similar looking product so this collection comes down to reviews on quality and careful comparison with what I already have.

ANOTHER collection, it feels like they release one every month or is that how they do it? I’m not a huge MAC fan so I don’t know how often they put out collections but this seems a like a lot this year already.

I’d honestly buy blush with the bowling pins just cause it’s fun and unique.

They practically release 2-5 a month a mix of permanent and LE now….. It’s the reason I stopped buying so much LE from MAC and other brands unless they are permanent shades in a sample/smaller item kit.

The pearlmatte formula powders as usually good so I’m curious as how this Trophy face powder works.

OMG, mye eyes are popping out of their sockets! Look at that powder with the bowling pin embossing!! I want it! I don’t even care what color the powder is, or whether it scores well. It is too cute!!! MAC has out-done themselves with that one. If every MAC collection was like that powder, I would be dead broke. Also interested in 300 Game shadow, blackened cherry sounds intriguing ……

Ok… I dont really get this one. The products seem ok, but what an odd theme! Why bowling? It seems like a random idea to try to group some items together and call it a collection. I am perplexed. The face powder is a fun idea but they could have done that with any design- I would have been more drawn to floral/ geometric/ pattern/ etc.

Yeah, I’m a bit confused by the bowling theme as well. I did a quick search and didn’t find anything this year that would be major in the bowling world (anniversaries, inaugural tournaments, etc.) thinking MAC maybe partnered up with an organization as a sponsor or something; which now that I say it out loud sounds incredibly stupid. It’s a very random theme for a collection for sure.

However, come release day I will have ZERO qualms with throwing elbows to get that Pearlmatte powder. That formula is one of my all-time favorites and the design is very unusual.

A lipstick named “Babes and Balls”, um, what??? They need to fire whoever gave a LIPSTICK this not-quite-right name!
As for the rest of this mishmash of permanent shades, repromotes and whatever, it’s just not that appealing to me. Except *possibly* the face powder.

The powder Looks really funny. Nice product for my Mac collection. Really interested in how the new lipsticks Look like. From the Description I think that there is no colour for me.

Ooh I’m picking up another of the liquid lurex lipstick. I got it in the last limited collection to use as a ‘not lipgloss’ topcoat to add shine and dimension/highlight the cuspids bow etc but it’s probably gone off by now. It’s a great colour! Really useful and makes the lips look nice and plump!

It’s like somebody was playing around in the lab and made the powder with the bowling pins on a whim and someone higher up was like “that will sell. Throw some random extras we have together and we’ll call it a collection. Get someone in creative to name it something bowling related” “Oh yeah, and don’t forget, we still have a ton of that Carbon crap to get rid of so make sure you add that to the collection. ” LOL
Seriously, I don’t really think that ( I’m pretty sure it was obvious I was joking but it doesn’t always translate) but it’s so odd and not at all cohesive.
However….. I sure hope you got the casual colors!! I’ve fallen in love with the CC formula and would love to know what these look like swatched. AND if they are as good as the others.

Another uninspired Mac collection. =/ It seems like their hearts just aren’t in it anymore. Why carbon?! Why do they keep trying to make us think this is a good color! Bring back typographic!

Christine – Canadian and US prices on Pearlmatte Face Powder must be switched (I can’t imagine it’s cheaper in Canada than in the US, though a girl can hope). I mentioned this earlier but you must have missed it.

I haven’t purchased anything from MAC in quite some time, so I may go for “It’s a Strike” and “Rack ‘Em Up” from this collection. I’m such a sucker for nudes and taupes, honestly!

Where’s the super cool packaging we’ve come to expect from these collections? Disappointed with that. King Pin looks amazing and ordered it even though usually don’t like lip gloss. Don’t have another like it. Will probably pick up the powder (and probably only for show since the design is too great to mess up!) and a few eyeshadows and lipsticks, but I’m not rushing to order as fast as I would if the packaging were special. Surely they realize how many of us are suckers for packaging…

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