December 20, 2007

MAC Originals Color Story

I’ve been reading so much about the Originals Collection that I’m an absolute walking encyclopedia about it by now! I know the colors, I know what collections they had previously been in, I’ve seen swatches, etc…etc…etc….

This has popped up on everyone (and their mum’s) blog this week! It’s MAC excitement and cosmetic whores (excuse you but I proudly call myself Cosmetic Whore thanks very much!) and junkies far and wide are absolutely rolling around breathlessly in joy that Parrot is back!

How long has it been since Parrot’s been gone? 2-3 years or more? You can read my Ode to Parrot by clicking over here.

Now I’m not immune to the lure of Parrot by any means and I love her just as much as you or anyone else does but I have two pots that are carefully stashed away and guarded by rabid pitbulls in my beauty vault already so I’m thinking to myself do I really need another pot of Parrot and I’m listening to the voices in my head that are screaming HELL YES (I’ve been told it’s ok if the voices speak in my head it’s just if I answer them that I have to worry!).

So…I guess that means I’ll be skipping my way over to the MAC counter to purchase another pot because obviously two pots aren’t enough and god knows I’ll live to be at least 70 or more hopefully and I KNOW I’ll want a vibrant shade of aqua blue in my train case when I’m 60 and freaking hip beyond any means! And two pots won’t get me through this lifetime never mind the next one so best get a 3rd pot as a backup JUST IN CASE. Plus who the bloody hell knows it might just turn into a solid gold piece later on in life when I need to sell it to fund my future child’s college tuition.


It’s not exactly smart to face the Holiday crowds just to nab a pot of Parrot even though we know it’s well worth it. I’m strapping on my bullet proof vest to make my way into Nordie’s to fight my way to the MAC counter and glance at the array of the Originals Collection!


This color story has me saying….


I’m a little bit shocked that nothing aside from Parrot is crying at me to buy it!

I’m somewhat disappointed in everything.

Someone slap me it can’t be that I’m not fawning over MAC what’s wrong with me? Where’s my MAC spirit?! I’m MAC’s biggest cheerleader what’s going on!?

I guess some of the colors are just boring for me. I like more bold shadows and these aren’t doing so much for me! Plus the piggies I already have and the reflects glitter aren’t something I am entirely keen on.

You’ve read it everywhere by now but here’s the low down on what’s out this week:

  • Parrot
  • Ochre Style
  • A Little Folie
  • Daisychain
  • Memorabilia
  • Clue
  • Alum
  • Charred
  • Frisco


  • Kitschmas
  • Violet
  • Melon
  • Golden olive
  • Steel blue

Reflect Glitter

  • Blackened Red
  • Very Pink
  • Transparent Teal
  • Antique Gold


  • Sandy B.
  • Rozz Revival
  • Chintz on Hintz
  • Russian Red
  • Twig Twig
  • Supersequin
  • Nouveau-Frou
  • Retrofluid
  • Back to Del Rio
  • Utter Pervette


  • C-Thru
  • Full on Lust
  • Avarice
  • Real Desire
  • Nico Now

Eye Pencil

  • Ebony
  • Coffee
  • Indigo

Let’s pick this apart a little and see what the Muse is contemplating.

I’m sad that the eyeshadows aren’t all that and a bag of chips. They brought these back because everyone really, really, really, wanted them right? Normally the first thing that catches my eye when a new color story is released would be the shadows but aside from Parrot nothing is yelling at me! Maybe Daisychain?

Ok glosses. I see two that look interesting here those would be Avarice and Real Desire.

Lipsticks I really have to see in person to decide.

Pigments have ’em all already. Glitters mmm maybe yes maybe no.

Eyeliner and Mascara? Skip.

Wow I’m saving money left and right here kids!

Maybe when I see this in person I’ll have a hard time saying no to it all but at the moment it’s not what I expected at all! I expected more wow!

Oh well!

Money saved for another day and another MAC Collection!

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Krasevayadancer

    I share your sentiments exactly. Other than parrot (which truly is all that and a bag of chips!) all the other products in this collection were really ho-hum. I picked up 2 parrots and might go back for a daisychain. The lippies were boring (and i hate lustres and frosts!), the piggies were boring, and the eyeshadows seemed flat, boring, and hard to work with. Glad I am not the only one not in love with this 🙂

    Oh, btw. How do you get to nordies? The closest one is in the westchester mall, no? I know you live in the city too and we seem to frequent many of the same stores!

  • the Muse

    Gosh I’m glad I’m not being a killjoy and someone agrees! I was somewhat shocked at this collection. Granted I haven’t yet seen it in person yet and sometimes the swatches on the site are bloody liars but from what I have seen on the site I was like “what? this is it?!”

    I could have thought of a million other colors I’d have liked far more!

    I already have two parrots and I’m wondering do I seriously need another?! Daisychain looks somewhat good but only as a highbrow highlighter probably!

    Oh my gosh me too! I hate frosts with a passion! makes me look fabulously fat and mod looking hehe (I’m already one of two! Don’t need a lipglass to look worst!)!

    I wish they brought back all girl pigment! I’d have jumped on that!

    Super nice to hear someone with a like mind 😉

    YES! hehe! I do indeed go to the Westchester Mall one! I fear the parking right now though! It’s nuts in White Plains around this time of the year! But I may go ahead and do it for the sake of Parrot 😉 Anything is better than facing the horror of Macy’s right now or making my way to a MAC free stand. Did you see the MAC free standing store they opened in the mall? Hate the MA’s in there but it’s nice they have on in the Mall now. One stop shopping!

    We should go shopping together 😉

  • Krasevayadancer

    Wow, what a coincidence! I was at the westchester these past 2 weekends. I am quite pleased to report that my boyfriend an i (hes the one who drives) has no trouble finding parking!

    Surprisingly, i didn’t find the malls to be all that bad!

    Oh, I would love to go shopping sometime! Do you have aim or msn? I would love to chat some more!

  • the Muse

    hey girlie!

    I went last night and it was terrifying! Hard parking and just to get into white plains the traffic was obscene!

    Oh I’d love it too!!!!!!! We’d have a blast!

    You can get me on MSN my screen name is fan_ggirl


    Add me and we can chat 😉 and maybe after the holidays arrange for some shopping to hit the semi annual sales 😉