Be Betty AND Veronica With MAC Archie’s Girls: The MAC Archie’s Girls Collection for Spring 2013

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MAC Archie's Girls

MAC has always been good at collections that tell a story, and sometimes the story’s a little hazy, and sometimes the story’s really clear. With the MAC Archie’s Girls collection (coming Jan. 30 to cyberspace, to stores and counters February 7, and internationally this March), it’s almost like you’re reading an Archie comic, but instead of flipping through the pages and reading the words, you’re seeing the story within the products. You get the sense of who these two girls are, Betty and Veronica, and how they relate to each other.


MAC divided the collection into two parts (chapters?) with very distinct packaging. There are 16 Betty products, 16 Veronica products and five accessories — brushes, bags, a mirror. That kind of thing. The Veronica products have Veronica’s face on them, and the Betty products have Betty’s.

Blonde babe Betty gets colors you might wear with a spring dress and a ribbon in your ponytail. Corals, sweet peaches, lavender, gold, brown and green.

MAC Archie's Girls

Veronica’s colors? Like the exclamation marks on the collection! Royal purples, Corvette reds and a fuchsia you might see in a kiss on a really naughty album cover. These are colors you’d wear with your man-eater outfit.

But what I think is super, super cool is how the sub-collections reflect Betty’s and Veronica’s distinct personalities. They’re rivals vying for Archie’s affections, but at the same time, these two girls get along! In fact, they’re BFFs. If Betty borrowed a sweater from Veronica and wore it to school the next day, she’d still be Betty, walking down the hallway with her books in the crook of her arm, but she’d have some of Veronica’s swagger, thanks to the sweater.

Much like wearing the Betty cheek and lip products from Archie’s Girls with Veronica’s eye products. In essence, you can be the best of both girls, and play up the different sides of your personality. You don’t have to choose one or the other (unlike poor Archie).

MAC Archie's Girls

So, who is Archie’s Girl Betty? Well, she’s the girl next door who slips on Converse high tops, skinny jeans and a tank top for a blind date. She’s very girly and sweet, like someone who sends thank you notes and feeds the stray cats that show up on her porch at night.

As for Veronica, she’ll spend an entire day at the mall looking for a specific shade of black shoe to go with the dress she plans to wear to an invite-only club. When she’s walking down the street and another girl walks by, Veronica knows if the girl’s bag is a knockoff or real. She’s the girl whose closet you envy and the one who’ll always listen to your boy problems before offering to take you to the mall to cheer you up.

I plan to play with these products and post some reviews over the next few days, but right away, I think MAC succeeded with the release by giving two different points of view.

MAC Archie's Girls

On the Veronica side? — super saturated, rich colors, whereas MAC played with sheerer shades on the Betty side, which of course some gals will grumble about, but I think sheers can also be cool.

The quality is there. For me, the Veronica lip products stand out. The bold colors, the pigments — MAC traditionalists may really like these.

And then there are the Pearlmatte Face Powders… LOVE THEM! Just so we’re clear, when I’m running away from the zombies, you’ll find me clutching one of these in my palm (instead of a machete). A girl needs her highlighters, even in the apocalypse.

The Pearlmatte’s also have the added bonus of a built-in blush. See the hearts in each of the pans down below? They’re actually MAC Blushes, and they’re surrounded by MAC Beauty Powders.

As for the eye palettes, I’ve noticed this trend with MAC Eye Shadows over the past couple of years where when you put your finger in some of the pans to swatch the shadows, they feel very hard. I don’t know why, but these seem a little softer to me.

Without further ado, let’s get on with it, shall we? Come meet Archie’s Girls. πŸ™‚

MAC Archie's Girls Eyes

MAC Archie's Girls Eye Shadow X4

Eye Shadow X4 ($44)

MAC Caramel Sundae Eye Shadow X4

Eye Shadow X4 in Caramel Sundae ($44); eyeshadows from the left: Cheryl Chic (a light coral pink), Dreammaker (a pale frosty yellow), Caramel Sundae (a mid-tone warm tan) and Showstopper (a dark, cool-toned brown matte)

MAC Spoiled Rich Eye Shadow X4

Eye Shadow X4 in Spoiled Rich ($44); eyeshadows from the left: Pin-Up Purple (a mid-tone orchid frost), Spoiled Rich (a rich purple), Ron Ron Run (a deep navy), Gravel (a charcoal)

MAC Cheers My Dear and Lucky In Love Pigments

Pigments ($23 each) in Lucky in Love (a light blue green) on the left and Cheers My Dear (a light lavender) on the right

MAC Cheers My Dear and Lucky In Love Pigments

Cheers My Dear on the left and Lucky in Love on the right

MAC Black Poodle and Magic Spells Pigments

Pigments ($23 each) in Black Poodle (a blackened pink) on the left and Magic Spells (a blackened teal) on the right

MAC Black Poodle and Magic Spells Pigments

Black Poodle on the left and Magic Spells on the right

MAC Pearlglides in Black Swan, Lord It Up and Designer Purple

MAC Pearlglides ($16.50 each) in Black Swan (a black with gold pearl), Lord It Up (a bronze with pearl) and Designer Purple (a violet with pearl); not shown, Petrol Blue (a deep navy with pearl)

MAC Archie Opulash Mascara

Opulash Mascaras ($17.50 each)

MAC Archie Opulash Mascara wands

Opulash Mascaras in Optimum Black (a saturated intense black) on the left and Bad Bad Black (an intense black with extra volumization) on the right

MAC Archie's Girls Lips

MAC Archie's Girls Betty Lipsticks

Lipsticks ($16.50 each)

MAC Archie's Girls Betty Lipsticks

Lipsticks in Girl Next Door (a vivid blue pink); Betty Bright (a vibrant peach); and Oh, Oh, Oh (a sheer brown plum)

MAC Archie Girls Veronica Lipsticks

Lipsticks ($16.50 each)

MAC Archie Girls Veronica Lipsticks

Boyfriend Stealer (a deep blackend plum), Daddy’s Little Girl (a mid-tone pink violet) and Ronnie Red (a bright red)

MAC Archie's Girls Betty Lipglasses

Lipglasses ($16.50 each) in Summer Sweetheart (a light peach), Stay Sweet (a light lavender pink) and Kiss & Don’t Tell (a bright coral)

MAC Archie's Girls Betty Lipglass doefoots

Kiss & Don’t Tell, Stay Sweet and Summer Sweetheart

MAC Feelin So Good, Mall Madness and Strawberry Malt Lipglasses

Lipglasses ($16.50 each)

MAC Feelin So Good, Mall Madness and Strawberry Malt Lipglasses

From the left: Feelin’ So Good (a deep blackened plum), Mall Madness (a mid-tone pink violet) and Strawberry Malt (a bright red)

MAC Archie's Girls Cheeks

MAC Cream Soda Powder Blush

Powder Blush in Cream Soda ($22), a neutral coral

MAC Cream Soda Powder Blush
MAC Prom Princess Powder Blush

Powder Blush in Prom Princess ($22), a mid-tone violet pink

MAC Prom Princess Powder Blush

Powder Blush in Prom Princess

MAC Flatter Me Pearlmatte Face Powder packaging

Pearlmatte Face Powder ($29)

MAC Flatter Me Pearlmatte Face Powder

Pearlmatte Face Powder in Flatter Me ($29), a golden peach base (Beauty Powder in Shell Pearl) with coral hearts (Powder Blush in Foolish Me)

