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CAPTURING BEAUTY AND MYSTERY FROM THE AFTER HOURS…
The clock strikes midnight – where are you? Most of the time I’m already asleep, dreaming in my cozy bed. Being a night owl really does get harder as you get older! However, I do have my fair share of birthday parties, weddings and now upcoming holiday parties that tend to dip into the wee hours of the night. Nighttime makeup is not a well known territory for me. I want my face to look good, not a whole day old, right? Right.
So that’s why I’m thankful for MAC Divine Night – a new collection just in time for the holidays, dedicated to that moment of flair and excitement you get from a flash of light in the dark. It’s all about those moments and the colors that you experience when it’s not sunny out.
This is the only MAC holiday collection that offers individual products as the other collections consist of palettes or sets of products. Divine Night offers wearable shades in their Mineralize Blush and Skinfinish balanced out with rich, contrasting shades for the lips and a final glaze of nail polish that will only get you noticed! We reviewed the following showstoppers and I got to say, you’ll be feeling the need for glamour after this!
Divine Night Mineralize Blush ($27.50)
Talk of the Town – Warm peachy pink champagne
What’s wonderful about MAC’s Mineralize Blushes is that shimmer you get from an effortless swipe of the brush. These blushes are no exception. While you won’t find any bold shades, you really won’t need them because the shimmer in these are fan-tas-tic.
Talk of the Town was the the perfect shade for my skintone which leans on the neutral yellow side. Sometimes you don’t need a whole lot of pigment in a blush. The warmth and bronze I get from this is outstanding and just a perfect amount to define my cheeks.
Scene to Be Seen – Plum with pink sheen/medium warm rose with gold flecks
You really can’t leave the house without some Mineralize Skinfinish, a cult MAC product in its own right. The ones included in this collection are very cool – there are two colors that you swirl into one or use separately!
We heart this received Scene to Be Seen, the boldest of the three. It’s very warm on my skin and can get just the right amount to show with even the lightest hand. I love that you can mix the two together or use the inner color to highlight more. It’s such a multi tasking product, something I’ll definitely keep in mind when packing for a trip!
Divine Night Lipstick ($16.50)
Private Party – subtle plum
Exclusive Event – dark taupey nude
With six new party ready Lipstick shades in a variety of finishes, you’re bound to find one that suits you. I feel like there’s nothing better than having confidence in a lip color that you know is working for you. Stef kept both of these satin finish shades, saying “I can honestly say I didn’t have any colors like either of these! Especially Exclusive Event, which verges on a grey. I thought it would look sickly, but it’s such a pretty nude.”
Divine Night Cremesheen Glass ($17.50)
Prepare for Pleasure – shiny blue-red
I absolutely love when MAC gives us more Cremesheen Glass selections. They are some of my favorite lip glosses! I am about to introduce to you the top contender for the perfect holiday party lip gloss. It’s called Prepare for Pleasure and it’s a gorgeous bright bluish red. The blue will help make your teeth look whiter. Genius, I say! This will fade into a pretty red stain which will keep you good in between retouches.
Divine Night Nail Lacquer ($17.50)
Military – Black matte with silver suede pearl
Fabulous nails are a must this season and MAC delivers. There are three new nail lacquers and I tested Military, a repromote I’m super happy to see make a reappearance in their holiday collection. It just makes sense: matte black with a silver frost. Despite the dazzle, it’s so classy on. I can see women of all ages enjoying this shade because it will go with all skintones and it’s very fun without being too ‘tween.
This collection is a hit for the holiday and if you see anything that catches your eye now, I would get it before it’s too late! Holiday parties are just around the corner and you know these will be flying off the shelves.
we heartsters – Are you ready to take on the night with MAC by your side?
photos: we heart this, swatches shown on NC25/30 skin tone
Talk of the Town – warm brown base with yellow bronze (satin)
Lured to Love – coral pink base with pink frost (satin)
Lavish Living – violet with silver pearl base with gold pearl (satin)
$27.50 US/$32.50 CDN
Centre of Attention – outside: pastel peachy pink with fine pink shimmer, inside: 24 carat gold shimmer
Perfectly Poised – outside: bronzy coral with golden tones, inside: creamy beige with pinkish purple sheen
Scene to Be Seen – outside: mauve with pink sheen, inside: brick rose with gold reflects
$33 US/$38.50 CDN
You’ve Got It – pink undertone with gold frost (frost)
Flair for Finery – cool pink nude (lustre)
Exclusive Event – taupe brown (satin)
Private Party – dirty plum mauve (satin)
Prepare for Pleasure – clean magenta red (cremesheen)
$16.50 US/$20 CDN
You’ve Got It – nude taupe with green pearl
Flair for Finery – cool nude
Private Party – plum mauve with pearl
Prepare for Pleasure – bluish red
$22 US/$25 CDN
Fierce Entrance – rich gold bronze (velvet)
Military – black matte with silver suede pearl (frost)
$17.50 US/$21 CDN
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