Kirstie Meets Porny Kitty, and Gets a Look at the Hello Kitty for MAC Collection

By | February 26 2009 | 12 Comments

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Oh hamburgers. I’ll just admit it. There’s no way this is as good as getting snapped with it’s-only-Mr-friggin’-Darcy, but while wandering round Bloomingdales on Fifth Avenue during the weekend, we ran into a Hello Kitty S&M-style man, and we just had to get our photo taken with him. Ah, it would have been a sin not to. Above is myself (looking horrible on the left), HK S&M-style bloke and my mate Lisa.

The one consolation I have is that Colin Firth couldn’t rock a gimp mask and shiny PVC trews as well as this guy. Well, probably not…

Moving swiftly on to the matter at hand: one of the things I like a lot about this collaboration is that the majority of the shades are pretty wearable (if on the kitsch side), and the other thing is, while Hello Kitty is a bit of a ‘put away those foolish things’ sort of infatuation, this collection symbolises something very important about cosmetics – the fun factor.

We’re endlessly bombarded by pentapeptides this, glycation that and nano-shennanigans the other,  so it’s refreshing to have something out that’s unashamedly fun and frivolous, celebrating making up and being creative with the process.  I buy into it based on that alone – oh, and the cute kitty-adorned packaging too, of course.

Want to see the goodies on offer? I’ve got shots of loads of it for your edification after the cut. But first – my picks. I got my hands on some pre-release goodies like the Eyeshadow quad in Too Dolly, €48, which is very me. A nice mix of mattes and shimmers make this a good buy for someone who liked Lancome’s Pink Punk and Black palette, but who was put off by all those pinks. The 80s green in this adds a foil to saccharine shades.

I also got a Tinted Lip Conditoner, €17, in Pink Fish, but to be honest, I don’t really rate these. So many other brands do amazing lip balm products so I just think, stick to what yer good at, MAC.  My star buy would be the Beauty Powder compact: pretty handbag candy it may be, it’s also a good product for damping down daily shine, and you’ll use it. €24.50 of your eurobucks for that one.

hello kitty for mac

Clockwise from top left: Hello Kitty Lash, €12; Beauty Powder in Tahitian Sand, €24.50; Tinted Lip Conditioner in Pink Fish, €17; Glitter Eye Liner in Her Glitz, €21; Eyeshadow x 4 in Lucky Tom and Too Dolly, €48; Lipglass in Sheer Neon, €17. There’s much more on offer too: nail lacquer, blush, gloss and lipsticks in lots of shades as well as pigments.

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Above is a trio of accessories, also a big part of the collection. Top is the Hello Kitty Petite Makeup bag, €29; centre is a MAC store-only mirrored key clip, so not available here (bah) and bottom is that cute  Brush Collection, €65, which contains, if I’m not mistaken, a covetable 187 brush in miniature. Aww!

Any criticisms? Yes, sad to say, I do have a couple. One is that eternal gripe, the price differential. The shadow quads are £30.34 in the UK, and a massive €48 here. Why?

Second gripe, we’re getting a bit short-changed with the products on offer – some are MAC store exclusives, and there’s a whole other strand to this collection, Kitty Kouture, which is only on sale at Harrods. A shame, as it’s got some gorgeous colours and packaging.

Buy at BT and BT2 stores from the first week of March, until stocks run out. Which will probably be by the second day of the first week of March, so get going if you want to bag a bit of HK for your collection!

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12 Replies to "Kirstie Meets Porny Kitty, and Gets a Look at the Hello Kitty for MAC Collection"

  • Kitty Cat says:

    Ooh I like the packaging and the promo shot with the girl but Mr S&M Kitty is plain WEIRD!

  • candi says:

    I’ve already bought some of this from ebay!! sad, I know ;) I just couldn’t use the face powder though and ruin kittys poor face!!

  • dellie says:

    i’m such a doofus. it took me ages to see the muscly body under the costume!!! :)

  • sweetie says:

    I’ve seen their promo video somewhere on – it has 4 kinky kitties :) I wonder if they’ll have the kitties in BTs when it’s gonna launch…

  • Glitterkitty says:

    isn’t that *guy* from the catwalk show that was done in the last week or so?
    where did i see those pix.. ?

    i’m really not sure i’d use the colours in the too dolly palette.. and nothing else there suits either..
    i’m in the market for new power tho..

    i wonder if the compacts are refillable?

  • MontyC says:

    Imagine the phonecall this guy had with his agent….

    “Yeah, it’s a job with MAC make up. They want you to dress up as an S&M version of Hello Kitty. Yeah, seriously. It’s been a while since your last gig hasn’t it……’

  • Aphrodite says:

    MontyC – it’s like something Joey from Friends used to have to do

    creepy hands – ugh!

  • MontyC says:

    Aphrodite – When it came to his hands he probably just thought ‘ah shag it, in for a penny, in for a pound’ ;-)

  • Retro says:

    Hello Kitty and a six pack~ most of the stuff most girl’s dreams are made of, I’m sure!

    I’m actually not that fond of anything in the collection, from what I’ve seen. Methinks I’d have to see the stuff in person before I make my mind up!

    Definitely going to get the brush holder, though! :)

  • Tiny says:

    Oh my god they’re probably my favourite MAC collection yet! I’m gonna be elbowing my way through to try and get that beauty powder :)

  • minxinparis says:

    Ooh I love this collection, have bought the keyclip, makeup mirror, brush holder and the lip conditioner, and got pics taken with the very fit guys who were wearing tight black (unslashed) t shirts. The eyeshadows are too garish for me, would suit my daughter and I didn’t like the makeover they gave me, way too orange. But the NY launch was fun to look at, lots of black balloons with pink ribbons, took loads of pics. Paris launches next week, bet the prices are sky high :(

  • becks says:

    I was in BT’s in Friday buying my a repeat lip sheen and ended up buying the lipstick and the beauty face powder in pink which I intend to use as blusher.

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