MAC‘s Winter collection looks like something out of Narnia. A far cry from their usual slick black packaging, everything is presented in white, silver and glittery parcels and is so wonderfully seasonal. This week I’ve grabbed some pieces from two of their collections and I couldn’t be happier with them.
Firstly I raided the Glitter and Ice collection. This lovely Mineralize Eye Shadow in Fresh Ice caught my eye for alternative reasons; I knew from one small smudge that it’s creamy tones and multi-coloured irridescent tones would make a glorious highlighter. All of the tones in this particular shade are cool which will suit the icy white skin and hair I am currently sporting (what can I say? I love my purple toner).
When I saw that MAC had named this nail lacquer Unconditionally Fabulous I simply couldn’t resist. Isn’t the power of branding unbelievable sometimes? This lovely clear varnish is filled with lots of irridescent glitter panels and I know that it is going to look simply incredible when coated on top of a deep black polish. For now, I’m going to use it on it’s own and pile up the coats to give a full-glitter finish.
My most amazing find, however, was in the Ice Parade collection. This collection is home to lots of miniature brush sets and kits, but the Make it Perfect brush kit in Special just blew my mind! An essential buy for any beauty lover, this kit contains the staples of the MAC brush collection for a fraction of the price. Included are the following brushes from top to bottom:
- Powder brush, perfect for sealing your foundation.
- Blusher brush, for adding a touch of colour to your cheeks.
- Liner brush, helpful for framing your eyes.
- Flat round brush, helpful in endless situations and perfect for everything.
- Blending brush, helping to soften your smoky eyes.
I must admit that I was a little bit disappointed with the gift bag that they came in – the design of it was hardly the most inspiring thing MAC have ever come up with. That said, having those 5 brushes for just £39.50 was enough to stop my deflated opinions in their tracks.
With all of these lovely bits and pieces to play with I will definitely be embracing my ice-queen look this Winter!