Monday, November 7, 2011

MAC Ice Parade Holiday 2011 Collection Review + Swatches - Pt. 2! :D

Here's a quick post on the rest of the holiday collection! :D Review will be posted tomorrow or the day after, so stay tuned! :D

Here's the 2nd part to the MAC Holiday collection, consisting of the palettes, kits and brushes! :D These usually offer a good deal as compared to purchasing the items in the set separately.

Snowglobe Eye Shadows (US$38 / RM188):

This year's eyeshadow palette features a pretty snowglobe on the top:

Unfortunately, the novelty wore off quickly for me when I realised that it meant that these palettes cannot be stacked :(

6 Snowglobe Eye Shadows / Warm:

This palette is SO PRETTY! I'm never a fan of Lustre-finish shadows, but i'll have to say that the ones in this palette behaved really well and had minimal fallout! :D The colors are so pretty too! :D

Winterscape (Lustre) - Bright taupe pearl
Magical Mist (Lustre) - Sparkle concrete
Patina (Frost) - Taupe brown with golden pearl
Buckwheat (Velvet) - Bark brown
Gaelic Gold (Veluxe Pearl) - Gold
Midnight Flurry (Matte) - Dark warm black

6 Snowglobe Eye Shadows / Cool:

I love my blues, but somehow this palette is just "meh" for me. Perhaps my disinterest is due to the shades leaning a little purple, but that's just me. All shadows in this palette apply nicely :)

Snowball (Frost) - Frost white
Illegal Cargo (Frost) - Pale lavender
Idol Eyes (Lustre) - Silvered violet with gold
Warm & Smoky (Veluxe Pearl) - Medium purple
Howzat (Satin) - Slate
Set to dance (Matte) - Dark royal blue

6 Snowglobe Eye Shadows / Sultry:

Just when I thought MAC had actually improved their holiday palettes, they had to release a completely YUCK palette! >.< The shadows in this palette are chalky, glittery, and dry :(

Lightfully (Lustre) - White with pink reflect
Trax (Velvet) - Burgundy-plum with shimmer
Fun! (Lustre) - Pink patina
Festive Delight (Lustre) - Bordeaux wine
Black Tied (Velvet) - Black with silver sparkle
Shadowly Lady (Matte) - Blackened plum

Eye Bags (US$45 / RM248):

These, um, eye bags (what a name! Imagine somebody going "Hey, I got my eye bags from MAC!" >.<) are really pretty! :D All shadows swatch beautifully, with the exeption of Celestial Black. I'm personally a huge fan of the MAC Technakohl liners because they're just sooo smooth and easy to use! :D

Iced Delights Eye Bag / Gold:
Baby, It's Cold... (Frost) - Butter yellow frost
Woodsmoke (Frost) - Muted emerald green
Brownborder Technakohl Liner - Deep chocolate brown
Zoomlash Fast Black - Deepest black
275SE brush

Iced Delights Eye Bag / Silver:
Silverwear (Frost) - Metallic lavender
Blue Spruce (Velvet) - Marine blue with lavender sparkle
Graphblack Technakohl Liner - Rich graphic black
Zoomlash Zoom Black - Deepest black
275SE brush

Iced Delights Eye Bag / Pearl:
Taupeless (Lustre) - Lavender pink
Celestial Black (Velvet) - Rich blue black with red pearl
Purple Dash Technakohl Liner - Intense purple
Zoomlash Fast Black - Deepest black
275SE brush

Iced Delights Lip Bags (US$38 / RM158) and Ice Delights Nail and Lip Bags (US$36 / RM158):

The mini nail polishes are SO CUTE! :D My personal favourite of the lot is the Rocking Nail and Lip Bag - the colors are just so vibrate and festive! :D

Iced Delights Lip Bag / Wintercool:
Creme d Nude Lipstick (Cremesheen) - Pale muted peach beige
Fashion Whim Cremesheen Glass - Pink flesh
Stripdown Lip Pencil - Creamy brown-beige

Iced Delights Lip Bag / Sultry:
I Love Winter Lipstick (Cremesheen) - Medium passionfruit
Deelight Cremesheen Glass - Raisonette
Boldly Bare Lip Pencil - Dirty red brown

Iced Delights Nail & Lip Bag / Rocking:
Kanga Rouge Lipstick (Amplified) - Bright red
Golden Blanket Lipglass - Translucent with silver pearl
Asiatique Nail Lacquer (Cream) - Bright cherry red

Iced Delights Nail & Lip Bag / Pure Drama:
Hang Up Lipstick (Cremesheen) - Deep berry
Frozen Lame Lipglass - Frosty nude
Vintage Vamp Nail Lacquer (Cream) - Rich deep retro wine

Ice Parade Viva Glam Melt Your Heart Lip Bag (US$36 / RM138):

These two lipsticks are really lovely, although Gaga is a little too pink for my sallow skin! :D I do think I've preached enough about Viva Glam lipsticks and the MAC Aids Fund, so I'll shuddap this time and leave your ears in peace already :P

Gaga (Lustre) - Pink. Read my review here.
Gaga 2 (Amplified) - Nude. Read my review here.

