Sneak Peak: MAC x Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection Photos & Swatches

MAC x Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection
MAC x Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection

MAC x Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection launches online September 29th and will be at MAC store locations on October 2nd. It will be available internationally (excluding China) October 2014. Full reviews, photos, swatches, and so forth to come!

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MAC x Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection
MAC x Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection

MAC x Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection
MAC x Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection

MAC x Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection
MAC x Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection

MAC Frank-n-Furter Lipstick
MAC Frank-n-Furter Lipstick

MAC Oblivion Lipstick
MAC Oblivion Lipstick

MAC Sin Lipstick
MAC Sin Lipstick

MAC Strange Journey Lipstick
MAC Strange Journey Lipstick

MAC x Rocky Horror Picture Show Pigment & Glitters
MAC x Rocky Horror Picture Show Pigment & Glitters

MAC It's Not Easy Having a Good Time Pigment
MAC It’s Not Easy Having a Good Time Pigment

MAC 3D Black Glitter
MAC 3D Black Glitter

MAC Gold Glitter
MAC Gold Glitter

MAC Riff-Raff Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Riff-Raff Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Oh, Rocky! Eyeshadow
MAC Oh, Rocky! Eyeshadow

MAC Oh, Rocky! Eyeshadow
MAC Oh, Rocky! Eyeshadow

MAC Crystal Eyeshadow
MAC Crystal Eyeshadow

MAC Crystal Eyeshadow
MAC Crystal Eyeshadow

MAC Blackberry Eyeshadow
MAC Blackberry Eyeshadow

MAC Blackberry Eyeshadow
MAC Blackberry Eyeshadow

MAC Graphic Style Eyeshadow
MAC Graphic Style Eyeshadow

MAC Graphic Style Eyeshadow
MAC Graphic Style Eyeshadow

MAC Heavy, Black and Pendulous Eyeshadow
MAC Heavy, Black and Pendulous Eyeshadow

MAC Heavy, Black and Pendulous Eyeshadow
MAC Heavy, Black and Pendulous Eyeshadow

MAC Carbon Eyeshadow
MAC Carbon Eyeshadow

MAC Carbon Eyeshadow
MAC Carbon Eyeshadow

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Exciting shades? I think they were supposed to represent the lipsticks worn by the cast, and they are just red and burgundy shades. Franknfurter wore just a basic really dark red. The pigments seem to represent the costumes, like the gold and black glitter. Not sure if people wanted the lip shades to represent the costumes but that would have been unwearable for the general population… What did you expect, gold lipstick? Cmon guys.

I like it. I like that the shadow palette seems wearable and not too crazy, but it does represent the dark eye shadow colors worn by the RHPS cast, Frankfurter himself wore basic really dark eye shadow and the girls had burgundy eye shadow with black. Though I would have liked to see at least one wild lipstick shade, like a black glittery one.

Ooh that Carbon looks rough! I will be alone here… but I still don’t know why everyone Isaiah blindly excited by this collection! Normally people whine and moan when a launch has this many permanent products. I adore RHPS but this could look much better (just my opinion of course).

Glad im not the only one,i was starting to feel like a weirdo :/ this collection doesnt tempt me at all… Those eyeshadow colors look sad, hate the packaging, but i also cant spent on any makeup as i really need some good makeup brushes (i only have 4!)

Carbon *always* looks rough, LOL! I only have it as a permanent single, which I bought 5+years ago, and I may have used it only 3X… As for the rest of the collection, I thought I may be interested in the pigment, but it’s far too warm. I not a fan of the movie, either, so that didn’t even pique my interest. Besides, the collection on a whole has a strong 70s vibe (consistent with the film), but not in a way that’s a modern translation.

I definitely agree that there is so much more room for improvement, but I still want one or two of those lipsticks and the blush. I definitely won’t die if I don’t get most of the other things. 😛

I’m so excited! I thought I would only be interested in the lipsticks, but dang I like everything else too! If I can’t get it online, I’m so taking off work to stalk the local MAC store!

SQUEAL!!! Thank you so much Christine! I need Strange Journey in my life ASAP. Kind of digging Frank-N-Furter too. I totally love the boxes and packaging as well! I feel justifiably excited now!

They’ve definitely got the look, but somehow it still feels uninspired. Maybe because you’d expect a bigger collection for such a big cult flick?

You hit the nail on the head. I mean come on… they have bigger launches for celebrities I don’t care about but this is tiny. RHPS is popular and has all the elements to inspire creativity. I’m disappointed. The shades that are there are nice enough but it’s still “meh”

I can’t believe I’m saying this but I’ll be skipping this collection. Either I’m starting to feel MAC’d out or these collections are starting to look the same. Nothing is really jumping out at me.

Oh man, I really wanted one just for the packaging. The lipstick shades seem pretty basic though – I have dupes for all of these. Frank-n-Furter looks like repackaged Ruby Woo, and Strange Journey looks like Morange only matte or a toned-down Lady Danger. Not excited about the eye palette colors at all 🙁 If I were to go there I guess I would pick up MAC Sin; I have Wet n Wild Cherry Bomb which is supposed to be a dupe for it and I like the shade enough now I could upgrade to something better quality.

