MAC Venomous Villains: 101 Things You Didn’t Know

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101 Things You Didn't Know About MAC Venomous Villains

Um, do you feel that…?

The tingling in the air? It feels familiar, like something I’ve felt many times before. It’s called Disney magic, and right now it’s everywhere! :)

In what turned out to be the BIGGEST post I’ve ever written for the blog (so big, in fact, that I suspect the server may crash), here are 101 things you probably didn’t know about Disney and the upcoming MAC Venomous Villains collection (but certainly will now).

The collection launches in the U.S. on September 30 and internationally in October.

1. MAC used the original Disney Pantone shades to develop the colors

When designing the four Venomous Villains sub-collections — The Evil Queen (as far as we know, that’s her stage name) from 1937′s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Maleficent from 1959′s Sleeping Beauty, Cruella de Vil from 1961′s 101 Dalmations and Dr. Facilier from 2009′s The Princess and the Frog — MAC based the color stories on the original Disney character sketches and Pantone color guides.

They took it all into consideration — the attitudes of the characters, their skin tone, clothes and style — and not just the colors Disney used to ink them.

As a lifelong Disney fan and art fanatic, I’ve been looking forward to this collection for months!

Last June MAC revealed details about the upcoming release at an event in Los Angeles. Here are some pics from that event and a whole bunch of other stuff, too. :)

Enjoy!

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Speakers from the left: Johanna Mooney, Director of Disney Beauty; Nicole Masson, VP of Product Development at MAC; and Gregory Arlt, Director of Makeup Artistry at MAC


2. Outrageously wearable

MAC could have gone the safe route with this collection. In collaborating with Disney, they could have chosen to base the new products on beloved characters like Cinderella and Ariel, but they had something darker in mind — villainy.

They approached Venomous Villains believing that every makeup lover would be able to relate to at least one of Disney’s bad girls (or bad guys). James Gager, senior vice president and creative director for MAC, put it this way: “I’m sure every woman in the world has a little villain in her somewhere, whether she wants to admit it or not!”


My inner Venomous Villain looks like this…

It’s a HUGE collection, too, with something for everyone. Feeling fantastically creative? Consider Maleficent’s makeup, which features plenty of purples, blackened shades and pearlized nails; or Dr. Facilier’s collection, with its more vivid shades.

In the mood for something less dramatic? Check out the sets for Cruella de Vil or the Evil Queen. Both offer many products built for classic looks (like red lips).

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Maleficent, from Sleeping Beauty

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Dr. Facilier, from The Princess and the Frog

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Cruella de Vil and the Evil Queen, 101 Dalmatians and Snow White

3. Where femme fatales and the ’80s meet

MAC incorporated modern runway makeup trends with a dose of the 1980s — strong brows, lips, eyes and cheeks — with no particular feature dominating the others. It’s a powerful look, yet one that remains pretty.

4. BIG brows

Besides a penchant for evil-doing, these Venomous Villains also love strong, powerful brows. To get the look, try using MAC’s Penultimate Brow Marker to draw brows into a dramatic shape. Plus, the long-wearing formula lasts up to 12 hours.

5. A long time coming

Venomous Villains wasn’t a spur of the moment idea, either. MAC Creative Director James Gager said the idea percolated for seven long years.

6. A challenge, makeup-wise

MAC Director of Makeup Artistry Gregory Arlt’s challenge was to create animation-inspired looks in step with today’s runway trends and in sync with what real woman want to wear.

For the Dr. Facilier look, Gregory considered the doc’s facial expressions, his demeanor, and his mustache. He envisioned the dark lines of the mustache as strong lines around the eyes and brows drawn with chic eyeliner. The goal was to create a look that reflected inner power, and for many of the products he chose colors like bronze and gold.

7. A tip from Gregory

To add dimension to lips, apply a generous amount of Resort Life Lip Gelee to the center/middle of both lips, on top of any other lip products you might be wearing. The texture feels creamy, not sticky, and it bestows a pearly sparkle and shine.

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The Dr. Facilier makeup look

For the Evil Queen, the ’80s makeup and burgundy lips seen on the runways at last fall’s Fashion Week served as Gregory’s inspirations.

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MAC Director of Makeup Artistry Gregory Arlt doing the makeup for the Evil Queen look

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A model wearing the Evil Queen makeup

The Maleficent look go-go’s back to the ’60s. Gregory’s tip: for a quick wash of color for the eyes, take a fluffy brush like the MAC 224, and apply Maleficent’s Baked Eyeshadow.


A model wearing the Maleficent look

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A model wearing the Cruella de Vil look

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With the beautiful MAC Venomous Villain models; yes, I’m wearing three-inch platform heels in this picture…

8. Apparently, purple is an evil color (who knew?)

MAC sought to take full advantage of purple in the collection, as three of the four villains feature the color (Cruella doesn’t). They wanted to maintain a cohesive color theme that remained distinct for each of the characters.

