MAC A Tartan Tale Swatches: Well Plaid, MAC… Well Plaid

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MAC a tartan tale holiday 2010 swatches pictures photos

Heya, ladies. Here’s a smattering of products from the massive MAC A Tartan Tale holiday collection launching on October 28 (that’s next week!). I thought you might like to see a few swatches. :) Tabs is demanding lip and face shots soon.

MAC a tartan tale holiday 2010 swatches pictures photos Powder Blush in My-Highland-Honey-MAC-a-tartan-tale-holiday-2010-swatches-pictures-photos-Powder-Blush-in-My-Highland-Honey-Golden-Crown-Enviably-Fun-Moonlight-Night
From left: Powder Blush in My Highland-Honey, Eye Shadow in Enviably Fun, Eye Shadow in Golden Crown, Pigment in Moonlight Night

MAC a tartan tale holiday 2010 swatches pictures photos Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner in Black Swan Undercurrent Courting Lilac Cut A Paper Radiant Jewels
Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner in Black Swan, Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner in Undercurrent, Glaze Lipstick in Courting Lilac, Lustre Lipstick in Cut A Caper, Dazzleglass Creme in Radiant Jewels

MAC a tartan tale holiday 2010 swatches pictures photos 5 Sassy Coral Lassies Lipglass nc35 skin
5 Sassy Coral Lassies Lipglass in Hearts-A-Beatin’, Jest For Fun, Mimmy, Pretty, Quick!, Tad Saucy

MAC a tartan tale holiday 2010 swatches pictures photos Pigment in Cheers My Dear
6 Dashing Lassie Eye Shadows in A Dashing Lassie, Once Upon A Time, Magical Mist, Bronze, Buckwheat, Showstopper

MAC a tartan tale holiday 2010 swatches pictures photos Pigment in Cheers My Dear
5 Cool Thrillseekers Pigments/Glitter in Cheers My Dear!, Mauvement, Silver Fog, Reflects Pearl, Softwash Grey

MAC a tartan tale holiday 2010 swatches pictures photos A Triumphant Blush Face Kit-1
A Triumphant Blush Face Kit: Powder Blush in Melba (left) and Sheer Shimmer Blush in Peachtwist (right)

MAC a tartan tale holiday 2010 swatches pictures photos A Triumphant Blush Face Kit
A Triumphant Blush Face Kit in Smooth Harmony

MAC a tartan tale holiday 2010 swatches pictures photos Nail Lacquer in Style Clan

MAC a tartan tale holiday 2010 swatches pictures photos
Eye Shadow in Golden Crown, $19.50

MAC a tartan tale holiday 2010 swatches pictures photos
Eye Shadow in Enviably Fun, $19.50

MAC a tartan tale holiday 2010 swatches pictures photos
Pigment in Moonlight Night, $19.50

MAC a tartan tale holiday 2010 swatches pictures photos
6 Dashing Lassie Eye Shadows, $36

MAC a tartan tale holiday 2010 swatches pictures photos
Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner in Undercurrent (left) and Black Swan (right), each $14.50

MAC a tartan tale holiday 2010 swatches pictures photos
Powder Blush in My Highland-Honey, $18.50

MAC a tartan tale holiday 2010 swatches pictures photos
A Triumphant Blush Face Kit, $38

MAC a tartan tale holiday 2010 swatches pictures photos
Glaze Lipstick in Courting Lilac, $14

MAC a tartan tale holiday 2010 swatches pictures photos
Lustre Lipstick in Cut A Caper, $14

MAC a tartan tale holiday 2010 swatches pictures photos
Dazzleglass Creme in Radiant Jewels, $18

MAC a tartan tale holiday 2010 swatches pictures photos
Nail Lacquer in Style Clan, $13

MAC a tartan tale holiday 2010 swatches pictures photos 5 Sassy Coral Lassies Lipglass
5 Sassy Coral Lassies Lipglass in Lipglass in Hearts-A-Beatin’, Jest For Fun, Mimmy, Pretty, Quick!, Tad Saucy, $29.50

