September 7, 2010

MAC Tartan Tale Holiday 2010

Tartan…..such a preppy little print. The only reason I might consider tartan awesome would be if the Doctor could possibly prance around the Tardis in a kilt with a tartan print.

Some people would pay big money to see that but it would def kill the entire British element that comes along with DW wouldn’t it?

Honestly….tartan prints might be better left to David Tennant, MAC.


What do you think?

I’m not sure how excited I am about this…….

Gasp! An unexciting MAC Holiday Collection? Nay! Can’t be. But seriously I’m not sure I’m sold on the Tartan theme.

Have you consumed today’s ?


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  • sillylilacs

    Is it sad that I’m more excited about the packaging that the actual colors? =D lol and I’m not even that big of a fan of plaid!

    • the Muse

      lol lilac! 😀 I actually liked the colors more than the plaid print 😀 go figure!

      • sillylilacs

        I don’t really trust the promo pics =( most of the colors are off b/c of photoshop & lighting and everything =O

        lol I am excited to see the actual collection though!

        • the Muse

          true lilac, true 😀 I am excited to see it but still not sure about the print, we shall see 😀 I can easily be convinced!

  • Marina

    I love the tartan print…but not digging this. It feels TOO holiday, you know? All the plaid and such.

    • the Muse

      marina I actually feel opposite, I don’t get a holiday vibe at all from it 😛

      • Marina

        Weird lol Maybe it’s just because back in NY around Christmas we always had plaid/tartan decorations/bows and such…maybe I just associate it immediately with holidays? At any rate, I never got into MAC…which might be a blessing in disguise.

        • the Muse

          ha Marina sorry hun def don’t feel any christmas in this for some reason and def don’t get a NY kinda christmas feel from it 😀 lol def a blessing mac seems to rob my $! hehe!

  • Sarah G.

    I’m strangely attracted to this. It’s like eating a food that you really don’t like, but you keep eating it anyway. I might cave and get something. I do like the eyeshadow quads…….

  • LU

    I actually want the pigment collections! I don’t have many MAC pigments so when the holiday ones roll around I dive right in! I am just wondering how much they will cost seeing as pigment price was increased.

  • Bora

    I wonder if those tartans are actually authentic Scottish Tartans and which clans they’re from? I love the look of the collection but then I’m fascinated by tartan after a Scottish ex-boyfriend got me interested in the history behind them. I think this collection might do well in Japan and Korea as we love our scottish tartans.

    • the Muse

      probably from the Tennant Family Bora…lol 😀 ha do you!????????? I dunno. love me some Scots but not sure about makeup themed around it!

    • the Muse

      part of the UK tousledkitten 😀 Scots are Scots, British are British 😀 two individual cultures!

  • The Beauty Alchemist

    I have always been mad for plaids so I love this. I need at least one of those little pouches or bags. This time I am more about the packaging than the inside. I own 2 kilts myself 🙂

  • Amy

    I’m getting rich high-school girl vibes and not Christmas but I do like it. But the colors seem like I’ve seen them before. I’ll have to get my last Christmas sets out and compare. MAC likes to rename some products and sell them like there something new! I saw that a few of my shadows from my last two Christmas sets were the same colors simply renamed. I do think I might want those pigments. I can never have enough pigments.

  • jonnie

    Don’t like the looks of the collection, but if that’s what it takes for you to give me pictures of cute men in dress kilts, I’m for it!

  • Marsha

    I really want the neutral-ish pallete. I also wanna snag one of the brush bags since I only own 1 MAC brush. I don’t like the packaging though 🙁

    • the Muse

      marsha always a great time to haul brushes during xmas, best bang for your buck 😀

  • Storm

    I LOVE tartan. *drools* I have been waiting on promo pics of this for weeks! Nay, months! Ah, tartan, piggies, brushes, bags. <3

  • triner

    Oh thank GOODNESS I wasn’t the only one to think of Tennant in a kilt at mention of this collection. 🙂 (That man is dreamy *swoon*)
    Really, this collection doesn’t seem exciting except for the packaging. Which, isn’t really all that exciting anyway.

    • the Muse

      ha triner! GREAT minds girl! that’s why I added DT in, made things more exciting 😀

  • clementine

    …You know, I’ll probably change my mind once I see the collection in person, but those promo pics are strangely adorable to me. D:

  • Rebecca B

    Just the opposite for me – I was sold on this collection from the first promo pic I saw!!!

  • Robyn

    i agree that this isnt ver holidayish
    im scottish
    theirs nothing sexier than a man in a kilt i was recently at a friends of my mums wedding in england MEGA dissapointed at the lack of kilts
    but i cant say i see alot of kilts popping up at Christmas

    there is that guy that walks around my city centre in full scottish attire … but he does that all the time … and hes crazy … quite the legend

    bit random for MAC is it not i wonder why they chose this curious i feel i need to by some because im scottish (hahahahaha this is the best excuse EVER !!)

    and dangsters right Scots are Brittish too 🙂

    • the Muse

      damn them robyn. didn’t they know you’d be there for inspection!? ;-D

      LOL yes excuse for makeup! 😀 of course…

      I always think of Scots as Scots, Brits as Brits 😀

  • Heather

    Wow. Those rich browns, those pale flesh tones, such attractive packaging…(sigh). DAMN, David Tennant is handsome in anything…but he just does me in when he’s wearing a kilt. YUM.

    (shakes head) Oh, I’m sorry. Was there makeup here? (looks again) While some of this collection looks okay, I’ll reserve judgement for when we have swatches and more info. After all, I’m obviously too blinded with the Tennant-y hawtness above to think clearly. Thanks, Muse, for both the makeup reporting and the eye candy break!

    • the Muse

      heather they need to pimp him in a promo for MAC, I’d buy 😀

      you’re most welcome for the eye candy and the drool I’ll wipe off later 😀

  • Hannah

    Ahh! I can’t wait! (: Can’t say I’m a huge fan of the packaging, but the products are good enough for me! haha.. Any idea how much the brush sets go for usually?

  • Telle

    Haha Muse- your comment was funny! 😀
    I was originally excited for this but after seeing the promo pix, the products aren’t high on my priority purchase list. The colors seem rather redundant. That said I am excited for the november launch of the collectors edition of Mac ):}

    • the Muse

      I’m quite excited about the new collector’s collection as well telle 😀 more $ for us considering we aren’t about Tartan 😀

  • Rena

    I’m kinda digging the packaging on this. I did not like Fabulous Felines although i really really wanted too and I have a disease I must buy something from MAC every few months. LOL and I passed up on the last two collections they put out. I was good! I like the eyeshadow palettes and i like the brush bags better then the past holiday seasons. I might be snagging the one i didn’t get last year.

    • the Muse

      rena we all have that disease lol! FF was great in theory but after seeing it I was meh.

  • purerona

    Some people will like it and some people won’t like it. I love it, and can’t wait for it to come out. Especially the brush sets with the packaging.

    opi comes out with different themes from different countries sometimes, and no one complains, so why should the Scot’s theme for Mac be any different for a season?

  • shilpa

    Dear muse, do you have a rough idea when this holiday collection is going to launch in the uk? I missed out on last years collection and I really want to get hold of a few kits from this one.

    • the Muse

      it’s hard to say shilpa most times uk gets it a month after but sometimes, lately, uk gets it a week before US. weird. when I have exact dates promise to post them dear!