MAC Style Warriors Swatches and Pictures

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MAC Style Warriors display

Yesterday I spent about an hour at a Nordstrom store here on Oahu getting familiar with MAC’s new Style Warriors collection. It goes on sale in stores nationwide in a few days (May 21), but Nordies is taking pre-orders right now and has the products available for display on counter (if they’re not out, you may have to ask).


If you can’t wait, MAC has the products, at least most of them, for sale online, but they haven’t turned on their Style Warriors collection page yet, so you’ll have to dig around through their product sections like those for Eyes and Lips to find ’em.

Swatches and pictures (with the exception of the Leg Bronzers and Lustre Drops)

mac style warrior solar riche refined golden bronzer
The other half of the MAC Style Warriors display

mac style warrior soft force tempting night manouevres bright future vibrant grape eyeshadows
Eyeshadows in Soft Force, Tempting, Night Manoeuvres, Bright Future and Vibrant Grape

mac style warriors liberated gold rebel fierce and fabulous style warrior lipglass
Lipglasses from left to right: Liberated, Gold Rebel, Fierce and Fabulous and Style Warrior

mac style warriors sunsational lipstick
Sunsational Lipstick

mac style warriors brave new bronze lipstick
Brave New Bronze Lipstick

mac style warriors purple rite lipstick
Purple Rite Lipstick

mac style warriors tribalist lipstick

mac style warriors eversun on a mission beauty powder blushes
Beauty Powder Blushes in Eversun, On a Mission

mac style warriors scatterrays solar bits
Solar Bits in Scatterrays

mac style warriors bronze scape solar bits
Solar Bits in Bronzescape

mac style warriors impassioned solar bits
Solar Bits in Impassioned

mac style warriors peaceable violet fire mercenary nail polish
Nail Lacquer in Peaceable, Violet Fire Mercenary

mac style warriors swatches soft force tempting night manoeuvres bright future vibrant grape eyeshadow
Eyeshadow swatches from left to right: Soft Force, Tempting, Night Manoeuvres, Bright Future, Vibrant Grape

mac style warriors swatches eversun on a mission solar riche refined golden
Swatches counterclockwise from left: Eversun Beauty Powder Blush, On a Mission Beauty Powder Blush, Refined Golden Bronzer, Solar Riche Bronzer

mac style warriors swatches scatterrays bronze scape impassioned solar bits swatches
Solar Bits swatches from left to right: Scatterrays, Bronzescape, Impassioned

mac style warriors swatches sunsational brave new bronze purple rite tribalist lipstick
Lipstick swatches from left to right: Sunsational, Brave New Bronze, Purple Rite, Tribalist

mac style warriors swatches liberated gold rebel lipglass
Lipglass swatches from left to right: Liberated, Gold Rebel

mac style warriors swatches fierce fabulous style warrior lipglass
Lipglass swatches from left to right: Fierce & Fabulous, Style Warrior

mac style warriors swatches peaceable nail polish
Nail Lacquer in Peaceable

mac style warriors swatches violet fire and mercenary nail lacquer
Nail Laquer in Violet Fire, Mercenary


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The overall MAC Style Warriors color palette

I’m still on the fence about the collection, but I definitely like the packaging a lot. The overall color palett isn’t e, though, as warm as I thought it would be, and where am I going to wear yellow lipgloss and eyeshadow, LOL? I get the feeling they may be more arty than wearable.

What do ya think about Style Warriors so far?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Lina says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing these pics, I’m definitely getting Impassioned, On a Mission and the gold + peach lipglasses.

  2. Shefali says:

    Hey Karen! I would love to hear your review and see lip swatches of the lippies cuz whatever looks good on you works great on me (our skin tone/lip tone is the same). Hope you’re having fun in Hawaii!!

