As the party season approaches and dates on our calendar progressively mark soirees of glitz, glam and glitter aplenty, one simply needs to sparkle like they are at one of Gatsby’s lavish bashes.
To celebrate Mac Cosmetics’ launch of their 2017 Snowball Holiday collection, I was kindly invited by the lovely artists at Mac to an exclusive event where I had the opportunity to try out the products the instant it hit the counter!
The twilight blanket of the early-November evening slowly encapsulated the city, with the glistening lights adorned across the shopping precinct twinkled above as I strolled to the store.
I walked through the doors, tucked away in one of the seats reserved for the attendees and waited for the first instalment of the event: the makeup demos using the products from the collection.
The two party looks produced from the makeup demos had a focus on glowing skin and a smokey eye; a dark sultry one and a gorgeous golden one, using the eyeshadow palettes. These looks clearly emphasised the strong versatility throughout the collection and demonstrated there’s something for everyone.
After the makeup demos, we were invited out onto the shop floor to get a closer inspection of the Snowball Collection and the opportunity to try out the products ourselves!
Left: Snowball Face Bag with Extra Dimension Skinfinish Powder (£35.00) | Right: Impalpable Glare Powder (£24.50)
‘Tis the season to GLOW. These two finishing powders were highly coveted by many; with every reason to be so from the pigmentation to the snowflake engraving and gorgeous rose-gold packaging.
The Snowball Eye Bag comes in two different smokey ranges: pink and gold, as shown above. Each bag comes with an Extra Dimension Eyeshadow Duo, In Extreme Dimension Lash & Technakohl Liner.
A perfect gift for those aspiring to branch out into the world of glamorous smokey eye makeup with lashes for days!
These eye compacts were used at the makeup demos and I was so impressed with the versatility in shades and eye looks. These palettes have curated universal shades suitable for any time of the year. Consisting of matte and shimmer shades, you will be able to create looks for day and night!
I love a good lip kit. Oscar Wilde once said one can never have too many lip kits, or was that something about never being over-dressed & over-educated? Hmm…
Nevertheless, the Snowball Holiday Range offers a contrast of lip kit shades: from red to nude. The two core combinations for any killer party outfit. Both lip kits come with a full-size lipstick, Lipglass and Pro Longwear Lip Pencil to keep that pout looking pretty.
There are so many things I love about MAC Cosmetics’ Shadescents. The concept of transitioning cult-favourite shades from their lipstick range into matching fragrances is so innovative!
This season, be sure to pair your favourite lip shade with its complementary scent. The bold colour from the bullet of the lipstick and the fresh fragrance from the shadescent is a combination not to be missed this winter!
Snowball Mini Lipstick Kit (£25.00 each)
The Snowball Mini Lipstick kit are the cutest little lip products I have come across! The kit comes in a pack of three with a gorgeous sparkly disco ball clutch bag. The lipsticks range in red, nude, and pink with shades designed for the Holiday Collection.
These are perfect on-the-go to long distance destinations or quick touch-ups without taking up too much space in your bag!
The Snowball Mini Lipstick Kit also comes in the MAC Classics range. These consist of 12 cult-favourite shades well known across the board: from Velvet Teddy and Ruby Woo to Diva and Whirl, in a special shade-matching metallic deco. A great starter-pack for anyone entering the world of MAC Cosmetics Lipsticks.
Snowball Mini Lip Gloss Kit (£25.00)
The Snowball Mini Lip gloss kit comes in three tubes of glossy goodness of playful shades in a Cremesheen Glass or Vamplify finish. The formula is creamy with a bold colour pay-off on the lips. The lip glosses are long-wearing with long-term hydration and has a non-stick and non-tacky formula.
Snowball Brush Kit in Mini (£30.00)
With all these perfect on-the-go products, you’ll need some perfect on-the-go tools to apply them! The Snowball Brush Kit in Mini feature a pack of one powder brush, one rounded shadow brush and one angled liner / brow brush. The bristles are soft and gentle to the touch of the skin.
For those wanting to expand their apparatus, the Snowball Brush Kit also comes in a “Basic” range for the individuals starting out which have a prominent focus on creating a natural finish, and an “Advanced” range for the people looking for some extra definition.
The brushes create a flawless finish with their soft and delicate bristles. Both kits come in a matching foiled bag for ease of storage.
My Top 3 Buys from the Collection:
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I was invited to the event by the team, but all views are my own and not affiliated with MAC Cosmetics.