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Mariah Carey for MAC Collection

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Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a little Mariah Carey warbling her way through All I Want For Christmas. Well the original festive diva has gone one better this holiday season with her stunning MAC collaboration.

Following on from the success of last year’s single bullet of All I Want Lipstick, Mariah has created a limited edition, 23-product collection. Yes 23 Mariah-esque, shimmery, glittery products!

As a big Mariah and glitter fan, I’m beyond excited about this collection. The limited edition range features five lipsticks (including the original All I Want), five lip glosses, two lip pencils, two eyeshadow quads, a liquid liner, two blush hues, a shimmery loose powder, two make-up brushes, two types of false lashes, and a skin-finishing compact.

Today I have a few pieces from the collection to show you. So let’s don our glittery Santa hats and get started.

Mariah Carey for MAC Eye Shadow in It’s Everything, €36.50
One thing that struck me about the collection is how restrained and wearable it is. I expected a glitter overload. This quad is a good example of a brilliant neutral palette. Apart from the gold and diamante packaging, the shadows themselves are subtle, pigmented and give a beautiful deep, smoky eye.

Mariah Carey for MAC Lipstick in Dahhlinggg!, €21.50
The best part of the Mariah lipsticks are the names (All I Want, A Bit of Bubbly, McIzzle) – it’s all very Carey. The shade I’m wearing in the gallery is the pinky-peach Dahhlinggg. With a cremesheen finish, it’s the nude I’ve been looking for since the Nineties. Expect your natural lip colour, only better. Gorgeous.

Mariah Carey for MAC Lipglass in Dreamlover, €21
MAC lipglasses are legendary and I’ve loved and lost so many to the bottom of my handbag at this stage. Mariah’s collection are a stunning addition to an already stellar line-up. This pink shimmer in Dreamlover is a lovely, natural gloss.

Mariah Carey for MAC In Extra Dimension Skinfinish, €34
I’ve previously used and loved MAC’s In Extra Dimension. It’s pigmented, finely milled and gives just the right amount of bronze. Mariah’s My Mimi is my favourite piece of the entire collection – her sweet cartoon face is irresistible. Love!

Mariah Carey for MAC Powder Blush in Sweet Sweet Fantasy, €26.50
What can I say about this blush other than it’s the perfect deep coral shade, is pigmented, finely milled and gives a subtle flush. A stunner.

Overall, I loved this collection. The packaging is sparkly and festive, and the products themselves are super flattering and high quality. Mariah take a bow – you’ve outdone yourself!

Will you be trying the new Mariah for MAC collection?

*Press sample. For more, see disclaimer.  Mariah Carey for MAC is available from December 8.

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