MAC Posh Paradise Collection for Fall 2011 - Official Information & Photos

MAC Posh Paradise Collection for Fall 2011

Launch Date: September 15th, 2011 for U.S./Canada, October 2011 for International

Succumb to temptation in a Paradise that invites taboo encounters. Rare and exotic, these delights are divine; fig leaves meet fashion beneath a jungle canopy where Seeds of Desire sprout. Discover Unknown Pleasures with lavishly lush Nail Lacquers and Mattene Lipsticks. Semi-matte lips get ultra-pure colour in a slinky, slither-smooth formula that feels as light on the lips as lust. Trespass tantalizingly with pearlized Paint Pots in shades that create seamless coverage while blending smoothly over lids. Indulge yourself with a plush, posh and provocative collection of hypnotic hues.

Mattene Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Naked Bliss Neutral light pink
  • Rare Exotic Bright mid-tone blue pink
  • Legendary Mid-tone brick red
  • Unknown Pleasures Deep red blue
  • Seeds of Desire Deep brown plum
  • Eden Rouge Bright blue-red
  • Delectable Orange-beige
  • Potent Fig Deep blue grape
  • Deliciously Foribbden Mid-tone berry
  • Fresh Amour Light lavender

Plus Paint Pots & Nail Lacquers!Β 

Paint Pot ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Treasure Hunt Light pearled yellow (Frost)
  • Half-Wild Mid-tone purple (Frost)
  • Hyperviolet Deep violet (Frost)
  • Nubile Light peachy nude (Frost)
  • Idyllic Mid-tone copper bronze (Frost)
  • Genuine Treasure Reflects antique gold (Frost)
  • Pure Creation Mid-tone frosty blue (Frost)
  • Imaginary Blackened navy (Frost)

Nail Lacquer ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Immortal Gold Pale gold (Frost)
  • Rain of Flowers Blackened violet with violet pearlized pigments (Frost) (Repromote)

Fresh Amour, Naked Bliss, Delectable, Rare Exotic, Eden Rouge

Deliciously Forbidden, Legendary, Unknown Pleasures, Potent Fig, Seeds of Desire

Immortal Gold, Rain of Flowers

MAC Genuine Treasure Paint Pot

MAC Half Wild Paint Pot

MAC Hyperviolet Paint Pot

MAC Idyllic Paint Pot

MAC Imaginary Paint Pot

MAC Nubile Paint Pot

MAC Pure Creation Paint Pot

MAC Treasure Hunt Paint Pot


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Karen Avatar

Yes, I totally agree! I have to so start saving up now to buy all the things I want from the upcoming collections. My mouth is drooling over the idea of new lipsticks and paint pots!! <3

Lulee Avatar

The paint pots sound exciting, particularly Genuine Treasure. If it looks anything like reflects antique gold pigment that I am dying to get my hands on, I’m all over it.

Amanda A Avatar

This sounds awesome! Are the mattene lipsticks a new formula? Or are they something MAC is bringing back. If they are not new, do you have any experience with them Christine?

Chantal Avatar

Will they never release new CREAM shades of paint pots?!? Enough with the frosts, already!

MAC, why can’t I quit you???

Um, sorry about that. I feel better now. πŸ™‚

Sarah M Avatar

I suppose the contrast of shimmery eyes and matte lips is what MAC is going for with this collection but I totally agree that we need more cream paint pots!

Chantal Avatar

That’s a good point, actually. Having gone back and read the concept, I think you’re right.

To be honest, I didn’t even look at the collection — I just saw “Paint pot” and checked the list for creams. And then rolled my head back, wailing “KAAAAAAAHNNNN!!”

