MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection for Fall 2009

MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection

U.S. Launch Date: August 20th, 2009
International Launch Date: September 2009

Everything we do at MAC is built around the idea that anything is possible when self-expression is honored, exalted, allowed to rise to its ultimate aria. This season MAC celebrates the idea of the Artist in every shade and stripe…makeup as art form. We’ve selected three individuals who exemplify this idea through both the subjects they choose, and the wildly individual styles and colours used to convey them. Bold heroic, big; giggly, playful, clever; dramatic, original, abstract: Fall ’09 as seen by Richard Phillips, Maira Kalman, and Marilyn Minter. Be inspired!

Make-Up Art Cosmetics Fall ’09 As Seen By Richard Phillips, Painter
Andy Warhol did a cameo on The Love Boat in 1985…and in the same spirit, Richard Phillips! 1998 painting, Spectrum, made its debut on the scandalous Gossip Girl a sign of the times! Need we say more? Recycled and re-imagined ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s ads and images, and every colourful issue ever considered when pondering the question of “identity” is what Richard Phillips is all about. Highly technical, a refinement of precise, academic painting, his gold and beautiful portraits seem so relevant to everything MAC artistry is all about. A collection of eye shadow quads, lipsticks, Lipglass, and The Perfect Cheek Blush just leap off the canvas!

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

  • Full Body Deep red plum (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Hold the Pose Brown plum with gold pearl (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Front Lit Light white yellow (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Lovin’ It Cool neutral with yellow undertone (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • High Strung Deep pink silver (Frost) (Permanent)

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

  • On Display Purple with yellow pearl (Limited Edition)
  • New Spirit Light yellow coral (Limited Edition)
  • Personal Taste Mid-tone rose with pink gold pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Young Thing Yellow neutral with gold pearl (Limited Edition)

Photo Realism Eyeshadow Quad ($36.00 U.S. / $43.00 CDN)

  • Photorealism Gold shimmer with gold pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Fresh Approach Cool, mint green (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)
  • Image Maker Mid-tone grey green (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Grey Range Deep blue green (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)

In the Gallery Eyeshadow Quad ($36.00 U.S. / $43.00 CDN)

  • Lightfall Pale pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • Look at the Eyes Light violet (Satin) (Limited Edition)
  • In the Gallery Mid-tone blue pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Private Viewing Deep brown plum (Matte) (Limited Edition)

Notoriety Eyeshadow Quad ($36.00 U.S. / $43.00 CDN)

  • Skintone 1 Light white pink (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Skintone 2 Mid tone gold (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Noteriety Mid tone brown with gold pearl (Velvet) (Limited Edition)
  • Rich & Earthy Rich coral bronze (Veluxe Pearl) (Limited Edition)

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Powder Blush ($18.00 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

  • The Perfect Cheek Mid-tone pale pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
  • Notable Mid-tone brick brown red (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Make-Up Art Cosmetics Fall ’09 As Seen By Maira Kalman, Illustrator

We still chuckle (along with all of Manhattan) over the now-famous New Yorker cover illustration of “Newyorkistan.” Cheeky, witty, always amusing, Maira’s illustrations are cute and colourful, wonderfully child-like, playful…and sophisticated all at once. Technakohl Liners and Maira’s Magical thinking Eye Shadows are made for the MAC Artist with a sense of mischief and a deep desire to be defiantly different. Warm and eccentric at the same time, Maira’s faces are full of cock-eyed optimism, with the tiniest smidge of city-girl-snobbism…simply, scrumptiously, stupendously sublime!

Eye Shadows ($14.50 U.S. $17.00 CDN)

  • Crest the Wave Rich yellow (Frost) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
  • Off the Page Mid-tone mustard orange (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Haunting Light turquoise blue (Satin) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
  • Violet Trance Deep blue purple (Matte) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
  • Purple Shower Mid-tone magenta with silver pearl (Satin) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
  • Maira’s Magic Yellow pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)

Technakohl Liners ($14.50 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

  • Full of Fuschia Deep blue magenta (Limited Edition)
  • Artistic License Bright turquoise blue (Limited Edition)
  • Obviously Orange Mid-tone coral (Limited Edition)
  • Colour Matters Bright lime (Limited Edition)
  • Graphblack Rich graphic black (Permanent)

Make-Up Art Cosmetics Fall ’09 As Seen By Marilyn Minter, Photographer

There’s that famous close-up of Tom Ford’s belly button, part of the “Pathology of Glamour” that this artist renders with luminous, almost hallucinatory colour and painterly photo-realism… Erotic imagery that zooms in on a succulently wet, red lip, a dappled, sequined eye, or a silverized stiletto splashing in the mud. The Whitney Biennial Artist says she’s “Never met a model who actually thinks she’s beautiful,” and that observation goes a long way to explain how she connects to what MAC wants to say about all-inclusiveness we’re ALL beautiful sometimes. Pigments in Push the Edge and Copper and Gold Glitter have the power to make anyone feel like they WILL be seen and desired.

Pigments ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

  • Brash & Bold Bright magenta (Limited Edition)
  • Push the Edge Deep bright purple with pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Cocomotion Dirty gold with olive undertone and gold sparkle (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
  • Heritage Rouge Deep burgundy with red and brown pearl (Permanent at PRO)

Glitters ($19.50 U.S. / $23.00 CDN)

  • Fuschia Sparkling fuschia (Permanent at PRO)
  • Gold Sparkling chunky gold (Permanent at PRO)
  • Reflects Rust Sparkling warm red (Permanent at PRO)
  • Reflects Copper Sparkling saffron (Permanent at PRO)

Gloss Texture ($18.00 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

  • Clear (Permanent at PRO)

Plushlash Mascara ($13.00 U.S. / $15.50 CDN)

  • Plushblack True black (Permanent)


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So looking forward to this one! Though the onslaught of so many lustre lipsticks lately has been kind of annoying. But Photo Realism and the liners shall be mine!

