The MAC Ellie Goulding Collection Is Polished Pop Star Power

Published in: Collections, MAC Makeup, Video

There’s also a video review in this post. If it’s not appearing, you can click here to watch it on YouTube.

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The MAC Ellie Goulding collection (coming to the MAC website Dec. 14 and to stores and counters Dec. 17 – Jan. 15, 2016)

Wearing a sexy scuba outfit while rocking big blonde hair that looks like it’s being whipped back by 12 Beyoncé fans doesn’t mean you have to go OTT with your makeup.

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The first time I saw the sexy scuba promo pic for the MAC Ellie Goulding collection on Instagram a while back, I thought, “OOH! LOVE! Now this is makeup I would want to wear.” It looks so approachable and fresh, but there’s still some drama to it, like the black-winged liner and falsies. I think Ellie just looks really beautiful.

MAC Ellie Goulding

Then I saw the promo pics for the products and fell head over heels.

I’m not sure, but I might be in the minority when it comes to how much I love these colors, specifically the warm browns and neutral browns, but I’m sorry. I’m not 22 years old and about to rock an emerald green eyeshadow to Costco anymore.

I mean…I’ll do it on occasion, 🙂 but when I think of makeup that I know I can wear over and over and over again, it’s things like this: warm browns on the eyes; beautiful bronzy cheeks with a peachy glow and juicy, glossy coral lips.

In that promo pic, Ellie looks like she’s either about to belt out a song, or make out with somebody, LOL!

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MAC Ellie Goulding Powder Blush Duo in I’ll Hold My Breath ($28)

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MAC Ellie Goulding Halcyon Days ($44)

MAC releases so many collections, but for me, this one stands out. The brand does stuff with singers all the time, but sometimes their collaborations seem a little half-@ssed, ya know? Like the Mariah Carey one? Come on… One lipstick and no special packaging? Like, that’s it? But this got the full red carpet treatment.

Lots and lots more info in the video at the top, and here are some swatches and pictures. Have a look, and let me know what you think.

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MAC Ellie Goulding Halcyon Nights ($44)



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MAC Ellie Goulding Cremesheen Lipsticks in Only You on the left and Without Your Love on the right ($18 each)

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MAC Ellie Goulding Plushglasses in Explosion on the left and Goodness Gracious on the right ($21 each)

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MAC Ellie Goulding Patentpolish Lip Pencils in Innocent and Revved Up ($21 each)

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MAC Ellie Goulding packaging

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MAC Ellie Goulding Boxes

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MAC Ellie Goulding Halcyon Days swatches

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MAC Ellie Goulding Halcyon Nights swatches

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MAC Ellie Goulding Powder Blush Duo swatches in I’ll Hold My Breath

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MAC Ellie Goulding Cremesheen Lipstick swatches in Only You (left) and Without Your Love (right)

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MAC Ellie Goulding Patentpolish Lip Pencils swatches in Innocent (left) and Revved Up (right)

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MAC Ellie Goulding Plushglass swatches in Explosion (left) and Goodness Gracious (right)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Linda says:

    Those colors are so pretty! Where is that adorable sweater from?

  2. I wasn’t so sure about this collection when I seen the photos online but after seeing the swatches, I must have this!!!

  3. Lulle says:

    I really like the soft colors in this collection, and the palettes look so fresh and new. I wouldn’t mind getting both if I could!
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  4. I really love the colors they picked for this collab! I just wish the powder blush duo was half-and-half. NEEDS MORE CORAL! 🙂
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  5. Cmferrets says:

    How does this blush duo compare with the Rihanna’s one that came out ?

  6. Jax says:

    I love the idea, especially the two level pallets, but the alway seem to do them in colours that are too warm for me, so I admire from afar and go back to the customisable pallets.

    I know exactly what you mean about most of their collections these days, between lack of effort/commitment to some, terrible quality and that many are US only or made in such limited numbers that they sell out in hours, I’ve just pretty much given up getting excited about anything but the permanent range.

  7. You’re so right, Karen, I absolutely go along with you with the make-up colours.
    I NEED (well, that’s a big LIE), I absolutely WANT some items of this collection, too! Especially the Powder Blush Duo.

    That’s make-up, which I wear often because of the natural colours. These (and burgundy) match best with my water colour eyes (I say this for all blue, green, gray eyes, well, in my opinion “water” colours).

  8. Even though I am all about these colors (must be the age), I am still not too excited. I feel like I own too many similar ones already.
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  9. Susan T. says:

    I absolutely love all the lip colours! They are exactly what I wear and want.

  10. denise S says:

    Looks like a pretty everyday makeup collection. I like the blush duo!

  11. Rachel R. says:

    The lip colors are too light for my tastes. I like the pretty corals in this collection, but after getting Tartelette in Bloom and Gwen Stefani palettes, I feel neutraled out for now.

    Love your lipstick top, BTW!

  12. Erin says:

    I bet it all works well for you, I wasn’t very happy with the colors 🙁
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  13. Monica says:

    The cream palette is intriguing. I’ve never tried the formula before and if you’re raving about it, I want it! I usually stay away from MAC limited edition because they’re so expensive where I live and just out of principle, ya know what I mean? But I might just make an exception this time. Oh and you’re so right about that song. It’s in my work out playlist too!

  14. Sydney says:

    Hi Karen, love your videos! And loved the makeup on you! I, like some other people, wasn’t too crazy about the colors either, but you definitely changed my mind and I can’t wait to get them, thanks!;)

  15. JUVY says:

    These look great for everyday wear regardless the season.
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  16. Kim says:

    I agree – I love the color combo in Halcyon Days. And all the lip colors look beautiful. 🙂

  17. Lena says:

    Karen, how was the shade of the blot powder on your skin, did it show up light? Do you think it will be ok on nc 25 skin?
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  18. Emmy says:

    Wow! I want! This collection is beautiful! <3
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  19. sabrina says:

    i love the figure 8 song by ellie goulding, i saw her show live back in 2014 in jakarta during some music festival…well basically i love all her songs..big fans, when she’s making this collaboration with mac cosmetics, i was soooo eggcited hehe,, however, i need to ask my friend in US to buy it for me, mac indonesia doesnt have most of the limited edition series

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