Tuesday, July 20, 2010

How much self-restraint can a girl have?

It is really hard to restraint yourself from buying all these things that make you happy and pretty at the same time!!!!
MAC, I have to admit that as much as I love you, I hate you. I hate you for coming up with so many collections per year, so many beautiful products in each collection, for having the best ads and promotions and sometimes even the cutest packaging. For all that I hate you, but yet so I find myself running to a MAC store every time a new collection comes out, feeling the urge to AT LEAST see it from up close and get the chance to reject it…which I rarely do!

I usually find myself buying at least one product per collection (with great restraint), unless it is really repetitive or is introduced really close to the previous one. In Greece, the collections are introduced later than the U.S, and often two collections may arrive simultaneously, which kinda makes it easier to control yourself.

Ladies, welcome to the world of marketing, which combined with our vanity creates a lethal combination!!!! Amazing photos and looks combined with often smart packaging and unique colorful makeup products at an affordable price makes the collections appealing to everyone. MAC promotes some easy-to-wear shades within its collections that are totally wearable for normal day to day activities, and some extreme colors and obnoxious shades that are pretty hard to wear. But, then again that is something that only a company like MAC could pull off…..

Lately, Ι 've been hearing and reading quite a few complaints from people who are big fans of MAC, about the number of collections the Company comes out with, every year. The truth is that if you are a MAC fan, it is really hard to keep up with all these collections- especially moneywise. Additionally, if you watch the colors closely enough, you’ll notice that -after a point- they start to repeat themselves. And it is normal, because their standard collection includes hundreds of colors to begin with, so if we also add the limited edition ones…

MAC is a company highly inspired by art, unique personalities, elements and events. On their behalf, they too encourage creativity through the collections and the eye catching colors and textures, but my question is how long can they still produce products with a small twist in the shade of a color or consistency? The Company is known for its ground breaking cosmetics not for the repetitions within its collections.

Makeup is a form of art, and art should not become a mass product!

Some striking collections

Barbie loves MAC

MAC Style Black

MAC Warm and Cozy

MAC To the Beach

MAC Love Lace

MAC Colour Craft

MAC in Lillyland

MAC Kello Kitty

MAC Naked Honey

MAC Euristocrats

MAC Monogram

MAC Dazzleglass Creme

MAC Brunette Blonde Redhead

MAC DSquared

MAC Colour Get Ready

MAC Spring Colour Forecast

MAC All Ages, All Races, All Sexes

MAC Pret-A-Papier

MAC Give Me Liberty

MAC A Rose Romance


  1. I belong to the minority that doesn't get excited about MAC collections and MAC in general ! I got 2 Blot Powders and 1 Lipglass from MAC and that's all! Yes they have nice things, but they're expensive! :/


  2. Just wanted to let you know I am having a contest for 6 M.A.C products.

  3. I have been using MAC makeup for almost 10 years, but only a few products here and there. I have only been paying attention to the collections getting excited for them, for a couple of months now. Mostly thanks to YouTube. Even after just a few months, I am soo overwhelmed. Maybe its because a lot of the products are new to me, but man, I wish they would only do like 4 a year or something, so we could appreciate them more.

  4. I agree, 4 collections per year are enough, one with each season...