My Pretty Obsessions | Lifestyle Blog: Holiday Gift Guide & Review: MAC Holiday 2016*

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide & Review: MAC Holiday 2016*

The holidays are coming up (can you believe it?!) and I am so excited to share with y'all some of the special items curated for MAC's holiday collection this year! The theme for this holiday collection is so bright and whimsical leading to the creation of MAC Nutcracker Sweet.

From individual products (blushes, lipsticks, eye pencils, and pigments)  to special sets, MAC created something special to suit everyone's wants (even though we know you want it all)!

MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil - Feline Black ($16.50 U.S.D.)* 

*Pouch not included!
I really love MAC's Eye Kohls - they're silky and rich in color. I can easily create a smokey eye with just this pencil alone!

Nutcracker Sweet VIVA GLAMorous Set ($32.00 U.S.D.)

Gift someone special with something that gifts back! Every cent of the selling price of VIVA GLAM products goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

The Nutcracker Sweet VIVA GLAM set is a lip kit featuring the VIVA GLAM Ariana Grande plum Lipstick and glitter-flecked Lipglass.

Swatches (left to right): 

Matte Lipstick - VIVA GLAM ARIANA I (deep dark plum
Lipglass - VIVA GLAM ARIANA I (light shimmer pink)

I really love the Matte Lipstick by Ariana Grande! This dark plum color is perfect in achieving a vampy lip look! The Lipglass makes a really nice lip topper over any lipstick color giving the illusion of a fuller pout. You can also wear this Lipglass by itself if wanted.

The clutch itself is really cute! I like the pattern very much! Besides compact cosmetics, you can fit your ID, credit cards, business cards in it and it fits in your purse perfectly!

Nutcracker Sweet Red Lip Bag ($39.50 U.S.D.)

I love wearing a red lip around Christmas holiday! This Nutcracker Sweet Red Lip Bag is a coordinated kit of candy cane red shades for lips in a stylish little clutch.

Swatches (left to right): 

Matte Lipstick - Candy Cane  
Pro Longwear Lip Pencil - Trust in Red 
Vamplify - Suggestive

The red lip products in this kit all have a blue undertone which I feel complements my skin color nicely. The Candy Cane Matte Lipstick has a slight sheen to it and it's not completely drying like other matte lipsticks. Trust in Red Lip Pencil has amazing staying power! It took me two baby wipes and one makeup removing wipe to get the pencil swatch off my arm! Vamplify is a pigment loaded moisturizing lipgloss. It took me a few (2-3) layers to achieve an even application with the shade Seductive, but the end result is really pretty!

Nutcracker Sweet Red Lip Bag is the perfect kit to achieve your holiday red lip!

For a limited time, MAC Holiday collection is available for purchase online now and will be available in stores on October 27, 2016 through December 8, 2016.

If you're starting to Christmas shop and have a makeup fanatic in your family, I highly recommend you get them something from the MAC Holiday collection!

Shop the Collection below!

*Product(s) was sent to me by PR however all thoughts and opinions are solely my own.


  1. This is such a cute collection! That plum lipstick is definitely a nice twist on the usual holiday red lips =)

  2. I agree with you! Oh yes, the plum lipstick definitely is a nice twist indeed!