MAC Holiday All For Glamour Kits: Gorgeous Bronze Face Kit & Medium Dark Touch Up Kit

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If I’m being honest, MAC Holiday sets generally give me an underwhelming sense of “meh”. They’re always the same in some different packaging, and the packaging is usually some weird pattern or something that I personally am not into. This year, though, I have to say I’m actually a fan of what I have seen! I LOVE bows and tufted patterns, though, so considering that is the bulk theme of the collection it really doesn’t surprise me.

The first set I’m going to show you is called the All for Glamour Kits. I have the Face Kit in Gorgeous Bronze and the Touch Up Kit in Medium Dark.

Mac holiday 1 The kits come in an oval package with a tufted top and a really cute square bow on the rim.

 

Mac holiday 2 They close magnetically, but it’s hard to tell at first. I almost broke it thinking the bow was some form of a latch; it isn’t!

Mac holiday 3 Here is the Gorgeous Bronze Face Kit. Bronzer, three shadows, a duo brush with an eyeshadow side and a lip side..

Mac holiday 4 and a peek-a-boo area with two lip colors! I love that the lip section has a cover.

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Next kit is the touch up kit. I was sent the Medium Dark kit, which as you can probably guess concerned me, considering I make the twilight vampires look tan. 

 

Mac holiday 5This kit comes with a blot powder in Medium-Dark, a powder puff, and a Sheen Surpreme Lipstick in Bare Again.Mac holiday 24

Once I realized that it was a blot powder, I thought it was kinda silly to refer to this as a Medium-dark kit. Blot powder is invisible, even if it looks like it isn’t (MAC literally makes it look a bit darker because most people with darker skin tones wouldn’t go near a powder that was paper-white, even if it promised to be transparent). The lipstick is totally wearable for just about any skin tone, too.

Mac holiday 28 See that tiny bit of powder on the bottom? That’s Medium-dark powder on my INNER arm, which is even paler than the rest of me. The color really doesn’t make a difference.

Now for the prices- $49.50 for the Gorgeous Bronze Face Kit, and $39.50 for the Touch Up Kit. This is a high price to me, especially that Touch Up kit.
Just doing some research- a full size blot powder is 12g of product for $24, and you’re getting 5g here. The lipstick is full size, is permanent, and costs $16. So pretty much you’re paying the same price for two items and getting less than half of one of them. just for some pretty packaging. Honestly, opt out of the pretty packaging and buy it the regular way.

Available from MAC Cosmetics.

 

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10 Comments

  1. Victoria Ruth Cox

    November 1, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    The only thing I like out of the two is the packaging. I am not impressed by the bronze kit, nor am I impressed by the Medium-dark blot powder. *shrug*

  2. Gabrielle

    November 1, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    I don’t like the packaging, it looks tacky…

  3. Brooke

    November 2, 2012 at 12:24 am

    These look like the generic holiday makeup kits for little kids at Walgreens lol I can’t with Mac anymore and these price points, who are they fooling?

    • Anneka

      November 3, 2012 at 5:30 am

      Legit right. The packaging is cute, but the product actually *looks* so average and meh. I’m not a mac girl at all anyway.

  4. natalijayasmina-b.blogspot.com

    November 2, 2012 at 6:05 am

    love those colours (:
    natalijayasmina-b.blogspot.de

  5. Keema

    November 2, 2012 at 7:48 am

    You can just about double the price for Aussie consumers, then.
    Even more incentive not to buy.

  6. BbyVcs

    November 2, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    If you had the $ to spare I could see these being good gifts for people in your life that don’t really know how to use makeup but other than that it really seems like a waste

  7. Natasha

    November 5, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    i’m really not a fan of the packaging, it seems tacky and too bulky – thanks for the heads up on the price points too, i think i’ll steer clear of these!
    http://cloudsandcuticleoil.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

  8. Astrid

    November 7, 2012 at 11:18 am

    thanks for the honest review; Leesha! I’m not wasting money on this ;)

  9. Brayla Sana

    November 14, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    I don’t like any packaging that involves fabric or paper (cardboard). It’s always a fail – after a few weeks they all look horrible.

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