For Holiday 2014, MAC strikes an heir of sophistication with royally rich colors that have an aristocratic allure. Like so many women do, the Heirloom Mix Collection allows us to take traditional colors and recast them in a contemporary light. MAC Holiday Collections are always beyond and this one is no exception.
Highlights from the M·A·C Heirloom Mix Collection include:
Pressed Pigment, $21.00
Regal Affair – white base with fine opal pearl
Nostalgic – soft light salmon beige
Noble Descent – pearly smoky mauve
Victorian Plum – plum with violet pearl
Enchantment – violet with blue violet sparkles
Modern Magesty – dark brown base with green pearl
Noblesse Oblige – frosty wood
Prim and Proper – black grey with silver sparkles
No Faux Pas- hot pink (matte)
Tribalist – deep purple berry (amplified)
Sparks of Romance – true red (matte frost)
Rebel – pink plum (satin)
Salon Rouge – clean berry red (matte)
Cremesheen Glass, $22
Ceremonial- hot pink with sparkles
Seeking Adoration – plumy pink
Social Season – violet with blue sparkles
Romantic Overture – clear base with sparkles
Courting Chic – deep berry red with gold sparkles
Mineralize Blush, $30
Modest Blush – light baby salmon pink
Sweet Sentiment – rosy pink
Nail Lacquer, $13.50
Just Jewels – light pink with silvery rainbow pearls (glitter)
Richly Endowed – clean berry red (cream)
Queen’s Honour- bright red (cream)
I was sent a selection of products to preview and every single one I tried was beautiful. There are 8 new Pressed Pigment eyeshadows in this collection. I tried Enchantment, Noble Descent and Nostaligic. Get ready for sparkle, because these Pressed Pigments are packed! If you haven’t worked with a Pressed Pigment before, I find using an eye primer is a must and opinions vary, but personally, I like to apply with a stiff brush, like the MAC 239. Pressed Pigments are so much easier to work with than loose, but without adequate prep, you won’t get the color payoff that you might expect.
MAC Mineralize Blush is one of my tried and true favorites; I tried Modest, which is a very light baby salmon pink. This is a great shade to have in your makeup bag if you’re planning to wear a smokey eye with a bold lip because it’s so subtle. I might have to go back and pick up Sweet Sentiment. The Richly Endowed Nail Lacquer is one of my favorite shades of any collection/any brand this season. Don’t miss it!
The M·A·C Heirloom Mix Collection is available now at all M·A·C locations including Nordstrom and maccosmetics.com; are you tempted by the gorgeous colors? What will you be getting?