Monday, November 8, 2010

MAC A Tartan Tale Holiday Collection Review + Swatches! :D



I'm quite happy to know that this holiday collection launched in Penang about the same time as our capital (for once!! lol!!)! :D The sad thing though, is that we did not get the eyeshadows (why always like that huh!!! >:( )!! T_T

Truth be told I'm not feeling this collection at all! :/ I find the packaging abit (for the lack of a better word) tacky - I'm sure as heck not bringing THAT sling bag out with me! >.< Don't take my word for it though - I know alot of people loved this year's so do check it out yourself and see if you like it or not yeah? :P

The stars of this collection? Definitely the blushes and the eyeshadows!! :D Elaborate more later! :)

Ok without further ado, lets go straight to the swatches! I'll start with the color story today (stay tuned for the rest)! :D


Boohoohoo... No eyeshadows!! T_T

Lipsticks (US$14.50 / RM63):



The Faerie Glen (Lustre) - Pale neutral pink. This is kinda sheer! :(
Cut a Caper (Lustre) - Midtone peachy pink. This looks scary as a swatch, but on the lips its absolutely lovely! :)
Full Fuchsia (Amplified) - Bright blue fuchsia. Definitely not for the faint of heart! :P
Courting Lilac (Glaze) - Sheer lilac mauve with soft gold pearl. This color is kinda unique, though I can't really picture myself wearing it!
Deepest Wish (Amplified) - Deep creamy reddish brown. Methinks that this is more of a fall color than a winter one, but hey it looks great for Christmas yeah?? :P

Dazzleglass Cremes (US$18 / RM80):



These lipglosses are definitely more pigmented than the usual Dazzleglass, but they also have chunkier glitter (except for Passing Fancy and Radiant Jewels).

Lightly Prancing - Light peach with gold pearl.
Soft Dazzle - Midtone peach pink with gold pearl. This is a repromote from the original Dazzleglass Cremes collection! :)
Passing Fancy - Bright orange coral with soft pearl
Gone Romancin’ - Midtone lavender with multidimensional pearl
Radiant Jewel - Dark sparkly magenta



Blushes (US$18.50 / RM75):

Both blushes are SUPER PIGMENTED (as you can see in my swatch above), but they look absolutely lovely when applied with a light hand! :D

My Highland Honey - Bright coral with soft gold pearl. This reminded me a more matte version of the Fun & Games Beauty Powder Blush from the Hello Kitty collection.
Her Blooming Cheek - Very bright iridescent blue pink.

Pigments (US$19.50 / RM82):

The pigments this time around are GORGEOUS!! Too bad i don't really use them, otherwise they're definitely coming home with me! :D

Moonlight Night - Blackened teal with teal pearl
The Family Crest - Blackened bronze with bronze pearl
Later - Black with transforming purple pearl

Nail Lacquers (US$13 / RM42):



Both polishes have a super yuck texture and they go on streaky! The colors are probably as exciting as soot too!! >.<

Style Clan - Dark taupe with red pearl
Sly as a Fox - Creamy midtone russet/burnt red

Pearlglide Intense Eyeliners ($14.50 / RM62):



Need me to say more?? These eyeliners are pigmented and the colors oh so gorgeous!! *drools* Black Line, Undercurrent and Petrol Blue are repromotes from the Art Supplies collection.

Lord It Up - Bronze with pearl
Black Line - Black with gold pearl
Undercurrent - Teal with pearl  
Petrol Blue - Deep navy with pearl
Black Swan - Black with pearl  
Eyeshadows (US$ / RM85):



These eyeshadows have a unique texture - they're really soft and smooth, but there're softly pigmented! I'm loving the Tartan imprints on their surfaces too, but i have a suspicion that this will be gone after repeated use! :(

Golden Crown - Light gold with bronze tartan striping. This one has rather large glitter particles in it.
Enviably Fun - Grass green with dark green tartan striping  
Follow Your Fantasy - Mid-tone peach with chocolate tartan striping 
A Wish Come True - Dirty mauve with bubblegum pink tartan striping  
Semi-Precious - Aubergine with chocolate tartan striping  
Glamora Castle - Dark grey with teal tartan striping. My favourite color!! :D


That's all from the Colour Story. More to come, so stay tuned!! :D :D Didcha get anything from this part of the collection? :D

14 comments:

  1. got 2 of the blushes and love them so much <3

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  2. I think I wanna get some blushes from this collection. Love the packaging!

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  3. i'm always excited to see your swatches :D

    i got the bright pink blush(♡)and undercurrent liner (♡♡♡) gonna go and get more liners :D

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  4. the swatches look awesome, and now I can see why Ee Von's crazy over the Pearlglide eyeliners...Undercurrent and Petrol Blue look seriously awesome! *must....resist...*

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  5. I'm not really digging this collection at all, I'm afraid. I'm a sucker for anything tartan so I like the packaging but the shades look sheer and dupable..

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  6. Jennifer: Great choice!! The blushes are GORGEOUS!! :D

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  7. Charming Vanity: Oh ic!! The blushes are beautiful, but they come in regular packaging though!

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  8. ❤ Ee Von: Ahaha you're making me blush!! :D Ooohhh, undercurrent is the bomb!! Such a pretty teal!! :D

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  9. Blovet Beauty: Yes!! Though they're not terribly unique, they definitely are lovely!! :D

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  10. bee: thank you!! :D :D BTW, congratssssssss on being featured in Female!! You look GORGEOUS!! HEhehe!! :D

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  11. gio: I'm the opposite of you!! I'm loving the colors, but i'm not feeling the packaging!! Hehehe!! :D

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  12. My Highland Honey will not show on tan skin when swatched but goes on really nicely on cheeks IMO. Got mine on Fri & promptly used it on Sat. Loving it. Sly as a Fox photograph better than it looks IRL. When I tried it at MAC, it was luckily not streaky. Hated the shade, looks like lonngkang water red. I do love the Pearlglide liners esp Undercurrant which is great with Moonlight Night glitter IMO. Later pigment swatch terribly dry but transforms really nicely wet. Did you get anything?

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  13. My Highland Honey will not show on tan skin when swatched but goes on really nicely on cheeks IMO. Got mine on Fri & promptly used it on Sat. Loving it. Sly as a Fox photograph better than it looks IRL. When I tried it at MAC, it was luckily not streaky. Hated the shade, looks like lonngkang water red. I do love the Pearlglide liners esp Undercurrant which is great with Moonlight Night glitter IMO. Later pigment swatch terribly dry but transforms really nicely wet. Did you get anything?

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