February 2, 2010

MAC Spring Colour Forecast Shopping List

Man, oh man, oh man.

The Muse is going to be broke as smoke as soon as the entire MAC Spring Forecast hits my counter this week.

I’m already making up my mile long shopping list. This is one huge collection. Wants it all please thanks very much!

Jump ahead to see what’s making the cut on my list and start making your own as I want to know what you’re hauling!

MAC Spring Colour Forecast 4

No kidding but almost everything.

Considering this collection consists of a whole lot of coppery bronzes, shimmering golds, and warmer shades I’m going to say this will be my biggest haul.

the Muse wants:

Eyeshadow Quad
Bronzilla Lipstick
Gold Dust Lipglass

MAC Spring Colour Forecast 3

Eyeshadow Quad
Radiccio Lipstick
Purple Rage Lipglass

MAC Spring Colour Forecast 2

All of the eyeshadows!
All of the lipsticks
All of the lipglasses

MAC Spring Colour Forecast 1

All the eyeshadows!
Laugh a Lot Lipstick
Hush, Hush Rose Lipglass

I foresee the list changing and rearranging when I actually see the collection in person and hopefully it’ll be changing for the good with many items skipped but as I see I think it’ll be items added on. Groan!

This is such an incredible collection and trumps the release of MAC Hello Kitty from last year in my humble opinion! It’s a stunning array of color and surely everyone can find at least one item to love.

Wants it all!

You’ll hear my thoughts, read my review, and see my swatches as soon as I can get my greedy paws on these goodies.

For now what are you yearning for?

Do share!

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.

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    Must…… have…….. self….. control………:-)
    I only ordered 2 things from color forecast 3, the eyeshadow quad and the blush I am loving those purples
    I cant take it Mac is killing me!!! how many collections are they gonna come out with yikes!!

    Your fellow New Yorker
    Gigi 🙂

    • the Muse

      lol gisselle me too hun! ouchie! it’s going to be a long hard Spring and Summer with mac. hold me I’m scared hehe!

      aw awesome gigi where abouts in NY!?

      • Gisselle

        I used to live in Brooklyn but i moved out to FARRRRRRRRRR Rockaway(should have stayed in Brooklyn) 🙂 Actually its Arverne which is before Far Rockaway. The train ride really gets to me when i have to go into Manhattan 🙁
        When I was working the 1 hour ride didn’t bother me as much, but ever since i joined the ranks of the unemployed(thank you very much Mayor Bloomberg) an hour on the crack head “A” train seems like a death sentence LOL
        Sorry for the rant 🙂

        I must say I have been reading you blog for quite a while now and I have purchased many things based on your recommendation.
        Keep up the good work!

        Gigi 🙂
        P.S OMG have you seen the pics for the give me liberty something something from MAC?(can’t remember the name) that’s the collection I’m waiting (sigh)…….
        What’s an unemployed woman to do??……… thank God for husbands ha ha(he is as we speak ready to strangle me for my makeup purchases! 🙂

        • the Muse

          hey gigi!

          damn girl you’re way off my radar! :-D! sorry to hear about you being unemployed, damn rough patch we are in at the moment le sigh! LOL I hear you on the A train! LOL! rant away I’m listening 😀

          Aw shucks thanks gigi! That totally made my day! I’m so glad you enjoy my babblings 😀 *hugs*

          OMG yes! I don’t really dig the colors but the packaging=TO DIE FOR 😀

          LOL your poor husband! hehehe!

  • Norlyn

    I NEED the peachy-coral glosses and lipsticks from forecast 2. Seriously. In fact, I might want ALL of Forecast 2. When is this coming out?

    • the Muse

      god yes Norlyn.

      Officially the 11th but already pre launching this week! and also on site for sale!


    As a makeup newbie I have two questions. #1 – What’s the love for MAC? I’ve never used it. #2 – WHat is a “haul?”

    • the Muse

      hi stephanie. I’m sure everyone has a different answer when it comes to why do you love mac…I actually might do a post on it 😀 You’ve inspired me.

