Sunday, 1 January 2017

MAC x Mariah Carey Collection

It's no secret I love glitter, I mean it is in the title of my blog after all and when I first saw the MAC x Mariah Carey Collection announced on Instagram I knew it was love at first sight. I definitely feel like this collection was made for me, it combines my two great loves: glitter + makeup. It truly is the most beautiful makeup collection I have ever seen and it's not wrong to buy makeup for the packaging alone right?!

MAC limited edition collections sell out quicker than you can say Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, they go like hot cakes and it often involves a lot of impulse buying trying to get your hands on something. I actually bought my three products on three different occasions and websites, I knew I wanted a lipstick from the get-go I mean have you seen that butterfly on it and all that glitter?! Finding the lip liner was a little bit of a mission in itself though as it had sold out on most websites but I got there in the end and the Eyeshadow Quad was an impulse purchase as I couldn't stop thinking about how pretty the shades looked. MAC have definitely outdone themselves with this collection and the packaging is simply stunning!

Top left: Diamond Butterfly; Top right: I'd Give My All
Bottom left: Twinks; Top right: Images of Rapture
Here are my 3 glittery little gems that I picked up and my thoughts on how they faired:

MAC MCizzle Lipstick
I always find it difficult deciding to buy a lipstick online, as colours can look so different and the whole expectations vs. reality concept can be very disappointing. After reading a lot of reviews and looking at swatches online, I opted to buy MCizzle which is a cool cremesheen pinky peach. It is a very warm colour peach more on the pink side than orange, perfect for an every day nude and to give that extra definition to your lips. On my lips it is slightly lighter than swatched but I still like it nonetheless and adds a lovely final touch to my makeup.

MAC New Ombre Pro Longwear Lip Pencil
After deciding what lipstick I wanted, I thought New Ombre would go perfectly with MCizzle. It is described online as a cool peach shade but in reality it is actually more of a brown/red peach and on the darker side. I do love the colour, however, it doesn't go as much with MCizzle as I would have liked but it is still a really pretty colour. The quality and pigmentation is incredible, it lasts for ages and doesn't fade after a couple of hours.

MAC It's Everything Eyeshadow Quad
The Eyeshadow Quads seem to have had mixed feedback over the different shades and how they don't go together, but personally I absolutely love my It's Everything Eyeshadow palette. It has become my favourite purchase from the collection and I am obsessed with the Diamond Butterfly shade (the lightest one in the palette).

Here is a breakdown of the 4 shades in the It's Everything palette:
Diamond Butterfly: This is by far my favourite shade in the Eyeshadow Quad and is a beautiful nude-beige shade (champagne-like) with warm undertones. It has a glittery texture to it and a frost finish. The pigmentation is incredible and it is very shimmery, perfect for glitter lovers like myself.
I'd Give My All: My second favourite shade in the palette is this lovely medium/brown colour, which has a glittery and frost finish. It goes perfectly with Diamond Butterfly and can also be built up to create a pretty smokey eye look.
Twinks: I've never been a big fan of red/brown shades, however, this one has slight converted me. It is a dark red/brown/copper colour and like the others it has a glitter/frost finish. It looks like an elegant shade and not too harsh that it looks wrong on your lids.
Images of Rapture: This is probably my least favourite shade in the palette and feels out of place in contrast with the 3 other frost/glitter finish colours. It is a taupe/plum shade and has a satin finish, I think

Overall, the MAC x Mariah Carey Collection is amazing and I truly love my purchases. The packaging is MAC's best yet and I'm obsessed with the glittery-ness of it all! It is an elegant and classy collection with something for everyone's taste and is a really subtle collection.
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