MAC Manish Arora Color Story Information

MAC Cosmetics Manish Arora (October 9th, 2008) (Limited Launch)

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The Raj is all the rage! Modern to the max, exotic in the extreme, Indian design guru, Manish Arora, has teamed up with MAC to say “namaste” fashion world! His maximilistic vibe puts Vishnu in the vanguard, bursting with Blush-Devil and pink Swoon style and sophistication. With new lipstick, lipglass, blush and Eyes on Manish collections, expect kaleidoscope clash, shocking new combinations, colour-cult compacts! Take a trip to Manish Mania!

Eyes on Manish (Palette)

  • Nylon Pale gold with icy metallic shimmer (Frost)
  • Going Bananas Soft lemon yellow (Frost)
  • Playful Bright pink (Satin)
  • Bitter Vivid bright golden green flecked with shimmer (Velvet)
  • Electric Eel Vivid bright blue flecked with shimmer (Satin)
  • Deep Truth Real dark blue (Frost)


  • Girl About Town Fabulous fuschia (Amplified Creme)
  • Kiss Manish Frosty mid-tone burnt red (Frost)


  • Pink Manish Frosted fuschia (Frost)
  • Shine Manish Frosty burnt orange with multi-dimensional pearlized pigments (Frost)

Powder Blush

  • Devil Bright iridescent coral orange (Satin)

Sheertone Blush

  • Pink Swoon Clearly pink (Sheertone)

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I don’t have any of the colors in the palette (a have dupes of a couple though) so I’m all over that. and I heard the packaging is gonna be the bomb. I can pass on the rest of it, but that palette will be mine!

Hi HeavenLeiBlu,

I’ve heard the same about the packaging, but hopefully I can resist it, lol!

Goin’ Bananas is so pretty, so I’m glad they’re repromoting it for those who missed out. Too bad it’s in a palette, though.

Oh wow. this way I can finally get Deep Truth, Bitter AND Going Bananas, all together, plus other fun things. yay!

I didn’t know Manish Arora was a name. I thought people were misspelling “Mannish Aurora” and it was going to be androgyny-themed masculine makeup, lol.

Hi Carrie,

I’m glad this palette works for you 🙂

LOL, yes, apparently it is a designer line. I kept typing Aurora myself.

Hi Carrie – he’s a prominent designer from India whose known for bright, vibrant colors in his clothing lines. I’m hoping the packaging reflects his designs!

I never heard of him either until I recently got a new pair of glasses, that are black on the outside, lined with a fuschia-ish purple and have hearts cut out of the metal temples. they are gorgeous, and also the eyeglass case is in the shape of an extruded heart, which leaves me on edge about how cute this packaging will be, though I doubt I would use any of these colors.

OHHHH this sounds really fun 🙂 I bet the packaging will be super duper spiff and that the whole bit will be sold out really quickly. All the girly girls with darker skin tones will likely look smashing in all these colors. If the packaging is as cool as I hear it will be…I might get a lippie or two.

Ok I have to buy that palette. 4 of the 6 I’ve been dying to get. Just haven’t had the funds. And I’m excited going bananas is in there I didn’t get it from c-shock!

*perks up like a beagle who sees a slice of pizza on the table*


Curse you MAC for putting it in a pallet! I’ve been lemming that shade for the last year. But I already have Bitter, Deep Truth and Nylon *groans*. Flack! I’ll only forgive them IF the packaging is amazing. Must have Going Bannanas….

Alas, no Pro store within 1000 clicks of me. I’ll try the phone ordering when I get some extra money ( at the rate MAC releases collections…HA!).


pleassseeee mac gods, please, let the palette have gorgeus special packaging!!!;D

I’m so bummed that the palette is all perm or repromotes. They could have done something really fun with LE colors! I am interested to see the packaging though & I love the sound of Pink Manish l/g. Also, maybe this will be my chance to grab Devil blush 🙂

I have every single color in that pallet except Going Bananas which I REALLY WANT!!! Do I get the whole thing just for that one color?? Grrrrr….I think I’ll be forced to pass. It’s just not worth it. Damn those pallets! Oh well…I got all the MES’s and 7/9 of the Mineralize blushes, so my money needs to recover 🙂

Er – no. It’s full of repromotes! I for one am going to pass on it regardless of the packaging. Anyway – the Red She Said holiday collection packaging sounds far more glamorous!! 🙂

Ooh Christine great info, thanks! *jumping in joy* for the re-release of going bananas (the only color I missed out on c-shock). All these repromotes this fall and winter are a bummer, esp the cult of cherry quads.

This has just been released her in Dubai.
& I must say the packaging is so funky & has this like henna (kindda) design on it. So lovely.
I didnt get the palette since I have ALL colors. I was tempted though to get it because of the very cute packaging.
I got all two blushes, two l/g, & one l/s(kiss manish) since I have the girl about town l/s.

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