MAC Holiday 2009 Is Here!

Published in: MAC Makeup


Greetings from Lost Wages, ladies (aka Las Vegas)! It was a beauty-full day here in Nevada, from what I hear…


I say that because I spent most of the day indoors at Blog World.

The conference got off to a killer start. I’m prepping a post with highlights that will go up early tomorrow. If you’re interested in blogging for fun and/or income (not necessarily beauty blogging, but any niche that interests you), you might want to check it out.

One of the speakers, Darren Rowse, has been an internet idol of mine for a while. He operates two fantastic blogs I frequent on an almost daily basis, Digital Photography School and Problogger. I’ve learned a ton from both of them. I’ll go into more detail in the post tomorrow, but I credit DPS with teaching me how to become one with my point-and-shoot Canon.

In makeup news, did you take home any of the new MAC Holiday collection today?

I swung by the MAC Pro Store here on the strip a little while ago to take a quick peek.


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You probably can’t tell much from these Blair Witchy photos… In the store, the MAC Pro crew were on me like Britney on Cheetoes, insisting that I turn off my camera, so I had to snap these few shots on the ‘low. 🙂

What do ya think? Did Christmas come early?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. cutie_pie says:

    lol you are so brave! thanks for the pictures. and yeah i want everything. i can’t decide what i really “need” though. hmmm gorgeousnesss

  2. Catherine says:

    Ahhhhh, I am so tempted to go see everything but I’m afraid that if I go without seeing swatches and thinking on things first that I’ll end up buying way more than I need to… ^^;;
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… Tsumori Chisato for Shu Uemura Collection – NOW AVAILABLE!! =-.

  3. Citrine says:

    This is way too early…Now I hope the spring collection will be out sooner since I like how one of the lip gelee sounds.

    P.S. I have no gut to even take out my camera at MAC/Sephora…not even Ulta. My comfort zone is just my gorcery store at 11:00pm where the beauty isle staff are all off…
    .-= Citrine’s last blog post… Lip Combo: Cherry Fuschia Zuzana =-.

  4. Stephie says:

    Haha. I would be so paranoid to take pictures at any makeup counter X] Go Karen!
    I had no clue they brought out the holiday collection until someone came to the store today that I chatted up and she shared with me how she got the face and eye brush set. Me and my co worker were like Wah! gotta get to the counter on break 😛
    .-= Stephie’s last blog post… You’re my playground love =-.

  5. Stephie says:

    BTW, Shu Uemura is having 50% off select items, including eyelashes!! You should check out the site on your downtime there.
    .-= Stephie’s last blog post… You’re my playground love =-.

  6. amy says:

    I checked out the Holiday collection this evening and overall I think this is the best holiday collection in a few years. I liked the mineralize e/s and the soft sparkle pencils and I didn’t like the palettes as much as I though I would. I am going to hold off buying until next week. The staff put some stuff on hold for me for next week’s event at my counter, so I won’t be able to try anything yet.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… St Ives Olive Scrub =-.

  7. Nora says:

    I see glasses!

  8. Astrid says:

    The brush sets look nice…is there any more info on them somwhere? Does anyone know how the quality is this year?

  9. I agree… The brush set looks great!
    .-= Blovet Beauty’s last blog post… RAINBOW EOTD & TOKYOFASHION.COM =-.

  10. joann says:

    OH NO. I want to buy everything.
    .-= joann’s last blog post… i saw the sign =-.

  11. Ada says:

    Thanks Karen. I love those eye shadow palettes, thinking about Sorceress, Cool Eyes and Smokey Eyes.

  12. jen says:

    Why on earth did you have to turn off your computer? That’s so stupid.

    .-= jen’s last blog post… Beauty School =-.

  13. Christy says:

    Great pics! I got Sorceress, Smoke & Mirrors, Jingle Jangle, Utter Fun & both mineral blushes…. Not as much as I thought I would really. 😉 I thought about the pencils, but I’ve been lemming the UD Super Stash so I passed. I skipped the MES’s, I didn’t want to spend $20 and have 1/3 of it useless.
    .-= Christy’s last blog post… MAC Holiday 2009 Sorceress & Smoke & Mirrors Eye Shadow Palettes Review & Swatches =-.

  14. Glosslizard says:

    I picked up Ever So Rich Cremesheen (Yay! Made up for missing it last spring!) and the Smoke and Mirrors eye palette. It’s such a perfect neutral palette with a great mirror, perfect for living in my purse! 😀

  15. Kristen says:

    I’m loving the eye palettes, but am having trouble getting into the holiday spirit so early…I hate rushing autumn when it’s barely even arrived!
    .-= Kristen’s last blog post… Dear Creatures Goes Retro with Autumn ‘09 Line =-.

  16. Toni says:

    I picked mine up at Nordstom yesterday. I purchased:
    -Smoke and Mirror eye palette (love the pretty case it comes in)
    -Put a Spell on You pink lip set (Dazzleglass, lipstick, lip pencil, and small silver case)
    -Morning, Noon, and Knight Everything Eye Brushes (set of 5 short handled brushes with pretty silver bag)

    I am loving everything so far! The MAC representative helped me by showing how to do a smokey eye that didn’t look like someone had punched me in the eye (which is what happens when I attempt to do it!). The eyeshadows are great. The brushes are also great. I am loving the Dazzleglass (never used one before) and the lipstick.

    Nordstrom also had a beauty special where you get a gold cosmetics case filled with samples if you spend $100 on beauty products. I can’t wait to try out those samples!

    Have fun in Vegas! Are you going to share details of your trip, or will “what happens in Vegas, stay in Vegas”?
    .-= Toni’s last blog post… Downsizing My Stuff =-.

  17. ezzie says:

    ooh, so pretty!
    holiday collections just pull me in with their super-glam packaging 😛

  18. afroditagirl says:

    arent you allowed to take pictures?

  19. lAUREN says:

    I’m in internet-love already with the smoke and mirrors palette!
    .-= lAUREN’s last blog post… Aveeno Positively Radiant Cleanser =-.

  20. Michelle says:

    I want to check out the mineralize e/s in person, they look amazing! Thanks for the pic Karen 🙂

  21. Karen B says:

    The packaging is to DIE for! I want it all… lol

  22. jazzy says:

    You are awesome for taking these pix they really helped me alot on deciding what I really want to buy! thanks!

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