The Best MAC Collections Of All Time

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  • We’ve collected more MAC limited editions than we can count over years. There have been some incredible celebrity/character hook-ups and – while it was a tough process – we’ve rounded-up the best.

    Hi, we’re the Marie Claire Beauty Desk and we’re MAC addicts. That’s totally what we would say if there was a support group for MAC make-up collectors – which there should be, FYI.

    Naturally our make-up bags are pretty full and if we’re honest, at least half of that stash is MAC. Face and Body Foundation, Strobe Cream, Cream Color Bases and Retro Matte Lipsticks really take some beating.

    But, we’re not content with stockpiling MAC’s ‘regular’ stuff, no, we’re pretty avid hoarders of past MAC limited edition collections. 

    Our MAC bounty includes an Alexander McQueen Mineralize Skinfinish in New Vegas from 2007, Maleficent Loves First Kiss lipstick from 2014, Carine Roitfeld Jungle Camouflage palette from 2012 and Wonder Woman everything from 2011 (the best collection by far in our books).

    Typically you feel pretty special if you manage to get your paws on a MAC limited edition because those babies sell out and you’ll lucky if you can pick up a few scraps on eBay.

    There have been some incredible collaborations in the past. Remember the Barbie collection? Epic. And there wasn’t a single item in the Venomous Villains set that we didn’t lust after. 

    Everyone who’s anyone wants to put their name to a MAC item. Fashion stylist Isabella Blow had the opportunity to bring her signature red lippie to life in 2005. We’re desperate to get our hands on one of those.

    Designer Jeremy Scott was next in line to launch a MAC Lipstick which he gave away during the premiere of his documentary ‘Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer’ during New York Fashion Week. MAC have been behind the make-up at his shows since 2010 so a creative collaboration is fitting. It’s not for sale so it truly is a collectors item.

    Charlotte Olympia is up next for a MAC collaboration due to launch in spring 2016. We’re imagining a lot of retro loveliness.

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