22 Sep 2009

MAC Style Black collection

I've been looking forward to this collection all year! I've skipped over so many of the MAC collections because they've been very "ehhh" for me so far this year, but Style Black is so me. It's dark, edgy, gothic inspired - what more could I want? The collection is officially being released on September 24 in North America, a bit later in Europe and elsewhere. If you're unsure of what's coming out, you can check this thread on Specktra for all the details and you can also find Swatches of the products here. Temptalia has also made this compilation video with swatch pictures of the products:

I have to say I am really looking forward to this collection. Since I'm so impatient, a lovely person from the States has agreed to do a CP for me. I'll be getting:

Night Violet Mattene lipstick
Blackfire Glimmerglass
Young Punk Mineral Eyeshadow
Bat Black Cream Color Base

Although I have said before I am not a fan of the Dazzleglasses, I do think this particular one would look spectacular layered over a dark lipstick shade. Absolutely useless on it's own, but over a dark lipstick I think it will shine. Bat Black CCB is actually a product I've been wanting for a long time but it's Pro only, so I can't buy it here. I want to get this specifically for layering for my darker eye looks, and I think it will work fabulously with the purple Young Punk Mineral shadow, as it has a burgundy undertone itself. I've never purchased MAC's mineral shadows before because I always felt the color payoff was poor, but this purple one looks so pretty so I'm going to give it a shot. I'm also really excited about the lipstick, and in the CP I'll also be getting a couple more dark colored lip products from other collections, so I'm really looking forward on doing a Haul video, and then a tutorial with those products for you all!

I have to say, this is probably my favorite MAC collection since MAC Cult of Cherry last autumn. Which MAC collection are you looking forward to? Will you be picking anything up from Style Black? Leave your thoughts in the comments!


  1. Wow! I want them all! :)

  2. I, like yourself and a lot of others out there, have not been impressed with the MAC collections of late. Far too many collections and nothing to get excited over IMO. This however looks great. I'm not keen on the glimmerglasses at all. I really don't understand how these could be worn on their own. I'm sure over a lippy they may look great but I have to watch the pennies at the moment so would rather purchase something else. Night Voilet looks amazing, that I would want along with the Bat black base. Looking forward to seeing what you do with these products.



  3. where can i buy these products? online? i need them...hahahah!!!

  4. Anonymous5:59 am

    I agree! Cult of Cherry has been my favorite collection thus far and I am really excited for this one! I'm thinking about the Black grease paint stick, night violet, and black knight!

  5. I can't wait for this collection to come out, finally i don't have to shop for my black stuff during Halloween season hehe. I'm curious about the grease stick, the bat black cream color base looked interesting, but i get oily lids so maybe I'll be able to sample it. The baby goth girl nail-polish looks gorgeous too, but i think I'll get one of the black lipsticks for sure.

    I can't believe how times change and it's now trendy to wear black lips and makeup!

  6. Anonymous8:36 am

    Amazing...I've been waiting for this collection since I heard about it!

    We have a MAC Pro where I live and its not far from my house, so I'm planning on going after work when it opens so I can pick up everything I want.

    Items wanted:

    Black Knight Lipstick
    Black Cream Colour Base
    Black Grease Paintstick
    Young Punk Eyeshadow
    Blue Flame Eyeshadow

    and Baby Goth Girl & Seriously Hip nail varnishes are on the maybe list.

    Those shadows are to die for though, omg!

    Young Punk reminds me of how Beauty Marked would look without the red sparkles and with exact colour payoff as in the pot.

    I'm so excited! lol

    My bf was like, Oh God, how much are you planning on spending NOW and how are those products not like anything you already own?!

    Haha, boys will never understand.

  7. Eleonora P.11:27 am

    I'm looking forward to the Dsquared collection!!


  8. Julia I picked the exact same things you did (except for the CCB)! I have swtaches on Specktra and on my blog. I loooove style black. Young Punk is amazing and I had no fall out and I generally hate MES. Also, I've been wearing the combo of Night Violet and Black Fire everyday since I got them. This was def my fave collection of 2009 :)

    Can't wait to see the looks you'll do with them :)

  9. I want... everything!
    I'm kind of a gothic girl, and I'm not afraid to wear dramatic makeup, so this collection is right up my alley! :D

  10. Thanks, Julia!

    I'm really looking forward to this collection as well. Surprisingly, aside from some small items several years ago, I've never purchased items directly from the MAC store. I find that the MAC stores here in the States (at least in Miami, FL) I am HARASSED by the sales people. I can't stand that. So, I purchase items online.

    For this collection, I definitely want to head to the MAC store and pick a few things up. I agree with you that the dark colors suit you, and they suit me very much as well. I'm very excited.

    Also, if you ever need someone to do a CP for you in the future, I'm volunteering!

  11. i am so excited for the new collection
    i love black color...hehehe


  12. Same stuff as you except the lipgloss. I'm skipping those. If I like Young Punk enough, I will probably try another eyeshadow. I'm a sucker for eyeshadows. As far as the other stuff goes, I think I can get better priced products(and amounts)at a clown supply place!

  13. I look forward to the haul video!! I love what you have picked out of the collection!

  14. I think there is too many collections from MAC. I would reather just have 1 or 2 a year and really enjoy them. Not too fond of style black actually, unlike others. Really not my thing.

  15. I'm loving this new collection! Hoping to get my hands on Midnight Media, and Night Violet lipsticks, Young Punk Eyeshadow and Blackware Glimmer Glass.

  16. Anonymous6:42 am

    Very excited. Been waiting ever since you mentioned it. I'm so glad you had this video. I've already written down my list to hand to the MAC ladies at my store! =) So excited!

  17. nice choices Julia! I just want to let you know that you can get pro products here - you just need to ring the Pro UK number and they will order and send it to you within 3 days. I have done it a few times before and the postage is very reasonable too :) If you want the number, just give me a message on my youtube channel. Jazz

  18. I think I'm gonna have to grab those glimmerglasses and some of those eye shadows. :)

  19. im so xcited for this collection!!

  20. Ohhh, I want the nail polishes.

    I am a nail polish junkie. Big time.

  21. Anonymous9:29 pm

    I just ordered 3 bottles each of the volcanic ash exfoliator and mask. And i ordered all 4 eyeshadows. LoL. I actually was excited for every collection this year. I just started using MAC about a year and a half ago. But i'm sure after another year or so i wont be so excited anymore. LoL.

  22. Anonymous10:17 pm

    I was so sad to have missed out on the Red she said collection.

  23. Labourche1238:23 am

    I went to a MAC store and purchased £90 worth of make up- its all your fault!!!! I got some of the items you mentioned in your essentials videos!!

  24. Can one use such dark, gothic make up with on olive/dark skin?

  25. Anonymous2:40 pm

    I bought the greasepaint stick, the baby goth girl nail polish and the young punk eyeshadow. I wasnt sure about the glimmerglass. In the store they didnt really convince me. I'm going back for more!

  26. yeah i tried the lipsticks and i love them

  27. Anonymous8:23 pm

    i like the eyeshadows, & the lipsticks. i cant wear mac eyeshadows & i think these would be way worse for my eyes, im allergic. i cant wear them on my lids, in the crease they dont irritate me that much.
    i think the best look ive ever done has been smudged black eyeliners, i have brown eyes & i think it looks real good i think this would be a good collection for me. i h=guess i could get the eyeshadows cause theyre for the crease. they all look awesome

  28. 80´s goth is back!

    doesn´t the model kinda look like shirley manson?