MAC a tartan tale holiday 2010 swatches pictures photos Nail Lacquer in Style Clan
5 Naughty Little Vices Nail Lacquer in Asiatique, Beyond Jealous, Nocturnelle, Vice in Nice, Vintage Vamp, $25.50

MAC a tartan tale holiday 2010 swatches pictures photos 5 Naughty Little Vices Nail Lacquer
5 Cool Thrillseekers Pigments/Glitter in Cheers My Dear!, Mauvement, Silver Fog, Reflects Pearl, Softwash Grey, $32.50

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Lisa S. says:

    Ohhhhhh, I am such a sucker for plaid! I have to have those shadows (Enviably Fun and Golden Crown) just because they look so cool! The 6 Dashing Lassies are nice too. I would like to see a swatch of Style Clan, pretty please with sugar on top?! And I have Peach twist or I would get Triumphant Blush face kit. And the pearl glide liners are whispering to me……… Oh, I hate when I get so worked up about makeup! ;0)

  2. lexi says:

    So overwhelmed by MAC as usual. This is when I tend to just runaway and come back to them after the holiday madness.

  3. Sophia says:

    OH NO! These colors are actually really nice… That means I’m going to have to splurge… Oh well! :) The eyeshadows look amazing! Can’t wait to try them out!
    Have a nice day Karen :)

  4. Hollie says:

    Oh, I want all of these! x

  5. Hollie says:

    :(
    Will have to convince the boy to treat me for christmas!
    Got a Mac blot Powder today, love it already :) x

    • Karen says:

      Ooh! That would be a nice gift. Now if only I could get my boy to treat me… El Hub refuses to buy me makeup for Christmas, boo!

      So glad to hear you like Blot. :) It photographs *really* well. I usually do a 50/50 mix of Blot and Prep+Prime for FOTD’s and it works wonders in pics.

      • Hollie says:

        Its the best thing I’ve tried so far, everything else I’ve had needs reaplying too often and gets darker and cakey. Think blots going to become a regular for me :) x

        • Karen says:

          Blot pretty much rules. I’ve been using it for years and have actually lost count of how many pans I’ve gone through!

          Did you know they make a loose version that’s available only at the pro stores? I haven’t tried it yet, but I bet it’s awesome.

          • Hollie says:

            Yeah i saw on the review you posted! I live in London so I might have to go to the nearest pro store. I heard about Mac contouring powders recently but I think they’re only available at the pro stores too x

          • Karen says:

            Yeah, they usually carry stuff you can’t find at the regular counter. I like shopping at the store in SF, because it’s so big and roomy and they let me swatch like a maniac, LOL!

            How long have you been in London? Do you like it? I visited once in 2005 and thought it was pretty cool. :)

  6. Megan says:

    What a great collection! My father’s last name is Scottish, so the tartan reminds me of my family’s tartan!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Megan,

      That’s really cool. I remember reading somewhere that different tartans represent different families. I wish I had a plaid of my own… jealous! :)

      Anyway, do you think you might pick anything from this release up?

  7. Anne says:

    I have been waiting patiently for your reviews of this, other blogs just don’t have the same quality and humour that you do. Your pictures are amazing! Thanks Karen, can’t wait to see more swatches and looks! Thank you, Anne

    • Karen says:

      Hi Anne,

      Tabs is bugging me to do more face shots (and nail shots, go figure!) so I’ll knock ‘em out in the next few days. Is there anything in particular from this batch that you’d like to see right away? Lemme know.

      Happy Wednesday!

  8. Tiffany says:

    Aaah I’m drooling! I think the dashing lassie palette is calling my name!!!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tiffany,

      You should probably answer the call, then. ;) I really like the darker shades in the palette… I kinda wish they left out Showstopper, though. It seems like they’re always throwing it into the mix!

  9. Rachael says:

    I kinda just want the plaid case because of my heritage. :)
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  10. Trisha says:

    I really want that Black Swan eyeliner. I like that most of all.
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  11. Amber says:

    Love it! My sister and I got a look at the pre-sale at one of the Austin MACs a couple weeks ago. She ordered something but I resisted. I want those coral glasses, though!

