MAC Venomous Villains Maleficent Swatches & Review

UPDATE: Venomous Villains is now online on MAC’s regular website!

MAC Venomous Villains limited edition collection for fall 2010 is a whopper! It contains a huge variety of products in four separate mini-collections: Cruella de Vil, Maleficent, Evil Queen and Dr. Facilier.

Venomous Villains is a collaboration MAC did with Disney. They wanted to celebrate the dark side that each of us has deep down, but in a fun glamorous way.

The packaging obviously is the first thing that you will notice and possibly just love. I know I did. If this had been something like “The Disney/MAC Fairy Princess Collection” I think I wouldn’t have liked it HALF as much as this. When I think of the words “Venomous” and “Villains” the kind of colors I like (i.e. darker ) come to mind.

Back to the packaging. It’s all shiny black with pictures imprinted on each piece of the evil character. I am SOOO pleased they didn’t use stickers, because that just seem cheap and they always peel off.

Today I’ve got pics and some swatches of the Maleficent collection.

Maleficent contains the following products in it’s collection, most of which I have:

  • Mineralize Eye Shadow in My Dark Magic and She Who Dares
  • Lipstick in Violetta and Dark Deed
  • Lipglass in Revenge Is Sweet and Wrong Spell
  • Beauty Powder in Briar Rose
  • Nail Lacquer in Bad Fairy, Formidable! and Mean & Green

As previously mentioned, I sprained my ankle and am basically in bed for the next week, so I was unable to get nail swatches for now. Sorry! I will be posting them as soon as I am up and about though.

L to R: Formidable, Bad Fairy, Mean & Green

L to R: Formidable, Bad Fairy, Mean & Green

L to R: She Who Dares, My Dark Magic

She Who Dares

She Who Dares

She Who Dares is a deep navy with blue pearl and a deep forest green with lime green pearl

My Dark Magic

My Dark Magic is a deep pink with pink pearl and deep plum with purple pearl

My Dark Magic

L to R: She Who Dares, My Dark Magic (dry)

L to R: She Who Dares, My Dark Magic (wet)

L to R: She Who Dares, My Dark Magic (dry then wet)

These are both really gorgeous colors as far as I’m concerned wet or dry. Of course when you apply them wet they are so much more saturated and pretty.



Dark Deed

L to R: Violetta, Dark Deed

Violetta is a super bright violet purple. This color is on their MAC Pro site also and I’ve been wanting it for a long time. I am happy to have it with the special packaging now!

Revenge Is Sweet

Wrong Spell

L to R: Revenge Is Sweet, Wrong Spell

Briar Rose

Briar Rose

Briar Rose

Briar Rose (NC 20 skin)

Briar Rose is a pale pink with hints of violet. It’s called a beauty powder but to me it’s a blush. It’s a really pretty color, especially on fair gals such as myself.


Loving it! I love not only the packaging, but the colors inside, which is more important! There is nothing here I am disappointed with in any way. I have heard a couple of the nail polishes are dupes for some of Orly’s Cosmic FX collection, but I haven’t swatched them. Will keep you posted!

For pricing here goes:

  • Mineralize Eye Shadows are $21.00
  • Lipsticks are $15.50
  • Lipglass’s are $15.50
  • Beauty Powder is $25.00
  • Nail Lacquer’s are $13.00

These are available on the MAC Pro site now (or if you don’t have a Pro membership, you can order them on the phone) and will be in stores on September 30th in North America.

What do you like from this collection so far?

Ok the ice goes back on the ankle now 😀


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  • September 27, 2010

    I think the colors are great.. but seriously I cant wait for the nail colors to be swatched! They are so pretty! 😀 Hope your ankle heals fast 😉

  • September 27, 2010

    Sorry to hear about your ankle :( Hope you feel better soon! All I want from this collection is Bad Fairy and maybe the two Maleficent shadows.

  • September 27, 2010

    I’m hoping my mom can find some of those in Canada for me…I wasn’t lusting after She who Dares, but Kelly your swatches look amazing!!!!
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  • September 27, 2010

    I was wanting those lacquers for so long and then the Orly dupes came out….I might just get them anyway. Is that dumb? I NEED to get Bad Fairy for sure and those shadows and the Dark Deed lipstick and… BTW I was frightened of Maleficent as a child.

  • September 27, 2010

    Oh my, eye shadows look so nice!! I must get them, I love the package, I agree with you, it’s totally awesome. :) And yeah, according to bottles, Green&Mean and Formidable! are dupes of Space Cadet and Galaxy Girl. And I mean 100% dupes. But one can’t be sure untill polish goes on nails, as usual. :) I hope you’ll review the other mini collections too and that your ankle is getting better. :)
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  • September 27, 2010

    gorgeous! I just placed my order, got both the mineralize shadows, a lipglass, beauty powder and Bad Fairy. Can’t wait to get it in the mail!

  • September 27, 2010

    I went to my local store this week and preordered all the polishes — they let me go into the back and see them where they are waiting for their release date — gorgeous!
    Hope you’re feeling better soon.

  • September 27, 2010

    Ya know, I placed my orders for the polish & I wasnt going to do it, but than you see the hype online & your brain plays games.
    Now I keep going back on the site because I’m wanting the eye shadows. Are you going to use them as eye liners? Thats the only reason I would get them. I dont know what to do!

    Get back in bed!

  • September 27, 2010

    It’s going to take a lot of time to get here, in Brasil. I think Orly Cosmix will arrive before. I like Orly and Space Cadet is in my already ordered nail polishe’s list.
    Unfortunately MAC didn’t stamp the villains on the bottle as it did with Hello Kitty – On The Prowl… If they did I would buy the MAC one.
    By the way, I have a “feeling” that the Orly’s Space Cadet will be the dupest nail polish of the season.
    Have a nice week.

