October 14, 2010

MAC Holiday Collection 2010 MAC A Tartan Tale Color Collection

Ahhh here it is dears. Official release information and photos for MAC A Tartan Tale for Holiday 2010. Can you believe we are here already? Halloween hasn’t even come yet and we are all about MAC Holiday.


But damn horror never felt so bloody good.


Do you hear the bonny bagpipes on the moors, or Johnny Rotten and the Sex Pistols? One in each ear? We’re telling a slightly twisted Tartan Tale to celebrate Holiday 2010, in all its posh, punk, ancestral, anarchic, noble and naughty glory. Royal and raunchy, colours and patterns collide, fantasies come true, punk faeries take flight, with poetic new looks for Eyes to gaze long upon Glamora Castle: Dazzleglass Creme like Radiant Jewels; Lipstick Kisses from The Faerie Glen; Black Swan Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner; Family Crest Pigment; My Highland Honey from the heather in Powder Blush; Sexy Style Clan Nail Lacquer; and forever Zoom Fast Black Lash mascara, for the Dark Prince, or Princess. Enter A Tartan Tale, and be transformed!

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

MAC A Tartan Tale Lipstick $14

  • Cut a Caper Mid-tone peachy pink (Lustre)
  • The Faerie Glen Pale neutral pink (Lustre)
  • Deepest Wish Deep creamy reddish brown (Amplified)
  • Full Fuchsia Bright blue fuchsia (Amplified)
  • Courting Lilac Sheer lilac mauve with soft gold pearl (Glaze)

MAC A Tartan Tale Dazzleglass Creme $18

  • Radiant Jewels Dark sparkly magenta
  • Soft Dazzle Mid-tone peach pink with gold pearl
  • Passing Fancy Bright orange coral with soft pearl
  • Lightly Prancing Light peach with gold pearl
  • Gone Romancin’ Mid-tone lavender with multi-dimensional pearl

MAC A Tartan Tale Eyeshadow $19.50

  • Golden Crown Light gold with bronze tartan striping
  • A Wish Come True Dirty mauve with bubblegum pink tartan striping
  • Follow Your Fantasy Mid-tone peach with chocolate tartan striping
  • Enviably Fun Grass green with dark green tartan striping
  • Semi-Precious Aubergine with chocolate tartan striping
  • Glamora Castle Dark grey with teal tartan striping

MAC A Tartan Tale Pigment $19.50

  • Later Black with transforming purple pearl (Frost)
  • Moonlight Night Blackened teal with teal pearl (Frost)
  • The Family Crest Blackened bronze with bronze pearl (Frost)

MAC Zoom Flash Mascara

MAC A Tartan Tale Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner $14.50

  • Petrol Blue Deep navy with pearl
  • Black Line Black with gold pearl
  • Undercurrent Teal with pearl
  • Black Swan Black with pearl
  • Lord It Up Bronze with pearl

MAC A Tartan Tale Blush ($18.50)

  • Her Blooming Cheek (very bright iridescent blue pink) (Satin)
  • My Highland Honey (bright coral with soft gold pearl) (Satin)

MAC A Tartan Tail Nail Lacquer $13

  • Sly as a Fox Creamy mid-tone russet/burnt red (Cream)
  • Style Clan Dark taupe with red pearl (Frost)

So what do you think?

Loving the shadows! I’m quite excited about them. However, I will say, I’m so crushed that they didn’t embrace the Tartan pattern for the blushes! I can name about fifty MAC Crackheads who will be utterly hyped about the re-release of Pearlglide.


I’m kinda hyped about A Tartan Tale’s Color Collection!

Next up, the gift sets…..

Anything here appealing?

Do share!

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  • Sally

    I am loving the products so far, just based on the pictures! I’ve been so disappointed with many of the holiday collections, but MAC’s collection has got me excited! Can’t wait til it’s released!!!

  • Eve

    I also thought the blushes should have the tartan print! Even the packaging for the glosses/lipsticks maybe? To make it feel more special edition at least. But I LOVE the eyeshadows!!!!

    • the Muse

      Eve I can kinda sorta understand the lack of print on the glosses and lipsticks since mac doesn’t normally do prints for Holiday items but the blush? damn! ;-D

  • MarTina

    So excited. I love this collection so far. Although some of the colors are appear dupable the collection as a whole seems promising. 🙂 What are your favs?

    • the Muse

      def agreed martina! dupes to be had all around. I love all the shadows in this collection 🙂

  • jenna

    i’m safe from this collection! nothing appeals to me. just too bold for me. oh well, that means move that part of the budget on over to another holiday collection!

  • jane

    weren’t there supposed to be brushes that were going to be released with this collection too?

  • Jennifer

    The e/s singles look lovely! i’m wondering whether the ‘stripes’ will have any effect on the overall color when swatched? they look quite tiny and are just there for decoration 🙂

    • the Muse

      Not sure Jennifer ;-D but looking forward to trying. Someone had mentioned mac was trying some sort of new technology with these and will possibly have the design run all the way through!?

  • duchessbelle

    That Sly as a Fox nail color looks awesome. Definitely grabbing that one!

  • MC

    Oooohhhh I want it ALL!!!! LoL…but I already see myself getting Enviably Fun Grass eyeshadow and Sly as Fox Shadow. Pretty Pretty eye candy to look at while sick in bed today!

  • Yao

    Wow, this is the first MAC collection I’ve really loved. Granted, my MAC obsession only started six or so months ago, but the eyeshadow packaging is just gorgeous!

    • the Muse

      yay yao ;-D Nice to hear it. Oh girl you have a long hard road ahead of you hehe mac is crack!

  • Sarah G.

    Here’s hoping Nordy’s is letting us put this stuff on hold! The 28th is my bday and what a great bday it’ll be! I can just use the excuse that I’m getting in touch with my Irish background when I buy every plaid thing I see in sight at the counter.

  • cassie

    Are the pearlglide eyeliners any good? I do not have very good luck with MAC eyeliners, they fade really quickly on me.

    • the Muse

      they are quite nice cassie but big pet peeve for me is they can’t be used on the waterline 😛

  • Gia

    More yahs!! I’m super excited for this collection! More excited than i’ve been for a MAC collection in awhile. The last few collections have been a little blah for me. While Villains had a few nice things it didn’t wow me like I was expecting!

  • Nia

    Pigments! Will be mine. The rest is not spectacular, but that might not mean that there are not hidden gems in there 😉 The grey eyeshadow looks very interesting: A grey with teal mixed in? Yes, please.

    So you have the eyeshadows on the radar?! Cannot wait for your reviews 🙂

  • GJ

    I’m super excited for this collection! Can’t wait to get my hands on it. 🙂
    Does anyone have any recommendations for which pearlglide intense eye liner would go great with green/ hazel eyes?
    (mine are a mix of those)