      I love mac b/c of the variety. They release more collections in a year than any other brand on the market. Also the price which is extremely affordable for quality, pigmented product.

      Haul…or hauling is when you purchase a bunch of makeup or you purchase something a little slang for buy. as in “I hauled a new lipstick today or I hauled several lipsticks today”

      Hope this helps.

      • Stephanie

        Yes! That is a great help! I’m finally understanding what “highly pigmented” really means. I tried some Smashbox “viewfinder” for the first time. WOW! Talk about pop! Then, I tried the Laura Geller baked eye – it is beautiful too, but doesn’t seem as pigmented as the Smashbox.

        • the Muse

          hey stephanie sorry for the delayed reply 😀 hehe pigmented=LOTS of color 🙂 good color pay off is worth it’s weight in gold 😀 different shadows def sport different formulas 🙂

  • Phyrra

    Electric Fuschia and Kumquat are the lipglasses I’m looking at. I’m also eyeing Pink Burst, but wondering how close it is to my Urban Decay Jilted or Trainwreck.

  • Mel

    So far I have 6 things on my shopping list:
    -Bubble Gum l/s
    -Ember Glow l/g
    -Stacked 1! pigs
    -Stacked 2! pigs
    -Azalea Blossom blush
    -Ripe Peach blush
    Of course I might pick up an eye shadow or two when I see them in person, but I’m trying to be good because of the many Spring launches to come!

    • the Muse

      hey mel great list dear! piggies=YES 😀 wants! I’m trying to be good too but it’s damn hard 🙁

  • K

    LOL! This collection’s really stunning! I’m stocking up my cart right now (MAC online) and so far I have 6 e/s, both stacks of piggies, 2 blushes (ripe peach and azalea)… $202 right now…wish i could spend more but yesterday I just hauled YSL Y-mail highlighter and YSL lippie, and another guerlain rouge G lippie =/ I’m gonna go broke with all these collections! aaaaah!

    we need make-up intervention! HAHAHA

    • the Muse

      hey k I was rounding up to $400! I want to get it down to at least $200 myself lol! Damn we are SO in trouble. damn girl you hauled good! NICE! Can I come over and play!?

      Tell me ’bout it. It’s absurd how much stuff is released that I absolutely NEED!

      LOL maybe we should get Doctor Drew for makeup intervention therapy!

      • K

        ahahaha, I should be the one to say “can i come over and play?!” LOL. You’re the PRO hauler and I’m the amateur one compared to ya, hehe.

        and yes, sooooo many stuff that’s releasing that we absolutely NEEEEEED! hahaha! I say “NEED” all the time. It’s not WANT but NEEEED! teehee 😉

        • the Muse

          lol anytime you want K! I’ll make tea 🙂 exactly…..NEEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDD 😀 LOL you crack me up!

          • K

            yay, looking forward to that tea time!! exciting 😉 darn, i should move closer to ya, but i can’t leave cali. i love the weather here (only few showers here and there, no snow, hehehe). but i can always come and visit 😉 or come to cali i’ll take you out!

          • the Muse

            hehe k! 😀 oh I wish I was in CA right now. This weather stinks! 😀 I’ll be right over!

  • natalie_sod

    the pigments! they’re calling my name. =P

    i hope they release those in singapore around…april. when i have the budget for it. hehehehe.

  • jackieg02

    After just looking on the MAC website this morning, I wanted nothing. But after seeing all the swatches on Temptalia, I want quite a few things. I’m thinking Rosy Outlook, Very Violet, La La and Strawharvest eyeshadows. And Laugh A Lot, Bubble Gum, Fresh Salmon, and Victorian lipsticks. I’ll definetly have to check out the pigment stacks…but of course, I am feeling both of them at the moment.

    • the Muse

      ditto jackie! I seen christine’s swatches and I was all about it. Piggies=YES YES YES YES!

