MAC Style Black Collection - Sneak Peek Promo

Still a month and a half away, MAC’s Style Black Collection continues to create buzz. Slated for September 24th, the collection features a mixture of black shades as well as black-inspired shades (e.g. the mineralize eyeshadows). Are you excited for this upcoming launch? I know I can’t wait for the Volcanic Ash Exfoliator to be re-released myself.



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Anitacska Avatar

I can’t say I’m interested in all that black, but will check out the mineralize shadows to see how wearable they are. What does the Volcanic Ash Exfoliator do that’s so great by the way?

Jessie Avatar

You know.. I never thought I would like black makeup lol But I fell in love with black after Black Tied and Cloudburst.

I want the mineralized shadows and the greasestick…For sure..MUST HAVE!

I dont do the black lips. But I will do dark, black smokey eyes!

I cannot waaaittt!!!!

Girl with Dragon Tattoo Avatar

one of the big things with the black lipsticks is not necessarily wear the black lip, but to mix it with other lipsticks to get your tones and shades from lipsticks.

ashley Avatar

i really can’t wait to try out the grease paint stick, the black lipstick (i’ll use it underneath other colours to create more depth probably!), and the one nail polish that they described as having pink glitter (i think!)

anyway i’m super excited!

Helene Avatar

I can’t wait for it! It’s about time that MAC did a collection with a black gloss or lipstick! Every other high-end makeup collection done it except for MAC. I’m glad they’re jumping in the bandwagon!

Wileycat Avatar

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)

That is all that I could find about it. Hope that helps.

Trix Avatar

I am a 35 year old mom too. And really looking forward to this! Excited by it all especially eager try the lipsticks over red/pink and purple lip pencils.

MichelleB Avatar

I guess this line is definately not targeted to my demographic lol. I mean, I’m sure it looks cool on the models, but as a 36 year old mom, this is not my scene . . . I want to be a “hot mom”, but this isn’t doing it for me at all.

victoria Avatar

i second that. i thought i could at least work with the e/s if it had some special shimmers but knowing mineral e/s, it might have those fall out issues.

Mica Avatar

OMG! I haven’t even converted to MAC (yet! – I’m afraid I will get pulled in too deep!) and I am definitely not goth, but something about this collection speaks to me! Yes, I work at a conservative job and most of my free time is taken up by yardwork, but I am *sure* I can find a use for some of these items!

Trisha Mae Avatar

This is gonna be an interesting collection! However, I’m SO sick of seeing mineralized anything in so many collections this year. ]: It’s like gahd, gimme something else! I at least wish they didn’t have mineralized things for the Holiday collection. =\

Kristen Avatar

I agree. I am not a big fan of mineralized things, they always are too glittery or have a lot of fall out. I really wish these were just normal pressed eyeshadows rather than mineralized. Idk, I guess I’ll just have to see them in person. I am really excited about this collection anyway. I’ve skipped almost every other collection this summer, so I am saving up!

Amber Avatar

I think this is a pass for me. I’m not really into the black lip thing……..I hope black lipstick doesn’t come into style because I’d look horrible!!!

Reese Avatar

Being a huge fan of black, I’m really excited about this collection! Plus the Volcanic Ash Exfoliator is amazing. I’m definitely stocking up this time around.

Sarah Avatar

This makes the little goth girl inside of me squee with delight. I will be putting money aside for the black lipsticks for sure. I’m waiting impatiently for the website offerings since there is no MAC near me.

Karla Avatar

I haven’t spent any money on MAC since like hello kitty. I’m hopefully getting a little of everything. I’m so excited for this… I’m very into fall colors. I think this collection would be awesome with golds and silvers! This collection deserves a happy dance. *happy dance* 🙂

Bianca Avatar

ahhhh this is one of those collections where you KNOW you will never be able to wear ths stuff out & it will probably be a waste of money but your gonna buy a thing or two anyways! haha

i just want the dazzleglass and the greasestick thing!
we’ll see though! haha

Jessica Autumn Avatar

I just want the Volcanic Ash exfoliator- I haven’t tried it but just might get 2 in case it ends up being a good product 🙂 I’ll be ordering right when this collection comes out so I can snag it before its sold out- As for the black lipsticks/gloss I don’t think I’ll be getting any of those =D

Stacey Avatar

I think this is my most anticipated collection… I plan on getting 2-3 MES, greasepaint stick, black cremesheen and mattene and at least 3 of each VA product… after playing with the products I’m pretty sold on them 😀

