Everything Old Is New Again with the MAC Jeanius Collection

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OH, what I wouldn’t give to be able to fit into my acid wash Guess overalls from seventh grade. I’d wear them to the MAC counter on March 3 (with one strap up and one down, of course) to welcome the limited edition MAC Jeanius Collection. πŸ™‚


To any and all denim angels listening, please take pity on my 35-year-old bum. It longs to fit into a pair of size 7 juniors pants.

SIDENOTE: J. Brand 811s are my fall-back plan (petite shorties, you gotta give this cut a try).

Do you recall Chanel Jeans de Chanel?

I’m pretty stoked about MAC’s 16-piece denim-themed collection for eyes, lips, cheeks and nails, even if we’ve seen similar themes like it before.

I still cry myself to sleep at night for missing 2003’s Chanel Jeans de Chanel.

Chanel Jeans de Chanel

Bobbi Brown Denim & Roses

More recently, there was also last fall’s Bobbi Brown Denim & Roses Collection

bobbi brown denim rose fall 2010

Tabs for Bobbi Brown Denim & Roses

The MAC Riveting Collection

Shoot, even MAC has kindasorta tried jeans on before with last year’s Riveting Collection.

Well, it’s not directly tied to denim, but blue jeans DO have rivets.

Okay, so maybe that’s a stretch…

Even before makeup companies were jumping on the blue jean bandwagon, other companies were doing denim, like Versace with their Blue Jeans Cologne from back in the day ($29.99 at Target).

Even Merle Haggard got in on the action. Remember Make-Up and Faded Blue Jeans?

Perfect song to listen to while we check out the official PR photos and info for the MAC Jeanius Collection…

The MAC Jeanius Collection: Official PR

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Eye Shadow in White Jeanius

MAC Jeanius
Eye Shadow in Diva in Distress

MAC Jeanius
Eye Shadow in Diva in Motorhead

MAC Jeanius
Eye Shadow in Diva in Stovepipe Black

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Lipsticks from left: Acid Washed, Pretty Please and Riveting Rose

MAC Jeanius
Lipglass in Painted On

MAC Jeanius
Lipglass in Indigo Pink

MAC Jeanius
Lipglass in Docile

MAC Jeanius
Powder Blush in Overdyed

MAC Jeanius
Powder Blush in Pink Cult

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Nail Lacquer from left: Biker Blue, Frayed to Order

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Penultimate Eye Liner in Rapidblack (left) and Penultimate Brow Maker (right)

MAC Jeanius: Official PR Information

Eye Shadows, $19.50 each

  • White Jeanius — a white with a silver pearl (limited edition)
  • Diva in Distress — a pale gray with a silver pearl (limited edition)
  • Motorhead — a medi-tone dirty gray with silver pearl (limited edition)
  • Stovepipe Black — a black with a copper pearl (limited edition)

Lipsticks, $14.50 each

  • Acid Washed — a grayish beige with golden shimmer (limited edition)
  • Pretty Please — a pale pink lustre (repromote)
  • Riveting Rose — a burgundy with blue pearl (limited edition)

Liplasses, $14.50 each

  • Painted On — a grayish beige with golden shimmer (limited edition)
  • Indigo Pink — a burgundy with blue pearl finish (limited edition)
  • Docile — a golden peachy pink (limited edition; remember this shade from Fabulous Felines?)

Powder Blushes, $19.50 each

  • Overdyed — a bright magenta with a satin finish (limited edition)
  • Pink Cult — a matte medium pink (limited edition)

Nail Lacquer, $14 each

  • Biker Blue — a black with blue and purple shimmer (limited edition)
  • Frayed to Order — a matte white with pink duochrome (limited edition)

Penultimate Eye Liner, $17.50

  • Rapidblack — a black liquid liner with a felt tip (repromote)

Penultimate Brow Maker, $17.50

  • Universal — A liquid, pen-style marker for filling in brows (repromote)

For additional information on MAC Jeanius check outÒ€¦

How do you feel about MAC Jeanius? Do you like what you see, or do you think the theme’s been worn too many times before?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Vijaya says:

    That picture of Tabs is SOOOOO adorable!
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  2. Molly says:

    Kinda meh on most, but those nail colors? Ohhhh goodness. My pocket already feels lighter.

  3. Tiffany says:

    overdyed is the only thing calling my name… I wonder if it’s too similar to dollymix?

