MAC Cosmetics Suite Array Product Pictures and Swatches

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Hiya! I raced to the MAC counter before work, whee! I wanted to catch a glimpse of today’s new releases. Here are product shots and swatches of Suite Array. Let me know what you think. I will also post shots and first impressions of the Cremesheen and Gold Fever collections later in the day.


Eye Shadow Suite ($16)

Blue Zone

  • Small Pan: Deep grey/green with silver pearl
  • Big Pan: Light ice blue with silver pearl


  • Small Pan: Deep forest with gold pearl
  • Big Pan: Mid-tone orange with gold pearl

Ocean 2

  • Small Pan: Mid-tone blue with silver pearl
  • Big Pan: Light blue with silver pearl

Rose Suites

  • Small Pan: Intense blue pink
  • Big Pan: Light yellow pink with silver pearl

Shallow V. Deep

  • Small Pan: Bluish green with gold pearl
  • Big Pan: Mint with silver pearl

Smoke & Ash

  • Small Pan: Black with silver pearl
  • Big Pan: Mid-tone grey silver pearl

Sweet Liaison

  • Small Pan: Pale yellow with gold pearl
  • Big Pan: Deep brown with gold pearl

Team Violets

  • Small Pan: Dark burgundy with burgundy pearl
  • Big Pan: Mid-tone violet with gold pearl


Pearlglide Eye Liner ($14)

  • Bankroll: Rich green with bright green sparkle
  • Black Russian: Black with navy blue glitter
  • Fly-By-Blu: Light blue with blue glitter
  • Miss Fortune: Eggplant with light pink glitter
  • Molasses: Dirty brown mid-tone brown glitter
  • Rave: Deep purple with purple glitter
  • Spare Change: Mid-tone brown with copper glitter
  • Wolf: Deep grey with gold glitter

Off to work, LE SIGH! Be back in a few. πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Ms Britt says:

    I LOVE the miss fortune eyeliner! And at $14, that’s a real steal! How big are the bottles?

  2. Karen says:

    Hi Ms Britt,

    It’s a normal length pencil. AND girrrrl… they don’t budge. I swear I still have those swatches on my hand, and I used a makeup removal wipe and have washed my hands about five times since I doing them earlier today. LOVING ‘EM!

  3. Daya says:

    I didn’t get to swatch Miss Fortune when visiting the counter today πŸ™
    The swatch shows it looking kind of lilac-y??

  4. Karen says:

    Hi Daya,

    Yup, it’s purple. I think it looks extra violet on me because my skin tends to bring out those tones.

    Have you tried your Cremesheens yet?

  5. Elle says:

    I think I like the liners more than I like the shadows. What kind of finish do they have?

    Also, I wish there was a really dark black liner in the collection. Like, Feline dark, but with more staying power…

  6. Karen says:

    Hi Elle,

    The shadows are sheer and seem to be a bit chalkier than usual. I will have to work with them more… I’m a bit undecided about them at the moment.

    The Pearlglide liners were LOVE though. They felt really smooth and had lots of lovely, shimmery pigmentation.

  7. All Adither says:

    Ooooh. Going to have to check those out.

    All Adithers last blog post..I’m a crazy cat lady without any cats

  8. Laurie says:

    The shadows aren’t that exciting to me – although I like the packaging. Reminds me of old school Clinque:)

    The liners look cool – but they aren’t something I’d usually go for. I think I’ll save my dollars!

    Chanel Holiday!! I already got my hands on the beiges de chanel quad and I’m itching to see the rest:)

    Lauries last blog post..PTSD – Puppies get it too

  9. Glosslizard says:

    I’m really not that thrilled by the shadow colors, but if the liners have good staying power, I may need to bag me a wolf! πŸ™‚

  10. Elle says:

    Thanks Karen! They look a bit chalky in the swatch photos, which is what I’m worried about. Excited to see what you do with them, though!

  11. Karen says:

    Hi All Adither,

    Yeah, the liners are fab! Have fun at the MAC counter. πŸ™‚

  12. Holly says:

    Hey Karen,
    Im loving the look of the Spare Change liner it looks really nice and rich!!
    Im not too taken by the shadows though, ive never really been a fan of duos, Sweet Liason looks nice but I think I have too many similar colours already!
    How smooth and easy to apply do the liners feel? Im really loving my Power Khol in Feline at the moment it just glides on and the staying power is surprisingly good for such a soft pencil!

