MAC Love That Look Collection Sneak Peek Product Photos

MAC Love That Look Collection for Fall 2009

You saw it here first — a preview of Love That Look! πŸ™‚

Lots of photos await you!

Here is a breakdown by color, unofficial descriptions, for your reference:

  • Grand Entrance Cool apricot beige
  • Dreammaker Frosty golden yellow
  • Smoke & Diamonds Dirty dark grey
  • Glamour Check! Reddish brown
  • Strike A Pose Dirty deep sea blue
  • Ego Light yellow pink
  • Fashion Groupie Light, blue violet
  • Unbasic White Snow white
  • One-Off Medium green with silver pearl
  • Rated R Light, yellow green
  • Style Snob Dirty pink brown with gold pearl
  • Fashion Light gray-green with gold pearl

Grand Entrance

Strike a Pose



Rated R

Smoke & Diamonds

Unbasic White

Glamour Check

Fashion Groupie


Style Snob


Pearlglide Liners: Fly by Blu, Black Russian, Molasses, Rave

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I was JUST about to comment with that. I have the Rated R duo already but I definitely want to swatch these two by each other. Hmmm, looking a little sketchy there, MAC!

I totally agree – that’s what I was thinking, too. That green-yellow from NARS’ Rated R is an awesome color and I can understand MAC wanting to dupe it… but to name it the same thing? I second your boo!

Ditto Neeshie! I’m dead . . . I love ALL of those colors, and since I’ve just gotten into colorful makeup, they’re not like anything I already have. Good thing I’ve got time to save!

umm if they use “Rated R Green” as the final name, I would sue them if I were Nars! they took the name AND made it almost the same color?!

I’m sure they’ll change the name- but the working name may just tell us where the inspiration came from for the color. The Nars green is really hard to wear though- I don’t know that I agree that the MAC shade is more yellow toned; Nars’ is almost a yellow-green gold. We’ll see though!

That just shocks me- I guess color names must not be copyrighted, but I’m still surprised that MAC would choose that name for a color so similar. Big FAIL for someone in the R&D department maybe…

Wow, wow, wow! Rated R Green looks similar to Bitter in the pic. I’m not familiar with it so does anyone know what the difference is? This is incredibly exciting news & the pics just get me more pumped about it. S&D and Glamour Check = LOVE!

It does look a bit similar to it, but I don’t know. I haven’t seen it in person, and pictures are still kind of misleading when they’re released by MAC. Hard to say this early on!

OH THANK YOU GOD!! The return of Smoke & Diamonds!! At first, I thought it was a boring color, but then I saw it in person, and omg. By then it was WAAAAAAY sold out. So sad. But now I can has!!! YAY!

Also, how do they get away with calling it “Rated R Green” when it looks JUST like Nars’ green in the Rated R duo? It doesn’t really matter, because Mac is cheaper than Nars, and now I can finally buy it! LOL!

Oh, wow! Smoke and Diamonds is coming back out!! Yesss! I wanna get it, but I have Stila’s Lil Diamond…I wonder which is better.

But anyways, I like Eggplant, Rated R Green and Green Bronze. Glaring Blue looks interesting as well.

Oh Christine, you MUST. Lil’ Diamond is gorgeous and the texture is….gorgeous, LOL. Very smooth and pigmented. But seriously, check it out, so that you can compare that to MAC’s Smoke and Diamonds.

green bronze looks grey on my monitor…

these look interesting though! is her lipstick going to be released as well as part of this collection?

I sure do Christine! I’m actually going to purchase the entire collection!! This is the first time that I’m going to get everything! I almost got everything from the Hello Kitty collection.

rated r looks similar to the green in the nars rated r eye shadow duo. i hope it’s more pigmented!! I WANT EVERY COLOR IN THIS COLLECTION FYI <3

The colourful eyeshadows are what attracted me to MAC in the first place hehe.
I think I will be buying a few of these πŸ™‚

Pssst…you have Fly By Blu and Black Russian switched in the Pearlglide pic descrip πŸ˜‰

I’m so happy they’re bringing RAVE back for a little bit — I LOVE THAT LINER. πŸ˜€

I love pearlglide eyelinerβ™‘ It’s so gorgeous ; – ;
I already have ply-by-blu and rave, but I can’t wait!!!!!!!

I’m not much of an eyeshadow girl, so the liners were all I was interested in… since they’re repeats (and not repeats of the ones I love), I won’t have to buy anything!

do these have fancy packages? i hope nott. cause i’m planning to get them in a pan form
but i’m a sucker for packagingg
i hate wht the style warrior collection did to me :(. haha

No, it doesn’t, since these photos show them in typical MAC packaging and these are the official images. They don’t come in pan form as far as I know, though, unless they’re making these shades permanent (which I don’t know either way). The promo photo may just be for visuals.