This is the collection I’m most excited for, I want
Front Lit Lipstick
High Strung Lipstick
On Display Lipglass
Personal Taste Lipglass
Young Thing Lipglass
Crest the Wave Eye Shadow
Off the Page Eye Shadow
Haunting Eye Shadow
Purple Shower Eye Shadow
Maira’s Magic Eye Shadow
Full of Fuschia Technakohl Liner
Artistic License Technakohl Liner
Obviously Orange Technakohl Liner
Colour Matters Technakohl Liner
Brash & Bold Pigment
Push the Edge Pigment
Fuschia Glitter

Now if I can afford it all or not is a whole other story =P

Wow this is the ONLY collection posted (so far) that I am remotely interested in! This is a first for me!! But I can’t really afford MAC right now so its a good thing.. may want two of the quads 😀

the quads and single e/s’s sound interesting. I’ll be saving my money from passing on the other collections for this one.

Photo Realism and Notoriety Quads seem interesting, and as for the e/s, Off the Page, but otherwise they are repromoting not so good ones perhaps. But can’t wait for pics and swatches!

Front Lit Lipstick
New Spirit Lipglass
Young Thing Lipglass
Photo Realism Eyeshadow Quad
In the Gallery Eyeshadow Quad
Notoriety Eyeshadow Quad
The Perfect Cheek Blush
Crest the Wave Eyeshadow
Off the Page Eyeshadow
Haunting Eyeshadow
Violet Trance Eyeshadow
Purple Shower Eyeshadow
Maira’s Magic Eyeshadow
Colour Matters Technakohl Liner
Cocomotion Pigment
Heritage Rouge Pigment

I am NOT going to be able to afford this all! But my list will narrow down once I see the real things or maybe my list will grow!!!

Isn’t this like a follow up to the Cult Of Cherry Collection from last year?

New Spirit lipglass
Notoriety Eyeshadow Quad
The Perfect Cheek Blush
Crest the Wave Eyeshadow
Off the Page Eyeshadow
Haunting Eyeshadow
Violet Trance Eyeshadow
Purple Shower Eyeshadow
Maira’s Magic Eyeshadow
Colour Matters Technakohl liner
Push the edge pigment

so … that’s a lot !! Might have to start saving up now :p

Oh, i already know im buying 2 of every flippin thing. well, just the Mariah collection. (the one with the bright collection like haunting and crest the wave)

and all technoliners. bold and brash. i have wayyyyyy too many lipsticks and lipglosses, ill just dup everything.

I need this collection in my life, it is just a cruel twist of fate that it is due to be released in September here in the UK just before term starts back…

Saw these today swatched on paper. The eyeliners are AMAZING!!! if you like bright colors you will love these!! The lime is so pretty and so is the fuschia!! i thought I would be able to skip most of this but no way! I also saw the pigments and the “brash and bold” and “push the edge” are gorgeous!!

In The Gallery Quad
Maira’s Magic + Hauting Eyeshadow
Artistic License Technakohl Liner

i have tried very hard to narrow down into that wishlist(:

I want everything from this collection but I’ve limited myself to only TWO things that I really need: (all the other colours I can just mix and create or dupe) Colour Matters and Graphblack technakohls. I’m saving up for Assemblage MES, and with what money I have left over from gift cards and such (I’ll be perusing my MAC counter around Christmas/birthday) I’ll probably buy Vegas Volt lipstick and some Sonia Kashuk brushes and makeup.

ok so im skipping out on like every collection until this one so that i can buy a ton of stuff from here especially the quads! im def. getting the three quads though!

oh my f’ing gosh…they’ve just released Color Craft now this one. I’m going to be so broke. I love all the eyeshadow shades.

I can’t wait for this collection. Thank you for the details of each item. Definitely eyeing 2 quads, 2 lipglass, one of the single shadows and 2 pigments, and the gloss texture!

My Wishlist:

Makeup Art Collection
– Lipglass: Personal Taste
– Eyeshadow Quads: Notoriety or Photorealism
– Perfect Cheek blush

That’s all for now, I think. Although, I sort of like Cool Reserve from the nail polish collection but I’ll have to check it out in person.

Thanks for your videos and contest, Tiffany! 🙂

ok so after swatches I’ve modified my wishlist and things are looking good for me because I’ve managed to narrow things down
Photo Realism Quad
Notoriety Quad
Personal Taste l/g
Crest the Wave e/s
Off the Page e/s
Perfect Cheek blush

That’s it! (as if this wasn’t expensive enough right? lol)

Here’s my list that I’m purchasing next week:

All of the lipglasses
Lipsticks: FullBody, Front lit and Loving it
E/S: Violet Trance and Off the Page
Blush: The Perfect Blush
E/Liners: Artistic License, Full of Fushia, Obviously Orange
Pigments: Push The Edge and Cocomotion and the Gloss Texture. Thank God for the pro discount!

Tonight I stopped at the Mac counter to pick up a few items and was able to see some of the colors from this collection that was behind the counter -not yet on the counters for display. The colors are gorgeous. I plan on purchasing all the single eyeshadows, all the pigments and all the eyeliners except for the black- I just got the pearl glide eyeliner in Black Russian so I don’t need the black. The Violet trance eyeshadow is unlike any I have seen in previous collections- so vibrant and beautiful. After splurging on the recent Color Craft and Love that Look collection and now this one coming up- I think I should be good for a while.

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