  13. Jeanne says:

    I have been longing for those eyeliners! They all look amazing (and I love eyeliner). Butbutbut I’m moving in a week and shouldn’t be buying new things… (but eyeliners are small, right? They won’t take up that much packing space…)

    Jeannes last blog post..Keeping Calm and Moving On

  14. Karen says:

    Hi Laurie,

    Oh yeah, the liners are very cool. I was surprised with how much staying power they had.

    Did you get the European version of that quad with the round half domed shadows? I picked that up as a birthday present to myself in June and DAG NABBIT I can’t find it. *tears*

  15. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Yeah, they have great staying power… I’m looking at my hand right now and I still see the swatches.

    Le sigh, the funny thing is I walk around all day practically dripping in glitter and nobody says anything about it, LOL!

  16. Karen says:

    Hi Elle,

    Well, they aren’t as emollient as a kohl liner, for sure, but they are definitely soft and pretty smooth for something with shimmer in it. They aren’t as chalky as the MAC glitter liners from last year’s Holiday release, fo’ sho.

  17. Karen says:

    Hi Holly,

    They do have shimmer in them so they aren’t as smooth as a regular kohl, but they’re pretty soft and they glide on easier than other shimmer/glitter liners from MAC that I’ve used in the past. I really like the subtle nature of the shimmer, too. It’s not gritty or in your face.

  18. Eru says:

    Molasses must be mine.

    Erus last blog post..Shiseido Perfect Smoothing Compact Foundation Review

  19. Karen says:

    Hi Jeanne,

    Good luck during the move… I hope it all goes smoothly. Hmm, maybe pick these up after you get settled in? That way you won’t have to worry about losing them.

  20. p. potter says:

    When I was at the MAC counter on Tuesday, the girl working there told me about the new lines. She said I should come back on Thursday…she was right!

    Those Pearlglide Eyeliners look TO.DIE.FOR.!

    She also let me in on a secret about a formerly discontinued product that will be coming back. She said she could get fired for telling me.

    I hope she doesn’t!

    p. potters last blog post..Casual Encounters of the Third Kind

  21. Brittany says:

    OMG I have to get some of those eye liners. I love, love, love them. Black russian, rave, and bankroll all must be mine πŸ˜›

    I’m also loving the Shallow V. Deep shadows. So pretty. I figured they’re be more expensive.

  22. Brittany says:

    Er..they’d be more expensive.

    I think that’s what I meant:P I just got out of sitting in a long boring lecture for 3 hours. My brain is shot for evening.

  23. parisb says:

    Eh that looks like a MAC shadow I could use and I like the concept! Thanks for sharing Karen

    parisbs last blog post..Stila Holiday 2008 – Let it shine! Let it Shine! Let it Shine!

  24. lexi says:

    ugh so cruel! But I am proud that I went to the mall and purposely did not go into Macy’s so I wouldn’t look at this new collection – well bringing my cranky, hungry daughter with me helped!

    me likey!
    ME WANT!!!!

  25. Lehea says:

    Thanks for the post. I think the only one I’d actually get is the team violets. Love purple eyeshadow!

  26. Dao says:

    I think I may like Black Russian. I don’t know what happens to MAC e/s lately but they don’t seem to be as good as they used to be anymore. So my money’s still in my pocket and I’m waiting patiently for MAC Ungaro collection πŸ™‚

    Daos last blog post..Feminine FOTD: A Haiku to MAC Emanuel Ungaro Collection

  27. Ellery says:

    MAC always release the amazing things when I’m saving. *sigh*

    I guess a couple won’t hurt.. Blue Zone, Rose Suites, and Team Violets can all be mine. The eyeliners are doin’ nothin’ for me.

  28. Karen says:

    Hi Eru,

    Make it so, girlfriend! πŸ˜‰

  29. Karen says:

    Hi P. Potter,

    Now you’ve gotta share the secret!

  30. Karen says:

    Hi Brittany,

    All the shades are nice, but I think Bankroll is my fave. You won’t be disappointed when you see it in person!

  31. Karen says:

    Hi ParisB.,

    You’re welcome! πŸ™‚ Lemme know if you end up picking any up.

  32. Karen says:

    Hi Lexi,

    Girl, you’ve got willpower. Aww… you have a lil’ MAC addict in training! Imagine the day when you both will be able to go to the MAC counter… how fun!

