Sneak Peek: MAC x Ellie Goulding Collection Photos & Swatches

MAC x Ellie Goulding Collection
MAC x Ellie Goulding Collection

Here’s a sneak peek of the upcoming collaboration MAC x Ellie Goulding Collection, which launches online on December 14th and at select MAC locations on the 17th. There are three color products that are also available (two Patentpolish Lip Pencils, which are repromotes and I’ve reviewed previously, and Lustre Drops, also reviewed previously) that are not included in this post. There are three specially packaged brushes (209, 129, and 217) and lashes that will launch with the collection as well (I do not have these).

P.S. — No lip swatches for the Plushglasses is deliberate: I am allergic to this formula (they cause my lips to peel and bleed). I’m really sorry!

See more photos & swatches!

MAC Halcyon Days Face Kit
MAC Halcyon Days Face Kit

MAC Medium Dark Blot Pressed Powder
MAC Medium Dark Blot Pressed Powder

MAC Medium Dark Blot Pressed Powder
MAC Medium Dark Blot Pressed Powder

MAC Wished I Stayed Cream Colour Base
MAC Wished I Stayed Cream Colour Base

MAC Wished I Stayed Cream Colour Base
MAC Wished I Stayed Cream Colour Base

MAC Tint Cream Colour Base
MAC Tint Cream Colour Base

MAC Tint Cream Colour Base
MAC Tint Cream Colour Base

MAC Every Time You Go Cream Colour Base
MAC Every Time You Go Cream Colour Base

MAC Every Time You Go Cream Colour Base
MAC Every Time You Go Cream Colour Base

MAC Root Cream Colour Base
MAC Root Cream Colour Base

MAC Root Cream Colour Base
MAC Root Cream Colour Base

MAC Halcyon Nights Face Kit
MAC Halcyon Nights Face Kit

MAC This Love Cream Colour Base
MAC This Love Cream Colour Base

MAC This Love Cream Colour Base
MAC This Love Cream Colour Base

MAC Starry Eyed Eyeshadow
MAC Starry Eyed Eyeshadow

MAC Starry Eyed Eyeshadow
MAC Starry Eyed Eyeshadow

MAC You My Everything Eyeshadow
MAC You My Everything Eyeshadow

MAC You My Everything Eyeshadow
MAC You My Everything Eyeshadow

MAC Saddle Eyeshadow
MAC Saddle Eyeshadow

MAC Saddle Eyeshadow
MAC Saddle Eyeshadow

MAC Hanging On Eyeshadow
MAC Hanging On Eyeshadow

MAC Hanging On Eyeshadow
MAC Hanging On Eyeshadow

MAC I'll Hold My Breath Blush Duo
MAC I’ll Hold My Breath Blush Duo

MAC I'll Hold My Breath Blush Duo
MAC I’ll Hold My Breath Blush Duo

MAC I'll Hold My Breath Blush Duo
MAC I’ll Hold My Breath Blush Duo

MAC I'll Hold My Breath Blush Duo
MAC I’ll Hold My Breath Blush Duo

MAC I'll Hold My Breath Blush Duo
MAC I’ll Hold My Breath Blush Duo

MAC Only You Lipstick
MAC Only You Lipstick

MAC Only You Lipstick
MAC Only You Lipstick

MAC Only You Lipstick
MAC Only You Lipstick

MAC Without Your Love Lipstick
MAC Without Your Love Lipstick

MAC Without Your Love Lipstick
MAC Without Your Love Lipstick

MAC Without Your Love Lipstick
MAC Without Your Love Lipstick

MAC Explosion Plushglass
MAC Explosion Plushglass

MAC Explosion Plushglass
MAC Explosion Plushglass

MAC Goodness Gracious Plushglass
MAC Goodness Gracious Plushglass

MAC Goodness Gracious Plushglass
MAC Goodness Gracious Plushglass

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I am SO excited about this collection – warm corals and golden/champagne sheen, plus I just love Ellie! I have to admit I’m a little bummed that both of the lipsticks are so similar – it almost looks like one shade is just more sheer than the other. Very pretty though. 🙂

A whole collection of shades I can’t wear this Christmas, I see. I guess it’s okay in the long run – saved me a lot of Christmas cash! Thank you, as always, for the swatches, Christine.

