MAC Illustrated Collection Sneak Peek

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Early Access is here and MAC brought goody bags! Every July Nordstrom has a big anniversary sale featuring exclusive cosmetics and fragrance goodies as well as new fall fashion at a discount. The anniversary sale doesn’t begin for the general public until July 19th but if you are a Fashion Rewards member you can shop the sale now!

To help Nordstrom celebrate their big anniversary MAC has teamed up with artist Rebecca Moses to put together a collection of makeup bags. There are 8 bags in this collection tailored to create the perfect eye, lip and face look.

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The Smoldering Eye Bag ($46.50) features Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo in This & That (limited edition), False Lashes Mascara and Kohl Power Pencil in Smolder.

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The Sultry Eye Bag ($46.50) features Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo in Thunder & Rain (limited edition), Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara and Kohl Powerl Pencil in Feline.

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The Nude Lip Bag ($39.50) features Nude Proof Cremesheen lipstick (limited edition), Drawn to Chic lipglass (limited edition) and Boldy Bare lip pencil.

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The Pink Lip Bag ($39.50) features Girl About Town Amplified lipstick, Picture Pink lipglass (limited edition) and Embrace Me lip pencil.

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The eye brush kit ($49.50) features the 168SE, 287SE, 224SE, 219SE and 266SE brush.

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The face brush kit features 129SE, 188SE, 190SE and 195SE brush.

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The Brown Face Kit ($49.50) features:

Yogurt – Soft pale pink (Matte)
Plum Reduction – Light satin brown (Satin) (limited edition)
Sparkling Plum – Warm plum with gold pearlized pigments (Lustre) (limited edition)
Heather Belles – Intense black (Matte) (limited edition)

Mocha – Soft plum pink (Matte)

Blankety – Soft pink beige (Amplified Creme)
Syrup – Cloudy pink (Lustre)
275 SE Brush (limited edition)
316 SE Brush (limited edition)

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The Plum Face Kit ($49.50) features:

Orb – Soft peach (Matte)
All That Glitters – Beige with gold pearlized pigments (Veluxe Pearl)
Smoked Sepia – Rich brown (Satin) (limited edition)
Showstopper – Dark brown (Matte) (limited edition)

Melba – Soft coral peach (Matte)

Ravishing – Light peachy coral (Cremesheen)
Myth – Light neutral nude (Satin)

275 SE Brush (limited edition)
316 SE Brush (limited edition)


Check out some swatches!

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Here are the lip bag swatches. I actually switched the glosses thinking someone placed them in the wrong spots on accident LOL. Why on earth MAC would toss that bright pink gloss into a nude lip bag is beyond me!

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The face kits actually look pretty promising! Everything was very pigmented and the colors mesh very well together. I just wish the lipsticks would have been in bullet form. I hate lippies in palettes. Although these palettes have a plastic flap to keep the lipsticks powder free it’s still inconvenient to have to carry around a lip brush. Will you ladies be hauling anything from this collection?