Made a quick stop at Nordstrom this afternoon, and couldn’t resist playing a little at the MAC counter. I thought I wasn’t interested in MAC’s holiday offerings, but after a little swatching, I may be changing my tune.
Overall, I was really impressed by the shades in this palette. Fair Sex is sheer, but seemingly by design. Deception and Romance Me are lovely (though dupe-able). Frisco is an incredible matte: creamy, opaque, and impressively pigmented, especially for a pale shade. The disappointment was Shadowy Lady–extremely dry, though it still seemed workable.
I was also intrigued walking past the Stroke of Midnight Violet Lip Bag. The lipstick included — Dark Deed (Amplified) — was a beautiful, rich, slightly vampy claret shade. But I noticed while scanning MAC’s permanent collection that the LE (repromoted) Dark Deed was exceedingly similar to another Amplified lipstick from the permanent line: Dark Side. So I’ll probably skip the lip bag, and go for just the lipstick if I decide I desperately need a deep blue-based red.
And I have to admit, they’ve got me thinking very hard about the pigment/glitter sets from the Nocturnals collection as well.
What about you all? Anything tempting you from MAC’s Holiday collections?