    • Karen says:

      Nah, not really. It’s darker and has more magenta in it… LOL, I kind of love that we’re both obsessed with Dollymix.

      • Tiffany says:

        awesome, thanks for the info! it’s so hard to tell anything with the mac promo pics, ya know?

        ALSO, I tried subculture yesterday with ample pink plushglass and it was AMAZING. you should try this if you have that gloss. I think it would look great with your skintone!

        • Karen says:

          OOOH GURL. I think I might have that color somewhere in my stash. I have to go digging. Hopefully I can find it, because for some reason several of my MAC lip colors have gone MIA. I honestly think Tabs has been gathering and hiding the tubes somewhere. He gets obsessed with certain things. A while ago it was socks…

  4. Nina says:

    i though i wanted the 2 blushes … but one seems to be too light for me and the other reminds me of my highland honey.

    iono — i think my wallet will love me next week.

  5. amy says:

    Pink Cult and Frayed to Order are the only items that I am intrigued about. Maybe Stovepipe Black too.
    amy recently posted … Be a Goddess with MAC Wonderwoman Super-sized Powder Blush Duo in Might Aprhodite

  6. the blushes are SO gorgeous!

  7. Denise says:

    I like over dyed blush, but it looks like a couple of blushes I own so will probably skip buying this one. That Tabs is so cute , his pictures always make me smile!

  8. kana says:

    *squeeeeeeel* acid washed and docile, Very prtty colors! πŸ™‚ the eyeshadows are too cute, i prob wouldn’t dare to use it to keep its nice denim look.

  9. Nika says:

    Thanks for this, Karen! I’m thinking of getting the Acid Washed Lipstick or at least one of the eyeshadows. They’re super cute!
    Nika recently posted … February Haul

  10. mandy says:

    I only have eyes for Stovepipe Black eyeshadow and motorhead isn’t too bad either!

  11. Britany B. says:

    So I was at work and I was searching your blog for the new Cover Girl Lip Perfection post (I was gonna buy some) because I wanted to see the swatches, but I can’t find the post to save my life! Where’d it go?!

  12. Erin says:

    I like the polishes and maybe two or three of the eyeshadows!!
    Erin recently posted … Im Addicted to Crack!! Errr I mean- China Glaze Crackle

  13. Tracy says:

    Meh, I think I’m gonna pass on this one. It all looks like stuff I’ve seen before from MAC or already have. Wow-that’s probably a first for me in a few years!
    Tracy recently posted … Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara

  14. Elisa says:

    Love your blog (this is my first post)! There was a Jeans de Chanel on *bay that ended just today, I was so tempted, but figured I probably shouldn’t use makeup that old (and $50 is a lot just to have another collectible stashed in my drawers). I love Chanel palettes, how long do you think they are good for? I usually don’t use palettes if they’re more than a year old or so, mainly because I find new ones to buy! I still love the Tokyo happening palette (as rediculously sparkly as it is), I’d love to find one of the new Asian exclusive glow powders that look a little more subtle!

  15. Kaitlyn says:

    I think the little rivets in the eyeshadows are too cute, but I’m not otherwise in love with those colors. I do like the nail lacquers though, and will probably end up with both of them lol.
    Kaitlyn recently posted … 8 Things that are in my purse right now!

  16. Rita says:

    Pass. Sooo not my colours. The only thing I could check out is the Pink Cult Blush, but we are going to get at least four collections next week – WW, cremeblends, supreme sheens, VG – so this collection will be the last in the line (if it’s coming, I’m not sure).

  17. kali says:

    OMG I’m sad I missed the Chanel collection too.. It came out when I was 13 and after seeing it in a magazine, I became obsessed! But of course at that age, I only had enough cash to go buy makeup at Long’s (aka CVS!)
    kali recently posted … Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Rude Review &amp Swatches

  18. gio says:

    I’m not really interested in my collection but I’m kicking myself for missing the Chanel Jeans de Chanel collection. That was gorgeous! And so is Tabs. πŸ™‚
    gio recently posted … Looks- Waiting For A Dazzling Spring

  19. Advah says:

    J Brand 911? Noted.

    • Karen says:

      Apparently the exhaustion/lack of sleep is messing with my brain — I meant to write 811, but wrote 911. Here’s a link to the jeans. They’re AWESOME!

