MAC Originals Collection Available December 19

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Back to the future

MAC’s promo pic for their Originals Collection, which drops tomorrow, totally made my morning. Behold, your friendly neighborhood beauty addict circa 2050:



This chick is the P.I.M.P.! I love her.

Anyway, let’s get to the good stuff. Tomorrow’s new collection combines best-selling MAC makeup products with old school and discontinued shades from days of yore. Some of your favorite lipsticks, eyeshadows and pigments will even be remixed into new formulations. If you’ve been mourning the loss of a fave MAC shade then this is your chance to stockpile!

You can look forward to …

LIPSTICK ($14.00)
Rozz Revival – Watermelon reddish pink (lustre)
Chintz on Chintz – Sheer mid-tone yellow brown (lustre)
Utter Pervette – Soft pastel pink (lustre)
Back to Del Rio – Deep brown red (lustre)
Nouveau-Frou – Beigey grey pink with white pearl (lustre)
Retrofluid – Sheer dirty deep plum with gold and red pearl
Supersequin – Plummy pink with silver pearl (lustre)
Twig-Twig – Neutral brown plum (lustre)
Sandy B – Light shell pink
Russian Red – Intense bluish-red

LIPGLASS ($14.00)
Full on Lust – Neutral brown pink (cream)
Avarice – Mid-tone yellow red with soft red pearl (cream)
Real Desire – Deep plum with red plum
Nico Now – Mid-tone grey purple with multicoloured pearl (cream)
C-Thru – Soft peached-beige with shimmer (cream)

Daisychain – Soft yellow beige with soft white pearl (satin)
Ochre Style – Mid-tone yellow brown with gold (frost)
A Little Folie – Mid-tone red brown (matte)
Memorabilia – Dirty purple (matte)
Clue – Mid-tone dirty grey with silver (matte)
Alum – Mid-tone blue grey with soft blue pearl (frost)
Charred – Deep steelgrey with silver pearl (frost)
Frisco – Soft pastel pink (matte)
Parrot – Deep aqua blue with bright green and blue pearl (frost)

PIGMENT ($19.50)
Kitschmas – Light airy shimmering pink/mauve pearl (frost)
Violet – Vivid bright violet-purple (frost)
Melon – Soft bright golden peach (frost)
Golden Olive – High frosted green gold (frost)
Steel Blue – Rich deep turquoise green-blue shone with
small pearl particle (pearl)

GLITTER ($16.50)
Reflects Blackened Red – Sparkling burgundy
Reflects Very Pink – Sparkling fuchsia pink
Reflects Transparent Teal – Sparkling white with turquoise
Reflects Antique Gold – Sparkling taupe


EYE PENCIL ($12.50)
Ebony – Soft black
Coffee – Muted brown
Indigo – Muted greenish-blue

MASCARA X ($12.50)
Black – Black

Any of your discontinued faves on this list? I hope so!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Glosslizard says:

    Ooh! Twig lipstick was the first MAC product I ever bought! A really nice everyday light neutral! I’ll have to grab one!

    Speaking of stocking up… it’s true! The TJ’s are out of dark chocolate stars for the season! Boo! If your TJ’s still has them, go to town and make a hoard! 😉

  2. Josay says:

    Hi Karen,

    Which products of The Original collection are your “must have”?

    Thanks 🙂

  3. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    I had some of those stars with lunch today and I’m down to the bottom of the barrel. How sad. I only now have two left. 🙁

  4. Karen says:

    Hi Josay!

    Hmmm, to tell you the truth my “must haves” are still part of MAC’s permanent collection (and hopefully won’t be discontinued any time soon!) I have quite a few things that I can’t live without though, like: Ricepaper e/s, Soba e/s, Concrete e/s (for the brows), Spite l/g, Nyphette l/g, all the MAC Paints, Woodwinked e/s, Club e/s…I have lots of faves that are “basics”!

    Are you gonna stock up on any of these? 🙂

  5. AshB says:

    I’m excited for a couple of the eye shadows– I’m definitely going to get Memorabilia and Parrot (I’m going to have to find a way to tone this down to get any use out of it, though). I’ll have to see about Clue, Alum, and Charred… maybe I’ll grab one of those as well. I’m also going to check out Utter Pervette and Supersequin lipsticks, but I don’t know if I’ll splurge on them…

    Karen, do you think you’ll get anything even if it isn’t a must-have?

  6. Karen says:

    Hi AshB,

    I’m excited about Parrot, too! I’m not a brights girl so it seems we will be in the same “let’s tone this bad boy down and get some use out of it” boat.

    I will probably get most, if not all the collection for review (hopefully soon, later this week). What shades I’ll recommend on purchasing will depend on how ultimately useful they are … hopefully they’ll be a lot of wearable (aka goof-proof) colors. Have you looked at the face charts yet on the site? There are some pretty looks. Here’s my fave:

  7. Miss Jeffrey says:

    I already got my goodies! 🙂

  8. Karen says:

    Hey Miss Jeffrey,

    That’s great! I hope you’re having fun 🙂

  9. Miss Jeffrey says:

    Loving them, soo excited to use them!!!

  10. Karen says:

    That’s cool. Do you have any favorites so far?

  11. TUPRNUT says:

    Can’t wait for this collection… I saw some of the colors yesterday at the MAC counter (they were getting things ready)… Anyway, they look beautiful and I can’t wait to get my hands on some!!! What a great Christmas treat.

  12. nilla cookie says:

    I love all of the looks on the MAC site so far, especially C-Thru and Full On Lust. Oh if only my wallet could handle it all… I hope I get a ton of gift cards for Christmas! 😀

  13. Karen says:

    Hi Tuprnut!

