If you haven’t been following MAC releases closely, now’s the time to pay attention. In January it seems there’s a STUNNING collection out for spring. The limited edition Ellie Goulding collaboration.
If neutrals and rosy pinks are your thing. You’ll probably end up wanting every single product seen here. It’s just gorgeous!
From the packaging to the formula, it was an A+ for me and I’ll be honest, I am liking this way more than anything else i’ve previewed in the recent past. All very wearable and sooo MEEE!
This collection consists of,
2 palettes – Halcyon Nights & Halcyon Days (SGD90)
2 Patentpolish Lip Pencils – Innocent & Revved Up (SGD40)
2 Cremesheen Lipsticks – Only You & Without Your Love (SGD34)
2 Plushglass – Explosion & Goodness Gracious (SGD40)
Lustre Drops – Pink Rebel
Fluidline – Blacktrack (SGD31)
Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash (SGD38)
Veluxe Brow Pencil – Strawberry Blonde (SGD33)
Powder Blush Duo – I’ll Hold My Breath (SGD51)
2 sets of lashes – 20 Lash & 30 Lash (SGD26)
3 Brushes – 209 Eyeliner (SGD43), 129 Powder/Blush (SGD70), 217 Blending brush (SGD46)
The packaging is just, WOW. Everything’s in glossy black with rose gold detailing. Something sure to appeal to everyone!
I thought the palettes looked really nice with their double decker design and quite compact if you plan on keeping them in your makeup bag for day to day. The colour mixes are also very wearable with a powder and cream option to choose from depending on your preference!
Here’s a look at Halcyon Nights. This contained 4 eyeshadows and one Cream Colour Base.
Top to bottom there’s Starry Eyed (frost finish), You My Everything (matte), Saddle (matte), Hanging On (satin).
*The cream colour base included in this palette is This Love (not swatched here).
Here’s Halcyon Days. It comes with 4 Cream Colour Bases and one Medium Dark Blot Pressed Powder.
Top to bottom we have, Wish I Stayed, Every Time You Go, Tint & Root Cream Colour Bases.
Next up, Lip products.
The Cremesheen lipstick in the shade Only You was the first thing to catch my eye. It’s a gorgeous muted mid tone rose pink. The kind of shade that’s great for day to day wear which you’ll get tonnes of use off.
The Powder Blush Duo I’ll Hold My Breath is just a perfect everyday mix of a medium warm bronze (satin) and a peachy pink (matte).
Lastly a look at the two Patentpolish pencils releasing with the collection. You can check out my initial review on this formula here.
I’m super impressed by this collection. It’s one of those rare moments where everything was a must have for me (even though they’re highly dupeable!).
If forced to pick favourites it’d have to be the palettes and the blush duo. Both palettes swatched awesome without any true duds which can sometimes be a problem with limited edition MAC collections. However, if you are going for something unique, I guess the Halcyon Days (cream colour base palette) is a better buy as you don’t see too many MAC cream palettes coming out.
The powder blush duo wasn’t as soft as i’d like and was harder pressed, although I still loved it for it’s novelty embossing and packaging. It wasn’t a bad product just to be clear. Very much in line with the normal MAC blush formula IMO just a little harder to pick up product.
From the lip products I truly loved Only You. Quite a dupable shade which you probably have a 100 of, though I totally am smitten by it. The finish compliments the colour perfectly and I see myself wearing this regularly if not everyday!
Launch dates & Collection info
This limited edition collaboration is set to hit the counters (Singapore) on the 1st of January.
Available at MAC Bugis Junction, Ion Sephora, Ngee Ann City and Tangs.