For Maleficent, they went with cool plums; for the Evil Queen, warm, smokey plums. With Dr. Facilier, they choose to go with brighter shades of purple.

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9. Sheer ain’t here

Strong textures and intense colors play a big role in the entire collection — lots of creamy satins and full intensity colors.

No worries, though, if you prefer something subtler. You could always apply the colors first, then buff them down, or use a light hand. All this stuff’s flexible like that. :)

10. Um, that’s a lot of artwork!

The Roy E. Disney Animation Research Library in Los Angeles, where many of the original drawings MAC used to create MAC Venomous Villains reside, houses some 60-65 million (!) individual pieces of artwork.

Disney keeps everything, sometimes referencing a drawing years later for creative purposes or problem solving.

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In front of the Roy E. Disney Animation Research Library during the MAC Venomous Villains press trip last June

MAC Venomous Villains: Snow White

11. The OG MAC Venomous Villain

The Evil Queen, from 1937′s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, was the first villainess to star in a full-length, feature motion animation picture.

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Ladies who lunch…

12. Lips and robes

The peach shade in the Evil Queen’s color story came from Disney’s original drawings of her. In the pictures, her lips are comprised of several shades; MAC picked the lightest one — a peach.

The smokey purples in the rest of her color palette were inspired by the Queen’s nightmarish capes and robes.

13. A number of firsts

Snow White holds titles for a number of firsts. It was the the first full-length cel-animated (the old-fashioned way of animating) feature in motion picture history, the first animated feature film produced in the United States and the first movie produced by Walt.

Surprisingly, Walt’s brother and business partner, Roy Disney, and his wife, Lilian, tried to talk him out of producing the film. Lilian reportedly told him, “No one’s ever gonna pay a dime to see a dwarf picture.”

Luckily, he disagreed; Snow White is one of the top 10 highest grossing American films of all time.

14. She’s so bad!

The Evil Queen ranks 10th in the American Film Institute’s list of the 50 Best Movie Villains of All Time, and she’s the highest-ranked one who’s animated.

Just how bad is she? In an alternate cut of Snow White, she captures the Prince and holds him captive in her dungeons, where skeletons dance around and torment him.

15. A blush for pale princesses

Oh So Fair Beauty Powder, one of nine pieces in the Evil Queen collection, should be able to be worn well by women of all skin tones, but MAC Director of Makeup Artistry Gregory Arlt says it’s really great for pale skin — especially when worn as a cheek blush, where it delivers a “lit from within” look. Pair it with a strong, dramatic eye and mouth.

16-26. Product pictures

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Beauty Powder in Oh So Fair, $25

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Beauty Powder in Oh So Fair, $25

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Powder Blush in Bite of an Apple, $19.50

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Powder Blush in Bite of an Apple

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Eyeshadows, $15.50 each

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Eyeshadows clockwise from left: Vile Violet, Vainglorious and Her Alter Image

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Lipsticks, $15 each

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Lipsticks in Toxic Tale (left) and Sinister (right), $15 each

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Lipglasses in Strange Potion (left) and Hot House (right), $15 each

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Lipglasses in Hot House (left) and Strange Potion (left)

27-33. Swatches on NC35 skin

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Eyeshadows from left: Her Alter Image, Vainglorious, Vile Violet

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Beauty Powder in Oh So Fair (left) and Powder Blush in Bite of an Apple (right)

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From left: Lipstick in Sinister, Lipstick in Toxic Tale, Lipglass in Hot House, Lipglass in Strange Potion

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Lipstick in Sinister

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Lipstick in Toxic Tale

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Lipglass in Hot House

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Lipglass in Strange Potion

34-36. Swatches on NW25 skin

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Swatches from left: Lipstick in Sinister, Lipstick in Toxic Tale, Lipglass in Hot House, Lipglass in Strange Potion

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Eyeshadows from left: Her Alter Image, Vainglorious, Vile Violet

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Beauty Powder in Oh So Fair (left) and Powder Blush in Bite of an Apple (right)

MAC Venomous Villains: Maleficent

37. Maleficent’s fantasy color story

MAC calls Maleficent’s (aka the self-proclaimed “Mistress of All Evil”) collection the “fantasy” color story, with its fun, striking, intense shades. To reference her signature green skin, MAC included two Mineralize Eyeshadows with green tones.

38. Bug antennae and a bat headdress

During the earliest stages of the creative process, animators will try anything to flesh out a new character, exploring and refining different designs until they discover the final one.

