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MAC + hello kitty = ♥.

26 January 2009

I must admit that I’m childishly excited to see the revealing of the MAC’s Hello Kitty collection, come February (in only a week!). Already it’s much awaited debut has received polar reactions; there are those who hate the idea, thinking it too immature of a collaboration, whereas others, like myself, fans of the thirty-four year old kitten, are ecstatic for its debut. Perhaps not suitable for every girl/woman, considering that the color palettes will, of course, consist mainly of bright pinks, one must keep in mind that MAC wanted to direct the particular cosmetics to a younger fans. Of course, brighter colors do require a bit of courage to display about boldly, so hesitation in buying the collection is understandable. Nonetheless, keep in mind that it is always fun to play around with little pots of fun colors!


dominatrix-meets techno. pink, blue, & black!

Already through photos, Hello Kitty, usually portrayed as sweet, girlish, and innocent, has been mod-ified – in black, white, and pink. A more “grown-up” version of the little white kitten once dressed in overalls and stripes, perhaps? Clad in go-go boots sprawled across patent accessories (clutches, cosmetic bags, and little vanity sets!) and appearing in the form of a black vinyl plush doll, Hello Kitty has evolved quite a bit since her introduction as a simple cartoon character thirty or so years ago. MAC executives are a bit mum on sales projections; but they seem to want to portray Hello Kitty cosmetics as wearable for day (for the girly, pink and shimmer loving ladies), and easily transformable into evening makeup: clubbing worthy dominatrix-meets-techno. Well, that just happens to be my guess, after seeing some photos of ads.

Definitely dominatrix meets techno, after looking at the above photo again. Dressed in black vinyl bustiers and in bright makeup? Yes sir! 

From what I’ve been able to see so far, I’m in love with the pigments; the loose, shimmery black shadow is a definite must have for me – smokey eyes are the one makeup look that I’ve actually mastered… and can wear. Imagine the different variations of the ever smoldering smokey eye – black or silver for the evening, and a lavender for the day! The magenta is such a beautiful shade, though I’m not so sure how that would look when it is actually applied on the face. 

The nail lacquers. Purrrrfect. And the bottles look adorable! That bright, bubblegum pink shade on the model is simply perfection; it is, obviously, the pink every little girl, at one point, has dreamed of painting her room (though that color in large doses can be blinding). Is that silver I see? I really would love to try it, the shade reminiscent of Chanel’s RTW collection in either 07/08.


And of course. Last but not least, the lip collection – the very part I am most excited about (since, I must admit, that is the only daily makeup I ever wear). I already love MAC’s lipsticks & lip glasses (simply the best!); my obsession with lippies is fully exemplified by the fact I carry eight or so tubes in my purse (and then there’s the rest sitting on my vanity). The lipsticks, especially the beige and the pink on the right, are simply purrfect. The brighter coral-red is such a beautiful shade too, although it’s color transfer from tube to lips could potentially be too overwhelming. Nonetheless, a fun color to try! And the lipglasses; in purples and pinks galore, imagine flaunting candy-colored lips all day! Yum.

But before it releases, browse & shop at MAC. I seriously do recommend their products (specifically lippies & shadows!) Or just have fun looking at a myriad of colors and pigments. Because that is totally fun, too, darlings!

Delicious. I want!


La C.

P.S.: Twice in a week! Thank you so much, Jaime, for linking me again 🙂 Yet another beautiful collage!!

8h - 11h dans le matin

Inspiration: Sonia Rykiel / Baguettes / Watercolor / BunnyBed / Chloe

69 Comments leave one →
  1. 26 January 2009 6:57 pm

    I’m actually very excited to see the Hello Kitty release. I’m finally really enjoying wearing pink, so I plan to pick up a thing or two from this collection 🙂

    I’ve also been a fan of Hello Kitty for a very long time!

  2. 26 January 2009 7:09 pm

    This is SO adorable. Everytime I clean out my room, I am ruthless about most things but I can’t bear to part with this red patent leather Hello Kitty purse I’ve had since I was 5 years old. She’s iconic. x

  3. 26 January 2009 7:10 pm

    haha! Cute, but I am aged to it.

    xoxo: Janet

  4. 26 January 2009 7:12 pm

    Don’t apologize!!!! I am LOVING your Hello Kitty posts (… I am such a fan as well… actually, I was just stamping my diary with Hello Kitty and My Melody, believe it or not). I love the bright eyeshadows and the powder/ blushes. Ohhh the compacts are just gorgeous.
    Viva MAC! Viva Kitty!

  5. kristine permalink
    26 January 2009 7:17 pm

    gorrrgeous! i love your descriptions; always so well written!

  6. 26 January 2009 7:21 pm

    LC, I don’t think we can see too much of hello kitty. one of my friends has her room done is hello kitty theme….

  7. Alize Morand permalink
    26 January 2009 8:19 pm

    Oh, love the first picture!! I’ve got a lovely Hello Kitty charm bracelet I absolutely adore too!