  • September 27, 2010

    I wish the bottles were themed. If they were I wouldn’t be able to resist them (sucker for good packaging). As it is, I guess I’ll stick with my Orly FX collection.

  • September 27, 2010
    Angelica B.

    Get well soon!

  • September 27, 2010
    aaminahs mom

    :( sorry abut the ankle feel better soon. can’t wait for the swatches

  • September 27, 2010

    I keep going back and forth on this collection. I, too, wish the polish bottles had something thematic going on with them. I might get the Bad Fairy, but it seems similar to a new one from the OPI Burlesque, so I might not (it will probably sell out before I make up my mind). I want the Violetta lipstick, too, but that’s it. I’ve had the MAC Mineralized eyeshadows before and they’re a little to sparkly with lots of fallout for my taste. I do LOVE the colors, though, I wish I could make the formula work. Interested to know how they work for you!

  • September 27, 2010

    I’m definitely looking forward to seeing the nail polish swatched!
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  • September 27, 2010

    I already ordered the polishes, couldn’t resist, had to be done.
    Those eye shadows look amazing wet! Sadly I can’t pull off a dark eye, I always feel I look like a hooker, even though I admire the look on others. Maybe I’m just not adventurous enough.
    That lipstick looks fantastic too. I can’t wait to see it on your lips (you and I have very similar coloring), so pucker up and give us a kiss when you get a chance!

    So sorry to hear about your ankle, I can truly relate. In the past 5 years I have:
    1) Kicked something so hard my pinkie toenail came off.
    2) Gotten dragged down by my dogs and messed up and skinned my knee pretty severely.
    3) Fallen on lava rock (aka: shards of glass) and cut up half of my leg, ah scars…
    4) Had a severe ankle sprain (darn Disneyland and that gopher hole or whatever it was!)
    and finally,
    5) Broke my ankle by missing 1 (yes, 1) step, shattering one of the bones.
    All of this was involving my left leg/foot. I figure the only other thing I can do to it is somehow accidentally get the darn thing cut off. Having read all of that I would appear to be a complete klutz, so I’d like to point out that I hadn’t fallen down once since I had my cast removed (almost 2 years!) until my little ‘moving speed bump’ tripped me the other day (Buster, a Beagle).
    On that note, it occurs to me that I wrote a lot. I’m sick, have no voice, so I haven’t been able to talk to anyone much for 2 days, I must be lonely. Just wanted you to know that I feel your pain and I hope you’re up and running soon!

    • September 27, 2010

      Hi Winnie,

      Wow that’s a lot of left ankle/leg issues, lol! I too broke my ankle in two spots about 20 years ago. This same ankle. :)

  • September 27, 2010

    The nail polishes look really cool! And I love that lipstick!
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  • September 28, 2010

    I love the mineralize e/s, gotta order ’em!

  • September 28, 2010

    I got myself Bad Fairy, since the other two are similar to the Orly FXes. I admit that I would have snapped them up if the nail polish bottles had special packaging as well though x:

    Hope your ankle feels better soon!

  • September 28, 2010

    Bad Fairy is they only on I’m interested in, since I already own the Orly dupes. I was able to put Bad Fairy on hold at the Macy’s MAC counter. When I went yesterday they said lots of people are reserving theirs and they only had 7 of each polish left.

    I hope your ankle heals quickly.

  • September 28, 2010

    Nice article and get better soon!

  • September 28, 2010

    I can’t wait for the nail swatches! Do take your time in getting well, though. :)
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  • September 28, 2010

    OOOOO wanttttttt!

    The polishes and eyeshadows are LUSH. Lipstick is a little scary for me though. Def checking these out, cant wait to see the swatches. Hope your ankle gets better soon x

  • September 28, 2010

    WOWOWOWOW!!! Those eyeshadows are to DIE for!! If only I could pull off bold colours 😛

  • September 28, 2010

    I was irritated that when I saw them go up last night, so much was already sold out. However, I did nap Wrong Spell & Hot House lipglasses.

    I hope your ankle heals fast; I know that’s just gotta be awful for you.

    Briar Rose is really pretty!
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  • September 28, 2010

    I must have those SHADOWS! O_O
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  • September 29, 2010

    I want everything in the Maleficent collection, except for Dark Deed which, although I love the colour, I know it would be far too dark on me with my pale skin.

    How I’m gonna pay for this is another matter lol

  • September 30, 2010

    Oh good golly do I want those polishes! Swatch ’em, pretty please????!!!!

    The makeup looks awesome too, even if it weren’t for the adorable packaging! Too bad Mac is out of the price range I give myself for cosmetics… :(
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  • September 30, 2010

    I’m so excited about this whole collection.(: I love Disney and good packaging, so I’m pretty sure I want most of this stuff. And can’t wait to see nail polish swatches. Feel better soon!

  • September 30, 2010

    The only polish I got was Bad Fairy, but I too would have bought the others (even though they are dupes) if the bottles were special. Your loss MAC. 😉

    From this collection, I also bought: Revenge is sweet, She Who Dares, and My Dark Magic. It’s all soooo pretty.

  • October 1, 2010

    I wish I could wear those eye shadows! I really like the Maleficent colors! I bought Bad Fairy and the Revenge is Sweet lipglass. I am considering going back for the Briar Rose beauty powder. Thank you for the great swatches! :-)

  • October 5, 2010

    Oh wow amazing pictures!
    Thank you for sharing 😀