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MAC Style Black Collection

U.S. Launch Date: September 24th, 2009
International Launch Date: October 2009

From “Back to Black” beehive and eyeliner to Steven “80s” Sprouse-in-the-House kohl and fringe to Gareth Pugh London New Goth, Black is simply beyond. Lips, nails, eyes there’s no more dramatic way to declare your desire, separate your sensibility, celebrate your magnetism. They WILL surrender to a Blackfire Glimmerglass, Rapidblack Penultimate Eyeliner, a slash of Greasepaint Stick, and the hot scratch of Baby Goth Girl Nail Lacquer. Style Black is a way of life, a shadowy and mysterious figure of fantasy, even for just one dark and dangerous night.

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

  • Black Knight Creamy true black (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)

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

  • Midnight Media Dense matte black (Limited Edition)
  • Night Violet Deep purple grape (Repromote) (Limited Edition)

Glimmerglass ($18.00 U.S. / $21.50 CDN)

  • Bling Black Sheer black with gold pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Blackfire Sheer black with pink purple pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Blackware Creamy true black (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Eye Shadows ($19.00 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

  • Cinderfella Black with silver pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Young Punk Black with pink purple pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Gilt by Association Black with gold bronze pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Blue Flame Black with blue pearl (Limited Edition)

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Grease Paintstick ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN)

  • Black Intense black (Limited Edition)

Penultimate Liner ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Rapidblack True black (Permanent)

Eye Kohl ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Smolder Intense Black (Permanent)

Cream Colour Base ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN)

  • Black Creamy True black (Permanent at PRO)
  • Bat Black Burgundy black with pink pearl (Permanent at PRO)

Nail Lacquer ($12.00 U.S. / $14.00 CDN)

  • Nocturnelle True black (Cream) (Permanent)
  • Seriously Hip Black with gold particle pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)
  • Baby Goth Girl Black with pink and purple pearl (Frost) (Limited Edition)


  • #214 Short Shader Brush Short, rounded, double-chiselled brush with soft, natural bristles. Can be used with shadow to line and smudge around the lash line and very effective for densely shading lids. (Permanent) ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)

Volcanic Ash Exfoliator ($19.50 U.S. / 23.50 CDN)

For all skin types. Volcanic ash (in the form of mineral-rich clay), sugar crystals and natural enzymes combine to exfoliate and remove excess oils from the skin. 3.4oz (Limited Edition)

Volcanic Ash Thermal Mask ($19.50 U.S> / $23.50 CDN)

Volcanic Ash Thermal Mask contains natural volcanic ash to cleanse and treat the skin. The mineral-rich ash works with oat kernel flour to help absorb excess oil from the skin’s surface. A combo of natural oils (lavendar, sunflower, safflower seed and evening primrose) help lubricate the skin, leaving it feeling soft and moisturized. It helps to even out the skin’s texture and leaves the skin feeling smooth and perfected for makeup application. The unique formula glides effortlessly onto the skin, allowing ample playtime. The mask heats up on the skin when used with water and removes impurities from the surface, leaving skin looking radiant and fresh. Use 1-3 times a week. Derm-tested, non-acnegenic and for all skins. 3.4oz (Limited Edition)

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lesleykat Avatar

i’m buying everything except probably the nail polish, penulitmate (i already have one) and maybe the eye kohl.

amazing. i can’t WAIT to snatch these up! gimmegimme!

Kajal Couture Avatar

I cant wait for the volcanic ash products! For once I hope the release is not early since I will be on travel the weeks prior to the launch date, and I have a feeling the volcanic ash stuff will sell out quickly!

Mila Avatar

I really love the lipstick on the model from the first picture (the one with the thick eyeliner).
Does somebody know the name of it ? Doesn’t look like any of the lipstick that will be released.

Overall a nice collection. I’m excited.

LauraBread Avatar

I’m guessing Creme De La Femme. Go to the store and try it out. It’s this pink with a slight tinge of purple. It looks pretty close to me.

