M∙A∙C Holiday Collection 2010: A Tartan Tale.

It is here folks. The one and only M∙A∙C Holiday Collection. I look forward to this holiday collection more than any other, every year. This year, M∙A∙C has out-done themselves with this one. It is classically beautiful. Meet M∙A∙C Holiday Collection 2010: A Tartan Tale.

M∙A∙C even says that A Tartan Tale is their "most ambitious holiday effort to-date; An epic we call A Tartan Tale, our own Brontë-gone-bonkers story set upon the moors of a fantasy M·A·C Magicland, replete with the most ravishing and elaborate sets and characters, kinetically come to life, courtesy of our madcap collaboration with witty Brit photographer Tim Walker.  Tartan is about being true to your clan.  We believe in all clans, of every colour, sex, and conviction – and most of all being true to yourself."

The M∙A∙C Holiday Collections are slightly twisted – ancestral and anarchic in all its noble and naughty glory! Colours and patterns collide in a truly epic transformation that is both posh and punk. Brilliant and bright lip colours, tartan striped shadows, and fancy makeup kits are just a few of the majestic and magical M∙A∙C gift ideas this season!

Now, the collection is broken up into a colour collection, two gift collections, and a very special Viva Glam collection. I will highlight each part of the holiday collection separately, but here is a very quick rundown.


A Tartan Tale

This Holiday collection focuses on the fantasies of A Tartan Tale! Enter a world of imagination with sparkly Dazzleglass Crèmes and lush Lipsticks. Mineralize Eye Shadow in splendid tartan striping and ornamental satin Powder Blush. Eyes stand out with stunning colours of Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner and bold Zoom Fast Black Lash mascara. Chic and luxurious Pigments and Nail Lacquers in opulent shades are the final touches to a truly lavish holiday look.  


A Tartan Tale – Chapter 1

Truly royal lip, eye, and face kits and bags that are fit for a queen, princess, or even the prince in your life! These collectible M∙A∙C crested kits and bags will last long after the holiday season.

A Tartan Tale kits:

  • 6 Dashing Lassie Eye Shadows
  • 6 Beauties Play It Cool Eye Shadows
  • 6 Twist of Tartan Eye Shadows
  • 6 Reelers & Rockers Eye Shadows
  • Happily Ever After Lip Kit
  • A Fabulous Fantasy Lip Kit
  • A Triumphant Blush Face Kit
  • Hark the Heraldry Face Kit

 A Tartan Tale bags:

  • Vain and Glorious Lip Bag
  • Dazzle the Lads Lip Bag
  • Noble Knights Lash & Line Kit
  • Violet My Love Lash & Line Kit
  • Sweep Me Off My Feet Sweep & Define Brush Collection
  • A Lady & Her Tricks Buff & Line Brush Collection
  • She’s Got It All Apply, Define & Liner Brush Collection

A Tartan Tale – Chapter 2

Everyone has a favorite type of product they love! This holiday season give them a fabulous group of 5 of their favorite lipglasses, pigments, or nail lacquers. Choose from the following:

  • 5 Sassy Pink Lassies Lipglass
  • 5 Sassy Coral Lassies Lipglass
  • 5 Sassy Neutral Lassies Lipglass
  • 5 Warm Thrillseekers Pigments/Glitter
  • 5 Cool Thrillseekers Pigments/Glitter
  • 5 Smoky Thrillseekers Pigments/Glitter
  • 5 Naughty Little Vice Nail Lacquer


Every cent of the selling price of all Viva Glam products is donated to the M·A·C AIDS Fund to support men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS.

Viva Glam ‘Tis Noble To Give Viva Glam Lip Bag

Honoring those who give both large and small, a gift that gives back! Featuring the Viva Glam V Lipstick and the Viva Glam V Lipglass, this gorgeous collectible is the gift that keeps on giving.  


This season they are introducing the international symbol of Kids Helping Kids, M∙A∙C Sir Teddy! This laughable and loveable teddy bear comes in two versions: a tartan key clip that makes you smile every time you “turn it on” and a cuddly, squeezable bear that you’ll want to hug all year long!

Kids Helping Kids

Kids Helping Kids cards return, featuring abstract and innovative designs full of optimism and individuality! All illustrated by children affected by HIV/AIDS, 100% of the proceeds going directly to pediatric AIDS/HIV organizations.

Be sure to check out the photo gallery of each collection as well:
M∙A∙C Holiday Colour - A Tartan Tale
A Tartan Tale - Chapter 1
A Tartan Tale - Chapter 2
M∙A∙C Viva Glam - Gifts that give back

All of these holiday beauties are available today at all M∙A∙C locations and online at maccosmetics.com