Monday, 23 December 2019

Mac Starring You Holiday Collection | Twinkling Starry Prettiness

I always eagerly anticipate the release of the new Mac holiday makeup collections and when I saw some sneak peeks of this beautiful Christmas collection, I went into starry-eyed mode. The packaging is so beautiful with the teeny gold stars sprinkled across it and I knew that it was going to be hard to resist a pink lipstick embossed in stars. So on the day that they were released, I popped over to the Mac website and decided to splurge on a few little Christmas treats from me to me so I thought I'd share them with you... 

The packaging for this range makes me think of glitzy Christmas parties, bubbly prosecco and sparkling dresses and heels. I love the traditional sleek black design of the Mac compacts and bullets and these have been dressed up for the festive with the loveliest wintery gold stars sprinkled all over them. The Starring You range has so many pretty gifting options with little makeup sets, brushes and gorgeous makeup bags complete with star charms which would be perfect for any beauty lover but be quick as the items are all limited edition. 

The first item that I added to my online basket was, of course, the 'Kiss Of Stars' lipstick as how could I say no to a pink lipstick embossed with stars and sprinkled in stardust? The lipsticks are a range of six sparkling and pearlised shades with an intense creamy colour payoff and a glittering finish as they have pearlescent particles that add a beautiful shimmer, perfect for those glossy kissable party lips! 'Kiss Of Stars' is a light warm-toned pink which has teeny flecks of gold and silver glitter. I didn't find this to have a really opaque finish but it is lovely layered over other lipsticks to create a sparkling lip. 

I also picked up the Lipglass in the shade 'Starring Youas I loved the cool almost Barbie pink colour and the sprinkling of stardust on the packaging. This lipgloss has flecks of iridescent blue, white and pink sparkles and little shimmery pearls so it has a really sparkly finish and is perfect for all of those festive party lip looks if you want to be more girly instead of going for the traditional red colours. I found that this one applied really easily with the cushiony soft doefoot applicator and it lasts well too. I drank a hot chocolate whilst wearing this at the Christmas market and I still had some glitter on my lips afterwards so I would definitely recommend this one! 

The last item that I couldn't resist treating myself to is the beautiful Opalescent Powder in the shade 'Shooting Star'. The compact is a sleek shiny black design with glittering stars dusted over it and the Mac logo is a gorgeous rose gold colour. I chose the shade 'Shooting Star' as it's a beautiful soft shimmering pink which will be perfect for creating a winter flush that will make you look as if you have been out in a snowy winter wonderland all day. I love the delicate star embossing on the compact and it has a lovely creamy texture when applied which blends out beautifully over the top of my makeup. 

I love the pieces that I chose from the Mac Starring You collection as I think they look so glitzy and festive but still have a gorgeous range of wearable shades like nudes and pinks which is perfect for everyday. They would also make the loveliest gift idea if you were still looking for a last minute suggestion. 

Have you tried anything from the Mac Starring You collection? 


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