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MAC 25% Discount Holiday Collection 2008

Does it freak anyone out that MAC is offering 25% Off a majority of it’s Holiday Collection? It kinda scares me a bit that the economy is taking such a slugger that even cosmetics are becoming discounted.

Hey, nice time for hauling but scary none the less!

Get 25% Off MAC Holiday 2008…Start shopping now!

MAC Adoring Carmine Gift Sets are down to $26.88 USD from $34.50 and MAC Passions of Red Palettes are down to $28.50 USD from $38

The only thing that remains untouched are the MAC Red She Said Color Story and the MAC Passionately Red Lip Palettes…..

I find it interesting that MAC is discounting. In all my years collecting this is truly a first!

Well…get hauling!

Disturbing or Awesome?

Tell the Muse!

Hmmm can we see some of this love directed at the MAC Monogram Collection? The Muse won’t protest too much!



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MAC Monogram

Here’s something to get excited about! MAC Monogram is alive and kicking at www.maccosmetics.com

I do so admit that I was slightly disappointed with MAC Hello Kitty but MAC Monogram…..this is something I can get seriously excited and happy about! The collection looks stunning and quite gorgeous!

The following is being released with this collection

MAC Monogram Lipstick

  • Status Symbol
  • Marque
  • All Mine
  • Flourish

MAC Monogram Lipgloss

  • Monodramatic
  • Distinguished
  • Identity
  • Posh Life

MAC Sheerspark Pressed Powder

  • Old English
  • Personal Touch
  • Keepsake
  • Commemorate

MAC Monogram Sheer Mystery Powder
Light, Medium, and Dark

MAC Monogram Brushes

MAC Monogram Clutch

MAC Monogram Fragrance Set

I love the looks of the Sheerspark Pressed Powder! Nice to see these are a powder and not a cream highlighter! I also love the looks of the Monogram Lipgloss, the colors look quite stunning, I particularly have my eye on Posh Life!

How about you?

Wanting anything from this chic collection?

Saving your cash for MAC Dame Edna and MAC Hello Kitty?

Splurging a little on MAC Monogram?

Tell the Muse!

MAC Hello Kitty Collection

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MAC Hello Kitty Collection

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Excitement is afoot today in the blogging world as news of MAC Hello Kitty hits the blogsphere! WWD has posted the first images and information on this coveted collect for MAC fans far and wide and although it looks promising the Muse can’t help but feel a tiny tinge of disappointment.

I love Hello Kitty. My house is filled with ridiculous items that feature Hello Kitty like a TV, a microwave, a computer keyboard and mouse, many a handbag, and various other bits of girlish insanity! When I think Hello Kitty I think pink and girlish so imagine my surprise and shock when I seen the first images of the collection included…black compacts?

Um….

Ok…well black isn’t too bad…black is elegant and chic….but…but….the image on the compacts looks kinda blah!? When did Hello Kitty get so cheap looking? And how about that shadow trio pictured….that’s rather Heatherette like isn’t it!??! The shades look quite similar to what was released in the Heatherette shadow trios……

The good news is the collection is double star studded so you’ll be getting two releases one standard price and one high end. Hello Kitty Colour Collection contains the normal array of releases such as the shadow trios you see pictured, lipsticks, etc…where as Hello Kitty Kouture will include the crystal studded compacts we’ve all read about on forums, other blogs, etc…..

Pictured is the MAC Hello Kitty Colour Collection and I can’t help but feel a gloomy depression over it however considering I haven’t yet seen images pop up for MAC Hello Kitty Kouture I am keeping hope alive that this will redeem the looks of the lower end releases!

Of course I’m basing my opinions and thoughts on solely on the photos that have cropped up so far and really who knows, once I walk into MAC and see the collection for myself I may just fall over in ecstasy but at the moment I am a tad bit saddened by what I have seen so far.

How about you?

Do share your thoughts of this collection with the Muse!

What did you want to see released with this collection?

Shimmer, Sparkle, and Pink?

Black, Chic, and Elegant?

Tell the Muse!

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MAC Passions of Red Review: Comparisons to MAC Royal Assets & MAC Formal Black

Mallowmars. The root of all evil which is why when my sister offered me one this morning I shook my head absolutely no! As she held the plate before me I realized this was how Adam must have felt when Eve offered him that juicy, forbidden apple! Although my willpower shows strong with the Mallowmars this morning I can’t always say the same about MAC and the evil temptation it presents daily.

I wonder to myself if you’ve been eagerly awaiting my MAC Passions of Red post. I honestly didn’t have my whole heart in MAC this year and I sadly admit that.

As much as I adore MAC I can’t help but be disappointed with this year’s palettes as it’s a bit of a rerun of the same color combinations released in a new brightly packaged compact. Although much of the MAC Red She Said Promo was absolutely awesome I wasn’t feeling the palette part of the release as much as the other items! I guess the Muse’s honeymoon with MAC is over.

This year like all year’s past MAC introduced four eye palettes with just about all the same color combos we have grown to know so well, particularly if you’re a huge MAC fan. I think it’s super fun and exciting for those who haven’t experienced MAC Holiday prior to this but I think it’s a huge let down for those who know and love MAC.

I did get three of the four palettes released because I wanted to compare and review them here on Musings and of course like the Mallowmars it’s very difficult to resist the call of MAC. I’ve had these since the official release but just didn’t feel up to posting about them however I thought it was about time to take action and see the good points and the bad points of the MAC Passions of Red palettes.



One key factor of MAC Holiday is that they always release that special little palette that does kind of excite and get me giddy! Last year it was the Royal Assets Metallic Eye Palette that really caught and captured my eye and attention. The year before that it was the Formal Black Intense Eyes Palette. And this year I did so fancy the rather lovely shades included with the Passions of Red Devoted Poppy Classic Eye Palette! Aside from these special releases a majority of the other combos are pretty much reruns and replays of the same old thing year after year. As I type this I can’t believe I’m saying as such considering what a huge MAC fan girl I am.

The moral of my short story is that although MAC evolves it’s packaging year to year the colors inside mostly remain the same. Keep your eyes on the prize and locate that one palette that’s unique from other MAC palettes you own and don’t be swayed by the lure of new packaging and the collect them all attitude! The Muse knows as she’s one for collecting them all when in fact she really doesn’t need them and can easily dupe them from MAC Holiday Palettes past!

The Muse honestly suggest nabbing all four palettes if you’re new to MAC as these are some sincerely create color combos! However, if you’re an experienced MAC collector the Muse thinks you can settle on MAC Passions of Red Devoted Poppy Eye Palette and call it a day on the other three!

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MAC Enchanting Vermillion Fashion Eye Kit Nordstrom Exclusive

Those crazy kids at Nordstrom have released an Exclusive Kit for MAC Holiday 2008 entitled Enchanting Vermillion Fashion Eye Kit.

Last year Nordies did much of the same the name of which escapes the Muse at the moment (getting old sucks!):

Last Year’s Collection

This year’s kit includes the following items:

Red Zip Around Wallet
MAC False Lashes
MAC Fluidline (Full Size)
MAC Glitter Liner in Glitter Gold
MAC Zoom Lash (Mini Size)
MAC 209 SE Brush

The Muse already owns MAC Glitter Liner in Glitter Gold so she was kind enough to gift you with swatches below! I’m such a sport right?

The kit looks nice but I personally won’t be indulging as aside from the glitter liner nothing else in the set is worth looking at in my humble opinion.

The MAC Enchanting Vermillion Fashion Eye Kit is exclusive to Nordies for $45 USD so if you’re wanting it you’ll need to skip your way over to your local Nordstrom or head to the website to make your donation to MAC.

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