Early drawings of Maleficent looked wildly different from the final version seen in Sleeping Beauty. In some of the early versions she had bug antennae; in others, a bat headdress. Eventually, Disney artists decided to go with Maleficent’s signature horned hat.

39. Red robes

Also in those early sketches, Maleficent’s robes were red. Animators settled on purple and black to better fit the background color palette of the film.

40. A different visual style

Walt Disney wanted Sleeping Beauty to be Disney’s most beautiful film to date, and he wanted it to contrast with the two previous fairy tale features, Snow White and Cinderella. The animators wanted the film to look like a cross between a medieval tapestry and popular ’50s art. The artwork was more angular than that of the first films — which was perceived as more elegant and sophisticated than the earlier rounded shapes.

41. Lasts, but not least

Sleeping Beauty was the last fairy tale produced by Walk Disney, although after his death, the studio returned to the genre with 1989′s The Little Mermaid. It was also the last Disney feature to use hand-inked cels.

42-48. Maleficent product pictures

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Beauty Powder in Briar Rose, $25

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Mineralize Eyeshadow in She Who Dares, $21

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Mineralize Eyeshadow in My Dark Magic, $21

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Lipsticks in Violetta (left) and Dark Deed (right), $15 each

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Lipglasses in Wrong Spell (left) and Revenge is Sweet (right), $15 each

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Clockwise rom left: Lipstick in Violetta, Lipglass in Wrong Spell, Lipglass in Revenge is Sweet, Mineralize Eye Shadow in My Dark Magic, Beauty Powder in Briar Rose

49-57. Swatches on NC35 skin

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Mineralize Eyeshadows in She Who Dares (left) and My Dark Magic (right)

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From left: Beauty Powder in Briar Rose, Lipstick in Dark Deed, Lipstick in Violetta, Lipglass in Revenge is Sweet, Lipglass in Wrong Spell

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Lipstick in Violetta

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Lipstick in Dark Deed

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Lipglass in Revenge is Sweet

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Lipglass in Wrong Spell

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Nail Lacquer in Dreamy

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Nail Lacquer in Formidable!

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Nail Lacquer in Bad Fairy

58-60. Swatches on NW25 skin

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From left: Lipstick in Dark Deed, Lipstick in Violetta, Lipglass in Revenge is Sweet, Lipglass in Wrong Spell

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From left: Mineralize Eyeshadow in My Dark Magic, Mineralize Eyeshadow in She Who Dares, Beauty Powder in Briar Rose

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Nail Lacquers from left: Bad Fairy, Dreamy, Formidable!

MAC Venomous Villains: Cruella de Vil

61. Cruella de Vil — a lady in red

The color story for Cruella de Vil (a play on the words “cruel” and “devil”) was inspired by her signature red. To strengthen the theme, MAC even included a blackened red eyeshadow.

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Kickin’ it old school…

62. A Cruella world

MAC says Cruella’s was the most difficult of the four color stories to create. They didn’t want to be too obvious and simply copy her green eyeshadow, so they dug deeper into her character instead (hence the reds).

63. Modern times

101 Dalmatians, released in 1961, was Disney’s first film set in modern times. It also marked a change in the Disney style of animation, as the studios started experimenting with Xerox photography to accelerate the process.

To reflect the look of modern, overcast London, Disney used a grayish color palette (Cruella’s color palette in the film has gray tones in it) for the backgrounds and scratchy pen-and-ink style drawings, which were hallmark looks of British cartoons at the time.

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64. A MAC fave

Cruella de Vil also happens to be a favorite of the MAC creative pros who designed the collection. “She really knows how to enter a room and makes some of the best movie diva entrances of all time,” says MAC’s James Gager, “and it just so happens she has ulterior motives…”

65-74. Cruella’s product pictures

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Beauty Powder Blush in Her Own Devices, $25

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Beauty Powder Blush in Her Own Devices

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Powder Blush in Darkly My Dear, $19.50

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Powder Blush in Darkly My Dear

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Eyeshadows clockwise from upper left: Sweet Joy, Carbon and De-Vil, $15.50 each

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Eyeshadows clockwise from left: Sweet Joy, Carbon and De-Vil

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Lipglasses in Wacked Ways (left) and Devilishly Stylish (right), $15 each

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Wacked Ways (left), Devlishly Stylish (right)

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Lipsticks in Heartless (left) and Innocence, Beware! (right), $15 each

75-81. Swatches on NC35 Skin

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Eyeshadows from left: Carbon, De-Vil, Sweet Joy

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Beauty Powder in Her Own Devices (left), Powder Blush in Darkly My Dear (right)

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From left: Lipstick in Heartless; Lipstick in Innocence, Beware!; Lipglass in Devilishly Stylish, Lipglass in Wacked Ways

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Lipstick in Heartless

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Lipstick in Innocence, Beware!

