MAC Magic, Mirth, & Mischief Collection: The Round-Up
MAC Holiday is always a bit of an overwhelming event, just because of the sheer size of the offerings. Each year, MAC puts out a holiday colour collection, but they also have several separate, yet related, launches of more giftable items. From eyeshadow and lip palettes to mini-sized sets (which are due out November 5th), MAC has you covered. There are also some store exclusive sets, too. To help make sure you haven’t missed anything, here’s a compilation of all of the reviews for holiday:
- Mineralize Eyeshadows
- Mineralize Blushes
- Nail Lacquers/Softsparkle Pencils
- Cremesheen Glasses
Kits & Palettes
- Smoke & Mirrors Eyeshadow Palette
- Devil May Care Eyeshadow Palette
- Mystic Cool Eyeshadow Palette
- Sorceress Eyeshadow Palette
- Face Kits (Hocus Focus / Fab-racadabra)
- Lip Kits (Possessed by Pink! / Heavenly Dish)
MAC also released lip, eye, and brush gift sets, which I won’t be reviewing in detail (if you’re looking for a review, this is all you’re going to get–sorry!), because it includes mostly repromoted or permanent products. Each lip bag does feature one new, limited edition lipstick. They’re all good bang for your buck — you’re probably getting more than you would if you purchased the items separately, so they make good gifts or opportunities to pick up permanent items you may have skipped over in lieu of something limited edition.
On MAC Holiday Brush Sets: The holiday brush sets are machine-made rather than man-made (or handmade) as the full size brushes are. This is primarily what accounts for the difference in quality between brush sets and full size brushes. I do recommend the brush sets inasmuch as you’re on a budget and you think you’ll use the majority of the brushes included in the set. I started off just owning a holiday brush set, but I’ve since gone on to replace all my brushes with full sized versions. I’m disappointed that the eye brush set doesn’t contain the 239, which I think is one of the most vital, must-have eye brushes ever. The brushes themselves are sleek handled and look really nice, though they do feel a little scratchier/rougher than the full size versions do.