I stopped by the MAC counter a couple of days ago and picked up 3 things from the new Glitter and Ice holiday collection for Christmas 2011. The collection looks amazing and I love the white packaging. The collection is pretty big and I am sure that there must be something for everyone. The Christmas gift sets look great and I will definitely be added some to my Christmas wish list! These are the item that I purchased from the Holiday Colour part of the collection:
I really like MAC's mineralize eyeshadows and I am loving the colour green at the moment so Shimmermint was a bit of a must have for me! MAC describe it as a 'pale green melange'. It has quite good colour pay off and is nice and sparkly too. I haven't had too many problems with fall out which I was expecting due to the amount of shimmer in the shadow. When I visited the MAC counter and purchased this item I was wearing a mixture of 2 Makeup Forever purple shadows in numbers 9 and 92, the MAC artist smudged Shimmermint, using a 217 brush, in the inner corners of my eye and under the lower lashline and it looked great!
This item was recommended to me by the MAC artist. I usually use a gel liner on my upper lashline and a pencil (usually MAC's Feline and Smoulder) on my waterlines. The MAC artist suggested this liner as it apparently sets better in the waterline and lasts longer. Smooth Manoeuvre is described as a 'black with pearl.' I have used it a couple of times now and I really like it, I think that it does last longer and glides onto the waterlines much easier than my usual pencil.
Dazzleglass in Love Alert:
MAC's Dazzleglasses are incredible! They are super sparkly and I can't have too many of them! I have had my eye on Love Alert for a while now (it is a part of the permanent line) and seen as I really like the Glitter and Ice white packaging I decided that it was time to get it! Love Alert is described as a 'raspberry red with red pearl'. It is the perfect colour for the festive season and looks great when worn alone or over a lipstick.
(L to R) Shimmermint, Love Alert, Smooth Manoeuvre
You can purchase these items from MAC Online. Have you purchased anything from the Glitter and Ice collection? Let me know what you think in the comments section below!