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Lipglass in Devilishly Stylish


Lipglass in Wacked Ways

82-84. Swatches on NW25 skin


Eyeshadows from left: Carbon, De-Vil, Sweet Joy

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From left: Lipstick in Innocence, Beware!; Lipstick in Heartless; Lipglass in Devilishly Stylish; Lipglass in Wacked Ways

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Beauty Powder in Her Own Devices (left) and Blush Powder in Darkly My Dear (right)

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MAC Venomous Villains: Dr. Facilier

85. The newest villain

Dr. Facilier is the newest/youngest of MAC’s Venomous Villains, introduced in 2009′s The Princess and the Frog.

86. Not just for women

To coincide with their motto, “All Ages, All Races, All Sexes,” MAC added Dr. Facilier to the Venomous Villains roster.

87. Dr. Duvalier?

Like all of Disney’s villains, Dr. Facilier’s character underwent many rounds of discovery and redesign. He originally was a bald man with an ear piercing and a double necklace made of teeth. He was also originally known by a different name, a Dr. Duvalier, but the name was changed to Dr. Facilier when Disney discovered a real life voodoo practitioner of the same name (ha!).

88. Why Facilier?

The name is based on the word “facilitate” — because he makes things happen.

89. Warm it up, doc! (I’m about to)

If you wear warm shades well, then you might like Dr. Facilier’s makeup, with its warm ambers, reds and purples.

90. Magically Cool

MAC introduced a completely new product in the Dr. Facilier collection called Magically Cool powder. Since the powder contains 70% water, it creates a cool, refreshing sensation on the skin.

Wear Magically Cool under makeup for a luminous look, atop foundation to set makeup, or on naked skin to add dimension.

91-96. Dr. Facilier’s product pictures

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Magicallly Cool Powders, $29.50 each

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Magically Cool Powder in Truth & Light

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Magically Cool Powder in Cajun

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Greasepaint Sticks in French Quarter (left) and Slick Black (right), $17.50 each

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Pigments clock wise from bottom left: Melon, Brash & Bold and Push the Edge, $19.50 each

97-99. Swatches on NC35 skin

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Pigments from left: Brash & Bold, Melon and Push the Edge

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From left: Magically Cool Powder in Truth & Light, Magically Cool Powder in Cajun, Greasepaint Stick in French Quarter, Greasepaint Stick in Slick Black, Lip Gelee in Resort Life

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Lipgelee in Resort life

100-101. Swatches on NW25 skin


Pigments from left: Brash & Bold, Melon, Push the Edge

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From left: Magically Cool Powder in Truth & Light, Magically Cool Powder in Cajun, Greasepaint Stick in French Quarter, Greasepaint Stick in Slick Black, Lip Gelee in Resort Life

mac venomous villains the end

Well, what do you think? Are your eyeballs intrigued or tired? Seriously, sorry about the monumental-ness of the post, but I didn’t want you to miss a thing!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Since you’re here, it’s probably safe to assume that you like MAC Cosmetics as much as I do. :) Have you seen my MAC Gallery? It’s a visual way to search for MAC reviews and looks on Makeup and Beauty Blog.

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  1. Phyrra says:

    Lipstick in Violetta MUST BE MINE! OMG so hot! Thank you for the sneak peek and all the swatches!

  2. Marisol says:

    HOLY SHIZ!!!! I now understand. Now back to reread the post so I can comment properly.

  3. Stef says:

    OMG, what a post! What an amazing sneak peak. Wow Karen, you have outdone yourself!

    I agree with Marisol, I need to read this a few more times to take it all in…

  4. soithernbelle says:

    The colors are making up for the packaging. Thank you for this blogaroo!

  5. Savannah says:

    Amazing post, it must have taken you all day!

    xx
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  6. Shannon Steele says:

    wow, great info. I want resort life.

  7. Christina says:

    oh man. This is the first collection in the past couple years where I want almost everything… It is going to be so hard to narrow it down (for the sake of my bank account)!

  8. Andrea says:

    Wow.. This made me so much more excited about the collection than I was before! I’m considering skipping alot of Fabulour Felines so I can get more of this collection.. We’ll see!

  9. Scifi says:

    Maleficent is awesome. :) I shall be spending large amounts of money on her collection.

  10. can’t wait!

    also, i freakin love the woman who plays cruella de vil! my dance group did a competition in long beach a few summers ago and we went to disneyland for some down time. anyway, we wanted to take a picture with her and we had one good one. but we’re all “photo whores” so we wanted to take one more. and right when the photo was taken, she flipped her coat out and covered most of us. but of course, she looked fab! haha! i love that photo!
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    • Karen says:

      That’s too funny!

