MAC’s collection for Nordstrom’s anniversary sale includes several specially-priced sets in fantastic limited edition packaging. The art is the work of Julie Verhoeven (a fine artist/illustrator/designer whose commercial collaborations include H&M, Versace, Uniqlo, Mulberry, and a Lancome Juicy Tube called Pink Muse).
First up, two smoky eye kits (each $49.50). The eye kits contain three shadows, a Technakohl eyeliner (mechanical pencil, water-resistant), short-handled 212 (tightlining) and 275 (angled eyeshadow) brushes, and a mini Zoomlash mascara.
The Plum kit contains Creative Whim (Satin), a satin lavender, Drawn to Drama (Satin) a satin shimmery blue-purple, and Moody (Veluxe Pearl, a repromote from MAC Me Over), a gorgeous blue-purple-midnight-charcoal shimmer. The Technakohl is red-purple Purple Dash, a repromote of a permanent shade.
The Black kit is entirely comprised of permanent shades. Naked Lunch (Frost) is frosty/shimmery light pink. Wedge (Matte) is a matte yellow-tan. Carbon (Matte) is a slightly chalky matte black. The liner is Graphblack.
Click here to revisit swatches of all of the permanent Technakohl liners.
There are four lip kits, each containing a Cremesheen lipstick, a Dazzleglass Creme lipgloss, and a Cremestick lipliner. They’re $39.50 each, and come in a canvas Julie Verhoeven pouch.
The Nude bag contains Creme d’ Nude lipstick (a permanent shade, a pale, warm, white-pink), Natural Talent gloss (a warm, peachy pink with shimmer), and Sublime Culture lipliner (a permanent shade, slightly mauvey pink).
The Peach bag includes Ravishing lipstick (a permanent shade, a warm, peachy pink), Sublime Shine gloss (a… repromote?, a warm, peachy-pink with gold sparkles), and Creamkiss lipliner (a warm, terracotta, peach-rosewood, brick peachy/pinky brown).
The Pink bag contains Vivid Imagination lipstick (a cool, blue pink), Julia lipgloss (a sheer peach-pink with dense pink shimmer), and Pink Treat lipliner (a permanent shade, berry-mauve).
The Red bag is my favorite, almost entirely on the strength of that lipstick. Must Be Red! is a warm, candy-apple red with a very subtle shimmer. Totally Fab lipgloss (a repromote) is red with pink sparkles. Freehand lipliner is maraschino-cherry red.
And finally, there are two brush sets (each $49.50, with a folding canvas brush carrier). The Face Canvas brush set (a.k.a. “the one with four brushes” or “the duo-fibre brush set”) includes the 187 big stippling brush (for applying foundation, powder, bronzer, or blush), the 130 smaller stippling brush (excellent for cream blushes and foundation), the 286 eyeshadow laydown brush, and the 282 eyeshadow blending brush.
The All-Over Brush Kit contains five brushes: the 129 blush brush, the 227 eyeshadow laydown brush, the 224 blending brush, the 219 pencil brush, and the 266 angled liner.
All products available at Nordstrom and Nordstrom.com. The anniversary sale ends August 5th, at midnight, Pacific Time.