Gift-ables for Holiday 2015: Viva Glam, Enchanted Eve, Irresistibly Charming
There are some people who are so devoted to M.A.C. Cosmetics they wouldn’t even consider wearing anything else. When it comes to holiday gifting, some of the most covet-able gifts are always from M.A.C.
M.A.C. Cosmetics always has a huge selection of gifts in every price point and interest, skin tones, colors, and formulas, for the M.A.C. devotee (Oh! Joy!) and for anyone who loves high performance, beautifully packaged beauty gifts. There are so many different gift ideas We can’t show all of the photos from Holiday 2015: Viva Glam, Enchanted Eve,and Irresistibly Charming, but we’ve given you the details. All holiday is limited edition, and some of the products in them are as well.
The Advice Sisters have selected a few of these products that we know will delight to the ladies on your gift list. After you’ve seen this review, we suggest you hurry to your nearest M.A.C. Cosmetics Counter or store, and get your favorites before they are all gone (collectors go wild for these special edition items and they snap them up like treasures).
Make yours holiday a merry M.A.C.-Mass!
M.A.C. Enchanted Eve Collection: AdvicesSisters say: This is a big collection, with gifts for eyes, lips, face, brushes, makeup bags and more, all with the new for 2015, signature mirrored details in purple, blue, turquoise and green. The products are not just fun and holiday-fab, these sets are great values, too.
M.A.C. says: “Get ready for an enchanted evening that won’t stop until dawn. Play it cool this holiday with eyes done up in deep smoky hues, and lips in tones that boldly lead the way for a night of unexpected thrills. Jazz it up with new Colourdrenched Pigment, whose highly pearlized creamy hues glisten against skin. Lips let loose and live a little, playing nocturnal notes of dusky lilac, ruby rouge and luxe blackened plum. Out on the town, velvet-hued eyes swing to an elegant vibe as ebonized blue and navy join classic noir for a look that’s smoking haute. Nails set the mood in metallic, and Mineralize Skinfinish lights the way with its signature shimmering glow. The magic is in the night, darlings. Let’s have some fun.”
You never know where the night might take you (let’s have some fun, indeed!). New M∙A∙C Enchanted Eve Eyeshadow x6 Eye Compacts ($39.50) are fun to look at, with six eye shadows (the Enchanted Eve Lip Lipstick Kit ($25.00) has three Lipsticks pans (pinks, or corals) nestled into a hard sided compact all with the signature, mirrored trim for 2015. The photo above shows Enchanted Eyes in “warm,” with earthy browns and ivories, with various shimmer, matte and perle (some intense colors, some sheer) to suit whatever look you want. If you look at the rundown of all the products below my reviews of Enchanted Eve, you’ll see that there is also a navy and a mauve version. The Enchanted Eve Lipstick For the lip or the eye product lover, these are fantastic values and great gifts.
Some of our favorite beauty gifts of the year, are the M∙A∙C Enchanted Eve Lip and Eye Bags ($39.50). They’re coordinated products for eyes or lips in stylish little clutches that are great to tuck into a tote. The Lip Bags feature chic shades of Lipstick, Lipglass and Lip Pencil all in either pink, nude or red. Tucked into the Enchanted Eve Eye Bags are a glamorizing quartet: Pro Longwear Paint Pot plus Haute & Naughty Lash , Fluidline eye liner and a brush to apply them (smokey, neutral or plum). We sampled the red Enchanted Eve Lip Bag. When you have a coordinated lip liner, lipstick and gloss, it’s glamorous and easy to wear red. The lipstick in this set is a tone cooler than the more neutral favorite, M.A.C. red, Ruby Woo, but it is a more modern, moist matte that looks less “dry” and kinder to Winter weary lips. The lipstick is very long lasting, too! For evening allure, just slick on the coordinating lip gloss, but line your lips first with the pencil to keep everything from migrating (the lip pencil leaves a bit of color even when the other products have been “mistletoe-kissed” away.
