MAC A Rose Romance Collection: What Would You Get?

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mac a rose romance

Ring around the rose-y, MAC’s pocket full of posies!


Read on to catch a whiff of their latest collection, A Rose Romance, before it goes on sale April 23.

The 23-piece color collection for cheeks, lips, eyes, face and nails draws inspiration from different hues of roses — how romantical!

From the promo pics it looks like it offers plenty for ladies who love cool toned violet, pink and plum makeup.

I lurve purples and pinks.

I think it’s time for another installment of WHAT WOULD YOU GET?


I’ve broken the collection down into four groups — 1) Cheek, 2) Eye, 3) Lip and 4) Mixed Bag. Each group features makeup from MAC’s new A Rose Romance collection.

Choose the one group you’d most like to take home with you, and let me know in the comments.

1. Cheeks: Beauty Powders and Gel Blush

mac a rose romance beauty powders and gel blush

Beauty Powder, $22

  • Blush of Youth: a clean pink with golden pearl
  • Summer Rose: a soft violet pink with pearl

Just A Pinch Gel Blush, $18.50

  • Just A Pinch: a sheer red-pink tint

2. Eyes: Eyeshadows and Pigments

mac a rose romance eyeshadows and pigments

Eye Shadow, $14.50

  • Of Summer: a frosted, light dirty mauve
  • Et Tu, Bouquet?: a frosted pale pinkish gold
  • Creme De Violet: a vivid pinkish violet flecked with golden shimmer
  • Silverthorn: a mid-tone gray with silvery pearl
  • Shadowy Lady: a dark veiled plum

Pigment, $19.50

  • Mutiny: a clean sky blue with golden pearl
  • Circa Plum: a frosty, dirty mid-toned lavender

3. Lips: Lipsticks, Lipglasses and See Thru Lip Colours

mac a rose romance lipsticks and lipglasses

Lipstick, $14

  • Way To Love: a light and creamy yellow-pink
  • A Rose Romance: a mid-tone pink with golden pearl
  • Odyssey: a spiked-up plum

Lipglass, $14

  • Virgin Kiss: a sheer pale pink with multi-dimensional pearl
  • Magnetiuqe: a frosted violet-fuchsia
  • Steal My Heart: a sheer bright pink with multi-dimensional pearl

mac a rose romance see thru lip colour

See Thru Lip Colour, $14

  • Loving Touch: a sheer, light pearly pink
  • Tender Tryst: a sheer, pearly plum
  • Secret crush: a sheer red berry

4. Mixed Bag


Creations Hue, $22.50

  • Deja Rose: notes of tea, Bulgarian and Turkish roses along with orchid, lily, jasmine and peony

Nail Lacquer, $11

  • Love & Friendship: a creamy, dirty mid-toned lavender

Splashproof Lash, $12

  • Blacksplash: black

Fix + Rose, $17

  • An aqua-spritz of vitamins and minerals, green tea, chamomile, cucumber and rose water, adding radiance and to finish makeup.

Hmm… I’m torn between the Mixed Bag and the Lip Group. ๐Ÿ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Nicole says:

    I would bring home the lip group! They are such pretty colors. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Miss Fred says:

    If I had to pick a group, I’d definitely go with the lip group. Those lip stains and lipsticks look gorgeous, which makes up for the fact that I’m not much of a gloss girl.

    If I got to pick, however, I’d get the A Rose Romance lipstick (I love simple, pretty pink shades, even if they aren’t too unique), the Secret Crush lip stain (love lip stains!, the Fix+ Rose, and the Blush of Youth (that rose “carved” into the blush looks gorgeous!). The colours may all be safe, but hey, that just means I’ll use them more!

    Miss Fred´s last blog post..Play The Wild Card

  3. Hafsa says:

    I actually have only one thing on my radar, and that is the gel blush. I saw a girl on youtube (who lives in Taiwan) who already got some stuff from the collection, including the blush. It looks intense red, but when she put it on her cheeks, it was such a beautiful flush. I think its on product that many different skin tones could pull off.

