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MAC Semi-Precious Collection for Summer 2011 (Official)

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MAC Semi-Precious Collection for Summer 2011

U.S. Launch Date: July 7th, 2011
International Launch Date: July 2011

We can all admire a girl with a 30-carat diamond. But the new dazzle is Semi-Precious. Gems that are rare in spirit, rich in substance and worn fluidly, on the skin. In MAC Semi-Precious, four finely milled gems – bronzite, black tourmaline, gold pyriate, and lilac lepidolite – bring their own earthy an spiritual affluence to three key elements of the mineralize collection: eyeshadows, skinfinish, and blush. Setting them off: a collection of colour, two mineralize skincare formulas, and four new limited-life split fibre brushes. Like everything this precious, these elements start off rare, and tend to get rarer… get rich while you can!

Check out collection details!

Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Gem of Roses Mid-tone strawberry pink (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Lush Amber Light nude beige (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
  • Musky Amethyst Deep plum (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • One of a Kind Mid-tone rosy neutral (Lustre) (Limited Edition)

Cremesheen Glass ($18.50 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

  • Geo Pink Strawberry pink (Limited Edition)
  • Looks Like Sin Mid-tone reddish plum (Limited Edition)
  • Natural Flare Light caramel nude (Limited Edition)
  • Pure Magnificence Light grey pink (Limited Edition)
  • Richly Revered Deep brown plum (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Blush ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)

  • Feeling Flush Melange of pink, deep blue, pink, soft brown (Limited Edition)
  • Pressed Amber Melange of nude, beige, brown (Limited Edition)
  • Warmth of Coral Melange of coral, peach (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Skinfinish ($28.00 U.S. / $33.50 CDN)

  • Semi-Precious Crystal Pink Pink champagne base with inner circle of pink, mid-tone green, bronze (Limited Edition)
  • Semi-Precious Goldstone Brown base with inner circle of rosy pink, white, gold (Limited Edition)
  • Semi-Precious Pearl Beige champagne base with inner circle of white, plum, bronze (Limited Edition)
  • Semi-Precious Rose Quartz Rosy pink base with inner circleof silver, lime, white-pink copper (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Eyeshadow ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

  • Blue Sheen Melange of navy, black, peach (Limited Edition)
  • Clarity Melange of light pink, off white green, gold, and black (Limited Edition)
  • Dark Indulgence Melange of forest green and black (Limited Edition)
  • Faux Gold Melange of coral, gold, lime, bronze (Limited Edition)
  • Golden Glaze Melange of gold and black (Limited Edition)
  • Hint of Sapphire Melange of pink, violet, teal, copper, blue (Limited Edition)
  • Jade’s Fortune Melange of bright yellow, blue, lime, black (Limited Edition)
  • Mineral Mode Melange of white base with copper and gray (Limited Edition)
  • Quartz Fusion Melange of soft pink, silver, deep pink (Limited Edition)
  • Rare Find Melange of violet, brown, gold (Limited Edition)
  • Smoked Ruby Melange of burgundy and black (Limited Edition)
  • Unsurpassable Melange of green, teal, purple, copper (Limited Edition)

Zoom Fast Black Lash ($14.00 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

  • Deepest Black Deepest black (Permanent)

Brushes (Limited Edition)

  • 234 Split Fibre Eye Blending Brush ($22.50 U.S. / $27.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)
  • 235 Split Fibre All Over Eye Brush ($30.00 U.S. / $36.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)
  • 128 Split Fibre Cheek Brush ($32.00 U.S. / $38.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)
  • 179 Angled Split Fibre Buffer Brush ($47.00 U.S. / $56.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Charged Water ($22.00 U.S. / $27.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Revitalizing energy – this refreshing hydrating mist rebalances the complexion and instantly replenishes the skin. infused with minerals that are essential in helping skin stay healthy and young looking.

Mineralize Face & Body Lotion ($29.50 U.S. / $38.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

This gentle non-sensitive rich moisturizing lotion can be used on the face and body and is free of fragrance and color.

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Ooh! I wonder what the new brushes will be like πŸ™‚ seems like an interesting collection overall!

wow, the blogger really is territorial. Thank goodness that Christine doesn’t ruin the images by pasting her name all on there.. I mean seriously “steal”? sheesh!!

