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MAC ‘A Tartan Tale’ Collection

MAC A Tartan Tale holiday 2010 products


  • Golden Crown: Light gold with bronze tartan striping
  • A Wish Come True: Dirty mauve with bubblegum pink tartan striping
  • Follow Your Fantasy: Mid-tone peach with chocolate tartan striping
  • Enviably Fun: Grass green with dark green tartan striping
  • Semi- Precious: Aubergine with chocolate tartan striping
  • Glamora Castle: Dark grey with teal tartan striping


  • Cut a Caper: Mid tone peachy pink (Lustre)
  • The Faerie Glen: Pale neutral pink (Lustre)
  • Deepest Wish: Deep creamy reddish brown (Amplified)
  • Full Fuschia: Bright blue fuchsia (Amplified)
  • Courting Lilac: Sheer lilac mauve with soft gold pearl (Glaze)

Dazzleglass Cremes

  • Radiant Jewels: Dark sparkly magenta
  • Soft Dazzle: Mid-tone peach pink with gold pearl
  • Passing Fancy: Bright orange coral with soft pearl
  • Lightly Prancing: Bright peach with gold pearl
  • Romancin: Mid-tone lavender with multi dimensional pearl

MAC A Tarten Tale holiday 2010 products


  • Later: Black with transforming purple pearl
  • Moonlight Night: Blackened teal with teal pearl
  • The Family Crest: Blackend bronze with bronze pearl

Pearlglide Intense eye liner

  • Petrol Blue: Deep navy with pearl
  • Black Line: Black with gold pearl
  • Undercurrent: Teal with pearl
  • Black Swan: Black with pearl
  • Lord it Up: Bronze with pearl

Powder Blush

  • Her Blooming Cheek: Bright iridescent blue pink (frost)
  • My Highland Honey: Bright coral with soft gold pearl (frost)

Nail Lacquer

  • Sly as a Fox: Creamy mid tone russet/burnt red (cream)
  • Style Clan: Dark taupe with red pearl (cream)

MAC A Tarten Tale holiday 2010 products

The collection launches on the 28th October in the US. UK and Ireland launch will be later than this – I will update with the exact date.

I have to say that I’m not a fan of the packaging.

Does this collection appeal to you?

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  • martina

    hey…anyone know when is the launch date???? :-)

  • Łeba

    Interesting information. Thank you for this.

  • Maddie

    I actually quite like the packaging, don’t really know why though. . . but the eyeshadows actually sound really pretty. I’m sad I don’t have a store near me so I can see these in person but I may just risk an online purchase this time!

  • sherrie

    I like the look of the blushes, are they in a sliding compact? It looks like 2 blushes and then a 3rd which slides under?
    As for packaging not sure, BUT i know one thing they would certainly sound out in my stash.. very easy to find! lol x

  • Britt

    I kind of really like the packaging…maybe it’s the Scottish in me :P
    Hopefully it’s nice in person…pictures can be deceiving!

    • Amy

      That’s true Britt, will have to go in and examine in person before I make up my mind :)

    • Lorraine

      Haha, that was my reaction too! (‘Mon the Scots. Ahem.)
      I’m obsessed with MAC eyeshadows so I’m really going to try and sit on my hands for this… but well ya know, the counter at Edinburgh Harvey Nick’s might just get a visit.

      Just for a look you understand.

  • sweetlikejelly

    I don’t know what it is about this collection that is making me adore it but I do- maybe its just pre-xmas excitement. I like anything with yuletide connotations!!!

    • Amy

      It is quite Christmassy now that you mention it! :)

  • Cel

    I want this sssoooooooooooooooooo much!!!can’t wait :)

    • Amy

      Haha spoken like a true make-up junkie :)

  • Bianca

    I totally love this. This is the first collection in ages that is really interesting me.

    • Amy

      It’s growing on me the more I look at it. God I’m so fickle! haha

  • Susie

    omg i LOVE THIS!! want this soooo bad now! “mum!” lol xx

    • Amy

      Haha!! x

  • Lisa

    I agree with you about the packaging. I’m a girly-girl and to me it looks a little manly, like something a shaving kit would come in haha. I think the only thing I am interested in is My Highland Honey blush. Do you know when you are going to be sending out your newletter, can’t wait to see it!

    • Amy

      I’m working on it at the moment :) Will keep you updated!

    • x Joelene x (joeleneguinan)

      Totally agree with the shaving kit description and it just reminds me of Burberry a bit too much. I have been wanting to get a mini SE brush kit for a while now (just because they are baby brushes…so cute) but all I want is plain MAC packaging. I actually prefer the normal packaging in general anyway, much more sleek and sophisticated!

  • robyn

    It actually does appeal to me very much. I love the cases…i love the purple palette and the more neutral one.

    • Amy

      Although the packaging doesn’t appeal to me, what’s inside certainly does :)

  • Tracey

    One of the eyeshadow palettes looks the same as the Poppy collection in 2008. The blue/green looks similar. I dont like the way MAC use “unique” colours for their eye shadows in these collections, as i dont like the shades. I only used 3 out of the 6 eyeshadows in the Poppy collection, so these collections dont appeal to me. If they had their standard permanent eyeshadows in the palettes they would be better and more useful.

    • Amy

      Very true Tracey – any time I buy a palette I only end up using one or two of the shades!

  • yumyummakeup

    Im liking the brush sets…Have you any idea what price they might be/what they usually are for those brush sets? (:

    • Amy

      Will get back to you :)

  • Dana

    I’d have to see it in person or see closer up pics of it. RIght now it’s hard to tell. HOwever, I can see why it’s not appealing. THey used two clashing tartan patterns and made it look more homely than pretty. They could have spiced things up with a pretty bow on the side instead of the black corner…plus I dont see any makeup colors that look very unique! Hoping to be proved wrong, but if not, it saves me money!

    • Amy

      You’re so right Dana – it looks homely rather than pretty!
      I’d love if this collection was pants, would save me and fortune :)

  • Melanie

    I love the packaging. It is finally something more unique as the other collections from this year. And I hope the packaging is well done and not as cheaply made as the disney collection.

    • Amy

      Good point Melanie!

  • karen

    the packaging is a real turn off, makes it look very cheap. The pigments look nice but nothing else really excites me,.

    • Amy

      Quite blah all right. Maybe it will look better in person :)

  • Justine

    I think the blushes sound like they will be very popular, blue pink and bright coral, everyone is loving that right now. As for that packaging, agreed terrible.

    • Amy

      Agreed! on both counts! :)

  • carlinn

    I think the packaging is awful, not pretty and not fun. Def wont be getting any of it

    • Amy

      As Dana said, the packaging is homely rather than pretty. A mistake in my books. At least it’s different I suppose x

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