    Boy, this has been the year of the gorgeous neutral eye palette, hasn’t it?
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  12. I have been waiting for this collection!! it is soo pretty and fresh I think. I really want to get the Enviably Fun eyeshaodw, radiant jewels dazzle lipgloss and ALL the pearlglides!! I love them too much! down to my last inches of my ones I have now. After your swatches I am now IN LOVE with courting Lilac lipstick too!! oooooooooo why cany i just say no to makeup??!! lol!!

  13. Phyrra says:

    Black Swan and Undercurrent are so gorgeous. Radiant Jewels is lovely too.
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  14. DonnaN says:

    OOOh these teaser pics have me salivating…..I’ve got my pre-order in…..I just gotta wait until November 4th to pick my stuff up…….is Radiant Jewels as pretty in person as it is the pics?

  15. Hollie says:

    Reply icons not coming up for some reason, so replying here. Been in London for about six months, I love it but my boyfriends job down there didnt work out so we’re moving back home in a few months :( Luckily there is a Mac pro store not too far from there either! I think Ill have to head back to London every now and then, the shopping in my hometown doesnt even come close! x

  16. Rinnie says:

    After what I spent on venomous villians I don’t know if I can justify more Mac to my bf, but the plaids are intriguing. I used to collect the holiday pallets every year until 4 years ago when I was actually good at saving money. The very first holiday edition I bought was from 2001 or 02, had 10 shadows, a full size shadow brush(not a mini or travel sized version) and was $24 I think. Still have it and still looks good.

  17. phuongk says:

    oh no karen, now i can’t decide WHAT to get next between this and the d&b collection swatches you just put out!

  18. MONICA_MAUI says:

    This collection is fantastic! i’m literally drooling over Tad Saucy Lipgalss cuz i’m so into bright corals at the moment (i use Virgin Isle cream color base on my lips and a lil on my cheeks ). I can’t stop staring at Moonlight Night pigment! great great color and shimmer ;)

    oooooh canNOT wait!

  19. Myranda says:

    I’m interested in the Smokey Thrillseekers!~

  20. Tammy says:

    OOOH! So pretty! I really love this collection. I went to an unveiling of the collection last night and it was fantastic. I got to purchase the collection, too! I got the 6 Twists of Tartan Palette.

  21. Vonvon says:

    These are gorgeous! Thanks for the little sneak peek. Love the Tartan Eye shadows the most. Liking the Reelers & Rockers eyeshadow palette, and Twist of Tartan palette too.
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  22. Suri says:

    Wow I’m totally sold! What gorgeous colors!!!!! The plaid reminds me of the uniform skirts I used to wear in HS…love it! lol :)

  23. eileen says:

    oh man, im totally diggin all the coral/peachy colors!

  24. Melinda says:

    Oh i love that they’re doing a nail set this year :) so cute!
    And I think I want that Pearlglide Instense Eyeliners, preferably Undercurrent <3
    When will this launch internationally, Karen? Can't wait!
    Thank you so much for the swatch :D
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  25. Solangel says:

    Oooh that blush kit is calling me *-* These are limited edition, right? I want the kit so badly :(

  26. I see Courting Lilac and Mauvement in my furture!
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  27. Radhika says:

    The eyeshadows – love love the pattern on them – you do take really good pics!
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  28. astrid says:

    Oooh I’ve been waiting for your swatches, Karen! Thank you <3
    I'm interested in: Undercurrent & Black Line pearlglides, Cut a Caper lipstick, and A Triumphant Blush kit. So glad you have it :). All of them looks so pretty!

    Do you think Cut a Caper & A Triumphant Blush would be a good color for autumn/winter? Also, do you know if Melba is somewhat similar to Nars Gilda? TIA!

  29. Pinch says:

    Ack, all these things look so yummy and pretty! I’m lusting after the dashing lassies eyeshadow palette and the cool pigments and and and ack. :D
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  30. Advah says:

    OH. Those 6 eyeshadows are soo pretty! Between that and Dior, looks like the nude palette trend is swiftly moving on to peachy things?

