Festive Makeup by MAC Cosmetics

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Mac Cosmetics Festive Makeup

Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year, there’s nothing more homely than spending time curled up with family friends and loved ones! The holiday season is also a time for dressing up & looking glamorous and perfecting your makeup is always a great place to start.

MAC Cosmetics is known for its high quality and beautiful makeup creations, and in this feature I’ve brought my favourites picks for the holiday season looking at warming shades for the eyes, rouges for the lips, sparkly warming shades for the nails and products to create perfect looking dewy skin.MAC

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Mac Lipstick in Diva & Paramount which are two of my favourite deep shades for fall. Diva is an intense red burgundy shade and comes in a Matte finish & Paramount is a satin chestnut brown. Both shades are so warming & can be worn either together or on their own. I love mixing up lipsticks to create unique shades πŸ™‚

Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle which is a prettyΒ peach bronzeΒ highlighter. I love to dust this on top of cheekbones and on the brow bone to finish off a contoured look.

Studio Nail Lacquer in Fabulous Fete & Cocktail Hour. Fabulous Fete is a silver shade with gold pearl. Cocktail hour is a bright copper with pearl. Both are sparkly shades and look so pretty especially at Christmas time to create those eye catching festive nails!

Mineralize Eyeshadow in a Medley of Mauves which is a quad of beautiful shimmery warming mauve colours which are perfect for Fall & are currently high on trend when it comes to festive eyes. The shades are really warming and teamed with a beautiful rouge lip they make the perfect statement eyes.

Cream Colour Base in Shell which is a prettyΒ pink beige with shimmerΒ to be used in a variety of different ways. I was recommended by a MAC artist to use this underneath my foundation to create a lit from within look before applying foundation. I’ve found this also looks really pretty as a highlighting shade on top of foundation also!Β MAC CosmeticsMAC MAKEUPMAC HIGHLIGHTERMineralize skinfinishMAC foundationMAC Makeup

The foundation showcased here is the Studio Fix Foundation Fluid SPF 15 in B-65 which is suited to N-30 skin tones, I have olive skin so this is the perfect match for me. The concealer is Mineralise concealer in NC25 which can be used as a highlighter also if you contour your face also.

The beautiful Skinfinish here photographed with the Soft & Gentle shade is Global Glow which is a natural tan shade with silver shimmer. It’s a really pretty and recommended for any skin tone, a great high-lighter for all πŸ™‚

You can create such a warming festive look using these products combined for a gorgeous look for Christmas and New Year also!

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I had the pleasure of shooting these MAC products with some tasty festive treats from PopKakery who create personalised gifts for special occasions such as Christmas πŸ™‚

They are really ever so sweet & they made me smile as soon as I opened the box. I love anything unique and fun loving!MAC makeup


MAC cosmetics always impress with their beautiful collection of makeup products. Their eye colours are exceedingly pigmented and long lasting and you really are spoilt for choice on the website with their large range of colour choices available.

The face products are beautiful & particularly love the Skinfinish products as they really give your skin that added beautiful shimmery glow.

MAC’s Lipstick shades are so popular and I can see why, they are long lasting & the colour choice is amazing it’s hard to really come away with one shade!

Which products from the photographs above catch your eye?

I would love to hear your thoughts πŸ™‚

Laura xo




  • Such a lovely collection, I always love visiting makeup counters during the festive period to see all the glittery products πŸ™‚

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  • Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!
    Thank you for the reviews xx


  • Mac cream colour bases are so pretty. I nearly got shell but ended up going for hush instead, which is a bit more on the peach side. I love it. I also really like the nail polishes. They’re incredibly festive. πŸ™‚

    Happy New Year! xx

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

    • The MAC bases are really lovely, Shell is a great colour and was tempted by Hush also.

      The nail colours are great, I have been wearing the silver one all week actually πŸ™‚

      Thank you! A Happy New Year to you too!

      Laura x x


  • Mac makeup always does it for me. Great review dear.

  • Beautiful colors! I love that eye palette! Happy 2016 Laura!




  • Lovely post, I love the two MAC lipsticks! I’d love to try a few MAC things and all of these are on my shopping list. The treats look yummy too, you lucky thing πŸ˜‰ x


  • MAC is one of my all-time favourites when it comes to lipsticks, especially the matte ones! I haven’t trried their other products yet, but I’d love to try a foundation by MAC. Also these items you shared in this post look simply gorgeous, such amazing colours. Perfect for the holidays and for starting 2016 with a bang!

    XO IMKE | Pastellics

    • MAC really does impress with their lipstick shades! I have Sin which is a Matte shade by MAC which is a really lovely deep colour also.

      I’m really glad you enjoyed the post and yes certainly great picks to choose for 2016! Happy New Year!

      Laura http://www.shehearts.net xx

  • i’ve only purchased lip products from MAC before so i can’t say anything else about their other stuff, but i do love their lippies. they have such cool colors and i so agree that they’re long lasting. i do wanna try their eyeshadow since i’ve heard cool things so maybe i’ll buy that next time


    • You’ll be impressed with the quality of MAC eyeshadows as they are really highly pigmented and very long lasting. Their range of colours is impressive also!