    I know! It’s like the icing on the holiday collection cake! BTW, I love that you go to the MAC counter even when it’s snowing. 🙂 What are you going to stock up on?

  14. Karen says:

    Hi Nilla,

    I hope you get a ton of gift cards, too! And you better use them, ASAP…I swear, I always get a few for Christmas and then I forget about ’em for months!

  15. TUPRNUT says:

    Hey Karen!

    Yup, even through the snow and ice – MAC is soo worth it. I barely made it out of the subdivision, but nothing was going to slow me down.

    I hear you talk so much about the Paint Pots so I picked up Painterly (loving it!!!). I also got Politely Pink lipstick and Melba blush. Let’s just say, Melba looked way better in the bad Macy’s lighting… so it’ll be returned.

    I also cheated on my MAC-baby and got a duo-eyeshadow from Shiseido in Taffeta Taupe (my first experience with Shiseido). I’m wearing it today and really like it – great with my blue/green eyes. Have you tried this brand before?

    Not sure yet what I’ll get from the Originals line, though I’m really excited about Clue, Daisychain and Ochre Style eyeshadows and Avarice lipglass… I can hardly wait for my date with MAC on Thursday!!!! Ahh…

  16. Miss Jeffrey says:

    So far I’m liking Rozz Revival ALOT!!! I think I’m going back for more.

  17. I think I may get Parrot e/s and C-Thru just because that’s the most common discountinued names….everyone was always talking about them and now I get to get up on ’em. Yea ‘mon!

  18. kia says:

    i want the reflect glitters!! oh and i’ll take parrot just to see what all the hype is about. =/

  19. Karen says:

    Hi Tuprnut,

    Oh, Melba looks so pretty on the site. Too bad it didn’t work for you! At least you were able to snag a lippie and some shadow; your efforts to reach the mall aren’t for naught. 🙂

    The only stuff I’ve used from Shiseido are skin care related. I love their sunscreen and their Pureness blotting powders (staples in my makeup bag!). I’ve been curious about their shadows for some time now! How is the texture?

  20. Karen says:

    Okay, Miss Jeffrey, then Rozz Revival will the be the first thing on my list to try 🙂

  21. Karen says:

    Hi Divine Blackness,

    I want Parrot too not ‘cuz of the color but because of the hype surrounding it. At this point I’m really expecting it to rock my world!

  22. Karen says:

    Hi Kia,

    I’ve become more glitter friendly as of late so I’m pretty excited about them too. They’d be pretty for a New Year’s Eve party! 🙂

  23. Jenny says:

    I have to HAVE to get parrot!! I recently found out how coveted this e/s is.. therefore, I need it. 🙂

  24. Sandy says:

    I can’t wait for this!! But I know it’ll be so expensive in Sydney! Lipstick, lipglosses is about $32 or $34 … so expensive aye?? I can’t wait until MAC N Collection & MAC Fifa Collection =)

    If you want any Model Co / Becca stuff, I could send it over. Treat it as xmas pressies ^^

  25. Miss Jeffrey says:

    You also gotta get parrott, the color payoff is AWESOME!! 🙂

  26. Jane says:

    I so want a lot of these stuff badly but I’m going on vacation when it’s going to be released in Singapore and I don’t think i can take it if the MAC counters run out of Parrot! D:

  27. TUPRNUT says:

    I would say the textue of Shiseido eye shadow is comparable to Clinique or Lancome – a little bit flakey in the compact but still glides on smoothly. It isn’t as smooth as MAC, but the colors of the particular one I got are just beautiful.

  28. Karen says:

    Hi Jenny,

    I totally feel the same way! I really hope it’s not over-hyped but I’m looking forward to it 🙂

  29. Karen says:

    Hi Sandy,

    OMG! That is an arm and a leg. My sister-in-law used to work for MAC in Hawaii, and she’d always get a bunch of girls from Australia who would come in, buy out half the counter, and then leave in fits of glee because MAC is so much cheaper to buy in Hawaii than in Australia!

    Oh, I agree, Fifa looks really cute. I am such a sucker for packaging!

    You are so very sweet to offer to send that stuff over! I just got a whole buncha BECCA stuff from the blowout Sephora sale so I’m good! But thank you though, it’s such a thoughtful gesture 🙂

  30. Karen says:

    Miss Jeffrey, I’m so stoked! What have you paired it with so far?!?!

  31. Karen says:

    JANE! How are you, my friend?

    If I don’t talk to you have fun on your vacation. Merry Christmas 🙂

  32. Karen says:

    Okay, Tuprnut, SOLD! I like both Clinique’s and Lancome’s shadows so I will def give it a try. Woo hoo, more makeup! (I should probably organize/put away some before I get it though…DOH!)

  33. Miss Jeffrey says:

    You know, Parrot works well with Pompous Blue!

  34. Miss Jeffrey says:

    Oh yea, you guys, the collection is called Fafi, not Fifa!

    I also LOOOVE Shiseido shadows!

  35. Karen says:

    Oops, thanks Miss Jeffrey. I had a moment there where my fingers typed faster than I could keep up.

    Now I totally want to get on the Shiseido eyeshadow band wagon! Do you recommend any in particular?

    Oh, and I’ll def check out Pompous Blue…it sounds scary, but interesting at the same time.

  36. Miss Jeffrey says:

    I’d try all of them!!! I’d start with an eye-shadow duo that’s opposite your eye color, to provide a strong contrast.

  37. Karen says:

    Thanks Miss Jeffrey. I’ll check ’em out today!

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