As soon as I saw pictures of the Mariah Carey Mac collection I knew I was missing something in my life. I would not be complete until just one product graced my dressing table (or you know -desk, as I don't have a dressing table). The packing alone is just gorgeous and I loved the look of the range of products. I was so impressed with the wearable shades she'd come up with. All nudes, golds and shimmer -perfect to add a bit of sparkle to every day and of course for Christmas!
On Christmas day I was lucky enough to find one of the lipsticks under my tree 'From Mason'. He had actually mentioned to Sam that 'Mummy likes the sparkly lipstick' - top marks for being observant! I clearly bore him with my beauty talk too, poor kid.
I could have asked for all 23 items in the collection but I just knew I wouldn't actually use most of it. I'm trying to limit down the amount of eyeshadow palettes I buy, it has become slightly ridiculous how many just sit in my room. There is a gorgeous highlighter in the collection and although it would be beautiful in photos the colour looks like it would suit a darker skin tone to mine. Can you tell I've given myself a stern talking to?! I told Sam I would be happy with one of the nude lipsticks and that is exactly what he got me. I am thrilled with his choice!
Let's start with the blindingly obvious - the packaging. You couldn't get more 'Mariah' could you? The glitter and soft golden tones are stunning. The butterfly on the bullet is a gorgeous touch and a nod to Mariah's Butterfly album.
I've seen a lot of people with a lipstick from this collection say that they are too pretty to use but I've been wearing this lots since I opened it. I'm sure I'll weep a little when it goes down so far that the pretty butterfly is ruined though. Mac's Creme D'Nude is one of my most repurchased lipsticks and this is really similar, it just has slightly more of a pink-tone to it.
It has a cremesheen finish (my favourite of the Mac finishes). It's really soft and comfortable to wear. I think they colour payoff is really great too for a such a light shade. It has a warm peachy undertone and is great to pop on in the daytime but beautiful with a smokey eye on a night out.
I love the look of the other shades in this collection so if you picked up one of them and have a post on it let me know so I can come and be nosey!