I feel like MAC Holiday has become less and less memorable due to the packaging so it was a very nice surprise to see they revamped the entire design. The palettes have a plush pin cushion design with a plastic ribbon clasp to open them. It feels very sixties mod to me and as I mentioned before something you’d see Dita Von Tease or Lana Del Ray whipping out of their purses.
Let’s take a look!
If you’re one for displaying your makeup on your vanity you’ll be very pleased with MAC’s design this year for Holiday 2012. I’m really in love with the packaging….!
But most important what’s inside.
One rant…there is less product in here than last year at a higher cost…I can’t recall at the moment how much eyeshadow palettes had in 2009 or even 2010 (check back with me later and I’ll update) but last year palettes included six eyeshadows with a total size of 0.21 oz at $38. This year the palette contains five eyeshadows at 0.14 oz for $39.50.
Quite a difference in size…!
And if I’m correct I believe 2009 the shadow palettes were even bigger so sadly, like everything else in today’s society, you’re getting less for more.
That aside I’m very happy with the Neutral Eyes Palette even though I’m not a fan of the eyeshadow shades. I’m very hopeful this formula will be as consistent with the other two palettes in the collection as I do very much want to indulge in the Warm Eyes.
The palette includes:
- Brun (black brown satin)
- Blonde Mink (taupe frost)
- Enviable (mint green with pearl)
- Smut (off black with red shimmer)
- Magical Mist (metallic taupe)
This was definitely a made for the taupe lovers palette. I don’t really like taupe myself so I find the colors boring and uneventful. However, the formula on ALL the shadows is up the MAC standards. Releases lately have been somewhat meh but this palette has a consistent formula with excellent pigmentation, ease of blending, and traditional MAC formulation that’s proof the brand still got it.
I just hope we’ll see the same greatness from the remaining two palettes in the release.
The MAC Fabulousness Collection is available today at MAC locations as well as online at maccosmetics.com