MAC McQueen Collection Reviews

Inspired by Alexander McQueen’s Fall 2007 collection, MAC for McQueen is all about dark bushy eyebrows, ultra pale lips and cat eyes colored in solid blues and greens from the eyelid all the way up to the eyebrow. Totally hot and purrrrfect for Halloween!

US Launch Date: 10/04/07

Eyeshadows ($14)
These are gorgeous, super fun and definitely not for those who cannot handle bright colors. Sadly, they all come in the Satin formula which makes them poorly pigmented and hard to blend.

* Pagan: This is a “yellow lime green with yellow pearl” which is comparable to MAC’s Bitter and Eyepopping eyeshadows except that it has more green in it. It will look cute on brown eyes.

* Haunting: This “seafoam green” is almost like a sparkleless version of MAC’s Aquadisiac eyeshadow and a slightly more matte version of MAC’s Metamorph eyeshadow. It is the most pigmented and versatile out of the three McQueen eyeshadows.

* Nile: Described as a “soft royal blue with white pearl”, this is similar to MAC’s Bang on Blue eyeshadow from the C-Shock collection. It is pretty and will make brown eyes pop.

Paint Pots ($16.50)
These come in the same colors as the eyeshadows, only in a different formula. They are creamy, blendable and non-drying. They work great as a base but can be worn alone. They are also a lot more pigmented than the eyeshadows and stay on forever. I would suggest getting these over the eyeshadows.

* Pharaoh: Creamy yellow green
* Otherworldly: Midtone sea blue
* Electro Sky: Royal intense blue

Mineralize Skinfinish ($24.50)
The Mineralize Skinfinish featured in this collection is New Vegas , a “fleshy golden beige with bronze pearl” which is a repromote. It is beauuutiful, very glittery and will work on most skin tones. When applied sparingly with my MAC’s #187 Stippling brush, it adds a glow to my NC30 skin more than color. I love using this to highlight my cheekbones and the inner corner of my eyes.

Lipstick ($14)
Both lipsticks in this collection are gorgeous and great for creating nude lips.

* Masque: This is a “rosy dirty pink” in the Satin formula. It is a very pretty nude pink color and is similar to MAC’s Viva Glam II lipstick, but with more pink undertones.

* Archetype: This is a “sheery light gold” in the Lustre formula. It is a tan beige color and a lot sheerer compared to Masque. Pretty but not exactly my cup of tea.

Lipglass ($14)
Both of these are uber pale with barely any color. They will give you tons of shine and can be used to tone down any lip color. Pretty but not very practical in my opinion.

* Nothingless: White gold with yellow pear
* White Magic: Soft baby pink with white pearl

Kohl Power
These are all new and limited edition.

* Black Karat: Black with gold pearl (frost)
* Feline: Rich black
* Jealous: Black with green pearl

See my Alexander McQueen FOTD!

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. whoa. such bold colors!

    i really like your blog and i look forward to your entries! i learn so much about make up here.

    can you show more about hair products/styles? how to style hair?


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