    I also love that dark teal nailpolish. Time to start the hunt for a cheaper dupe, me thinks (I know, I know, but I bought flights to go visit my family for Xmas and they were stupidly expensive).

  31. knownever says:

    I was so excited for this collection based on the packaging but my wallet is happy that the colors are kind of eh.
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  32. Katie Coleman says:

    I CANNOT wait for this collection to be released! Only 6 days, 16 hours and 17 minutes… but who’s counting???

    I’m on board with all of the shadow palettes, the Highland Honey Blush and the Neutral Lassies Lippies….

  33. Kerry says:

    I really want EVERYTHING in this collection. I (and my wallet) need to really decide what I “need.” :)

  34. Nina says:

    the hubs is scottish/irish so … i must purchase something from this collection! :D

    im overwhelmed though!

  35. amy says:

    Enviably Fun eyeshadow, My Highligland Honey blush, The Triumphant Face Kit and Black Swan eye liner is on my wish list.
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  36. Karen B says:

    The blush duo will be mine!!! :)

    How are you dear?
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  37. Thanks for the awesome close up shots and swatches! These are great, I’m thrilled with this collection from what I’ve seen thus far!
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  38. Jessica says:

    I am so glad I skipped Venomous Villians! I so need style clan, that color is amazing! The eyeshadows look gorgeous and I am sooo happy the pearlglide liners are back! I wore the spare change pearlglide for my wedding in 08 and I love them! I am going to be so broke.

  39. Debbie Tresselt says:

    Hi Karen,
    Am I right in thinking the pearlglide pencil in Black Swan is a Navyish? I’m trying to find something close to Chanel’s Marine without the price tag!

  40. sarah says:

    Hi Karen,
    Im drooling over My Highland -Honey Blush. Is it similar to Peaches at all?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Sarah,

      Peaches is a touch lighter. If you have it already you might not need Highland Honey, but it is really, REALLY pretty. I wore it today and was impressed with how well it photographs.

  41. Deb says:

    The swatches didn’t sell me, but oh my GAWD the plaid shadows did! I feel like I need them now, and that even if all I do is look at them, it will be worth it. That probably isn’t healthy…
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  42. Jodda says:

    I LOVE your title. too funny.

    This collection is making me nuts.
    I want to get just one thing, (because I went incredibly insane during VV).
    I originally wanted a palette, the Reelers and Rockers, because I love metallics.
    Then I go to the side of my brain that is drawn to browns, bronzes, etc. (the neutral palette). but I already have bronze and showstopper. BUT, I love having a palette with a whole look all together. BUT I have the Naked palette and a zillion neutrals, BUT I love neutrals….

    THEN, I think about the play it cool palette, but I keep being disappointed with purples on my lids.

    OH, I need mental help.
    sigh.

    and then we can go into a discussion as to why the other palettes have spent some play time in my “maybe” part of my brain. ugh.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jodda,

      You’re so cute. I often have makeup discussions like that with myself, too.

      How about picking up a palette with colors that you don’t have yet in your collection? You can get something pretty and fill in some gaps.

  43. Etsy Breslin says:

    I need cut a caper lipstick and a tad saucy lipglass! So pretty! I love the eyeshadow prints, too. I’m interested in what some of these colors look like together, I didn’t expect pastel blues and greens and color-tined blacks…

  44. Mel says:

    Great. Just great! After I sat there and spent hundreds on the villians collection. They come out with gorgeous stuff so soon! OH well… there goes my weekly resolution. LOL

  45. Katie Coleman says:

    Tartan Tale is available on Macys.com! Just made my first order!! Woo hoo!!

  46. sarah says:

    the face kit in the peach shades is gorgeous. i already got the highland honey blush. do you think the kit would be a waste of money?

  47. Leah says:

    Got the lip one for myself (with the 3 colors) and the eye shadow one for a friend for Christmas. I love Tartans and anything that reminds me of Scotland. :) Plus, it came in a plaid gift bag which is just adorable under the Christmas tree!

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