MAC Jeanius: The Names That Could Have Been

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mac jenius collection for spring 2011

MAC wasn’t the first to don denim for a makeup collection, but they are the first to take the idea this far.


I’m still kicking myself for missing the Jeans de Chanel quad from Coco’s spring 2007 collection, but it looks like I’ll get another chance to exorcise my blue and gray denim demons on March 3, when the new MAC Jeanius Collection saunters onto MAC counters and into MAC stores.

The 16-piece limited edition collection showcases both new and repromoted makeup for eyes, lips and nails, and I’m totally down with idea of a collection filled with blue, pink, purple, white, gray and white, especially one with pans that look like the ones at the top (how cute are those buttons?).

But the more I think about it, the more I wish MAC would have taken the idea even further. Take the product names, for instance. Painted On and Acid Washed are great, but why stop there? Why not go all the way, right? Picture this: a MAC Lipstick in Pajama Jeans. πŸ™‚

While I was standing in line at the post office yesterday, I got to thinking about all of the other jean-themed products MAC could have included in the collection. I don’t know, maybe it was the scent of freshly licked envelopes or the air of desperation in the room (seriously, that line was hella long), but I jotted some down in a list…

MAC Jeanius: The Names That Could Have Been

  • Booty Pop
  • Way Too Tight
  • Apple Bottom
  • Ankle Zipper
  • My Favorite Pair
  • Double Cuff
  • One Strap Up, One Strap Down (A homage to ’90s denim overalls!)
  • Blue Jean Baby Queen
  • Broken In
  • Muffin Top
  • Billie Jean Is Not My Lover
  • High Waisted
  • Pajama Jeans Are the New Jeggings
  • Pop the Top Button
  • Can’t Breathe in These
  • I’ve Got the Blues
  • Bows in the Back (SIDE NOTE: remember Bongo jeans with these? Ahh, memories…)

LOL! Okay, apparently I’ve got way too much time on my hands…

Can you think of any more? Let’s compile a list in the comments and send them off to MAC! πŸ™‚ Get those creative gears in…gear?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Oh, I almost forgot that the actual purpose of this post was to list the contents of the MAC Jeanius Collection.

Eyeshadows, prices to be determined (could be a little higher than usual, though, taking the design of the pans into account)

  • White Jeanius — a white with a silver button (limited edition)
  • Diva in Distress — a pale gray with a silver button (limited edition)
  • Motorhead — a denim blue with a copper colored button (limited edition)
  • Stove Pipe Black — a black with a copper button (limited edition)

Lipsticks, $14.50 each

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

Liplasses, $14.50 each

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

Blushes, $18.50 each

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

Nail Polishes, $13 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, $16.50

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

Penultimate Brow Maker, $16.50

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


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  1. Amber says:

    I think I like your names better! πŸ˜€

    I like what MAC has been doing with imprinted patterns. These are cute!
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  2. Kaoyee says:

    These also sound like they would make great names for OPI nail polish. haha You know how crazy OPI gets with their names! I’m looking forward to the e/s and blushes in this collection.

  3. Katie Coleman says:

    Buhahahahahahahahaha!! You crack me up Karen!

  4. Fieran says:

    I love the blue nail polish as well as the blue and black e/s. If the texture is similar to the Tartan Tale Semi Precious and Glamora Castle – I’m in.
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  5. Nina says:

    Apple Bottom!!!! you can totally work for OPI naming their polishes!

    i want the 2 blushes and diva in distress and stovepipe black.

    im glad i didnt spend all that much on mickey and none at all for peacocky! im a jeans girl!

    • Karen says:

      That would actually be my dream job. I would love to just sit in a room and think up weird, wacky things for beauty companies. If anybody can hook that up for me THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!!!

      Anywho, this should be your collection, for sure!

  6. Rads says:

    The eyeshadows seem wowww..
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  7. Alka says:

    Too funny! Couldn’t help but add the first few that popped into my head:

    Mom jeans
    Daisy Dukes

  8. Styrch says:

    Great list! I too love Apple Bottom as a name. πŸ™‚ Also love the above poster’s suggestion of Daisy Dukes.

    How about…
    – Ripped
    – Bedazzled
    – Skinny
    – Junk In the Trunk
    – Booty Lift
    – Rockstar
    – Boyfriend
    – Not Your Daughter’s
    – Torn
    – Vintage Pair
    – Overalls
    – Be-gosh! (or Osh-Kosh for that matter)
    – Five Pocket
    – Button Fly

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  9. applepark says:

    I like your names better. I wonder what Muffin Top would look like.

