MAC Dame Edna Collection Reviews

No offense but how MAC can come up with this collection is totally beyond my comprehension! The colors are boring and the plastic lavender packaging with holographic stars and glittery red glasses is just tacky. I am so glad this is limited edition!*shudders*

Lipstick ($14)

* Coral polyp – Creamy mid-tone coral (Amplified Creme)
* Gladiola – Matte mid-tone blue pink (Matte)
* Kanga-rouge – Creamy dark blue red (Amplified Creme)

Lipglass ($14)

* Hot Frost – Sheer mid-tone blue pink with multi-dimensional pearlized pigments (Frost)
* Splendid – Frosty pale pinky coral (Frost) (Repromote from Anitiquitease: Finery Lip Bags – Holiday ’07)
* Possum Nose Pink – Sheer bright coral with multi-dimensional pearlized pigments (Frost)

Eye Shadow Trio ($32.50)
Just like the eyeshadow trios from the Heatherette collection, these come in a thin compact with a huge mirror and no brush. The colors are pretty but nothing special. The texture is slightly chalky and not the best to work with either.

Royal Tour Eye Trio
* Royal Tour – Mid-tone cool lilac (Satin)
* Dame’s Desire – Frosty mid-tone reddish purple (Frost)
* Climate Blue – Dark blue violet with pink pearlized pigments. Repromote from Cool Heat. (Velvet)

Wisteria Eye Trio
* Fineshine – Frosty true-silver. Repromote from Lustrevision (Lustre)
* Wisteria – Frosty robin’s egg blue (Velvet)
* Divine Night – Frosty charcoal with silver pearlized pigments (Velvet)

High-Light Powder ($26)
Similar to the eyeshadows, the highlight powder are smooth but tend to be chalky.

* Spectacle – Pale soft pink
* What a Dame! – Pale orangey pink

Nail Lacquer ($11)

* Varicose Violet – Frost mid-tone pinkish purple (Frost)
* Asiatique – Creamy classic red. Repromote from Ornamentalism. (Creme)

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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. I was never looking forward to this collection and I didn’t buy a single thing. Nowadays, I don’t buy anything from MAC (I’ve found better places, like Shu Uemura, for brushes too) except for an occasional Viva Glam lip stick for myself or for friends.

  2. Actually, I thought the collection was funky and mostly wearable with compacts that you can’t help but turn heads with…just goes to show you that one woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure (ok, I wouldn’t go that far…but I didn’t think the collection was bad). From my point of view, Dame Edna isn’t even a woman, just like M.A.C.ble “Viva Glam” spokespeople in the past. Sometimes “bad taste” is nothing more than just plain fun.

  3. lol dame edna is an australian icon.its not MAC style but i like how they have successfully tried to represent my country’s national treasure.its fantastic but i think i will pass on this one.

  4. yuck, I was at my local MAC counter and the lady asked me if I had already seen the “great” new stuff. nah…it really does just look..well tacky, perhaps the colors are ok, but I was just not too excited about this one. I did’t buy a single thing. -.-

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