October 14, 2010

MAC A Tartan Tale Lip, Eye and Face Kits for MAC Holiday 2010

Ahhh here’s one we wait for all year round. That special time of the year when we can OH so much more for OH yes so much less. Gift sets from MAC to stuff our stockings with.


Peekaboo! Poking a little fun at the kinky part of the kilt, these incorrigible kits for Lips, Eyes and Face have some flasher fun with mirrored compacts, but remain dignified with proper M A C family crests: New giftables that prove to be seductive, cheeky, good fun, including 6 Dashing Lassie Eye Shadows, 6 Beauties Play It Cool Eye Shadows, 6 Twists of Tartan Eye Shadows, 6 Reelers & Rockers Eye Shadows, Happily Ever After and A Fabulous Fantasy Lip Kits, plus A Triumphant Blush and Hark The Heraldry Face Kits.

Available in the US starting October 28, 2010 and Internationally November 2010.

MAC A Tartan Tale 6 Dashing Lassie Eye Shadows $36

  • Once Upon a Time Metallic vanilla (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Bronze Copper penny (Frost)
  • Buckwheat Frosty medium brown (Frost)
  • A Dashing Lassie Metallic milk (Frost)
  • Magical Mist Metallic taupe (Lustre)
  • Showstopper Dark brown (Matte)

MAC A Tartan Tale 6 Beauties Play It Cool Eye Shadows $36

  • Heather Belles Dark charcoal/carbon (Satin)
  • To the Ball Dusty lavender (Satin)
  • Hold My Gaze Medium Grey (Frost)
  • Magic Moor Purple grape (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Altered State Blackened plum (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Silverwear Metallic lavender (Frost)

MAC A Tartan Tale 6 Twists of Tartan Eye Shadows $36

  • Vainglorious Metallic maroon (Frost)
  • Rolled Gold Gold (Lustre)
  • Lady’s Prance Clay (Matte)
  • High Spirits Shimmer avocado (Frost)
  • Bows & Curtseys Metallic hunter green (Satin)
  • Set To Dance Dark royal blue (Matte)

MAC A Tartan Tale 6 Reelers & Rockers Eye Shadows $36

  • Carbon Dark carbon (Matte)
  • White Rabbit Shimmer white (Frost)
  • Melt My Heart Metallic silver (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Gaelic Gold Metallic gold (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Crown & Sceptre Metallic copper (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Family Treasures Metallic bronze (Veluxe Pearl)

MAC A Tartan Tale Happily Ever After Lip Kit $22.50

  • Cheers All Around Bright candy pink (Frost)
  • To Joy Medium pink (Frost)
  • Endless Fun Sheer frosty pink (Gloss)

MAC A Tartan Tale A Fabulous Fantasy Lip Kit $22.50

  • Storybook Ending Raisin (Lustre)
  • Imagine This Pinky beige (Amplified)
  • Heroic Tale Sparkle flesh tone (Gloss)

MAC A Tartan Tale A Triumphant Blush Face Kit $38

  • Melba Soft coral peach (Powder Blush)
  • Peachtwist Golden peach (Sheertone Shimmer)
  • Smooth Harmony Neutral mid tan (Beauty Powder)

MAC A Tartan Tale Hark the Heraldry Face Kit $38

  • Dame Sophisticated blue/pink (Powder Blush)
  • Plum Foolery Faint dusty plum (Sheertone Shimmer)
  • Oh So Fair Pale pink (Beauty Powder)

MAC A Tartan Tale Lip and Eye Bags

Once upon a time a bonny lass was in a Scottish ska band. She couldn’t just pick one look – punk or princess? So she chose them all:fancy that! Her loot: Dazzle the Lads Lip Bag, with Baron’s Rose Lipstick, Draw Me Close Lip Pencil and Moth to Flame Dazzleglass; Vain & Glorious Lip Bag, with Mellow Mood Lipstick, In Synch Lip Pencil and Baby Sparks Dazzleglass; Noble Knights Lash & Line Eye Bag with Teal Pigment, Blitz & Glitz Fluidline and Zoomblack Zoom Lash mascara; and finally, Violet My Love Lash & Line Kit, replete with Violet Pigment, Macroviolet Fluidline and Zoomblack Zoom Lash mascara. Brush Bags A drawbridge lowers, an electric-guitar wails: and a Princess makes an entrance – with her bag of tricks! New M A C Brush Bags are here for every girl who wants to arrive at the ball in flawless fashion, with everything she needs in these nifty, handsome, heathery tartan modern mash-ups, trimmed in shiny patent: A Lady & Her Tricks Buff & Line Brush Collection with 168SE, 187SE, 209SE, 219SE and 252SE; Sweep Me Off My Feet Sweep & Define Brush Collection, with 129SE, 190SE, 212SE, 227SE and 275SE; She’s Got It All Apply, Define & Line Brush Collection, with 194SE, 204SE, 224SE, 266SE and 275SE. Throw on your favorite Vivienne Westwood tartan frock (knickers optional) and off you go, perfectly ready to raise a ruckus!