      What kind of dance did you do? Do you still dance? I used to take hip hop classes but it’s been over a year since I’ve gone to the studio. I miss it terribly. :(

  11. Kate & Zena says:

    You know what’s sad? I knew most of the facts you pointed out about Snow White and Sleeping Beauty (I watched all the extras on the DVDs. Yep, I’m THAT weird).

    Did you know that Cruella de Vil used to terrify me as a child? I was never afraid of Scar, but I was terrified of Cruella. I had a skewed perception of evil as a kid, I think.

    Who is you favorite villain, Karen?

    • Karen says:

      I have a soft spot for Cruella, because the very first Disney movie I watched as a kid was 101 Dalmations !

      • Kate & Zena says:

        My first Disney movie I remember seeing was 101 Dalmatians when it rereleased in 1991 (I was 2 and I vaguely remember the theater). The next one in the cinemas I remember is The Lion King.

        My favorite Disney villain is Maleficient. She’s purple, green and turns into a dragon. It doesn’t get better than that. Her voice gives me chills. She’s one of the least active villains, yes, but still my favorite.

  12. Stef says:

    #89 – cause that what you were born to do?

    I can’t stop looking at these swatches, I am mesmerized!

    • Karen says:

      Ha ha! I wonder what ever happened to Kris Kross.

      Speaking of early 90s music, I was listening to Another Bad Creation the other day and was totally rocking out…

  13. Elizabeth says:

    Karen, thank you so much for this epic post!!!
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  14. Rae says:

    Karen, that was FABULOUS. Thanks for such an amazing post! O.o
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  15. Jenn says:

    Woah, I wasn’t really that interested in this collection until now…Thanks for the preview! Now I’ll have to work on a shopping list.

  16. Melissa W. says:

    Such a giant post of fun! Thank you so much for this. :) I looooove the lipstick, Sinister.
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  17. I was already excited about this collection, and now that I’ve seen your product and swatch pics, I’m FLIPPING OUT IN EXCITEMENT :)
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  18. ikeng says:

    Bite of an Apple looks delish! Thanks for this great post

  19. Ana says:

    her alter image and vainglourious are gorgeous!

  20. lo says:

    Awesome post! I’m loving those swatches… especially the lipsticks and pigments. I might NEED Toxic Tale, since it’s the perfect shade of sheer pinky coral. And I’m loving those Maleficent nail polishes. Good grief, there are wayyyyy too many things in these collections that I’m loving. SO COOL!

  21. sally says:

    FABULOUS POST!! loved it!! thanks for all the info~~!!

  22. Jenn says:

    wow, what an amazing post! I’m loving Heartless and Toxic Tale along with those “Dreamy” Nails ;)

  23. Amy says:

    Such a detailed post! I definitely can’t wait for it to be released!

  24. Sam says:

    AMAZING post! Thanks so much for all the information… being a Disney fanatic, I’m most exciting about the packaging- I need at least one item from every villain.

  25. Sabrina says:

    Wow! Karen – amazing photos! I’m bookmarking this link. I need more time to let it all sink in. Looks like there are definitely some amazing colors coming out. I’m not a fan of the packaging though. I know it’s Disney – but it just seems so childish. Won’t stop me from getting a few things. I have my eye on those mineralize eyeshadows.

    Thank you for an amazing review/swatch post!

  26. Janelle says:

    The Maleficent collection looks magnificent, which makes me doubly happy because Sleeping Beauty is one of my favorite Disney movies! Those purple shadows look so fun! Karen, you are so lucky that you got to play with the Venomous Villain collection!

  27. Anita says:

    I’m fanning myself, those nail polishes and packaging art is HAWT!!!

    Thanks for sharing Karen!

  28. joopah says:

    Awesome post !! Thanks so much. The magically cool powders sound almost exactly the same as the old Px magic powders.

  29. anina says:

    the dr. facilier collection is soooo cooool!
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  30. Karen B says:

    How exciting is this collection? Thanks so much for this amazing post :)
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  31. Sherri says:

    Amazing post :) I like the packaging even evil can look good.
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  32. gio says:

    Thanks for such a fantastic post! Those nail polishes look hot!
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  33. Jessica says:

    Great post!! You covered everything, thank-you!
    Can’t wait to see this stuff in person.

  34. Mrs. Kinne says:

    Karen, this is amazing! I am loving all of the packaging, especially on the Evil Queen products.
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  35. Ezzy says:

    Wow! I am so pumped about these! I need those nail polishes and lip glasses for Malifecent. Also the Mineralized Eye Shadows!!! I’ve never been into a MAC collex as much as this one. Time to save!