  3. LayLa says:

    yeah the colors arent has rough,
    has i tought BUT…….
    the lipglasses color look

  4. Dao says:

    I’m glad they brought Bronzescape back, although solar bits were not as popular due to the chunky texture. The package designs are hot but like you, I’m also on the fence. I hope they’ll release a bronzier and warmer collection for some of us who wishes for it πŸ™‚

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  5. EV says:

    I’m right there with you on the color palette, Karen! I picked up the yellow shadow because I can’t resist a pretty color, and I’ve spent about four days now trying to find a way to wear it without looking like a flaming idiot…

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  6. Sarah says:

    haha Karen, its funny you say that “where am I going to wear yellow lipgloss and eyeshadow, LOL?” cus I preordered a couple of the items at nordstrom.. and i actually ordered the Yellow eyeshadow and lipgloss! The colors are a little bit daring but the Liberated gloss isnt as yellow as it shows in the bottle. I would probably put it on top of a nude or light pink gloss/lipstick to add a touch of gold on it!
    and the eyeshadow is super fun!!!
    maybe the purple and gold/yellow is more appealing to me because i ammm a lakers fan! πŸ˜› haha

  7. jessica says:

    wow! i didnt think id like this collection but everything looks soo pretty!

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  8. Nicole15 says:

    I definitely think there are going to be ways to make this collection wearable. The yellow lipglass, Liberated,is similar to Goldyrocks dazzleglass. This over brave new bronze lippie gives a nice nude lip. Yellow gloss in general can warm up any other lippies you may already own. You can do a daytime look with Soft Force & Bright Future e/s since Bright Future has a frosty sheen to it that makes it more wearable then let’s say, Chrome Yellow.

    You can definitely mix n’ match this collection so it suits your style & preferences. You can go for classy fierce or ferocious fierce. I look forward to seeing the variety of Style Warrior looks people start posting. I guess it will be a love it or hate it type thing. Me, personally, am looking to get Soft Force, Vibrant Grape & Bright Future e/s along with Brave New Bronze & Purple Rite l/s. Will prob skip the lipglasses as I am anxiously awaiting the new dazzleglasses coming out in the Euristocrats collection come July.

    Thanks for the swatches Karen!!!! πŸ™‚

  9. Solé says:

    Some of the lipsticks are pretty but I don’t care for any of the shadows. I think for me the draw is the packaging more than anything, so it wouldn’t really be worth it for me to buy any part of this collection. How do you feel about the solar bits? I bought some last summer as part of another collection (don’t remember which, and I don’t think they were called solar bits at the time) and I find them incredibly hard to blend. Unless they’ve change the formula since last year, I don’t find this to be a very functional product at all (much like their metallx shadows from last year). As with the Rose collection, I’m unimpressed.

  10. Nicole15 says:

    Karen, I actually think Brave New Bronze & Purple Rite would look gorgeous on you. Did you or are you planning to get either? Nude colors look so nice on your skin tone & Purple Rite is not sooo purple so it seems to be more wearable & would look good on you as well.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Nicole15,

      I might… when I get back from vacay and can spend some good time really playing with the collection we’ll see. Are you going to get them?

  11. Kypris says:

    I’m not sure about the solar bits or the eyeshadows, but the glosses and lipsticks I like… and perhaps the yellow/gold eyeshadow (you said you wouldn’t wear it… but it can be an intriguing accent!), but I think if I go for yellow eyeshadow, I’d like it to be more vibrant.

  12. Stacie says:

    Hmm…yellow eyeshadow. Could be interesting! I would have to play with it for a bit. Like someone else said, maybe as an accent…

  13. Glosslizard says:

    I’m kinda attracted by Brave New Bronze and Purple Rite, I’ll probably check out the lippies on Thursday!

    Yummy packaging!

  14. Fia says:

    The more I think about it… I (like to think) feel that this collection was inspired was our own Golden State Warriors lol… because Warriors and the color of Yellow and Purple… ahahahha, which might explain why I’m tempted to get the yellow eyeshadow for that reason

  15. Stephie says:

    I agree. I quite like packaging though I am more of a zebra print than leopard print kind of girl πŸ˜› I think the Brave New Bronze lipstick looks promising. Funny name though. I hope your trip is going wonderfully well Karen !

    • Karen says:

      Hi Stephie,

      I heart all sorts of fun animal prints. Funny you should mention zebra print– a few years ago Bebe did a cute faux zebra coat that I am still kicking myself for not buying. It was adorable!

  16. How lucky you got to take pics! I went to the release party at my Nordstroms and they wouldn’t let me take any pictures. All I have are photos of the swatches on my hand.