MAC Veronicas Blush Pearlmatte Face Powder

Pearlmatte Face Powder in Veronica’s Blush ($29); a silvery pink base (Play It Proper Beauty Powder) with Deep Pink Hearts (Frankly Scarlet Powder Blush)

MAC Archie's Girls Accessories

MAC Archie's Girls Jingle Jangle Coin Purse

Jingle Jangle Coin Purse ($32)

MAC Archie's Girls Brush Kit

Archie’s Girl Brush Kit ($49.50)

MAC Archie's Girls Brush Kit

Brushes included with the kit

MAC Archie's Girls Young Hearts Mirror

Young Hearts Mirror ($25, available only online)

MAC Just a Flirt Makeup Bag

Just a Flirt Makeup Bag ($25)

MAC Yours Forever Tote

Yours Forever Tote ($49.50, available only online at

MAC Archie's Girls Nails

MAC Pep Pep Pep and Comic Cute Nail Lacquers

Nail Lacquers ($17.50 each) in Pep Pep Pep, a light peachy nude, and Comic Cute, a bright coral

MAC Double Trouble and Past Curfew Nail Lacquers

Nail Lacquers ($17.50 each) in Double Trouble, a deep navy, and Past Curfew, a deep berry

MAC Archie's Girls Swatches

MAC Caramel Sundae Eye Shadow X4 Swatches

Caramel Sundae Eye Shadow X4 in Cheryl Chic, Dreammaker, Caramel Sundae and Showstopper

MAC Eye Shadow X4 in Spoiled Rich Swatches in Pink-Up Purple, Spoiled Rich, Ron Ron Run and Gravel

Eye Shadow X4 in Spoiled Rich ($44): Pink-Up Purple, Spoiled Rich, Ron Ron Run and Gravel

MAC Cheers My Dear and Lucky In Love Pigment Swatches

Pigments in Cheers My Dear on the left and Lucky in Love on the right

MAC Black Poodle Magic Spells Pigment Swatches

Pigments in Black Poodle on the left and Magic Spells on the right

MAC Pearlglides in Lord It Up and Black Swan Swatches

Pearlglides in Lord It Up on the top and Black Swan on the bottom

MAC Pearlglides in Designer Purple and Petrol Blue Swatches

Pearlglides in Designer Purple on the top and Petrol Blue on the bottom

MAC Archie Opulash Mascara Swatches

Opulash Mascaras in Optimum Black and Bad Bad Black on the right

MAC Archie's Girls Betty Lipsticks Swatches in Girl Next Door, Betty Bright and Oh Oh Oh

Lipsticks in Girl Next Door, Betty Bright and Oh Oh Oh

MAC Archie's Girls Veronica Lipsticks Swatches in Boyfriend Stealer, Daddy's Little Girl and Ronnie Red

Lipsticks in Boyfriend Stealer, Daddy’s Little Girl and Ronnie Red

MAC Archie's Girls Betty Lipglass Swatches Kiss & Don't Tell, Stay Sweet and Summer Sweetheart

Lipglasses in Summer Sweetheart, Stay Sweet and Kiss & Don’t Tell

MAC Strawberry Malt, Feelin So Good and Mall Madness Lipglass Swatches

Lipglasses in Strawberry Malt, Feelin’ So Good and Mall Madness

MAC Cream Soda Powder Blush and Flatter Me Pearlmatte Face Powder Swatches

Cream Soda Powder Blush on the left and Flatter Me Pearlmatte Face Powder on the right

MAC Prom Princess Powder Blush and Veronica's Blush Pearlmatte Face Powder

Prom Princess Powder Blush on the left and Veronica’s Blush Pearlmatte Face Powder on the right

MAC Betty Collection Swatches

All the Betty swatches

MAC Veronica Collection Swatches

All the Veronica swatches

MAC Pep Pep Pep Nail Lacquer Swatch

Nail Lacquer in Pep Pep Pep (three layers)

MAC Comic Cute Nail Lacquer Swatch

Nail Lacquer in Comic Cute (three layers)

MAC Past Curfew Nail Lacquer Swatch

Nail Lacquer in Past Curfew (one layer)

MAC Double Trouble Nail Lacquer Swatch

Nail Lacquer in Double Trouble (one layer)


MAC Oh Oh Oh Lipstick

Lipstick in Oh Oh Oh

MAC Lipstick in Girl Next Door

Lipstick in Girl Next Door

MAC Betty Bright Lipstick

Lipstick in Betty Bright

MAC Kiss & Don't Tell Lipglass

Lipglass in Kiss & Don’t Tell

MAC Summer Sweetheart Lipglass

Lipglass in Summer Sweetheart

MAC Lipglass in Stay Sweet

Lipglass in Stay Sweet

MAC Caramel Sundae Eye Shadow X4

On my eyes I’m wearing MAC Caramel Sundae Eye Shadow X4, Opulash Mascara in Optimum Black, Pearlglides Black Swan and Lord It Up; on my cheeks, Pearlmatte Face Powder in Flatter Me and Powder Blush in Cream Soda; and on my lips, Lipstick in Betty Bright

MAC Strawberry Malt Lipglass

Lipglass in Strawberry Malt

MAC Mall Madness Lipglass

Lipglass in Mall Madness

MAC Feelin' So Good Lipglass

Lipglass in Feelin’ So Good

MAC Daddy's Little Girl Lipstick

Lipstick in Daddy’s Little Girl

MAC Lipstick in Ronnie Red

Lipstick in Ronnie Red

MAC Boyfriend Stealer Lipstick

Lipstick in Boyfriend Stealer

MAC Spoiled Rich Eye Shadow X4

Wearing Spoiled Rich Eye Shadow X4 and Opulash Mascara in Bad Bad Black on my eyes; Pearlmatte Face Powder in Veronica’s Blush and Powder Blush in Prom Princess on my cheeks; and Lipstick in Daddy’s Little Girl on my lips

Well, that about does it for now. I hope you got a good look at what’s in store with the collection. Let me know what you think, Archie Girl. πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Since you’re here, it’s probably safe to assume that you like MAC Cosmetics as much as I do. πŸ™‚ Have you seen my MAC Gallery? It’s a visual way to search for MAC reviews and looks on Makeup and Beauty Blog.


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  1. Monika says:

    Guuuurrrrrlllll you hit it out of the park with this post!

    • Karen says:

      Thanks, Monica. πŸ™‚ What do you think of the collection? Are you planning to pick anything up?

      • Monika says:

        I freaking love it! I originally had zero interest in it since it seemed like a strange collaboration, but I started looking into it once I realized it was going to be the big spring collection. I’ve been trying to find information on it for awhile now, and you answered my prayers! I’m definitely checking this out and making a list. Your blog is SUCH a big help, so thank you so much!

        • Karen says:

          MAC seems to find ways to make offbeat collaborations work, don’t they? πŸ™‚ You know what really surprised me? The Betty palette! Not sure if you’re a brown eyeshadow kinda girl, but the lighter tan, Caramel Sundae, could easily be a workhorse shade. What’s your makeup style? Are you more into bold colors?

          • Monika says:

            My makeup style = whatever I can make work. I love bold colors and neutrals depending on what I’m in the mood for. I’ve been wanting to see that Betty palette for awhile since it seemed like it would make a gorgeous neutral eye that isn’t just brown/bronze based. You totally sold me on it. The Veronica palette looks awesome, too. Do you like all those purples together?