PiTi Avatar

Not very excited of this collection.
I only like black to the eyes, no black lips, no black nails, … :S

I have black eyshadows, so i probably don’t buy anything of this MAC collection. I’m earning money! 🙂

Macaddict Avatar

WOW!!! Thx sooo much for all these pics! It sure quenches my curiosity about the products. However, I can’t help but notice that a lot of “black” is actually purple!!! I love purple (it’s my fave color) but it’s somewhat a bit misleading in my opinion…
Nevertheless, all the products look gorgeous! 😛

Playet Avatar

I have to say this is the only Mac collection yet to have me Mad at having to wait for it..I probably wont get anything from this.. maybe the black shadow but thats it and easily replacable if I miss it..

Sushi Flower Avatar

Part of me is really excited to see something so different and more edgy from MAC. But I’m also worried most of the products will look terrible on my pale skin. the Volcanic Ash Exfoliator and Mask are must-haves, and the nail polishes sound cool. The rest I’ll have to sample first before making up my mind.

Deirdre Avatar

I love M.A.C, but this collection should have been out last season. Black lips and the whole black make-up thing was done last fall and winter. M.A.C is late with this look.

alana Avatar

mineral eyeshadows will be miiiinnneee, maybe a grease paint stick too, to stick them to, and maybe the cream colour base… or maybe.. ALL OF IT! lol

Lisa Avatar

Wow, just checked out some of the promo pictures — not impressed. I know some of the looks are very 80’s inspired — but I was hoping for some type of “twist” on the 80’s thing — just doesn’t seem all that original and fresh. The whole black lipstick, nails, etc was in style when I was in high school — and has come and gone since. Not really an original concept for me.

Honey Avatar

This is a strange collection, im tan so dont know how this color would work for me, but i will buy the collection, it seems like “one of a kind”

Brandy Avatar

Man I can’t wait for the volcanic ash exfoliator I love exfoliating products..I love black so I think Im goign to pass on the lipstick, but everything else I can’t wait

jess Avatar

I am excited for this! I want the lipstick, the pink glitter black nail polish and the exfoliator and mask.

It should be interesting how well this collection sells.

Lots of hype on the web but real girls might not be as excited as us die hard makeup addicts! We will see…

Macaddict Avatar

I’m gonna buy EVERYTHING (that I don’t have yet in this collection)!!!
For me, it’s the most exciting MAC collection in a long while! I love the concept/idea and, although it’s long overdue’; I say better late than never!

Brandi Avatar

this isnt a to die for collection the greasestick looks interesting maybe the cream colour base and the mineralized eyeshadows ill have to see but i might pass on this collection all together.

Lindsey Avatar

definitely interested in this. im wanting the volcanic ash exfoliator, maybe the lipstick if i can find a way to make it work, and the blue flame mineralized eyeshadow, everything else i will have to see.

Ali Avatar

I can’t wait for this collection to come out!! Ever since I’ve heard about the concept, I’ve been salivating over this collection. I know my wallet is going to cry but I don’t care! I can’t wait to see the glimmerglasses and mineralize eye shadows!

cmferrets Avatar

im only excited about the MES and the nailpolishes. i think it will be very interesting when this collection launches and to see how many people are going to wear the black lipstick stuff. then u will know if people are going to be wearing it out.

dawn Avatar

I am pretty excited about this. I’ve always loved black lipstick and there are no good black lipsticks anywhere. Volcanic Ash is exciting.

Mae Avatar

I am looking to pair this with a combination of blacks and pastels (love the babygoth nail polish)
But the Volcanic Ash Products are some thing I will pass by. Every time I used it people wanted to
know if I took up smoking and it was difficult to rinse off.

Saira Avatar

The new Volcanic Ash Exfoliator is going to be in a tube also and have less product, from 4.5oz in the old tub form to a 3.4oz tube.

This sux! it should be new packaging same amount of product.

VJNS Avatar

Hey I’m over 50 and can still rock the black look. It’s not so hard if you use it smartly. I love to pair black with soft pale shades or electric hues. It’s so versitile. The exfolitor isn’t the only thing volcanic..the lipsticks are hot hot hot!

glitterprincess Avatar

these eye shadows look very pretty but im thinking they will have big chucky glitter fall out?? they remind me of the too faced e/s

amanda Avatar

I’ve been curious..Can Collection items only be bought at a M.A.C Pro store? Or can I buy the Style Black Collection at a store that SELLS M.A.C products..Say, Dillard’s?

