Hello Kitty MAC Cosmetics

I have absolutely no desire to write about this and would rather completely ban them from my mind, but the readers here obviously have no intention of letting me do that. Now that the emails are coming in at several a day, I’m simply posting this so that the emails stop! For anyone that doesn’t know, MAC is coming out with a line of Hello Kitty cosmetics:




Now, in most instances Hello Kitty make-up wouldn’t be something that would get me in much of a Hello Kitty Hell tizzy since the truth is that on the scale of Hello Kitty Hell, cosmetics usually rank pretty low on the list of things that torture me. When that Hello Kitty cosmetic line runs over $1000 ($1,179.50) for everything in it and I know my wife will be getting it all, there is definitely a reason that I don’t want to talk about it. Of course, that’s not including any of the replacements which will be anything that she actually uses even once, so I figure it’s pretty much a done deal that she will buy at least 2 of everything. Or the fact that I’ll have to listen to how wonderful all this make-up is for the following 2 months after it’s released. Yep, one more of the joys to look forward to living in hello Kitty Hell…

Sent in by far, far too many people for far, far too many days in a row for the world to be a healthy place. All of you should be forced to buy this crap and not use it (keep it for your collection like my wife) for thinking that in any way, shape, or form sending this information to me could ever result in anything good in the world…

96 thoughts on “Hello Kitty MAC Cosmetics”

  1. I never even heard of MAC (but i don’t wear makeup, so its understandable). But that first picture of the doll-creature-thing is scary as hell.

  2. The girl in the picture looks like she has her out of view hand on a Van de Graaf generator and is just trying to build up enough of a static electric charge to ZZZZZZot!!! you into oblivion for her HK Mistress.

  3. What is wrong with you? Your wife wants to look good for you and all you can do is complain about it. You probably want her to go around wearing cheap make-up so that she gets rashes and looks terrible. It would be nice if you showed a bit of appreciation for all that she does to make you happy.

    One day you will realize that all your complaining is unmanly and unseemly. A real man would support his wife 100% and want her to look her best. It just goes to show what a cheap and tightwad you really are.

    It also shows why you hate Hello Kitty. She has so much more class than you do that all you can be is jealous. You can say all the bad things you want, but when it all comes from you being so far below Hello Kitty’s class and style, it really is pathetic.

  4. The Hello Kitty Colour Collection includes:

    Lipstick: in 6 shades
    Lipglass: in 6 shades
    Tinted Lip Conditioner: in 2 shades
    Eye Shadow quad: in 2 variations (with one features violet blue, brown, gold and pink-coral shades and the other one features mint, blue-silver, pale pink and magenta shades)
    Pigment (loose color powder): in 2 shades
    Reflects Glitter: in 2 shades
    Glitter Eye Liner: in 4 shades
    Plush Lash mascara: in 1 shade
    false eyelash
    Beauty Powder: in 2 shades
    Beauty Powder Blush: in 2 shades
    Nail Lacquer: in 3 shades
    The Hello Kitty Kouture includes:

    Dazzleglass: in 2 shades
    Sheer Mystery Powder: in 3 shades
    There will also be some beauty accessories in this collection, including:

    petite Makeup Bag and medium Makeup Bag
    plush doll, purse mirror and brush collection (available only at MAC stores, Nordstrom and maccosmetics.com)
    mirrored key clip and beaded bracelet (available only at MAC stores and at maccosmetics.com)
    tote and a soft vanity kit (exclusive to maccosmetics.com)

  5. So Hello Kitty is black? What? What I thought she was white with bright colors.


    /Actually I’d just probably get the HK ‘doll’, but it would probably be worth 10000000X than what I’m willing to pay for it.

    I kind of hate makeup collections as they don’t have the shades I like or want or need-unless they have you pick it. I just hate perfectly good makeup lying around unused because I can’t use it cuz the color’s not good on me.

  6. @ Catherine – so when does it come out and do you have to buy the whole collection? I love MAC stuff.

    Whoa —- when did Darlene get back?

  7. YAY!
    My 2 favorite things in the world, combined!
    I will be getting it all! Thanks for the heads up, I’m deployed right now, so I’ve been out of the loop for a little bit. I assume HK is black because MAC’s standard packaging is and has always been, well, black. It makes sense. I like it.