Chase Avatar

I don’t think it’s creme de la femme. I have that lippie and I wear it almost everyday. it’s way more shimmery and colorful than what the model’s wearing.

Jessica Allison Avatar

I just don’t understand the point of having LE skincare…anyone who has ever worked cosmetics retail knows that skincare is where your loyalty is, your repeat customers. Of course, MAC’s LE colors bring ppl in anyway…but still, I have to imagine they’d sell more of this type of skincare if it were available year-round.

So can anyone advise me- why would I need black paintstick and black cream colour base? Especially if I already have Blackground Paint Pot?

Oh, and FYI, both CCBs are permanent Pro colors, thought the black is not listed as such.

Sei Avatar

theory is to get as much out of that loyal customer as possible. If they’re loyal they’re going to get the permanent and then snap up the LE because it’s limited edition and marketed as something slightly new and different. By continuing to produce LE sets brand can squeeze customers for more and more!

Jessica Allison Avatar

Exactly- which is why I’m NOT loyal to MAC. Well, that and their horrid customer service. I do have a Pro card, so I get a lot of their products just because they’re cheaper than most to me. If I didn’t have that card, I’d very rarely go into that store.

Colleen Avatar

I can’t wait for the volcanic ash skin care stuff!!! and maybe i will get Baby Goth Girl Nail Polish. I’m not that big on black but i like it with the dark purple!

jennylevi Avatar

The mineral eyeshadows have a great color in the picture, hoping that it will have an excellent pigmentation when swatching them at the counter, also those nail polishes look great, some men like women to wear the darker shades because that is sexy.. But am not so sure about the black lipstick have to see it frist. The glimmerglasses look unusual but something different this collection reminds me of halloween.

Christy Avatar

I want all of it! Except for the Penultimate, Smolder and 214, since I got them already. I’m saving all my B2M to use them for the MES. I have enough for 2, almost 3. =)

Alexis Avatar

I am so excited about this collection that I went to my local Nordstrom and asked my regular MAC girl when are they taking preorders for this collection.

I am getting the VAE solely based on customer reviews alone! I may have to get the heat activated one too. I am also super excited about these mineralize shadows and maybe a nail polish. That’s it. I still can’t rock the black lipstick cuz I am waaaaaaaaaaaay past my Goth Girl Prime!

LaDonna Avatar

I am going to get the volcanic ash exfolliator… but other than that I’m not sure. The picture above makes me think I’ll want the mineralized eyeshadows but I’ve heard mixed reviews on MAC’s mineralized eyeshadows, mostly to the negative.

Ali Avatar

I’ve been waiting for this collection since it was first posted on here. Can’t believe it’s only a month away! Definitely get the eye shadows, glimmerglosses, volcanic ash products, and Baby Goth Girl nail polish!

glitter princess Avatar

i may get the 214 i have been eyeing this brush since bbr and its still available on the uk site and 2x Volcanic Ash Exfoliator and 2x
Volcanic Ash Thermal Mask and maybe 1 Mineralize Eye Shadows if the glitter chucks are not overly annoying in Cinderfella – Black with silver pearl or Gilt by Association – Black with gold bronze pearl

Jessica Allison Avatar

Generally, you don’t want to use any exfoliator more than 3 times a week (even ones that say they’re for daily use.)

If you have dry skin, once a week is plenty. Oily types can step it up to a few times a week, but remember: over scrubbing can cause microscopic tears in the skin’s surface and lead to irritation and increased sensitivity.

Hope that helps!



Alannah Avatar

I’m really excited about the Glimmerglass & nail polish! I bought the volcanic ash exfoliator last time & still have some but it’s cool they brought it back since a lot of people missed out.

This is a really cool, DIFFERENT collection for once.

MACterialistic. Avatar

I can’t wait for the mineralize eyeshadows I will definitely be picking all of those up, and the bat black ccb. The Volcanic ash Exfoliator and mask are definitely things I will like too. But I don’t se the need for black lipstick, definitely not something I could pull off.

