Sneak Peek: MAC x Brooke Shields Photos & Swatches

MAC x Brooke Shields Collection
MAC x Brooke Shields Collection

MAC x Brooke Shields Collection launched online today on MAC’s website (still to launch on other retailers’ websites as well as in-stores on October 2nd!). For international locations, I just have “October 2014” but nothing more specific than that. I received product samples earlier today, but I didn’t receive the Gravitas eyeshadow palette–however, I did purchase it this morning and selected overnight shipping, so I should get it sometime tomorrow (could be anytime tomorrow, as late as 8PM!). I’ll have full reviews, photos, swatches, dupes, and all that jazz for this collection tomorrow! 🙂

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MAC Artful Lipglass
MAC x Brooke Shields Lipglasses

MAC Artful Lipglass
MAC x Brooke Shields Lipglasses

MAC Artful Lipglass
MAC x Brooke Shields Lipglasses

MAC Artful Lipglass
MAC Artful Lipglass

MAC Knockout Lipglass
MAC Knockout Lipglass

MAC Artful Lipglass
MAC x Brooke Shields Lipsticks

MAC Excite Lipstick
MAC Excite Lipstick

MAC Gospel Lipstick
MAC Gospel Lipstick

MAC Mortal Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Mortal Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Mortal Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Mortal Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Mortal Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Mortal Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Mortal Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Mortal Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Mortal Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Mortal Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Mortal Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Mortal Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Trusted Instinct Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Trusted Instinct Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Trusted Instinct Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Trusted Instinct Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Trusted Instinct Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Trusted Instinct Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Trusted Instinct Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Trusted Instinct Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Trusted Instinct Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Trusted Instinct Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Trusted Instinct Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Trusted Instinct Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Cherished Cream Colour Base Duo
MAC Cherished Cream Colour Base Duo

MAC Cherished (Left) Cream Colour Base
MAC Cherished (Left) Cream Colour Base

MAC Cherished (Right) Cream Colour Base
MAC Cherished (Right) Cream Colour Base

MAC Scone Bronzing Powder
MAC Scone Bronzing Powder

MAC Scone Bronzing Powder
MAC Scone Bronzing Powder

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Elyse Avatar

I’m so confused by this, honestly. Pretty boring looking stuff with early 90’s drugstore-looking packaging. Well, that sounded a bit harsh, haha. I’ll of course reserve judgement until I see full reviews and see them actually on you! But the sneak peeks look…. I dunno…. meh?

shontay Avatar

I actually like the packaging and the descriptions of the products were promising, but this is so weak. I can’t even look at Mac lipsticks right now after buying Nars Audacious lipsticks.

Meredith Avatar

I’m just waiting to see your opinion on the palette. I desperately want to know if it’s worth it. The rest of the collection…meh. I wasn’t a huge fan of the pearlfusion sets.

zainab Avatar

I like the bronzer and the lipsticks, and even the brown of the Pearlfusion palettes, but I think I’m mainly in for the Gravitas palette. If I can’t get that though I’ll settle for a lipstick because I really like the packaging.

Jennifer Avatar

Unlike everyone else, I find the packaging to be elegant looking. Granted, for those who dislike the packaging, they bought cosmetics in the ’90s; I did not, as I was less than a decade old for that entire era.

Mariella Avatar

Feh! Not my shades at all and as others have commented, the packaging is nothing to write home about – it all would have been better in MAC’s plain old every day packaging, if you ask me! MAC knocked it out of the park with Alluring Aquatics (first collection in a long time that wowed me both with product and packaging) – they’d have been well to have kept that one going a bit longer or expanded on it….this is just so BLAH.

Suzana Avatar

I am interest in the cream colour base duo!
I was going to get another benetint (I used it for the canada winter when I have to go out with my whole face covered and regular make up would stain my scarfs/clothes and the benetint don’t), do you think its comparable or I should stick with the benetint?
I hated the packages, grey plastic looks cheap and boring to me…

Rachel R. Avatar

The cream blush duo is pretty. The lip stuff is pretty, but nothing special. The other items are kind of “ho-hum.” I’m looking forward to seeing the Gravitas palette swatches.

Amanda V Avatar

The more I look at the packaging of this collection, the more it exudes a cheap, 90s drugstore packaging as well. I don’t think anything else screams cheap, drugstore lipglosses more than rectangular shaped ones lol. Can’t say that i’m not disappointed but optimistically speaking, at least the colour swatches don’t look as bad?

aisyah Avatar

Guess I’m not the only one cringing at the packaging. Fashion wise, the color combination might work for a classic and elegant look (40s of age) but for cosmetics, bad move MAC and Brooke Shields. I feel like being warped back in time, but not in a good way.

Apricotowl Avatar

As gorgeous as the shades are, I feel that the packaging will be a huge turn-off for many shoppers. It’s cheap, plastic-looking and reminiscent of… toy makeup for young teens?! It doesn’t go with the high quality of the products inside. A shame 🙁

Deb Avatar

MAC has customers in a variety of age cohorts. I’ve been buying MAC for longer than some of their current customers have been alive (an alarming thought, let me tell you).

Now that I’m 45+, I no longer do metallic finishes, glitter or neon shades (ok, UD Electric sheered out is an exception). I know these items seem boring to some and Brooke evokes a ‘who’s she’ reaction from those my daughter’s age, but there is a cohort for whom this is relevant. We also tend to have more discretionary income to spend now that we’re older.

I’ve been a makeup lover for 30 years; that isn’t going to change, but I now reach for more neutral office-friendly shades and more finely milled powders. Gravitas is on it’s way to me, and I’m sure it will get lots of wear.

MAC does plenty of RiRi, Archies, Simpsons and glitterfest collections; I’m glad to see them produce something like this as well (although I loathe the packaging).

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Nan Avatar

Agreed! I was thinking the same thing…while the packaging isn’t my favorite, I appreciate the more classic and sophisticated collections every now and then. Who doesn’t love all the crazy (and often, tacky) collections, right? But subtlety is refreshing sometimes!

Like you, I have the Gravitas palette on its way to me!

Johanna Avatar

I like the Mortal palette, but it seems like a beachy/summery set of colors and now that it’s fall in the US, I’m not very inclined to jump on it. I think I can get a similar look from my Lorac Unzipped palette.
I don’t think the packaging is that bad, as others are saying. It’s not that fancy but there’s nothing offensive about it.
The gravitas palette seems like a great deal on a good selection of neutrals, but I’m pretty set in that department. One only needs so many beiges, taupes, and browns. I wonder what the sizes of those shadows are….

Helene Avatar

I kind of like the Mortal palette, especially the mid colour, As for the rest, it’s probably very wearable, but it doesn’t excite me. I hope the Gravitas palette will be really good, as I do want it, I think.

dakotacheryl Avatar

So…Gravitas is already sold out on MACs website…do you know if that means “for good” or if it will be restocked?

Ridiculously low quantity if it will not be restocked.

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