    Oh, and I love JR too, you & JR are in my top-top-top of favourite blogs EVER!! 🙂

    Love. Alizé xx

  8. 26 January 2009 8:24 pm

    mmm, candy-colored lips and pinks galore! sounds wonderful to me. and… i’ve tagged you on my blog! now, i don’t think you usually do tags, but i made up a special fashionista tag and i would so love if you did it. because i want to know more about your personal style!

  9. 26 January 2009 8:50 pm

    Hehe nothing wrong with a little Hello Kitty lovin’.

  10. 26 January 2009 8:57 pm

    I’m super excited for the beige lipstick too! tooo cute!

  11. thebaglady permalink
    26 January 2009 9:09 pm

    if i was younger i think i’d love this collection. although your descriptions make me want to try bold colors & own at least a few stuff from the collection!

    happy monday x

  12. 26 January 2009 9:09 pm

    When I first heard about this collaboration I didn’t think I’d like it, but after seeing these pics I’m totally excited. I love how MAC kind of updated Hello Kitty.

  13. 26 January 2009 9:23 pm

    wow…coool u girls got a lot of work tho got to admit :o)

  14. 26 January 2009 10:35 pm

    i love this collaborations! i also love the first photo!

  15. 26 January 2009 10:40 pm

    I like the look of this collection, I don’t feel it’s exclusive just for younger buyers, even though I’m only 22 I still feel this collection will be embraced by all mac lovers! xx

  16. 26 January 2009 10:47 pm

    uber original – oh definitely! by younger i meant those who haven’t yet hit their middle ages 😉


  17. 26 January 2009 10:51 pm

    So cute! I love your site. Saving you on my blogroll.

  18. 26 January 2009 11:21 pm

    i don’t really own or wear any make- up, but i would love to own these since i heart hello kitty!

  19. 26 January 2009 11:43 pm

    oh my god i’m in love haha this is so adorable! i am also a big fan of tokidoki but this is way cuter than smashbox’s tokidoki make-up line… thank you thank you for posting this:)

    hugs from a fellow hello kitty lover to another…:)

  20. 26 January 2009 11:47 pm

    OMG. I would really like that for my make-up collection! 🙂

  21. 27 January 2009 12:26 am

    Yes! No reason to be ashamed, Hello Kitty is a true classic, like a LBD.

    Thanks for your comments, always make me smile, and I love your banner as well!

  22. 27 January 2009 1:03 am

    oh i cant wait. i love hello kitty so much!

  23. 27 January 2009 1:52 am

    All those colors look so fun! I wish I liked cats though. But I’m not too fond of cats, and anything that resembles one kinda scares me…lol what can I say!!

    Thanx hun

  24. 27 January 2009 3:25 am

    well I can imagine doing one of the lipsticks that fall in the more nude palette..

  25. 27 January 2009 4:04 am

    Hi there-that looks a really lovely collection my dear!

  26. 27 January 2009 4:59 am


    I think I just died from the awesome combination of pinks, hello kitty, ribbons and cosmetics.

    Thanks for the Ox-baby wishes! 🙂 And you are indeed SOOO very blessed to have that special collage made for you, and with the Lanvin sneaker too, I remember! 🙂 So lovely ♥

    And don’t worry about not stealing the lady’s LV, my dear! It’s the thought that counts, and I’m incredibly touched that you thought of me. 🙂

    Love all round,
    SEAH :p

  27. 27 January 2009 5:05 am

    oh MAC is divine. never really was a fan of the hello kitty thing. but MAC has the power to make it one hell of a gorgeous advertisement. Those photoshoots are always amazing. Great post!

    with love Laura Anais
    Miu Miu Doll

    p.s. i love the bunny on the couch in the last picture (:

  28. 27 January 2009 5:50 am

    i love love love hello kitty, i must have some of those stuff!

  29. 27 January 2009 8:14 am

    oh that’s sooo cute 🙂

  30. 27 January 2009 8:58 am

    thanks =D i knoww hihih chris brown is hot<3! still love reading ur blog! i do love hello kitty, but unfortunately i don’t use make up so, no mac-hk for me =( xoxo

  31. 27 January 2009 9:31 am

    I’d heard about this collection a little while back, and wasn’t sure about it, at first, but after seeing the fantastic campaign ads, I think I like it! 😉


  32. 27 January 2009 11:03 am

    wow! everything looks so gorgeous and glam! I love the pics as well:))

  33. 27 January 2009 11:10 am

    I’m saving so hard for this, thankfully I have a little longer to go as the UK is so behind!

  34. 27 January 2009 1:38 pm

    love hello kitty, looking forward to it ;)love the campaign ads!!!

  35. 27 January 2009 1:45 pm

    I’m not a Hello Kitty fan, but that doesn’t mean I wont check out the collection in stores. Looking at the pictures, the collection looks great!

  36. 27 January 2009 1:54 pm

    Ingenius idea to pair these two. I love it. =]


  37. 27 January 2009 2:00 pm

    I really love your blog & I am obsessed with Hello Kitty 🙂

  38. 27 January 2009 2:27 pm

    OMG I love, love, love Kitty, I can’t wait!!

    I left you an award in my blog 🙂

  39. 27 January 2009 2:44 pm

    ooh, everything looks mighty promising. im not that great fan of hello kitty, but mac takes it to a whole new level.

