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MAC Nail Transformations

MAC is releasing a collection of nail lacquers and transformative topcoats designed to give nails a stylish twist. The light peach beige of Skin, deep plum of Rebel and sheer nude of Quiet Time undergo a unique transformation when combined with one of six glowing topcoats.

I love the creativity of this line and being able to style your nail polish to fit your mood. 

Available online now and in store July 3rd.

MAC Lorde

MAC and Lorde have partnered up on a new line for summer. One word that describes it is 'Fierce!' Both items below are limited editions. 
Lipstick in Pure Heroine, deep plum. Retails at $16. 
Eye liner in Rapidblack. Retails at $19.50

MAC Heroine Lipstick

Fierce is back! MAC Heroine Lipstick is back! Just in time for Pantone's color of the year, Radiant Orchid, to take play. This vibrant matte is just the pop of color you need this season.

Heroine Lipstick has pre-launched online at It will be in stores January 2, 2014. #MACHeroine 

MAC Holiday Sets

Want to give the gift that keeps on giving? In my opinion, that's a MAC holiday gift set. I put these on my Christmas list every year. Each year, they put out a new line of limited edition holiday sets with a theme. This year the Stroke of Midnight sets are decked out in gold, white and black packages, and look like mini clutches. So classy!

Here are some swatches from the Stroke of Midnight Face palette in Cool:
Closed compact that looks like a clutch - so posh!
Packaging for kit
Close up of full face palette, including Iridescent powder in Sparkling Rose, 2 lipsticks in Sublime Pleasure and Romantically Inclined, 3 eye shadows in All Races, Scene and Magic Moor, and an eye pencil in Ebony
Full palette with mirror. Also note there is a black flap cover that goes over the lipsticks, so you don't get shadow in them.
Close up of lipsticks and eye shadows
Lipstick swatches, Sublime Pleasure on the left, Romantically inclined on the right
Eye liner and shadow swatches, from left to right: Ebony eye pencil, All Races, Scene, Magic Moor

What's your idea of the perfect gift?
-->Note: This review includes products that I received as samples, provided by the brand company or a PR rep. Please click here for more information regarding my disclaimer.

MAC Smoky Eye with Gilded Night

Girls night was never complete unless my girlfriend Kelly was there to do the makeup! Kelly is one of my best girlfriends dating back to middle school. Not only is she a great person and friend, but she's also a talented makeup artist! I was so excited to ask her to do a guest post...and even more excited that she said yes! Take it over, Kelly.....
MAC Gilded Night
I’m a MAC girl. I like to use a mix of products but primarily, you’ll find MAC dominating my makeup case. So, naturally, when Angela asked if I would sample MAC’s mineralize eye shadow in GILDED NIGHT, I jumped at the chance. Plus, what woman doesn’t like to be a girly girl and play with makeup? 
Before & After
MAC’s mineralize shadows are two complimentary colors baked together in the same palette—the best of both worlds. GILDED NIGHT—is a sassy duo for a date night or your upcoming holiday party. It’s a sparkling sophisticated mix of black and gold and I love that combination. This summer, I wore an all-black dress and gold jewelry for my brother’s wedding. Hot to trot ladies. 

The look is simple and will take you less than 10 minutes. I started by applying a primer to my eyelids. Next, I applied the gold tone in the mineralize palette using a tapered blending brush—if you don’t have good brushes ladies, invest. Applying makeup with a good brush can make all the difference. After applying the gold, I smoked out the corner of my eye with the charcoal color in the palette. If you’ve never done a smoky eye, there are lots of tutorials on YouTube that can help—the main idea is to start with a small amount of the color and blend, blend, blend, adding slowly more and more until you achieve the darkness that you want. Nobody wants to look like a clown!

After the shadow, I applied, MAC’s Graphblack Technakohl liner. I always put shadow over my liner as well to set it—the powder sets into the kohl making it last longer—especially for those of us with an oilier skin base. Finally, I applied mascara to complete the eyes.

Always do your eyes first before applying your foundation. You don’t want clumps of shadow dust getting stuck in your foundation. After applying my mineral foundation, I finished off the look with some color in my cheeks with MAC’s SWEET AS COCOA, and my favorite MAC gloss, GIRL’S DELIGHT. Now all I need is the date! 