I’m glad (for my wallets sake!!) to say I’m not interested in any of this. I know I will have to purchase Bad Fairy though. I love it and could use another bottle for back up.

How….. underwhelming. Everything I was interested in looks awfully generic… The lipsticks don’t look unique at all. I was hoping they’d throw in some blue pearl or something to make them more interesting! I also wanted the It’s Not Easy Having A Good Time pigment, but it looks too orange now… I was hoping for a dark red/burgundy color…. Thanks for saving me money, Christine! haha 🙂

I have been absolutely dying to see you review this collection! My best friend and I need Frank-n-Furter for name alone (also it looked a bit more wine or berry in a photo I had seen on the trendmood1 instagram…), but I’ve been really curious about Oblivion as I’ve yet to get myself a nice glossy red and the amplified finish seems so promising for that. Please tell me you’ll have reviews up before they hit online on Monday!

I’m not excited by this launch. I don’t like the packaging and the products are not impressing me in terms of shades or formula. More money for holiday collections I guess!

This all seems a little mainstream and tame for a MAC/RHPS collaboration. Something just seems a little wrong with Frank-n-Furter being a proper red. Franki-Woo anyone?

this is extremely underwhelming to me! the lipsticks are nice, but nothing really stands out to me! the eye palette is probably the most disappointing because of that carbon! they need to stop including it in these palettes!

You are so right. They keep throwing Carbon into just about every palette and it’s not like they’ve done anything to make it a better eyeshadow. IMO, it’s not that great to start with and all these LE versions seem worse than the predecessors!

Wish you had the blush but I’m probably going to get it regardless…this collection for me is less of a “I like the colors” and more of “I’m a huuuuge RHPS fan and need to have these in my collection”.

well that iteration of Carbon is pathetic, but the rest of it looks good! I’m pleasantly surprised with how I feel the colours do Rocky Horror some justice 😉

I think I need that Riff Raff palette! I love the 6 shadow palettes that MAC puts out, like last years MAC x Rick Baker for Halloween 2013. I don’t think the Monster’s Bride palette was given near enough credit – it was absolutely gorgeous (neutrals!) and awesome for travel! The only thing is I wish MAC wouldn’t include Carbon in everything 😐 but it does the trick for setting a black eye liner. It’s still overdone.

*audience* “Describe your balls, Chucky!!”

*Charles Gray as The Criminologist* “Heavy, black, and pendulous…”

OH YES, the sword of Damocles is hanging over my head, and I’ve got a feeling someone’s gonna be cutting the thread… if I don’t get this entire collection.

Thanks for the swatches! LOVE them. So excited for all of it! I actually think Heavy, Black, and Pendulous” is one of the prettiest colors in that palette, too. Don’t even mind the perms and repeats!! As Frankenfurter would say, “Don’t dream it, BE IT!!” Thank you, I plan to. 🙂

I actually like the concept of the palette in terms of a ‘stage makeup’ colour set, but it’s disappointing to see that several of them seem sheer/patchy. The silvery greys look alright though. Funnily enough, the orange lipstick is the one that appeals to me the most. Odd.

Liking the look of the first 3 lippies and also of Graphic Style but not enough to buy the palette. That glitter – ugh. And double “ugh” on the packaging. It may be the Rocky Horror “logo” but it really looks awful on the boxes and containers/cases.

Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this collection. I really like the colors in the Riff-Raff palette. I’m also interested in the blush and maybe two of the lipsticks.

I feel stupid, but what’s an “amplified” finish? If it’s a MAC-specific thing, that would explain why I haven’t heard of it – I don’t buy MAC very often. Can someone explain?

I’m not a fan of the Rocky Horror Picture show and so I won’t be getting any of these. I might take a look at the eye shadow palette…. do I really need another palette?

i’m so underwhelmed by this collection tbh. i thought the lipsticks would wow me more than they do. the only one i’m really interested in is sin, which i can get anytime. also the palette just looks like they threw a bunch of colors together (though that blue is really pretty lol).

I really love the colour selection in the palette as I’ve wanted a lilac, a deep reddish brown and a dark blue for a long time and they don’t usually come together. I wish the quality was there though, they’re not the pigmentation I would like.

Since I’m a big fan of the movie, I have to get one of the lipsticks. Dr. Frank-N-Furter, I think, though the shade looks pretty similar to UD F-Bomb, but it’s really the packaging that I’m after. Eager to see your review.

I find the packaging and colours a bit pedestrian for such a garishly colored cult classic. It could have been done a lot wilder and sexy. They are really keeping it safe with these products.

Frank-n-Furter and Sin are nice lip shades but I feel are highly dupable. I like the eye pigment It’s Not Easy Having a Good time…such a long name!

I might be the only one who like the pigment, thinking of it being what I’ll get from this LE. I’ll wait for the reviews before saying anything about the lipsticks. I do like the look of them, and as I really like the film, I’d want at least one 🙂
The palette seems a bit uneven.

Via the MAC chat, a MUA told me that it *might* be out today and to keep checking back. There were “delays” yesterday. I have been stalking since yesterday morning and nothing. With my luck, it will become available when I have appointments today. I love Rocky Horror and even watched it to get pumped up for the collection. Now nothing.

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