MAC Sugarsweet Collection Pictures and Swatches

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MAC Sugarsweet MAC Cosmetics Swatches

“Oh, sweet thing, don’t you know you’re my everything?”
— Chaka Kahn/Mary J. Blige


Just one look at the MAC Sugarsweet Collection set my sweet tooth throbbing.

This pastel confection of pink, green and peach eyeshadows, lipsticks, glosses and Mineralize Skinfinish Powders reminds me of cupcakes, candies and all the tasty goodies associated with stretchy pants. 🙂

I took a sneak peek at about 90% of the collection (the counter was missing some bits) last night. When the full collection arrives at MAC counters on the 19th, I’ll update the post with the additional swatches. For the entire product list and pricing, here’s a handy thread on Specktra.

mac sugarsweet mac cosmetics shadestick side view
Shadesticks (from left to right) in Butternutty, Cakeshop, Lemon Chiffon and Red Velvet

mac sugarsweet mac cosmetics tri color lipglass
Tri-Color Lipglasses (from bottom to top) in Just Dessert, Simply Delicious and Tasty

mac sugarsweet mac cosmetics lipsticks
Lipsticks in Bubbles, Lollipop Loving and Sweet Thing

mac sugarsweet mac cosmetics aquavert dear cupcake sugarshot eyeshadows
Eyeshadows in Aquavert, Dear Cupcake and Sugarshot

mac sugarsweet mac cosmetics aquavert eyeshadow
Aquavert Eyeshadow

mac sugarsweet mac cosmetics dear cupcake eyeshadow
Dear Cupcake Eyeshadow

mac sugarsweet mac cosmetics sugarshot eyeshadow
Sugarshot Eyeshadow

mac sugarsweet mac cosmetics perfect topping mineralize skinfinish
Mineralize Skinfinish in Perfect Topping

mac sugarsweet mac cosmetics refined mineralize skinfinish
Mineralize Skinfinish in Refined

mac sugarsweet mac cosmetics peppermint patty seasonal peach nail lacquers
Nail Lacquer in Peppermint Patty and Seasonal Peach

mac sugarsweet mac cosmetics shadestick swatches
Butternutty, Cakeshop, Lemon Chiffon and Red Velvet Shadesticks

mac sugarsweet lipsticks and tri color glosses swatches
Bubbles Lipstick, Lollipop Loving Lipstick, Sweet Thing Lipstick, Just Dessert Tri-Color Lipglass, Simply Delicious Tri-Color Lipglass and Tasty Tri-Color Lipglass

mac sugarsweet mac cosmetics eyeshadow swatches final
Aquavert Eyeshadow, Dear Cupcake Eyeshadow, Sugarshot Eyeshadow and Aquavert Eyeshadow layered on top of Cakeshop Shadestick

mac sugarsweet mac cosmetics mineralized skinfinish swatches
Mineralize Skinfinishes in Perfect Topping, Refined

mac sugarsweet mac cosmetics peppermint patty nail lacquer
Peppermint Patty Nail Lacquer

mac sugarsweet mac cosmetics seasonal peach nail lacquer
Seasonal Peach Nail Lacquer

mac sugarsweet mac cosmetics swatches all
All of the swatches


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Another shot of the swatches

Aquavert Eyeshadow and Cakeshop Shadestick are on my spring Christmas list. Don’t those greens look good together? I might wear them both layered together on my lid, topping off the look with some false lashes. YUM!

Well, my sweet, what’s your Sugarsweet tooth saying to you about Sugarsweet so far?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Bj says:

    I love how you combined Cakeshop and Aquavert, i was thinking it’d look fab before i saw you did it. Great minds think alike when it comes to makeup too! I’ve gotta get those two! I’m thinking about lollip loving and refined too!

  2. Karen says:

    Hi BJ,

    Lollipop Loving is a must! I have it from last year’s Heatherette release and it’s so pretty. It flashes from orange to green… but in a totally good way. 🙂

  3. Christina says:

    Is Red Velvet really a hot pink or is that just my monitor?

  4. Jamie says:

    I need the perfect topping MSF!

  5. Karen is it bad that more than anything I want to eat that cupcake right now? HAHA! Really though Bubbles and Sweet Thing lipstick look awesome and I WANT Peppermint Patty!

    Vampy Varnish´s last blog post..China Glaze Summer Days Giveaway!

  6. evo says:

    oi…..looking at those swatches makes me want more!!!

  7. Sophielou says:

    Oh dear, this is painful…I quite literally want everything now I’ve seen swatches!

    Sophielou´s last blog post..Stressful day!

  8. Tami says:

    Hey Karen,

    I’m loving the Cakeshop shadestick, Refined MSF, and all the sahdows. I already have Lollipop Lovin and it’s great especially paired with Nice To Be Nice lipglass from HK. Also, I am totally digging that Peppermint Patty polish!

  9. Crystal says:

    What do you think of the MSfs? Are they chalky? Also, do you think that the Refined or Perfect Topping MSF will look better on me? I have tan, Asian skin with yellow undertones and black hair.