  4. Julia says:

    The eye group looks great to me!

  5. Sarah says:

    Definitely eye shadows… that blue pigment is beautiful and I’m dying for the purple and grey shadows!!!!! though I wouldn’t pass up the the mixed bag – that nail color is super cute!

  6. Sanayhs says:

    Cheek group, hands down! Only other thing I’d consider would be the quad that’s exclusive to Nordstrom’s/the Bay.

    Sanayhs´s last blog post..Beauty – Not Just for People!

  7. Citrine says:

    I am in the cheek group.I want the gel blush…but I don’t know if would be the same/worse version of benetint though…

    Citrine´s last blog post..Swatch fist returns

  8. S says:

    oooo definitely the eye group- it looks amazing!!

  9. shivotra says:


    The gel blush.

    eyeshadow: silverthorn.

    lips: I LOVE all the see thru lip color and will probably get them all but If I had to choose one, then it will be loving touch because I already have a berry shade from emanuel unagro collection.

    amd from the mixed bag, the fix and rose, for sure!

    It looks like a promising collection from MAC. I was not a fan of the hello kitty collection or any other MAC collections since unagro, but I think I am in love with MAC again.

  10. shivotra says:

    oops, i didnt read the instructions. If I had to pick a group, it would either be the lips or the mixed bag. Like I said, I love the WHOLE collection.

  11. Shana T says:

    I live in Taiwan too and we’ve already got the collection here. I think I’d have to go with the lip group. I need some new pink lipsticks!I’m going to check it out more throughly today.

  12. tania says:

    I would pick the cheeks bag cuz I want all of that stuff. Second would be the mixed bag cuz of that fix+ and the perfume. OMG I’ve been lusting over this since I first laid eyes on it. So much pink it HAS to be mine!!!

  13. Stacie says:

    Oh, the eye group, for sure! I have the most fun with eye makeup, and the pigments are gorgeous!

  14. Laurie says:

    Fix+ Rose – sounds refreshing! I’m liking the mixed bag too. The beauty powders are pretty, but the colors are very familiar.

  15. Nikki says:

    oh my! that is so hard to choose, I’d go for the lipsticks and at least one blush?

  16. AKKKK you know I love purples and pinks and so of course I want almost everything from what I can tell looking at pics online. I want the blushes, lipglass’s, lipsticks, eyeshadows, pigments & nail polish!

    Vampy Varnish´s last blog post..Zoya La-Di-Da Collection Summer 2009

  17. Sarah says:

    I would choose the lip group because there’s more. If they had the same amount of products, I wouldn’t be able to choose between the lip group and the eye group – they all look like beautiful shades.

    Sarah´s last blog post..Lip gloss reviews.

  18. Kailey says:

    id get the mixed bag =D!
    i got the sugarsweet shadow stick in copper today… I ADORE IT <3

  19. Stephie says:

    GROUP 1! but really it’s only because I wanna try out the gel blush :] I saw a YT vid from a girl in Taiwan and she bought it and I <3 how it looked. You know how you have a cream eye shadow thing Karen? I think I’m starting to develop of cream/gel blush thing ๐Ÿ˜›

    so the gel blush and Nordstrom quad for me. woo!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Stephie,

      That’s a good addiction. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have you tried Tarte’s gel blushes? I love those. Oh, and Sonia Kashuk makes some fab cream blushes…

  20. Catherine says:

    I’m definitely checking out those lip stains and the fragrance, but I think that’s about it for this collection.

    Catherine´s last blog post..PSA: L’Occitane Grape line 50% off!!!

  21. Karen B says:

    I’d go for cheeks. I especially want to try the gel blush.

  22. Jinnzor says:

    Cheeks! Just look at those pretty roses!

    Jinnzor´s last blog post..NOTD: SpaRitual Disco Inferno

  23. Fie says:

    I’d get the blushes! Although it would get any usage from me because I’ll be all “Noooo….but it’s so purdeee”. Haha.

    Fie´s last blog post..Quick post

  24. Tali says:

    Oh god.. no how to chose!??