These actually sound nice (hopefully they are pigmented). It’s just that, between Champale and the Big Bounce fiasco, I’ve been getting restless for more cream paint pots. But they aren’t really a flashy L.E. item; I think they’d fit better in the permanent collection (Painterly and Soft Ochre are among my most frequently used makeup items; I just need MOAR!). Now, if only MAC asked me… πŸ™‚

Jette Avatar

I could need a CP for the paint pots. A PP here in Denmark is 30$.. πŸ™

I own every single PP ever released so I NEEEEEEED these… *cries*

Nik Avatar

YES!!!! Finally new paint pots πŸ™‚
Ooooo I am excited for fall collections to come out now
Mac needs to stop releasing collections that I need to buy!

egon Avatar

I love PP but only cream formulas (like painterly & girl friendly) because they work great on my super oily lids (up to 6 hours ) frosts not that much =( but I never tried a Mattene lipstick & I cant wait for U to review them .. Thanks Christine

Devi Avatar


I was just thinking last night about how they needed to launch a collection that had some paint pots that weren’t neutral colors. Kinda wish that they weren’t all frosts though.

Laura Avatar

Ok…there’s actually no way I’ll be able to afford all the Paint Pots so I’ll have to narrow it down, especially as I quite like Mattenes too, and there are so many other collections to consider! At the moment I’m thinking I’ll definitely get Half-Wild, Hyperviolet, Genuine Treasure, Pure Creation and Imaginary. Maybe Treasure Hunt too. I’m pretty sure I already have coppery and peachy Paint Pots so I can probably skip those two.

I have been waiting for new Paint Pots for AGES – especially purple ones, so I really hope MAC doesn’t disappoint with these. The Cham-pale ones were pretty poor πŸ™

Mo Avatar

Sept is my birthday month. I never tell anyone what I want for my birthday but this year I’m telling any and everyone I know that I want a MAC gift card. LOL!!

Lilac Avatar

oh, I had imagined some cream p/p, too, not only frosts. I guess I will try to see how the ProLong-Wear Satins are turning out, maybe those will be better for me. Same as other commenters, the satin p/p are great bases and stick like glue, but the shimmery ones are a creasing mess (only personal opinion, of course). I could not work with Bare Study, for example and sold it, but the Coral p/p from a summer LE (no idea why I bought this, as I am PPP but I guess I was adventurous) is a great base for dark eyeshadows and stays on forever.

Marina Avatar

Paint Pots – MUST HAVE:

Nubile Light peachy nude (Frost)
Idyllic Mid-tone copper bronze (Frost)
Genuine Treasure Reflects antique gold (Frost)

Yeah…I like neutrals…but YAY! PAINT POTS!

Jessica Avatar

I remember first hearing about MAC…. maybe 4 years ago? But it would still be a few years before I actually bought from them. I remember going on youtube and just dreaming about being able to affored it someday. Anyway I basically became obsessed with Mattene lipsticks but they discontinued them! So now I can fineally fulfill my fantasy. It would seriously be a dream come true if MAC decided to re-release old collections (like neo sci-fi or heatherette….)!!!! I also bought a paint pot and it seriously made my eyeshadow last like 20 hours (until I washed it off) so I am excited for those too!

Judy Avatar

Oh Holy Mother of MAC collections. The Fall is going to break the bank. I’m not complaining. I am in total MAC Heaven right now. I will be getting a bunch of stuff from all the upcoming collections. I need to make time & make a wish list because it’s too many to remember. πŸ™‚

Allie Avatar

I’m so happy that Paint Pots are being released with this collection! I love how smoothly they apply and how long they last. I’m probably going to snatch up a few of these, especially the colored ones.

Julia Avatar

OMG!!!! Paint Pots!!! (now I will just have to cross my fingers that they do not have the same finish as the ones from Champale!)

shuz4ever Avatar

Paint pots whoopeeee…ok MAC u are working u’r way closer to being forgiven for my Jealousy Awakes online shopping debacle πŸ˜‰

JEN Avatar

Oh geeze! Paint pots!!! I love em all! Too bad there is no green one. I would love if they came out with a color similar to humid e/s.

Christina Avatar

Well let’s see when the Cham Pale Collection came out last year in December I got half of the collection including all 4 of the paint pots. And now that Mac is coming out with a new collection for the fall I see myself getting all 8 of the paint pots and 3 of the lipsticks, but however it would be nice if they can come out with some cream paint pots instead of it being all frost.