  10. Sheila says:

    The Skinfinishes look a lot like the Laura Geller’s Balance N Brighten, which I love.

  11. Michelle says:

    Ooh that Sweet Thing lipstick looks really pretty!

  12. Doreen says:

    Mmm, I’m totally taking Aquavert and Perfect Topping. This collection looks gorgeous! Can’t wait until everything comes out. 😉 I also need to snag Stars ‘N Rockets with this collection, ’cause for some reason, my counter is ALWAYS out of that shadow whenever I visit. I’ve been pining for the purple-y goodness since forever.

  13. Karen says:

    Hi Christina,

    Yup, that’s how it showed up on my skin. My skin tends to bring out the blue in products, though, so it may show up differently on yours.

  14. Karen says:

    Hi Jamie,

    It looks good enough to eat. 🙂

  15. Karen says:

    Hi Vampy Varnish,

    LOL! I was actually thinking about walking to the bake shop down the street in a few to get a red velvet cupcake. 🙂

    Peppermint Patty looks like a lot of fun. That shade of mint green was my favorite color in sixth grade, LOL!

    How’s your day been? I’m so ready for Friday.

  16. Karen says:

    Hi Evo,

    🙂 MAC will do that to a girl! What’s on your wish list so far?

  17. Karen says:

    Hi Sophielou,

    Hee! It’s a very intriguing collection. Normally I’m wary of pastels, but these really appeal to me. There’s something very Barbie Loves MAC about it, too…

  18. Karen says:

    Hi Tami,

    I hadn’t thought of doing the Lollipop Loving and Nice to Be Nice combo! Thanks for suggesting that. What eyes do you usually wear with it?

  19. Karen says:

    Hi Crystal,

    They didn’t seem chalky to me, just a bit lighter than I expected. For you I’d probably go with Refined, just because it’s more peachy, which I think willl mesh better with yellow-toned skin. Still, you never know until you try something on… maybe do both when you get to the counter?

  20. Karen says:

    Hi Sheila,

    I’ve heard nice things about Laura Geller. I always walk by her stuff at Sephora, but I always seem to get distracted by everything else when I’m there.

  21. Karen says:

    Hi Michelle,

    It does! Not only is it pretty, but it also makes me want to bust out into song. “Ooooh, sweet thang…”

  22. Karen says:

    Hi Doreen,

    Aquavert has my heart, too. 🙂 Shoot, now I’m thinking I need some purply Stars N’ Rockets goodness in my life!

  23. Camellia says:

    ahh, karen!

    i really want peppermint patty nail polish, refined msf (i’ve never owned one before), and one of the shadesticks .. but i’m not sure which is best.

    out of all the things i’ve listed ? which two would you prefer most?

    Camellia´s last blog post..O_o”

    • Karen says:

      Hi Camellia,

      Out of those you listed would go with Peppermint Patty Nail Polish and one of the Shadesticks (I’m partial to Cakeshop). While those MSF colors are pretty, I prefer ones that are less pastel.

  24. Oh man, if I could WALK to a bake store that would be sooo dangerous for me!

    My day was kinda crappy. The company I work for is merging with a Swiss company and there is a lot of uncertainty about what’s going to happen with jobs and benefits and company culture, etc. It’s very stressful!

    Vampy Varnish´s last blog post..China Glaze Summer Days Giveaway!

  25. Marisol says:

    Those MSFs are mine! I think I may have to break my no buy.

    Marisol´s last blog post..Gorgeous day in SF!

  26. Stephie says:

    That picture of the cupcake got me drooling for a bit 😛 The lipglosses look so cute, there’s a part of me that wants to snag ’em up just to stare at them. Aquavert is such a pretty shade of seafoam green. For some reason I’m thinking of the those McDonald’s shamrock shakes 😛 Lollipop loving looks pretty promising too!

  27. ponikuta says:

    I’m interested with the tri-Color Lipglasses. I can’t wait for it to hit our shore!! Nice swatches Karen. Loved them!

    ponikuta´s last blog post..Napoleon Perdis: Dream Cream for Face

  28. wendy says:

    Love it, thank you so much for the swatches Karen!

    My list will be:

    Lemon Chiffon – Shade stick
    Cake Shop – shade stick
    lipstick – Bubbles
    Peppermint patty – Nail polish
    Perfect topping – Mineralized skin Finish

  29. Miss QQ says:

    Hi Karen. Very pretty swatches! Thanks!

  30. Ashley Jean says:

    This collection is so up my alley, I love makeup that looks like you can eat it! I’m particularly liking the shadesticks, eyeshadows, Bubbles, Perfect Topping and Peppermint Patty. If only my mac counter could also sell me one of those red velvet cupcakes up top, mmmm… Don’t be a-scared of the pastels Karen! I think anyone can wear any kind of color if applied and edited well.

  31. Tami says:

    Hey Karen,

    I test drove that combo, actually didn’t come up with any ideas for eyes and cheeks yet. Perhaps I’ll try it out with the colors in the Lucky Tom Palette and a peachy cheek. Mmm, what do u think? Any other suggestions?

