Today I finally have my MAC x Ellie Goulding haul for you, complete with lots of swatches!
In case you guys don’t know, I am a massive fan of Ellie Goulding. I have all her albums, and basically listen to them on repeat. So when I found out she was releasing a collaboration with MAC I was counting down the days until I could get my hands on it! And yes… I did basically get the whole collection.
This is a picture heavy post so get ready to feast your eyes 🙂
Halcyon Nights and Halcyon Days.
Halcyon Days features 4 cream colour bases and a blot powder in medium/dark (which surprisingly doesn’t look that dark). The shades inside are (clockwise from top left) Wish I Stayed, Tint, Everytime You Go and Root. All the shades have shimmer except for Everytime You Go which is matte (and gorgeous!). You can use the cream colour bases for just about anything, but personally I’m inclined to use the peachy pink as a cream blush, and the others as eyeshadows/bases.
Halcyon Nights features 4 eyeshadows in (clockwise from top left) Starry Eyed (frost), You My Everything (matte), Saddle (matte)(permanent shade), Hanging On (satin). It also has a cream colour base in This Love tucked away underneath, which is a shimmery bronze. As you can see, the eyeshadows are gorgeous! I would have to say Halcyon Nights is my favourite out of both palettes.
I’ll Hold My Breath.
Next up is the powder blush in I’ll Hold My Breath, which features a shimmery bronzer and peachy pink toned blush. The blush is such a gorgeous shade, a nice warm peach pink, but I’m a bit scared of that bronzer on my pasty white skin!
Lipsticks in L to R: Without Your Love, Only You.
Both of these are Cremesheen formulas, so they are nice and hydrating on the lips. They aren’t as opaque as mattes, but 2 swipes will give you opaque coverage, and will give your lips a nice sheen!
Patent polish lip pencils in L to R: Innocent, Revved.
I’ve never tried patent polish lip pencils before, so I had no idea what to expect. As you would expect from the name, they have a brilliant sheen to them. As you can see below, Innocent is definitely on the sheer side, and Revved has decent pigmentation.
Top to bottom: Revved, Innocent, Only You, Without Your Love.
Plush glasses in L to R: Explosion, Goodness Gracious.
Top to bottom: Goodness Gracious, Explosion, Lustre Drops in Pink Rebel (repromote).
Explosion is a high shine gloss with gold micro glitter, and no it doesn’t feel gross and gritty when applied! This shade would be perfect for enhancing your lips and making them appear fuller.
Goodness Gracious is another peach toned pink shade, I guess we know Ellie’s favourite shades to wear?! Again, this shade is super high shine, but doesn’t feel sticky.
What do you guys think? Would you try anything from this collection?