          • Karen says:

            The Betty palette is gonna be a sleeper hit, I think. I didn’t think I could work it, but it turned out to be really wearable. And you’re right, it’s nice to have a neutral palette that isn’t a straight-up Naked dupe.

            So, the Veronica palette. It’s A LOT of purple. Of course you don’t have to put it all on at once (I did for this look just to see if I could get away with it). I’d probably mix it in with something like Caramel Sundae or Soba to keep it balanced in real life. But if you want a really bold, really purple eye, shoot, GO FOR IT! πŸ™‚

  2. Jessica K says:

    OMG Karen you are the cutest! I think just your glorious pictures, alone, make me want the products, very cute! I didn’t think I wanted anything until I saw the packaging of the lipsticks and now I’m afraid I need at least one for that packaging!!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jessica,

      The packaging is the cutest! Are you a coral/peach lipstick kinda girl? The Betty Bright shade is fun and springy.

      • Jessica K says:

        I don’t know how you do it, but that’s the exact shade I had my eye on! Have made up my mind and will def. pick that one up!

        • Karen says:

          I have a feeling it’s going to be a big seller. The time’s right for it! Plus you’ll be able to wear it into summer, too. πŸ™‚ Picture it with a spring dress and some flats, ooh la la!

          • Mae says:

            Hello karen! I really love the creativity that u did with this collection! Ilove your swatches too. Thankyou so much for sharing! I just wanna ask something since Im debating if ill get ronnie red. What do you think about this shade? Is this similar with mac regular shades like ruby woo? Or this is a unique and new shade? Please let me know. Thanks!

  3. Nazih says:

    You have no idea how helpful you have been. People are itching for this release.

  4. Agata says:

    Karen, you are so adorable. The post is sooo cute! I love this collection.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Agata,

      So glad to hear you like this release! What caught your eye right away?

      • Agata says:

        I am def a Betty girl so I think I will get the coral beauty powder for sure and maybe one of the lispticks but I also love the Designer Purple eyeliner from Veronica’s line.

        • Karen says:

          That purple is FAB. It’s so silky smooth and glittery. πŸ™‚ Ooh, how about doing a bright green on the lid and the purple along the lower waterline? I might have to try that today.

          Happy almost Friday!

  5. Solangel says:

    I love how into these posts you are! It’s what sets you apart from other beauty blogs and makes you the best πŸ˜€ As for this collection…I think I’d like Veronica’s allowance because omg, I’m craving those purples…and that pink lip…and the blush! Good thing Betty’s colors don’t flatter me, or else I’d go bankrupt!

  6. Great post and I’ve been waiting for this collection. The packaing is so adorable and I’m thinking of picking up a lipstick.
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  7. Scarlett says:

    thank you so much! I love how you had fun with this collection. πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Scarlett,

      Sure. πŸ™‚ I take it you’re a MAC fan, too?

      • Scarlett says:

        indeed i am, I always look at your post and enjoy how involved you are. The post that always stands out to me was the wonder woman collection you did. Sorry I don’t comment a lot, I’m pretty shy >_< but do admire your dedication.

        • Karen says:

          It’s okay to be shy. πŸ™‚ I was a very shy child, so I know how it is. It takes a lot to put yourself out there, so thank you for chiming in and saying hi.

          Ahh…Wonder Woman! Believe it or not, I still have the costume hanging in closet. Sometimes I put on the tiara just for fun.

          Anywho, MAC4eva, LOL!

  8. Glenda says:

    OMG! You are the BEST! Everyone has been dying for pics of this collection. I absolutely love the comic pics. You really worked hard on this and I seriously appreciate it. Now I want everything!-LOL. THANK YOU SO MUCH for the pics and swatches:)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Glenda,

      You’re so cute! When you see the products in person I think you’ll get even more fired up. They really seem to play together nicely.

      Random q… What’s your take on the sheer Lipglasses? Or are you more of a bold lips girl?

  9. Arianne says:

    Oh soooo good. Karen you’ve outdone yourself!

    I’m very curious about those Pearlmatte powders. Your cheeks look positively glowing here!
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Arianne,

      The Pearlmatte Powders, great choice! The peachy one would look great on you, I think. Plus it would match Scherbie’s coat… and we know that’s the most important thing, hahaha!

  10. You are AMAZING!! This post is FULL OF WOW! The Veronica stuff is calling to me!
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  11. Ana B. says:

    Amazing job!!!! You deserve a treat for this knock-out post. Tabs should give you the day off too. I do like Veronica’s colors more, I might pick up the liners

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ana,

      The Pearlglides are great if you like rich, dark liners for the lash lines. Are you looking for something that you can wear on the water lines as well? Because you can’t really do that with these because of the glitter. If you need a water line rec lemme know…

  12. Genevieve says:

    Yay! Thanks for the swatches.
    I had thought I only wanted Daddy’s Little Girl and Mall Madness, but after seeing your swatches I think I might need Flatter Me, Bright Betty, and Kiss & Don’t Tell, too!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Genevieve,

      Bright Betty Lipstick! You need it in your life (it’s probably one of my fave things from the launch). Do you have any coral lipglosses? Because I bet it would look beautiful layered beneath a pinky coral.

  13. virginie says:

    Love this post!!!! Bravo! I think I will love Betty bright, maybe the coral blush, and I want the green pigment!!!!

  14. Kim says:

    Omg ur the best!!!! i have been waiting for swatches!!!!! u just made my night! THANK YOU!!!!!! btw, the pictures are so cute!!!

  15. Elle says:

    You are so amazing!!! Thanks for having these up first!

  16. Chelsea says:

    This is seriously one of the best entries you’ve ever done. I love it!

  17. Chris El says:

    This is seriously an amazing post and I really enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

  18. kisha says:

    this is by far the BEST review of a collection i’ve EVER seen like seriously no joke! i could feel the love n passion u did with this review the way u put the whole story together. im old enuff to remember archie n the comic strips are too cute!! i’ve been searchin 4 ever for a color story so to see swatches..YAAAAY!!! even though im not really gettin anything from this coll to save my money for the upcoming ones (i.e. snake n fashion sets) u did an AWESOME job with this one!! thank you!!

  19. Thank You so much for the swatches! Your pictures are so Cute!! I love the extra effort you put into this post!! ҝ€ Love It!

  20. Michelle Teixeira says:

    Oh you are just the tops in my book! I have been itching to see a good swatch of this collaboration. Those pigments are right up my alley. And, Caramel Sundae! I must have that in my life. I would love to see your accumulated apocalypse makeup must haves. Maybe a Day of the Dead posting with you running away from a MAC zombie or Chanel goblin?

  21. Alex says:

    Been a fan of your blog for awhile Karen, but I’ve never posted until now, I’m seriously so impressed by this post and the amount of work you put into it. Major congrats, and thanks so much!

  22. Beck says:

    I love the post, it’s soo cute! Thankyou for the lovely presentation!
    Are there any blushes you think are close to Prom Princess and Cream soda?
    Or are they unique?

  23. Paloma says:

    Loved it! I read sooooo many Archie books (digests, not comics!) as a kid and almost died when i saw this! Love so many of the lip colors. Great job!

  24. Dolly says:

    Finally some actual swatches and a color story for this collection. I loved it, thank you!

  25. You did a FABULOUS JOB WITH THIS POST! It is truly awesome! I’ve been waiting for a complete review of this upcoming collection. You even did the swatches for it. I love the FUN you had with it! I can’t wait to purchase it. THANK YOU!