Wow,it’s all so beautiful I can definitely see myself going broke! I agree about the images being ruined by the other blogger,it makes me not even want to look at those pictures. Christine’s pictures on the other hand are lovely!

Happens all the time with photos, that they are taken by other blogs and even there is added a new watermark to someone else’s (!) photos. It happens also with texts and other creations. Btw, Temptalia’s photos (I don’t mean the press photos but now her own ones, from the reviews) are as well often used elsewhere without permission or even credit πŸ™ Nothing “sheesh” about trying to protect one’s own material.

i agree that it’s sad that photos are stolen without being credited, especially as Jilliterate says how simple it is. On the other hand, when I look at the photos on specktra i have to laugh that she is worried about those being stolen. taken on your floor/carpet with bad lighting? it’s not like she spent hours setting up a pro photo shoot. those are horrible, who would steal those anyway. i know, bitchy, but come on. you can find way better photos of the collection from MAC online anyway.

I dabble in photography, and in an age where stealing a photographer’s intellectual property is as simple as RIGHT CLICK>”SAVE AS”, the lack of respect for other people’s work can be galling. I’ve had Facebook friends take my photos without asking and posting them in their albums. I’m willing to bet the photographer is well-justified in trying to protect his/her work, even if the methods are obnoxious. Whatever works, particularly since websites like LUUUX practically encourage their users to steal other people’s photos.

I Christine… just found these pics of what are supposed to be two of the new Brushes from this collection. They look kinda off to me… Do you know if these really are them?

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The brushes are double sided. one side sable hair and the other synthetic fibres. Great for minralize ehaddows and pigments.
Expecially if you use a wet brush (fix +) then u use the one side to apply and the other side to blend. Great for a more intense colour pay off

xXx have fun ,

They look like a mix of synthetic and natural hair but I’m baffled on why/how this id beneficial?!?

My favorite ones are the 4 tone Mineralize Eyeshadow blends but I’m also concerned on what colour you get out of them.

Clarity Melange of light pink, off white green, gold, and black (I see blue as well)
β€’ Light pink and off white green as well as the Gold and Blue would canceal each other out so what you get is a grey cool tone and black mix.

Faux Gold Melange of coral, gold, lime, bronze (Limited Edition)
β€’ The lime wou canceal out the red found in the coral. Making a more gold orange shade.

Hint of Sapphire Melange of pink, violet, teal, copper, blue
β€’ The Copper would cancel some of the blue but this is going to be a very blue tone shadow

Rare Find Melange of violet, brown, gold
β€’ This screams taupe to me ^_^

Unsurpassable Melange of green, teal, purple, copper
β€’ I can see this becoming a pale green to me.

Over all this is not something you want to but without swatches!!
Altough pretty there is more value in segmented MES that are pressed with the colours slip up.

Omg..i want warmth of coral just from te sounds of it !!!
The MSF’s sound nice tooo!!

Also, very excited about no permanent products or repromotes in this collection. This is a brand new stash!! Yay

I think this will be my biggest haul of the year! Luckily for my wallet I am not planning on getting much on the other limited edition collections due out in the next couple of months. I am really curious to see the brushes

I’m really interested in seeing one of the blushes (the pink based one), 2 of the MSFs and about 5 of the eye shadows!!!! Grinding my teeth over the fact that, again, the CDN price is totally NOT JUSTIFIED!!!

Agreed!!! More often than not, that price difference stops me from purchasing the larger ticket items. With the dollar exchange the way it is now and fact that MAC is a TORONTO based company, I’m peeved. Likely won’t buy much, if anything from this one either.

I have to agree with you on this. MAC seems to forget it’s a Canadian born company, yet they keep shitting on us with the prices. I’m living in the US right now, my husband is in the USMC, so lucky for me I suppose this collection will be a bit more affordable for me.

And you should see the pricing world wide, it’s insane. I sometimes buy stuff on ebay at 150% the US price + shipping, and it’s still cheaper!

in europe itΒ΄s not better. itΒ΄s so expensive in comparisson to the USA. they just change the $ to € 1:1 or make it even more expensive…
and soometimes in the states you have exclusive collections that we are not able to get, because the american website donΒ΄t ship to europe and they donΒ΄t release it here. (sorry for my english :o) )

while that is horrible, it’s not the point. The fact that (at least now) the Canadian dollar is actually STRONGER than the American dollar and we STILL pay much more is what really bothers me. And it’s like, don’t give me any crap about international cost MAC, because we’re on the SAME FREAKING CONTINENT!!!!
Sorry, that just REALLY bothers me!!!

the Exchange rate changes daily , and 5 cents is not enough of a difference to justify the much larger difference in prices. And, as of today, it takes 94 cents Canadian to purchase 1 US dollar. It’s all besides the point anyways.