Fabulously Festive Face Kits (US$59.50 / RM288):

The Face kits are such an amazing deal! It easily costs double that amount if one were to purchase everything in this set individually! My local store, being a partner store, only had the Nordstrom Exclusive palette and not the rest, so I apologize for not having swatches for those.

Festive Frost Face Kit (Nordstrom Exclusive):

This palette is so so so SO PRETTY!!! The colors go so well together, and I thought this will make an amazing travel kit! :D

Once Upon a Time (Veluxe Pearl) - A repromote from last year's 6 Dashing Lassie palette
Expensive Pink (Veluxe Pearl) - This is a permanent shade.
Below Zero (Veluxe Pearl)
Embark (Matte) - This is a permanent shade.
Buff (Matte) - This is a permanent shade
Imagine This Lipstick (Amplified) - A repromote from last year's A Fabulous Fantasy lip palette
Tra-la-la Lipglass
Brushes - 129SE, 266SE and 275SE.

Not swatched:

Fabulously Festive Face Kit / Wintercool:
Phloof! (Frost) - Frosted off-white
Quarry (Matte) - Soft muted plum brown
Dance in the Dark (Matte) - Dark brown
Brun (Satin) - Muted blackish-brown
Mocha Blush (Matte) - Soft plum-pink
Hot Gossip Lipstick (Frost) - Medium pink
Emancipation Lipglass - Creamy light pink

Fabulously Festive Face Kit / Warm:
Golden Flurry (Lustre) - Nude sparkle
Omega (Matte) - Soft muted beige-taupe
Soft Brown (Matte) - Soft golden peachy-brown
Carbon (Matte) - Intense black
Seasonal Appeal Blush (Matte) - Adobe clay
Mellowarm Lipstick (Frost) - Medium peach
Join the Party Lipglass - Creamy pale peach
Brushes - 129SE, 266SE, 275SE

Make It Perfect Brush Kits (US$49.50 / RM268):

Last but not the least, the brush sets! :D It's no new news that the Special Edition brushes do not feel and perform the same as their full sized, handmade counterparts, but I'll have to say that this year's SE brushes feel alot more solid than the ones from the past 3 years! :)

Make It Perfect Brush Kit / Essential: 190 SE, 275 SE, 266 SE and 226 SE
Make It Perfect Brush Kit / Special Edition: 167 SE, 168 SE, 239 SE, 217 SE and 212 SE
Make It Perfect Brush Kit / Mineralize: 187 SE, 130 SE, 286 SE and 282 SE

Thats all for now! Didcha get anything? Annnnnnnd I'm finally done with assignments, at least for this month. I can go to bed now... Zzzzzz


  1. Hi Jen, are we getting the dazzlesphere mini gloss kit here?

  2. Hi Cliché! :D

    We usually do get them. They typically launch about 2 weeks after the holiday collection, but be prepared to wait up to a month here before it reaches! HTHs! :D

  3. I think I'll pass on this collection, thanks for the swatches.

  4. Most welcome Gio. I passed too, though i'll have to admit that the face kit almost went home with me! =X

  5. thanks for the swatches n all the pics!! :)
    but i skip the whole collection.

  6. Most welcome girl! :D You don't like this collection?

  7. ya.. don't like the color palettes one bit :( ... pink... silver... nude... hmm..

    the face kit really worth it though but..

    one thing one to blah with u thats the miss piggy collection?!! you know i would buy the whole single thing if they launch a massive collection which *must* when each and every thing comes with different muppet character embossed on every each of them!! lol! i love muppets! :)

    now just one single pink e/s??!! crazy!


  8. I SO agree with you!! I was really looking forward to having a Miss Piggy eyeshadow. But since its coming only in regular packaging, I was really disappointed! :( Even if they didn't want to put Miss Piggy on the eyeshadow pot, they could've made the whole eyeshadow pot hot pink or something!

  9. looks like a very promising collection. i love the crystal ice packaging the most :D


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