MAC Cine-Matics Collection MAC Nordstrom Exclusive Collection 2011

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Well my idea of Hollywood glitz and glam for the new MAC Cine-matics Collection has gone out the window.

MAC Cine-matics Collection is the traditional MAC Nordstrom Exclusive Collection that will be released in July. The collection is sold exclusively at Nordstrom locations and I couldn’t help but think, “Gee, those who don’t have a Nordstrom store will be disappointed they have to order online…” but after seeing the collection I thought, “Gee, nothing here to be too disappointed about…”

The collection isn’t my personal bag and I sincerely believe MAC fans will feel an ickle disappointed as well. First off it seems like an economized collection as it lacks lipsticks, lipglasses, blushes, powders, etc… does include a range of duo shadows, lipstick bags, lip brush bags, and makeup lesson sets.

However, anyone who has been privy to MAC Nordstrom Exclusive Collections in the past will definitely feel like something is missing here. It’s been downsized in a major way…!

Take a look and tell me what you think.

MAC Cine-Matics On-Screen Pro Palette Eyeshadow Duo $25


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MAC Cine-Matics It’s A Girl Lip Bag $38
Ingénues of all ages have everything necessary for big-screen kisses with a tantalizing trio of pinks including Innocence Beware Lipstick, It’s a Girl Dazzlecreme Lipglass and a Crème o’ Spice Cremestick Liner.

MAC Cine-Matics Overnight Sensation Lip Bag $38
It’s the classic Hollywood story—unknown one day, superstar the next. The Overnight Sensation Lip Bag has three superstar shades for lips, including Pillow Talk Lipstick, Overnight Sensation Dazzlecreme Lipglass and Creamola Cremestick Liner.

MAC Cine-Matics Nude Scene Lip Bag $38
Pucker up provocatively with three hedonistic hues. Amp up your au naturel allure with Nude Scene Lipstick, Lightly Prancing Dazzlecreme Lip Gloss and Sublime Culture Cremestick Liner.

MAC Cine-Matics Reel Drama Lip Bag $38
Divas know a thing or two about delivering the drama. Succumb to your inner prima donna with Reel Drama Lipstick, Scenestealer Dazzlecreme Lipglass and Softwood Cremestick Liner. Ready for your close up? Absolutely!

MAC Cine-Matics Smokey Black Makeup Lesson $49.50
Learn how to smolder! Define the ultimate smoky eye with three sensational shadows—Carbon (M), Ambience (VP) and Bisque (M)—Zoom Lash Mascara in Zoomblack (0.14 oz.) and Technakohl Liner in Graphblack, a 275 SE Brush to smudge, a 212 SE to blend and step-by-step instructions. Set the screen on fire!

MAC Cine-Matics Smokey Brown Makeup Lesson $49.50
Be a goddess of the cinema! Tempt with three sizzling shadow shades—Showstopper (M), Sable (F) and Retrospeck (L)—Zoom Lash Mascara in Zoomblack (0.14 oz.) and Technakohl Liner in Photogravure, plus a 212 SE Brush to blend, a 275 SE to smudge and step-by-step instructions. Discover true drama!

MAC Cine-Matics Face Brushes $49.50
Touch up your look with a fabulous foursome of short-handled face brushes packed in a stylish grey M·A·C bag with red trim. With Technicolor bristles, these are sure to take your close-ups to the next level.Set includes:- 187 SE Duo Fiber Face Brush.- 190 SE Foundation Brush.- 168 SE Large Angled Contour Brush.- 194 SE Concealer Brush.- Brush bag.

MAC Cine-Matics All-Over Brushes $49.50
Go from nominee to winner with a star-quality set of short-handled brushes for eyes and face. Packed in a chic zip bag, these five Technicolor talents are musts on red carpets and runways everywhere.Set includes:- 129 SE Powder/Blush Brush.- 227 SE Large Fluff Brush.- 224 SE Tapered Blending Brush.- 219 SE Pencil Brush.- 266 SE Small Angle Brush.- Brush bag.

Phew…I can honestly say looking at all this, I’m not impressed in the least and can safely skip it all. It’s a really scaled back version of the normal Nordstrom Exclusive release.

Even the makeup lesson sets fail to impress me.

What a dud.

Definitely not my personal idea of Hollywood glam.

What do you think?

MAC Cine-Matics will be available for pre-sale at Nordstrom shortly or if you’re lucky may already be!

  • 6/27/11 11:57 Maria:

    Eh..I’m not really impressed either. The eye-shadow duos sound kind of interesting. I think what’s grabbing me the most are the super colorful brushes!


