MAC x Marge The Simpsons Collection for Fall 2014

MAC x Marge The Simpsons Collection for Fall 2014
MAC x Marge The Simpsons Collection for Fall 2014, Image via Pret-a-Reporter

On the occasion of their 25th anniversary, M•A•C celebrates everyone’s favourite animated family, The Simpsons, with a vivacious colour collection that can only be described in one word: Eeeeexcellent. Debuts this fall.

Updated at 7/7/2014: According to Pret-a-Reporter, the collection will be available for one-day only (July 26th) during Comic-Con at the 234 Fifth Avenue, San Diego store. The collection is set to release in full on August 28th online and in-stores on September 4th.

More details to come as they are available…


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Chanel Avatar

I don’t watch Simpsons but If we’re talking about 90’s cartoons i think I would of preferred something like power puff girls or even family guy but I’ll check this out, I can’t wait to see the packaging.

Chanel Avatar

I could imagine they have eye shadows and glosses or lipsticks based on each character, bubbles bright and colorful, buttercup dark and sort of vampy and blossom neutral and classic.

Alex Avatar

That would be amazing! But I’d be tempted to buy everything just for the sake of nostalgia…

I’m also seeing really bright purple Mojojojo eyeshadow…

Chanel Avatar

And a dark red lipstick based on the character Ms Bellum, OMG I’m getting excited and this won’t even happen lol

Chrissie Avatar

Do you think we can make enough noise to have Mac realize we want this? All this talk Powerpuff makes me want it even more. LoL

Chanel Avatar

I understand where you’re coming from since family guy released later in the 90’s and their jokes on that show can be intimidating. But now that i think about it what about something like sailor moon or even pink panther, that would be cool, i need to stop thinking i’m getting myself excited over nothing

Susy Avatar

I agree. Or something most definitely disgustingly sexist even though it’s products geared toward women. I can’t stomach that show and don’t think I’d buy MAC again if they teamed up with that.

Chloe Avatar

Ugh yes. Satire: offensive entertainment’s scapegoat. Just like “it was a social experiment!” is an offensive blogger’s scapegoat for extremely obtuse entries.

Genna Avatar

The Powerpuff Girls would be awesome! Or even something from the 70s lor 80s like Josie and the Pussycats- or Jem- those collections would be so fun! I did grow up watching The Simpsons so I appreciate the nostalgia, but all I can picture is primary colors and that’s not my thing:(

Liz Avatar

Power puff girls sounds amazing! I’m feeling pretty nerdy right now because the first 90’s cartoon that came to mind and got me excited was “Captain Planet

Shimmer Avatar

Good idea, but the power puff girls are nowhere near as well known, the the ideas is not as good from a marketing point of view, and family guy isn’t 90s.

Chloe Avatar

Now that you mention Powerpuff Girls + makeup I realize that Sugarpill’s Sweetheart palette matches almost perfectly. Like…if the green was slightly more yellow based it would be the exact colors.

Jennifer Avatar

Exactly! I love the ideas posted here about Josie and the Pussycats and Power Puff Girls! THAT I can totally picture..

Ammara Avatar

I don’t think it ever matters if the cartoon wears makeup or not because I can’t think of a single cartoon character that is known for their makeup, except maybe Jessica Rabbit. It’s just something that makes for a fun collection and colour palette, and attracts customers, of course.

Andrew Avatar

I just saw this in my FB newsfeed. MAC is gonna have my money tied up all year; first Proenza Schouler, then Alluring Aquatic, Kelly and Sharon, now The Simpsons?! This is turning out to be a banner year.
I’m guessing the color story will reveal black and white eye kohls, pigments/shadows inspired by characters’ iconic outfits, and lipsticks in nudes (since the characters typically don’t have defined lips) and reds.
Some interesting wildcard items would be a beauty powder/highlighter with a golden sheen to mimic the iconic “Simpsons yellow” while maintaining realistic usage; maybe a necklace fashioned after Marge’s pearls; possibly even a blue hair chalk (although I typically would doubt any hair products with MAC collections, Marge’s blue bouffant is legendary).

I’m obviously fanboy-ing all over this right now! XD

Brenda Avatar

Sorry to break everyone’s heart, But there are NO lipsticks in this collection. What you see is what you get, besides nail stickers

Somayea Avatar

I am so excited! I don’t watch Simpsons on the daily basis, but nevertheless I am so excited! I really really hope they don’t let us down :/ I hope the packaging is great 😀

ericca Avatar

I agree !I think this collection is more creative than anything MAC has done in the past couple of years. this seems far out for MAC. I mean Maleficent looks basic so many other things could have been done.

