MAC has unleashed a parade of frosty, glittery, and icy goodies for Holiday 2011.After a brief beauty brain freeze, I decided upon MAC Ice Parade Silver Iced Delights Eye Bag
as the one kit I had to have. I fell in love with the eyeshadow duo of silver lilac and darkened teal with copper shimmer. I also liked how the components of the set were mostly full sized, and not in limited edition packaging. The Silver Delights Eye Bag included the Silverwear / Blue Spruce eyeshadow duo, a Full size Zoom Fast mascara, a Full-size Technakohl eyeliner in GraphBlack, a MAC 275SE angled eyeshadow brush, and a futuristic silver cosmetics pouch.
The cosmetics pouch is a reflective silver. The circle on the front is just decorative, and non-functional. The zipper pull is a long clear plastic rod with sparkles. It's not huge, but it holds the few products I like to tote around with me during the day.
I'm actually quite pleased with all the components of the set. The MAC 275SE
is a fluffy angled eyeshadow brush. It works quite will with Blue Spruce eyeshadow below. It's nice for applying and blending a pigmented shadow , and I find the angle to be helpful for going along the lashline. The length of the brush actually isn't too short, so it's easy to work with. I only wish that MAC would make more high quality synthetic shadow brushes, instead of the default fur/natural fibers; I'd really go nuts over these sets! I'm quite impressed with MAC Technakohl liner in Graphblack
. It's a twist-up crayon type eyeliner. I love twist-ups because they're so convenient and I don't risk tugging my eye with pencil shards. I was surprised at the staying power (on top of primer and shadow of course). It is similar to my NARS Larger Than Life eyeliner,
except the diameter of the crayon was smaller. This is great, since I can draw a thinner line. Graphblack has been my go to liner for the past week. I'm considering buying another color in the future. I haven't opened MAC Zoom Fast Black Lash mascara
Finally, here is the star of the show: MAC Silverwear
and Blue Spruce eyeshadow duo
is a pale frosty silver lilac. It's a
frost eyeshadow. It is difficult to get the pretty lilac to show up
well. The swatch below required a couple layers I still like this color, despite
sheerness. I think it adds a nice lilac sheen and brightness to the
eyes. It's a nice balance to the more pigmented Blue Spruce. MAC Blue Spruce
is a velvet eyeshadow. It's a darkened teal shadow with copper sparkles. The texture is very nice, smooth, pigmented, and blendable. The mixture of dark blue and green tones made this quite special. It's a nice alternative to a standard navy blue shadow. You can see comparison swatches in my NARS Mandchourie post
. My only complaint is that there is a little fall out when applying Blue Spruce. It may be a side effect of a lot fine pigment on a fluffy brush during application, however, a little always makes it under my eyes.
Overall, I find the MAC Ice Parade Silver Iced Delights Bag
to be a nice set. I'm happy to have this eyeshadow duo. I think the colors are different from colors available in the MAC permanent collection, and they make an interesting and unexpected holiday duo. I'm pleased with the other components of the kit as well, so it was worth it for me.
Thanks for reading! Have you gifted yourself with any MAC holiday lately? Is teal and lilac a bizarre holiday combination? Do you have any MAC basics (liner, mascara, etc.) that deserve more attention than they get?
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Blue Spruce is gorgeous! I got the Fedtive Frost Face Kit and I really like it!ReplyDelete
Blue Spruce looks amazing!!ReplyDelete
I'm also a fan of Blue Spruce! Love the glint of gold within. Everything looks lovely, Dovey! Enjoy! :)ReplyDelete
ooo I hope you like the zoom fast black! I think it's great!ReplyDelete
Your photographs of Blue Spruce are really tempting me! I think your new found love of unusual and wearable blue shadows is catching as I just can't resist them now! From Parisian Skies to Mandchourie I want them all!ReplyDelete
Jamilla- that did seem like a good kit =)ReplyDelete
Sabrina- thank you!
Liz - me too--- the sparkle makes it a special!
Kelly - I'm excited to try it once I finish my current tube!
Jessica - I'm glad I can share the love of blues =D
That blue is gorgeous! Nothing from this collection caught my eye originally, but that blue...wow. :)ReplyDelete
WOW. Blue Spruce looks gorgeous!!ReplyDelete
This looks like a great little kit! I always look forward to seeing what MAC has to offer at this time of the year :) The eye duo looks very pretty :)ReplyDelete