Corals, Corals, Corals

One of the latest collections from M·A·C was Give Me Liberty of London (launced in the US on March 11th, in Norway on April 15th), a collection I initially didn't think much of. None of the colors were unique to me, and I hated the packaging. Yes, I know most of the fans out there love the packaging, but I'm sorry to say I'm not one of them. I guess the collection kinda grew on me, because in some mysterious way I ended up with getting several of the items, as I talked about here.

Corals are supposed to be one of the "it"-colors this summer, and after seeing a lot of swatches of the gorgeous lipstick "Ever Hip" (creamy light coral) it climbed the list of must-haves for me. I then saw a YouTube video by whatstyleistonickel where he was talking about the matching lip glass, "Perennial High Style" (creamy bright pink coral), and I knew I had to get my paws on those two. Since the lipstick is long gone both in the US and here in Norway - that's what happens when you're slow, like me - I had only one option left, eBay. Thankfully I have a few friends on there who's not out to flay me, so I managed to get my hands on both plus the beauty powder in "Shell Pearl" (pale peach with gold pearl). Usually I'm not that interested in the beauty powders, but the compacts are easily used for other powders, like your favorite MSF (mineralized skinfinish), and we do like reusable packaging! They're all quite unique, not to mention handy with the mirror inside the lid.

A few days ago M·A·C launched another collection in the US called Prêt-à-Papier, another collection featuring several coral products. I'm drooling over the two lipsticks in "Dressmaker, Dressmaker" and "Made to Order", a matching lipglass in "Fold & Tuck", the brand new Paint Pot in "Coral Crepe" and the powder blush in "Instant Chic". Three of these items were used in the promo image of this collection, and I'm intrigued. When did I get so into corals? Apart from these items I'm not very interested in anything else from the collection. M·A·C launched a new product called Chromagraphic Pencil with it, which is to be used for "outlining, defining and drawing". It comes in two colors, NC15/NW20 and NW25/NC30, but I'm not sure what I would use it for. None of the eyeshadows called to me either, apart from maybe "Cut to Fit" (frosted red bronze) and "Memorabilia" (matte dirty purple), the latter being a re-promote from an earlier collection.

I'm still saving money for Paris, but I needed to get a few LE items while they were still available. If you're not a makeup fanatic I'm sure you're shaking your head while reading this, but the rest of you know exactly what I'm talking about, right? Let me just say that my wishlist contained a lot more items than these three, but I keep visualizing the enormous Sephora on Champs-Elysées to keep myself from going bananas online before July!

Do you find any of these collections intriguing?

M·A·C Give Me Liberty of London: CoralM·A·C Give Me Liberty of London
Beauty Powder in Shell Pearl, Lipstick in Ever Hip and Lip Glass in Perennial High Style

Posted by Shamini on April 22, 2010 – 7:01 PM

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  1. Is it me or is MAC bringing out a lot of new collections lately? I’m terrified of going near GlasMagasinet in Oslo or I might use up my whole salary on the items there. Sooo tempting Smile

    I did get a teal colored eyeliner from them, but my skin is acting up lately (lots of pimples) and I’m not confident enough to use it just yet. Soon, I will.

  2. Fieran: Thank you so much for commenting, I’m always so pleased to discover a new name amongst my comments. Smile

    M·A·C has been pushing out a lot of collections lately yes, I agree. I think Spring Weather Forecast must take some of the blame since it was huge – but I clearly remember 2009 being a year with lots of collections as well. People all over were complaining about that.

    I’m kinda glad that I don’t live close to a M·A·C store or counter, as I know I would have spent quite the sum there, but at the same time I’m really wishing for one to come to Trondheim. It would be great to be able to walk over there and buy the shadow or liner I want instead of ordering from the US, and then redirect it to Norway. Takes a lot of time, and I’m impatient. Wink

    Have a great day!

  3. Ah you order it from the US? I didn’t know that was possible. I just buy mine in Oslo instead. Hehehe. You should come to Oslo, they now have 2 MAC stores.

  4. Fieran: A little more than a year ago I found this service called MyUS, which offers you an American address and forwards your mail to you whenever you want. They also offer a service called “Personal Shopper”, where they’ll order for you and pay with an American credit card – and then you’ll be charged on yours right after, to cover it.

    I’m extremely happy with this service, and I’ve been using it a lot. Naturally it isn’t free, and you will have to pay taxes for everything you order – but I absolutely think it’s been worth it. Not only do I gain access to American webshops that accepts American credit cards only, but I’m also able to order from shops that don’t offer international shipping. My only advice would be to read the terms carefully before opening up an account, so you won’t get a surprise when it’s time to pay!

    I’ve ordered from M·A·C at Glasmagasinet in Oslo a couple of times, but I think it’s horrendous that they want 219,- for shipping! If I had a M·A·C somewhere close I’d probably use it for those necessary products, and still order the rest – like LE items – from the US. Smile

  5. i seriously love coral. i love the color and i love the name. haha. and mac forever <3

  6. I agree with you on the “M·A·C Forever” statement! I don’t own much coral though, maybe two shadows, so I’m only hoping that it’ll work with my natural colors (skin, hair, eyes etc.). Smile

  7. I hope for a coral EOTD from you! *kisses*

  8. Maja: I’m gonna do one next, just for you! Heart

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