  36. Radhika says:

    All I can think of is you must have had so much fun. I like the colours in this..think anything with Disney on it I will automatically adore :D
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  37. Chloe says:

    omg I’ve been waiting for this ever since it’s been anounced!!! I’m going to have to what I want in pairs… this is gonna be the perfect xmas gift for mom :D

  38. Amy says:

    I love this posts… definitely have to re-read it again as there are many products released. I love the mineralise eye shadows.
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  39. Kelly says:

    Wowowowow! Very cool post and I think everything from Maleficent shall be mine!!
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  40. Diana says:

    AAAGGGGHHH! That was my first reaction…my whole household thought I was crazy! I have to have some Evil Queen beauty powder blushes, glosses, lipsticks and some Dr. Facilier greasepaint sticks, pigments, and lip gelee. OMG Karen, you made my day!

  41. Nina says:

    I think this is my favorite post of yours ever :) and it’s not just because of the subject (I’m on fire Disney!) but also because of your detailed hard work. Thank you, it really made my day and made me make up my mind about what I could wear from the collection. So I decided the best ones for me are Cruella De Vil and Dr. Facilier colors. Did you know that I pronounced the word “devil” like “De Vil” until I was 9? Yeah, all because of Cruella. Ah sweet memories :D

  42. Maya says:

    AMAZING post! MUST HAVE EVERY THING!! Im so high on MAC/Disney right now.

  43. Lauren says:

    I’m not afraid to admit it Disney and MAC? This brings two of my favorite things together.

    I love the Cruella collection!

  44. AshBash says:

    this post really sparked my interest in the collection. i thought i was going to pass on this.

  45. Tiso says:

    Amazing post, Karen. Brava!
    This behind the scenes look into the collection fueled the lemming flame! I’m very interested in the entire Maleficent collection, Bite of An Apple Blush from Evil Queen and both of the Magically Cool Powders from Dr. Facilier’s collection. I’m in big trouble! :)

  46. Rachael says:

    This collection could end badly for my pocket book. I love all the purples, they’re my favorite colors to wear!
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  47. Nina says:

    Droooollllll … Bite of an Apple blush + Heartless for me, please! :)

  48. Debby says:

    I loved reading this post! It made me feel like I was there, too! Looking forward to these collections for sure.
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  49. Jae says:

    Thank you so much for this, especially swatches in the fairer skin tone (I think I’m NW20)! My original pre-swatches list has been changed a lot. I’ve picked out Bad Fairy, Revenge is Sweet, Devilishly Stylish, Wicked Ways, Heartless, Sinister and Oh So Fair as must haves. Though I’m not sure I need more beauty powder. But I want to try Wrong Spell and Resort Life just to see how they work.

    Though I have a feeling Sinister & Wrong Spell are just going to be too dark for me to pull off. They’re giving me Clinque Black Honey vibes, which is way too brown/plum and washes me out to a translucent white (you can seriously see the veins in my face when I wear it!!!).

  50. Monica says:

    Karen, you rock the castle! This post was amazing. I am so excited for the launch of this collection. Thanks so much for all the swatches, and for the really interesting background info!

  51. is it sad that I want 2 of everything? 1 set to use, and 1 set as a keepsake?
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  52. Michelle says:

    Awesome post Karen! That must have taken you forever! So exciting that you got chosen to go to that event!! This collection looks fun — there are quite a few things I want! The only thing I would change — it would have been so cool if some of the packaging was metal meideval or gothic castle style for the Evil Queen, etc (but no one asked me LOL). Can’t wait for this to come out!

  53. Silvia Porres says:

    BEST mac collection and most imaginative in my opinion! do you agree?

  54. Amber says:

    OMG. Wow. Epic post.

    I want all of the Maleficent stuff…love her!
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  55. KMW says:

    This is the BEST post I’ve read pertaining to MACs villain collection! I loved how you gave a little history about each character. Thanks for this Karen :)

  56. Katrina says:

    OMG! I am ALL over this! Crap, I’d better start saving NOW! I’m going to want it all.

  57. regina says:

    Thanks for sharing all of this with us! I know this must have taken a while to put together…it’s so appreciated!

  58. Airess says:

    Omg!!! I am super excited for this collection to come out!! I want everything! And I am also ready to try this new cooling powder! That would be a great idea for summer!

  59. Christy says:

    I want so much of this collection! Thankfully I’ve cut my list down quite a bit now thanks to your swatches and Temptalia’s. At least I have a bit longer to save up for Venomous Villain’s.:)
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  60. Kari says:

    I think I might have to own ALL of Dr F’s collection. It is monumental to have a black princess so anything make up related to the Princess and the Frog has to be tucked away in my make up vanity. :) All of The Evil Queen and Maleficent minus the fingernail polish might just have to be mine, too.