Phylena Avatar

I can’t wait to see the swatches and pics so I can weed some of these out, because right now I want it all (especially the paint pots)

Ashley Avatar

Yes, it’s a cream shadow and / or eyeshadow base. If you use a nude one as a base, it will not affect your eyeshadow color, but if you use a frost/glitter type, it will enhance or dominate your eyeshadow color (depending on what you use). They’re pretty versatile. πŸ™‚

Ashley Avatar

OMG Paint Pots! And a blue paint pot! I’ve been waiting for one! (wasn’t really into makeup when the blue one was released years ago) I love the frost-types! So many to choose from. I can’t wait. Thanks for this info!

Maline Avatar

Girls I think you will be pleased with the paintpots, just today I’ve been to Update and although the paintpots says frost, I can tell you most of them are not frosty. The only ones I saw with real sparkly shimmer to them were Treasure hunt and Genuine treasure. All of the rest were more creamy with maybe a slight sheen (think quite natural or groundwork). PS: the mattene lipsticks are TO DIE FOR! πŸ™‚

VJNS Avatar

I love paint pots. My paint pots last me about 3 years, if not more. Do you think they’re still good? They haven’t separated nor do they smell. I wonder how long they can actually last. Any idea?

Fame Avatar

Since MAC has put paint pots and eyeshadows a dollar more on their website I won’t be getting as much from this collection as I planned.

Katie Avatar

Well I had my mind set on getting Runaway red from the Make-me-over collection to be my Fall red lippie. However “Legendary” sounds like it could be more my speed being a ‘brick red’ shade. So I’m going to hold out and wait for this collection as these lippies sound pretty promising to this lipstick lover.

Judy Avatar

I’m so psyched about this collectio. I’ve wanted Potent Fig since I’ve heard about the color description. Now that I have a picture, I may get two of them. Here’s my list so far. I have never tried a mattene before, but have heard wonderful things about them. I will also try my first paint pot with this collection. Thinking about Half-Wild.

Potent Fig Deep blue grape
Deliciously Foribbden Mid-tone berry
Fresh Amour Light lavender
Rare Exotic Bright mid-tone blue pink

Mariella Avatar

Loving some of the paint pots – they’ve needed more colours for some time (though I’d like to see something more like Green Stroke). I just bought 2 lippies today and want to get Oh, Oh, Oh when it’s released so I may pass on these lipsticks.

Courtney Avatar

I’m not suddenly thrilled by anything I’m seeing, but I’ll certainly check it out. Might find something good for daywear or a nice shadow base in the paint pots.

thepaigest Avatar

I was going to buy a couple of the matte lipsticks from NARS but now thinking wait for these guys?? I looove the polishes too! Very pretty. Must have Treasure Hunt…very cool!

Mel Avatar

The lipsticks look nice. I’m not familiar with the Mattene formula so that will be fun to try. I’ll be looking at Deliciously Forbidden, Legendary, and Seeds of Desire if it’s more plum than brown. I’m not going to go too crazy for MAC Me Over now.

Carrie Ann Avatar

The Paint Pots look great, but I’ve had bad luck with Paint Pots in the past. I believe I have 4 of them all together, and 3 dried out right away. I’d barely even used them. Has anyone else had that experience, or does anyone have any tips for dry Paint Pots?

saku Avatar

I seen some have them upside down or in some little storage holders to put them in. I just keep mines in the box, make sure cap is tight and put it down.

AlexisV. Avatar

I feel like I’ve waited forever for MAC to bring back mattene lipsticks! Very excited. I’m getting that brick red! I think the darker paint pots will look nice as frosts – the lighter ones may apply too frosty. Can’t wait for swatches!

Nora Avatar

PAINT POTS!! I want them all!

Also Rain of Flowers has to be one of my all-time favorite nail polishes, so it’s great that they’re repromoting it!

Ashley Avatar

This will definitely be a home run for MAC and definitely one of the best Fall collections, as both are very loved products that haven’t had new shades released in awhile :)Now let’s just hope they don’t have too many duds.