MAC A Tartan Tale Lip and Eye Bags $36

  • Vain and Glorious Lip Bag
  • Lustre Lipstick in Mellow Mood Sheer pink
  • Dazzleglass in Baby Sparks Sparkle baby pink
  • Lip Pencil in In Synch Light pink

MAC A Tartan Tale Dazzle the Lads Lip Bag $36

  • Cremesheen Lipstick in Timeless Medium rose
  • Dazzleglass in Moth to Flame Sheer neutral beige
  • Lip Pencil in Lingerie Dusty rose

MAC A Tartan Tale Noble Knights Lash & Line Kit $36

  • Fluidline in Blitz & Glitz Black
  • Pigment in Teal Bright metallic teal
  • Zoomblack
  • 209 Brush

MAC A Tartan Tale Violet My Love Lash & Line Kit $36

  • Fluidline in Macroviolet Dark grape
  • Pigment in Violet Bright metallic purple
  • Zoomblack
  • 209 Brush

MAC A Tartan Tale  Sweep Me Off My Feet Sweep & Define Brush Collection $49.50
129SE, 190SE, 212SE, 227SE, 275SE

MAC A Tartan Tale Brush Bags A Lady & Her Tricks Buff & Line Brush Collection $49.50
168SE, 187SE, 209SE, 219SE, 252SE

MAC A Tartan Tale She’s Got It All Apply, Define & Line Brush Collection $49.50
194SE, 204SE, 224SE, 266SE, 275SE

I’ve said in years past and I’ll say it again, this is always a great time of the year to stock up on MAC or get INTO MAC for the first time since you can get so much more for your money. Brush sets are affordable as are pigment, lip sets, etc…plus you get the added benefit of great sets that include several items and a makeup bag.

Anything from these kits that you want?!

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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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  • cassie

    OMG! I NEED those brush sets, all of them!!!!
    What an amazing value! I love MAC brushes.
    I also have my eye on the Dashing Lassie and Noble Knights kits.

  • MC

    YES PLEASE!!!! LoL

    I totally have my eye on Reelers & Rockers Eye Shadows. It’s been a while since I have been very excited for a MAC Holiday collection (last year was kind of ho hum). The last Holiday Collection I loved was Royal Assets. I love, LOVE the look of how A Tartan Tale will be!

  • Kelly

    I’d love to get a pallet and one of the brush kits. I’ve never tried MAC but always oogle it. They just opened a MAC store at our mall so maybe this season I can stop in and get something. Any specific things you recommend the most? It might make picking out a kit easier! They’re all so tempting 😛

    • the Muse

      hey kelly awesome ;-D MAC Newbie my fav hehe. the eye palettes are a great place to start particularly the warmer one which always proves very pretty each year ;D pigment and brush sets are also a very good value ;D!!!!!!!!

  • Hannah

    I NEED the Vain and Glorious Lip Bag and She’s Got It All Apply, Define & Line Brush Collection.. i have some MAC stuff, but I really want to add to my collection.. the brushes are definetly a MUST(: so excited!!

  • auroragyps

    6 Twists of Tartan palette has got my attention. I saw another blogger wearing Vainglorious on her eyes & loved it, but it’s sold out online. This would give me that shadow, and a couple of awesome greens, which I love.

    I’ve never tried MAC’s shadows, so would this palette be a good thing for trying them out?

    • the Muse

      I think so auro!!!!!!!! I love the palettes ;-D plus it’s more for less. ;-D

      • auroragyps

        Sweet. I’ll really know if I’m going to get it once I see more pics online. Why they photographed the palettes from an angle that makes it so you can hardly see the colors, I have no idea. Silly MAC.

  • Cj

    I never really got into Mac stuff other than their wipes (Which I am inlove with lol) but the Dashing Lassie Eye Shadows, Happily Ever After Lip Kit, and Hark the Heraldry Face Kit are looking really nice. Might just be my first real Mac makeup purchases 🙂

  • Yao

    Muse, thank you so much for sharing these promo pics! I’ve been meaning to try MAC’s blushes for a while, so I think I’m going to get Hark the Heraldry Face Kit and one of the brushes kits. I’m just torn between Sweep & Define and Buff & Line. Which would you recommend?

  • Kristen

    Ive never tried MAC brushes so I would love at least one of the brush sets.

  • Eileen

    Really like the look of those brush sets …. think I’ll have to pick up atleast one to fill up that great big purse of mine!

