MAC Good Luck Trolls
Artistry makeup brand MAC Cosmetics is known for some pretty outrageous collaborations over the years: Dame Edna, Barbie, Wonder Woman, Nasty Gal, Brooke Candy and Disney to name a few. (MAC launches 48 to 53 limited edition makeup collections per year.) But arguably the most surprising is the partnership with Good Luck Trolls, those wild-haired dolls that enjoyed a pop-culture moment in the 1980s.
Troll dolls were originally created in 1959 by Danish woodcutter Thomas Dam. Legend has it that he couldn’t afford to buy his daughter Lila a Christmas gift so he carved a doll from his imagination. When Lila showed her special doll to classmates at school, they wanted one too. Thomas quickly started producing the dolls which became a sensation in the United States by the early 1960s. In fact, they became one of the most popular toys of the decade. Trolls enjoyed a resurgence again in the 1980s and early 90s. Much of the later fame came with the introduction of a video game. DreamWorks Animation is preparing to introduce a feature film this year based on the toys so expect another wave of Good Luck Troll mania. MAC is fueling the movement with a limited edition makeup collection that debuts on August 4th. Here is the official announcement:
“Hair we go! The wild-haired dolls of your youth bring their rainbow tufts, bejeweled bellies and lucky charms to MAC Good Luck Trolls – a crazy-hued collection as silly as the creatures themselves. From Lipglass in Bubble Butt to Eyeshadow in Suns out, Buns Out and Beauty Powder in Glow Rida…being a troll has never been so glamorous!” – MAC Cosmetics
The collection itself is a riot of colour – perfect for late summer.
MAC Good Luck Trolls Collection
Can’t be Tamed (sheer lime yellow)
Sushi Kiss (mid-toned coral cream)
Dance Off, Pants Off (frosted hot pink)
Glow Rida (soft beige sheen with extra fine gold reflects)
Play it Proper (pastel soft pink with sparkles)
Chartreuse (frosted chartreuse green)
Bubble Butt (magenta with find pink & blue glitter)
Twerkoise (transparent sky blue with fine pink reflect)
Saint Germain (light, cool pink)
Glitter Grunge (sheer berry with extra fine silver sparkle
Fuchsia (fine fuchsia glitter)
Reflects Transparent Teal (very fine reflective teal glitter)
Reflects Purple (very fine reflective violet glitter)
Paradisco (bright pinky-coral with pearl)
Black Tied (black with silver sparkle)
Silly Vanilly (white with very fine silver glitter)
Suns Out, Buns Out (mustard yellow with pearl)
Atlantic Blue (cobalt blue)
Tease & Thank You (bright cobalt blue)
Good Luck Locks (bubble gum pink)
187SH Duo Fibre Face Brush
The MAC Good Luck Trolls collection arrives on MAC counters on August 4th, 2016. MAC is available in Canada at select Hudson’s Bay stores and thebay.com
OLGA RISTANIJuly 31, 2016 at 7:34 am
MAC trolls me! lol
Kim JohnsonAugust 2, 2016 at 3:39 pm
I want these!!!!!
deniseJuly 27, 2016 at 10:31 pm
how adorable! fun way to remember being a little girl and looking at my cousin’s troll collection–the original ones from the 70s. lol
Angela SeptemberJuly 27, 2016 at 5:09 pm
i love the whimsy!
Lacoste ViolettaJuly 23, 2016 at 9:22 pm
Its so funny and pretty.
Kris CoghlanJuly 22, 2016 at 9:06 am
Troll dolls were part of my childhood. What a great collection.
Vicky HeckendornJuly 21, 2016 at 9:26 am
Cute!!! Will be interested to see if the Troll insurgence starts with the upcoming generation!! Marketing at its best!
looking forward too viewing Mac at the Bay????
Melanie EJuly 21, 2016 at 2:22 am
This collection is pretty funky in colour and packaging just like the troll dolls themselves! Thanks for the info, Dave! @MaraMel
Diane K.July 20, 2016 at 5:02 pm
Finally, a really cute collection. I had a small troll I used to have on my desk at work. The troll was only about an inch high. I was a prosecutor in New York and leave it to my friends, the cops, one day I walked out of my office for a second and when I walked back in, a few on my friendly police friends had tied a paperclip around my troll’s neck, hung him from the cabinet by my desk and they set my baby’s hair on fire. His aqua hair turned into an over processed perm. Anyway, this collection is very cute and I especially like the powders that have the troll insignia on the powder. Thanks for showing us this collection. I give it a 9 for quality and an extra point for bringing back so many memories, for a perfect 10.