Gracey O'Connell Avatar

I’m struggling to believe that they’re being serious here… MAC and Marge Simpson?
It doesn’t seem like a natural alliance in my opinion, I don’t think of make-up or glamour when I think of Marge Simpson and I surely can’t be alone here?
I’m cringing at the thought of the packaging already – whether it’s all bright yellow and blue or just black with a cheap looking Marge head sticker on the front. Either way, of course I hope it’s a decent collection product wise but unlike Disney or Hello Kitty, it’s not something I’d buy purely because of the name behind it!
I would just LOVE to see a Disney Princess collection or MAC x Mad Men (Can you imagine the lipstick and blushes?!)

Sarah Avatar

Can’t imagine what products this will include, but I’m really excited to find out! This is so much more interesting than the many, many, collaborations brands have released lately.

Evelyn Avatar

The Simpson are practically a classic I’ve ALWAYS loved The Simpson and eager for this! Totally looking forward for this!

Kris Avatar

For me, this is exciting!!! But if they just repromote permanent stuff in limited packaging, like maleficent, I’ll be annoyed. Really annoyed, lol.

Rhea W. Avatar

Did Mac just up their prices? I had some stuff in my cart over the weekend and I could have sworn it was 15$ a lipstick but now it says they’re 19$ each? Or was there a sale I missed?

Kate Avatar

Well, Marge isn’t known for her makeup, but I think that there’s room for them to have some fun with this one. After all, Wonder Woman isn’t known for her makeup either and they did a huge collection with that.

I do sincerely hope there will be a blue hair chalk, though.

kurohana Avatar

Not into the Simpsons. I agree with the Power Puff Girls or i dont know Who framed Roger Rabbit could be an awesome collection. or jump on the popular boat with Adventure time

Jules Avatar

First thought: LOL WUT
Second thought: Let’s have bright primary yellow and blue lipsticks!

This will either be hilariously perfect or fall completely flat, but either way I have to admit I’m really curious about this one.

Annaham Avatar

I’m kind of weirdly excited to see where they’re going with this. I haven’t watched newer episodes of The Simpsons, but for a show that’s been on for two-plus decades, there are SO MANY great episodes. Truly iconic.

Emilie Avatar

I love this idea! People are saying Marge isn’t like a super glamorous character but she’s still totally awesome. Honestly I think that makes the collection unique and cool, and I doubt other makeup brands would ever do a Simpsons line. I’m not huge follower/fan of the show but it’s definitely influential and it’s great that they’re tributing it.

Also, as other people said, a Powerpuff Girls line would be so cute! (As long as the packaging isn’t too similar to the play makeup I had when I was little and this show was my favorite!)

LittleBooj Avatar

Marge Simpson not glam enough!? Girl has been in Playboy and Vogue! I love the Simpsons and am really looking forward to this collection.

Andrew Avatar

Yes! My thoughts exactly. No, she’s not Jessica Rabbit, but she embodies a type of ‘everyday, casual glamour’ that is totally underrated. Her glam is subtle, classic, and under-appreciated.

Sylirael Avatar

Heh – called it! 😛

I’m kind of disappointed with how safe everything is, though. Like I kind of wanted an eyeshadow quad with the colours of Marge – bright hair blue, medium dress green, classic beads/pumps red and Simpsons-skin-yellow. That would be worth considering, especially if the eyeshadows were high quality and pigmented, because those are colours you don’t often see available in the mainstream. Like, how many purple and black and pale pink eyeshadows are there out there? Only a million.

I also think it would have been cool if they had released a lipstick with a case moulded in blue plastic to resemble Marge’s hairdo. That would have been awesome.

Ah well. I remember when MAC used to be a lot edgier (like, 2000?). I know the formula of ‘safe colours with LE packaging’ will sell more units, but it’s still a shame.

Allison Avatar

This is definitely not interesting. Why not do a Carmen Sandiego collection? Or Powerpuff Girls? There were so many different 90’s cartoons characters MAC could’ve gone with, and they chose to go with Marge Simpson…

MrsRiveraXo Avatar

I think with the new Jem and the Holograms film coming out, I believe next year, MAC should do a line dedicated to Jem with pink packaging with 80s-styled designs on them like zigzags and glitter. OMG I would freak out!! “It’s showtime Synergy”

Totoatoz Avatar

I saw this and what came to mind was “OMG!!! this is what MAC has become? I mean it seems like a joke.

If they had their heart set on a cartoon, The Simpsons is what they chose. I understand that it’s their 25th anniversary but leave that to a nail polish company to celebrate it. I don’t mean that as a put down. It just seems more in that area, like one did a Spiderman recently.