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  17. Merylynmagic says:

    Hey Karen!
    Hope you are having a good time! I actually went for the Style Warriors unveiling party that MAC stores had last week (May 12). It was good, kinda crazy though with tons of people! It almost felt like going to a club, they had shut off the store to customers, there was a line and it was all by appointment only, you had to RSVP ahead of time. They even had cocktails (quite strong ones that too πŸ˜‰ ) and hors d’oeuvres. I ended up getting the Eversun beauty powder blush, very pretty πŸ™‚
    Talk to you soon… πŸ™‚

  18. Miss QQ says:

    Hi Karen. Bright Future, Liberated and Fierce and Fabulous are going to be mine!

  19. Shivotra says:

    I may get only one thing from this collection because I love the packaging. Colours not so much.

  20. Elle says:

    the colors are gorgeous! really really pretty, especially the lipsticks <3

  21. Stacie says:

    Hi Karen,

    How in the world do you apply those chunky looking eyeshadows (Solar Bits in Scatterrays)? They look pretty messy.

  22. Ellery says:

    Oh… my… GOD. The packaging is soooo cute. I really need liberated lipglass, but nothing else really interests me. I’m more interested in the honey collection that’s coming up but I forgot the name of it.

  23. wendy says:

    I love this collections, I already have acouple of items from other collections (Neo Sci Fi) but I already made a WANTED list πŸ™‚

  24. Anna says:

    Hi Karen,

    I see what you mean by the colours being slightly unwearable…. I thought it would be more warm too. I’m surprised the solar bits making a come back, I didnt think they were popular the first time round with Neo Sci Fi. The fall out is horrendous.

    Hope you had a lovely weekend !

  25. Jian says:

    The nail polishes look pretty in the bottles! Unfortunately I really don’t like MAC polishes…I find they take smell a lot stonger than their Dior and Chanel counterparts. And last time, the colour applied STREAKY! (MAC Neon…from the Neon collection last year?) Any tips on how to make streaky nail polish NOT be streaky? Sounds silly..But hopefully you know? Haha..

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  26. YadiQ says:

    i am i L O V E with the packaging on this but i agree it looks like a more artsy collection rather than functional one

    i might have to sneak in a lipglass in though just for the packaging design

  27. Nicole15 says:


    Yeah, my goals are to get brave new bronze & purple rite. Brave New Bronze just seems like it’s really going to be a nice go-to nude color to own (I hope!). I want to get Purple Rite because I’ve always wanted a purple lippie & i am not someone who can pull of a color like Lavendar Whip so Purple Rite is just the right tone of purple for me. Mixed with a little pink, not too vibrant & can be tweaked easily with gloss. I hope both these lippies turn out to be what I’ve created in my head. LOL! πŸ™‚

  28. Bj says:

    Ive gotta have brave new bronze lipstick, and im actually considering liberated lipglass, I think i could make it work. I wanna try the leg bronzers for sure!

  29. Rachel says:

    Violet Fire and Mercenary polishes are pretty hot.

  30. Winnie says:

    Hi Karen, I think with your skintone, the colors would look wonderful. I was an NC35 before i started using sunscreen everyday. Yellow and could be used as a nice pop of color. I would use both the yellow and purple (seperately) as accent colors. Please consider it. You might fall in love!

  31. Kim says:

    I must say that I love the packaging. My local Mac rep called me in cause they got it in early at the store but only received a few pieces and since I spend my entire check in the Mac store (lol after I pay my bills and take care of the kids) she figured I should get first dibs. I got all of the solar bits, the fierce and fabulous lip glass, and the violet and mercenary nail polishes. The lip glass is just wonderful and I love the solar bits really show up on my skin tone. I also got the yellow eyeshadow just because it was pretty. However, being from the Caribbean I am positive that I will be using that yellow sooner or later.

    I am going back this week to get the blushes I think I will love them as well.

  32. Nikki says:

    I am loving the blushes and the eyeshadows! I think I must go the extra mile and spend my money when they come out! XD

  33. Sherry says:

    That purple polish is hot but I’ve never tried a MAC polish. I also curious to see the lustre drops. This pale girl needs some color!

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