I’ve mentioned it in a few of my reviews already but I’m very pleased with the packaging on Holiday 2012. These are a hard plastic shell with a firm plush pin cushion design on top. The compacts kinda have a vintage feel (the plastic might take away from that some though) and are very girlish and pretty.
Take a look!
This palette is the only face, lip, and cheek palette MAC introduced for Holiday 2012. There are tons of lip and face palettes as well as eyeshadow ones but nothing that addresses your entire face. They included bronzer (although I wish it was blush) as well as eyeshadow and lipstick in this palette.
No worries about cream and powder products in one spot as MAC kindly includes a small plastic cover for the lip products which will keep them from getting any kickback from the powders. You’ll also get a dual ended brush for application which includes an eyeshadow brush on one side and a lip brush on the other.
I’m not in love with any of the shades in this palette but the quality is here overall. For this palette they went with a plummy smoky pink eye look and vampy lips with a warmer bronzer. I don’t feel the colors are terribly Holiday overall and they just didn’t excite me however, there isn’t any denying they are classic colors for a nice office friendly look. Just not something I’d choose for myself…!
- Golden Bronzing Powder (golden tan beige shade with subtle shimmer)
- Romance Me (dark plum)
- Hearts-a-Flutter (sheer pink satin)
- Shadowy Lady (blackened plum matte)
- Barely Lit Lipstick (beige dusky pink)
- Headerturner (vampy cool plum)
Shadowy Lady, Romance Me, Hearts-A-Flutter, Golden Bronze Powder
Headturner Lipstick and Barely Lit Lipstick
The eyeshadows all had a fairly decent formula however, Hearts-a-Flutter had a weaker pigmentation with a dense formula that was difficult to swatch or see in pictures. The lipsticks are all a dense formula (one reason I dislike lipstick palettes) with a drier formula and opaque coverage. The bronzer is soft and silky with a sheerer finish that builds easily.
I wasn’t completely wowed by the palette but I think MAC was very consistent with the formula and quality which is a good thing considering some collections have left me less than pleased lately.
If you like plummy shades with a more natural cheek the All for Glamour Face Kit might be for you. It also gives you the option to go a bit nude with your lips for a day look and a bit vampy for a night look.
This launches on counter today and is also available online at maccosmetics.com
Do you like it?
I’d have preferred a blush myself versus a bronzer and maybe some warmer shades rather than the smoky ones! Too bad they only did one of these Face Kits!