I really hate to say it, but most of these new eyeshadows look like some older eyeshadows… Except with really tiny modifications. For example::

Strike A Pose strongly reminds me of Tilt; or a lighter version of Deep Truth. Grand Entrance is looking like a pinker version of Shroom; maybe even Jest? Rated R reminds me so much of Bitter it’s not even funny; or maybe even a yellow-er version of Sharp. Unbasic White is reminding me of Gesso except with what appears to be glitter? Glamour Check looks like a darker version of Cranberry to me. Finally, Ego reminds me of a slightly pinker version of Paradisco.

It’s kind of making me go all *sad face,* because I love when M.A.C. comes out with new eyeshadows, and I certainly understand that M.A.C. needs to alter some older colours in order to put out new-ish colours… But these just look so similar to the colours I mentioned earlier [Bitter, Cranberry, etc.], it really makes me question if I should go buy them if I already have something extremely similar bordering on almost exactly the same as the “new” eyeshadows.

I hate to be a Debbie Downer, especially when it comes to a new makeup collection. I’ll try to reserve as much judgment as possible until I/your readers [hopefully!] see your colour swatches, how well the pay-off is, etc. Keep up the wonderful work!

I never judge based off of MAC promo photos, because they’re never 100% accurate, and even if it looks good (or bad), it can be so very different in person, because it may swatch terribly (or beautifully), it could have subtle reflects/shimmer that’s not captured in the image, etc. I can definitely see similarities, and no doubt last year’s Starflash held some extremely similar shades, too, so I’m expecting a few close ones this year, too!

I have Shroom and Grand Entrance. They are NOTHING alike. The Starflash formula is completely different– its like butter and the color payoff if insane. GE has a peachier/frostier finish than shroom. I often use shroom as an all over base color (I’m a NC15) and I don’t think I could ever do that with GE. I’d look like a shimmer ball. I use it to highlight the inner corners of my eyes and my brow bone.

Before I bought Glamour Check last year I thought it reminded me of Cranberry, Sketch, Hepcat, and Twinks. After I swatched it, it only looked like Twinks. I think they could be interchangeable (although they are different finishes) but they both have a place in my e/s collection.

smoke & diamonds….. drool… πŸ™‚
I’ve been waiting for it to be re-promoted. I missed it last time around. *cries*
I seriously needs molasses liner as well! Thanks cristine

How is the Starflash finish? I’ve always wonder. The time they got released (last year?) I wasn’t into Mac yet. They’re all still available on the French Mac website (with the exception of smoke and diamonds) and I have never felt like rushing in case I’d be disappointed. Does it feel creamy or something?

It’s hit or miss. A lot of people LOVED the Starflash finish, but I was just so-so on it. I wasn’t sold. I found some were nice, some weren’t. I find them kind like a frost and a veluxe pearl when they’re good πŸ™‚

Omg some of these colours look amazing….There r so many collections i want think i am going 2 list everything i want from all the up and coming collections. Then see how much there is if possible narrow it down to the minimum lol. May have 2 never buy makeup from other brands again lol….Mac all the way from now on i think lol

I have an entire train case packed to the brim with only MAC cosmetics. I use nothing else, and I love it that way.

Hmm, i’m less enthusiast for this collection than i thought i’d be. All the colors look a little boring to me. However, that liner in ‘Rave’ certainly caught my eye!

I’m really surprised that they’re not bringing back Wolf! It’s such a great, versatile shade of the pearlglide liners!

I can’t wait for those. I haven’t updated my MAC stash in a long time. It’s been too long, but those colors would be a nice additon!

I want
Smoke & Diamonds
Glamour Check (maybe)
Fashion Groupie
Unbasic White
Rated R
Style Snob (maybe)

S & D looks like Arctic Grey…any one out there know the difference in the two? Arctic Grey is from the Chill Collection from this year.

Hi Christine!
The first four eye shadows really “familiar” : Grand Entrance, Dreammaker, Smoke & Diamonds, and Glamour Check!

Do you know if these are the same exact colors from previous launches?

Holla at yo girl πŸ™‚


HELLO one off and rated r! you all will be in my pallette! I pray they don’t change th packaging because i need some more to depot! I’m gonna try to not purchase anything else MAC until August!

Haha! πŸ˜‰

Well, if they’re made perm, then they’ll be available in pots and pans. If not, just regular black pots!

Sooo no pan form? Just for promo imaging or…? I think I am only buying pan-form MAC until I use up more colours (as they are cheaper) waah!

are these going to be perm??? ahh, I got Smoke & Diamonds…that’s LOVE lol…snatched up a feew others at a CCO (ahh another love lol). and PEARLGLIDES…..just want molasses lol…i’ll be so broke from, buying the msf’s in july <3 teehee…can’t wait to see swatches

Wow, these eyeshadows look so cool!! I really like the look of Strike a Pose and Fashion Groupie. Fashion looks quite unusual too. Looking forward to seeing them when they come out!