I’m liking the looks of Naked Bliss, Rare Exotic, and Deliciously Forbidden for the Mattenes. And I like the looks of Half-wild, Hyperviolet, Nubile, and Genuine Treasure for the paint pots. I’m so glad they’re releasing purple paint pots, but I wish they had thrown in a green paint pot as well! I love the blue and yellow one as well, but I just don’t see myself getting a lot of use out of them. But OMG, I just love the names of the products! As an art student that has had way too many art history classes, they remind me of Hieronymus Bosch’s “Garden of Earthly Delights,” although they also have a general Garden of Eden theme too.

Cupcake888 Avatar

It’s totally random but seeing this make me lemming GA ETK. Christine do you know if and when GA is coming out with cream shades in that formula?

Allison Avatar

Okay, seriously, MAC just needs to slow down. Their colors are waaay too much fun!! I already have 4 paint pots and don’t need more but MAC somehow makes these incredible shades that just beckon me to come and play…

Katie Avatar

Oooh, I finally get to try out the mattene lipstick formula. Gonna try the Fresh Amour and Naked Bliss, that is if they look as lovely in person as they do in these photos.

Alecia Avatar

Paint Pots!!!! Yay, they are one of my fav mac products, and loving the lipsticks too. Looks like a really nice collection! Fingers-crossed πŸ™‚

Janey Avatar

With these plus everything I’ve seen from MAC for this fall, I guess I’ll be looking terribly glamorous- but BROKE – by New Year’s. And there’s so much more between now and then! :- o

LuLu Avatar

Paint Pots are my absolute favorite MAC product next to Fluidline. I layer them under shadow, over shadow.. LOOK at these colors!!! I’m drooling!!!

Kim-Mary Avatar

OMG! I need to see swatches. I am loving everything. I want about five of the mattenes and three or four of the paintpots…I have never even used a paint pot. Is it just for the eyes or can it be used on lips & cheeks? Any idea when the swatches will start to pop up???

Kim-Mary Avatar

I want swatches! When will we be getting swatches? It’s two weeks away and I am planning on splurging on this whole collection.

Also wondering when we will start to find out about the Glitter & Ice, Gareth Pugh collections as well as the other new upcoming collections that will be released????

Chelle Avatar

I CANNOT wait for the this to come out, but the swatches will show me how much I’m going to fork over for this. The Cindy Sherman collection could leave me broke too.

Joellyn Avatar

I’m wondering when we will be seeing swatches from this collection? This is the one collection I’ve been really looking forward to. I have been hearing that it may be delayed due to a problem concerning the Mac x Cindy Shelton collection legal issues. Even though I don’t know what one really has to do with the other plus I don’t know who CindySHelton is I just want the make-up. Have you heard anything Cristine?

Christine Avatar

I don’t have anything at this time. Please understand that I always swatch as soon as I can – as in I literally drop everything, do not eat, etc. until it’s done. If I don’t have it up, I don’t have it, and I either buy it or get surprised with samples – I never know if/what is coming. MAC does not notify bloggers they’ve sent samples, what they’ve sent, and there is never a guarantee they will send. I post information as soon as I get it and always update a post if I have additional information. If it isn’t in the post, I don’t have it. I’m sorry, but this is all I have at this time!

emily Avatar

are mac not giving samples on this collection Christine??

is that odd i thought you always got some products from each and every collection….

thats a BIG mistake on their behalf because you are my enabler!!! πŸ™‚

Christine Avatar

I don’t get any notification if/when samples are sent. Just six months ago, MAC would send samples, but they would arrive 2-3 weeks after the collection debuted. It is not unusual to not receive samples prior to the launch date. It has only been recently that they have sent prior to the launch date.

emily Avatar

well I am sending MAC an email stating that all my purchases are based around your website and clear concise shots πŸ™‚
the work you put in is truly amazing!!

Mabeline Avatar

When will you post swatches of these LE paint pots? I love the promo pics but it’s sometimes a hit or miss with frosts. Thanks so much.

– Mabeline

Jessie Avatar

Dear Christine,
I was just wondering since the release date is the 15th, I heard that mac pro stores release these collections a week before department stores so do you think it will be out before the 15th? Thank you

saku Avatar

Seriously?! Some are sold out already gosh Mac. I was hoping they would bring the out of stock fluidline back. How much do they make for things to run out so fast It’s getting silly now.

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