  26. OMG this is so amazing… i want to grab all these stuff.. i wish i could:)
    just love the betty pink shade of lipstick

  27. Vanessa says:

    I loved seeing you in the pictures — so creative, funny, and … well done!

    This post was so comprehensive — thank you!

  28. Rachel says:

    I thought I’d only be getting two items from the collection but after seeing your swatches, my list has grown to 6! Love how you put so much effort into making the comics. πŸ™‚ I love Archie comics, grew up reading them!

  29. Sara K says:

    Wow your amazing! I’ve been waiting for swatches forever!!! I can’t wait for this whole collection!

  30. Jen says:

    Hi karen i shared your pictures on my instagram and put your blog website on my caption so people can go to your site and see more swatches hope you dont mind. Thank you for sharing this collection im dying already searching for swatches before the collection comes out haha! Ohh yah im always spying your blog lol.. Lovee love your website.

  31. OMG!! I’m more inclined towards Veronica’s shades since I have dark hair and they’d suit me better but some of Betty’s colors are so pretty!!
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  32. Joyce says:

    AHHH!! I don’t know which blusher and Pearlmatte face powder to get! All 4, maybe? heheh..
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  33. Anna says:

    Best beauty blog post EVER! Great job! Thank you!

  34. Veronica says:

    OMG. I am speechless. Let me start off by saying, YOU ARE THE BEST! So many of us have been waiting for actual swatches of these products and you just answered our prayers! Secondly, I love how much fun you have with your posts. This might be my favorite post of yours of all time. I LOVE how you put the comics in the background, too cute! Wow, you just made my entire week with this post. I can’t thank you enough!!!

    (can you tell I am excited for this collection? haha) πŸ˜›

  35. I used to read Archie as a kid! And that Feelin So Good lipglass is GORGEOUS, I love it!
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  36. Steffie says:

    At first I wasn’t into this collection but now I seriously love almost everything. Mostly Veronica ! I can’t wait for this collection to come out. I’m more excited now than I was before. MAC gets my last pennies every time with these collections.

  37. Paris B says:

    As usual, Karen you made a rather humdrum collection look stellar. I love all your effort that went into this post – photos, swatches, looks and all with a healthy dose of humour. You truly are the best πŸ˜€
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  38. Rita says:

    Awesomely super, Karen! Thank you!!!

  39. Dee (and Maitai) says:

    This made my night! The only problem is now I want even more that I originally had on my list!

    Thank you for all the awesome pictures!!

  40. anita says:

    Thank you for this amazing post, loved how you drew yourself as an Archie’s character

  41. chari perez quiros says:

    Amazing!! i love your job, and the new mac collection!!! OMG, i want it all……

  42. Sunny says:

    Oh wow, it’s such a fun post! Kudos for putting SO much together! Some of the stuff for sure looks like a lot of fun!

  43. Tasmn says:

    Thanks for all the tome and effort reviewing this collection. The pearl matte powder in Flatter Me. Is this comparable to Mac Amber Glow from the Après Chic collection?

  44. Liz says:

    OMG!! You answered my prayers! Thank you for the review and swatches! Now I can decide which one to buy (although I really want it all)I’m super excited,. Very nice collection I love it! Thanks Karen! <3 XO

  45. dtan0914 says:

    I think that I *need* all of the lip and face products! I’ve always been more of a Veronica girl but all of the corals in Betty’s collection might make me change sides…

  46. Renata says:

    My list is pretty much the same minus a few things. But it really wasn’t too long to begin with. Too many collection coming up in April!!! However… NMUR… I would like to know what case that is you have on your phone! I really like it.

  47. Anitacska says:

    I’m not that interested in this collection, but will get the Pearlmattes for sure and maybe the two lighter pigments. Just wanted to say amazing post, you are so creative and talented! It’s always such a joy reading your blog, it is way more than just a make up blog. Love to you and Tabs xxx
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  48. Alison M says:

    You’re amazing, Karen! I love the Veronica line. Deep, bold colors are right up my alley. The Pearlmatte Face Powders remind me an awful lot of Physician’s Formula Happy Booster powders. Do they have the same effect?
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  49. Crown Princess says:

    OMG!! I think everyone was waiting for a sneak peek into this collection. Thank you Karen for doing such a commendable job with it!! You make it seem much better than it actually is. Having said that, i would love to get my hands on Betty Bright, Ronnie Red and the Strawberry Malt and Kiss & Dont Tell Lipglasses. Also, how are the pearlglides? I liked the purple one.

  50. Mavie says:

    I have three things to say…1) I’ve never seen/read your blog before but after this post, I’m definitely a follower! 2) I’ve never bothered with Mac products as I assumed the hype was just that- all hype and finally, 3) I read ALL the original Archie comics growing up as a kid because my mom saved hers from when she was a kid SO needless to say I’m already obsessed with the Mac collection and you have single-handedly convinced me to give Mac products a go!

    Thank you so, so much! As a huge Archie fan and a makeup lover, I truly appreciate this post!

  51. Victoria says:

    Sweet baby Jesus, I’m super excited. Hope this doesn’t sell out before I can place my order!

  52. Jennifer says:

    Very bright for me but you manage to pull them off as neutrals! I like some of the glosses but I’m not a huge fan of this line. It seems juvenile for MAC.
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  53. Nadege says:

    AMAZING POST!!!!!!

  54. Jess says:

    Amaaazing post!!! I love your pictures, so cute!

    Btw, how’s the pigmentation and texture of Flatter Me? Think it’s worth it? πŸ˜€

  55. renee savage says:

    omg thank you so much. now i already know what im picking up. Im a betty girl. Im so excited. do you know if they will sell online the day before like they did the ApresChic collection?
    also do the bag comes with anything in it? Seems expensive just for a bag with nothing in it.
    Thanks your the greatest

  56. Jen B says:

    Want so much! It’s going to be hard to narrow down choices (especially with the lip products)!

  57. Great job on this post! I’m not usually a huge MAC person but I am so loving the Veronica lipglasses – I might have to go snag all 3!
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  58. Deb says:

    What a fabulous reveal! Love it!

    I’m a bit surprised thar the Pearlmattes are mostly beauty powders. Isn’t MAC about to re-release Shell Pearl on its owm? Decisions, decisions. Now I have to figure out which version I want!

  59. You are so freaking cute I cannot even stand it. LOVE THIS!
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  60. PRoc says:

    Thank you so much for posting these!! I tallied up all I want and it’s $311.00 perfect valentine’s day gift!! Hubby got this πŸ˜‰

    • Karen says:

      All you have to do is forward him the post and say, “Hey honey, Happy Valentine’s Day to me!” LOL πŸ™‚

      I have to do drop hints to El Hub, too, otherwise I end up with random electronics!

  61. JenJ says:

    Go Karen! You out did yourself with this post!
    Laaaawwwddd I need to make my wish list stat! I could seriously lose my mind buying up everything in the collection!

  62. Melissa says:

    Thank you so much for the quality pictures and amusing storyline! I’ve been a longtime reader of your blog and really wanted to compliment you on your post of this collection. You really knocked it out of the park so to speak in terms of information, quality photos and amazing swatches. The cartoon additions were stellar! Of course my must have list has grown greatly due to your amazing pictures but at least I won’t be ordering blindly so to speak. Thank you for your hard work!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Melissa,

      Did you notice the cartoon of Tabs in the top pic? πŸ™‚

      So what’s on your “to order” list so far? Hope you’ve got some Veronica lipsticks ono there!