    Glad I saw this post before I went to get more must have eyeshadows from Mac. I’ll splurge instead on the collection and pray that another one doesn’t come out for a while so I can save up enough money for Xmas! :)

  61. Sarah says:

    Oh my god,WOW im so super excitedddddd!!! ahhhhh!! i cant get over it,i think its gonna be one of the best collections they have had yet,thankyou so much!
    Im deffo picking up sweet joy,golds really bring my blue eyes out ;) and i want dark dead,ive been after a dark cherry colour for ages,well since i saw lauren conrad from the hills wearing some on her birthday,this is just the exact perfect shade! im gonna do a huge haul,the blushes will look great on my NC15 skin too :D

  62. Advah says:

    Dark Deed, Briar Rose, Oh So Fair. I want those so badly!!

  63. Pobedochka says:

    Uhm, I expected better designs from MAC and Disney, to be honest. And a better color range… :-(
    But anyway, it’s nice to see such a fun collection. ;-)

    I’ll be only getting one item: Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo in “My Dark Magic” :-)

    P.S. Karen, YOUR review is the best on the whole Web! You’re brilliant. :-D

  64. stalkthepostman says:

    OMG! Karen! OMG! Karen! This! Is! The! Best! Post! *whew*

  65. Lisa S. says:

    I love the Maleficent collection! The colors are awesome and I can see mixing them with more neutral colors and wearing them ALL THE TIME! Bad Fairy is just a gorgeous nail color. I’m just smitten!

  66. Anne says:

    Thanks for all of your hard work on this post, the pictures are AMAZING and now I am crazy in love with these and will be plotting and planning so they can be mine, ALLLLLLLLL MINNNNNNNNNNE bahahahaha,
    (Do I sound villianesque enough?)

  67. Leslie says:

    Wow….I’m so excited for the collection thanks so much for this sneak peak. I am so ready!

  68. MAUI says:

    Evil Queen Collection and Cruella De Vil Must be MIIINNEEE! when is this coming out?! must save all the $$$$$ to get them all :)

  69. smeegal9 says:

    Great Review, this belongs in a magazine!
    My only question is where did you get the shirt and necklace you were wearing in the first few pictures. That multi-colored shirt and matching heels are the bomb.com!

  70. Amelia says:

    The three red lipsticks look fabulous, I shall have to check them out. The blushes look quite nice too! Thanks for the preview and it’s thoroughness-now I ‘ll know what to look out for!

  71. K says:

    OMGoodness! I’m gonna be broke after buying this entire collection. They are so nice

  72. Jasmine says:

    Please use bite of an apple blush in an upcoming FOTD :)

  73. Anza says:

    Squeeeee~!

    Im so excited to finally see swatches/pictures of the products. My boyfriend is getting me the entire collection, though Im mainly excited for the lipsticks/lipglass/lipgelees. Especially Violetta and Innocense. Gosh, so close!

  74. Alice says:

    For the first time in many months (let’s say a couple of years), I love a MAC collection so much that I’d buy most of it! It’s absolutely stunning. I can’t wait to have it here in Italy!!!

  75. gaby says:

    Congrats!!!! great article!! xoxoxox
    loves from Peru

  76. Anna says:

    thank you so much for this great article, karen! I can’t wait to get at least the Magically Cool Powders! This will be my first MAC purchase, because I just got into makeup. Time to save up!

  77. Maddy says:

    I would love it if they had done an Ursula (truly wicked), Jafar (amazing colors) or Shan Yu (he would have been a WICKED cat eye look) makeup instead of Facilier (he’s too new and wasn’t different enough).

    I adore Mulan, and I emulated her as a three year old girl, wrapping myself up in my blanket as a kimono and pretending to battle the huns. Now, as a fifteen year old, I would totally wear Shan Yu’s cat eye look, or anything MAC with Mulan. I had a Mulan bath kit at three, and I adored her, because she was a really strong princess. Pretty please, MAC? <3 Loveeee these colors, by the way!!

  78. shugal says:

    OMG!! The drucilla line…Oh heck I want them ALL!!! But I dooo like the drucilla…heehee
    I want to play with all the colors!! I admit it…Make up addict!! But MAC always has such fantastic ideas!! great product and packaging one just can’t help themselves….Color me green with envy that YOU got to play with them all!!!

  79. natalie says:

    Great post Karen.
    If you have to pick one which one will you choose … russian red or heartless?

  80. Erin says:

    This post is fantastic Karen!!!!! I love all the background info on this collection. I have decided that I will not have a budget for this collection. I’ve been waiting for a Disney Villains collection for so long, I’m just going to buy anything and everything that I want from it!!!
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  81. Dejeri says:

    OMG! I’m buying it all. The colors are so rich, intense, hot, pretty and sensual! I am absolutley in love w/ it all. Whose goin to buy out the MAC store w/ me on September 30th? Lol

    xoxo

  82. Charlotte Glass says:

    Holy Cricket. I am so happy I could cry. So now I am planning a day trip to the nearest MAC counter with my girl friends. ( We live in a tiny town in Mississippi.) Thank you for the amazing post. and the briliant swatches. I have booked marked you.
    *hugs*
    your newest fan.
    Char.

