Summer 2016: MAC Vibe Tribe Makeup Collection.

The MAC Summer makeup collection is here and Vibe Tribe is a nod to the summer festival season. One glance and you might think it's Native American themed (see below for MAC's official statement on this) with the shades and patterns, either way, it a collection full of shades set against a background of a flickering summer sunset. Get ready, summer is here!

Lose control in lips painted reckless shades of red and coral, or a flash of gold. Let your eyes escape reality in teal, cobalt mandarin and charcoal, as free-spirited nails glisten in succulent tangerine and the perfect, buttery nude with M∙A∙C Vibe Tribe. Join the tribe. Feel the vibe.

Vibe Tribe is a complete collection with everything from eye palettes and a multi-shade powder that leaves cheeks with a shimmering glow to brushes and makeup bags. The collection includes:

Lipstick - $18

  • Tanarama - Pale beige with golden shimmer
  • Arrowhead Bare nude
  • Painted Sunset Bright orange-red
  • Pure Vanity Pale peach nude
  • Hot Chocolate Dirty plum

Patentpolish Lip Pencil - $21

  • Tumbleweed Soft nude
  • Teen Dream Bright pinkish coral matte
  • Caravamp Reddish-orange
  • Desert Evening Clear with pearl (Online Exclusive)
  • Rio Grande Romance Bright fuchsia

Powder Blush - $23

  • Modern Mandarin Red-orange
  • Adobe Brick Burnt-red
  • Painted Canyon Mid-tone coral (Online Exclusive)

Cream Colour Base - $23

  • Yellow Topaz - Light Golden Champagne

Eye Shadow X 4 - $33

Call of the Canyon

  • Call of the Canyon - Frosty off-white
  • Fool’s Gold - Dirty olive gold
  • Summer Sun - Frosty peach orange
  • Thunderbolt - Dark charcoal with gold pearl

Wild Horses

  • Brule - Soft creamy beige
  • Charcoal Brown - Muted taupe-brown
  • Wild Horses - Deep espresso
  • Blue Mesa - Deep turquoise

Technakhol Eye Liner - $17.50

  • Snowed In - Light peach off white
  • Broque - Deep Brown
  • Take the Plunge - Deep ocean blue

Bronzing Powder - $27

  • Matte Bronze - Bare shouldered bronze
  • Refined Golden - Finely spun golden with soft pearl
  • Firebrush - Reddish bronze with golden sparkle

MAC Studio Sculpt Defining Bronzing Powder - $33

  • Delphic - Coppery bronze with gold sparkles
  • Golden Rinse - Light brick reddish bronze with fine shimmer

Gleamtones Powder - $33

  • Dunes At Dusk - Multi-color

MAC Studio Nail Lacquer - $13

  • Blazing Hot - Bright orange
  • Skin - Light peach beige

I only tried a few pieces from the collection and out of what I tried, I would definitely recommend the Bronzing Powder in Firebrush and Powder Blush in Modern Mandarin. Worn together, this shimmering bronzer and blush is gorgeous with a tan. Use a light hand with both.

Vibe Tribe is available now at all MAC counters at Macy's and Nordstrom and online at

MAC released a statement to Refinery29 regarding the controversy surrounding this collection: "The collection, including the visuals, product lineup, and naming, is inspired by art, outdoor music festivals, and the colors of the desert. The collection has absolutely no connection to nor was it inspired by the Native American cultures.".

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Teri Cosenzi

I'm Teri, your resident beauty expert. While I'm not playing with beauty products, painting my nails or shopping for makeup with my daughter who loves trying products with me, you will probably find me sneaking off to Florida with my husband of over 25 years or cheering on one of my three sons. I like baking, re-decorating, drinking tea, fussing with my flowers and facials.