As much as I loathe seeing Christmas decorations already in stores the holiday beauty launches always have me salivating. With the MAC Holiday 2013 Collection Stroke of Midnight, three Eye Kits were released in Gold, Violet and today’s post of Nude.
I chose Nude because it was the only kit that had a new Fluidline and a new Pro Longwear Paint Pot within the set. The other two had either permanent or repromoted items, that, while lovely, are already in my stash.
What Nordstrom says about the MAC Stroke of Midnight Nude Eye Kit:
M·A·C rings in the New Year with the Stroke of Midnight collection, featuring a range of products for lips, face and eyes that celebrate the dreamy time between dusk and dawn. The Nude eye kit features everything you need for perfect eye makeup application every time. The products come packaged in a limited-edition Stroke of Midnight bag, featuring a chic graphic white pattern and elegant gold piping.
– In Extreme Dimension Lash mascara in black.
– Fluidline in Past Twilight, a blackened plum.
– Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Utterly Becoming, a creamy beige.
– Double-ended 209 Eyeliner/239 Eye Shader brush.
The Nude Eye Kit includes Utterly Becoming Pro Longwear Paint Pot (creamy beige), Past Twilight Fluidline (blackened plum, matte), In Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara (black) and a double-ended 209/239 brush.
It’s safe to say I’m obsessed with this kit. All of the items I’ve been using daily for the last week as a go-to eye look, with and without an added shadow on top. The paint pot is smooth and creamy, making an excellent and sturdy base for shadows. The liner glides on easily and precisely with the included brush, lasting the day in a matte finish. The mascara adds impressive volume without clumping and the brush was easy to work with.
As for the bag it would make a nice little clutch if you have a little holiday party to attend and the black, white and gold theme makes it easy to match up with a multitude of outfit choices.
The value of this kit is incredible when you break it down (for instance just the Fluidline is $16.00 and a Pro Longwear Paint Pot will run you $20.00… right there you’re at $36.00), and if you are into the included shades that makes it an absolute must have.
Below I’ve used everything within this kit in my eye look and applied it with the brush that was included.
The MAC Stroke of Midnight Nude Eye Kit retails for $39.50 and is available at your local MAC counter (Nordstrom, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s) or store as well as online at maccosmetics.com. This set is limited edition.