I think they should lower the prices here too not only because the dollar is stronger, but it is made here and was originally a CANADIAN company. I am always considering just going over the border to by MAC stuff, but then I remember about gas :/
Canada can never have the upper-hand in anything, we are always shafted.

It’s not about exchange rate, it’s about volume sold.

Their two single largest markets are in the US – Los Angeles and New York. I’m certain that in terms of volume sold, US is the largest market by country.

Higher volume = lower prices.

I agree! This is absolutely ridiculous, It just baffles me, why would a Canadian-Originated company charge more.. In Canada! It makes absolutely no sense, but I am quite interested in the collection, thank goodness it’s in July, and I have tons of saving left to do! :p

Because it’s actually based out of New York not Canada, along with all the other Estee Lauder companies so it costs them more to keep most of the production out of Canada.

Actually, MAC’s American headquarters are in New York. MAC’s Canadian headquarters are located in Toronto, and the distribution centre is in Markham, Ontario. And a lot of the production for MAC’s products come out of Canada. MAC is a Canadian brand under an American umbrella.

a few days ago I was reading something recent from MAC and the products are mostly manufactured in Toronto, even though it is under Estee Lauder. As one viewer noted, the idea of it having to do with volume sold does make more sense, rather than it being a Canadian company.

ugh, its much worse in our australian prices, believe me especially when our dollar is worth more than the US – though, unfortunately for my wallet, this doesnt often stop me…

I can’t wait tot see the photos of the MSFs and Mineralize eyeshadows! OMG! The quantity of new Mineralize eyeshadows are amazing, and my pocket would be crying! I notice that almost all the products are new and not re-promotes?

after surf baby here comes this one,I have to remove many items from my list:)seems like this collection will be a crazy chase like VV.there are so many precious LE items!

Okay so wait…there will be 3 more collections before summer is even over…and they’ve done how many already?

Sheesh, I know people said MAC came out with too many collections but I never really noticed till I started paying attention.

Quality over quantity MAC, its a good business ethic to have.

and MAC is back in the game…
in all honesty i think their collections have been kinda off lately, but this sounds like a really.good.collection…
my wallet is already hurting:)

This is the collection I’m holding out for. I am skipping Fashion Flower, Flighty & Surf Baby to save money for a bunch of things from Semi Precious. All the lipsticks are going to be mine!!! Maybe an eyeshadow or two and a blush or two.
Thanks for the information Christine!

Slip of the tongue describing the brushes as “limited life”? I’m sure they mean “limited edition/limited availability” but describing them as “limited life” makes them sound like they start to “self-destruct” after a certain number of uses!

Limited edition means that after it sells out, it won’t be back. Limited life means that it will be available for about a year, like the Viva Glam Gaga and Cyndi.

Christine, I’m SOO thrilled, but at the same time VERY bummed because mineralized eye shadows (all mineral makeup really) does a real number on my skin. Lots of itching, tingling, etc. Is that normal? I thought mineral makeup was meant to be gentle!? I’m a freak πŸ™

i can use MSFs and mineralized blushes but not mineralized eyeshadows – my eyes water and turn red when i do. its an allergy thing!

Oh no that means I’m likely to have the same reaction because I have sensitive peepers. I wish I had a Mac store nearby where I could try the products out before blowing a bunch of money!

There is a component in mineral makeup called bismute oxychloride that is known to produce certain allergic reactions in some people, mostly people with sensitive skin. Perhaps you should try out some mineral makeup without this ingredient, if you don’t present any signs of allergy then you will know for sure it was that πŸ™‚

I think I’m most excited about the brushes. I really hope they meet my expectations. I “googled” for pictures of the collection and from what I’ve seen, the eye shadows look amazing. Not sure how I feel about the mineralize skinfinishes though.

I defo want the MSFS and maybe a few mineralise eyeshadows.
I just wish Mac wouldnt release soo many collections. It would give me a chance to save up money πŸ™

Ok, I was grumbling under my breath, “another launch? How many so far this year?” BUT…this one definitely has peaked my interest. I can’t wait to see the brushes, blushes, MSF and eye shadows. Christine, I look forward to your insight and review on this collection.

