Pics, arm swatches and lip swatches of MAC Shiny Pretty Things…in addition to commentary/ideas from the attitude of a 40-something-year-old girl who loves MAC and make-up. 😊 Please word, that is simply the make-up assortment, not the present units or kits. The entire assortment is LE and accessible now at MAC counters and on-line. If you’d prefer to see the make-up in motion, take a look at this post, this post and this post. For reference, I’m an NC42.
If you want shimmer, shine, frost, pearl and/or glitter, and you’re cool with the truth that it’s already the vacations for make-up corporations, this MAC vacation assortment is each shiny and fairly. It radiaties megawatts of luminescence. Of the 21 items, all that are bedecked/bedazzled in restricted version shiny silver packaging, just one has completely no shine to it — a sizzling pink matte lipstick known as Both Cheeks ($19.50), which is attractive, by the way in which. It’s like a matte model of Show Orchid.
I suppose you could possibly additionally contemplate creamy beige-pink Babetown Lipstick ($19.50) as one thing aside from shiny, as a result of it isn’t as shiny as the opposite objects within the launch, however it’s technically a Cremesheen, so it’s nonetheless kinda shiny… It’s additionally the factor I’ve been sporting most from this complete assortment.
I do know, SHOCKING. Karen’s favourite factor is the impartial lipstick?!
That’s sarcasm in print, by the way in which. 🤣
Note: Babetown isn’t a kind of corpse-y pink beige colours. It’s gentle (however not pastel), and I believe it’s pretty layered on prime of the MAC Soar, Edge to Edge, Spice, Boldly Bare — the standard MAC liner suspects. It’s clean, opaque and doesn’t latch onto lip flakes, both.
But yeah, you higher be into glitter when you’re gonna go large with this assortment, as a result of there’s SO MUCH GLITTER. All of the Shiny Pretty Shadows ($21.50 every) are glittery (allegedly they’re a brand new components, however I believe they may be re-branded Pressed Pigments), the Dazzleliner liquid liners ($22 every) are glittery, and the Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Snowflushed ($35) is HELLA glittery — like, somebody might illuminate a disco celebration utilizing the reflection off your face.
I occur to love glitter in managed/small doses, and I’m very specific concerning the particulars of the glitter I prefer to put on as a result of, as a non-21-year-old, I’ve pores.
I even have expertise traces.
And glitter amplifies these issues.
Yet I actually just like the Shiny Pretty Things glitters. They’re — anticipate it — wearable!
So what’s “wearable glitter”? Well, I believe the flecks are high-quality (however not essentially microscopic), and not like the large Skittle-sized items of glitter you employ for face portray at a baby’s birthday celebration.
Also, IMO the glitter bits in “wearable glitter” aren’t all the very same form and dimension. They differ, owing to a better diploma of complexity and sophistication…
Yes, I do know that’s taking glitter very significantly. 🤣
By far, probably the most fascinating glitters on this assortment to me are the Shiny Pretty Shadows. They’re reasonably pigmented glitter shadows with a pearly base, and the glitter bits are all completely different shapes and sizes. When you press the shadows in your lids both moist or dry — as a result of, let’s face it, utilizing a sweeping movement is simply gonna ship the stuff flying everywhere — they virtually appear like shattered glass glowing in daylight. Some flecks even appear like they’re floating above your pores and skin like pixie mud.
The long-wearing Dazzleliners (sparkly-er cousins of the MAC Liquidlast Liners) even have that shattered glass impact.
And then there’s Snowflushed, with its comparatively incognito gold, bronze and pink flecks of glitter (delicate glitter is at all times a plus if in case you have a pore scenario).
Also, not one of the glosses really feel gritty, by the way in which, when you had been questioning.
The take-home dwelling message is that this: This is a *very* glittery assortment, however a shocking quantity of it’s wearable, even for somebody older than 20. If you’re into that, take a look at the eyeshadows, the liner and the highlighters, which I believe are the standouts.
If you’d like extra data about any of the objects within the assortment, let me know. Until then…VIVA LA GLITTER!
Your pleasant neighborhood magnificence addict,