MAC Dame Edna Collection Reviews

December 29, 2008

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)

Image, and WWD.


  • Reply Luca December 29, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    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.

  • Reply feeyona December 29, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    i totally agree that the packaging looks horrible! nothing excites me about this collection at all, though i do like the Possum Nose Pink look.

  • Reply Alison December 30, 2008 at 8:35 am

    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.

  • Reply suheda January 1, 2009 at 9:06 am

    I really love the packaging! It’s fun and thank god there is some colour added!!

  • Reply sarah January 6, 2009 at 4:08 am

    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.

  • Reply Graciem1408 January 6, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    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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