    Stone Washed
    Pre Shrunk
    Dark Rinse
    Low riders
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  10. 2sday says:

    LOL! Who knew that Pajama Jeans would be so inspiring!
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  11. Not so crazy about blues on these peepers but yes on grey, pink, purple. Believe it or not, the most popular jeans when I was in High School were called HASH& San Fransisco Riding Gear LOL

    Wide Leg–can you tell I was a teen in the 70’s?
    Grey is the New Black
    High Waisted
    Junk in the Trunk
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  12. Michelle says:

    Love your list! I feel like there needs to be a homage to Guess jeans (I had the pair that was darker denim in the back, acid washed on the front) and pegging your jeans super tight at the ankle (did anyone else do that??).

  13. snoopysteph says:

    I totally had a pair of acid washed jeans with ankle zippers & bows!

  14. i like muffin top and apple bottom!

    my additions:
    – Suck It In
    – I Still Fit
    – Altered Hem
    – Jeggings

    i agree, i like your names more πŸ™‚
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  15. Lisa S. says:

    My brain is empty today, so I’ll just say I’m so looking forward to this collection!
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  16. kana says:

    i’ve never heard of this “jean” type of deal. πŸ™‚ i’m quite intrigued… better go look at the only mac store close to me!

  17. gio says:

    Your names are awesome, love them! πŸ˜‰
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  18. Seren says:

    I heard the eyeshadows would be as big as the tartan tale eyeshadow!

    Btw your names are hilarious! I really like Booty pop! hahahaha

    And as a tip for MAC if they want to make a jeans collection and obviously they are.. than they could be a bit more original by hooking up with a jeans brand.. you wanna do jeans? Ask Levis or Diesel or whatever worldwide knowned jeans brand..

  19. DonnaN says:

    Love the names, ya’ll!!

    I’m actually thinking about skipping most of this…….the prospects of the Surf Baby collection in May have me saving ALL my extra quarters……..that one may be my BIGGEST collection haul to date……

  20. Tiffany says:

    haha, your list made me LOL, and the commenters above have some great additions πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  21. Tekoa says:

    Bwahahaha love the “Way Too Tight” name. Reminds me of the last time I tried on Guess jeans. Got my regular size (the numbers matched anyway) but trying it on made me doubt they were designed for a healthy human female.

    MAC you should give us some pencil eyeliners here!

    It Matches My Cat- black eyeliner

    Impossible to Find- blue-black eyeliner

    Cowgirl- light blue with grey pearl.

    Rant warning. NOTICE FOR ALL MALES: Do not, I repeat….do NOT get on the My Underwear is Showing Trend. When you walk it should not look like your pants are about to fall down. I should not see the seat of your boxers. It makes me want to tap you anxiously on the shoulder and ask if you know your underwear is showing. In the same tone I’d inform you your fly is undone or there’s plant material in your teeth. BLAGGGGG! Sometimes fashion puzzles me (MC Hammer pants?) but this just grates on the nerves.

  22. Liz says:

    What about cutoffs, button fly, Jean jacket, and leviolet ( get it like levis and violet).

    I love muffin top lip plumper, classic!

  23. Emmaline says:

    What about cutoffs, button fly, Jean jacket, and leviolet ( get it like levis and violet).

    I love muffin top lip plumper, classic!

    Why does my phone load someone elses info when I comment? It’s a different name each time with a different email. Weird

  24. Emmaline says:

    Ohhh what about xyz (examine your zipper) or camel toe?

  25. Phyrra says:

    Riveting Rose sounds nice πŸ™‚
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  26. Yolanda says:

    Skinny Jenny

  27. whoaa I love the design on those eyeshadow pans! I don’t think I could ever bring myself to use them, but they’re certainly nice to look at.
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  28. Soo says:

    I love the names that could’ve been πŸ™‚
    I really like how MAC comes out with textured stuff but it makes me think that I wouldn’t want to use it for fear of messing it up!
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  29. Silva says:

    Your names would have been awesome, I bet people would have bought it just for the names XD
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  30. Kim says:

    I love those shadow designs; I’m such a sucker for texture and the “rivets” are awesome! Of course, now I’ll be singing “prettiest girl I’ve ever seen, see her shake on the movie screen, Jimmy Dean (James Dean) … rock on” all day long. Thanks, Karen. πŸ™‚

  31. saku says:

    Lol your list is silly and cute. Omg I remember those bow jeans, I used to wear them with my keds. Can’t wait to see the lip glosses.

  32. Crissy says:

    “Muffin Top” is my fave!

  33. Instant Karma (formerly L) says:

    LOL I immediately thought of “muffin top” and was going to suggest it if you hadn’t already πŸ˜€

  34. These are a great release. I loved the Tartan Tale Collection and I’m sure the latest offering from MAC will follow suit, although blues are more suited to brown eye colours. The pan design is simply amazing! recently posted … The Best Pigment Pot Eyeshadows

  35. Megan says:

    These are soooo cute! Definitely want some.

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