When it comes to makeup collections, limited editions or celeb collabs, I am unapologetically shameless. If there’s a limited release, no doubt you’ll catch me at 5am, already buzzed from my third red bull, sat amongst the bright lights of all the electronic devices I could grab and screaming at the wifi box.
Nevertheless, this has brought many exciting, sparkly, hard to get prezzies to my door and I can look back in awe and reminisce about old collections. But i have to say, the company that gets me super excited when I see a sneak peak of a release, is my always reliable friend, MAC.
MAC have blessed us with the most incredible products and have managed to bag themselves countless of credited celebs. Some favourites have been the Cinderella collection, Disney Villains, The Osbournes, Star Trek, Charlotte Olympia.. oh I could go for days..And the best thing? The best thing is that you don’t have to have an early morning, coffee induced anxiety attack just to get the bits you want!
Most MAC stores are but a hop, skip and a jump away so they’re never really difficult to get to, but if there isn’t one close you can always check online (shout out to Scotland who literally only have two counters) plus, the online store always gets the new stuff first!
My point is, MAC have really outdone themselves this year. If you were lucky enough to get any of the Magic Of The Night collection last year, you will know it was full of blues and black, which, when buying crimbo presents, may not be your first picks, and the more neutral products vanished in a heartbeat.
This year however, the Nutcracker Sweet collection has me like a child in a candy shop. The packaging is whimsical and pretty, pinks and burgundy and golds, with the classic product colours of reds, coppers and nudes, ranging to wearable purples and brave fuchsia.
It was difficult to remain calm and refrain from buying the whole collection, luckily I had forgot my credit card that day and had to stay ‘somewhat sensible’ with my purchases. urgh. Anyway, here’s what I manged to bag:
Sweet Peach and Sweet Copper Face Compacts
Quite frankly it would be an insult not to get both right? Yes kittens, the ultra famous highlighter ‘whisper of guilt’ has come back to grace our faces once more alongside a peachy brown blush shade. Speaking as one of the fairer ladies, The Sweet Copper Compact is a little on the dark side for myself, but it’s not gonna stop me using these beautiful shades as a poppin’ inner corner highlight on my eyes, smokey mauvey browny outer corner.
Sweet Nude Lip Gloss Kit
If you’ve been keeping up with my posts, y’all know I’m a lipgloss half virgin. So really it would be an absolute insult to myself not to get the set. They’re a little less than full sized, so easy enough to sling in your handbag and great to take from day to night. Luckily, all the shades are pure pouty perfection, which includes three cremesheens and a dazzleglass so you can be a seductive, sparkly, glossy angel all year.
Sweet Bronze and Glitter Pigments
OH Girrrrl, get me started on these! Time and time again I come across fellow makeup lovers who tell me they are scared of pigments??? Yes, they are loose but never let it put you off henny! These shades are so easy to use as highlighters, cheek colours, lip colours. And who doesn’t love a bit of glitter, am i right?! They are beautiful on their own or blended together they are just 👌👌👌 and if that’s not enough, also great products if you haven’t ventured into makeup brush territory yet! An absolute insult to beauty products everywhere if I hadn’t picked these bad boys up.