The New MAC Shadescents, $57 Each, Coming Soon to MAC Counters

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The new MAC Shadescents

The six MAC Shadescents, $57 each

If I told you that MAC was releasing a collection of fragrances inspired by some of their most iconic lipsticks (they are), and then told you that they were also re-releasing the lipsticks with colorful matching caps, would you almost immediately wonder, “Ooh! Will the lipsticks be scented too?”

Because that’s what I wondered about the lipsticks that accompany the new MAC Shadescents fragrance collection. I was curious, so I checked, and they aren’t (oh, you know, just sitting here smelling a whole bunch of lipsticks!). I mean, they do have that good ol’ MAC vanilla fragrance.

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The MAC Shadescent Lipsticks ($17 each) with limited edition packaging

The six-scent Shadescents collection is coming soon to MAC counters with six $57 eau de parfums inspired by some of MAC’s most iconic lipsticks, each of which are also getting special matching packaging.

The same exact lipsticks are also available in the MAC permanent collection now, but these are just extra fancy. The perfumes will be permanent, but the special edition lipsticks are LE.

The MAC Shadescents

(six scents, $57 each, coming to the MAC website and macy’ November 30 and stores December 8)

    Ruby Woo — woody floral
    Candy Yum-Yum — fruity floral gourmand
    Lady Danger — woody floriental
    My Heroine — woody leather
    Creme d’Nude — amber musk
    Velvet Teddy — wild honey

If you’re an old-school MAC-aholic, you might remember that MAC had a line of perfumes way back when, but they discontinued all of them except Turquatic.

Until now. Now they’re back in the perfume game with Shadescents.

The fragrances are all made to have personalities that match their accompanying lipsticks, like bright hot pink Candy Yum Yum.

mac shadescents lipsticks swatches

From the left: My Heroine, Ruby Woo, Lady Danger, Candy Yum-Yum, Velvet Teddy and Creme d’Nude

With sweet notes of cotton candy and pineapple, the Candy Yum-Yum scent (kind of reminds me of Thierry Mugler Angel) is equal parts playful and bubbly. I can see a girl who loves Candy Yum-Yum Lipstick wearing this as I walk by her at the mall.

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Candy Yum-Yum Shadescent Eau De Parfum and Lipstick

I’ve worn all six of the shades… I want to call them shades! I mean, “all six of the scents,” over the past few days. As eau de parfums, they’re concentrated and longer lasting than a typical eau de toilette. I can still detect them on my skin after I take a shower.

To me all of these are wearable, and they don’t seem like basic, budget perfumes. They smell high-end, whatever that means — like if I mixed Clean perfumes with Tocca, then threw in a pinch of Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana and Byredo.

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Lady Danger Shadescent Eau De Parfum and Lipstick

I really, really like the Lady Danger scent. It has bright cherry notes that come through at the top (like a fruity version of Dolce & Gabbana The One), and Creme d’Nude, which smells like skin that’s been freshly washed with an expensive musky soap.

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Creme d’Nude Shadescent Eau De Parfum and Lipstick

My Heroine and Ruby Woo could totally pass for unisex scents. I think both are slightly masculine. I get notes of incense and tobacco from My Heroine, and leather from Ruby Woo… Very, very Tom Ford.

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My Heroine Shadescent Eau De Parfum and Lipstick

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Ruby Woo Shadescent Eau De Parfum and Lipstick

As for Velvet Teddy? — I get a tasty cup of vanilla tea with half a bottle of honey squeezed into it. It’s on the sweet side…but it’s definitely not as sweet as Candy Yum-Yum.

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Velvet Teddy Shadescent Eau De Parfum and Lipstick

The perfumes will be $57 each for a big 1.7-oz. bottle, and their accompanying limited edition lipsticks will be $17.