  40. 27 January 2009 2:56 pm

    Thank you LaCouturierNYC! It is an honour to have you browsing my blog 🙂

    Keep up the good work as well!

  41. 27 January 2009 3:53 pm

    great post
    love this line of mac+hello kitty
    inspired branding idea


  42. 27 January 2009 3:54 pm

    Oh this ad campain is fabulous! I’m very excited to check this out now. Thank you for visiting my blog, your page is wonderful.


  43. 27 January 2009 3:57 pm

    MAC always seems to do the best collaborations. Im only just getting to terms with the Dame Edna collection, and now Hello Kitty? too brave but wise choices in a row. love it.

    thankyou, for adding me!

  44. 27 January 2009 4:07 pm

    I must admit I wasn’t sure it would like me when I heard about it (though i’m a MAC’s fan) but now that I see these pics i’m totally gonna buy some!! 😛


  45. 27 January 2009 4:44 pm

    Ahhh this is amazing.

    You’re not kidding… I feel like a giddy schoolgirl just looking at this.

    It’s wickedly sweet. xxx

  46. 27 January 2009 4:53 pm

    I hope I’ll be able to buy some of this make up, I love make up, and if it goes with Kitty, it seems a perfect combination!

  47. 27 January 2009 5:10 pm

    thank you for your comment : )

    the lipsticks look truly beautiful..
    with smokey eyes they will be so fab~
    i love lipsticks without any glitter..
    the mac ones seem to be perfect ❤


  48. 27 January 2009 5:17 pm

    The first picture is soooooooo lovely.
    Great post


  49. 27 January 2009 5:47 pm

    ahhh so fun! Have you seen the recent collection with Dame Edna Everage? Hilarious!

  50. 27 January 2009 6:09 pm

    zanita – i have! it really is such a fun collection; the colors are so bold!

    La C.

  51. 27 January 2009 6:18 pm

    Mac and Hello Kitty, what a great combination!
    Bright pink/black is a combo that can be worn at any age, it it’s done right. xo

  52. 27 January 2009 6:32 pm

    how cute!

  53. 27 January 2009 7:01 pm

    Thank you again, glad you enjoyed! 😀

  54. 27 January 2009 7:07 pm

    i want it too, the nail polish and compact for sure – it’s irresistible!

  55. 27 January 2009 7:41 pm

    Very cool–and a very smart marketing campaign!

  56. 27 January 2009 9:04 pm

    i think the hello kitty collection is a fun way to ring in spring. can’t wait to check it out when it launches.

    btw, i tagged you (sorry). haha

  57. 27 January 2009 9:33 pm

    I love every bit of this collection, the ads are really girlish, cute and bright! Perhaps it’s here to cheer everyone up during the recession 🙂

  58. 27 January 2009 10:09 pm

    I’m excited about Hello Kitty’s MAC line. I’ve always loved how MAC has unexpected lines
    of the most fun cosmetics. My only complaint
    is that a lot of it is limited edtion:'(

  59. 27 January 2009 10:20 pm

    nina – don’t be sorry! i love tags! i should be the one apologizing for not doing them sooner. i do have a massive post coming soon for the weekend of all the tags i’ve missed (that i can remember, that is)!

    theresa – perhaps! 🙂

    anna – same!! i absolutely loved their barbie collection. there was one lipstick i fell in love with and ended up buying a few tubes (call me crazy!) since it was the perfect one!!

    much love, darlings!

  60. 27 January 2009 10:36 pm

    wow, that collage is seriously fab. i want that on my bedroom wall/closet door.
    don’t apologize for commenting! i love comments! i’m glad that you appreciated my comment. i mean everything i saw whenever i type out comments. 😀
    i’m loving the packaging of this. soooo cuteeee 😀

  61. 28 January 2009 3:12 am

    Oooooo I like these Hello Kitty inspired colours.

  62. 28 January 2009 11:41 am

    Thanks for the kind comment 🙂
    The collaboration between MAC and Hello Kitty sounds really cute. Althoug looking at the colour palette I would only go for the nailpolish ;D

  63. 28 January 2009 11:55 am

    An unexpected pairing, but I love it!


  64. 28 January 2009 12:19 pm

    OMYGGGGGGG I am totally saving all these photos AND I MUST GET THE PIGMENTS!

  65. 28 January 2009 12:26 pm

    I love MAC products, I didn’t know they had a collaboration with Hello Kitty, that’s great ! the colors are so flashy, the lipsticks looks great !

  66. 28 January 2009 12:31 pm

    I love this collab <3, both Sanrio and MAC always have nice collaborations!

  67. 28 January 2009 12:36 pm

    sounds exciting! 😀 i want to go to Italy and France, so beautiful!

  68. 28 January 2009 12:56 pm

    you really love kitty , right?


  69. 29 January 2009 10:28 pm

    omgosh my friends told me about this and i thought aww gd for her cos she loves hello kitty hehe but im not such a big fan of it so to me its just surprising that these two collaborated:D
    happy for everyone whos happy haha! x

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