18 December 2012

MAC Glamour Daze Collection for Holiday 2012 Swatches & Review

I've been meaning to get this post out for a few weeks now but life has caught up with me! I just finished school last month and now I have a part-time gig O_O lol! I've been trying not to go too crazy on holiday related products and posts because most seasonal themed items are limited edition and trying to get them published BEFORE they're sold out can be a bit overwhelming.

Anywho, MAC released a couple holiday collections last month and I ordered a few items from Glamour Daze for Holiday 2012. It's a really pretty collection with a nice selection of very wearable and versatile shades. They also have a few gift sets that would make fab stocking stuffer's ^_^ Check out a few pics and swatches of a few of the items I purchased below, along with my review.

MAC Outrageously Fun & Dramatic Encounter Lipstick 

Outrageously Fun & Dramatic Encounter

MAC Outrageously Fun Lipstick

MAC Dramatic Encounter Lipstick

MAC Flight of Fancy Lipglass

MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil

MAC Nail Lacquer
In The Limelight & Everything That Glitters

MAC Glamour Daze In The Limelight Nail Lacquer

MAC Glamour Daze Everything That Glitters Nail Lacquer

Glow: I'll start with the lipsticks and gloss. I'll admit I was a bit overly anxious when buying a couple of these. Normally before I place an order I wait until I see swatches of the colors from other blogs to determine whether or not I really like the shades. Unfortunately I didn't do that this time and was a little disappointed when I saw Outrageously Fun in person. It's way brighter than I had anticipated and I just really didn't think that the shade would work well with my skin-tone. It's sort of a neon/pastel pink, it's really pretty but I'm still skeptical on whether or not I like it on me. Dramatic Encounter lipstick is a maroon with brownish undertones - I like it but I'm not sure that I'd wear it on a regular basis. Flight of Fancy lipglass has a wine colored shade with subtle shimmer and I can definitely see myself wearing this more so than the lipsticks. The Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline is a deep, rich black which in the photos I'm wearing on my waterline. The 2 nail lacquers In The Limelight and Everything That Glitters I am absolutely in love with! I sorta have this thing for holo-glitters and pastel greens now and both are really beautiful. 

Glare: I don't know if it's just me or just the brand but I've noticed that some of the formulas on lighter shades such as Outrageously Fun don't go on as smooth as other shades. It's hard to explain but the texture feels kinda crumbly? and just hard to get a smooth, even, coverage. This is my first time trying an eyeliner from MAC and I must say that I'm not too impressed with Feline. I hope their other liners are better. This one smudges and doesn't really stay in place on me. I've definitely had better experiences with drugstore brands than this. I do love both nail lacquers and the formula is pretty decent; however I don't think they're worth the price. $17.50 is riDAMNdiculous for a brand that caters more so to makeup than polish. MAC's regular priced polishes are $16. I'm not sure what the extra $1.50 was for with these, maybe because they're limited edition? Either way both prices are too high. I'm a polish connoisseur and have seen much better quality in brands that are half that price. Soooo yeah, I surely own't be buying MAC's polishes by the masses. 

Would I Recommend It? You know, the collection is really cute and I am pretty satisfied with most of the items I chose. The entire Glamour Daze collection has a nice selection of soft and earthy shades. If you like sparkle Everything That Glitters is a must-have. Other than that there's really nothing strikingly special to me. 

Where To Buy: Glamour Daze is a limited edition collection for the holidays and because of that, the availability of some of the items is scarce or sold out. To see more items from the collection and what's still available please visit www.maccosmetics.com.

Product(s) in this post were purchased by me.


  1. Love the Dramatic Encounter Lipstick such a gorgeous shade :)

    1. It's definitely a nice Fall/Winter shade! Thanks for stopping by JoJo :-)

  2. I'm loving In The Limelight! Lemme find out you got Senegalese Twists! Nice!


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