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MAC Punk Couture Collection for Winter 2013

MAC Punk Couture Collection
MAC Punk Couture Collection

Punk’s rebel spirit has a visual language all its own. Punk Couture: Eye Shadow x 4 builds fierce eyes with extreme black, silvered amethyst, nude matte and blackened plum. Also includes Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash, Penultimate Eye Liner and Eye Kohl. Neon Pigments instigate a chaos of colour, Retro Matte Lipstick attracts in true black, midnight violet, fig and oxblood, while Cremesheen Glass shimmers with golden and purple pearl. Black, beaded Nail Lacquers are pure, polished punk.

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

  • Studded Kiss Dark oxblood red (Retro Matte)
  • Instigator Deep blackened plum (Retro Matte)
  • Hautecore True matte black (Retro Matte) (Repromote)
  • Punk Couture Deep blackened grape (Retro Matte)

Cremesheen Glass ($20.00 U.S. / $23.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Jet Boy Sheer black with gold pearl
  • No Apologies Sheer black with pinkish purple pearl
  • Dark Outsider Cream true black

Pigment ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)

  • True Chartreuse Flat, rich chartreuse green (Pro, Permanent)
  • Neo-Orange Intense neon salmon (Pro, Permanent)
  • Magenta Madness Intense neon blue pink (Pro, Permanent)

Punk Couture Eyeshadow Quad ($40.00 U.S. / $47.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • All Races Cool light taupe-mauve (Matte) (Repromote)
  • Magic Moor RIch blackened plum with pearl (Veluxe Pearl) (Repromote)
  • Idol Eyes Silvered violet with gold (Lustre) (Permanent)
  • Carbon Intense black (Matte) (Permanent)

Nail Lacquer ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN)

  • Impassioned Bright warm pink (Cream) (Permanent)
  • Formidable Teal green with pink multi-changing pearl (Pearl) (Permanent)
  • Nocturnelle Black as night (Cream) (Permanent)

Availability: Online and in-stores December 26th, 2013 (North America); International January 2014 at all locations.

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MAC Punk Couture Collection
MAC Punk Couture Collection

MAC Punk Couture Collection
MAC Punk Couture Collection

MAC Punk Couture Collection
MAC Punk Couture Collection

MAC Punk Couture Collection
MAC Punk Couture Collection

MAC Punk Couture Collection
MAC Punk Couture Collection

MAC Punk Couture Collection
MAC Punk Couture Collection


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Roxana Avatar

oh man, the teenage goth in me really wants those lipsticks and glosses. and the logical adult in me who now has money to afford MAC is still going to get them anyway!

SatelliteDreamer Avatar

Cannot wait for these lippies. I’m hoping you get samples, so I can see your comparisons before I shop. I’m the most perplexed about Studded Kiss, as it seems pretty comparable to Endless Drama, Sin, and Diva.

I’m really interested in the glosses, as no one has posted swatches of them anywhere! I’m wondering how they compare to Style Black glosses, which I am still rationing.

Allison Avatar

really weird promo images for the lipsticks, much different from the images i’ve seen from people who’ve already received them! instigator looks way too red, and punk couture looks completely gray! i’m really excited for those two lipsticks though, wish i had picked them up when they were available on Nordstrom 🙁

Ruca Avatar

I agree… this is all wrong. The colors don’t match the descriptions, and there’s a 5th one called Carnal Instinct missing in entire thing. They’ve been building suspense on this long enough, you’d think they could get the promo material right. I think it was already released in Asia before Thanksgiving.

Katie Avatar

I agree that the promo pictures are really off. But the person that posted the picture of carnal instinct I don’t think realized that it’s gonna be in the magnetic nudes collection and not this one.

