The one thing I hate about MAC…..

mac lipsticks If I had to pick one thing that I hate about MAC it would be this ……… they are bringing out so many amazing limited edition collections this year and I want it all, but I can’t have it all!!! It’s actually impossible to keep up with them all (and for my bank account to keep up too!) Collaborations, collections and limited edition sets are so cool because you are getting some super special and depending on the collection you might be getting two things you love in one. I am a real sucker for cute packaging and this is where MAC’s limited releases really get me!

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The next collaboration coming out hits online on August the 26th and will be in-store on September the 4th. MAC x Marge The Simpsons Collection consists of false lashes, lip glosses, nail stickers, two eye shadow palettes and two blushes. To me it holds a huge amount of 90’s nostalgic and just makes me smile. I love the way the false lashes are a play against Marge’s infamous four lash look. MAC-2014-Fantasy-of-Flowers-Collection-2

Some other recent releases have been the Proenza Schouler Spring collection, the Sharon and Kelly Osbourne collection, Viva Glam Rihanna, the Maleficent range, the Playland collection and A Fantasy of Flowers. And of course, we can’t forget Lorde’s collaboration resulting in the Penultimate eye liner and Pure Heroine lipstick. See, I told you, there has been soooo many!

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The tough part about some of these collections is that once they are gone, they’re gone. It’s that thing which makes them special which makes the pieces heart breaking as well. The things I would do to have even just one lipstick from the Barbie Loves MAC collection or the Hello Kitty collection! I love the look of the Sugar Sweet eye shadows from the 2009 collection and now and then an Archie Girls blush or highlighter pops up on WIW on Facebook which I am crazy tempted to buy. The bright pink and glitter on the packaging of the Heatherette pieces just grabs at the 12 year old me and the current 23 year old me all at the same time.Β  past mac collections

So tell me, what has been your favourite MAC collection or limited edition range of all time?!? Is there a range from the past that you wish they brought back?

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  • Hello Kitty collection for sure, I still have the two lippies and one blush that I got from it! I refuse to ever part with them, hahaha. I remember waiting outside the MAC store (back when it was still at Chancery on High St) with about 4 other random people waiting for the store to open – just so I could get something before it all sold out!

    • Ahhh I am so jealous!!! I wasn’t so into makeup or MAC when the Hello Kitty range came out or any of the other amazing past ones – regretting it so bad now! Keep those lippies and blush FOREVER!!!

      • I know right, I missed out on the Barbie collection which looked so awesome! So gutted. To be honest, I’m missing out on a lot of the more recent collections too – but I swear the quality of MAC limited edition stuff isn’t as good as it used to be πŸ™
        I will definitely be keeping them forever!! The blush is actually so nice, I’ve got so much use out of it. πŸ™‚

        • Yeah that Barbie range would be on the top of my want list! I haven’t really thought about the difference in quality, but I have noticed that there can be a real price difference with the limited edition stuff even if it’s like the same as an existing product. That pretty packaging can add a lot of dollars on!

  • I don’t own anything MAC and I don’t buy MAC but holy crap their limited edition items really, really make me want to. I am such a sucker for packaging and the Simpsons line looks freaking awesome.

    • I really think half the time it’s the packaging that gets me! I would have never have guessed that MAC would do a Simpsons Collection, but I really like what they have done with it!