The women I know do not watch it. They think it’s stupid and I agree. I know there are women who do like it and I mean no disrespect to them. My husband likes the Halloween episodes but he is even tired of the show. We did not allow our kids to watch it anyway. But even the headmistress at the school advised against it. We didn’t approve of the way Bart was so disrespectful to his parents, teachers, and everyone as well as most of his actions. I know it’s only a cartoon and seems silly but some kids do emulate what they see on tv.

Back on topic, this is an easy skip for me.

Kay L. Avatar

Simpsons was started in 1987 as short skits on The Tracy Ullman Show. I don’t even associate the Simpson’s with the 90s…

Gaiya Avatar

I think the collection has potential. But we’ve seen MAC collection with amazing inspiration and mediocre collection; and mediocre inspiration and amazing collection. I don’t mind what the inspiration is as long as the collection is superb. I don’t necessarily feel automatically excited like the Maleficent x Mac collection, but I don’t think the Simpsons was a terrible choice like many are suggesting. And I think Marge is cool. She has a simple, clean look and she’s true to herself.

Brenda Avatar

I understand if people aren’t interested and/or don’t like the show, they don’t have to buy the products. But the amount of negativity for MAC stepping outside the cute-sy box, for lack of a better description, saddens me. Here’s why.

I wasn’t allowed to watch the Simpsons even as a teenager in the 90’s, my parents simply wouldn’t allow it on the tv. However once I was on my own, most of my friends and other family members introduced me to it and we watch it still now, even in our late 30’s. (my cousins and uncles in their 40’s and 50’s still watch!). The episodes contain an incredible number of pop culture and historical references which I find adds meat or another layer, dare I say, that the “adult cartoons” seem to be void of. They are the longest running scripted show in TV history. Yes, the old episodes may be better, yes the satire may be too much for some (much less offensive than Family Guy or Bob’s burgers) but The Simpsons have stood the test of time, in my opinion. Point is, the Simpsons ARE iconic, love them or hate them.

I love the idea of Jem & the Holograms (the Misfits vs Jem would be an opportunity for a HUGE collection). It was probably my favourite cartoon as a kid and we still have a Jem doll around somewhere. BUT I feel that MAC x Marge the Simpsons is a great fit and over the past 20+ years there is a boat load of material to choose from for colour stories.

That just my 2 cents (or I should say 5cents CDN, since they did away with our penny LOL)

Brenda Avatar

Amendment : my comment seems a bit strong lol, but my inbox this morning from this thread was flooded with “bad idea” comments!

amy Avatar

I love the Jem/Misfits idea… I’ve heard their doing a live action movie.. would be a great tie in & they could really riff on some great colors. love it!

Thais Avatar

Loved the idea of a Marge’s collection! The only thing that worries me it’s about the colors… Hope everything will be very useful. I know collections are supposed to be different and original, but my heart melts for champagne/brown eyeshadows, nude/pink lips and peachy blushes…!

Alma Avatar

The Simpsons definitely makes me nostalgic, even though I don’t own one piece of memorabilia of theirs, this kind of interests me. I already picture a red lipstick, and I am not one to love red lips. I have Riri Woo and Scarlet Ibis, and that’s probably as much red as my collection will get. I’m hoping for a pink like Homer’s favorite doughnut, I’d like that!

rojda Avatar

I am super excited for this collection! I am missing out on the Maleficent Collection as I will be on holiday and i suspect it will all be sold out when i come back! But guess what, time to save for this one! I see yellow lipstick tubes with blue writting in my head! Ughhh please post the UK release date as soon as you find out pretty please and also let me know if selfridges/debenhams will be pre-releasing it! 🙂 xox

Nibeya Avatar

so sad no lipsticks.. lipglass is just tooo sticky for me.. hoping they wont disapoint with the packaging as well.. the lashes they can keep.. i may get a quad or both, but really sad they could have went all out for this… i dont think i wouldnt buy anything family guy if they had that collection, i guess im just old school. now ppg maybe but that would probably be a let down as well.. now what they should do is Gem and the Holograms, now that would be a wicked collection of course if they could pull off the coloring and packaging

MakeupTray Avatar

There isn’t much here worth purchasing. I like the pink-ish and blue eyeshadow colors in that palette, the rest are pretty basic.

Amber M Avatar

I’m not a fan of the Simpsons or the packaging for this collection. It looks incredibly cheap and almost like kid’s makeup that you could pick up at the dollar tree. I’m very disappointed.

Jaclyn Avatar

Judging by these comments, everyone is taking the collection too seriously. Makeup and packaging is supposed to be fun! The shades are going to be super wearable either way, it’s not like Mac is going to give us yellow foundation or something.