Tattoo Girl Avatar

I am totally saving up my recycles to get 3 MES’s and a glimmerglass. The only thing I will be buying is the grease stick. $12 is a bit much to spend on a nail polish that is not that great anyways. You can mix glitter in a dollar store black and get the same thing for super cheap!

sprut Avatar

I get more excited the closer this gets…my list also keeps getting longer. I think my list will be the purple mattene, a glimmerglass, vae, paintstick and the purple mineralize eyeshadow. I’m still debating the mask, kohl and lipstick. I can’t wait to see the swatches as we get closer. I don’t want to spend too much because I know I want so much from the Holiday collection all ready.

sugarcrumb Avatar

swatches of a lot of this collection is available on Spektra! the MES look great and the grease paintstick – it looks more like a deeep purple

Beto Kylie Avatar

I’ve also been waiting for this collection since the first info on it was posted here!!! …and we finally get a picture of the products!!!! I can’t wait to try some things out!!!

Jennifer Avatar

I would love to purchase the volcanic items just as I wanted to when it was released prior. However, I don’t want to fall in love with something and be so careful not to use it as often as I should for it to be sold out. I am happy about the mineralized eye shadows. The black lipstick looks great on the model. I have tried black lipstick on and I think it could be a nice creation with a different colored gloss…thinking positively. However, when I put that black lipstick on, my white teeth looked horrible. I will be able to keep more of my money in my pocket with this one than I am with the the collection that is out now. Shopping tomorrow:)

Adam Avatar

DEFINATLEY my most anticipated collection of the year!! i want to get all 6 lip products. maybe the greaspaint stick ill have to chekc it out. not too intreseted in the mineralize eyeshadows though. i think they should have used some regular line eyeshadows like carbon, beauty marked and black tied.
i just love everything about this though. so excited!!

Magnolia Avatar

I cannot wait for this collection. I am mostly waiting for the glimmerglasses and mineralize eyeshadows.. but I don’t know if I can pass up on the nailpolishes. Baby Goth Girl calls to me. I am going to be soo broke.

Natalie Avatar

I know I want the lipstick, 1 of the mattene’s, 2 shadows, greasepaint stick, ccb and glimmerglass. Is it true u can use B2M for the MES? Say it’s so!

Ribbons Avatar

Need those Glimmerglasses and Mineralise Eye Shadows, if I’m being honest I really love this whole collection but don’t need another black lipstick – roll on October!

Arielle Avatar


I’m actually excited for this collection, especially when I was so disappointed w/ color craft. πŸ™ Lets’s see if MAC can redeem themselves with the collection that comes out 2morrow and the following collections!

Kimmy V Avatar

SO WHEN, do u guys plan on using this black l/s? lol
Im looking forward to the volcanic ash stuff! yay i love facial products! im obsessed with skincare! AND exfoliating! yay! πŸ™‚

mars Avatar

I’ll be using the black lipstick to darken other colors or blended in as an almost stain with a lipglass on top. I did try on the black lipstick and it was amazing with an otherwise mostly bare face.

Jessica Allison Avatar

they’re saying that black lips are the new red lips, so we’ll see. I think it would look amazing with a deep purple or red gloss over it, and like mars said, an otherwise bare face- though I’m interested to try it w/ a strong rosy cheek: the anti-vamp black lip?

stephanie Avatar

i am wondering if the skin care is limited for now and based on how it does, be re promoted. i hope so! it sounds GREAT! getting the paint pots. that bat black one for sho!

Lynn Avatar

Definitely going to get the volcanic exfoliator and thermal mask. Would like to get my hands on the mineral eyeshadows and glimmerglass. Might get the brush and feline eye shadow too!!! Can’t wait…

Caroline Avatar

At first I was SUPER excited for this and wanted the eyeshadows and cream base and a bunch of other things, but now I think I’ll just get the Mattene in Night Violet and the Volcanic Ash Exfoliator. I’d get one of the black lipsticks if I was an early 80s Daniel Ash, but alas, I am not. πŸ™

mary Avatar

its funny because people think black = goth
Most of the people who are “goth” don’t wear black lipstick they think it looks bad lol just check their forums

Saira Avatar

Just got the Oct. issue of Lucky Magazine w/ Kristen Bell on cover and the Volcanic Ash Exfoliator was featured in the beautyspy section but it was listed as being $20 not $19.50. Just seeing it in the black tube has got me re-excited about the launch again. I had gotten busy and forgot about style black completely 4 a bit but now I’m back on the bandwagon!!!