Out of curiosity, do you remember any of the O.G. MAC fragrances? Inquiring minds want to know. I remember one with a white cap and one with a gold cap… Can’t remember what they were called, though.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. CrystalCandy says:

    I remember MV1, MV2 and MV3! I think my favorite was MV2. I want to try these new perfumes, but at this price I really need to sniff them in person.
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  2. Jessica says:

    I’ve been eagerly awaiting your thoughts on these! Alas, I don’t live SUPER close to a MAC counter so I’m going to have to make the trip to sniff because these seem too good to pass up. Wish they offered sample sets.

    I’m most excited about the nude scents (CDN and VT) but I’m excited to smell them all!


  3. Sarahc says:

    Where did you get the red collar?? So cute. I really want to give these a sniff!

  4. Is this the original packaging, red collar and everything? Now that would be nice!
    LindaLibraLoca recently posted … Get ready with me – Red smokey eyes

  5. Kim says:

    Cute packaging and an interesting idea! I’m always a fan of cherry so will have to give that a sniff the next time I’m at a MAC counter. I was in Hong Kong for work and saw a couple of things that made me immediately think of you. One was a cat-themed boutique (took pics of a print dress and possibly ironic group of sweaters), of course! The other was an iPhone case with a flip-open back that contained a makeup palette. 🙂

  6. Erin says:

    My heroine and ruby woo sound like they would be more in my wheelhouse.
    Erin recently posted … Play! By Sephora November 2016

  7. Adia says:

    I remember the old MAC fragrances and I LOVED one that was a rose scent. I think Velvet Teddy and Ruby Woo are scents that I’ll like. Definitely gonna pick some of these up (and hopefully that MAC Select 25% off will apply!!).
    Adia recently posted … November Favorites 2016 | New Skincare + Luxury Makeup

  8. Tess says:

    I just need them to bring the MV fragrances back, although a couple of these sound like they’re my speed. I still have one bottle (after they stupidly switched to smaller bottles)of my top secret fave MV scent. I just ration it out to myself as I wait for a repromote.

  9. Velvet Teddy and Creme d’Nude are some of my all time fave lipsticks! I love that they’re expanding on their scents!
    Brooke Pakulski recently posted … MAC x Mariah Carey You’ve Got Me Feeling Powder Blush Swatches + Review

  10. Cory says:

    I wish the Velvet Teddy fragrance came in that box w/all those mini teddy bears! I’d buy it just for them! Soooo cute!!!

  11. Lauren says:

    Ahhh which do I want? From your description, I’m leaning toward Creme de Nude. I’m excited for this launch!

  12. Kristy says:

    I still have Dejarose and Naked Honey and I love both! They really are long lasting.

  13. Savannah says:

    Oh man! All the wants! I might get velvet teddy and lady danger. I can’t wait to see these in store.

  14. RACHEL says:

    I would do anything if they would bring back MV3!

  15. breyerchic04 says:

    I think I’m going to get the Candy Yum Yum one… I like TM Angel except for the excessive patchouli, and I’ve been wanting CYY lipstick for a while, so let’s do this! Velvet Teddy also sounds nice.

  16. erin says:

    Oh man I had two bottles of the Africanimal scent with the honeycomb lid (it was one of my fav. fragrances EVER), but when I moved from my ex’s, he threw them away 🙁 🙁 🙁 There’s a few scents here I really want to try, and with today being the last day of the Select sale …

  17. Lauren says:

    I adore TF scents, so My Heroine and Ruby Woo sound right up my alley!

  18. Michele DiCola says:

    I like Velvet Teddy and Creme d’Nude !
    Can’t wait !
    What colors are the Tom Ford lipsticks ; I love Tom Ford although I have to say over all , my favorite lipsticks are Lancome and Revlon ( the black tube )

  19. yelena says:

    crazy question but are the lippies in this collection the same in the original? (other than the packaging).

    asking for a friend 😉

    I wanna get my mom a back up of heroine and I see two options available online. one is the full black original packaging and the other is this fun packaging with the purple cap which I would love to get her!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Yelena,

      Yup, they’re the same as the original. The only thing different is the packaging. Get the fun packaging! It’s easier to find when it’s in a purse.

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