  63. Rhiannon says:

    I always look at your site but never post, but this one I just had to! Can I just tell you what an amazingly creative and fun post! And Finally some good swatches! Now I can start making my list πŸ™‚

  64. Nastassia Leslie Nido says:

    OHMY! These are perfect. I love the lipsticks. Ugh, I just wish though that I could own some of them. You did a great job showing the swatches!

  65. Roxana says:

    Hi Karen, maybe I missed this, but is there an official release date for this collection yet? I had heard February but I wasn’t sure. Any info would be awesome, thanks!

  66. racha says:

    When is the online launch date for this coll, im so excited more than before now, you did an awsome job!!

  67. Kim says:

    Karen, you did an awesome job with this. I’m on the Veronica side for the lippies, particularly Feelin’ So Good and Boyfriend Stealer.

    Also, I’ve been meaning to tell you that it’s warmed up to -5. When I got up yesterday, the thermometer read -20. One of the boys said, “well, zero is 36 degrees, so it’s not THAT bad”. I explained that 32 degrees F was 0 C, but that I’m talking 20 below zero F. So, 52 degrees under freezing. Even he (who’s lived his whole life here) looked horrified. HAHA! I hope that makes you feel warmer. πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kim,

      Great choices — the Lipglass and Lipstick would look GREAT together.

      So, I can’t even begin to comprehend the intensity of being that cold. I saw something on the news yesterday where they had a reporter from East Coast throw a cup of water into the air, and it like, instantly turned into snow. Then they showed him taking a frozen banana and using it as a hammer. LOL! I might have to put on a tank top and shorts right now… Okay, maybe not. πŸ™‚

      • Kim says:

        HAHA! I thought that might make you feel a little warmer. πŸ™‚ It’s not the typical weather for our area either so everyone around here is constantly saying “OMG, it’s SO COLD!”, too. The upside is that it’s supposed to be in the 40s next week. That’s the thing about the Northeast; the weather keeps us on our toes! πŸ™‚

  68. Lydia says:

    Yes mam!!!!!! Today you have officially become my favorite makeup blogger. This post is to die for. I’m so impressed.

  69. Karen great job with this post! It’s amazing!! Loving the colors on the Caramel Sundae palette, and the pictures with the wigs are awesome πŸ˜€
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Sophie,

      The Caramel Sundae palette is sweet! You will love the tan shade, especially, I think. Are you considering any other Betty products? How about the Pearlmatte Powder and Betty Bright lipstick to complete the look?

  70. Mrs Blonde says:

    Wow! What a great blog post. You are so adorable, you did a wonderful job displaying all the colors. I am loving the Betty line.

  71. thepaigest says:

    I literally Don’t know what to do because I want everything!!!! I’m freaking out! I want all the make up the brushes the bags ahhhhh!
    This is not good but so good! Also I’m scared I’m not going to get it!! There is so much competition with MAC products!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Paige,

      You’re so cute!! What are your top pics?

      P.S. The brushes with the hearts! They’re so adorable. πŸ™‚

      • thepaigest says:

        First off I don’t know if you saw my facebook comment but when you said you were preparing I was super excited to see how cute this was going to be! I found your blog when you did Wonder Woman. Do my eye deceive me a geek chic blogger that has super power cat? I totally think You should be a Photographer for Elle Or Vanity Fair πŸ™‚ I have one plan when it goes up online. I hope for sure to get the mirror. My MAC said they were going to invite me thought to their Event. 1. The brushes 2. Summer Sweet 3. Ronnie Red 4. Betty Bright.. That’s all I have decided on for sure so far! <3 This is one of those WWTD… (What would Tabs Do? )

  72. Carleen says:

    Ronnie Red Lipstick and Strawberry Malt Gloss are definitely on my list. But the eyeshadow quads don’t look all that well pigmented? I know the past few I have gotten from collections were not. Do think they are about on par with other recent quads? If so I’m going to pass, although I do really love the packaging!
    Carleen recently posted … Urban Decay Glinda and Theodora Palettes

    • Karen says:

      Hi Carleen,

      The Betty shadows may go on sheer on some skintones, but the Veronica palette’s definitely pigmented. They apply more intensely with a brush.

  73. Teri says:

    Haha Karen, you rock those wigs! Kudos for everything! You really got me convinced on this collection, the lipsticks, the blush, the es!
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  74. Amy says:

    If I could I’ll get the whole collection !!!!! It’s gonna be hard to just pick one or two things πŸ™

  75. Liz says:


  76. Shelby says:

    Must resist the Betty Palette, the Betty pigments look awesome as well but I don’t think I’d get a ton of wear from them, I think I may look into the Naked cosmetics Ivory stack instead. I definitely need to get the Betty Pearlmatte and the peachy lipstick. πŸ˜€
    Thanks so much for this post xoxo

    • Karen says:

      Hi Shelby,

      The Betty Pearlmatte and peachy lipstick (Betty Bright!) are two great choices. I like them both.

      As for the Betty Palette, it’s one of the products that surprised me. I ended up really enjoying it, especially the tan shade, Caramel Sundae. Talk about a color you could easily hit the pan with! I hope you consider it when you go the counter.

  77. Katherine G says:

    Love this post! You did such an awesome job and I love the wigs! The MAC collection looks gorgeous πŸ™‚

  78. Anne says:

    Thank you SO MUCH for swatching these!!! My fiancé urged me to line up at the store on opening day because he knows how sad I get when I miss out on LE collections. Isn’t that the cutest? We are getting married on Feb 1 (originally were to be married Dec 29 but my fiancé had to get an emergency appendectomy three hours before go time! Yep, had to cancel the entire shebang!) and I’m more excited for this release than I am our wedding! Yay swatches! Such a fun post, thanks for injecting some laughter and excitement into my day Karen! Can’t wait to rock a coral lip this spring when I’m finally a wife! πŸ™‚

  79. stalkthepostman says:

    OMG Karen! Honestly BEST.POST.EVER! I can’t even imagine the time that went into this. You have the best site in the completely saturated beauty blog market πŸ™‚ I was thinking I’d pick up a few things from this launch, but now that I see the swatches I know I’m going to splurge. Betty’s my girl πŸ˜‰ THANKS for all that you do. You’re an amazing writer and your creativity is so inspiring!

    • stalkthepostman says:

      Ooooh, I forgot – LURVE the new banner!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Stalkthepostman,

      “I’m going to splurge” — gurl, you’re speaking my language!

      You’re going to LOVE the Betty palette by the way. What else are you thinking of from her line?

      • stalkthepostman says:

        I’m def getting Oh Oh Oh lipstick, Cream Soda blush, & the Flatter Me powder but you’ve recommended the Betty Bright lipstick a few times to others so I might have to pick that up too πŸ™‚ I’m not great with brights…I always buy them because I think they look beautiful and they sit in my make up vault unworn!

    • Karla says:

      Lol yea! I was hoping he would also model the makeup… if a cute kitty is involved it has my interest even more lol

  80. Karla says:

    Ahhhh! I am so excited you showed us swatches! Your own comic book appearances are fantastic!… But what happened to tabbs?
    Will you be reviewing the collection?

  81. Erica Falco says:

    I am in LOVE with this collection! The packaging is brilliant and there’s a really nice selection. I’m thinking that bright red lipstick and maybe a lipglass. The Veronica products are definitely the stand-out for me.

