M∙A∙C Holiday Collection 2013: Divine Night.

I am so excited to finally start talking about all of the beautiful holiday collections that have launched over the last month or so. I have been holding out on you -- I know. I feel October is just too early to start talking about the holidays, but now that the end of the month is here, I just could not contain myself any longer.

The first holiday collection I am going to present is none other than this stunner for MAC called Divine Night. You know I live for the MAC holiday collections and can't wait for them each year. This one does not disappoint.

M∙A∙C Holiday Collection 2013: Divine Night

Enjoy yourself – past midnight, the darkness keeps the secrets. Gorgeous colours in rich finishes captivate at every angle, inspiring an evening of lavish living, on the scene and to be seen. Blush and Skinfinish rise to the occasion, pairing rich, contrasting shades with the graphic impact of a limited-edition powder design. Sultry eyes are done with Mineralize Eye Shadow, Fluidlines and Kohl Power Eye Pencil in glittering shades of pearl, from red to green to gold. The ingenious double-lush brush of False Lashes strokes each lash with dramatic volume, sharpening eyes with ultimate definition. Experience finishing touches that are fit to fire up everyone’s envy: lustrous lip shades in nude, satin taupe, red and plum and glossy nails in velvet gold, darkest silver suede and blackened burgundy.

Of course, the first thing I noticed was the boxes. The black is a bit deeper than the regular packaging and the lettering is a shiny gold. The cases are also blacker than normal with shiny gold accents. It really is stunning. I love the contrast of finishes.

Overall, the collection is very frosty. If you have pores of fine lines, proceed with caution. I am a fan of the mineralize finish products though, so with a lot of blending, I found that the frostiness can be toned down. I don't mind the frosty look on my eyes. The only product that I have that I found to be overly frosted on me was the Mineralize Skinfinish in Scene to Be Seen, but that is because I do have some fine lines. Alternately, I really, really like Centre of Attention and have been using this over my bronzer and center of my face almost every day since receiving it. Of course, you can't go wrong with any of the Kohl Power Eye Pencils or Fluidline. I still use Deliciously Rich from the Indulge Collection, so if you didn't pick that one up earlier this fall, here is another chance. For lips, I adore Flair for Finery; this nude pink is another perfect nude pink for me.

The M∙A∙C Holiday Divine Night collection:

Captivating - outside: bright white gold base, inside: deep gold (frost)
Exquisite Ego - outside: bronze base, inside: soft white champagne (frost)
Gilded Night - outside: bright gold with silver pearl base, inside: black with pearl (frost)
Past Midnight - outside: blackish purple with violet pearl base, inside: soft white pink frost (frost)
Until Dawn - outside: soft gold base, inside: purple taupe (frost)
Tonight’s Temptation - outside: black with pearl base, inside: royal blue (frost)

FLUIDLINE - $17.50
Stares & Speculation - dirty olive with gold pearl
Deliciously Rich - shimmering dirty taupe
Macroviolet deep - smoked violet with red pearl

False Black - black

Orpheus - intense black with gold pearl
Raven - intense black with red pearl
Mystery - intense black with green pearl
Feline - intense black with black pearl

Talk of the Town - warm brown base with yellow bronze (satin)
Lured to Love - coral pink base with pink frost (satin)
Lavish Living - violet with silver pearl base with gold pearl (satin)

Centre of Attention - outside: pastel peachy pink with fine pink shimmer, inside: 24 carat gold shimmer
Perfectly Poised - outside: bronzy coral with golden tones, inside: creamy beige with pinkish purple sheen
Scene to Be Seen - outside: mauve with pink sheen, inside: brick rose with gold reflects

LIPSTICK - $16.50
You’ve Got It - pink undertone with gold frost (frost)
Flair for Finery - cool pink nude (lustre)
Exclusive Event - taupe brown (satin)
Private Party - dirty plum mauve (satin)
Prepare for Pleasure - clean magenta red (cremesheen)

You’ve Got It - nude taupe with green pearl
Flair for Finery - cool nude
Private Party - plum mauve with pearl
Prepare for Pleasure - bluish red

Fierce Entrance - rich gold bronze (velvet)
Military - black matte with silver suede pearl (frost)
Gadabout Girl - blackened plum (cream)

MAC Cremesheen Glass Private PartyMAC Cremesheen Glass Private Party

MAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil Orpheus and MysteryMAC Kohl Power Eye Pencil Orpheus and Mystery

MAC Lipstick You've Got It, Exclusive Event, Flair for FineryMAC Lipstick You've Got It, Exclusive Event, Flair for Finery

MAC Mineralize Blush Lured to LoveMAC Mineralize Blush Lured to Love

MAC Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel MacrovioletMAC Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel Macroviolet
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Scene to Be Seen and Centre of AttentionMAC Mineralize Skinfinish Scene to Be Seen and Centre of Attention

MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Until Dawn, Tonight's Temptation, CaptivatingMAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Until Dawn, Tonight's Temptation, Captivating