MAC Glitter & Ice Haul

November 1, 2011

It’s been a while since I’ve hauled from MAC, so this MAC Holiday 2011 collection was a welcome one to peruse. Based on the multi-coloured facets of snow and ice, Glitter & Ice sees a plethora of sparkly shades.

I purchased:

MAC Paint Pot in For Effect (S$35) – A creamy blackened charcoal with a host of multi-coloured micro-shimmer.

MAC Dazzleglass in She-zam (S$37) – A greyed-silver with loads of finely-milled glitter. The fuchsia sparkles give it a hint of mauve and I like that I can wear this on its own.

MAC Nail Lacquer in Unconditionally Fabulous (S$23) – A sparkly snow globe in a bottle. The round and hexagonal glitter bits remind me of a certain crinkly decorative cellophane. It’s pretty enough on its own but it will sparkle-ise and spiff up other nail hues when used as an overcoat.

The prices are slightly elevated, no thanks to the white packaging. Nonetheless, I’m glad the cap of the polish is shiny plastic and not that rubbery/plastic hybrid which tends to degenerate like NARS compacts.

The complete range of the Mineralize Eye Shadows in the Glitter & Ice collection have yet to arrive.

Also available at the counter are the Nordstrom-exclusive Festive Frost Face Kit and the Ice Parade sets. The palettes are so Clinique! Given that MAC and Clinique are both under Estée Lauder, I did wonder if they’d been produced at the same place. :P

Makeup musings aside, I’m certain these palettes will sell well, as they will appeal to people who enjoy complementary sets. I particularly like the shadow combination in the Cool Fabulously Festive Face Kit (on the right in the last photo) – it has a brown that can double up as a brow colour too.

All the sets are priced at S$110, I believe. Kudos to the MAC staff who set up the displays. According to Javen, the counter manager at Tangs Orchard, the display structures were shipped to them without building and product placement instructions, so they’d spent several hours putting them together.

Here is a closer look at the raised dome set into the palettes. Like a snow globe, the silver glitter is suspended in a liquid, drifting and swirling when the compact is tilted or moved about. A touch gimmicky but a fun product to own, nonetheless.

As with all MAC holiday collections, these products are limited edition…you might see them resurface at an Estée Lauder or MAC sale, though. ;) That said, I was told that these are very limited in quantities, so the likelihood of that happening is slim. If you like something, just buy it; there’s no knowing if you’ll ever be able to find it again. It’s ok to splurge for the holidays, anyhow! :)

Posted in: cream eyeshadows | hauls | holiday makeup | lipgloss | mac | nails | swatches

13 Responses to MAC Glitter & Ice Haul

  1. November 1, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Very pretty! So wintery!

    • makeupmag
      November 1, 2011 at 2:17 am

      Hi Jamilla,

      I know~! I couldn’t resist the sparkles. :D

  2. kas
    November 1, 2011 at 2:42 am

    “Its ok to splurge for the holidays, anyhow!” – I cldn’t agree more! Nice shots of the counter displays!

    • makeupmag
      November 1, 2011 at 2:48 am

      Hi Kas,

      Thanks but they were taken with my iPhone – not the best pics, really! Did you get your bag? I got mine when I bought For Effect (caved in the end because it’s such a me-shade. :P).

  3. kas
    November 1, 2011 at 2:56 am

    Not yet! I ended up only at ION where they had Shimmermint Mineralised eyeshadow and you know me + greens + Mineralised shadows … Ahem. The bag looks awesome in the first shot. I think I have the envelopey bag frm last year .. Or was it the previous year? Somewhere in my room. Ya, For Effect is too awesome pretty to pass on – and u’ll (me too) will use it till we hit jar for sure!

    • makeupmag
      November 2, 2011 at 1:15 am

      Hey Kas,

      The sparkles show up extremely well! :D

  4. kas
    November 1, 2011 at 2:58 am

    Such rubbish english in my last sentence. Ahhh, the “effect” of Holiday Collections! :P

  5. November 1, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Unconditionally Fabulous is exactly how it’s named! love love love glitters!

    • makeupmag
      November 2, 2011 at 1:16 am

      Hi MereMakeupManiac,

      I know – it’s so aptly named! :D

  6. November 1, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Saw some really bad reviews of the palettes online and I swatched them in stores and was really disappointed. The pigmentation was terrible. I was planning on spending a ton on the palettes but I changed my mind. Oh well.

    • makeupmag
      November 2, 2011 at 1:16 am

      Hi GirlsHeartsMakeup,

      Money saved for better collections, I say! :D

  7. Rita
    November 18, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Are the face kits still available? The wintercool and warm I think..

    Anyone bot it? N how much???


    • makeupmag
      November 27, 2011 at 2:00 am

      Hi Rita,

      I think they’re still available. I can’t recall the price. You could call the counters to check. Good luck~ :)

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