    Thanks so much for this post! So well-done πŸ™‚

    – Erica

  82. Lorraine says:

    OMG I am SO glad I read about this collection on your blog first! I am LOL with all the tongue in cheek craziness and esp the Archie avatar of you and tabs on your banner! Only you would be brave enough to don wigs and cartoon yourself out for our amusement. I have to say, the feminist in me cringes when companies promote cosmetics with a juvenile or cartoon theme(hello kitty and betty boop, I am looking at you!) or with dueling archetypes like GLinda and theodora or Betty and Veronica. I have to wonder since none of the Mac loving youngsters have probably heard of Archie comics, if they are aiming at the wallets of gen X. Anyway, feminist politics definitely color my opinion of collections like this, so I am glad you could help me look on the lighter side! Fantastic post!

  83. The makeup and everything is nice BUT the nerd in me is LOVING your cartoon editions. Well basically the whole graphic design!
    Hi5 Karen! You go girl!!

  84. nudibelle says:

    thank you so much!!!

  85. Ana A says:

    I may be the only one that isnt truly impressed, judging from other pictures I’ve seen of the lipstick tubes I expected them to be bolder (well Veronica’s line)….Daddy’s little girl reminds me a little of “up the amp” judging from the swatches….I do like ronnie red and bright betty though just not super impressed :/. Thank you very much for the post though the color story was long over due and you saved me money πŸ™‚

  86. Rose says:

    You are fab Karen! Best post I’ve seen for a review! Thanks so much for making such an effort!

    Luv this! It seems like Mac and UB are on the same wavelength regarding dueling personalities! I must say I will probably buying bits and pieces from both collections. This is why I love cosmetics and the freedom to choose to put on cosmetics. I can be Betty one day, then be Veronica the next, or be a bit of both!

  87. Ru says:

    Gorgeous layout of the products on the comic! This collection is so cute, I used to love reading Archie as a kid. I’m surprised by some of the things I love in this collection. Def want Betty Bright, Mall Madness, and possibly Strawberry Malt and Daddy’s Little Girl.

  88. Kat says:

    Great review!! How is the Caramel Sunday Pallet? Is it pigmented? Does the color apply smoothly? Thanks for such a fab review!

  89. Ava says:

    What a BEAUTIFULLY presented post! Karen, you did an AMAZING job. It’s obvious you put so much hard work and love into this and I really appreciate it. THANK YOU!!

  90. April says:

    Thanks for all the great pics!!! You’re the first one who has “real” pics, and I’m so glad you posted them! I might be into the blue pigment, but I’ll pass if its similar to Spiritualize or Mutiny or Azreal Blue. Have you compared it to any other pigments?

  91. Rose Marie says:

    What lipgloss goes with Betty bright? Summer sweetheart or kiss don’t tell? Are they easy to dupe?

  92. Kimmwc03 says:

    I love this post. You did such a great job incorportating yourself and the products with the comics. I hope to get several items from this collection (just hope they don’t sell out too quick).

  93. Tasha says:

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I love this post. I’m definitely an Archie’s girl! Been reading the comic since I was like 8 till now. And I’m (cough..cough..*)31!!!!

    I also love the WW post as well! Love everything about you, Karen! And Tabs too! Hey my niece is also name Tabby! lol πŸ™‚

  94. Katherine says:

    Oh wow. I hadn’t expected to get much from this collection, especially from the Betty side, but there’s SO much that I want. While I love the ice cream colours of the Betty palette, I think I’ll mainly be concentrating my limited budget (sigh) on the face and lip products: the lipsticks in Daddy’s Little Girl, Betty Bright, and Ronnie Red; the lipgloss in Strawberry Malt; and both of the blushes and beauty powders. Oh dear, that’s a massively long list as it is! MAC is clearly trying to bankrupt me this spring. I was just about prepared for the Strength lipsticks (which are released here at the beginning of next month), but now they come along with this collection AND Shell Pearl beauty powder in the Year of the Snake collection… I guess I’ll be living on baked beans until the summer, then. πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for the great pics.

  95. Michelle says:

    Thank you for the beatiful post! Is Betty Bright the same color as Reel Sexy? Thanks for your time!

  96. Vianca says:

    Thanks so much for the swatches! I’ve been dying to see anything that had to do with this collection since I heard about it πŸ™‚
    Are Ronnie Red & Daddys Little Girl blue based?

  97. NeenaJ says:

    Ummmm, which beauty blogger gave this shizzle 1000%? That would be you!

    Side note: I hate when people label percent of effort over 100. You can’t give more than 100%, right. Right? Well. maybe in your case… that rule deserves to be broken.

  98. Angel says:

    Hey Karen! You’ve outdone yourself with this post! It was like theater πŸ™‚ Must have taken you a lot of time. Thanks for the in depth review. Those wigs were awesome!!!

  99. I used to LOVE the Archie Comics when I was young. I’m really glad that Betty’s shades in this collection are what I am drawn to most because Betty was always my favorite character πŸ˜› I used to want to cry when Archie would be dumb and stand up Betty to be with Veronica haha. Cute collection–I think it’s done much better than last time!

    PS: did you draw that image of comic-book you and Tabs yourself? (the one in the first image). That’s amazing, Karen!
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  100. karmaJinings says:

    THANK YOU!!! YOU LOOK FAB!!!!!!!!

  101. Sara says:

    Thank you for this amazing post. I always rly on your swatches because I am around the same shade as you are πŸ™‚ Absolutely LOVE the look of Bright Betty on you. I have never owned a satin lipstick though and am thinking of purchasing it online. What is the quality of that particular lipstick like? Is it drying?


  102. Lydia L says:

    Girl, u WORKED this collection!! Luv it and thanx!!!!

  103. Kate says:

    Just wanted to tell you that I absolutely adore how you did this post. The photos, the looks, everything. And yeah, I think we all have a little bit of Betty AND Veronica in us.
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  104. cynthia says:

    i loveeee all the lipsticks this collection is a must have..Thank you for posting this up <3

  105. Teri says:

    Seriously, Karen! I have never seen a better job on a beauty blog post. Ever. Amazing. You need your own magazine.
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  106. Kasey says:

    Love your review, Karen! I’m excited to get one of the Pearlmatte Face Powders. What did you think about the brushes kit? Is the quality worth it?

  107. Nicole says:

    Too cute! I appreciate all of the effort that went into making this post such a joy to read and look at. Karen, would you say that Strawberry Malt is warm- or cool-toned?

  108. Tatyana G says:

    What an amazing post, you did such a great job! The best post I’ve seen ever! I am a huge fan of yours, even though i don’t comment all that much, but I am on your blog daily. You pretty much sold me on some of these items.

  109. Joanna says:

    I love how you elaborate on this collection! Really makes it quite easy on which products I am interested in getting. Loving It Karen!!! Looking forward to more post in that concept :)Thank you so much πŸ™‚

  110. Allison says:

    You are so stinking cute and funny. Thanks for the info! Can’t wait to try them out!! πŸ™‚

  111. Kim says:

    Thank you so very much for these pics and swatches. Also, for your imagery as well. I found this post especially creative. This is why I love your blog so much, oh and Tabs. πŸ˜‰

  112. Daniela says:

    I’m from Mexico and this kind of products are very expensive πŸ™ twice the original price and even more so I can only afford 1 lipstick right now. I was thinking on Bright Betty but I’m afraid it might be too similar to Watch Me Simmer, another bright coral shade. What do you think?? If it’s too close I’m gonna have to change it πŸ™

    Hope you can help me!
    Thank you girl!

