MAC Holiday 2014, Heirloom Mix lipsticks: Review, Photos & Swatches

MAC Holiday collection 2014 Heirloom mix

Hello there! Firstly, it’s been a loooong absence! Sorry bout that. Blogging had to take a back seat since i’ve been on vacation. Rested and rejuvenated, here I am with another post. Hope it’ll be worth your while. So if you remember, quite some time ago I did a preview and swatch post on the MAC Holiday collections that were set to come out this year.

Since then I did try out a few of their seasonal goodies and also purchased a few more to add to my testing bag. The favourites of course being the lipsticks. So today i’m here to share my thoughts on these as well as some lip swatches of how they look on. As always let’s start with some eye candy.

MAC Holiday collection 2014 Heirloom mix   MAC Holiday 2014 Heirloom mix lipstick

All three lipsticks released were in the regular MAC matte formula. The only exception being Sparks of Romance that was matte but with multi coloured glitter (which is not too visible in face to face contact)

MAC Holiday 2014 lipsticks heirloom mix   No Faux Pas – A neutral leaning slightly warm, bright medium pink. This applied evenly and smooth with pretty much full coverage in a single stroke. This was my favourite from the bunch as far as colour was concerned. And if you know me by now, I find it hard to resist a good bright lipstick! Salon Rouge – A neutral deep rich burgundy red. This applied with ease achieving semi opaque coverage in a single stroke and was easily buildable to richer opacity in 2-3 passes. Sparks of Romance – A warm, medium, brightened red. Application was slightly draggy and felt gritty due to the glitter particles. The coverage was good and wore well without much transferring.

Overall these wore well into 6-7 hours and looked fresh throughout with minimal fading. I managed to eat meals and drink coffee without the worry of having to reapply. The MAC matte lipsticks are some of my favourite mattes and they are awesome quality for the price. From the three, Sparks of Romance was the most noticeably drying with Salon Rouge being the least.

Now onto some swatches starting with No Faux Pas which I love pairing with ‘nude eyes’ dressed with just mascara and a skin toned eyeshadow.


Salon Rouge


Sparks of Romance


Final thoughts

If you are into reds and on the look out for a more winter appropriate option, Salon Rouge would make an excellent addition. I really love that it’s a nice transition shade for those of you who have mixed feelings about sporting vampy lips. For a fresh take on holiday lipstick picks, No Faux Pas would be my recommendation. This looks stunning paired with a LBD and a fresher and less boring take on the classic (yawn) black dress and red lip holiday look. As much as I like the brighter and complexion enhancing tone of Sparks of Romance, I didn’t quite enjoy applying this as it can get a bit draggy and gritty due to the glitter content.

Other info This collection is currently available at all MAC counters each retailing at SGD32 Part of my trio was sent by MAC for review and some I purchased myself.

Lastly thank you for stopping by and wishing you a lovely weekend!


19 thoughts on “MAC Holiday 2014, Heirloom Mix lipsticks: Review, Photos & Swatches

  1. The shades are so Holiday appropriate! Bubs, I missed you and your posts!! And our chats! Hope youre doing well 🙂

    I think Sparks of Romance would be my pick but ugh I hate draggy lipsticks! I dont see any glitter on the lips though so thats good? Anyway, you wear all these three so well! 🙂

  2. always enjoyed your Full face swatchy pics ❤ no one can do it better than you :* Sparks of Romance is really a nice shade though , I love the color ❤

    1. Haha Me too! Who cares if it’s festive right? Such an amazing colour to add to ones lipstick collection I believe. And the finish is perfect too!

      Thank you for stopping by dear :-*

    1. Thank you! My favourite is No Faux Pas though.. as I don’t normally wear darker toned reds such as Salon Rouge, but now I feel more confident wearing it, so thank you for assurance :-D!

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