  8. I love the collection simply because it is mac. There will be a few things that I may buy. This is a MAC take on hello kitty…if it were the orginal white kitty it would make me vomit.

    Screw hello kitty knick knacks, they suck.

  9. I do have to say I think MAC is the best makeup there is. I swear by their eyeshadow and haven’t found a better mascara either. Not to mention the fact that I love hello kitty but there is no way I am spending over $1000 on everything… guess I will have to ask for it piece by piece over the next holidays.

  10. Not to take a dig on women as a whole but training women to use this stuff at an early age is just wrong.
    by wearing make up you are effectively lying to everyone around you. Women used makeup to present themselves as more genetically acceptable to the local group than they really are. Face it, if you are so insecure that you need this stuff then great but this is instilling these insecurites in a younger generation.
    Yes i can hear the ” kill the bastard comments now”
    So for gods sake if you have children please dont screw their heads up with both marketing giants. AKA Hello Kitty and MAC

  11. @Binks
    It comes out here in the States Feb 12 (just in time for Valentines Day!) No you don’t have to buy it as an entire kit. You just buy the items you want, eye shadow, compact, lip glass, etc.

    Nah, it wouldn’t be $1000. for everything (I don’t think). The HK choch-ky stuff is silly, but I could use a great pink HK lip gloss. What girly girl can’t? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. @Silentbob
    “Women used makeup to present themselves as more genetically acceptable to the local group than they really are.”
    You clearly are an idiot!

  13. Damnitt! Nothing is free from her evil clutches…

    MAC is a cosmetic vein for me… Wide range of colors that are easily mixed etc. Now the evil feline has corrupted the purity that was MAC (ok, over doing it a bit, but you get the picture).

    The worst part is that the colors in this line are colors I would wear. Gah… hate the HK marketing machine. Seriously.

  14. I usually read stuff here and agree that most of it is useless, but ah, the Hello Kitty MAC make up is a must have! That’s something that I actually would buy if I lived in the US or had the money to, unlike the rest of stuff that I find cute but wouldn’t seriously buy…

  15. Obviously Darlene does not have a man in her life. Of course they want us women to look good, but at what price? MAC is overrated, and paying more than $20 for one item of makeup is silly. If she happens to be married, I pity the poor man…they’re probably broke because she thinks the drugstore branded items will make her face break out in festering pustules. A real man has opinions of his own and a life outside the house. If every man/woman supported his/her spouse 100% all the time, the world would be in dire straights. So Darlene, I invite you to find a man, a job, and a hobby. Maybe you’ll then realize that Hello Kitty isn’t real. While the message she personifies is a good one, even kitty crap stinks.

  16. Wow.. photoshop FAIL on the models face..
    it’s obviously smudged over, with a little bit of blur, and some burn tool thrown in too. o.O;;

  17. That’s funny. I have a huge make-up collection, and I have a boyfriend. I’m far from insecure and I’m not your typical stereo-type of a makeup snob or drama queen. I’m a makeup artist that happens to love M-A-C as well as other products (Prescriptives, MUFE, NARS…etc). When you use a foundation that is cheaper than $15, you’re jeopardizing your skin- being prone to breaking out, allergic reaction, skin dryness. The cheaper the makeup, the more expensive it is to fix the problems you may eventually have due to using drugstore products. The same follows with blush, and any other powder product. A lot of those products contain higher levels of alcohol, harmful talc, and many other items that your skin shouldn’t be in contact with.

    Whether you prefer to be bare-faced or Las Vegas Showgirl, I love skin no matter what. It’s what I do. I’m a licensed esthetician.

    Make-up is an expressive art. The marketing department @ M*A*C was mainly targeting older females 21+ that grew up with love for Hello Kitty…the cosmetics appeals to the younger generation. However, who’s got the money to spend on the collection? We do.

    If anyone has low self-esteem, it’s you trying to knock Darlene. Shame on you.
    I’m not one of those gung-ho hello kitty fans…I think spending way too much money on something so trite should be labeled more than an addiction. If it isn’t something that you can put to great use. You don’t need it.

