Eyeshadow, Lips, MAC, Reviews, Uncategorized

MAC Holiday Collection 2012 Review

I went into MAC yesterday to have a look at the new holiday makeup collections and I can confirm that they really are fabulous!  I have to say that this is, without a doubt, the nicest collection that MAC has  brought out yet.  The packaging is to die for obviously but the colour combos are gorgeous and they’re all very wearable too. I wanted the lot, it was so hard to choose my 2 faves but I managed to do that and here they are:

MAC Guilty Passions Lavish Rose Lipgloss Sets €37

They come in 4 different colours, from top to bottom, below:

  • Demure
  • Going Casual
  • Colour Saturation
  • Boys Go Crazy

And here are the swatches to show what they look like on

These are lovely colours that feel as well as look great on.  I would wear the first two during the day and the second two going out at night.
Fabulousness Smoky Eyes Palette €49

There’s 5 shades in this palette and they are, from left to right in the swatches below:

  • Taupeless
  • Satin Taupe
  • Lovespice
  • Spellcaster
  • Blackslip

These are a mix of pinks and purples, my favourite is the first one, which doesn’t show up too well in this photo but it’s a lovely iridescent pink and the last one which is a lovely smoky purple which is a great alternative to black for a smoky eye.  The second last colour is a matte purple but as you can see in the swatch above it doesn’t blend very well so you have to pack it on or else it would work great as a liner.  Overall though it’s a lovely palette and again has really wearable colours that can be worn in the day or at night.

These are great sets that will make any Friend/Sister/Mother/Daughter/Cousin/Girlfriend/Wife very happy to open on Christmas morning.  They are available  in Brown Thomas stores nationwide, so get down there and treat  yourself to a nice early Christmas Prezzie!

General Makeup, MAC, Makeup Brushes, Multi Use Products, Reviews, Uncategorized

Sneek Peek at MAC’s Holiday Collection 2012

Being a major makeup and beauty junkie, my heart skipped a few beats when I caught a sneek peek of MAC’s makeup collection for the holiday season 2012.  The theme on this one is glamour & sophistication with the most beautiful packaging and great makeup combinations that are perfect for nights out over the festive season.  Or, well…. for any time really, who needs an excuse?!

These are some of my favourites:

Making Pretty Collection: Gorgeous compacts, lipsticks, brushes and powder that are great for carrying around with you for quick touch ups.  The girliness of the pink faux leather packaging with rose gold metal trimming is just too much, I want it now!

Fabulousness Eyeshadow Pallets:  These elegant satin tufted compacts come in 3 different versions; Smoky, Neutral or Warm eyes with 5 different eyeshadows in one palette and a mini brush to apply them with. Fabulousness is right!

Fabulousness – All for Glamour Touch up Kit:  This includes a lipstick and a blot powder for quick touch-ups and comes in Medium, Medium Dark & Dark – another one on my wishlist!

Fabulousness – Eye Look bag: 3 different sets to choose from that come again, in the fantastic leopard print purse with 2 coordinating eyeshadows, eyeliner, mascara and a brush.

Fabulousness  – Lip Look bag: 3 different sets to choose from  that come in a fabulously cute leopard print purse with a coordinating lip pencil, lipstick and lipglosses. But, if you buy the eye look bag, wouldn’t it be pretty pointless not to get the lip look bag as well?!  Great justification for maxing out the old credit card. Yes, you can thank me when your bill comes! 😉

Perfectly Plush Brush Kit: 3 different sets in Mineralize, Essential and Advanced.  You get 4/5 mini brushes in the sets depending on which one you get.  These are must haves and MAC brings them out in every holiday collection and they just fly off the shelves but they really are fab and a great way to start with a good brush collection if the regular MAC ones are a bit out of your price range.  Oh AND they come in a leopard print pouch – what’s not to love?! 🙂

Guilty Passions Lipgloss & Pigment sets: 3 different sets of each M∙A∙C mini kits for eyes and lips, Guilty Passions Crushed Metallic Pigment kits feature four stackable jars of Pigment in rich molten metallic colour which are great for makeup artists.  They come in three tempting shade sets: Brilliantly Cool, Tenderly Warm and Sweetly Smoky.

Guilty Passions Lip Gloss kits illuminate lips in Lavish Rose, Cocktail Coral and Nicely Nude; each one includes Dazzleglass, Dazzleglass Creme and two Cremesheen Glass.

Seriously, how amazing are they?  And how much do you want all of them?  You can have a closer look with more detail on Temptalia’s blog so you can drool at their fabulousness and casually show to your other half while dropping major hints for these as a Christmas pressie!

They will be out in the States on 23rd October but the rest of us internationally will have to wait until November**.  Prices haven’t been released for those outside the States yet but I will update when they are.   These will make great presents & stocking fillers this Christmas, if you can bear to hand them over that is!

I reckon they are the nicest holiday collection that MAC have brought out yet, what do you think?

**UPDATE: If you live in Ireland, they will be out in MAC in Brown Thomas on Thursday 1st November!!!  I’ll be first in line 😉