      Their lipsticks are rather great, I’m glad to hear you’re a fan too πŸ™‚

      Laura http://www.shehearts.net x

      • yeah that’s what i love about it. it seems to have really high pigment and that’s the best for these glitter looks x

        • It really is, also if you use a good primer underneath your eye makeup it makes the colour stay put for longer and gives you the truest colour of the eyeshadow also πŸ™‚ http://www.shehearts.net x

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  • Ooh la la! These all look so festive indeed, I think I am in love! Never really tried mac products because they are all so pricey and the staff are normally quite intermediating but I think I may have to pay their website a visit after reading your post!

    Grace x

    • Hi Grace! I’m really glad you like the post. MAC’s quality of products really impress, and I think if you haven’t tried them before start with a lipstick. The customer services team on-line are really ever so helpful and spend so much time with me πŸ™‚

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Laura http://www.shehearts.net xx

  • Mac is the best, especially when it comes to sparkle and shine. Love this!


  • Such a great post! This collection is so pretty… just love that highlighter and shadow palette!

    xo, Jennifer

  • Lauren Blair .

    Great tutorial! I’ve actually never used MAC so this was educational! XO

    • I’m really glad you enjoyed πŸ™‚ MAC is a great brand and glad I’ve given you some inspiration to try some of their products πŸ™‚ Laura http://www.shehearts.net x

  • Kia / house of KTS

    i simply love the mineralize skin finish. And I must say I am also loving those fall lippies. There’s nothing like having a good deep lip color for winter. Beautiful post.

    Kia / KTS

    • I agree Kia, I really love Paramount by MAC, such a great shade. Diva is a new favourite and really pretty also.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post.

      Laura http://www.shehearts.net

  • I love bold makeup around the holidays! I’ll definitely consider this for a NYE look – love it πŸ™‚

    xx http://www.qustomquinns.com/blog

    • I do too, I love playing with colours πŸ™‚ Yes this would really work well for a NYE inspired look with those warm sparkly colours πŸ™‚


  • This is such a lovely selection of products. The eyeshadows look stunning!! (:
    Nati xx

  • I’d love to try the lipsticks! I love MAC lipsticks, but I’ve never used these two shades.

    • Paramount and Diva are lovely shades, Paramount is my favourite from MAC and Diva is a new find and it’s also lovely. Glad you enjoyed reading πŸ™‚ Laura http://www.shehearts.net xx

  • I love products of Mac! Perfect choice for Christmas! xxx


    • Yes these picks are very festive in terms of colour, I love wearing darker lipsticks in the evenings all year around as they always look so beautiful. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Laura http://www.shehearts.net x

  • The eye shadow palette looks great and so do the lipsticks.


  • All of these products look wonderful Laura πŸ™‚ These lip shades are so perfect for Christmas and I would like to try the global glow product too

    Rachel xx

    • I’m really glad you like the products Rachel and hope the review was helpful. The lipsticks are lovely, Paramount and Diva are really lovely shades! Global Glow is a great skin-finish, very light wearing and gives that really pretty shimmery glow to the face.

      Hope you had a lovely Christmas!

      Laura http://www.shehearts.net x

  • Great review! So helpful, loved the lipstick shades!


  • WhatWouldVWear

    I love it! The color palette is gorge, and those Mac lipstick shades are my fave this season too!

    Wishing you and your family Happy Holidays!

    xoxo, Vanessa


    • The eyeshadow is really beautiful, lovely purple tones and so warming for Christmas time!

      Thank you! Wishing you a very Happy Holidays too!



      http://www.shehearts.net xx

  • I really like Mac lipstick shades! They are so gorgeous and perfect for Christmas time πŸ™‚ x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  • The glittered nail polishes are so gorgeous and perfect for this time of year when sparkly nails are essential! πŸ˜‰ Incredibly, I’m yet to try any lip shades by MAC, though I’ll be sure to change that very soon! Merry Christmas for Friday Laura πŸ™‚

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • I love glittery nails at Christmas especially silver, rose gold and gold tones though I do tend to opt for those sorts of shades in general πŸ˜‰

      If haven’t tried MAC yet I hope this post has tempted you πŸ˜‰ I would recommend trying a couple of lipsticks and an eyeshadow palette first, that’s how I fell in love with MAC all those years ago!

      Thank you! Merry Christmas to you too Gabrielle!

      Laura xox

      http://www.shehearts.net xx

  • Those red lipsticks look amazing! I’m all about red during the holiday season!!


    • The lipsticks really are lovely! Paramount is a beautiful warm brown shade and Diva is a popular warm berry shade πŸ™‚

      I love the vanilla scent both of the lipsticks have! http://www.shehearts.net xx

  • I absolutely love the nail polishes and the lipsticks!


  • I love to wear glittery makeup during this season.
    Something so festive gives a whole lot of fun

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  • Love the red lipsticks.

  • Bernadette

    All those products look incredible! I definitely need to make a massive mac haul in the new year.