Candice Avatar

Such a weird pairing, MAC and Marge Simpson! I’m curious to see the collection and read reviews, but for me, it’s not something I’d especially interested in just for the association.

Patrizia Avatar

I’m being picky but they should have had all hello packaging. I want to see M.A.C x My Little Pony or Rainbow Bright!!! 🙂

Tugce Avatar

This is so awesome! I can’t believe people are comparing powerpuff girls to simpsons! To me Marge is classy and beautiful and she is an iconic character. Simpsons are a cult, I think they totally deserve the attention from MAC.

Not everything about make up has to be glamourous or dainty. If they release this at Comic Con, I am pretty sure it will be a hit collection.

tova Avatar

If the leaked image with a productlist is real, there’s going to be 4 lipglasses (yellow, orange, pink and purple? all bright), two blushes, two eyeshadow palettes (the blue/purple one and a green one), nail stickers (with the yellow simpson pattern) and false lashes (permanent nr 7). From what I’ve seen, this list is correct so far 🙂

auxiliary beauty Avatar

For those of you insisting that Marge doesn’t wear makeup: Marge TOTALLY wears makeup. As an obsessive fan of the first eight seasons, I can attest that Marge is often seen applying lipstick, usually fuchsia or bubblegum pink (it was the ’90s, after all). I do think it’s depressing that the show is still on the air when it lost its magic around 1998, but yeah, I’m pretty excited for this collection. 🙂

Michelle Avatar

Interesting. I will be in San Diego but it wont be worth it trying to get this collection. Also I dont see anyone leave Comic-Con for this. Its hard enough to get into the panels. Last year I was in line waiting for a panel and a guy behind me was trying to get into the Simpson’s panel. He was a big fan of the show. He never made it. Line was just too long. Anyway…lets see how the swatches do first otherwise it’ll just be more for the collectors.

bettybleu Avatar

Reading the comments. I think many readers on this blog are too young to understand that The Simpsons is a classic American television show. Also, whether Marge wears makeup or not is irrelevant…it’s simply a creative collaboration celebrating an anniversary. It looks fun!

Lydia Avatar

So excited for this! Loved the Simpsons when I was a little kid and still love it now, Marge is the best! And people saying that she doesn’t wear makeup- there are actually episodes with her doing her eyelashes with mascara and is shown putting on powder. I think it’s more about the bright colours that Marge encapsulates, more than how glam she is as a character!

Mariella Avatar

I can’t imagine that I’ll want anything from this collection but it’s a nice, whimsical change from Rhianna collections and a whole lot of other “celebs” I don’t really care to see plastered all over my makeup! And I gotta say that, like Wilma Flintstone, Marg knows how to accessorize and is never without her necklace!

Jules Avatar

This looks really cute! The eyeshadow colors are an excellent, fun mix. This is the kind of playfulness tht makes me excited to use makeup. Well done, MAC – something new and unusual, and hopefully quality over quantity as well.

Megan Avatar

No lipsticks means I’m not that interested. I’ll put in my 2 cents for a cartoon makeup collection… DARIA! Between Jane, Brittany, Jodie and The Fashion Club… 90s bliss! Power Puff Girls (previously mentioned) would be very very cute as well. The Simpsons… meh.

Lisa Avatar

Nope, don’t get it.
I like the show, I watch the show, and as entertainment, I don’t take it too seriously.
But we’re talking about a woman(character) who has an alcoholic husband who treats her badly, is obsessed with what everyone else thinks of her and has very little self-confidence, and seems to exist to be an appendage to her children and husband rather than a character in her own right.
What I find so odd about this collection is that Marge never struck me as a character that I would ever remotely identify with or want to associate myself with. Marge is like a cautionary tale for women, she’s so disempowered.
So why would I use a product with her face on it?
Now a Lisa collection I could get behind.

MissJae1908 Avatar

When we just had such awesome products and packaging with the Osbourne AND Alluring Aquatic Collection, I knew that they would be a hard act to follow. But this is just pure laziness. Not to even mention the Pink Elephant in the room…There are NO lippies in this collection!? Like seriously, somebody at MAC dropped the ball with this collection.

Hannah Avatar

This sold out online almost immediately. Went into the local mac store and they told me to be in the other day as soon as they opened. The sales person told me they had very limited stock and they were only having 2 each of every item. Went in a bit later then opening time and most of it had sold out. On ebay people are selling the blushers for £70.00. Mac need much better stock control, it seems people have been buying loads just to sell for more than double the price. Would have loved to have got hold of some of this collection.

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