I have to say…I am SO excited for this collection. I honestly have not been excited for a collection since Cult of Cherry, and SINCE Cult of Cherry I haven’t even purchased an item from a collection. Most of the colour descriptions sound beautiful and very unique…and I’m just hoping the quality is as good as it sounds.

WOW. I better start saving now because that list looks AMAZING. I love love love the mineralize shadows that are a melange of colour. Whenever I wear the one I have people always ask what I’m wearing.
New brushes and MSF as well? My wallet is in TROUBLE!

I am excited about the brushes. I wonder if MAC is running out of numbers to use. The 179 was a white hair oval body buffer brush at one time. I hope that the new 179 is similar to the 180 brush. I wish that this collection could have included more of the charged water spray like Youth Aura charged water and Renewal Defense charge water.

Hold on a second MAC! Dayum. Just when I was going to buy everything from the other summer collections you pull this suprise out on us??!!! So evil. So naughty. So unfair. So AMAZING!!!! The brushes have peeked my interest as does everything else. I am going to have to really limit my purchases on the other collections and hold off for this one. I just hope with all my excitement and the hype this won’t be a let down.

wow Semi-Precious Crystal Pink & Warmth of Coral, YES PLEASE! So much LE, I can’t wait to try! I also can’t wait to see your review of the brushes as I consider my MAC brush guru πŸ™‚

FINALLY A MAC COLLECTION I AM DYING TO HAVE. I have been waiting since Venomous Villain’s for this. Made my wishlist of 2 blushes, 1 lipstick, 1 cremesheen glass, and 3 eye shadows. BROKE but happy (: Thank you so much !

omg this souds awesome i rlly want some of this lipstick the lustre preferably at least one of then in gem of roses or luch amber sounds good i love lustre i also want on of the mineralize skinfinishes but most likely will get 2 i like semi precious pearl or crystal pink these will be my first msf’s the warmth coral mineralize blush sounds nice btu i rlly dont need another coral bluch when i have 1 faux gold mineralize shadow and golden glaze and rare find sound nice too

Seriously! Again Mac, really? I have been waiting the whole year to see what they will bring for MSF’s and I don’t see any ‘coral’ or ‘sunkissed orange’ or something for the women of color. I was dying to see some new MSF’s for us darker girls! Every collection so far had words like ‘beige’ or ‘champagne’ or ‘nude’ (which basically means beige) I am so peeved right now and disappointed in MAC

You guys will love it when you see it in person. Nothing like MAC has ever done before, and actually…the MSF aren’t all that light….

Oh, no. Not another MAC collection. I’m obsessed with their Mineralize products and Cremesheens, so I’m really going to have to restrain myself. I know I’m going to want an MSF and Geo Pink sounds pretty. I’ll probably want an eye shadow, too. Oh, man.

I’m not a big fan of mineralize stuff… but that might just be me. I think I will be only picking up warmth of coral from this collection.

Ooooooh I am squealing with excitement right now! Based on description alone I worked out my spending to $300CA before taxes – I sure hope the swatches will rule out some MES and bring my cost down! Looks like this collection will be worth making a trip down to the US to save some cash!

Oh my gosh I think I just peed my pants ! I ma so excited about this collection I literally want everything even the le brushes bout time they come out w new brushes

I’m drooling over the msf and brushes, so excited! I’m new to MAC and didn’t purchase anything during last summers collections so i’m going to go crazy for this one!

I hope the MSFs aren’t tooo shimmery! I like a hint of sheen but I don’t like looking like a disco ball! Can’t wait for this!

oh DAMMIT!!!!!!!!!! I love verything. I thought I was only gonna be spending moneyu on the surf baby collection!!! well, so much for that idea. but I’m confused, there was supposed to be a big bounce shadow collection, is this it instead?

Interested in the brushes- they sound good.