    And poor hello kitty guy that is suffering, I feel for you. When people marry, you have to share everything- including finances. I hope that your wife gets over buying tons of kitty krap. Hello Kitty is cute and all, but an excess of the kitty is purely a sin…it’s really a prime example of how some people in America consume in a really bad way.

  18. People who whine about the price of mac makeup are silly. Mac is really not that expensive. If you are a make-up artist, or love make-up, drug store brands won’t cut it.

  19. although i adore hello kitty-i just got her from build a bear on sunday (perhaps i should send you a picture )

    i am not goign to spend money on overpriced makeup

  20. darlene,
    you’re probably not going to read this, but you make my co-worker with the same name look crazy. stop using her NAME! and why are you beating up hkh? he already stated that he doesn’t like hello kitty. this is just a blog where he has the ability to state his opinion thanks to the first amendment of freedom of speech. you keep threatening to leave yet you come back. is this your “drug” is this where you come to get your daily “hit” or “fix” each day? you know you’re free to leave and not read this blog at all. you, yourself is like a cat with nine lives. you keep disappearing yet, keep coming back to life.

    darlene, please don’t come back and bring your “holier than thou” attitude. everyone knows what you’re going to say before you say it. if you’re so in love with hello kitty start your own blog as others have stated and write a positive spin on each item. you are just one annoying lady who likes to be debbie downer.

  21. @ Ando…, I think you meant that the doll would be priced at 10_000 times what you’d be prepared to pay; it’s probably worth what you’d pay! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    @ Catherine, I’m sorry but Silent Bob actually has the historical purpose behind the use of cosmetics pretty much correct. If you don’t like that idea, look the subject up in an encyclopaedia, rather than flaming people.

    And finally, is the model supposed to be “HK Blonde Goth Chick”? That’s what I thought from the photo!

  22. @Kitteh!!
    No need for an Encyclopedia, I stand behind my comment.
    He is an idiot. Perhaps you should use a dictionary to check your spelling?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  23. @kitteh!

    Depends if the doll was made out of leather or not! Plus the shades are something that I really don’t like. I prefer darker or more natural colors, but sometimes I do go a little much with purple and grey eyeshadow. However, the organic colors are fine on me as well.

    I wouldn’t mind BUYING some of the MAC makeup, as it is higher quality makeup in general, but I prefer Bare Minerals/Escentuals for most of my makeup ‘needs’ –as my skin for some reason doesn’t like most makeup. ๐Ÿ˜‰ MAC colors I’ve seen aren’t really me, save for a few pieces here and there. However, as long as Sephora carries it or it’s comparable quality–perfectly fine with me.

    There are some things you can flub about with drugstore makeup like eyeshadow and possibly lipgloss–but you get what you pay for end all.

  24. I believe the Doll is basically made out of pleather. Polyurethane fakeness…but isn’t it just fabulous?! I’m getting the doll, the brush set, and a few other things maybe.

    Ando, have you ever tried Prescriptives? MAC only has two particular foundations that work on just about everyone, including people that have the tendency to breakout- Studiotech. Prescriptives has a new mineral formulation that is more than comparable to BE, there’s actually an array of colors versus BE. There’s no need for a veil or other added steps. Px is exclusively known for great ingredients and being skin-friendly. Check it out sometime.

  25. ยซ@kellyjanice: Check out the mascara line by Chanel. Trumps MAC mascara any day. ยป

    I don’t know what’s the fuss around MAC, I work in a cosmetic store and there’s a huge infitniy of better brands. Makeup forever, dior, chanel, helena rubenstein, just to name a few. All MAC has is a good shade pallette, but Makeup forever can top that easily.
    By the way, that wanna be makeup artist must know very little about and how to do her job, a good makeup artist will perform good with a different range of brands and usually won’t get attached to just one.
    As for silent bob’s statemment, it’s partially true, indeed. Sad but true, and I see it with my eyes on a daily basis.

  26. Susana, you must work at Sephora…The Wal-mart of cosmetics!!! Please correct me if I’m wrong about your place of employment but I do adore it!
    MUFE is pretty good. I use quite a bit of it. Great color payoff, pigment, wear, you name it.
    MAC isn’t the best basic face makeup around and I mentioned that. I work for several lines, so I’m not at all attached to any one line. Every line is known for a handful of products. If you’re a good makeup artist, you’d know that. The only true thing I like about MAC is the color products and tools…other than that, I’d rather spend money on other brands. That’s just my honest opinion. I actually blend my own basic face makeup, I don’t like not knowing what goes into my products.

