MAC x Ellie Goulding Halcyon Nights Palette

MAC Halcyon Nights Face Kit ($44.00 for 0.36 oz.) includes four powder eyeshadows and one Cream Colour Base (cream product), with the cream product housed underneath the powders, so you shouldn’t get too much cross-contamination from the powders. I liked it overall, though it is, of course, more dupable given it is a set of neutral shades. I think it would be an easier to sell if it was a quad of powder eyeshadows (it would also be more streamlined, as it wouldn’t have a second level to it) with the Cream Colour Base sold separately. It is priced pretty similarly to most limited edition, specially-packaged eyeshadow quads (which contain the same amount of powder product), so it’s almost like getting the CCB for free.

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MAC Halcyon Nights Face Kit
MAC Ellie Goulding Face Kit Halcyon Nights
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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MAC x Ellie Goulding Halcyon Days Palette

MAC Halcyon Days Face Kit ($44.00 for 0.45 oz.) includes four Cream Colour Bases and one Blot Powder/Pressed. I am totally baffled by the inclusion of the Blot Powder, given that it is in shade “Medium Dark,” which will obviously not suit many skin tones. Why not a powder highlighter instead? Two of the Cream Colour Bases (Tint and Root) are part of the permanent range. If you’re unfamiliar with the Cream Colour Base formula, it’s pretty much a versatile cream-based product that can be sheer, buildable, creamy, or shimmery and can be used on the eyes, lips, or face (some shades have restricted usages). They can be used alone or over products (including powder) and are supposed to last for eight hours on face and body (with “lasting wear for hours on eyes”).

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MAC Halcyon Days Face Kit
MAC Ellie Goulding Face Kit Halcyon Days
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
90%
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MAC x Ellie Goulding Lipsticks

MAC Only You Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “muted mid-tone coral [with a Cremesheen finish].” It’s a muted, rosy pink with warm undertones and an ultra-fine pearl shimmer-sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied evenly and smoothly. The texture was thin, lightweight, and tended to apply better as it warmed up against the heat of the lips. This shade lasted for three and a half hours and was lightly drying over time. Marc Jacobs Beauty Have We Met? (108) (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Forbidden Pink (22) (P, $50.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Pink Peony (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Austin (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jake (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Hazelnut (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Mademoiselle (434) (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Nippon (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Without Your Love (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Morning Rose (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Only You Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Only You
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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MAC x Ellie Goulding Plushglasses Photos & Swatches

MAC Explosion Plushglass ($21.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is described as a “warm light golden shimmer.” It’s a sheer, pale gold and bronze-shimmered gloss with fine shimmer and a glossy finish. MAC On Cue (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Burberry Gold No. 25 (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Pure Sophistication (LE, $15.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Gold Rain (164) (LE, $29.50) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Jasmine Honey (LE, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Explosion Plushglass
MAC Plushglass Explosion
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Product
0
Pigmentation
0
Texture
0
Longevity
0
Application
0
Total
0%
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MAC Velvetease Lip Pencils for December 2015

MAC Velvetease Lip Pencils for December 2015
MAC Velvetease Lip Pencils for December 2015


New Velvetease Lip Pencil delivers the vivid colour impact of a lipstick with the ease of a mechanical pencil. No sharpener required. Go for daring in blackened plum, classic red and warm chocolate, while light pinks and buttery nudes say chic in more subtle hues. Rich and matte, with a smooth, clean finish, creamy colour has never been simpler. But there’s no need to be choosy. There’s one for every type.

Availability

Online December 10th, in-stores December 17th

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The Details

Velvetease Lip Pencil | $20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CAD | Permanent

  • Anything Goes Rosy fuchsia (Matte)
  • Temper Tantrum Bright orange coral (Matte)
  • Lover’s Lane Deep orange (Matte)
  • Frolic Mid-tone peachy pink (Matte)
  • Oh Honey Warm chocolate (Matte)
  • Aim to Please Dirty mauvey brown (Matte)
  • Just My Type Clean blue fuchsia (Matte)
  • Just Add Romance Deep red (Matte)
  • Tease Me Light pink (Matte)
  • Promise Me Soft beige nude (Matte)
  • Velvet Teen Deep blackened plum (Matte)
  • Reddy to Go Deep brick red (Matte)

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MAC x Ellie Goulding Collection for December 2015

MAC x Ellie Goulding Collection
MAC x Ellie Goulding Collection


Ellie Goulding, the powerhouse pop goddess, brings her blonde, bold spirit to M·A·C in a collaboration that’s as mesmerizing as her music. Inspired by the light and dark dichotomy so present in her artwork and as a performer, Ellie’s thoughtfully curated collection emulates her two signature looks: effortless au naturel by day, and breathtaking bombshell by night.

Availability

Online December 14th, in-stores December 17th, select MAC locations

MAC Cosmetics

The Details

Halcyon Nights | $44.00 U.S. / $51.50 CDN | Limited Edition

  • Starry Eyed Cream high pearl (Frost) (Eyeshadow)
  • You My Everything Mid-tone peachy brown (Matte) (Eyeshadow)
  • Hanging On Muted plum-brown (Satin) (Eyeshadow)
  • Saddle Golden orange brown (Matte) (Eyeshadow)
  • This Love Pinky orange-pearl (Cream Colour Base)

Halcyon Days | $44.00 U.S. / $51.50 CDN | Limited Edition

  • Root Red taupey brown with shimmer (Cream Colour Base)
  • Tint Soft peachy brown with shimmer (Cream Colour Base)
  • Wished I Stayed Light cream pearl (Cream Colour Base)
  • Every Time You Go Creamy peachy pink (Cream Colour Base)
  • Medium Dark Blot Pressed Powder Medium dark

Lipstick | $18.00 U.S. / $21.50 CDN | Limited Edition

  • Only You Muted mid-tone coral (Cremesheen)
  • Without Your Love Warm seashell pink (Cremesheen)

Patentpolish Lip Pencil | $21.00 U.S. / $25.50 CDN

  • Revved Up Creamy peach (Repromote)
  • Innocent Nude beige (Repromote)

Plushglass | $21.00 U.S. / $25.50 CDN | Limited Edition

  • Explosion Warm light golden shimmer
  • Goodness Gracious Creamy pinky peach

Lustre Drops | $21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN | Limited Edition

  • Pink Rebel Blue-pink with gold pearl (Repromote)

Powder Blush Duo | $28.00 U.S. / $33.50 CDN | Limited Edition

  • I’ll Hold My Breath Medium warm bronze / Peachy pink pearl (Matte/Satin)

Brushes | Limited Edition

  • 209 Eyeliner ($21.00 U.S. / $25.50 CDN)
  • 129 Powder/Blush ($36.00 U.S. / $43.50 CDN)
  • 217 Blending Brush ($26.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN)

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