MAC Chinese New Year

Published: 2017-01-05 by Sanja Pekic in Makeup


The Chinese New Year in 2017 falls on 28 January, starting the year of the rooster. The Rooster is the tenth sign in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac. Years of the Rooster included 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993 and 2005. MAC Cosmetics took this opportunity to launch their new festive make-up line. The line includes some of the classic MAC products, now revamped with a new packaging.


“The Chinese New Year invites you to look ahead and chase your dreams!  Adorn your lips in decadent reds and lavish lids with satin-soft shades inspired by snow blossoms. Show off with strokes of Penultimate Eye Liner, and flaunt a beautiful glow using Prep + Prime Natural Radiance.”


The collection includes:

Year of the Rooster Eye Shadow X 9 , an eye shadow palette that features 9 snow blossom-inspired shades like beige, grey, ivory, pink and lilac. The colors are:


  • Mulch – red-brown with bronze pearl (Velvet)
  • Honey Lush – bronze-dipped peach (Lustre)
  • Wedge – soft muted beige-taupe (Matte)
  • Print – muted grey with shimmer (Satin)
  • Idol Eyes – silvered violet with gold (Lustre)
  • Copperplate – muted mid-tone grey (Matte)
  • Girlie – rosy-pink with subtle shimmer (Satin)
  • Shale – mauve-plum with subtle shimmer (Satin)
  • Sweet Lust – pinky-rose (Lustre)



Year of the Rooster Lipstick offers three of the permanent reddish shades of lipstick now in a decorative packaging. The shades are:



  • Peach Blossom – frosted cool nude (Cremesheen)
  • Dangerous – orangey-red matte (Retro Matte)
  • Russian Red – intense bluish-red (Matte)


Chinese New Year Powder Blush  , a blush that “provides fantastic color with ease and consistency in decorative packaging.” Two blush shades in soft pink with satin finish are available:


  • Fleur Power – soft bright pinkish-coral
  • Dame – sophisticated blue-pink


Chinese New Year Penultimate Liner , a liquid eyeliner available in Rapidblack shade, a true black color.




Chinese New Year Eye Brows , the top selling brow pencil in two colors:


  • Lingering – soft taupe-brown
  • Brunette – grey-brown


Year of the Rooster Prep+Prime Natural Radiance   , a makeup primer in gel lotion beneficial for oily and combination skin types that struggles against redness and evens your skin tone.




Available from January 2017.

MAC Penultimate Eye LinerMAC Penultimate Eye Liner
MAC Eye BrowsMAC Eye Brows
MAC Powder BlushMAC Powder Blush
MAC LipstickMAC Lipstick
MAC Prep Prime Natural RadianceMAC Prep Prime Natural Radiance
MAC Year of the Rooster Eye Shadow X 9MAC Year of the Rooster Eye Shadow X 9
MAC Year of the Rooster LipstickMAC Year of the Rooster Lipstick
MAC Chinese New Year Powder Blush MAC Chinese New Year Powder Blush

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