Oohhh i like this collection! I’ve never used plushglass does it make your lips “tingle”? I’m not a fan of those types of products.

Ok, I would wear these colors for a job interview, but once they hire me, I would bust out the purple eye shadow and lipstick 😉 These colors are too light and neutral for my taste, but I think if you were pale, like the natural look, or are just getting into makeup, this could be a good collection

Right??? LOL …they’re going to say “hey, is that the new girl? what happened??? she looked pretty normal during the interview…” I work in a professional office, and I’m one of the few people that wears any kind of substantial makeup. Everyone else wears pretty natural, minimal, or no makeup at all, but that’s ok. I pull my share and more, and life is waaay too short not to wear fun makeup 🙂

Shucky darn! I was hoping I wouldn’t like this collection! But, I found my eyeballs not being able to leave the screen! That Halcyn Days kit-it that does well, OMG. I like the night too. But, the CCB formula is nice and I only own about 3 or 4. Also liking the Only You lipstick and maybe the blush combo and gloss.
So crazy about the gloss allergy! Do not apologize for that! 🙂

Compared to other celeb collaborations by MAC, this collection looks really nice! It’s aesthetically pleasing and doesn’t seem to be THAT bad. LOL

I was a lot more excited for the lipsticks in the promo pictures… I’ll have to see how they do in reviews and swatch them myself, if possible.

Only You, Explosion and Halcyon Nights look awesome-sauce! Definitely a possibility that I’ll be getting those.
I certainly understand about the Plushglass formula, no need to apologise! That’s like me with dry matte lipstick, can’t bring myself to do it.

No, sorry, I don’t. I have similar reactions to many plumping products on the market, so I just avoid them these days. Sorry!

This collection looks interesting and different. I like the palettes, especially the one with the Blot powder (although I wish it was in Medium rather than Medium/Dark)!

I’m so sorry that you’re allergic to the plushglass formula, it’s probably my favorite one when it comes to MAC (although they’re a little sticky). I’ve had the same allergic reaction on my body once after using a shower gel, my skin came peeling off in layers in the creases of my joints (underarms, under my knees, etc) it was really scary, I just had patches of blood all over the place. The same with make-up though, once I’ve tried a drugstore eye shadow and my eyelids swell up and started itching, and ever since my mum banned me from using any sort of drugstore make-up.

As for the collection, I kind of love the lip glosses and the lipsticks but maybe I can pass because I really want to save up for some more Tom Ford & the boys lipsticks… ohh they’re the love of my life.

Most of these colors actually appeal to me. I actually like that the prices especially CAD aren’t too expensive especially being a collab collection. I am not sure if I will pick up anything but if I decide to it is nice to know what items look like, so thank you for the swatches Christine.

It’s all very pretty. I’m most interested in the Plushglasses I think. I also think the choice of a blot powder in the Halcyon Days palette seems a bit odd? A beauty powder, blush or bronzer would have been better for a wider range of skin tones??

I’m sorry to hear about your allergy Christine, that sounds awful! Have you been able to pinpoint the ingredient you’re allergic to?

Not sure. I’m allergic to most plumping glosses. Haven’t really looked deeply into it, just don’t bother with that category of products any more.

The initial photos of the collection didn’t wow me at first but I like the swatches here. I love the pink and coral tones, the brown ones, not so much. I’m another one that likes the look of the Only You lipstick!

I so LOOOOVE this collection! Finally a collection with warm colors that can suit the light to medium olive skin tones. The lipsticks and plush glasses are right up my alley and the bronzer/blush duo was not on my list but now that I’ve seen them on you I am sold! 🙂

I just bought 1 each of the lipsticks. Like some of the other gals, I also wonder why they picked 2 shades that are so similar. They are both Lustres too! Well, we’ll see which one I look better in I guess. O_O

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