Note: This review includes products that I received as samples, provided by the brand company or a PR rep. Please click here for more information regarding my disclaimer.

MAC Cosmetics Paint Pots

My new makeup go to product in the morning is MAC Cosmetic's Pro Longwear Paint Pot. I bought it more for the color, and not because the MAC rep told me it would stay on all day. 

mac cosmetics paint pot
I was a skeptic at first. I've never had good luck with eye shadow staying on without a proper primer. Well, there's a first for everything! I've never had a shadow last this long. No primer needed. From 7am to 7pm, a full days work, this stayed on. 

My go to eye make up for the past few weeks has been Paint Pot in Rubenesque, black liner, and mascara. Super easy for early mornings when I need to get to work quickly and for traveling. I've been using a shadow brush to apply Paint Pot to my lids. It goes on super smooth and even. 
mac cosmetics paint pot
On my wishlist: Paint Pots in Let's Skate (pinkish pearl), Camel Coat (muted beige) and Painterly (nude beige). I love how versatile the nudes are. You can wear them alone during the day, and you can play them up with liner for night. You can also use these along with other shadows as a base shadow. These retail for $20 a pot. It's a little pricey, but you pay for the quality of product. I've been using mine for the past month, every day, and have barely made a dent in the pot. A little goes a long way! Purchase at or

Have you ever tried Paint Pots? If so, what did you think? What's your favorite MAC Cosmetic product? Please share!

RiRi (Hearts) MAC Fall

rihanna mac
Rihanna + MAC makeup = a recipe for fierce style. Rihanna premieres her palette for fall September 26th in stores, and September 30 online. Her palette contains daring, but classic, shades, finishes and tools, all encased in rose gold packaging. By the way, I'm totally in love with the rose gold touch. Check out a few of my favorite items from this collection below....

Entire Collection

Eye Shadow - Her Cocoa

Lipglass - RiRiWoo

Liquid Last Liner - Pointblack

MAC Nail Lacquers

MAC Nail Lacquers. I want every creamy pink and coral color in this collection! Available online and in store.

MAC by Request

M·A·C is inviting fans to vote for their favorite shades starting March 12 on Facebook.  18 popular lipsticks, lipglasses and eye shadows have been selected from past collections; the three shades with the most votes from each category will come back as an online exclusive, limited edition collection.

Voting opens to all Facebook fans March 12-30.  The collection will be available online in North America in August and internationally Fall 2012.

Do you have a favorite shade or two? Start your own campaign; tweet about it using #MACBYREQUEST

3N as seen in N Collection (January 2008)
Candy Yum Yum as seen in Quite Cute (April 2011)
Eden Rocks as seen in Eden Rocks (May 2001)
Moxie as seen in Retro Matte Lipsticks (September 1999)
Rocker as seen in Time Rocker (Fall 1999)
Shitaki as seen in Cuisine (March 2001)

2N as seen in N Collection (January 2008)
Bait as seen in Lure (June 2006)
Cult of Cherry as seen in Cult of Cherry (September 2008)
Emancipation as seen in Wonder Woman (February 2011)
Flash of Flesh as seen in M·A·C D’Bohemia (May 2005)
Icescape as seen in Love Lace (December 2009)

Eye Shadow:
Cool Heat as seen in Cool Heat – June 2008
Guacamole as seen in Salsabelle (May 2005)
Heavenly Bliss as seen in Eden Rocks (May 2001)
Jeté as seen in Danse (January 2006)
Moth Brown as seen in Madame B. (March 2005)
Solar White as seen in Cool Heat (June 2008)

In North America only, TXT a shade name to 898622 and they'll count your vote. The texter will also receive future sms/mms from M·A·C Cosmetics Online, featuring exclusives and events. Msg and Data rates may apply.

Ricky & Nicki for MAC Viva Glam

Ricky Martin & Nicki Minaj introduce Nicki's Lipstick in scene-stealing bright pink and Ricky's colourless Lip Conditioner in a tube that goes from day to dance floor! Every scent of the selling price supports MAC AIDS FUND - it doesn't get any better. 

MAC has a Mobile Site!

