It’s that time of year again when everyone’s emails, twitters and YouTube feeds are full of the exciting launches that the holiday season brings.
Let’s start off with an absolutely massive launch shall we? MAC never fail to disappoint when it comes to Holiday collections and this year is no different. The launch is so massive that I am going to break it down into 4 different posts:
♡ Stand Alone Eye Products
♡ Stand Alone Face & Lip Products (which you can read here)
♡ Small Kits
♡ Large Kits
This post is going to be all about the stand alone eye products. There are quite a few so let’s get started!
First of all there are 2 different types of Liner launching with this holiday collection. The packaging for the liners is definitely different to the usual sleek black Mac packaging that we are all used to. The Liner itself is a beautiful jewel toned purple colour, and the cap is a striking hot pink.
KOHL POWER EYE PENCIL £16
The Kohl Power Eye Pencil in the shade Feline is carried in the permanent line and has simply been relaunched in the Holiday packaging.
♡ The Liner retails for £16, which is £2 more than the regular retail price of £14.
♡ You get 1.45g of product which is a fairly standard amount of product in an eyeliner.
♡ MAC claim that this product is safe for use on the waterline, and is perfectly wearable for contact wearers.
EYE KOHL £16
Two Eye Kohl pencils have been released with this collection, again neither of them in new shades.
♡ Powersurge is a bronzed brown with golden shimmer
♡ Prunella is a purple shade
♡ The Eye Kohls retail again for £16, same as the Kohl Power, which is £2 more than the original retail price.
♡ You get 1.45g of product which again is pretty standard for a Mac Eyeliner.
MAGIC DUST EYE SHADOWS £17.50
The Magic Dust Shadow formula is a new one to the Mac line, they claim to be a longwearing, shimmering pearl powder shadow that is creamy to the touch, because of this formula being new, it does mean that all 6 shades are not available int he permanent line.
♡ Foward March is a peachy gold shimmer
♡ Dance Flowers Dance is a light pink
♡ Pretty Dainty is a pink coral shimmer
♡ Rabblerouser is a bright intense pink
♡ Dark Lullaby is a deep, midnight purple
♡ Mustache is a black shadow with a gold glitter running through it
♡ These shadows retail for £17.50 which is fairly pricey for a single shadow from Mac. However, you are getting 2.2g of product per shadow, which is a lot more than the normal MAC shadow size of 1.5g.
Both of the Pigment shades that are being released with this collection are in the regular line, and they do not have any special packaging that is exclusive to the Holiday Collection. For this reason I wouldn’t say that you need to rush out and get them immediately, because they are going nowhere.
♡ Process Magenta is a bright magenta
♡ Rose is a rose shade with a copper sparkle
♡ The pigments are a standard size of 4.5g, a huge amount of pigment that will last an extremely long time, and retail for £16, the price of a regular pigment
EYE COMPACTS £29
There are three new shadow palettes being released for the Holidays. A Cool palette, a Smoky palette and a warm palette.
We’ll look at the shades in the palettes first and then break down the pan size, amount of product and pricing.
Cool Palette (From Left to Right)
♡ Enchanted Beauty is a pale pink shimmer in a lustre finish
♡ Performance Art is a mauve with a silver pearl in a lustre finish
♡ The Wrong Man is a pale cool pink satin shade
♡ Marzipan is a muted plummy taupe in a matte finish
♡ Quite Spoiled is a muted midtone lilac in a satin finish
♡ Absurdly Pretty is a matte raspberry shade
♡ Sugar Plum is a dirty matte grape shade
♡ Plum Darling is a metallic charcoal plum in a lustre finish
♡ Nutcracker is a deep blackened purple in a satin finish
Smoky Palette (From Left to Right)
♡ Too-dle-oo is a light warm beige shade in a finish
♡ Deception is a cool medium brown
♡ Sweet Dreams is a warm midstone stone
♡ Kid is a beige cashmere
♡ Dewdrop is a bright apricot
♡ Cake & Biscuit is a soft peachy brown
♡ Swiss Chocolate is a muted reddish brown
♡ Dance In The Dark is a deep cool brown
♡ Licorice Lane is a deep blackened brown
Warm Palette (From Left to Right)
♡ Filament is a platinum silver in a lustre finish
♡ Whirling is a metallic silver beige in a lustre finish
♡ Era is a soft golden beige with with shimmer in a satin finish
♡ Woodwinked is a warm antique gold in the Veluxe Pearlfusion finish
♡ Unwind is a dirty olive in the Veluxe Pearlfusion finish
♡ Lady Fingers is a true gold in a velvet finish
♡ Twelve Chimes is a metallic deep cool brown in a lustre finish
♡ Showstopper is a matte deep blackened brown
♡ Beyond Gorgeous is a black with a gold pearl in a Veluxe Pearlfusion finish
The Smoky palette is a completely matte palette, whereas the Cool and Warm palettes have a few different finishes of shadow in them.
♡ Both palettes retail for £29, which works out at just over £3.20 per shadow.
♡ The entire palette is 10g, which works out at about 1.1g of shadow per pan. Considering a single MAC shadow is 1.5g I think these palettes are an amazing deal.
All of the MAC holiday collections can be purchased at maccosmetics.co.uk.