  83. shannon says:

    Thanks for this Karen! I love it all!! Makes me want to go and watch all the movies:)
    have a great monday! 4 days til Friday!

  84. Angel says:

    Thank you for the truly awesome post. I’m sooooo jealous that you got to attend this :) I loved all the pictures, looks like you had so much fun. Thanks for showing the event as well as the products. I hope I’m more excited when I see the line in real life. I think they did a really poor job on the packaging. It looks like they just slapped on some stickers. I collect an insane amount of Disney (especially Evil Queen and Maleficent stuff) and I have so many items that are duplicates of the pictures used on the packaging. Seems like they took Disney pins and just used those templates. It would be nice to see something a little more grown-up looking and original. Sorry, I’m a harsh critic. Also, I completely disagree with their take on the EQ’s lips. They are red! Always are. Coral is just not evil in my not so humble opinion. Sorry to be so negative, I guess I’m just a little crushed is all. My expectations were pretty huge for this line so I guess I set myself up. But I thank you so much for doing such an incredible job on swatching everything. Absolutely amazing of you to put in all this work. I truly thank you!!!!!!

  85. Beautiful photos. I am a long-time Disney fan and can’t wait to see this collection in person! :)
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  86. Laura says:

    Wow, I am glad I accidentally ended up on here. I don’t think I have ever been as excited as I am right now after reading about the Mac Venomous villains collection! I will definitely be checking them out ;)

  87. noobiequeen says:

    awesome :)))) your post is the only post I’ve read with full details of the MAC Venomous Villains collection. Thanks a lot for the effort to take such close up pictures! Can’t wait for the collection to be out!

  88. This is the most awesome post. Seriously, I must get violetta XD
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  89. Chris says:

    When exactly is the release date?
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  90. Jamie says:

    this was so helpful i was kind of iffy on some products and now i know what im getting

  91. Amy says:

    OMG… so excited. I was just at the MAC counter today and I’m on their call list when this collection is available for orde… Lovin the Resort Wear Lip Gelee and the Melon pigment. I also really like the Bite of an Apple cheek color and the Sweet Joy eyeshadow… Ahhhh… I love the softer colors of this collection. Such a great balance! I can really tell they took their time planning this one.

  92. AmyL. says:

    Hey Karen, I was wondering which products you think are the stand outs for this collection?

  93. Shanda says:

    great and very detailed post… but I’m overwhelmed. I thought I knew what I was going to get, but now…. no idea. I’ll have to play and swatch on my own. Then I’m down with MAC collections until January… LOL gotta save some money.

  94. izzie says:

    OMG, I think mu christmas list just doubled in size and my end of the month paycheck just went out the window.

  95. Bronny says:

    I love the Dr. Facilier look!Can you find the color/face chart for that! loooooovvvee it!

  96. Bre-Anne says:

    Thats a cool line. I think mac should get a snow white mac make up set. i would sooooo get all of it.lol.

  97. Shanda says:

    Hey Karen, how do you like the magically cooling powders

  98. Momo says:

    OMG! I was so undecided about what to buy, but now thank’s to you it’s AWESOME preview! I want everything LOL! Thank’s

  99. Nastya says:

    As a huge Kingdom Hearts fan, I am bloody hyperventilating. HEARTLESS. MUST HAVE, if for no other reason than that it’s called “Heartless.” Maleficent is my favorite Disney/KH villain; I’ve been looking for almost the exact shade of “Revenge is Sweet,” and purple is my favorite color. EEEEEE.

  100. Malicia says:

    Totally fond of Maleficent ;) thanks for all these details !

  101. Danielle says:

    I just have to say thanks for this post and all the swatches on this collection because i ordered the lipstick in “sinister” after viewing your swatch. the color was dead on, and the lipstick is GORGEOUS! i think im gonna order a few more before the collection is all sold out. <3

  102. elle says:

    help me! i dont know how to use vile violet!
    its as hard as stone, the color wont transfer to my brush nor finger
    its so super dry! sob sob

    xoxo elle

  103. Svetlana says:

    I am going to stage a protest to bring back the “Despicable Me” villain Vector Perkins. I personally really like him, and it’s not fair that he has to not be shown on the second “Despicable Me” movie! If you movie makers think that I will accept this “Vector-loss” as I call it, you are TOTALLY MISTAKEN!!!!!!!!

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