Oct 30, 2010

MAC A Tartan Tale Holiday Color Collection - Pigments, Eye Shadows & Pearlglide Intense Liners...

MAC A Tartan Tale Holiday Color Collection - Pigments, Eye Shadows, Blush & Pearlglide Intense Liners...

From M∙A∙C:

We're telling a slightly twisted Tartan Tale to celebrate holiday, in all its posh, punk, ancestral, anarchic, noble and naughty glory. Royal and raunchy, colours and patterns collide, fantasies come true, punk fairies take flight with enchanted new looks. Be transformed!


Pigment is a highly concentrated loose colour powder that contains ingredients to help it adhere to the skin. Create a subtle wash of colour or an intense effect. Does not streak or cake. Easy to blend and long-lasting. Please note: Pigments are sold by weight not volume. Containers can appear to be less than full due to settling of the product.
4.5 g / 0.15 US oz US$19.50

Later - Black w/ transforming purple pearl  
Moonlight Night - Blackened teal w/ teal pearl 
The Family Crest - Blackened bronze w/ bronze pearl

These are the stars of the collection for me with the Pearlglide Intense Liners being the co-stars. These pigments are PERFECT for smokey looks! They are amazing darkened pigments with varying color pearl reflects.

Later is a re-promote from the Alice and Olivia Collection and is a gorgeous purple pearl that can read blue violet at times as well. Moonlight Night is just divine. It's a blackened green with teal and blue pearl. The Family Crest is a blackened brown/bronze with purple, pink and golden bronze pearl. Just look at the swatches to see how beautiful these pigments truly are. They are super pigmented when used dry but the true beauty (as in the pearl reflects) show up when used wet.

 Later / Moonlight Night / The Family Crest

DRY:    Later / Moonlight Night / The Family Crest

 DRY:    Later / Moonlight Night / The Family Crest

WET:    Later / Moonlight Night / The Family Crest


Pearlglide Intense Liners

An eye pencil that provides rich, luxurious colour with a touch of shimmer and sparkle. Soft, smooth, creamy formula glides on for a perfectly intense line, yet its soft texture allows you to blend. Long-wearing. Smudge-proof. 

1.2 g / 0.04 US oz US$14.50

Lord It Up - Bronze w/ pearl
Undercurrent - Teal w/ pearl  
Petrol Blue - Deep navy w/ pearl 
Black Swan - Black w/ pearl

Say hello to the co-stars of the collection - the Pearlglide Intense Liners! These are great and if you have any experience with pearlglides then you know what I mean. They have rich intense color payoff and apply smoothly. These are packed with sparkly glitter and should not be used on the waterline (scratched cornea anyone?).

Lord It Up won me over with it's warm bronze color and subtle golden bronze shimmer. Undercurrent is the winner in this line-up with a beautiful green teal base and yellow gold shimmer. Petrol Blue is a pretty deep blue base and lighter blue glitter. Black Swan is a great black color with multi color reflects - I see blue, purple silver and green.

 Lord It Up / Undercurrent / Petrol Blue / Black Swan

 Lord It Up / Undercurrent / Petrol Blue / Black Swan


Powder Blush

Colour for the cheeks and face. Various formulas. Different looks.

3.2 g / 0.10 US oz US$18.50
My Highland Honey - Bright coral w/ soft gold pearl

My Highland Honey is a nice light orange coral with very little sheen. It's a great highlight color for darker skin because of the orange hue. It should look great on lighter skin too.


A Tartan Tale Eye Shadows

Dressed in the playfully tartan pattern finish of the M∙A∙C Holiday '10 colour collection, this storybook array of Eye Shadows seems madly clannish and stylishly irresistible. Limited edition.
3 g / 0.1 US oz US$19.50

A Wish Come True - Dirty mauve w/ bubblegum pink tartan striping  
Glamora Castle - Dark grey w/ teal tartan striping 

These eyeshadows are very sheer and shimmery. They have a beautiful tartan imprint on the top layer of the eyeshadow - it does not go all the way through. A Wish Come True is a light frosty rose pink color. Glamora Castle is a nice frosty gunmetal silver/grey color. These are not too special but are cute for collection purposes. If you like frosty light shades then these may be for you.

 A Wish Come True

Glamora Castle

A Wish Come True / Glamora Castle


  1. Great swatches...and those pigments look even better wet.


  2. I can't wait to see your looks with the pigments! Those are awesome swatches. Thank you!

  3. Soooo I picked up the Family Crest and I have Later from A+O launch. I guess it's just impossible for me to go on no-buy :D Now I wanna go and get a couple of pearlglides too! You and your gorgeous swatches!! *shakes fist at Tina*

  4. I can't wait for you to do some smokey looks with the pigments!

  5. Oh Dhalia they r to die for wet! I just love the look.

    I can't wait either fair! LOL! I'll probably make a mess before I make any sense of them. Smokey looks r not my forte.

    I knew u would Saadeh! I can't help it girl! I just have to spread the word on great items! :) *blows kisses at Saadeh* Heee heee!

    Deanna I used them today and I made a mess. LOL. I cleaned it up a bit so I'll post later :)


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