  • Marcy

    The blushes are so gorgeous! Except one swatches like a bruise :S They look too pretty to be used…

    • the Muse

      marcy I agree far too pretty to be touched 😀 aww no bruised really? that’s good cuts my list down haha!

  • Nia

    Oh Muse, I am soooo envious that you can see it this week! I want to see it, too! 😉

    My list is rather long as well and needs some trimming:

    – both quads
    – the gold pigment stack
    – Azalea Blush ombre if it is mauve, not if it is pink
    – Ripe Peach Blush Ombre if it is not orange
    – the orange/coral e/s if they work on me
    – Kumquat l/g
    – Radiccio l/s
    – And maybe one more of the coral l/s

    Way too much. I am sooo lusting for corals and it looks like MAC is taking advantage of this. So not fair.

    Cannot wait for your reviews! Please make my list smaller 😉

    How is you week going so far? Still busy and stressed?

    • the Muse

      hello dear Nia how are you? 🙂

      I can’t WAIT 🙂

      Your list is as big as mine 😀 I’m def lusting for corals so I’m on board with the ambers 😀 LOL please HELP me make mine smaller too k?

      Nuts, simply nuts thanks for asking! It’s a really busy time at my office around this time of the year so my stress level is hiked up to high plus just damn busy! It’s hard keeping up with life, work, and blogging haha!

      • Nia

        Like you busy, but at least I saw the sun today 😉

        Aww, still so busy? Is there light at the end of the tunnel? *hugs*

        You cannot wait? lol! I have to wait for weeks to see it. But I hope I cool down some until then and buy less. Yes, hope.

        So I will get just one blush, maybe none. I need to see them on me first. Pink blush does not look good on me.
        I really want only two colours from the pigment stack, so maybe I can talk myself out of them. But they look like the solar bits 😀

        And you really want an intervention? Let me know and I will intervene away 😉

        • the Muse

          ugh nia it’s been the worst! LOL I think I saw the sun today before the snow started hehe! Yup! Def. beginning of march or 2nd week we’ll see some slow down PHEW!

          thanks for caring enough to ask *hugs* I think i owe you an email or three please accent my apologies just been nuts. LOL that’s the best thing as by the time it gets to you, you prob are like damn I’ve seen so much of it on the internet now I don’t want it 😀

          They do! I hate solar bits so maybe I can talk myself out of ’em too!

          LOL!!!!!! thanks please do intervene! Handcuff me!

  • Rena

    Woohoo, finally a MAC collection I’m not dying to get. Before I saw the swatches on Temptalia I wanted several things, but after seeing them swatched they didn’t live up to my imagination and some of them already look like some stuff I have in my collection. Waiting for Liberty of London, so far not liking anything from that either, but the packaging, I must have just for the packaging!

    • the Muse

      damn rena you’re awesome because I seen so much on Christine’s site my mind near blew out LOL! 😀 I didn’t LOVE the colors of LoL either but must say I adore the packaging too 😀

  • April

    Our lists are similar but I had to pair mine down a bit. This is what I ended up with:
    Ripe Peach blush
    Azalea Blossom blush
    purple quad
    bronze quad
    single eye shadows: Perky, Straw Harvest, Hot Hot Hot, La la and Very Violet
    lipsticks: Pink Burst, Victorian, Bubblegum, Rose Maiden
    lipglass: Electric Fuschia

    Now I am just awaiting next week’s release of the 2 new Viva Glams and I am done for a few months.


    • the Muse

      April great list hun! 😀 I’m trying to axe a bit of mine down too and I’m sure once I see it all I can easily say no to most of it 😀 or I hope.


  • tango

    Woah, what’s the liquid in the square bottle the last two photos? Black top, colored bottom, clear middle? Is that perfume, or oil, or what?

    I’m being good, since my resolution is to reduce clutter, but I absolutely love the ombre blushes. Sooo cool looking.