Mostly because I’m going to buy 6 jars of the Volcanic Ash Exfoliating stuff :3 And maybe 2 of the Lip Refinishers.

Which brings about another question; are the Lip Refinishers in this Collection as well as the VAE?

Saira Avatar

The collection will be at ALL mac counters (incl dept. store mac counters)but items marked as Pro will be permanent in the MACpro stores and only available there after the collection’s run is over.
The Volcanic Ash scrub will have new packaging and is no longer in a 4.5oz jar but 3.4 oz. tube so there will be less product than in the last launch so adjust accordingly.
with the lip refinisher I think u are thinking about the Future Earth collection last summer where it and the VAE were 1st introduced this is a different collection and the lip refinisher is no longer available and will not be in this collection.

amanda Avatar

Regardless of the lesser amount of product, I still plan on stocking up. The stuff is amazing.

And now I’m sad, no more Lip Refinisher..

Saira Avatar

Will the Bat Black CCB only be sold at MAC Pro stores or is it available at ALL counters with the collection when it launches and then after becomes permanent to the Pro stores only?

Also, the Grease Paintstick in Intense Black is not really black but a dark purpley black mild glittery sheen type color,it has a black base with purple shimmer. They are water-/smudge-resistant.

NikNasty Avatar

I haven’t been this excited for a maleup line ever!!!! I’m gonna die when it comes out!!! Don’t over-exaggerate, you know black lipstick will never be a soccer mom in a minivan staple, but it’s all about having fun, playing with something new and interesting!!!! I wanted black lipgloss from YSL but it sold out really fast:/ Yeah ladies, open your minds a bit!!! MAC is forcing you to be creative and daring, deepen your scarlett lipcolor with a touch of creamy black to add depth, dimension, and a little mystery… We’ve all been too happy with taupes and beiges and delicate rose petal pinks… Have fun!!! Don’t worry about what everyone will think, and of course you will know when enough is enough… Rember, variety is the spice of life!!! Lol I feel like we need to appreciate and embrace the more avante garde/artistic side of MAC… Lol when it comes to black lips, I like to envision runway models rather than tacky 8th grade goth girls in fishnet tops and torn jeans hahahaha… Omgggg September 24thhh seems so far away… PS Halloween makeup!!!

glitterprincess Avatar

im sad that the volcanic exfoliator is not in the glass jar but a tube and your getting less product and probably be charged more since the prices in the UK have went up boo MAC boo!

Macaddict Avatar

As for the VAE, I actually prefer the tube to the plastic tub because I think it’ll be more usage friendly. When scooping the exfoliator in the tub, no matter how careful I was, there was always water left in the tub (I used it in the shower). WIth the tube, I can just squeeze out a small amount without tainting the product. I am glad that this time around the mask will be available but sad that the lip product will not.

Saira Avatar

I like the tube too…and agree it will be easier to use and control amt of prod w/o waste but it should be in the tube package with the the SAME amount of product that they used to fill the jar. Actually they could afford to make more deluxe or bigger sizes w/ the tubes. If u are paying the same price that u paid 4 the 4.5 oz but getting only 3.4 oz it IS a bit of a rip off b/c it will finish faster and since it’s LE u have to wait like a year or more 4 them to reintroduce it. If I bought 6- 3.4 oz tubes it’s still less product than 6- 4.5 oz jars. Also, with jars u can tell if they are filled all the way but the tubes are opaque black and u can’t tell if they are completely filled unless u cut it open 2 see. They can get away w/ putting less product in those, so they may say 3.4 oz and actually have less in there.

Chase Avatar

Actually, what I’m really interested in is seeing what ways to wear eyeshadow and blush with black lips. I’m thinking it would look best with lightly contoured cheeks and eyes, black liner on the upper lashline and some false lashes.

gingergirl Avatar

I hear the packaging of the Volcanic Ash Exfoliator will be a smaller 3.4 oz tube instead of the 4.5oz tub. Has anyone else heard this and know if it’s true? Yay on the tube but boo on less for the same price Mac.

Saira Avatar

It’s true, saw the pictures. You’re paying 50 cents more than what it cost originally when it 1st came out last summer for 1.1 oz less of product but what can u do?

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