MAC Holiday 2012 Collections

Phew we sure had an eventful week with MAC Holiday 2012 didn’t we? I think the collections all have incredible packaging. Much of it has a vintage feel kinda like something you’d find on Dita Von Teese’s vanity. They hit it out of the park with the packaging I just hope the makeup quality is just as good.

Here’s a break down of the collections.

This is MAC’s department store release. Several of the sets are MAC store exclusives with one being a Nordstrom exclusive. The set includes full size products for lips, cheeks, and eyes.

This is a repromote of Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin’s Viva Glam products packaged together in a special edition makeup bag for the holiday.

This is MAC’s traditional brush sets along with their lip and eye sets. MAC used to do lip bags only for the Holidays which included a full size lipglass and a lipstick. But things have evolved and they now do eye bags as well which includes eyeshadow, mascara, etc…

This is a collection of eyeshadow palettes as well as face palettes which include eyeshadows as well bronzer or a face powder and lipstick.

This is MAC’s traditional “fancy” collection. It’s a lot more expensive than anything else MAC offers for the Holidays and features special edition packaging. This is a posher version of what MAC normally releases and focuses on a more elegant, posher packaging.

Glamour Daze is MAC’s color collection for the Holidays. This doesn’t have any palettes or kits or gift sets. It simply focuses on individual makeup pieces just like any other color collection released from MAC with a focus on a variety of looks for the Holidays.

This collection features pigment and lipglass sets. This is another traditional release for MAC where they focus on smaller gift sets featuring a variety of shades in gloss and pigment.

It’s a damn big release with a lot to choose from. Some of it will make an excellent gift for beauty loving friends and I’m sure much of it will want to come home with you. I surely hope that with such a large release that MAC didn’t forget to work on quality control. The potential of quality problems are here due to the larger size of the collection. I’m hopeful all of it will be a raging success but MAC scares me sometimes with a release this big. Sometimes bigger isn’t always better and perhaps focusing on a smaller release with better quality will make for happier customers.

But let’s not count our chickens before they hatch. Perhaps we’ll be very happy with the entire collection and for now let’s bask in the delight of MAC Holiday 2012.

Do share your wish list for these collections in the comment field!


MAC Sinfully Chic & Divine Desire Holiday 2012 Nordstrom Exclusive

MAC has two exclusive collections that will release to Nordstrom and directly at MAC store locations. It’s a little confusing with the mass amount of releases MAC Holiday 2012 includes I’d say….!

The Sinfully Chic Collection will be exclusive to Nordstrom and where as Divine Desire will be launched exclusive at MAC store locations. The rest of the MAC Collection will be available wherever MAC is sold, directly from their site, or at your favorite counter of choice.

Take a look!


MAC In Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara

The release of the new MAC In Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara couldn’t come at a better time as I’m shopping a new mascara at the moment myself.

Take a look!


MAC Viva Glam It Up

The MAC Viva Glam It Up is a Holiday 2012 pairing with Ricky and Nicki again featuring Nicki Minaj’s mod pink satin finish lipstick and Ricky Martin’s colorless Lip Conditioner.

The two come together for the first time in a limited edition Viva Glam It Up Bag in a glossy black leopard print vinyl top clutch makeup bag.


MAC Primped Out Lip & Eye Bags & Brush Sets for Holiday 2012

’Tis the season to be chic with the MAC Primped Out Collection. MAC Primped Out Lip Look Bags inclu de a full-size Lipstick, Cremesheen Glass and mini Lip Pencil presented in two colour palettes: Lavish Coral and Luxurious Pink. MAC Primped Out Eye Look Bags dramatize eyes with Eye Shadow x 2, Powerpoint Eye Pencil, Opulash and 275SE Medium Angled Shading Brush . In three colour palettes : Sensual Peach, Decadently Pink and Drama Taupe.