MAC // HOLIDAY 2014 HEIRLOOM MIX

And now for MAC’s holiday offerings.

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Heirloom Mix, MAC’s holiday collection, revolves mostly around neutrals, berries and pinks, with of course, a few compulsory reds. I received two of the lipsticks from the collection to try, and I was very excited once I saw them–a bright, hot pink and deep, berry red (a shade which I’ve been wanting to add to my collection).IMG_4960

The limited edition packaging, perfect shades and great formula were winning me over already.

Although these are matte shades, they are super creamy on application, and I would even argue have a slightly shiny finish. These are not the uber-dry matte of Ruby Woo.

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Apologies in advance–it’s difficult to get enough light in your photos when you arrive home from work and it’s pitch black outside. I’ll keep working at the light settings.

First for the bright pink: No Faux Pas. This one was practically foolproof to apply, and gives pretty good coverage–I could still see a few freckles coming through, but this could easily be remedied with a base of concealer before application. Otherwise, I love it. This is the more matte of the two.

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The pink-tinged, deep red, Salon Rouge, is described as a clean berry, and this is exactly what it is. Totally perfect, and exactly what I was hoping for. Great coverage, too with a semi-matte finish. Perhaps a bit more creamy than the latter, Salon Rouge would be more likely to move with eating and drinking.

This one, however, left an amazing raspberry stain on the lips. If you’re not too keen on lipsticks, you could definitely apply this, leave it on for a few minutes, then carefully wipe off with a tissue for a great look that won’t budge.IMG_4991 IMG_4992

The Heirloom Mix is limited edition, so be sure to pick up these great lipsticks before they’re gone or sold out!

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