    Cheek gel, Rose Fix, and all of the lipstick, lip glosses!!

    Ugh I can sence my economic situation worsening!!!!hehe

    Tali´s last blog post..Beauty for your body!

  25. Tali says:

    But if i only had to pick one it would be the lips!.. its not fir of you to make us choose!!

    Tali´s last blog post..Beauty for your body!

  26. Marta says:

    I cant choose: I love everything.

  27. wenvers says:

    I have asked my friend in the USA to buy me the nailpolish, both beauty powders and gel blush and the nordstrom quad.

    Im so exited about this collection!

  28. Didi says:

    I love everything from the lip group! I’m really liking the cheek group and the Fix+Rose. I’m always drawn to spritzes – dunno why.

    Didi´s last blog post..2009 Spring Saks Friends and Family Event

  29. mela says:

    the lip collection! SO GORGEOUS!!!!

  30. Jodie says:

    I am totally lusting after the cheek products…the beauty powders are so beautiful!

  31. Glosslizard says:

    I’m being pulled toward the cheeks this time! Unusual for me, but the blushes are just so pretty! The eye and lip groups look really generic to me this time, I’m waiting to see them in person to see if anything really shines for me!

  32. Priya says:

    i think that i’d go for the eyes because purple being my favorite colour , the blushes look good too, but the eys won me over!
    how about you Karen?

    Priya´s last blog post..Annabelle’s NEW launch

  33. Daya says:

    The lip group! I don’t have Magnetique and would love to try it!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Kate says:

    Hmmm, hard to choose…
    Lips or cheeks, lips or cheeks…

  35. Lydia says:

    Deffinetly the eye stuff

    Lydia´s last blog post..Sephora By OPI Mermaid in the Sand Collection…

  36. Nancy says:

    I heard a rumour that MAC intends to discontinue blushcreme. Do you know if this is true?

  37. JillyB says:

    I would have to go with two– the lip group and the cheek group. I’ll probably end up buying the products with the least amount of purple and more pink, but that’s still a lot!

  38. lexi says:

    i am not feeling this collection…so glad and so SURPRISED!

  39. Anne says:

    I have no interest in any of this.. except maybe the summer rose beauty powder.. this collection does not WOW me ๐Ÿ™

  40. Elle says:

    Mixed bag and cheeks, for sure. Those beauty powders are gorgeous, and I have a thing for roses since my last name is related to roses. So pretty!

  41. Ada says:

    the lip group and the quad. All the colours would look excellent on simple everyday or vamped up looks.

  42. amber says:

    The cheek group! I love the pretty blush rose design, and the cheek gel sounds awesome!

  43. penelope says:

    i would get the mix bag

  44. Okami says:

    If I had to pick one group, it’d be the lip group, because I’m a lippie-lovin’ girl!

    I think I’ll only be picking up Silverthorn, Steal My Heart, and maaaaaybe Et Tu, Bouquet? from this collection, though.

  45. Kimberley says:

    Ohmygoodness, I’m not one to actually want *everything* from every collection, or to say I want a lot of things.. but this collection speaks to me! I would definitely try the Fix+Rose (and I’ve loved Fix+ for ages, and have wanted to try the Charged Waters – this might be the great balance) but ALL the lip colours are gorgeous…

  46. Alexis says:

    I really like both beauty powders and See Thru Lip Colour in tender tryst and secret crush, but I need to see them with my eyes to decide. Too bad there is no Mac where I live ๐Ÿ™

  47. Nicole15 says:

    i guess i would have to go with the lip group cause i love me some pretty soft lippies. however, i do like the Fix+ Rose & a couple of the eyeshadows.

  48. Tess says:

    I like the Mixed Group because it’s such an interesting combination of products. I generally love this collection! All of colors are great for me!

  49. kaykay says:

    no doubt about it, i’d be definately taking the lip group cuz u know “i lurve me sum lippies!!” but the fix + and the nail polish should be on my list too, pink is sooo my color LOVE IT!!

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