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If you’re reading this post, you’re probably well aware that MAC Cosmetics releases some super creative and unique limited edition collections several times a month. They’ve done partnerships with movies (I.e. MAC Cinderella collection that came out this past Thursday), TV shows (The Simpsons!), designers, and of course celebrities. You probably also know that these collections tend to sell out quickly and consistently. So, here are the best tips I have for getting the most out of MAC’s amazing LE collections!
1) Know When To Go
With the exception of online only collections, you can generally count on MAC to release new collections on a Thursday. Basically, going to a MAC store on the release day of a new collection drastically increases your chances of being able to find what you want!
2) Try To Get There Early
When I was an undergrad and usually had late morning and afternoon classes scheduled, I would get to the mall right when it opened if a collection was coming out that I was really excited about. If you don’t get to the store within an hour of it opening for the day, unfortunately a lot of the things you want will probably be sold out by the time you do get there. If you can’t get to MAC within that small time frame, call the store the night before the collection comes out and see if they can put some things on hold for you – sometimes they will and sometimes they won’t, it just depends on how popular the collection is and on the people who work at your local MAC store.
3) Do Your Research
If you hear about a new collection coming out that you know you’ll love, go online and do a search for it so that you know exactly what products MAC is releasing for it and you have an idea of shades and colours as well. You should get to the store knowing everything that the collection has and with a list of the things you want so that you’re not standing there wasting time trying to figure it out on the spot! It doesn’t matter what city you’re in, whenever MAC has a new collection out (in my experience anyway) there will usually be a small crowd of people trying to get to the tiny little display all at the same time.
4) If All Else Fails, Buy Online
If there is no way you can make it to MAC to shop a new collection, go ahead and shop on their website. They usually have some kind of free shipping promotion if you spend a certain amount, and when you’re shopping in store, quantities are extremely limited. The downside to this is that you’re not able to swatch and test products, but at least you can always look at photos on Beauty & Colour ;)