oh. my. GOD.
THIS PACKAGING. THESE SHIMMERS. I SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT MORE. One would think I’d know this lesson by now!
In typical fashion, I went to Nordstrom and ordered a few presale items from the Mac Snowball Holiday collection. These went so fast, I’m having major FOMO about the pieces I liked but didn’t like enough to buy on the spot…
Heres a look I did, and a small self-timer photoshoot I did in my favorite sweater and bralette combo. Channeling my inner freshman, but with better hair and makeup. Here I’m wearing both the highlighter and eyeshadow I mention down below, and yes of course I used the new brushes to create this look! It’s seriously so easy, just a little warm toned brown in the crease and then use some setting spray with the shimmer shadow on the lid, and lashes…. bam! Instant, wearable but still not too boring smokey eye. Smudge some shimmery black/brown on the lash line and you’re ready to go out.
But alas, the three pieces I did buy… lets talk about them!!
I’ve swatched them about 20 times and have worn them since last Thursday, which explains why the beautiful snowflake embossment has been buffed out for the most part on the eyeshadow I got. But I couldn’t resist! These shades and shimmers were so beautiful. I got the shadow called “It’s Snowing”, which is now sold out. All of the single pot shadows sold out literally the day of the release! Not surprised tbh.
This shade is a rosey, frosted mauve. It has a beautiful warm tone, I think it would be beautiful with all skin tones. I’ve been making a super neutral smokey eye with this guy since I got it. Using Fix Plus or setting spray really make the shimmer come out but it’s just as beautiful on it’s own!
Next, I got the face kit! It comes with a sequin cosmetic bag, a fluffy fan brush and the highlighter “Whisper of Gilt”. This is the most beautiful gold tone highlighter! I love what it looks like on me but honestly I can see this having the most impact on someone with a darker complexion. I’m definitely going to be scouring my darker skin beauty bloggers instagram’s and youtube’s to see what this looks like on them.
This brush though guys…. Usually things that come in value kits like this are slightly lesser quality…. not this one! Just the same quality of all your other favorite MAC brushes. I’ve been looking for a super dense and fluffy fan brush for months. I was so excited when I saw this little kit. And the size of the brush is perfect for traveling!
Lastly, I picked up the Snowball Mini Brush Kit. Like I just mentioned, the size of these brushes is perfect for traveling. Since I have quite a few trips planned over the next year I jumped right on this kit. It was $30 and you get three brushes, one crease brush, a face brush and a liner brush. Basically all ya need on a normal day!
This one also came with a small carrying bag, but it’s so small I honestly think I am going to throw it in my locker at work with some spare tampons and advil inside. Always gotta be prepared!
All in all, I’m so impressed with this collection and I wish I would have bought more of it when I had the chance! Most of the lipsticks are sold out now and everything else is slowly going too…. Get out to your closest Nordstrom/Macy’s/MAC store, get your glittery little paws on this stuff!! **heart eyes for daaaays**
Things I bought:
“It’s Snowing” eyeshadow is out of stock and not posted anywhere online anymore 😦