Jennifer Avatar

I can’t wait until this collection comes out… I haven’t bought any MAC for months because I’m saving up for this one. I’m a rocker chick at heart, so this collection is right up my alley πŸ™‚

mackitty Avatar

im buying the whole collection my teenagers( the group im mentoring) r going to love getting made up using this this theme! Goth and rockers r hot this season! so let’s indulge especially for halloween. black lips for me – the kids r gonna go crazy!!!

Makeup_Freak Avatar

I have been waiting for this one, and I can’t take it anymore. I am so excited about this collection. I love black shadows, and that grease stick looks like it is going to be outrageous. I am planning to buy 3, actually. I am getting everything but the brush.

Oh, when is September 24? RRR

Ceci Avatar

Went to one of the NYC Style Black launches yesterday night for Fashions Night Out. Just got the Grease Paint Stick, Young Punk (which is a nice, rich black with purple glitter), and Smolder (need that for a male model ;-)). Didnt get the lipsticks (including Mattenes) because theyre pretty much the same as layering the Grease Paint with balm and some shimmer or matte pigment, depending on the look youre going for (and in the case with Night Violet, mix some shimmery/satin textured purple loose eyeshadow with the grease paint).

The Glimmerglasses are nicely textured and very sheer, especially Blackfire and Bling Black. Even Blackware doesnt come on too strong, which is fine since youd probably mix that with another lip color anyway.

In terms of the eye shadows, I swatched Cinderfella, which is a sheer shimmery gunmetal. Theres nothing black about it. The others are much truer to the collection name, especially Young Punk.

scarlettholly Avatar

I picked up the volcanic ash mask last night, the gold black eye shadow, and the greaspaint stick. I really wanted to buy everything but will wait until the collection is fully launched (this was a fashion night out preview) which is after pay day! πŸ™‚

Faheema Avatar

Woooop cant wait for volcanic ash espesh since i read the amazing review bout it on here! Is the mask just as good/worth buying?

I will prob check out the mineralize eyeshadows but I brought four from colour craft and am stilll not that good at applying them properly pahah.

Katie W Avatar

I cant WAIT! I already know what Im getting: Gilt by Association, Young Punk, Blackfire, and VAE. I hope VAE is as good as everyone says it is… it was hard to choose between that and the mask, lol.

Tania Avatar

I think I want all of the mineralize eyeshadows. As a previous poster said, it will depend on the color payoff. I also am interested in the grease paint stick.

leah Avatar

I have to say I have creme de la femme and it’s not the lippy in this picture. CDLF is much more pigmented and frosty than what the model is wearing. I wish I knew what lipstick that was! So pretty!

Luda Avatar

The Nordstrom’s by me came out with black collection yesterday. I have to say I was disappointed. I was really looking forward to the e/s but they have so much glitter in them the pay off is not what I expected. The lip sticks are very matte and really dark for my skin tone, I thought the black one would look good with a red lip gloss on top but believe me when I tell you it is the darkest black.. All I ended up getting was the volcanic ash.

Tattoo Girl Avatar

Today I got the grease stick. I saw all the other stuff but have been saving my recycles for like 2 months to get everything for free!! The MES’s are glittery, but I really liked them! I decided to skip the l/s and get Hipster instead!!

Mel Avatar

I bought SO MUCH stuff from this collection today, and I figured out the lipstick that the model has on (the pink lippie, with the really dark eyes). It’s Brave, with a teeny, tiny bit of Petit Indulgence smeared over it…..awesome!

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