I wish MAC could do revival collection, where they bring back some popular products like MSF Warmed. MSF Warmed would have been a great addition this collection

Since low-quality products have been dominating nearly ever MAC collection recently, I’m not getting my hopes up for this one. I expect the Mineralize blushes to be sheer and chalky like the Quite Cute ones. And the Mineralize Skinfinishes to be glitter bombs. I’m interested to see how the eyeshadows swatch with that many colors mixed into each, and the luster lipsticks, but I’m really quite fed up with the quality in limited edition MAC! Even the main-line is barely better than drugstore quality…

omg I make up my mind so quick!! like, even before seeing pictures!!!
I’m probably going to get:gem of roses lipstick and/or geo pink cremesheen glass
warmth of coral mineralize blush
maybe one of the msf’s
128 or 179 brush
quartz fusion or clarity mineralize blsuh

this list will probably get smaller as I see ophotos, but we’ll see πŸ™‚

i saw this collection…every product, seriously each one is good. it’s phenomenal. gorgeous neutral but not boring lip colors, the eyeshadows are beautiful, the skinfinishes are smooth and the brushes are really great, especially the blending and the cheek brush. the cheek brush will make an awesome foundation brush…imagine a 109 meets a 190!

OMG! I’m so excited! I want Semi-Precious Rose Quartz, Warmth of Coral, and maybe one of the lipsticks. I can’t wait for swatches and reviews!

I’m crazy about mineral blushes and MSFs! And I want the limits brushes yeah! So excited, I’ll pass on the surf baby collection for that one! Can’t wait to see more pics and swatches!

I saw the pictures of the eyeshadows.. Black Ruby is a gem! I don’t know what I’ll use it for tho but I just feel like I must have it!

oh my god!!! I am sososo excited!! MSFs, mineralize eyeshadows and blushes, cremesheens, my favorite!!

now all I have to do is figure out how to get enough money to buy everything i want…haha

Oh – apart from Peacocky πŸ™‚ But I skipped Quite Cute completley, only got a couple of things from Jeanius, and I’m only planning on very tiny hauls from Surf baby and the Flower one (whatever it’s called).

going by the spektra pics this collection looks fantastic! luckily no other collections since peacocky have my mine gone on, so can buy up!

Hi Christine! After seeing the sneak peek photos at Specktra, I wonder what the Smoky Ruby shadow will look like compared to the Giorgio Army Eyes to Kill Intense Lust Red. I was ready to run out & buy the Lust Red after your review. Hopefully you will post comparison shots this summer!

Oooh! I can’t wait! I love new brushes, and I collect MSFs. But I’m always down the shore on release day for these collections! Last year I got the very last Stereo Rose on the next morning after release. I think maybe this year I’ll have to detour to Atlantic City before my trip!

Holy crap… This is the launch that’ll officially make me empty my bank account. I think I just said “WANT” to 90% of the things listed. Never done that before. =/

Need to see the pictures!!!! This is the collection that will break the bank until the Fall/Winter collections come out. Oi vey!!!!!

Those Mineralize Eye Shadows look so gorgeous. They make my heart flutter. I want to get one or two of them for my first high-end makeup ever. β™₯

Any idea when we will start to see promotional photos of this collection? I saw a photo of the shadows & they look amazing. Hoping that the color payoff is great & that it’s not a let down. I need to see the lipsticks cause those are what is really interesting me right now.

I cannot wait to see the brushes!I’ll probably get all of them. I expect some of the numbers will change since MAC produced a 128 brush and a 179 brush in the past..

I think IΒ΄m going to pre-order all the MSFΒ΄s but IΒ΄m not so sure aboute the eyeshadows. I do have to of the same “type” from earlier colletions but after blending itΒ΄s mostly shimmer left :S

Regarding prizes – I recon I have to pay aboute $48 pr item ;(

OMG this is it. this is what i have been waiting for. MSF’s YES!!!! cant wait until you have pictures up of these. a lot of the recent collections have not appealed to me at all.

Awesome!!! This is the collection I’ve been waiting for. I’m skipping the rest until June/July. Semi Precious sounds beautiful. Any idea when we will start to see the promotional photos?? Also, Christine, any idea when we will start to hear about the late Summer, Autumn & Winter/Holiday collections that are expected to come out this year? I’m hearing great things about the upcoming shadows and lipsticks.

oh lord im gunna be broke, ive just wrote a list of 6 items i want from the surf baby collection and now i see this lot ha ha. im going to have to get a second job.

Christine, any idea when we will start to see the promotional pictures for this collection? It’s less than two months away & I am impatient since i want everything.

Any idea when we will start to see promotional photos for this collection? Also, have you heard anything about the Cinematics Collection that is also suppose to be coming out on July 7th?
Can’t wait until we find out the collections for the Fall/Winter, any idea when???

