This post is going to be the web equivalent of the following conversation:
Me: “I know a really big secret!”
You: “Ooo, what?”
Me: “I can’t tell you….”
Why? Because a week ago, we heart this was invited to an exclusive MAC fall preview event at their Robertson Boulevard pro store. How exclusive? Well, the day that we were there it was just wht and the LA Times. Yeah, that exclusive!
Throw in a date in the makeup chair with two of their most brilliant senior artists (Tiffany Johnston and Christopher Del Castillo), there to apply whatever our hearts desired, lunch with one of MAC’s biggest (and sweetest!) talents, Monique Boyer, and the fact that I finally got to meet the MAC genius and twitter legend Gregory_A
and it was one amazing event.
But most amazing of all? The collections we saw. And here’s the rub; we can’t tell you about most of them. These new collections are guarded like the crown jewels, and rightfully so.
So,why are we telling you anything at all? To get you excited for what’s coming. Because, wait till you see what’s coming!
We got an up close look at (and were allowed to test them all til our hearts content) numerous, top-secret upcoming collections. This fall at MAC you will see soft washes of almost ghostly color, vibrant and dazzling lipsticks and glasses, polishes so richly lush that they are downright regal, new formulas of some old favorites, and one particular fall launch that may just be my favorite collection this year (yes, I think I love it even more then To the Beach! UPDATE: it’s Fabulous Felines…)
We did see some collections we can talk about…
Like the just launched, gimongous In the Groove which has something for everyone. For me; Happy Together mineralize blush duo, a light caramel blush with a pearly beige highlighter. For Tyna; Soften the Mood, a soft brown and baby blue mineralize eye shadow trio. This collection had everyone and their Mother in a total Stereo Rose tissy. I wanted so badly to not believe the hype (as it sadly sold out before I could get it). But I did get to see it in person at this event, and even had the joy of my MA using it on me. I can now say, the hype is legitimate. I am in lurve…
We also saw the very soon to launch, Lady Gaga inspired Dare to Ware (shown above, coming July 29th). This collection features 6 limited edition and 6 permanent, bright, almost primary color eye shadows (including the highly anticipated repromote Going Bananas; a soft lemon yellow frost) and 6 limited edition specially packaged, intensely shiny and holographic sparkled lipglasses. Stay tuned, we’ll be bringing you a review of this fun “yes, it’s still summer” collection soon.
Check out the look that the beautiful Tiffany created on me (using the Burmese Beauty Palette from Fabulous Felines). I love what she did to my eyes! It’s such a soft and pretty look. I apologize that my lipcolor wore off by the time I took this. She applied Cunning, a dark, vampy berry lipstick (from the same collection) with a brush for stain effect.
Here are some closer looks (including a glimpse of Stereo Rose MSF on my cheeks, with By Candlelight MSF applied on top)…
We heartsters; we promise we will spill the beans the first minute we can. Until then, what upcoming MAC release are you most excited for?
Stef is many things. Amongst them: co-editor of we heart this, graphic designer, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie.