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MAC Magic of the Night

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If God is a MAC counter, then I worship there on a regular basis. My latest obsession is the new Magic of the Night limited edition collection – the answer to my party season prayers. I mean just look at it all – the bright metallic packaging, the luxe formulations and the bold shades. The range just screams “party!”

The Magic of the Night collection features deep, smokey eyeshadows, bold lipsticks and glimmering bronzers and will be on counter for a limited run in November. Let the worshipping begin…

MAC Colour-Drenched Pigment Eyeshadow in Ascent of Glamour (€23.50)
My day doesn’t usually call for a frosted violet-blue eyeshadow. However when it’s packaged in such a vibrant pot, it would be rude not to give it a shot. The shadow itself is actually not as intense once applied to the lids – the result is more grey-purple than blue, thankfully. And despite the sparkle in the pot, there was very little fallout.

If you’re nervous of such vibrant shades, one tip I did pick up from a MAC make-up artist is to keep your upper lids neutral and smudge colours such as these under the bottom lashes to make eyes pop. That way, you’re less Cyndi Lauper circa 1984 and more, well, 2015.

MAC In Extra Dimension Skinfinish Bronzer in Oh Darling (€34)

This metallic gold bronzer is definitely my pick of the collection. The finely milled formula applies like a dream. It’s creamy, has a subtle shimmer and gave my skin a soft glow. I absolutely love this and hope the MAC gods will make it part of the permanent collection.

MAC Matte Lipstick in Evening Rendezvous (€21.50)

And last but by no means least is the beautiful matte purple-red lipstick, Evening Rendezvous. As you would expect from a MAC lipstick, the formulation is creamy and non-drying. Once again, the colour is not as intense as it appears in the bullet and can be worn as a hint of purple, or layered for a full-on matte look. I actually really enjoyed this shade and it makes a welcome change from my usual reds and nudes. Love!

Available from BrownThomas.com in November for a limited time.

*Press sample. For more information, read disclaimer

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