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MAC wants you to have a dazzling holiday!
Next up in the MAC holiday line up are Dazzlespheres, sure to be the most uniquely packaged gift you give (or receive) this season. Housed in clear, bubble-like orbs, there are seven mini kits to choose from; a Nail Lacquer quartet, Crushed Metallic Pigments in smoky blue, smoky berry or plum, and glosses in coral, pink or neutral.
We got a closer look at two of the aptly named spheres…
Regular readers of we heart this will know our unofficial mantra for most things “smaller is cuter, cuter is better!” As you can imagine, the mini nail lacquer kit ($25.50) made me squeal with delight.
Not only are the bottles adorable sized, but it’s a beautiful range of shades that will work for all color palettes. Plus, I don’t know about you, but I have only completely finished one bottle of polish in my lifetime. So I think this size makes a lot of sense.
Look familiar? Mistletoe kinda looks like Immortal Gold, the shade I was raving about from the Posh Paradise collection. And by kinda, I mean identical. It’s the same dirty green gold with a wet metallic look to it. My love for this shade hasn’t faded in the slightest!
Dark Angel is a medium purple cream that gives just the right amount of gothiness. Like, goth that you can wear to the family gathering and not have your Uncles ask where your broomstick is. I speak from experience.
Much Adored is a sheer gold-tinged white with opalescent gold shimmer. It’s a beautiful, glowingly, warm “your nails but better” sort of shade.
Style Tip is a medium nude cream. It matches my skin tone pretty perfectly, so it personally gives me that odd super long finger look! But I think for some, this shade could be the perfect aforementioned “your nails but better” polish.
Next up are the phenom known as Crushed Metallic Pigments. We got to take a closer look at the Smoky Blue Crushed Metallic Pigments ($32.50). I first got to check these out with the Surf, Baby! launch and I was no less entranced this time around.
These pigments have an interesting chunky texture, like crushed gemstones. And, a slightly wet feeling to them (which makes them less messy than loose pigments). I am forever in debt to Temptalia, who advised that the color should be pressed on rather than swiped. I also get a good result mixing them on the back of my hand and applying the product from there, essentially crushing or breaking them down first.
White as Snow is a silvery white with a glittery finish. And that glitter lead to
lots of fall out.
Wintersky is a periwinkle blue with silver shimmer and teensy, tiny flecks of magenta glitter. It’s a beautiful and perfectly named shade.
Dark Moon is a deep, inky black with tons of sparkling silver shimmer and glitter.
This is the ideal shade to use with a mixing medium as a liner. Not only because it would be gorgeous, but because applied dry, the texture was a bit chunky.
So, how about it readers – need a bit of dazzle in your life? Which Dazzlesphere will you be picking up?
Mini Nail Lacquer Kit
$25.50 U.S./$30 CDN
Petite Nail Lacquer Ornament
Style Tip – Soft pink nude
Much Adored – Sheer white pink with pearl
Mistletoe – Pale gold
Crushed Metallics Pigment Kits
$32.50 U.S./$38.50 CDN
Dazzlesphere! Smoky Berry Ornament
Spicy Smoke – Dark strawberry
Roasted Chestnut – Deep chocolate with gold pearl
Dazzlesphere! Smoky Blue Ornament
White As Snow – Snowy white
Silver Sleet – Medium grey
Wintersky – Purple blue
Dark Moon – Charcoal
Dazzlesphere! Plum Ornament
Seasonal Cool – Sparkle taupe
Misty – Pale silver
Mini Gloss Kit
$32.50 U.S./$38.50 CDN
Dazzlesphere! Neutral Ornament
Bare Necessity (dazzleglass)
Get Rich Quick (dazzleglass)
Boy Bait (cremesheen)
Over Indulgence (cremesheen)
Dazzlesphere! Coral Ornament
On The Scene (cremesheen)
Richer, Lusher (cremesheen)
Dazzlesphere! Pink Ornament
Rags to Riches (dazzleglass)
Like Venus (dazzleglass)
Fashion Scoop (cremesheen)
Petite Indulgence (cremesheen)
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