How are you doing on your side of the universe? Mac Magic of the Night Holiday 2015 Collection is kind of a “mediocre” collection. Nothing too exceptional, easily duped but not poor performing. Mac Oh Darling EDSF got so many dupes out in the market already. I think this is Mac’s way to reinvent Mac Whisper of Gilt. Mac Evening Rendezvous is not too unique either. Packaging-wise, not the best from Mac but not too cheap either. Like what I’ve just said, it’s a “so so” collection. By the way, I am so happy that Vanderpump Rules is back on TV! Can I get an Amen?! Don’t judge me, it’s one of my favorite guilty pleasures. Now on to my reviews.
Mac Oh Darling Extra Dimension Skinfinish is described as a “metallic gold.” It appears as a shimmery beige gold with shimmer. For a woman of color, I just lightly tap my brush once to highlight my T-zones and thrice for my cheekbones. But you can add more shimmer as you please. I just don’t want to overdo it. It lasted for almost 8 hours of wear on my dry skin. It is finely milled and no dry crumbs or fall outs. You get the most of your product for the price you pay. The pan is plastic which is glossy metallic navy blue with a hint of lavender when compared with the regular frosted black ones. Since it is glossy, say “Hello!” to your finger prints all over the pan. Nonetheless, it’s a great performing product but not worth getting if you already have Mac Whisper of Gilt or Anastasia So Hollywood.
Mac Evening Rendezvous Lipstick is characterized as a “matte deep reddish purple.” It appears as a warm medium purple with strong fuchsia undertones and a matte finish. It is a non drying, non hydrating formula that feels very lightweight. It lasted for 6 hours and left a fuchsia stain for the next 2 hours. What I like with this new Mac matte lipstick formula is that they are very comfortable to wear even in the driest weather. I am such a sucker for purple with pink undertones and this is one of those I’ve been reaching for and wearing it at least twice a week since I got this.
The Bottom Line:
If you’ve missed on Mac Whisper of Gilt in the past, Mac Oh Darling is the best alternative for it. However, it seems it’s already sold out for the past 2 weeks and until today, it still hasn’t been restocked. Anastasia So Hollywood is a nice option for this one, if you are not too picky on the brand. I’ll update this post with possible dupes for this shade. Mac Evening Rendezvous is a pretty shade on brown skin since it’s already warm toned brings out the bronze undertones in me. I’ll also update this post with possible dupes. The good news is, it is still in stock as of this writing, so go ahead and place an order. I’m skipping the eyeshadows from this collection since I prefer to get holiday palettes than singles. Do chat with me on social media where the fun things in makeup happen. Until next time…
Dupes for Mac Oh Darling include:
Mac Evening Rendezvous Lipstick A
Price: $18 / 2.8 g. / 0.10 oz. tube
Overall Quality: 9/10 Formula: 9/10 Pigmentation: 10/10 Application: 10/10 Longevity: 10/10
Mac Oh Darling Mineral Skin Finish A
Price: $33 / 6 g. / 0.21 oz. pan
Overall Quality: 9/10 Formula: 9/10 Pigmentation: 10/10 Application: 9/10 Longevity: 10/10
I purchased this!