  113. Krisabelle says:

    Damn, Karen! You are an animal! This post was AMAZING! I am in awe of your art skills, photography, and writing! This is seriously the best beauty post I have ever seen! And now, of course, I want everything in this collection. πŸ™‚ I really adore the brushes with the hearts on them! So cute!

    Thank you for all of the work you put into this to share the collection with your readers! You are amazeballs!

  114. Kristina says:

    beyond speechless…..

  115. Sana says:

    Ohhh Karen! I can’t thank you enough

    I was already excited about this collection @ made a list from only reading the color story!! But you pictures Γ’β„’Β₯.Γ’β„’Β₯ Makes me feel I want everything now!

    Here is my list:

    2 Lipsticks:
    – Daddy’s little girl (Veronica)
    – Betty Bright (Betty)
    2 Blushers:
    – Cream Soda (Betty)
    – Prom Princess (Veronica)
    2 Pearl matte powders:
    – Veronica Blush (Veronica)
    – Flatter Me (Betty)
    1 Nail Polish:
    – Comic Cute (Betty)
    1 Eyeshadows Quad:
    – Caramel Sundae (Betty)
    – The Mirror

    I am actually still thinking of the bright coral gloss & the brush set! But I don’t know xD

    ThAt packaging is killing me! I never had a chance to buy duch a packaging from MAC! Except Marilyn & the sailor which ate not the same or as cuuute as this!

    Thanks again :****

    Can I use your pictures in my Instagram? Will give ou credits ofcourse!
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  116. Sierra says:

    Betty and Veronica comics were how I Iearned to read!! They were such a huge part of my childhood that if I had the expendable income (or maybe a credit card with a larger limit, lol) I would get two of everything!! I’m having such a hard time choosing!! I definitely have my eye on that tote, though!! πŸ˜€

  117. Aurel says:

    Hi Karen. πŸ™‚ Do you think Betty Bright lipstick similar to one of these MAC lipsticks Flamingo/Ever Hip/Jazzed?

  118. Tiffany says:

    This is an amazing post! Wonderful job!

  119. Rahi says:

    Great swatches, thanks dear πŸ™‚

  120. Pamela's says:

    KAREN!!!!!! YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!!! you have proved that you are the most creative beauty blogger in the world! Please enter the beauty blogger contest sponsored by Allure mag! You would be a finalist (or winner) for sure! I really appreciate the swatches and the unique approach you took to this review. It put a HUGE smile on my face!

  121. Emma says:

    What a great job your have done! Super post πŸ˜‰
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  122. Michelle says:

    KAREN! Do you think Cream Soda is only going to be suitable for light complexions? It seems rather light :/ Help! Thank you for the beautiful swatches! Off to make my shopping list!

  123. Angela says:

    What an absolutely wonderful comprehensive post. I’ve never really heard of the Archie’s Girls comic stories here in the UK but of course the packaging on these products is fab. I think I’m a Betty but i think i’d like to try strawberry malt lip glass and Daddy’s little girl or the red veronica lipstick for the spring! I have a question… I already have a Mac Oh Oh Oh lipstick from a collection called Mac Me Over, is it the same as the one in this collection? Mine has a golden shimmer to it.
    Oh and the Betty blush will be mine too.

  124. Mathusha says:

    Sold! Amazing job, I am super excited now. Definitely picking up Veronica’s pigments and lippies!

  125. April Perez says:

    I have been a fan of Archie comics since I was in middle school so I will definitely purchase some!!! Great great post!
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  126. Robin says:

    Hi Karen – Haven’t posted a comment in the longest time, but I am always still following. You did such an amazing job on this post. The content is so funny and humorous. You really captured the campiness of the Archie comics. This is even better than your Wonder Woman posts. Hope everything is well with you and that we love your hard work. – Robin

  127. Melody says:

    A masterpiece of a post, Karen! I can’t believe it. This must have taken a lot of work. I love how you photographed the products with the comics as a backlay. You’re lookin’ good!

  128. LuvJaime says:

    Amazing.. this post is just amazinggggg!

  129. Ingrid says:

    This post is really great! Great job!

  130. manuella says:

    i just love that you are so creative, amazing job!! also, love the collection.

  131. Christine says:

    can you please share with us what’s your favorite or the worthy lipstick shade from betty’s and veronica’s collection! πŸ™‚

  132. ahhhsoneo says:

    Glad I landed on this page. You are so creative, this is one of the best beauty blog posts I have ever read. Your creativity and layout and overall fun with this post actually made me want the products more than the actual products themselves. Putting yourself in the comics – pure genius! True advertising at its best since the whole point is to make us want to see ourselves in that light. And I don’t mean that in a negative way, you should be in advertising. Absolutely fabulous. Totally inspired by this post, and might actually try to pick up some of these!

  133. Icequeen81 says:

    when It comes to lipstick , and nail polish and blush I am a Veronica, But eye show a Betty
    But I do look like veronica black hair , dark eyes

  134. Heidi says:

    I LOVE THIS! Definitely going to be picking up the brush set, Cream Soda blush & the Betty Bright lipstick!

  135. wendy says:

    plz explain how to use the face powder when the blush is on it too? Are u suppose to dab the hearts with a small brush for blush, then you can’t use a large brush for the face powder? I’m confused! Great review, ty.

  136. Steph says:

    Such a fun post! Thanks for the comprehensive look at the collection!

    I think you look pretty cute in both wigs!
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  137. Shanty says:

    Hi karen! lovelyyy job! love your pics! I think im sold on Betty Bright Lipstick, but just wanted to know,how similar it is to Watch Me Simmer from the Shop Cook Collection? x

  138. Fiona says:

    Ahh! Why Karen why? Now I want at least eighty dollars worth of this collection.
    All of the Betty lipsticks and lipglasses are right up my alley. I love the light lilacs and the peaches. The Betty face powder is also drawing me in like crazy. I like a lot of other products in the collection but these are the ones I want the most. Oh, and also the strawberry malt lipglass from Veronica. These look so amazing and I really hope they don’t sell out before I can get some.

  139. LauraA says:

    Outstanding job on this particular review post–the pics were fantastic. I want all the nail shades as well as the darker lipsticks and glasses from the Veronica collection.

  140. ReneinDC says:

    Why oh why did I look at these swatches! lol I am a new fan of the site and thank you for the time and effort! Do you think the pearlmates would work for an NC 42? I am completely overwhelmed and trying to narrow some of this down πŸ™‚

  141. Camila says:

    Hi Karen, I hope you can answer my question. I need to know how is the quality of the set of brushes in this collection, is equated to buy these brushes in format separately? container is killing me and I want with all my heart, but I’m afraid to buy and the quality is not expected.

    Hugs and I fell in love with your blog!

    =) =)

  142. JaeIsFancy says:

    This has to be my favorite of all of your posts, you really got into character and look great! I will be hitting up my local Mac store this Thursday to test out some shades but your swatches helped a ton. I definitely want Ronnie Red and Daddy’s Little Girl and possibly Stay Sweet. I also have an appointment next week at Mac for an Archie’s Girl makeover, so looking forward to it.

  143. Mary says:

    I’m in love with this post! Thank you so much for your in-depth photos and descriptions. Makes me SO excited for the 30th. πŸ™‚

  144. I love this post SO MUCH! You had so much fun with this collection and I had a great time checking out the post and deciding what I need <3 Love Love Love! Keep up the great work <3
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  145. Riza says:

    I was sooo sad but your post cheered me up! You’re awesome! πŸ˜€ Veronica’s colors look AMAZING! I was not too excited about any of the past few product launches, but this one is so fabulous! Definitely getting Boyfriend Stealer! <3

  146. ra says:

    I love these creative posts!

  147. Angelie May M. Ballon says:

    Hi Karen! What do you think of the brush kit? Is it good? Can you tell me what are those brushes for? I’m currently on a hunt for good brushes can you help me pleaseee πŸ™‚ I’m a beginner here and have a limited budget too. Thanks a lot!

  148. Melissa says:

    Karen, thank you for your hard work with this very thorough and adorable post. Could you please answer this question? I’m thinking about getting Betty bright and Ronnie red but would like to know how they compare to other lippies. Like is Betty bright similar to force of
    love? And is Ronnie red like any other Mac
    reds? I already have red racer and love goddess. Thanks!

  149. Karla says:

    i am so excited to get this collection i love the comics! and your post is amazing! Also how did you do the pics with the hearts? ughhh i hope i get all i want lol

  150. Chynna Whitfield says:

    Great review…What is the Ronnie Red lipstick comparable to?? Thank you!!!

  151. Angelica says:

    So excited for this collection. Thank you Karen for the swatches! I’m definitely picking up Daddy’s Girl and Ronnie Red, and probably Prom Princess blush. I’m definitely a Veronica.

  152. Gianna says:

    Hi Karen!

    I love your blog! Thank you for showing all of the swatches it has really helped me narrow down what I want to get πŸ™‚ I am a split between Betty and Veronica (too many beautiful colors!) Do you know what time they are going to launch on the website January 30th?

    Thank you!

  153. Katrina says:

    Karen, what did you think of the Betty Oh Oh Oh Lipstick. i wasn’t a fan til i saw you wearing it & its sooo pretty!! I’m debating between that & Betty Bright!

  154. Lauren says:

    Hi Karen! I’m thinking of picking up a Pearlmatte Powder but I don’t know which one would suit me better. I have NC20 skin. Any suggestions?

  155. Jaemille says:

    Hi Karen! OMG! I cannot wait to get a hold of Veronica lippies! Quick question though.. Is the brush set worth it? I never had MAC brushes and I wanted to be sure cuz it’s a bit pricey. πŸ™‚ Thank you! Love your site btw! GO GIRRL!

  156. priyanka says:

    karen karen karen!!! yr post is out of this world….love archies have grown up reading it and love it still! i have been waiting for this collection and finally got my hands on a lot of stuff…packaging looks super cute! what do you think of the brush kit? i bought that as well ;)Cant wait to receive it now!!! Thanks again for posting the most adorable pictures…yr very cute!!

  157. Lisa G says:

    The new Maybelline Vivid lipstick in “hot plum” looks VERY similar to the Veronica lipstick in “daddy’s little girl”, which is now sold out on the website.

  158. Claudia says:

    As a childhood FAN of Archie’s comics, I have to say…this is the absolute coolest way to review the collection!
    Claudia recently posted … Zoya – Color Your World in 2013

  159. Courtney says:

    I’m so excited to get this collection! I ordered practically everything on the Betty side. I’ll always be a Betty! But could they have gotten a creepier looking Archie?? ewww

  160. Kandie says:

    What do you think of the brush kit? I was going to buy a 168 but the counter was out. If the set is as good as the full size, this is a better deal! I’ve heard sets aren’t as good as the single brushes though…

  161. Sweetheart says:

    Thanks for this post! So helpful, you don’t even realize!
    If you had to choose between the two (Boyfriend Stealer lipstick and Feelin’ So Good lip glass), which one would you choose and why?
    I’m sure they would look so good together, but I’m afraid I can only get one or the other.
    Thanks so much! xoxo
    (First time commenting!)

  162. Marina says:

    Hi Karen! I don’t comment very often, but this is an incredible post – I love your creativity with the wigs, comic strips, and photographing products on the comic book pages! Plus, this is just such a fun collaboration. My cousin and I went down to MAC right after school today to check it out and LOVED it! I ended up getting 2 lipsticks in Betty Bright and Daddy’s Little Girl. So I guess I’m a Betty and a Veronica! The lipsticks are gorgeous – I originaly wasn’t even going to get Daddy’s Little Girl but it looked so pretty on that I couldn’t resist! Thank you so much for your photos, swatches, and creativity!

  163. Samara says:

    Hi! Lovely Pictures, very creative!
    Are the brushes good?
    Did you like the nail polishes? I really want to get Pep Pep Pep but not if the formula sucks! Also, have you found any dupes for them?
    Sorry for the million questions ! (:

  164. Rachel says:

    That is soooooooooo cute how you put yourself in the comics!! Love it

  165. Sarah says:

    Love these!! Just released exclusively to selfridges online today here in UK but I’m picking up the eye palette and some of the lipstick tomorrow instore!!! thanks for the lovely post πŸ™‚

  166. Devon says:

    Your blog was the first one that I came across with tons of pictures of the collection–I have my list, and I am hitting the store today after work! You are too cute with your costumes :] Thank you so much!!!!!!

  167. YJ says:

    You’re freakin awesome!

  168. Best blog entry ever πŸ˜€ I love how you styled this whole article, you’re so creative πŸ˜€

  169. Kerry Anne Lim says:

    Hi Karen!

    I loved this post of yours!
    You’re a one of a kind blogger that really put so much effort in reviewing cosmetics:)
    I super loved Daddy’s little Girl and ronnie’s blush:)
    I live here in the Philippines and it is super hard getting this collection since we’re always the last one to get this:|
    I’m counting on online stores though:)

  170. Shreya says:

    Wow you such a great post on MAc Archie’s girls collection … You’re the best.
    I guess I’m more like Veronica … Loved her blush and lip collection
    Shreya recently posted … Keep Your Hair Stylish !

  171. Karen, this is the best of the best post you’ve made on a new MAC Collection! I believe MAC really went out of their way to create this new Spring Collection because I haven’t seen anything with Archie on it for over 20 years. I’m a true Veronica Fan but I’m digging Betty this time around.

  172. Giulia says:

    Thank you Karen for your pictures!they’re really helpful! I hope this collection will be available soon in Italy too (they said march, ahhhh).. Daddy’s little girl and Ronnie Red have to be mine!!!

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  174. karen :o) says:

    hi karen.. your blogs are way to go! thumbs up & a high five girl! more out there for you to help & inspire! happy to post & happy to read!

  175. Miri says:

    wow this post is amazing!!!!! i was looking all over for this collection, I am so obsessed with archie since I was a little girl, I remember I had “kiss and dont tell lipgloss” and I was going to purchase but another girl pay before I did and took it, and it was the last one here where I live, so I did’nt get to keep any of this amazing collection. By the way you look absolutly adorable with dark hair, thanks for posting this!!!
    Sorry about my english I am from mexico. πŸ™‚

  176. Miri says:

    I’m really impressed by that drawing, did you made it???? the fist one, where you are with archie?? it is amazing. love it!!!!

  177. Krizel says:

    Best review ever! I wish it would also be available in the Philippines. I love Archie Comics, its great that Mac has something like this.

  178. Christina says:

    This was the coolest and cutest review ever!!!

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