Christine, have you heard anything about a possible collection called Cinematics that is suppose to come out around the same time Semi Precious is?

christine I know you prob get asked this a million times a day
but when will we see some pikz.
I feel really let down by mac as I cant prepare properly πŸ™

Most photos that you saw early were not authorized by MAC, past or present. They were leaked without approval. Information that is typically out, even without photos, is given against employee contracts. MAC typically releases information 2 weeks before their launch date.

Ohhhh, man, I think I’m going to have to get something from this collection. Looks like I’m now hopelessly doomed to “need” something from each MAC collection.

Love your websites <3 , not a big fan of this collection , MAC Has had better collection , I like the lip glosses and the foundation , might cheak them out , do you know were i could buy them ?? As always keep up the good work Abby Xx

Whoa… $19.50 for one eye shadow? Swatches must definitely be seen first! I hope you’ll have this to review before it goes on sale? We have a similar skintone so I always rely on you before buying MAC collections!

ohhh gosh, this is the collection i have been waiting for!!!! i have such a soft spot for peaches and golds and warm pinks! o lord, i pray to be able to buy from this!!

I don’t care about anything but Charged Waters! I’m buying a bunch–I loved that last time it came out and I only bought 2 so I’ve been missing it (or whatever the type was that came out last time)! πŸ™‚

Clarity and Goldez Glaze look AMAZING!! I am totally digging this line. I hate it’s all limited edition, my two least favorite words put together. πŸ™

Shocked MAC would let us see the collection so early before the release. They like to keep us waiting in anticipation usually! Lol.

It’s so hard to figure out what/if you want anything from new MAC collections when you have a TON. Alot of things are similar to collections from the past…but those blushes look cool!

OMGGGG its like christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this collection looks perfect!!! ugghhhhh i’m gonna go broke with this one πŸ™

Seriously MAC is killin me with collections.. I’m gonna put in my will to bury me with my mac makeup Along with coral lips and cheeks and maybe some zebra print on my toes

A good friend of mine is taking out an insurance policy on her MAC brushes. Seriously. She seriously needs to insure her make-up collection. I’ve seen her spend over $1000 a month on make-up. She and her husband are what they call “DINKS” – dual income, no kids. He is a computer programmer, so she works just to support her spending habit.

Lol an insurance policy seems like a good idea!! I might look into it too haha.. But seeing as most of my collectio is limited edition.. No amount of insurance money could replace them if anything does happen.

ohhh nooo my credit card is not gonna like this one πŸ™ very excited though!! found all the mac collections from this year pretty underwhelming so far, lets hope this one is as gorgeous as it looks!!!

I’ll be saving up for this! From the description and pictures this seems like my ultimate dream collection! I love mineralize blushes and MSFs, cremesheens are my favorite glosses, lustre is my favorite MAC lipstick finish, and the LE brushes seem amazing! If I can afford it I’ll be getting the entire collection!

Definitely interested in the eye brushes and a few of the glosses! I’m not a big mineralize fan, since I veer away from too much glimmer, but I’m excited about these brushes! Is it just me or does the 234 brush look vaguely similar to the Sigma E45?

Thank you so much! Now I know which lipstick to pre-order. I am also getting one each of the brushes, so I will probably have to go without on all the rest. πŸ™

UGGGGHHH! Everything looks so gorgeous in the pans. I guess it will all depend on seeing some good swatches, as who knows what they will look like once blended. I’ve seen a couple of swatches out and about, but they look sketchy. I can’t wait to see yours, Christine!

I want everything! The lips on the girl in the first picture are to die for! I am going to be so so so broke. This is the most excited I have been over a collection in ages!

I basically want everything. Good lord, this is the best one this year! At least there are’t paint pots, then I’d be really broke.

And the forest green with black eyeshadow!!! I’ve been looking at Nars night porter, maybe this will be even better. And the black and red! Wonder if there will be any Milan dupes from the ones you just reviewed?

I might have to pick up a few (or all?) of the eyeshadows and take a peek at the lipsticks and blushes as well. I absolutely love that marbled effect in the eyeshadows (so much so that the only single shadows I own are all marbled baked ones)! I would love to buy more MSFs but…I’m picky about how a product looks both when applied and when in packaging, and to me, those poor things look like they have a rash/skin disease spreading through the middle of them!