  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    The nail color is so pretty and those lipsticks are perfect fall and winter shades! I love it all!


  • Alecia Mariana

    I love that eye shadow!!


    La Joie de Vivre

  • Corinne C

    That eyeshadow quad looks like a dream! I love how shimmery they look.

    Corinne x

  • Soo cute! Love the sparkles and deep colors. Very good for winter πŸ™‚

    Enclothed Cognition

  • I love these! And all the colors πŸ™‚



  • I haven’t used MAC products in years, but I like those palettes and the lipsticks. Guess I’ll need to add some new beauty products to my wish list this month!


    • You should re-visit MAC, hopefully this post will tempt you πŸ™‚

      One aspect I really love is how impressive their customer service is on-line, the lady spent a good hour with me to ensure I picked products which were right for me. Really very helpful.

      Thanks for reading!

      Laura http://www.shehearts.net xx

  • rae

    I love MAC so much! Love these products – especially that eyeshadow quad!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  • Serisblog.com

    This is just a wonderful post! I am a huge fan of MAC. I just got a lovely MAC lip color in russian red! I am hoping to get one in the color Diva for Christmas. Fingers crossed!

    – Seri

    • I’ve heard so many great things about Russian Red, I must try it sometime πŸ™‚

      Diva is a great shade and do let me know your thoughts if you get it for Christmas πŸ™‚

      Laura http://www.shehearts.net x

  • Gorgeous makeup. I love the sparky eye shadows and the lipsticks look like my perfect shade. Gemma xx

    • I’m glad you like them! The Medley of Mauves is a really pretty palette and I’ve had my eye on it for about a year now πŸ™‚

      Paramount is my favourite shade from MAC and Diva is one to reach for for Winter πŸ™‚

      Thanks for reading!

      Laura http://www.shehearts.net x

  • I have a couple of MAC products and love them! You’re absolutely right about the quality and color selection. There aren’t many brands out there that are reasonably priced (some think the lipsticks are a lot, but not compared to other high brands) and that offer a wide range of lipstick colors! I have to try out Soft & Gentle, as it is one of most raved about skin finishes; it does provide an amazing glow from what I’ve seen on others!

    Thanks so much for sharing, your input and suggestions are highly valued, since you have so much knowledge on makeup and products πŸ™‚

    Have a wonderful day, beautiful!



    • Which MAC products do you have? I really do like the brand. I remember buying my first MAC lipstick years ago and being so impressed with how long lasting they were! Amazing quality products πŸ™‚

      I love the warm lipstick tones by MAC and Paramount is such a beautiful chestnut brown, Diva is a lovely shade and sways more towards the wine/red, certainly one to wear for Fall. I like to mix them both together to create a deep chestnut wine πŸ™‚

      I’m really glad you enjoyed the post and that you value my feedback, thanks ever so kindly for reading Jalisa!

      Laura! xoxo


      • I have a lipstick, blush and a couple of eye shadows (carbon, club and I forgot the other). I had once tried their foundation and I broke out really bad all over my face and felt it to be too heavy, but I will certainly use their other products, which haven’t given me any problems.

        Those two lippies look gorgeous, I’ll definitely have to take a look at them the next time I’m at MAC.

        I hope you have a wonderful holiday, beautiful! xo

  • I rarely buy non-drugstore makeup, but when I do, it’s always MAC. So much great stuff!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Those eyeshadows are so beautiful! You did an amazing job coming up with products that all go together here.


    • Thank you I’m really glad you like the composition of the post.

      You’re right about the eyeshadows, they really are beautiful.

      Thanks for reading!

      Laura http://www.shehearts.net x

  • sweetsimpleday

    Love the eyeshadows!!! Awesome make holiday make up!! Happy holidays!! Xo


    • The Medley of Mauves palette is really gorgeous and I’ve been admiring it for a year. It’s so warming and pretty, and goes so nicely with Diva or Paramount.

      Thank you, Happy Holidays to you too!

      Laura http://www.shehearts.net xx

  • This collection is lovely. I wanted the skinfinish powder so badly, but it was sold out everywhere!!! xx

    Ashleigh | http://www.quintessentiallyme.co.uk

    • The Skinfinish Powders are really lovely! They look so stylish when you open them and you don’t really want to take that first brush swipe!

      You’ll be impressed. Worthwhile looking in January in the big department stores πŸ™‚

      Laura http://www.shehearts.net xx

  • Alice

    Gorgeous products!

    Fashion Soup

  • They have some really great festive makeup, don’t they! I haven’t actually been in a MAC store for quite some time – I used to really love their stuff and I’m not sure why I stopped shopping there. I’m going to pop into one of their shops in the next few days, thanks for the reminder!

    Whitney @ See Shop Eat Do

    • MAC really do impress yes πŸ™‚ There are so many beautiful products to choose from that’s for sure with so many stunning colour choices!

      Do let me know what you end up getting from MAC when you do go πŸ™‚

      Thanks for reading!

      Laura xx


  • mac is my fav! stays on all day! cool post!