    By the way, Chanel sucks. A $29 mascara that dries up isn’t WORTH it. I’ve noticed people return the stuff like nobody’s business. Dior blackout is great but I won’t even dare purchase it anymore, due to it’s poor packaging. The max I will pay is $21. It’s really all about the way you apply it, paying for a couture/premium line of mascara isn’t really the best product- it’s just all about the name (Chanel).

  27. I soo want to buy it OMG…

    but since MAC is expensive I think i’ll only be able to afford…the most is 3 items.

    The only problem is that the colors they have…are probably to bright for most and not really something you’d wear on a daily bases…

    So i’ll probably be buying something that I know I will use…but use on special occasions so it doesn’t run out ^^

    Like the lipstick, lipgloss, Maybe the Eye Shadow Quad (kinda pricy…and probably in colors you don’t normally wear…) and the basic black mascara.

    The collection will come out online on Feb.10th and in stores on Feb.12th and will run for next 8 weeks….ARG

  28. Serious comment on the package design. I’m reasonably happy with the design, which looks like there’s been some thought put into it, rather than just pink styrene granules and some HK decals!
    I’m not happy with the idea of HK branding on what I get the impression is fairly expensive serious adult makeup?

  29. yup, i do work ate sephora, and funny enough, I have three chanel mascaras and none of them dried up yet, vs others who are already leaving lumps in my eyelashes.
    MAC is ok, but as far as concealer and foundation goes, there are plenty other brands WAY better… and some are cheaper.
    My only statemment was about your comment where you seem to worship MAC when I see other brands which are way better. Even some SEPHORA brand products can top some of them.

  30. Nope. I don’t worship MAC. Matter of fact, that reminds me…I need to take some MSF back. MAC actually isn’t the same it used to be, in the late 90’s-early 2000’s it was much better. They changed chemists since, and the line is starting to suffer. The pigments are nowhere near the same. In regards to basic face makeup, my favorite makeup is Px. It’s the best for me, and I get tons of compliments- but everyone has their personal favorite. I have my reasons. hehe.

  31. i don’t know PX but I will investigate it! As for foundation I0ve tried a few but teint innocence from chanel is still on my top. as for concealer right now I go for helena rubinstein or Yves saint laurent, they’re very good!

  32. im sorry over a thousand bucks?! no make up is worth that! unless it takes phillis diller and turns her in to carmen electra. but it make up not genie lamp.

  33. I am definitely buying those, besides MAC is the best! Dont care for the price, it’s a collector’s item!
    I can’t wait for them to release it, hopefully really soon!!!

  34. @silentbob. makeup isn’t lying to anyone – when someone has makeup on, you can tell. (i’m not referring to the barely-there natural makeup that some girls have, since there isn’t much of a difference anyway appearance wise). now plastic surgery would be more of a lie, since it’s assumed to be natural. and another thing. makeup is hardly for the insecure. don’t tell me that confident women don’t wear makeup. it’s not to hide your features but to enhance them. so stop whining.

  35. Update: Got invited to the release party at the MAC store in SJ… insanity I tell you! There were girls with the dreaded red bow in their hair but (mostly) everyone had some gorgeous makeup on. The scariest part were the TWO male models wearing shiny pleather pants, no shirt and black HELLO KITTY HEADS!

    I had nightmares….

    On the up side the colors are awesome and I got most of the colors/items that I can’t get normally. Passed on the scary hk doll and the bag… pointless except as a pin cushion.

    Oh and the pink Vodka drinks the other (non-tortured) male models were passing around were delicious. ๐Ÿ™‚ Rather a good night even though HK was involved.

  36. This is a perfect marriage! For those of you who don’t know MAC, it’s a quality makeup line. Yes, it may be pricier than your average drugstore brand, but it’s a lot less than other high end cosmetics, most definitely less than any of the other Estee Lauder brands. The colors are fun, theatrical, neutral, whatever you or Kitty wants them to be. And for less than $20 you can get a Kitty gloss that will let you kiss off this recession in style. Consider it your obligation since Kitty can’t wear any!

