So I got an invitation to attend an event at MAC Newbury in Boston last Tuesday. It was for the preview unveiling of the holiday collection by MAC, named A Tartan Tale, or should I say, it was just another excuse to buy more MAC. Yeah, like I need incentive!
So up to Boston I went, very excited since the collection does not go public until October 28th… the “event” was a bunch of MAC addicts clogging up the tiny little store, fighting for the same lipstick or at least the attention of the MUAs to get them the last lipstick before they sold out. We all had a blast! Handsome guys of ambiguous orientation passing around trays of Scottish inspired morsels, and the most delicious whiskey and lemonade cocktails I have ever had. If I wasn’t driving for two hours to get back home, I would have had a couple more… or six! Way to get us us girls in the mood to shop…
Only the first half of the collection was out (the second half comes out in November) and also the color story . I got a “few” things. Have a look!
For bigger pictures, go HERE
Eye shadows in Enviably Fun (grass green) and Semi-Precious (aubergine)
Gone Romancing (lavender with pearl) and Lightly Prancing (soft peach with sparkle) Dazzleglass Cremes.
Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner Pencils in Undercurrent (teal) and Petrol Blue (deep navy) GORGEOUS!
A Triumphant Blush Face Kit: Melba (coral peach), Peach Twist (gold peach), Smooth Harmony (neutral mid tan)
Vain & Glorious Lip Bag: Mellow Mood Lipstick (sheer pink), In Synch lip liner (light pink) and Baby Sparks dazzleglass (baby pink with sparkle)
Now, the eyeshadow palettes. I just have to say how much I love the packaging! I know, I shouldn’t be looking at the packaging, I should be concentrating on the makeup right? But they are soooo pretty! I mean, look at them! They actually have tartan on the top! well, plaid printed on soft flannel. Delicious…
Reelers & Rockers: White Rabbit, Melt My Heart, Carbon, Family Treasures, Gaelic Gold, Crown & Sceptre
Dashing Lassie: A Dashing Lassie, Once Upon a Time…, Magical Mist, Bronze, Buckwheat, Showstopper
And the last one, Beauties Play it Cool: Silverwear, Hold My Gaze, To The Ball, Altered State, Magic Moor, Heather Belles. For some reason, my camera would not take a proper picture of this one, in person it’s a lot more purple. It does show true in the swatch pic…
All in all, I’m very happy with this collection: it’s massive! so many colors to choose from… I love everything I got, of course, but I think my faves are the Pearglide Intense Eyeliners, they really pack a punch!
Where to get MAC? Any MAC freestanding store, Macy’s, Nordstroms, or maccosmetics.com.