MAC launched a mobile site! Check it out from your mobile at! Shop the Best Sellers, View New Products & How to Videos from your phone!

Text JOIN to MACTXT (898622) to get SMS and MMS from MAC. Stay in the loop for all things MAC, enjoy special promotions and VIP access with up to 5 messages a month.

You can also sign up here.

M·A·C Haute & Naughty Lash

Leading the double life that doesn't land you in the tabloids is easy with Haute & Naughty Lash - os smart with its two-in-one dual wiper system, you choose if you want defined lashes for day, or instantly combed volume for evening. Use the small orifice for a natural end look; the large orifice for major drama all-in-one! First at MAC, this innovative, unique, double duty development is the clever new way to customize and shimmer brush from root to tip for desired effect. State-of-the-art conditioning and hydrating formula prevents parching, flake-outs. A one-for-all winner!

MAC Haute & Naughty Lash Available July 2010 only at

MAC alice + olivia

Introducing an irreverent, nonsensical colour collection from MAC. As stated in the press release "If Alice fell down the rabbit hole and met a Makeup Artist instead of the Mad Hatter, MAC alice + olivia is the curiously gorgeous collection she'd be rocking!'

Later: Deepest black with a hint of purple pearl.
If It Sparkles: Frosty white plus a touch of pink.
Partylicious: Groovy turquoise mixed with silver sparkle.

$19.50 U.S., $23.50 CDN
7.5g / 0.26 U.S. OZ

Gregory’s Tip: “Sweep Partylicious Pigment over your lids with a #252 brush.
Add loads of M·A·C Fibre Rich mascara for eyes that truly sizzle in the summer!”

Sparklicious: Creamy, softest pink with multidimensional pearl.
If It’s Pink: Shimmering, hot to trot pink.
I.Want.Candy: Electric yellow with a sparkling edge.

$18 U.S., $21.50 CDN
2.7ml / 0.09 U.S. OZ

Gregory’s Tip: “Transform your matte red lip by applying I.Want.Candy Dazzleglass Creme
on top. It will literally change into a chic orange red with shine and luster.”

Morning.After: Creamy, get-noticed turquoise.
So Rich So Pretty: A party-ready purple with a hint of frost.
Military: Black matte with silver suede.

$12, U.S., $14.50 CDN
10ml / 0.34 U.S. FL OZ

MAC Venemous Villains

MAC Cosmetics is teaming up with Disney to create a limited edition color collection, launching in September. The line will feature 4 Disney characters, all Villains! Try and guess who they are!

M·A·C To The Beach

There is fun in the sun, to be sure, but To The Beach is more of a sensual state of mind – a pleasure we all feel near the sea. The girl and boy from Ipanema, from Cap d’Antibes to West Palm Beach…All around the world, the seaside has a romance, and a kind of golden, sexy alchemy we’re all drawn to. This collection encapsulates it, with sanddabs, seashells, the magic of marine life decorating packaging in the most soothing, sultry shades of summertime. NEW! Cream Bronzer and NEW! Bronze Body Oil pair up with other faux tanners and scorching summer colours to get let you close your eyes and go To The Beach!

Available May 28th – July 2010

MAC Prêt-à-Papier

Craft-paper couture – an inspired idea cut like a pattern and whipped up into a frisky little “Funny Face” frock. The Prêt-à-Papier collection was a Project Runway challenge of sorts, with paper as the source, the instigator of ideas, the beginning of something simply, basically beautiful. Lipstick, Lipglass, Eye Shadow, Paint Pot, Chromagraphic Pencil, Studio Fix Lash, Impeccable Brow Pencil, Sheertone and Mineralize Blushes, and Nail Lacquer in a seamless spectrum of parchment-to-vellum beiges, with an occasional, clever colour spill, coral among the most au courant.

Shattered, decimated, blinded by a fantastic, intergalactic lip light! Just when you thought Dazzleglass was the best of bright, along comes Superglass, with secret, snowflake-shaped helicone pearls sparkling in three different facets for triple the dazzle! Lips have gone big bang, explosively dimensional, a rare eclipse! Gloss feels slick and sleek on application with no draggy speed bumps, not a hint of grit. Extreme innovation that's a good reflection on MAC...and the seductress lucky enough to strike upon it.

MAC Post Holiday 2010

M∙A∙C Post Holiday 2010 features nudes and warm, comfy colours in Warm & Cozy and All Ages, All Races, All Sexes and shimmery, icey winter shades in Love Lace. In the Studio debuts MAC Studio Fix Lash, a new mascara that features a synth-rubber moulded brush for ultimate definition, while M·A·C In Lillyland, a collaboration with Palm Beach’s Lilly Pulitzer, brings out the South Florida sun with brilliant colors.


A fireside fantasy far from the maddening crowd is undeniably appealing. Seek refuge in the warmth, the glow of skin rosy with Refined Golden Mineralize Skinfinish, Shadesticks in Cuddle, Nurture and Snuggle shades, cozy as a mug of cocoa on a bearskin rug. Care Blends Essential Oils in Sweet Orange + Lavender, or Grapefruit + Chamomile feels soothing and sultry when elements are harsh and extreme…add M∙A∙C signature innovation with Mineralize All-Over Moisture Lotion, a new permanent product, and see new radiance, revivified lustre, optimum health. Like going on retreat and communing with nature, it’s an earthly way to bring back what the city takes away, and a sensual solution to make life simple, but luxurious. Winter beauty begins here.

Available December 26, 2009 through February at all M∙A∙C locations.


This salon-intimate collection is all about a dramatic, intense, smoky eye, with shadows that flash frosty grey to deep blue. Kohl Power is brought back for a limited time in favourite shades plus a new blackened marine blue. And naturally, 44 Lash adds the depth and desire. Lips stay pleasingly pale and Nail Lacquer in Light Affair adds a hint of danger. If ever there was a moment to do away with the winter doldrums and add some instant intrigue, this is it.

Available December 26, 2009 through February at all M∙A∙C locations.


Dramatic, daring Lashes have been a chic and urbane part of the modern Artist’s persona since Edie and friends made it all happen Downtown, on block-print canvas or grainy 16-millimetre film. Multi-media, counter-culture, the ultimate cool. In The Studio is the epitome of the look updated, featuring new Studio Fix Lash in Black Fix or Studio Brown, with the latest thermoplastic synth-rubber moulded brush, designed to kill clump as it separates lashes. Go for the bold stroke, as they do In The Studio.

Available December 26, 2009 in the permanent collection at all M∙A∙C locations.


All Ages, All Races, All Sexes is our credo. Now M∙A∙C takes the “One World” idea further than ever, with a multi-culti colour story, intent on a universal focus – spectacularly shaded and shaped brows for all, because beautiful people come in colours! Miraculously matched to the individual, Impeccable Brow Pencil is the ultimate artist’s tool to fill, lengthen and shape, with a firm tip that sharpens application for high-performance precision. Penultimate Brow Marker, in one shade suits all, is a liquefied glide adept at the all-important arch. But that’s not all: Lipstick, Lipglass, Eye Shadow and Nail Lacquer shade extensions speak your language, a match for every international skin tone.

Available January 7, 2009 through March at all M∙A∙C locations.

M∙A∙C In Lillyland

When M·A·C meets the lore and legend that is Lilly Pulitzer, you get a fabulous and funky fun new chapter: a bit of Mar-a-Lago, some well-to-do winky-wink, and a dash of retro-modern pop culture mayhem in prints and colours that make it hip to be in permanent happy land! A collaboration that feels like the best tongue-in-chic resort retort, with all the wonderful prints and Key West colour combinations Lilly has done so beautifully since, well, forever! Fly down to South Florida, with M·A·C in Lillyland!

Available January 7, 2009 through February at all M∙A∙C locations.

Makeup Break - MACs Fall Collection

This season M·A·C celebrates the idea of the Artist in every shade and stripe…makeup as art form. M·A·C has selected three individuals who exemplify this idea through both the subjects they choose, and the wildly individual styles and colours used to convey them. Bold, heroic, big; giggly, playful, clever; dramatic, original, abstract: Fall ’09 as seen by Richard Phillips, Maira Kalman, and Marilyn Minter. Be inspired!


Using the expert skills of a photo-retoucher, Richard subjected his own painting to a M·A·C makeover with the new eye shadows, blushes and lipsticks. A collection of Eye Shadow quads, Lipsticks, Lipglass, and The Perfect Cheek Blush just leap off the canvas!