  37. @ Liz NYC:

    I think that was the best post here about MAC and HK yet. The glitter makes me smile even though it was made for HK. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  38. How about ….. You STOP complaining. People spending THIER money how they like really shouldn’t give you a reason to complain!

    To all you idiots complaining about the price- there’s an easy solution- DONT BUY IT! Mac is reasonably priced compared to chanel, lumiere or any other decent brand. I’m a makeup artist that works for mac, let me break it down for the complainers.

    So you could go buy a $10 lipstick from the drugstore OR you can spend $6.50 more and be at ease knowing that it’s a good product, if you don’t like it we’ll take it back no problem, and know that the next time you run out of that shade, you know EXACTLY where to get it. You won’t go nuts searching for it!!

    Still complaning about price??? How about this-

    When you buy a product from a drugstore, all the proceeds go to the makeup company. Mac has donated over $129 MILLION to HIV / aids campaigns helping children and families affected by the disease, has covergirl? Lancome? Clinique? Revlon? Any makeup company done that? No, they haven’t!

    As for the line being black…… The international iniform color for makeup artists is black as it represents the chic side of what we do, that is why mac
    Use this color . This is a hello kitty collecters dream, who cares what anyone else thinks? People pay thousands of dollars on collecting stamps, car models, figurines, dolls yet no one complains then. Yet a company comes out to meet the demand of the given supply and everyone has a negative perspective , grow up and mind your own business!

    And next time you go and buy a collector item remember how much money you spend and where that money goes….. Atleast the money spent on this makeup is helping feed children starving in Africa suffering from or affected by HIV

    Everyone else ๐Ÿ™‚ support viva glam!!! … Oh and the kids helping kids card foundation ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Ugh. Your wife is too materialistic. What’s your line of work anyway? You must have very high income which gives your wife leeway to indulge all her HK fantasies.

    I once thought HK was great but I limited myself to buying stationery. I then began questioning the necessity of things that I bought (not just HK) and I can now say I’m much happier with less.

    You should try to get your wife onto the minimalist design scheme sans HK.

  40. I was never a big fan of hello kitty but i was pretty excited for this collection to come out.. today (the launching), i went to MAC and i am actually really impressed by the collection. the colors are very nice and vibrant.. and it could not have launched at a better time considering the colors are fabulous for spring. to be honest, the collection exceeded my expectations.. online and from other ppl’s swatches, the collection didn’t look so impressive, but everything’s great in person!!!

    btw, don’t trash MAC.. they are of high-quality and theyre not even that expensive..

  41. You think this is wierd? Have you seen the ad for it on YouTube?

    What has been seen can never be unseen. (I even kinda like Hello Kitty.)

  42. @ Lauren

    Good advice. The thing is that my skin isn’t really just sensitive in terms of break-outs, it’s more of just being bothered by the FEELING of makeup–although the oily feeling happens too. It’s wierd.

    I sort of pick and choose makeups as I go along. Sephora actually has some great stuff. I just get a Clinique eye pencil because I love the non sharpening bit of it and the “smudger” at the end is conveinent. Drugstore pencils just get smeared away too easily during the day–even without me touching my eyes. What’s nice about Sephora is that if you ask them to take home a sample, they’ll oblige you and you can try it for a few days.

    As for perfumes, I love the fresh line. They tend to have really nice fruity scents without being overpowering. I also really like Stella too.

  43. @andophiroxia :

    The Hello Kitty doll is $42 at the MAC website, which that’s NOT too bad, considering a HK x Tokidoki doll was $55… ^_^

    I do adore Hello Kitty. Not too much of a makeup person, but does have some MAC stuffs my mom gave me, they’re pretty good products. I’m thinking of getting just the jewelry stuffs and maybe that would be all, since I don’t use makeup… ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. It’s a great news that MAC is also using Hello Kitty. I am a MAC user but what I think MAC cosmetics itself is hell expensive, then what will happen if it’s launching a product with Hello Kitty??!!!

  45. I work at MAC and our release date in the UK and our store is next thursday (March 5th) We have all our stock now instore and we’re all super excited.
    obviously working within the company we’ve known about it for a while, and a lot of the products have been seen in previous collections (metal urge) for example.
    It is a girly collection with lots of pinks, glitters, and is very versitle and actually a really creative line. If this line wasnt teamed with Hello Kitty but came out as a normal line like we do with others, we wouldnt be having his debate but people would say how good a line it is.