Kesha Avatar

I was able to get the lipsticks from Nordstroms during their pre-order and for whatever reason they shipped them out early to everyone. The lipsticks are NOT retro mattes despite the color story saying that they are. Not sure why that is the case…MAC never gave a clear answer to the question when asked. But the lipsticks (all 4) are just mattes. This is confirmed on the labeling on the tube and the boxes and with the texture of the actual lipsticks. They all feel similar to the texture of RiRi Nudes matte texture of that reference helps. Unless MAC releases a different version than what they released via Nordstrom then anyone really anticipating Retro Matte formula may be disappointed (or happy if RM is too drying for you). Just thought this info might help some out.

Courtney K Avatar

Wow, those Cremesheen glasses sure sound an awful lot like the Style Black colors from a few years ago. I did love those…and if these are more opaque….


amy Avatar

I *finally* stopped shopping for myself before Christmas, and now I’m making lists of all the things to buy after Christmas. between all of these lipsticks (thanks to kesha above for swatching her early releases!), the quad, the naked 3 palette and the kb shimmer chrome polish, it is getting out of control! i barely even wear makeup! what is wrong with me?!

Sylirael Avatar

I see so many things here that I would love to try! I do love me some dark lipsticks/glosses, and there are so many here… I just hope the texture/application is good; it’s hard to get right with dark colours sometimes. Fingers crossed!

Layla Avatar

Studded kiss is just like diva…only a touch brighter… Punk couture is a dark grape purple…it’s streaky… Instigator is a pretty dark blackened boysenberry… It’s my fav.

Cross Avatar

oooh, Punk Couture (the lipstick) looks like it could be right up my alley! Christine, in your experience with makeup descriptions, where does “grape” fall on the purple scale — is it in the magenta family or is it something more blue-based?

Ruca Avatar

That’s odd… I’m holding Hautecore, and it says “Matte,” not “Retro Matte.” This is just the same black lipstick promoted on Black Friday, isn’t it? Does the promo material say Retro? I’m also confused about the other lipsticks, because I’ve been seeing a total of 5 in the collection for months now, & 2 of them are purples. Every swatch I’ve seen of Instigator and Punk Couture has looked like Heroine and Strong Woman or maybe Magenta, and there’s a 5th color called Carnal Instinct that looks like a brick red. The promo pics look like 2 blacks and 2 reds. Why is MAC trying to confuse me?!? I need to retire. 🙁

Ruca Avatar

Yeah, I realized that extra color was in the Magnetic Nude promotion as soon as I had sent this message, so… too late. You’ve probably seen the same picture around the net that I have, but there is a shot of 5 lipsticks + swatches of them all (marked “SAMPLE” under the names, so no formula on the labels), and that Carnal Instinct is in the set. I should have realized it was a mash-up of two collections since the original Asian blog I saw also showed all the Extra Dimension stuff. No idea why that blogger munched it all under the header “Punk Couture” but if I had to guess, I’d say MAC probably had not attached an official name to the second collection when those images started floating around.

Christine Avatar

I don’t think I have seen it, but I don’t quite keep up with spoilers as much now as I did four or five years ago (it’s hard to keep up and keep it all straight!). They could have been really early samples without press releases, as I know when MAC sends samples, it’s typically in clumps – like the Huggables and Magnetic Nude together. (No Punk Couture.)

Ruca Avatar

Nevermind. Appears that 5th lipstick is listed along with the nude collection, although I fail to see how “Carnal Instinct Deep brick red with gold pearl (Frost)” can be defined as “nude” and I can’t help but wonder why the early swatch pics out of Asia show that one with the 4 Punk Couture lipsticks as if they’re part of a set.

Hinahon Avatar

Somehow, some of the descriptions make me think about what they came out with for the whole black collection (i can’t remember the name, it was the one with the black with colored veins mineralize eyeshadows). I bought almost everything back then as I’m a fan of such things. I can’t wait to see swatches to see if they’re kinda similars ^^

Cait Avatar

I went in to buy any of the lipsticks, really, and walked out with Studded Kiss. Probably the one that I wanted least.. And it’s probably my most favourite lipstick I’ve ever purchased. I’m not sure if it’s acceptable to wear deep red lips with Kelly Osborne coloured hair, but I’m doing it anyways !

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