I LOVE the Cremesheen glasses. The Mineralize Skinfinishes look worth trying. The pictures are a bit darker than I thought the collection colors may be but I may be wrong. Can’t wait for the collection. πŸ™‚

I thought I was “done” buying beauty products for a while until I saw this. I have been holding back for the release of Benefit’s Cha Cha but seeing this collection…I need to divert some funds so I can purchase some of these. Looking forward in seeing the reviews.

I can’t wait to check out some of the brushes from this collection. Do have any idea why they did the split fibre? I’m also wondering of the 128 is the same as the 129 buy split fibre like is it the same shape and density ? I cant wait til you put up a video on this collection…if you do. Thanks for the update !

The woman I go to at my local MAC counter said something about using one side for powders and the other side for creams/liquids. I just started my MAC brush collection in February, so I don’t have that many. One of my good friends has invested $1000s in hers, so she is looking into taking out an insurance policy on it. Seriously.

lol thats funny but really when you spend that much money on something it justifiable πŸ˜› and yeash i guess that makes sense about the cream and powder. now i just need to know if the 108 is really similar to the 109 like is worth getting if you have the 109 or can you skip hmmm

oh wow. this collection is gorgeous! already getting my list together. i guess my “no-buy” will have to start the day after this launches.

Yes! I have been waiting for this collection since you posted that little teaser a while back! MSF’s are my weakness. Do you know if/when you will be getting samples to swatch? Thanks for all you do πŸ™‚

Im not sure how i feel about the msf’s yet. So far, 2 of the blushes and the 2 strawberry-colored lip products look good.

Looks Like Sin’s a repromote. I rationed mine out until I found one in the A Very Stylish Girl look in a box. Must get a backup!

I’m generally indifferent to MAC’s mineralized eyeshadows, but I’ve got my fingers crossed that Quartz Fushion (or at least i think that’s the one) is similar to Lovestone from ’07’s Flashtronic collection. I loved that one to bits, but I had that one smash on me and the remains have been too messy to bother with. I know it’s similar to Cranberry, but I liked Lovestone much better. It was less brassy and more pink.

i guess that’s the end of my no-buy πŸ™ i seriously want everything! but with the canadian dollars and my poor college student life, i’ll probably pick up two, or three at most. i did wish they made it cheaper for us canadians. the only thing i seriously hope for is that the mineralized products are NOT CHUNKY! that’s the only thing that will make me drop the item back. i’m so attracted to the cremesheen glasses, the msf’s, the charged water, and lipsticks πŸ™‚

Everything looks amazing. I want a few of the shadows, the brushes, the blushes and the lippies. I had hoped the lipsticks would be a little more, I don’t know the word, brighter I guess, they look very neutral compared to how thought. I still want all four though. Can’t wait for your swatches & recommendations Christine!

OMG i’m in love….the brushes, the coral blush and the skinfinshes are all beautiful! Oh MAC why do you do this to me……… πŸ™ Hey Christine, thank you for all the hardwork that you do for all us beauty addict, seriously my words are not enough! πŸ™‚

P.S when will we see some swatches….:)

Sadly… I find this really disappointing. The colours in the pan are GORGEOUS, but there’s no way they’re going to look even remotely that good on the lids. I’ll wait to see your review and swatches, but I think this is going to seem too much like the Milani Baked Eyeshadows (ie, gorgeous in the pan, then when mixed it loses a lot of its flair).

Still… they’re visually stunning, which will probably sucker a lot of us into buying some.

Can’t wait to see the swatches of some of these products, especially the eyeshadows! And those brushes… how unique! I’m afraid I might have to get them… but I wonder how they would differ from MAC’s current brushes when there are mixed fibers.

This collection is really beautiful. Hopefully christine can get and search the products before the realese. I know im proably going to get all the brushes. But really the promo pics look like a lazy job.

theres a couple of swatches of two of the shadows here and the skin finish, Ive been looking at this collection forever I cant wait!!!

so far i im liking this collection, im definitely saving up for this collection til the 7th of July so no spending for a while. I have never really followed Mac until now (im still a new founder..i know sad) but i wont miss out on this. i was really bummed that missed out on the surf baby collection and the only thing i wanted was the blush. So now im determined to keep on track with this one =)

This is the first collection since VV that I’ve actually been excited about! I can’t wait! There is no store anywhere near me so I hope it doesn’t sell out too fast online.

