I wasn’t planning to write a blog post today but I was so excited to get this, I just HAD to sit down and review it.
So, today was the day. Today, Mac launched their Snowball Christmas collection. I have never ran to Debenhams so fast in my entire life. I wanted to buy the entire collection but that would have quite possibly cost me my entire life, so I had to settle for one… well 12.
As i’ve already said, I got this set from Debenhams for £85- I know, expensive right? So worth it though.
First of all, this packaging… HOLY MOLEY its gorgeous. They come in this beautiful sparkly box, and the lipsticks themselves are in the most adorable little metallic packaging reflecting the colour of the lipstick.
Now, these lipsticks are minis. You get 1.8g per lipstick which is just over half the full sized lipsticks in which you get 3g. I personally think this size is great. They’re perfect to pop in your handbag, and lets be honest, whens the last time you finished an entire lipstick? I think i’ve only ever done that twice with Velvet Teddy. The colour selection in this set is also fab. You get a nice range of pinks, reds and browns meaning theres a lipstick in here for every occasion. It even includes 4 limited edition colours, and some of the standard best sellers. All of these have such a beautiful formula. They’re all super creamy and pigmented! So, lets get into the shades themselves.
1) Party commencing
This is a matte light neutral pink. This is my least favourite shade in the collection. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a gorgeous colour, but it just doesn’t suit my skin tone unfortunately. Its just a tad too light and washes out my complexion. This colour would look great on deeper skin tones.
2) Little Darling
This is a gorgeous matte light peachy nude. I love this colour, I can definitely see myself reaching for this a lot all year round. It’s such a universal colour that would look great on all skin tones as its a ‘your lips but better’ kind of shade.
3) Please Me
This is a matte rosy muted pink. Again, a gorgeous shade that I love. Not too bright, but not too plain either. I think this shade would look great on all skin tones and would make a great staple to any make up collection.
This is a matte hot, bright red. Now, I have a love hate relationship with red lipstick. I love them because they look so classy, but I hate them on me. My skin tone and hair colour make finding a red lipstick that suits me an almost impossible task. This lipstick however has changed my opinion. This colour is so flattering, its got almost an orangey undertone, which I think suits my skin tone perfectly. This colour is quite bright so is probably for the more daring, but either way its gorgeous. This would look great on both deeper and lighter skin tones.
5) Ruby Woo
Everyone knows about this beauty. This is a very matte hot red with a blue undertone. Again, this is another lipstick that has changed my opinion on red lips. Ive always avoided Ruby Woo in the past as I didn’t want to waste my money on a lipstick I thought wouldn’t suit me, so when I saw it was in this set I was very excited to give it a try. It did not disappoint, this looks gorgeous. Its so pigmented and very matte, which I love. This looks great on all skin tones- everyone needs a red in their collection!
This is a midtonal plum shade. This is my second least favourite in this set. Its a satin finish, which I’m not a fan of- I’m more of a matte kind of gal. Aside from the finish, I feel this colour isn’t as pigmented as all the others in this set. The colour however is beautiful. I didn’t think I was going to like this colour on me, but I was pleasantly surprised. This would look great on deeper skin tones.
7) Flat Out Fab
This is a matte bright pinky plum. The name of this lipstick says it all, its FLAT OUT FAB. This is so pigmented and so creamy, applying it is a dream. It is also a gorgeous colour. Again, I didnt think this colour was going to suit me, but I love it. It is quite a bright colour so is probably not to everyones taste, but I like it! This would suit all skin tones.
8) Good Kisser
This is a matte midtone fuchsia. I absolutely love this colour- (are you guys seeing a trend here?) This colour again, is so so pigmented, its like the brighter the colour the more pigmented these lipsticks get, its great! This colour would suit all skin tones.
(I will warn you now, heres where the lip swatches sort of start to go down hill- swatching 12 lipsticks at once is hard ok)
This is a intense matte reddish-burgundy colour. This colour is perfect for this time of year. It almost gives a grungy sort of vibe, which I actually really like. This colour would again look great on all skin tones.
10) Velvet Teddy
Do I even need to introduce this guy? Everyone and their mums love Velvet Teddy. It is a beautiful matte deep tone beige that is the most perfect nude lipstick for almost every occasion and every skin tone. I honestly cannot say enough good things about this lipstick, this is my go to everyday lipstick. Ive already gone through 2 and a half full size ones of these so was very happy to find this in the set.
Again, a crowd pleaser. This is a matte dirty rose colour. It is very similar to Velvet Teddy, just darker. Again, I love this colour. Its such a good staple for any makeup collection and is so universal. This would suit all skin tones.
This is a matte muted brown with a grey undertone. This is a beautiful deep colour for this time of year, and I think it would look great on all skin tones. Probably not one of my favourites in the set, but I still love it and will get wear out of it. (Ignore how awkward I look pls)
Overall, I think Mac have really pulled it out of the bag with this set. It contains such a wide variety of colours for every skin tone and occasion. Im also super happy that it contains the 3 crowd pleasers- Ruby Woo, Velvet Teddy and Whirl- as these are great staples to any makeup collection. I know £85 sounds like a lot of money, but I would definitely recommend this set to any lipstick lovers!
Have you guys brought any items from this collection? If so, which items and what do you think of them? Im hoping to get my hands on some more after pay day!