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Fans horrified to learn MAC Cosmetics’ new ‘Rocky Horror’ line is delayed

MAC Cosmetics has fans shivering with antici... 


Lisa Granshaw


Posted on Sep 29, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 12:19 pm CDT

Earlier this month, people were ecstatic to learn that MAC Cosmetics would be releasing a new cosmetics line inspired by cult hit The Rocky Horror Picture Show just in time for Halloween.

The collection includes lipsticks, lashes, glitter, eye shadow, and more. Unfortunately those who were waiting for the promised Sept. 29 launch of the line were disappointed to discover that it won’t be available until Sept. 30 instead.

Let There Be Lips! #MACRockyHorror will be avail in N America online Sept. 30 before noon EST & globally in Oct.

— MACcosmetics (@MACcosmetics) September 29, 2014

It doesn’t seem like the end of the world, except some fans stayed up all night to order the Rocky Horror-themed collection from MAC’s website. Many took to Twitter to express their excitement about the release and then their growing frustration with its delay.

12AM and nothing… Please hurry.. #MACRockyHorror

— Cortney Lynn LaKosh (@xoxocortneylynn) September 29, 2014

Am I the only crazy one shopping for makeup at 6am?! At leat I got the #MACBrookeShields palette! Now to wait for #MACRockyHorror 👐

— Maria G (@dbeuTchronicles) September 29, 2014

I must get up and ready for work in around 1.5 hrs and still nothing on #MACRockyHorror

— Yackiie VDS (@fakedvanity) September 29, 2014

Customers reached out to MAC on Twitter and via their online live chat to try and find out when the Rocky Horror products would be available for purchase. They were told that due to a delay, it might not launch until later in the day on Monday or possibly on Tuesday.

Looks like the #MACRockyHorror collection online release is being delayed 😭

— Chica Picante (@noodlekittty) September 29, 2014

Are you really gonna keep not only makeup fanatics but rocky horror fanatics waiting all day?? #MACRockyHorror 😫😫😫😰

— ☯ Cati Hendron ☯ (@putyohendzup) September 29, 2014

I swear. #MACRockyHorror doesn’t come out today.

— suga mama (@shauren_) September 29, 2014

@MACcosmetics you need to hurry up and launch the #MACRockyHorror collection now I’m getting annoyed.

— Gabee (@gabyalva03) September 29, 2014

@MACcosmetics be like… #MACRockyHorror

— Angel Martinez (@Angelgetalife) September 29, 2014

Right now, any Rocky Horror products listed on the site still sadly say “coming soon.”

Whether or not this will have any impact on the line’s in-store release expected on Oct. 2 remains to be seen. Either way, it looks like diehard fans have to wait a little longer before they can channel their inner creature of the night.

Photo by MAC Cosmetics via The Rocky Horror Picture Show Official Fan Club/Facebook

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*First Published: Sep 29, 2014, 5:19 pm CDT