In high school, I always asked for a lipgloss set for Christmas. For me, it was a simple but essential gift. I’d have a tube to keep in my car, locker, and bathroom. Plus, who doesn’t run out of makeup at the end of the year? For some reason, this was the gift I’d always open first. Every single year. Obviously, beauty and Christmas go hand-in-hand for me, which is why I'm so stoked for MAC's 2014 holiday collection.
Looking back, it was a weird tradition, but so many brands offer holiday beauty gifts, so it’s hard not to get into the spirit. And what is MAC rolling out this year? Red lipstick! Dark eyeshadow! GLITTER! So much glitter. In typical MAC fashion, they promise dark green and purple colors that are not made for your Grandma. After all — a company with a Rocky Horror Show make up collection isn’t going to stick to a neutral shadow.
The holiday season should be a time to have fun with your beauty routine. I usually stick to the essentials, but it’s always fun to add a touch of sparkle. It is Christmas, after all. There’s no reason why your tree should have more sparkle than you. Plus, we have to figure out some way to look cute at ugly sweater parties. Sure, it may be a tad early to start thinking about the holidays (looking at you, Kmart Christmas commercial on my TV right now) but since everything rolls out so early nowadays, why not spread some festive cheer? Hey, maybe it’ll bump us up on Santa’s nice list.
This year's offerings are split up into three parts. First, there's the Heirloom Mix, which is most similar to a regular MAC launch, with eye shadows, lipsticks and glosses, liners, blush, nail polish, and loose in deep reds, jewel tones, and sparkling metallics. It hits stores October 23.
Next up, there's the Keepsakes Exclusives, which are cute little giftable brush sets, makeup bags, and makeup brushes in loads of different color schemes, so you can stuff everyone's stocking just the way they like it. These gems also hit stores with the Heirloom Mix on October 23.
Finally, coming to MAC stores near you on November 6, are the Objects Of Affection. These sets are perfect for splitting up amongst your favorite friends, since they come with four or five lip glosses, pigments, or nail polishes in a bunch of different shades. There's plenty of glitter for everyone, guys.
Drooling commences... now.
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