Wednesday, February 15, 2012

MAC Glitter and Ice - Fabulously Festive Face Kit (Warm) : Review

Hey everyone,

So I love make up and have been tracking the MAC Glitter and Ice collection ever since it was launched in the US.Was thrilled when it was launched in India and finally in Mumbai last week and I quickly snapped up the Festive Kit in Warm!

They had three face kits available in Warm,Cool and Frost.The Frost was a Nordstorm exclusive in the US but was available in my neighbourhood MAC store :-)

I tried on all 3 and while each of them was great,I thought that the warm one had shades that were most wearable and buildable to wear on a daily basis.

Price : Rs.3,250

What you get :

1.A pouch in the glitter and ice theme colours : The pouch is not much to write home about.The quality isn't that good.The external packaging and packaging quality on the other sets like the gloss and pigment sets was much better.I particularly loved the uber cute globes!

2.Three short handled brushes - 275SE,266SE,129SE : The brushes come with cute glitter handles and though they aren't as good as the full sized ones,they definitely are not bad either.They get the job done pretty well and are really great to carry in your bag or make up pouch as well.

3.Lipstick - Mellowarm (Frost) : The colour is an orangish coral and may come off with a little bit of a reddish base on some people.If you don't like the red you can cut it by lining your lips with a nude or light brown liner first,totally neutralises the red.But I quite like the lisptick,it's opaque and finish is quite creamy and not really frosty.Looks great as a lipstain as well if you just dab (not apply) on your lips.

4.Lipglass - Join The Party : It's peach coloured and a little milky.Looks totally nude on Indian skin tones when applied by itself,will not was you out but there will be no colour either.Good to wear alone when all you want is just shine on your lips.But it's great to wear over Mellowarm as it tones down the colour and gives it a nice sheen.

5.Eyeshadows - Golden Flurry (Lustre),Soft Brown (Matte),Omega (Matte),Carbon (Matte) : The eyeshadows in this kit are really neat.
- Golden Flurry is a light glittery pink which will work great as a highlighter.I think its a tad less pigmented to show up alone on Indian skin though if it does post working on some primer then it'll look really awesome.I love the colour.
- Soft Brown is my favouritest eyeshadow in this kit.As the name suggests,a really soft shade of brown,think the lightest shade of melted milk chocolate.It's really understated and a super everyday wear colour.Blended with Carbon or Omega or even worn all alone,it simply looks great with just a thin line of eyeliner.
- Omega : This is a dirty,ochre like brown and does not so much for my skin but is good as a blender to create a two toned eye.
- Carbon : A matte black,the holy grail of the smokey eye.This shadow is wonderful to use as a base,as a liner,to blend or to simply highlight the corners.It's a great all rounder and can work wonders when used right.I see myself hitting the pan quickly on this one.

6.Blush - Seasonal Appeal (Matte) : Peachy brown in colour,looks great even with only one swipe.I like the colour and it's a great day wear blush.The matte finish makes it look discreet and the colour pay off is good.

Final Words : I think the kit is great value for money considering that each MAC item costs an average of Rs.1,000.Also,the normal eyeshadows are 1.5 gms and cost Rs.900 - Rs.950 whereas in this kit each shadow is 1.6 gms! So considering the number of items,the wearability of colours and the fact that the quality of each product (except the brushes!) remains the same, I say its definitely worth checking out.

Hope you liked the review,would be great to hear your comments and views. :-)