    • 6/27/11 14:32 the Muse:

      meh can’t even get on board with the duos Maria, it’s been down and they weren’t even good when they did do them :-/


  • 6/27/11 12:20 Chris:

    Meh, very boring. And those brushes are kind of tacky…


    • 6/27/11 14:32 the Muse:

      very boring chris :-/


  • 6/27/11 12:59 Luna:

    I’m actually a teeny bit excited about the lip sets? But then, I get a bit excited about anything dazzleglass creme related…


    • 6/27/11 14:03 the Muse:

      I’m kinda meh on them luna for understandable if you love DG cremes ;D!


  • 6/27/11 13:01 Tammie:

    MEH, love the colorful brushes though…not getting them however xD


  • 6/27/11 14:03 Y:

    I like the understated colors of the sets, but you’re right it’s nothing super exciting.


    • 6/27/11 14:29 the Muse:

      mm not at all eh Y? ;-P


  • 6/27/11 14:49 Cj:

    Eh I agree with you. Looks like a bust :/ Tho I will say the makeup lesson palettes do look kinda cool I suppose.


    • 6/27/11 15:26 the Muse:

      kinda sorta cj…but the rest..meh!


  • 6/27/11 15:01 Risu:

    The brushes are fun to look at.. but I feel the quality be bad as they’re dyed funky colors…


  • 6/27/11 16:29 Misato-san:

    no Nordstrom here in Italy but it seems this time we will not lose anything (I want Christine’s eyeshadow U_U)


    • 6/27/11 16:31 the Muse:

      christine’s eyeshadow rocks misato ;-D def a keeper!


  • 6/27/11 18:34 Mary the Muse Militant:

    I’d love to get that Black Smokey Makeup Lesson Kit.
    It would be so handy for my handbag.
    And, I’d love those gorgeous coloured brushes.


  • 6/27/11 18:57 Reme:

    Aaah I’m really disappointed that this isn’t a proper Hollywood glamour collection like we’d been predicting! Nothing appeals so I won’t bother with this release at all, as mentioned above, it’s BORING…. my wallet is pleased however :-)


    • 6/27/11 22:02 the Muse:

      my wallet is super happy reme ;D!


  • 6/28/11 23:17 Melissa:

    so last year I got piggies, lip bags, a make up lesson that had an eye powder and a lip, and an eye pallete dealio. And that was only part of what was available. this year I plan on not getting anything. How sad.


    • 6/29/11 10:03 the Muse:

      me either melissa….very sad :-/


  • 6/30/11 12:32 Claudia:

    So dissapointed in this collection. I so wanted the Hollywood Glamour everyone was dreaming of. I am pretty young and have only been into makeup for about 2 years so some of the eyeshadows interest me. Yet I think lately mac’s shadows have been nothing in comparison to their old shadows. Muse whats going on, why is MAC shadows not like they used to be?


    • 6/30/11 12:49 the Muse:

      that’s a GOOD question claudia. also lipglass formula seems to be different too…economy I guess LOL


  • 6/30/11 20:39 Claudia:

    Yes when in doubt, blame the economy ;D


    • 7/5/11 13:41 the Muse:

      ha claudia ;-D it works though right?


  • 7/7/11 23:37 Melody:

    A definite skip in my book. Nothing super exclusive that I feel as if I HAVE to have it.


  • 7/19/11 15:30 Amanda:

    I wanted one of the It’s a Girl lip sets but cannot find one in store. Phoooey :(


    • 7/19/11 16:52 the Muse:

      amanda have your nordstrom order it…it’s free shipping!


  • 8/13/11 5:00 Jenny:

    Although nothing exciting for a collectot I think this will be good for people just starting out.


  • 8/13/11 19:31 Carolyn:

    Hey Muse,

    Do you know if the eyeshadows in the make up lessons can be ‘de-potted’ and put into palettes?



    • 8/19/11 9:52 the Muse:

      not sure carolyn…probably you can but I haven’t tried hun!


  • 8/23/11 6:36 Meryl:

    Hi muse,
    I bought the MAC Cine-Matics Smokey Black Makeup Lesson as well, and fell in love with it. The palette is so complete!
    btw are the two colors in the black palette (ambience & bisque) is a limited edition color?

    thanks! :)


    • 8/23/11 9:47 the Muse:

      hi merly. Awesome 😉 glad to hear you’re loving. bisque is available and not LE but ambience is LE and was available once before during the Holidays and perhaps in another collection. Hope this helps!


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