If you love makeup, you know that you can’t ever have enough brushes. The fantastic M∙A∙C Enchanted Eve Brush Kits – Basic, Essentials and Mineralize give you all that you need to make your looks last longer and get people thinking you had a makeup artist on hand. There are five different brush sets, all nestled into a box for gifting with a super slim clutch (with signature mirrored trim and snap closure) that holds the brushes is lined in nylon with a secure snap closure. I honestly think the brush bag makes a really nice slim wallet, and it’s also great for holding all those small items in your handbag that tend to hide in the bottom of the bag. Of course, you can also keep your brushes in it.We tried the Enchanted Eve “Essentials” Brush Kit Basic ($52.50/ $140 Value). There are three different sets (Essentials, Basics, Mineralize) specifically designed for various products and uses. The brushes have 5″ handles with full-sized heads, and ferules of blue, purple and teal. The actual brushes in the set we tried (Essentials) had white bristles and included: 168 Large Angled Contour Brush, 133 Small Cheek Brush, 221 Mini Tapered Blending Brush, 239 Eye Shading Brush, 219 Pencil Brush. These brushes are great for travel, but another thing I really like about the Enchanted Eve Brush sets is that the entire set will fit into your handbag or into the larger, Enchanted Eve Eye and Lip bags shown above. The kit is so slim, it won’t take up much room in a suitcase, either.
Are you ready to have an Enchanted Eve? Here’s the rundown on the entire Enchanted Eve by M.A.C. collection
More M.A.C. -mass gifts – M.A.C. Irresistibly Charming:
M.A.C. Irresistibly Charming Collection: AdvicesSisters say: The Irresistibly Charming collection is also large featuring holiday dazzlers. There are sparkly Pigments for eyes, super-shiny Lip Glosses, and mini-sticks of Patent Polish. What’s cute about these is the re-useable hard sided box into which four, mini (but not tiny) sized color-coordinated products are nestled. Although the hard sided box with the full four products make a great gifts, if you’re on a budget, break up the set, tie with a ribbon, and it still makes an nice stocking stuffer.
M.A.C. says: “Lose yourself in the magic of the evening, where adventure and the seductiveness of midnight await. Sparked by an Irresistibly Charming allure, mini kits of Cremesheen Glass and Dazzle Glass, Patentpolish Lip Pencil, and Pigment and Glitter feature eye-catching hues that strut across the face in icy nudes, glitter-flecked purples, and fearless pinks and rouge. The night is young. Anything can happen,”
Anything might happen (as M.A.C. suggests) if your lips are pouty enough. These Irresistibly Charming Lip Gloss sets ($35.00) will do the job, nicely. They arrive in hard sided plastic box es with interior mirror and elastic closure (and the signature mirrored M.A.C. trim) . There are three different sets of four lip products and (see below for a round-up of all the colors and sets in this collection). We sampled the Irresistibly Charming Lip Gloss set in pink. The compact holds four fabulous, smaller-sized Cremesheen Glass Lip Glosses in light, medium and dark shades of pink, and one sheer shimmery sheer, pink-ish Dazzleglass lip gloss (“Sugar Rimmed”). There are also three different Pigments and Glitter sets, and two mini-Patent Polish lip sets as well. See our reviews of these products on advicesisters.com by typing in their names in our search box at the right hand top side of every page. Obviously, you can keep the products clean and at-the-ready in their own compact, or re-purpose them to hold little treasures.
Are you ready to be Irresistibly Charming? Here’s the rundown on the entire Irrestibly Charming by M.A.C. Collection
PIGMENTS AND GLITTER KIT/PURPLE | $35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CDN | LIMITED EDITION
One more Thing: M·A·C VIVA GLAMOROUS Miley Cyrus – Gifts that give back!
Love her or not, Miley Cyrus rocks the world, and she knows how to make a statement on stage or in person. She is the M.A.C. Viva Glam 2015 spokesperson, so naturally she has her own gift-able Viva Glamorous Gift Set ($35.00) featuring a sexy, hot pink Lipstick and matching pearly, shimmery LipgGlass. Not shown in the photo, there’s also a Viva Glam Miley Cyrus II’ Tinted Lipglass (Limited Edition)$15.00 in bright orange. I’m not sure it’s going to flatter everyone, but like Miley, it makes a fashion statement! *There is also a Viva Glam Holiday Compact ($25.00) with three, iconic , VIVA GLAM shades (Viva Glam Lipstick I in rusted red, Viva Glam Lipstick II in a satin soft warm [pinky-beige with shimmer, and Viva Glam Lipstick V in a frost mid-tone rose with gold pearlized pigments). When you buy VIVA GLAM products, 100% of the selling pric goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.