  33. Karen says:

    Hi Lehea,

    You’re welcome. πŸ™‚ Yeah, that’s probably one of my faves. I dunno, the colors in general didn’t pop as much as I hoped they would.

  34. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    Me too! I can’t wait for Oct. 9. πŸ™‚ Do you know what you’re getting?

  35. Karen says:

    Hi Ellery,

    Ahh, really? They’re really nice in person.

  36. Glosslizard says:

    That’s because you ooze style and can pull such things off! πŸ˜‰

  37. Laurie says:


    No, that sounds pretty though. I hope you find it! I picked it up at Saks – got some bday presents for folks and was enticed in the process:)

    Lauries last blog post..PTSD – Puppies get it too

  38. Dao says:

    Hi Karen,

    I chatted with a MAC person online yesterday and she told me the Ungaro launch is going to be on 9/30. I’m planning to get Pure Rose lipstick and Essential Beige paint pot ‘cuz you know how much I like it πŸ˜€ How ’bout you?

    Daos last blog post..Olive Oil: More than for Salads

  39. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Ha! Or people are used to me walking around looking like a glittery, slobbery mess… LOLOL. Welcome to my world!

  40. Karen says:

    Hi Laurie,

    Me too. *tears* It’s somewhere up in this mess! πŸ˜‰

    I end up doing the same exact thing when I go holiday shopping. “One for you, one for me…

  41. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    That’s probably the online launch date. Counter launches are usually the following Thursday, which pushes up the date 9/2. Gahh! So much MAC!

    I will have to see it all in person first but I’m liking the lip products, blushes and the powder. πŸ™‚

  42. Daya says:

    Hi Karen!

    Happy Friday!!

    I did wear Fanfare yesterday after I bought it. Its almost a salmon pink on me but its pretty. πŸ™‚

    Have a great weekend!!

  43. lexi says:

    Hey Lady!
    I just wanted to report back to you – I did end up buying Smoke and Ash at the Bloomies MAC counter – the girls there rock – they babysat my daughter while I paid for my shadow! I can’t wait to play with this duo set – $15.50 for two shades – so worth it!!

    MAC is evil – they seem to know when to release new colors when I’m trying to save my money!

    Then we strolled (literally) to the NARS counter – bought Gothika gloss – LOVING it!

  44. Marisol says:

    I should have not seen this post. Oh man! I really want some of those pretty products.

    Marisols last blog post..TILT 9.25.08

  45. Karen B says:

    OMG. I love this collection. I am so going to wait three months for it *pouts* Can you believe the current lim ed collection out in Belgium is Cool Heat? Frickin’ Cool Heat!!! Summer’s over (well there never really was a summer but you get my point).

    Karen Bs last blog post..and it all goes downhill from here

  46. Karen says:

    Hi Daya,

    Yay! I’m glad you like it. πŸ™‚ You have a great weekend, too.

  47. Karen says:

    Hi Lexi,

    I love the Bloomies MAC counter in SF! They are so fab… how cute that your baby girl (aka MAC Addict in Training!) was your partner in crime. πŸ™‚

    Oh Nars… have you tried their blushes? My two fave NARS blushes of all time are Amour and Torrid!

  48. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    LOL, just go in a play! You know you wanna…

  49. Karen says:

    Hi Karen B.,

    Are you serious? Well, Cool Heat’s a good one at least, LOL. And, on the bright side, three months is a long time to make a decision as to what you want to get!

  50. Karen B says:

    I know. But still, it’s long.
    Nearly off to Sevilla. On Tuesday. It’s so not sinking in. We have to perform the entire Requiem by Mozart… twice. I’m pretty nervous. Let’s hope I can find a MACstore there that is a bit before Belgium’s… lol

    Karen Bs last blog post..and it all goes downhill from here

  51. Natalie says:

    I went beyonf my budget to get these new eyeliners, and let me tell you, they are sooooo worth it! They are so beautiful with fabulous staying power. They don’t move, smudge, budge entill you take them off. Yet they go on so creamy smooth. I love all the colors, and I did get all 8, plus I got a couple of sets, since they are a limited edition! Wish MAC would keep them on as their permanent product. Get these you guys, they are gorgeous!! I’m not too much into eyeshadow, but wear liner everyday, and mascara. These by far are the best eyeliners MAC came out with. LOVE THEM!!!!!!

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