Famous for her whimsical visual diaries, Maira Kalman performed a bit of magic with M·A·C's new Technakohl Eye Liners and Eye Shadows, instantly drafting a captivating look at a stranger.


Minter’s erotic imagery zooms in on a succulently wet, red lip, a dappled, sequined eye, or a silverized stiletto splashing in the mud. Pigments in Push the Edge and Copper or Gold Glitter have the power to make anyone feel like they WILL be seen – and desired. That gift for sparkle is one reason Minter was a natural for the high-key glitter pigments in Make-Up

MAC Colour Craft

Every Artist must be daring if she wants to hone her Craft, and post-summer 2009 colour was conceived with that kind of creativity in mind.

A sensibility that surpasses expectations with inventive new Mineralize Eye Shadow pinwheel designs that combine new hues in modern, neo-geo ways; Lipglass gets a lift too, now with three shades swirled to create a one-of-a-kind marble finish delivered in a new, sleek vial. The small but seriously artful 109 and 226 Brushes are musts… add the newest colour sensations in complementary Lipstick, Mineralize Eye Shadow and Mineralize Blush, and any glamorous gallery will go gaga to give you your own one-woman show!

Sunny By Nature Rich Bronze with pink pearl
Cheeky Bronze Soft Golden Coral with bronze pearl
Porcelain Pink Soft pinky coral with gold veining
Triple Fusi on Left : Soft Champagne Gold; Center:
Soft Golden Pink; Right: Rose Pink with Golden Nuances

Smooth Mer ge Left: Soft Champagne Pink; Center:
Deep Rose; Right: Pale Cool Pink
Warm Blend Left: Antique Gold; Center: Mahogany
Bronze; Right: Copper
Suggested Retail Price $27.00 U.S./$32.50 CDN

131 Duo Fibre Powder/Blush. Flat, tapered brush
that contains a combination of short and long fibres.
Ideally suited for Mineralize Skinfinish Powders
Suggested Retail Price $40.00 U.S./$48.00 CDN

Madly Creative Pink neutral with white pearl
Ever Embellish Plum brown with red pearl
Made with Love Bright coral pink

Colour Crafted Milky pink
Trimm ing Talk Bright fuchsia
Most Popular Purple with yellow undertone
Suggested Retail
Price $14.00 U.S./$16.50 CDN

Three shades swirled together to create a one-of-a-kind
marble finish
Pretty Pattern Warm dirty beige
Crazy Haute Blue pink
Nice Mix Up Burnt ginger
Funky Fusion Pink coral
Eclectic Edge Cool violet
Miss Marble Muted pink

Suggested Retail Price $17.50 U.S./$21.00 CDN

Four shades create a pinwheel design in one compact

Assemblage White with silver pearl/Deep Grey/ Black with
silver glitter/ Warm yellow gold
Odd Bits Mid-tone Silver Grey /Dusty Rose with gold
pearl/ Dark burgundy/ Peachy bronze
Fashion Patch Ice Blue/ Off white/ Black with silver
glitter/Light white pink

Eccentricity Rich gold/ Light violet /Deep plum/Rich bronze
Natural Flare Copper /Yellow orange / Dirty brown/ Rich gold
Girlish Romp Dirty violet/Yellow white w/ Gold pearl/
Light pastel coral/ Mid-tone pink
Suggested Retail Price $19.50 U.S./$23.50 CDN

Hand-finish Light
pink with deep gold veining
Fad-dabulous Dirty Burnt coral with yellow gold veining
Daft Pink Deep blue pink with light white yellow veining
Improvise Mid-tone neutral coral with light white
yellow gold veining
Cheek & Cheerful Mid-tone bronzy
brown with yellow
gold veining
Style Demon Dirty brick red with copper veining
Suggested Retail Price $21.00 U.S./$25.00 CDN

109 Small Contour. For application, blending and
contouring of powder products.
Suggested Retail Price $32.00 U.S./$38.50 CDN
226 Tapered Blending. Small tapered blending brush
for application and blending of shadow.
Suggested Retail Price $24.50 U.S./$29.00 CDN

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