    We at our store have all agreed that it is a nicer line than what has come out previous. Packaging wise its astetically pleasing and not distracting from it being classic MAC. Unlike such collections as Dame Edna (even though the colors were lovely.)

    I personally dont see why people complain about MAC products being over priced, Its a Professional Makeup Brand and is used in the highest circles and is still avalible to the public at a reasonable price. Look at large designer brands and how much they charge, their not slated because their “high end” well so is MAC, they’ve just made it more assessable. its worth 100% the money its worth.
    I do agree completely with Natasha.

  46. u might want to read up on the Hello Kitty Murder & interview MAC if they thought it was a great idea to launch the collection with male models in SM gear wearing Big Hello Kitty Head with Women’s Day around the corner.

  47. I went out and got a lipgloss and lipstick just b/c it has HK on it. The packaging was really cute and I just had to have it. Honestly, I really don’t buy MAC products, not really a fan, I’m more a Bare Escentuals gal, but it goes without saying, HK fans are always loyal to HK first!

  48. I absolutely LOVED this new line from MAC. I purchased the Too Dolly eyeshadow palette, 2 different lip conditioners in Popster & Pink Fish, Gold Mode pigment and my bf got me the plush doll..yay! Don’t hate on MAC! They are great and usually affordable.. But I do admit that buying several items can lead to overshopping!..


  49. I love all the stuff I got from the collection, my favorite…pink fish lip balm…and its only 14.50 If you get only one thing it should be this…

  50. I would like to order your cosmetics for my employees in south africa, can tell me if i can find one in south africa

  51. wth? why are there people still responding to this damit?


    and can be purchased through Ebay or something ~_~

    geez, plus this site isn’t some site where you can purchase stuff, especially MAC makeup

  52. Zomg, Darlene, you’re not even trying to defend Hello Kitty anymore. You’re just searching your tiny, narrow mind for something intelligent to say. Fail… Of course that’s not what he means. It’s not that he doesn’t want his wife to look nice, it’s that she probably already has suitable, nice enough make-up and it’s a waste to spend so much on more stuff just because it’s Hello Kitty. This blog is about how Hello Kitty is taking over the world, not how he is supposedly trying to deprive his wife from ‘necessities’ because he is a ‘tightwad’. He obviously supports her, but doesn’t just agree with everything. What is your idea of a real man?! Some guy half your age you pay to put up with you?! Man, you have to get a hobby.
    P.S. Great blog

  53. MAC only seems over priced. It isn’t really if you think about it logically.

    Firstly, they’re selling products with Hello Kitty on them, and Hello Kitty products alone can range anywhere from 50 cents (R3.75) to about $3000 (R22500).

    Secondly, it’s MAC! They DON’T DO ANIMAL TESTING, which is absolutely fantastic! That’s why you’ll find well-known brands, e.g. Chanel, perhaps cheaper because they spend less money on testing products on animals. Which is sickening actually.
    MAC still has to pay for costly trials which are NOT done on animals.
    But their products in general are excellent and last.
    And, as Natasha said, they also donate a large amount of money to charities which other companies don’t do.
    This actually gives a person more reason to support MAC.

    This is a collector’s item. It also has a varied colour pallete it seems. If, perhaps, you don’t wear the shades then don’t buy it. If it’s too expensive, don’t buy it. If you don’t like Hello Kitty or MAC, then WHY are you commenting?
    But if you want it for the sake of Hello Kitty and have the money, then spend away!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    So, really, you would be getting your money’s worth.

    I’m 17 years old, surprise, and even I can point out the obvious ๐Ÿ™‚

    P.S. I would definitely buy this if I could!
    Second job, me-thinks ๐Ÿ˜›

  54. what is wrong with you people!!!!!!!!!!!!!! everything hellokitty is adorable it’s not overpriced and everyone should love her shes cute and nice and hello kitty stuff is awesome i freaked out when i saw the make-up and ice cube trays i wish i had all of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! your right lauren777 mac is awesome!!and its cool that they dont do animal testing


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