I guess I’m in the fortunate minority! I fell in love with Quite Cute (I bought TWO Sakura blushes with my quad and Miss Behave), and I really hated Surf Baby. Fashion Flower and Flighty were… whatever. The only thing I like about this collection is the split fiber brushes. Those look fabulous. Other than that… a complete pass from me. I’ll probably waste all my money with the collab project stuff though.

Why does MAC go so extreme- The total for what I want is $523.00- and of course this collection is a get it or forget it (aka sold out) not to mention the other ten + collections they throw out to us every year- They need to introduce collections fewer and farther between so people can get what they want without financing it. Heck… I probably just gave them an idea (mine better be interest free for life).

I need to see swatches because I know that these look beautiful in the pan but the real colors still elude me. I do love the kabuki brush because it seems very different from what there is on the beauty market.

Christine, when will you be able to do swatches and reviews of this collection? SO EXCITED! The MSFs are gorgeous! And the Hint of Saphire e/s is as well…though I’m not sure how I’d wear it. Any suggestions?

Probably the most beautiful products I’ve ever seen from MAC… there goes a ton of paychecks! and these split brushes are very intriguing… not sure how I feel about them but I’m excited to see reviews and swatches!

I’ve used split brushes. Wretched! I’m a painter with a studio practice and these are a disappointing gimmick. Goat on one side pony on the other? No snap! Buy separate goats and soft and you’ll be happier. The new 130 is the investment of the summer.

This collection is absolutely gorgeous! Omg I love just about everything! Just calculated all I wanted and it added up to $336.00. Time to put in some overtime lol!

o.m.g
dying here…. I have managed to save $250 for this collection, now im going to have a coronary because I see cinematics and bloggers is all round the same date argh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m a sucker for eyeshadows especially ‘baked’-like products but in the end, I’m rarely blown away. (Although these ALL look unbelievably pretty.) Will definitely be looking into the Cremesheens. Over Indulgence Cremesheen is my MLBB gloss. The image and description of Looks Like Sin looks like it could be a winner. Thanks for this!

Ahh,this collection is amazing!i guess i’ll be working overtime to buy all products i want a still throw my daughters’s 1st bday party which is a safari jungle its gunna be expensive ergg!

All the MSFs and Mineralize Blushes are so pretty! And I want most of the Mineralize eyeshadows too! There is one which look quite similar to Gilt By Association.

I’m going to really, really try not to purchase more than 6 of the baked eyeshadows, though I’d love to collect them all! Chanel’s fall collection is coming out around the same time and I am *super* psyched for about half of it, so I’ll probably end up spending more money at the Chanel counter. Regardless, whichever sales ladies at both counters will be well-paid from the purchases I make!

I have half of these. Fresh Green Mix, Gilt By Association… etc. I’ll not discuss the versions already done by other lines. The brush gimmick I’ve seen with paint brushes. Spend your money on regular proven brushes.
I’ve got fabulous LE brushes- but shape is what makes them. Goat on one side pony on the other? Drive you nuts!
Sorry but Not at all impressed. Why Fall colors in July?

What’s the Nordies Collection? Seems like it is time for it.

Oh my god I absolutely adore this collection. This year I loved wonder woman and surf baby but this one is one of my faves too. I need more money… They don’t waste time between launches
Do they ?

So does MAC realize that they’re hitting us with a price tag that’s close to a grand? They’re locos!!! And so am I because I’m going to try to buy them all.

That’s what I thought too but once I tried it on in the store I didn’t like it. I bought the Musky Amethyst and One of A Kind from this collection. They were really pretty in person.

Just got back from the department store with my last MAC purchases from the Semi Precious line. I purchased the Mineralized Skin finish in Crystal Pink and Pearl, the Lipstick in Musky Amethyst and One of A Kind, Feeling Flush Blush, the 128 Brush and the new Charged Water. I love it all. Can’t wait to use it everyday. The items launched in the store today and stuff was running out fast. Get it while you can!!!

Just got back from the department store with my latest MAC purchases from the Semi Precious line. I purchased the Mineralized Skin finish in Crystal Pink and Pearl, the Lipstick in Musky Amethyst and One of A Kind, Feeling Flush Blush, the 128 Brush and the new Charged Water. I love it all. Can’t wait to use it everyday. The items launched in the store today and stuff was running out fast. Get it while you can!!!

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