    • the Muse

      hi tango it’s a mac creations perfume.

      the ombre blushes are VERY cool lookin’ agreed 🙂

  • Chelsea

    I was saving myself for the Liberty collection (whose release is in my Outlook calendar), but this was too exciting to pass up. With the help of Temptalia’s review, I whittled my must haves down to a manageable four things, which I ordered online: Fresh Salmon lipstick, Lavendar Wind lipstick, and Nanogold eyeshadow. Then I threw in Freckletone lipstick, as I’ve had my eye on it for a while. Now I have to wait, and it shall be hard.

    • the Muse

      hey chel!

      Likey LOL 😀 it’s a great release kinda meh on the colors though! damn! that’s a great list. I hope I can manage my list that well hun 😀

  • dina

    oh good lord THIS IS A PROBLEM!! 😀 muse do you know if this is @ mac stores only or @ nordstrom & bloomies too?
    seriously hitting pinks, purples, & some corals hard ~ must ck out temptalia’s swatches more & play with them in store. if they’re gone in our stores we’ll know who was there! 😉

    • the Muse

      I think it’s hitting everywhere Dina! Could be at MAC store first though! Love me those corals please god give ’em to me :_D LOL!!!!! yes if u hit up first and it’s gone that was me that took it all and if I hit up and it’s gone I’ll blame you :-D!!!!!!!!!!!!

      I don’t really love the mac at the Westchester though…you?

      • dina

        no, not really. i much prefer nordstrom & if necessary then either there, bloomie’s or macy’s or just online. NEED to see them in person though 🙂

        • the Muse

          me too Dina 🙂 I really love mac soho as well! Me too, def need to see in person!!!!!!!

          • dina

            ok i hit the haul today 😀 happy friday to me! LOVE
            i got pink burst & radicchio lipsticks, electric fuchsia gloss, lala shadow, and azalea blossom blush. after seeing swatches in person it knocked some off the list, oh well. (the lavendar blush with the brown is kinda odd??) also got the gaga viva glam.

          • the Muse

            fantastic dina! Damn!!!!!!! jealous here. Didn’t haul yet aside from some testers I got but going this week 😀 must have the CL viva glam, can’t pull off the gaga sadly. Are you going to wear or is it just for collector’s reason? 😀

      • Norlyn

        Wow, you go to the mac at the westchester? Me too! Well, on the occasions when I go – usually I hit up sephora first, then I’m too broke to go to mac too. But I’m going there on the 11th to buy this collection before a girls night out.

        • the Muse

          hey norlyn! Yup occasionally! 😀 I HATE that Sephora so I stick with the one on 34th or Time Square as the one at the mall simply blows for CS, no offense if you love it 😀

          w00t! Happy haulin hun!

          • Norlyn

            I’ve never been to the ones in the city, but I really want to go there sometime. The Westchester is the most convenient one for me, which is why I go there so much. I’ve also been to the one in Danbury, and the one in Greenwich. I’m scared if I start looking for more MACs and Sephoras that I’ll spend even more.

          • the Muse

            oh go norlyn! I love my MA in soho 🙂 LOL! awww I actually like going to the counter rather than the store in some cases..just find the MA’s are a bit nicer!

  • vianca

    im def. getting ripe peach(blush)! thinking about azalea blossom
    getting fresh salon & laugh a lot l/s
    nail laquer malibu peach
    & all the e/s from colour 2 forcast

  • Middge

    Went to one of my favorite mac stores in the Flatiron Distirct, loved almost everything. Picked up the Gold Dust L/G, the MAC Spring Colour Forecast 4 (adore the bronzes) and the Quad and the MAC Spring Colour Forecast 3 (love the purples). Could not decide which so just got both. Really loving that Purple Rage L/G and Radiccio L/S, may have to go back and get it soon.

  • plue

    am only wanting the blushes, nothing else. i’d be dead broke if i go get anything else than that! 😛

  • dina

    i am hoping to wear it but i was afraid it would be light on me (my coloring is very similar to yours-dark brown hair, brown eyes, fais skin w/ pink undertones), i even asked the SA but i figure if it turns out too light on i could always layer w/ another color or put on a darker/brighter gloss :o)