I wish I could start this post with «it’s that time of year again!», but… it so isn’t! Here in Switzerland, it was nearly 22° Celsius today, which is pretty much SUMMERTIME, and I’m honestly sick and tired of having to keep my feet perfectly pedicured and my legs de-fuzzed for all those long summer dresses I STILL CAN’T PUT AWAY FOR THE WINTER.
Yes, my favorite season is fall, and I get upset when mother nature (or climate change DONALD TRUMP) decides to go straight from July to December snowstorms.
But, for today’s post, at least I can dream of crisp snowfall, sleighbells ringing and MAC Cosmetics delivering another gorgeous avalanche of Holiday make-up treats for 2018!
Because last year’s holiday preview got such great feedback, I’ve decided to go ahead and give you guys the comprehensive, serious, can’t-buy-it-yet-but-you’re-going-to-want-to lowdown on the upcoming holiday collection, aptly called
«Shiny Pretty Things».
«This Holiday, break from the everyday and take a technicolour trip in an all-new shiny, pretty, kaleidescopic collection. More is more – so lose yourself in bauble-bright, hallucinatory hues built to party, including shiny pretty shadow – high-intensity pressed glitter eye shadows created for major sparkle.»
Because I love you and because I can’t wait for the launch of these babies, I’ve decided to post not only the ENTIRE Holiday Color Collection 2018 for your viewing pleasure today, but the upcoming Holiday Kits as well.
So get your wish list ready: Here comes Christmas, two months early!
MAC SHINY PRETTY THINGS HOLIDAY COLOR COLLECTION 2018
Shiny Pretty Things Lipstick, CHF 28.00 each (US$ 19.50)
From top left: At Leisure (a creamy pink-beige with gold pearl, A Wink of Pink (Mid-tone rose pink with bronze gold shimmer), Babetown (dirty beige-pink, cremesheen finish), Both Cheeks (a matte, bright fuschia) and Straight Fire (a true red with matte metallic finish).
Shiny Pretty Things Lipglass, CHF 26.00 each (US$ 18.50)
From top left: Caketop (Pinky-peach icy shimmer), Ice Orchid (mid-tone cool pink), Rosebuddy (deepened berry), Scarcely Seen (light beige-pink) and Tudor Rose (hot magenta with pink pearl).
Shiny Pretty Things Dazzleliner, CHF 28.00 each (US$ 22.00)
From left: In A Little Moonlight (black with silver and gold pearl), Holiday Time (gold with pink shimmer), Midnight Toast (blue with silver pearl) and Statuesque (true silver shimmer)
Shiny Pretty Eye Shadow, CHF 26.00 each (US$ 21.00)
From top left: In Joy To (grey brown with shimmer), Just Chilling (grey with silver sheen), Major Win (ash pink with silver shimmer), Make a Wish (tarnished olive shimmer) and P for Pink (looks weirdly brown here, but it’s a rose gold with silver sparkle!)
Shiny Pretty Things Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Oh Darling (top, metallic gold) and Snowflushed (metallic bronze-pink), CHF 41.00 each (US$ 35.00)
So that’s the Holiday Color Collection for MAC’s Holidays this year… and now, we’re just jumping right in to their ultra-giftable beauty gifts!
Do you need to cleanse your palate first? If so, here ya go:
Sorry about that.
Back to our scheduled programming!
MAC SHINY PRETTY THINGS HOLIDAY KITS (PART ONE)… going on sale in Switzerland in November 2018
I’m sorry, but I don’t have any US$ prices for some of these yet, so if you’re reading this outside of Switzerland, just substract roughly 30% from the CHF – Swiss Frank – price for the US price, okay?
Shiny Pretty Things Lip Bag: Nude Lips and Red Lips (CHF 68.00 each)
Shiny Pretty Things Eye Bag: Smoky Eyes and Neutral Eyes (CHF 68.00 each)
Shiny Pretty Things Face Compact Medium/Deep and Fair (CHF 68.00 each), US$ 39.50
Shiny Pretty Things Sweet Assortment: Liptensity (CHF 89.00)
Shiny Pretty Things Sweet Assortment: Retro Matte (CHF 89.00)
Shiny Pretty Things Lip Kit (10 Mini Lipsticks, CHF 89.00), US$79.50
Shiny Pretty Things Sweet Scrub Set Vanilla, Red Velvet and Black Cherry (CHF 68.00 each)
Shiny Pretty Things Lip Trio Kit, CHF 68.00 (this will be an exclusive at MAC Globus, MAC Jelmoli and at the MAC Stores in Zurich and Lucerne, as well as online)
Ooh, these gift sets will delight frequent fliers!
Shiny Pretty Things All Stars Kit: Ruby Woo (CHF 38.00), (this will be an exclusive at MAC Globus, MAC Jelmoli and at the MAC Stores in Zurich and Lucerne, as well as online), All Stars Kit: Chili and Shiny Pretty Things All Stars Kit: Velvet Teddy (CHF 38.00 each, both online exclusives)
MAC SHINY PRETTY THINGS HOLIDAY KITS (PART TWO)… going on sale in Switzerland on December 3rd, 2018
Yes, there’s a second wave of holiday fun from MAC this year! The counter dates aren’t 100% fixed, so make sure you check back here in case you really, really need one of these babies, okay?
And again: Substract about 30% from the Swiss Franc (CHF) price for an estimate of the US$ price if nothing else is mentioned, okay?
Shiny Pretty Things Glow Getter: Gold (CHF 68.00)
Shiny Pretty Things Glow Getter: Pink (CHF 68.00), US$ 39.50
Shiny Pretty things Party Favours Mini Glitter & Pigments Kit in Gold and Pink, CHF 44.00 each, US$29.50
Shiny Pretty Things Party Favours Mini Lip Glosses: Nude and Pink (CHF 44.00 each), US$ 29.50
Shiny Pretty Things Party Favours Mini Lipsticks in Bright and Nudes (CHF 44.00 each), US$ 29.50
Shiny Pretty Things Fix+ Party Pack, CHF 38.00
I told you it was gonna be a shiny-happy-lovefest here today!
Here’s hoping you were able to handle this preview, and if you’re anything like ME, you’ll be wanting so check out a lot of these make-up treats for yourself, am I right?
I actually have an invite from MAC Switzerland to preview the collection on Halloween (yes, October 31st) here in Zurich, so I haven’t seen any of these babies in real life… but you can be sure that I’ll do an Instagram live from the MAC shop, so we can all get our shopping lists FIXED!
Wherever you are and whatever your shiny pretty needs are this year, I hope you enjoyed this preview… and if you’re up for it, why don’t you let me know which product(s) you’re most looking forward to in the comments?
Have a great pre-holiday October and thanks for reading, my pretties!
The MAC Holiday Collection 2018 Shiny Pretty Things will be released in the US on October 18th. The official release info for Switzerland is «November 2018», so here’s hoping for a November 1 launch!