Thursday, November 6th, 2008

OVERALL, Little Darlings is less about offering innovative and brand-spanking-new shades as it is about great gifts to give and receive for less. Each gloss set contains five mini-sized versions of popular past and current lipglasses/lustreglasses. The case is cute, and the cover can later be used to hold glosses or brushes, too! Plus, the pigment sets are great way to collect pigments without spending a fortune–whether you’re new or experienced when it comes to MAC.

You can get official collection information here, as well as product photos here. Swatches are here.

See the detailed review…

Little Darlings: 5 Coral Lipglass/Lustreglass

Underage (permanent) is a peachy nude with a little pink in it (from what I can tell), and it doesn’t have a shimmer finish like the other four of the glosses in the set. Ola Mango! (repromote) is a fun orange-peach color, which makes it stand out from the permanent line. Pink Grapefruit (repromote) is one of my favorite coral-reds with orange-gold shimmer, though it is similar to Lychee Luxe. Wonderstruck is shimmery pink confection, while Budding is a deeper, brighter pink with less noticeable shimmer.

Little Darlings: 5 Pink Lipglass/Lustreglass

Fleur Delight is an iridescent opal-white color with shimmer; it is a pretty sheer color, which would be nice layered over raspberry/berry-colored lipsticks. Magnetique (repromote) is one of my favorite fuchsia-berry colors. It has a nice level of purplish shimmer to it. Flashmode is a shimmery muted hot pink with subtle shimmer. Little VI is a little darker, more of a mauve-berry color with a lot of shimmer. Song and Dance is almost an opaque, subdued dirty pink with no real shimmer.

Little Darlings: 5 Neutral Lipglass/Lustreglass

C-Thru is a semi-opaque nude beige with little shimmer, and it is part of the permanent line. Mouthwatering is a pinker nude with more noticeable shimmer in it; this has come out in the past. Languish is a rich, deep brown with gold shimmer in it. Love Nectar is a peach-pink, almost a watermelon meets peach color. Beaux is a slightly pink brown with subtle multi-colored shimmer.

Little Darlings: 5 Warm Pigments/Glitter

Gold Dusk is one of my favorite pigments ever (the only pigment I ever got a back-up of!). It’s a light gold color, which makes an excellent base, but also perfect for highlighting. Gold Mode is a brownish-gold with a metallic finish. Melon (permanent) is a peachy-gold kind of color; it’s very much what you’d think of with a name like “Melon.” Gold Stroke is a burgundy-brown color almost; it’s rich and metallic in its finish. Reflects Antique Gold is a fun shade of micro-fine glitter with lots of shimmer and shine.

Little Darlings: 5 Cool Pigments/Glitter

Frost (permanent) is an incredibly frosty/shimmering silver-white color. Quietly (repromote) is a stunning shade of lavender–lighter than Violet. Pinked Mauve (repromote) is a nice shade of dark pink with a little mauve/purple to it. Teal (permanent) is one of my favorite pigment shades, because it is so pigmented and exactly as it is named–teal. Reflects Blackened Red is a blackish-brownish glitter with a red cast to it.

Little Darlings: 5 Softsparkle/Eye Pencil

Peacocked is a teal shade with a greenish cast to it. Mint & Olive is a cross between a yellowed gold with green-gold shimmer. Fab Orchid is an intense shade of deep purple. Chocolight is a warm brown with coppery-gold shimmer in it. Black Funk is an intense black color.

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11 thoughts on “MAC Cosmetics Little Darlings Collection Review

  1. Sandy

    I’m tempted by 5 pink lipglass set. Though this is nothing new for me, pink lip products always tempt me :)

    Thanks for the review Christine

  2. Alannah

    I’m disappointed in the softsparkle/eye pencil set… those two Heatherette liners (Black Funk & Fab Orchid) do nothing for me, plus Black Funk smears EVERYWHERE. I already have Peacocked but I think I have to buy the set for the Mint & Olive–I’ve almost used my full-sized one up!

  3. Amelia

    i just bought the cool set of pigments, but i have never bought the holiday set version of pigments. how do i get the product onto my brush? lol… i am used to the full sized pigment jar…

    • Crystal

      Hey Amelia, I thought the same thing when I first bought them last year! Well I went to Hobby Lobby (or any craft store) and in the paint department they sold 6 little paint jars that are perfect for the pigments, they transfer very well, just tip them over and the product falls right out. Hope that helped!

    • You can spill a little into the lid, then get it from there!

  4. Crystal

    I bought the warm eye set last night!! I was soo happy, I love the glitter! I also bought my first MSF in So Ceylon, gorgeous! How did i ever live without it?

  5. Violet

    I heard that “Reflects Antique Gold” is being discontinued so I had to jump on the warm eyes set…can’t lose my favorite glitter!!