Oh my gosh! I’m so looking forward to this! My b-day is in October, so maybe I’ll get some cash to go spend πŸ˜‰ I kind of wat everything =I LOOL

thanks for the pics! great chance to pick up smoke and diamonds again!

i think though, judging from the pictures that the 2nd pearlglide is wolf and not black russian.

Sooo gorgeous!
I want at least a half of the collection πŸ™‚
Just wondering, will they be avaliable as refills as well? As shown at the secont picture?

I really don’t know if there will be pro pans with this launch or not, I haven’t heard anything to say yay or nay on that!

I’m gonna be soooo broke. I’m just now building back up my makeup fund from Hello Kitty!! But e/s is my favorite.

I bought all the accessories and most of the make-up excluding mystery powder, dazzleglass, and lipstick. I think I bought 4 of each lip conditioner though. I have been collecting Hello Kitty since I was maybe 8?

ummm so why can’t my money STAY in my bank account? oh yeah, because of MAC!!! everytime I think I’m done done done with makeup they come out with a new stinkin’ awesome collection! blast you mac!!!!!

I have never tried the pearlglide liners. I love eyeshadow though so this collection is perfect for me. I think I am gonna try the liners this time around. I love the purple one!!

gotta wonder if these will be available in the palette refills or pots only based on the promo photos… hmm i prefer the pans and they are a cheaper and greener alternative with less packaging (despite back2mac).

Strike a Pose and Rated-R are STUNNING!! Strike a Pose looks similar to my eye color. Maybe I’ll purchase it to give my eyes a little *POP*. Rated-R only caught my eye because it’s bright and, typically, I could never pull it off!!

I love greens and from the descriptions, it sounds like one off and fashion are going to be perfect for me. Thanks so much for the advance notice, I’ll just be thinking about them for a while!

Tattoo Girl I thought it was a Fall collection but ahhh July 30th? Did you get this info from an official MAC rep? Just when I thought I could keep my $ in my bank account…

definitely buying smoke&diamonds
missed that the first time around,

any other shadows you recommend from this collection? (not super bright)

Cosmetic Company Outlet. You can usually find them at outlet malls. Lucky for me there are two close to where I live. They carry Estee Lauder owned comapnies like MAC, Bobbi Brown, and Clinique just to name a few. You can usually pick up MAC e/s for about 10 bucks!!

I was just at my local CCO today and they had both of those eyeshadows…random! do you by chance live in CA? I love the CCO for random discontinued things but my pro discount is better than there 25%…

Eek, I gotta start saving. 😑
Grand Entrance (unsure, from the pic it looks sorta like naked lunch.)
Smoke & Diamonds
Style Snob
Ego ?
Glamour Check (maybe.)

Crap. about $72 for all those colors. ): Why MAC, whhhyyyy?? hahaha. (:

so I’m this collection out right now or do we really have to wait till August?? I have been in Boston with limited internet access and nowhere near a place that sells MAC so I’ve fallen out of the loop here.

I just saw the entire collection in person at the Pro store. it is launching 7/30 with baby bloom. every single one of these shadows are BEAUTIFUL and buttery smooth in texture. They are highly pigmented and pack well for bright color, or blend well (depends on brush). Sorry ladies but there are not many shadows you can really skip in this collection, prepare to be amazed!!

These shadows are called and marketed as Starflash, and the textures are the same smooth, soft textures as last summer. I usually shop at the San Diego downtown MAC store (great store ladies!) but visited the MAC Pro Store in LA this weekend….and now my wallet must recover!

wait what? I thought they weren’t available until next Thursday, July 30?? Someone please clarify, it would totally alter my plans for this evening πŸ˜€

I got 4 of the eyeshadows today, I’m in canada… didnt see the eyeliners though… although I need eyeliners like a hole in the head!

These are out today. I just called and Macy’s and Nordies’ have them as well as MAC stores!!!! Soo excited! On my way to get them now!

For sure this is launched today in Canada (i live close to Yorkdale Mall and I stopped into the Bay there). The only one that caught my eye really was Dreammaker.. I may go back to swatch them.

Well fortunately my mac store had this starflash collection early I was so sad I didn’t expect it’s suppose to come out next week but the mac rep put it out early so I got one-off eyeshadow.

Im going back for rated-r,fashion groupie, and maybe ego…theyre gorgeous..

Just got back! Got every e/s except Glamour Check and Dreammaker (already had them) and Style Snob. Got Rave and Black Russian liners. Everything is sooo gorgeous!!

Great, i just bought a bunch of eye shadow that I fell in love with! Now i have to buy 12 more?!?
I can’t wait to see the looks for this line.

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