Monday, March 12, 2012

MAC By Request & A Dip Into My Archives

 MAC is having a very fun project you can get involved in . MAC By Request is a chance to vote and have your say in which old favorites make a grand comeback . The winning shades from  3 categories will be sold online in August.  I am happy to see that at least  few oldies from the 90s made it in. I have been buying MAC since between 1993 and 1995 and many of those oldies are still favorites.

With this in mind,  I dove into the archives, my archives. My stash of old makeup is rather large and a lot of it is MAC.   I found several that I really would love to see back again some day and I was surprised to find that some very old favorites , like Era , are actually still available as is CB96 which was created as a collab with Anna Sui.  Not sure how I missed that. Era was one of my 1st MAC shadows and one I wore all the time for years. However another neutral, Form is long gone.

 So these 3 shadows- Form ( a very flat but pretty basic beige), Juxt ( lime  with a little shimmer) and Glitz ( an acid yellow with green flashes, the image doesn't even come close)) are my most loved shadows that I would love to see remade. As for lipstick it's Cognac( fabulous light bronze) , Delish ( a peachy iridescent pink) .  Delish has an expiry on the back even. Never noticed that. It's 1998. Wow.

You'll notice all my old ones are the old packaging as well.  One thing I would also love to see is the old eyeshadow formula . It was harder but the pigments were even stronger then and the wear time longer. I love new MAC but there was some things about old MAC that made the brand what it was and what it came to be.

OK,  here's the details on MAC By Request ( what are your favorites?) :

Voting opens to all Facebook fans March 12 -30. The collection will be available online in North America in August and internationally Fall 2012.

Do you have a favorite shade or two? We invite you to start your own campaign; tweet about it using #MACBYREQUEST

3N as seen in N Collection (January 2008)

Candy Yum Yum as seen in Quite Cute (April 2011)

Eden Rocks as seen in Eden Rocks (May 2001)
Moxie as seen in Retro Matte Lipsticks (September 1999)

Rocker as seen in Time Rocker (Fall 1999)

Shitaki as seen in Cuisine (March 2001)


2N as seen in N Collection (January 2008)
Bait as seen in Lure (June 2006)
Cult of Cherry as seen in Cult of Cherry (September 2008)
Emancipation as seen in Wonder Woman (February 2011)

Flash of Flesh as seen in M·A·C D’Bohemia (May 2005)

Icescape as seen in Love Lace (December 2009)

Eye Shadow:

Cool Heat as seen in Cool Heat – June 2008
Guacamole as seen in Salsabelle (May 2005)
Heavenly Bliss as seen in Eden Rocks (May 2001)
Jeté as seen in Danse (January 2006)

Moth Brown as seen in Madame B. (March 2005)

Solar White as seen in Cool Heat (June 2008)

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