      J Brand 811 Jeans

      • Advah says:

        Thank you! And I wouldn’t mind those Loubs heels either! πŸ˜›

        (PS: fun fact, the 1214 Aidan in Nimes JBrand jeans are apparently named after my hometown!)

        • Karen says:

          You and me both, girlfriend. How tall are you? I’m a whopping 5’1, but in my mind I’m 5’6, LOL!

          • Advah says:

            4’11 hah! That did force me to become feistier than if I’d been 5’6! (or so I like to think..)

          • Karen says:

            Do you wear heels often? The only time you’ll find me in flats is when I’m wearing flip flops or running shoes. πŸ™‚

          • Advah says:

            I mainly wear flats actually, apart from one pair of summer wedges. I walk everywhere (inc. 30 mins to go to work) so flat boots or Converse make things move faster!

            I’d love to wear heels more often (usually leave them in my bag), but I can’t find shoes that are comfortable enough to walk in. Any particular brand you’d recommend? (PS: I’ll quickly complain that Nine West shoes are nice and padded, but painfully narrow for my feet)

            (PS2: I’m still lusting after your Kate Spade shoes. They’re just gorgeous.)

          • Karen says:

            For comfort, Aerosoles heels are really great. They’ve gotten surprisingly hip in the last few years. I got this pair of yellow heels from them a few years ago and to this day they’re my “comfort” heels:


  20. Kim says:

    I love the shadow designs (the rivets are adorable), but I’m not crazy for any of the colors. That said, the polishes, especially Biker Blue, look awesome. I don’t remember hearing good things about MAC polishes, though. Did you say you found them to be a bit hard to apply and not so chip-resistant?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kim,

      Yeah, I haven’t always had the best of luck with them. I find that the finish isn’t always as shiny as I’d like. Of course that can always be fixed with a good top coat, but still. If I’m in a hurry I want to have the option to just polish and go, ya know?

      P.S. TGIF!

      • Kim says:

        Yes, I know exactly what you mean – you know I’m always in a hurry. But I did make time for High Beam today. I’m feeling quite radiant! πŸ™‚ Happy Friday to you, too! πŸ™‚

        • Karen says:

          Sweet! You know a little glow always puts a spring in the step. πŸ™‚

          Got big plans for the weekend? I have to do taxes, clean and work out. Fun, I know!

  21. M. Gellhorn says:

    I love the look of the eyeshadows in this collection, especially Motorhead! I wish the design wasn’t an overspray, though.

    Have you tried Jean Queen, Lipstick Queen’s take on denim-friendly lip color that came out last year? I picked up Jean Queen lipstick, which is a super-flattering sheer pink, and I find myself reaching for it quite often (even when I’m not wearing jeans).

    • Karen says:

      Hi M. Gellhorn,

      I haven’t. What’s the wear time like? Is it moisturizing?

      • M. Gellhorn says:

        Hi, Karen!

        I have perpetually chapped lips, and I love the texture of Jean Queen — soothing and moisturizing, without the heavy feel that some other hydrating lipsticks have. When I wear it, I usually only need to touch up the color after lunch and dinner, so I’d say the wear time is at least 4 hours for me, if not more.

        The other Lipstick Queen product I wear often is Medieval, a sheer red lip tint that’s really pretty and very moisturizing.

        As a longtime fan of Poppy King, the woman behind the Lipstick Queen line, I also have to recommend her book “Lessons of a Lipstick Queen”. A great read for both cosmetics junkies and anyone who owns (or dreams of owning) a business. My husband, who is a business professor, even uses it as a text in his entrepreneurship classes!

  22. Alka says:

    Acid Washed looks nice. Otherwise not too keen on all the silver pearl…too cool-toned for me.

  23. karo says:

    Thank you Karen!
    I love this look! Lipsticks Acid Washed & Pretty Please are really really pretty!
    karo recently posted … BOBBI BROWN Meine Metallic Long Wear Cream Shadows

  24. Meghan says:

    Love the lipsticks and glosses!!! <3
    Meghan recently posted … Drugstore Foundation Review- Loreal True Match

  25. AnieJ says:

    I really want to see how pigmented the eyeshadows are, and whether or not the rivet color goes all the way through, but mostly I like the more neutral pink lipstick, lipglass, and blush. Those I will probably own by March 4th.
    AnieJ recently posted … Beautiful in Every Way – Burberry Sheer Compact Foundation

  26. HanaBerlin says:

    I’m really over MAC and all of their collections. = [

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