Having taken very little notice of the MAC Ellie Goulding announcement, and actually, forgotten all about it, when these samples turned up this morning, I was kicking myself somewhat! Although the collection launches in December, and there’s very little that’s Christmassy about it, I think it’s going to come as a neutral based relief to anyone completely fed up of glitter.
The star item is the Halcyon Nights Palette (there is a day version, too) with four eye shades and a cream colour base for highlighting and giving cheeks a kick of light. It’s a two layer palette, so the cream colour base sits underneath the 4 shadows. Shades for eyes are Starry Eyed (cream frost), You My Everything (peachy brown matte), Hanging On (plum brown satin) and Saddle Eye (orange brown matte). It’s £39.50. The only colour I’m a little dubious of is Saddle Eye because it’s quite a ginger shade that I’m not sure will suit anything other than blue eyes.
The cream base is a peachy-pink golden shade so if you like to do that glow thing, it should be fine for most tones.
The collection is quite small – 12 pieces so you won’t get lost; I have Goodness Gracious Plush Glass that’s a peachy nude shade and also PatentPolish in creamy peach Revved Up. Both are those milky washes of nude that look so pretty. I guess you’d say that the MAC Ellie Goulding collection won’t light any fires, but I think they’ve stayed true to the look and vibe of Ellie Goulding, which is entirely the point of it.
I can wear all of these shades without even thinking about it – they’re a no-challenge look for my tone (brown eyes, olive complexion). The MAC Ellie Goulding collection launches on 26th December at MAC on-line and the Carnaby Street MAC store only.
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