Sunday, November 17, 2013

MAC Holiday Collection Haul and First Impressions!

Recently I have been on the hunt and checking out all of the Holiday Collections for the 2013 season. I have not seen to many appealing options, however I caved when I saw this years MAC Holiday collections. That's just used one word "packaging!"When I first started expanding my makeup collection around 8th grade my parents bought me a MAC holiday set of pigments. I literally still use them to this day! MAC pigments are great investments because they last forever and have amazing color pay off and performance. 
Enough rambling about MAC pigments and let's get on to what I bought!

The Fluidlines and Mineralized Shadows caught my eye first!

I purchased the Until Dawn Mineralized Eye Shadow which has a beautiful gold and taupe color. It has a fine shimmer/frost that is gorgeous. The colors can be used separately or mixed together for a great creation. I really like these shadows and they have great pigmentation, however I  haven't been impressed with the way they wear. Maybe it's my skin tone? I don't know, I'm just not digging it on me... yet.

I was in love with this "Deliciously Rich" fluidline at first sight. But unfortunately, once again, my first thoughts on this are not great. It is a beautiful bronze with gold shimmer that I just KNEW would be stunning for the holidays. However I am a bit disappointed in the consistency. It does not seem long wearing and takes a while to dry. I have heard that you can use fluid lines like paint pots and I am interest in trying this out all over my lid. If you have had the same problem and tried it please let me know how it worked out for you!

Just a few swatches.
Top left is the Until Dawn Mineralized Shadows. 
Bottom right is the Deliciously Rich Fluidline

I did not have a brush to apply the fluidline, since I never use gel liner, so I purchased the MAC 210 Precise Eye Liner Brush.

Now on to my FAVORITE Part <3

I picked up the NUDE mini set of lipgloss from the Nocturnals Collection with a few hesitations. Let's just say I was capital W-R-O-N-G!! They colors are fabulous! I was concerned about the darkest shade, Richly Revered, and it has been my favorite out of all of the colors! I am a nude gal, as with makeup that is... ;) & I am obsessed with these glosses three are cremesheen glasses which are my fav and one is a dazzle glass which I have honestly been loving just as much! I am very seriously contemplating purchasing the other two sets, what do you think?

The colors are as following in all of the pictures, left to right and top to bottom.

All of the colors are very pigmented and beautiful!! They smell of vanilla like all MAC lip products. That is one of my favorite things about MAC lip products. They are all very comfortable on the lips and creamy, which I also love.

Phiff is a light beige nude Dazzleglass with some shimmer in it. 

Boy Bait is one of my all time favorite MAC glosses. I have previously own few tubes of this and seem to always use it up! It is Cremesheen glass in a light neutral beige color with a pearl essence to it. This is one of those "My Lips but Better" shades!

Over Indulgence is an opaque neutral brown cremesheen glass. to me it has a few red undertones kind of like an auburn color.

Rich Revered is my first every Vampy lip color!! This cremesheen glass is a stunning vampy blue red that gives a daring mature to feel to your look!

I wanted to purchase a set of pigments but my store did not have the one I wanted! I am thinking of doing an online order for more products, which I probably shouldn't. But really, what's a girl to do?

See the rest of the collection HERE!

I would love to know what products you have purchased from the MAC holiday collections and what your thoughts are!

Are you planning on purchasing an holiday collections this year? 

Thank you for stopping by!

** I purchased everything on my own, no affiliate links!**

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