  • Christine

    I barely own any brushes (only 3 lol), those brush sets look amazing! I could double my brush collection in one go…hmmm XD

  • electronicfly

    LOVE the bags!!!!! And the blush kit thingies! So beaut! Thogh I feel that if MAC brought in that tartan feel to the blushes as well (imagine mosiac-ey) it’ll be shoooooooooo good!

  • Andrea

    I definitely have my eye on the brush set with the “skunk” brush! I’ve been using some awful brushes I got in a GWP, and I’ve been wanting to invest in some MAC brushes. Do you know how the quality compares in these sets to the regular ones?

    • the Muse

      Andrea they aren’t nearly as good as the full size but I do think they aren’t bad either imho! ;-D For the price I def don’t think the quality is bad at all!

      • Andrea

        Thanks for your opinion, Muse! I actually went to a MAC counter today and asked about the set, and the MA said the only differences are the short handles and the gold ferrules. I was tempted to pre-order but decided to wait until they are released so I can see a set in person first. I have to say, though… the purse/bag is putting up a pretty convincing argument!

  • Gia

    Ehhhhhh! I just want the purses!! I mean the brushes are nice too but the purses they are in are so adorable! I hope they aren’t crazy small! My poor wallet! 🙁
    But brushes aren’t a bad thing to buy lots of! You always need a lot of quality brushes! Right? I’m trying to make my crazy makeup talk logical… that’s a bad sign.

  • Agapi

    I want everything!! Every item is sooooooooo adorable & I fell in love with it!!! Can’t wait to get my hands on them!

  • Mary

    I wouldn’t suggest buying MAC’s brush set. They are bad! You may think you’re getting a deal but your not. Save your money and buy two regular size ones. The brush sets from them are poor quality. They say they use the same material as the full size ones, but its not. It’s poor quality. The handles aren’t wood and made in China not Japan and France like the regular size ones. Now I just buy the regular sized brushes from them. You want a cheaper brush set just go with Ecotools, Crown, Sigma. With MAC, you’re paying a lot for sub par products.

    • the Muse

      Hi mary.

      Although the brushes in the mac sets aren’t nearly as good as the full side I def wouldn’t call them all bad. I’ve been very happy with the sets I’ve purchased and do believe they are a rather good deal!

      • Mary

        With my experience, its bad. I thought that they would be just decent, but its not. The glue for two of them let go after one month and its not the way I dried or washed them. I really take care of all my brushes and I use the brush guard. I was so thrilled that the 219 came in the set too, but its not firm and cannot smoke out my bottom lashes. Its like a mini crease blending brush instead. I hate that! I already have the full size 217, 224, and 222. I wanted a pencil brush. Plus the 242 brush set one is not good too. the bristles are scratchy and doesn’t lie flat like the full size one and the other brush in the set is just okay. I know other people with similar experiences as well. They are not worth the price.

        • the Muse

          sorry to hear it Mary 🙁 I’ve always had a great experience with the minis. I agree that they are def not nearly as good as the full size, that’s for sure, but I’ve never minded the mini size and even feel like some apply well since the shorter handle is more comfortable in my hand!

  • Mary

    Thanks great Muse that you’ve had a good experience! I did want a shorter handle set and I luv MAC. But, I was so disappointed. I just bought them in the full size and very happy now. I just discovered your blog and really like it!

    • the Muse

      hey mary! I can’t believe you had such woe with them, that sucks. 🙁 But I think you made a wise choice with the full size hun because def love mac full head brushes best ;-D I’ve never tried Stigma, was always curious about them with your rec might check them out!

      aw thanks!!!!! ;-D xoxo! where’d ya find me?!

  • Nia

    Well, well, well… last year was the first year I got a palette and I used it an awful lot, it has huge dents in three shadows. So I will get the Beauties Play It Cool Palette and the cool blush palette. I love them for travelling (which I do a lot at the moment) as they are compact and still can get me more than one look.

    What’s on your list?

    Hope things are great with you 🙂 Have a great weekend

    • the Muse

      so far nothing Nia aside from the color eyeshadow singles ;-D but once I see it all I know I’ll prob want it, it’s a disease.

      I’m good, tired but good. How are you? You have a fab weekend too dear thanks for brightening up my blog life ;D

  • LorraineER

    Hey Muse! I am so psyched for this collection, it’s got me more amped up than VV had me. I think you made a mistake in your post though with the brush sets. Under where you typed the “MAC A Tartan Tale Brush Bags A Lady & Her Tricks Buff & Line Brush Collection $49.50”
    You have the pic for the Apply Define and Line set. Vice Versa under the heading for the Apply Line & Define set you have the pic for the Buff & Brush set- I think. Because the first brush in the second pic is the 187 and below that is the 168. Anyhoo thank you for the pics!!! It’s like Mac Porn to me…

    • the Muse

      eeep thanks lorraine have to fix ;-D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxo!