Friday, January 09, 2009

Swatches: MAC Brunette, Blonde, Redhead Collection

Released (North America) January 8, 2008 (select in-stores and counters); January 9, 2008 (online) --- (International) February 2009

TO EACH THEIR OWN. Three dramatically different personalities, three perfectly personalized palettes. Eyes, cheeks, lips, formulated to be coiffure-complementary. Bombshell or bookworm, no matter. Colour-coordination this comprehensive makes it work! Designed to play-up the most potent and powerful accessory a girl has: her hair. The complete opposite of contrivance – this is simplicity itself. So basic it’s brilliant!

Eye Kohl $14.50
Eyeshadows $14.50
Mineralized Skinfinish $28

Smolder - Intense black
Deep Shade Dusty blue
Henna Dark gold
Femme-fi Frosty golden cream
Brunette MSF Soft coral to copper bronze degrade

Phone Number - Smudgy charcoal
Top Knot - Deep black purple
Knight - Dark grey
Pincurl - Dusty white
Blonde (MSF) Soft Pink to Rose degrade

Teddy Dark - eyed bronze
French Cuff - Burgundy purple
100 Strokes - Ice pink
Flip - Bronze gold
Redhead MSF - Gold to salmon pink degrade

Lipstick $14
Tinted Lipglass

What A Do! - Neutral pink coral (Frost) (Brunette)
Chignon - Red plum (Chignon) (Brunette)
Quick Tease - Red purple (Brunette)
Soft Wave - Tan bronze (Brunette)

Marquise D‘ - Sandy cream peach (Lustre) (Redhead)
Blow Dry - Pink coral (Lustre) (Redhead)
Peroxide White pink (Blonde)
Strawberry Blonde Deep pink red (Blonde)

All’s Fair - Light purple pink (Frost) (Blonde)
B-Babe - Rich pink (Lustre) (Blonde)
Red Devil - Coral orange (Redhead)
Live and Dye - Cool pink (Redhead)


Overall: The whole collection was ok. I only picked up a couple of items that I thought I didn't have yet. I got the Redhead MSF and Pincurl eyeshadow. Most of they eyeshadows were dupable from my opinion especially if you already have Sumptious Olive or Mink & Sable (Starflash) which almost similar to Henna. Flip, however, is gorgeous, but I already own too many variations of gold eyeshadows. You can pass up on Deep Shade if you already have Deep Truth while 100 Strokes looks like Expensive Pink except the latter is a bit more orange.
Femme-Fi is a repromote color from Neo-Sci Fi, so if you missed out on that color pick it up because it makes an excellent highlight color (or you can go to your nearest CCO and hunt the Neo-Sci Fi version of that).

As for the Mineralized Skinfinishes, I actually liked the Blonde MSF, but I feel like it's like any other pink blush once it goes on your cheeks. I chose the Redhead MSF because it can make a great highlight and would pair up nicely with a bronzer to give you that California glow. This collection's Mineralized Skinfinishes (MSFs) were a bit different from your usual swirled MSFs since it has four splits of color you can either use different ways or make your combination or use it all together. It's almost like a bigger version of the eyeshadows from the Red She Said collection, except in blush form.

The collection is also now available online at

Was there anything in this collection that caught your eye?


  1. You have 100 stokes and French cuff mixed up. 100 stoke is the deep purple one and French Cuff is the pink one.

  2. i picked up a lot of stuff! i found a lot of the products to be really wearable especially if you're building your kit...there are definitely a bunch of dupes out there though

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