  32. cloudburst says:

    I’m digging Cakeshop & Aquavert e/s…Peppermint Patty is nice but it looks like it might be streaky. I like the MSF’s too, especially Perfect Topping.

  33. Karen B says:

    Looks great (even though I’m not too fond of pastels)
    Btw, is it me or does Dear Cupcake e/s look a lot like one of the Ungaro collection eyeshadows?

  34. Shawna says:

    This collection is awesome! I think I will be running to my nearest MAC counter ASAP:)

  35. Amanda says:

    the only thing really calling out to me is refined MSF. BUt lollipop loving is whipsering to me a bit too. 😉

  36. Stef says:

    I want Candy!!! I’m loving this collection. I’m just so ready for Spring, and you don’t get much more Spring than this.

    That Aquavert/Cakeshop combo is soooo good. With a Lolipop Loving lip? Forget about it, so pretty!

    Stef´s last blog post..Green Round Up – von Natur, Lulu Organics and Further Soap

  37. Heather says:

    Hi Karen,

    Thanks so much for the swatches! All of the colors look so beautiful on your skin tone.
    Quick Question – What was the consistency like for the Shade Sticks? I have some shade sticks alreay, but I felt that they were very drying. Do you think that made them creamier than before?


  38. Karen says:

    Hi Heather,

    You’re welcome! 🙂 Are you getting excited about the release?

    I have a few Shadesticks, too, and I didn’t notice any significant difference in the creaminess. I think the formula might be the same.

  39. Karen says:

    Hi Stef,

    OH mah gawd! I didn’t think of that combo until now. Imagine it with a flushed coral cheek. Oh BABY!

    What do you think you’ll be getting?

  40. Audrey says:

    Great post, Karen! I’m totally intrigued by the Lollipop Lovin’ lipstick. I don’t get the tri-color lipglosses though – can you vary the color you get?

    Audrey´s last blog post..*sigh*

  41. Stef says:

    Ooo…aquavert/cakeshop, lollipop loving with a Benefit Coralista cheek. My gawd, I will want to kiss myself!

    I am getting those 3 things. And I think I have to get Bitten from Colour Ready too. Time to start gathering stuff for B2M!

    Stef´s last blog post..Green Round Up – von Natur, Lulu Organics and Further Soap

  42. Stef says:

    Excuse me, I want Bitter not Bitten. But if there was a Bitten, I’m sure I’d want it!

  43. Jody says:


    Beautiful swatches! Lollipop Loving!! Soooo funny, I just wrote you on the Mac Fafi “Things I do for love” page telling you about how my Mac addiction all started with a Mac Lollipop Loving review that has turned me into an out of control Mac addict. I could have saved quite a few dollars if I would have known it was going to be a repromote! LOL I absolutely love the green eyeshadows too, they are definitely a must for me, so pretty. Can you tell me what Bubbles lipstick is like?

  44. pia says:

    Given that Bubbles is frosty whitish color, any suggestion how to wear the color? I seem to lemm on the colors that I couldn’t possibly wear out on the street.

    pia´s last blog post..Happy Monday – FOTD March 16, 2009

  45. Christineeeee says:

    I am absolutely addicted to mac <3. Ahhhh I can’t wait for the sugarsweet collection! I’m really confused on the MSFs howeverr. I don’t know if I should get refined or perfect topping, I’m Asian and I have tan skin with a slight yellow undertone too. But still, I just don’t know which is better on what! I’m guessing refined is more suitable for me? And does lollipop loving look good on everyone?

  46. Jody says:

    Hearing that, I think it would look great under Mac Gel possibly or maybe even under Lavender whip to tone it down a bit, Lavender whip showed up just a little too purple on my lips and I’ve been wearing Pretty Please under it. I’ve never seen Bubbles so I could be sooo wrong. Oh, I dont know but I am definitely going to try it out!!

  47. BINNIE says:


    Do you know which one of the Mineralize Skinfinish from this collection would be good for asian skin? im NC 40 ..The Refined Mineralize SF or the Mineralize Skinfinish in Perfect Topping xx

  48. Melissa says:

    Hey oh i’m so in love with refine… what is your opinion on the nail polish… are they good and do they last… don’t want to waste $11 for something that chips in two days…:P thanks for the post and swatches

    • Karen says:

      Hi Melissa,

      They wear time is just okay. I haven’t had the best luck with them when I wear them just by themselves. If you do decide to buy be sure to use a base coat and a top coat — I think that will help extend the wear time.

  49. Rachael says:

    Hey Karen!

    Did you end up buying the Cakeshop shadestick? I bought it and am having trouble finding colours to pair it with! I find that the colour looked a lot better on my hand at the MAC store than it does on my eyelids, it’s so sheer on my lids! I hate returning products so I am trying to give it a chance, but I have run out of ideas!

  50. Synaesthesia says:

    I love the cakeshop shadestick too, of coz I’ve grabbed one before it’s gone again.. kekeke.. I also bought the Perfect Topping MSF..

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