Thursday, October 23, 2008

Swatches: MAC Passions of Red Collection (Holiday 2008 Pt. 1)

I honestly didn't pick up a single thing from this least not yet. I pretty much just went to Nordies to swatch these before I went home. They looked a bit ordinary to me at the time I was there, and the colors looked like something I would already have. However, the more I look at the swatches, and think about it, I think I might have to pick up a couple of the eye shadow palettes. The warm eyes palette is calling me! They look so pretty. And how pretty is the blue in the Classic Eyes palette? I'm not one who can rock blue eyeshadow, but that blue is just gorgeous. I don't know if I feel the same about the rest of the eyes shadow in that palette though.

Maybe it's this phase that I'm just having with palettes? But really how pretty is the warm eyes one? It's pretty universal if you ask me.

Release Date: October 23, 2008

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Fascinating Ruby: 6 Smokey Eyes
Scant - Creamy white with pink pearl (Frost)
Satin Taupe - Taupe brown with silvery bronze shimmer (Frost) (Permanent)
Dark Devotion - Black brown (Matte)
Gorgeous - Light silver with white pearl (Matte)
Ambiance - Cool mid-tone grey with silver sparkle (Velvet}
Carbon - Intense black (Matte) (Permanent)

Intriguing Scarlet: 6 Warm Eyes
Warm Suede
- Frosty antiqued golden olive (Veluxe Pearl)
Grand Entrance - Dirty deep green with green pearl (Satin)
Real Drama - Dirty burgundy with red pearl (Satin)
Gentle Heat - Light muted grey taupe (Satin)
Well Spiced - Frosted warm peachy brown (Satin)
Sweet Joy - Frosted creamy pale gold (Frost)

Devoted Poppy: 6 Classic Eyes
Young Thing - Light creamy peach (Satin)
In Awe - Intense black with gold pearl (Velvet)
Fall Deeply - Frosty bright blue with white pearl (Frost)
Amourously - Frosty antique gold (Frost)
Sweet Eyes - Shimmery muted golden beige (Satin)
Awaken - Frosty light green with golden pearl (Frost)

Infatuating Rose: 6 Cool Eyes
Platonic - Frosty greyed perwinkle (Frost)
Cavort - Cool dirty lavender orchid (Satin)
Satisfy - Slightly shimmery pale ballet pink (Lustre)
Bon Fete - Frosty neutral mid-tone pink (Veluxe Pearl)
Deep Feelings - Dirty deep violet indigo (Matte)
Feast - Frosty pink plum (Velvet)


Fascinating Ruby: 3 Plum Lips
Marvel (Lipstick) - Sheer pink plum with subtle pearl,
Insinuate (Lipstick) - Sheer purple plum with gold pearl
Mutual Attraction (Lipsglass) - Glossy mid-tone plum with multi-dimensional pearl

Devoted Poppy: 3 Coral Lips
(Lipstick) - Sheer mid-tone coral with subtle pearl
Soft Talk (Lipstick) - Sheer bright reddish-coral with pearl
Transparent Love (Lipglass) - Glossy apricot with golden red pearl

Intriguing Scarlet: 3 Cool Pink Lips
Make Me Melt (Lipstick) - Frosty muted mid-tone pink,
Overjoyed (Lipstick) - Sheer yellow pink with pearl
Sheer Vision (Lipglass) - Glossy soft baby pink with multi-dimensional pearl

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Feelings on the new MAC Holiday collection? Do you think they did better this year compared to last year's Antiquitease collection? Who picked something out?



  1. Hi Anne :)

    Warm eyes and Cool Eyes looks so pretty! THey look very pigmented too! :D I have not seen them yet in person but are they chalky? Or do they go smooth? :D

  2. @iyah: The warm eyes palette actually applied smoothly! It's probably my favorite out of the four palettes because of it's pigmentation and application. The only eyeshadow I thought that was chalky was Awaken e/s in the Classic eyes palette which also swatched pretty sheer.

  3. girl i didn't even go to MAC yesterday...i'm waiting till I get paid next when my makeup budget refreshes. none of the items particularly jump out of me...but i think the smokey palette would be convenient for my kit or travel...usually holiday stuff doesn't sell out for a while anyways...i'm going to give myself a few days to deliberate so i dont make any impulse buys...i liked last year's packaging better

  4. Warm Eyes is pretty!

    Mac hasn't been very appealing lately.. =(

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