All About the Pink & MAC in Lillyland Update

Hello-Hello and Happy Friday!

As mentioned in a previous post, October brings an increase in the volume of ‘pink products’ we all see, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Last year we remember the always-wonderful Adventures of a Southern Newlywed doing a post showing many of the ‘pink’ items available that supported varying breast cancer initiatives, and we’re borrowing her idea for today’s post! (Thank you Miss Preppy Newlywed.)

We begin with items we call cosmetics with a cause; below we show the Bobbi Brown Pink Ribbon collection.


This set introduces a new lip shade, Blush Pink, and includes a limited-edition lip balm, Pink Crystal Glitter.  The set sells for $40, and there are no shipping charges, there’s a nice surprise! The company will donate $35,000 from their North American sales to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Clinique offers the Great Lips, Great Cause collection of mini-lip glosses on a keychain.

Great Lips, Great Cause

The limited edition set also includes 2 charms: a Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon and a Clinique ‘C.’  (We’ll overlook any latent Logophobia symptoms in light of the greater good.) The set is a very reasonable $18, and $10 of that goes to the BCRF.  The company will also donate 25 percent of sales of its Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion to the BCRF.


Clinique and Bobbi Brown are both part of the Estee Lauder family; Evelyn Lauder founded the BCRF in 1992.

As part of our Friday Fun we offer a few Gossip Girl tidbits, first, the ongoing debate over this promo for the show.

Courtesy CW

Courtesy CW

Below, a sampling of Entertainment Weekly’s reaction to the ad.

“Freaked out yet? Confused at who you’re looking at? Concerned for the safety of any small children or ponies who may be nearby? Or does this inspire you to similarly tease your hair, slather on a terrifyingly dark shade of lipstick, and hang some door-knockers from your ears?”

Hhhmmm, some of the hair is a little frightening.  And our other tidbit, the cast is shooting in Chinatown this week. Below, actor Chace Crawford looks dapper on his way to the set.


Justin Campbell/

Singer/actress Leighton Meester is wearing some serious platforms as she heads to her next scene.

Jose Perez / Splash News

Jose Perez/Splash News


We simply must share these next items for today’s Pretty in Pink, both from Louis Vuitton.

Courtesy photo via

Courtesy photo via

Nope, that was not a typo, Louis Vuitton is about to unleash debut a fine jewelry collection. Women’s Wear Daily (subscription req’d.) has more:

Spirit of Travel collection — consisting of six jewelry sets, each with a one-of-a-kind necklace retailing for up to $2.5 million — will then be unveiled to the public on Oct. 15 at Vuitton’s flagship on the Champs-Elysées.”

Courtesy photo via WWD

Courtesy photo via WWD

These are undoubtedly stunning when seen up close, they are amazing creations.


Previously we shared news (in this post) of the upcoming MAC cosmetics partnership with Lilly Pulitzer; their MAC in Lillyland collection is due out January 7. Now we have names for the actual items, and most invoke classic Lilly, like Joie-de-vivre and Optimistic Orange for two of the blush colors. Many readers will appreciate the Lipgelee names:

  • Lush & Bright
  • Shift to Pink
  • Resort Life
  • Preppy

(How about that fourth name?) Also, we do know one of the two nail colors is Steamy.

Courtesy MAC

Courtesy MAC

This color is not a Limited Edition, but part of the current MAC collection and available online.

May everyone enjoy a sensational weekend!


Filed under preppy, Preppy Fashion, Pretty in Pink

11 responses to “All About the Pink & MAC in Lillyland Update

  1. Tell me, has Gossip Girl become a show about Preppy vampires?
    Hope you have a fantastic weekend. Love to Silly Tilly!xoxo

  2. I love the name Shift to Pink 🙂 Very cute!

  3. MCW

    My old apartment building was on GG this week! I don’t watch it but, my friends informed me…
    Love the lipsticks on the key chain! They would be so easy to find.

  4. Love all things pink and that they support such a great cause!!! Think Pink (from the pink ladies of Grease 2) xoxo

  5. LPC

    You have a wonderful weekend too:).

  6. Ooh, I’m going to have to pick up the Bobbi Brown duo, looks like a great color and something I would definitely wear. I love all things pink this month and it’s great to help the cause at the same time! 🙂

    Excited to see/hear more about Lilly & MAC collection. I was a big MAC fan back in the early 90’s (my edgier days) and still buy a few things from them but I can’t wait to see this collection. I think MAC will get a lot of new customers with this partnership. Fun! Can’t wait.

  7. This is so neat! I used to work for Clinique and I remember them doing a breast cancer awareness item yearly. They were always soo much fun. I did not know that Lilly Pulitzer and MAC were working on items together. How cool!

  8. The GG photo makes me wonder…perhaps they are going to jump on the vampire bandwagon! LOL

  9. thanks for the info! those bobbi brown pinks look wonderful.

  10. KK

    Ew- not loving the GG promo. But am totally loving the Mac/Lilly names. Can’t wait!

  11. It is so fun to buy lots of pink during October and know that it goes to a good cause! I will have to check out these items. Thanks for letting us know!

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