MAC Holiday 2015 | Magic of the Night Color Collection and Gift Sets

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mac holiday 2015 magic of the night


This year I really, really hope I get an invite to a Hogwarts-style enchanted garden/magical nighttime holiday event because then I’ll have the world’s most fitting excuse to get gussied up in makeup from the MAC Holiday 2015 Magic of the Night collection.

I just hope I can find the right black-tie pregnancy dress, hmm… 🙂

mac holiday 2015 magic of the night

Oh, boy! This collection is a doozy. It’s a big one, and it’s split into two parts. First, there’s the color collection, spell caster’s codename “Magic of the Night.” And then there are several holiday gift sets in three different categories, appropriately named Enchanted Eve, Irresistibly Charming and Viva Glamorous.

Playing with these pieces today it was pretty much love at first swipe. The color theme and deep jewel-toned smoky eyes, gleaming skin and matte lips are totally my style, and I’m a sucker for the magical vibe.

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mac holiday 2015

mac holiday 2015 magic of the night

MAC Magic of the Night Colourdrenched Pigments

MAC Magic of the Night Colourdrenched Pigments

MAC Magic of the Night In Extra Dimension Skinfinishes

MAC Magic of the Night In Extra Dimension Skinfinishes

MAC Magic of the Night Lipsticks, Lip Pencils and Pearlglide Liners

MAC Magic of the Night Lipsticks, Lip Pencils and Pearlglide Liners

MAC’s new line of Colourdrenched Pigments definitely caught my eye. They’re soft and saturated pressed powder eyeshadows that feel almost like creams, and they are intense! And then there are the lovely In Extra Dimension Skinfinishes, which are, in my opinion, quite possibly the most perfect highlighters MAC has ever made.

Come take a closer look with me in the video at the top. 🙂


I only gloss over a few of the holiday sets in the release, but I will be using them to conjure up (haha) a couple looks over the coming week.

Aaaand here’s a quick rundown of the MAC Magic of the Night products I’m wearing in the video…

  • Colourdrenched Pigment in Night Thrill — inner corners and inner part of my lower lash line
  • Ascent of Glamour — outer part of my lower lash line
  • Tonight’s the Night — lids
  • Moon Is Blue — outer half of the lid
  • No Taboos — outer V
  • Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner in Black Swan — smudged along the lower lash line
  • In Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Shaft of Gold — as a bronzer/blush on my cheekbones
  • In Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Oh Darling — as a highlighter
  • Matte Lipstick in Please Me — lips

As always, thank you for watching, and happy spell casting with MAC Magic of the Night!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. The collection arrives at MAC counters October 22, but it’ll be up on the MAC website a few days earlier on October 18.


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  1. Such a gorgeous collection!! The lighter Skinfinish looks absolutely beautiful…. okay, well all the products do! And that packaging is to die for xx
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  2. Isabel says:

    Oh my gosh you look so stunning in this video! Please share what foundation, concealer and setting powder you used today! And your eyeshadow blending is on point! Xo

    • Karen says:

      Hi Isabel,

      I’m wearing MAC Waterweight all over with Dior Nudeskin on the cheeks and nose. I set it all with MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. To conceal the under eye area, I used Trish McEvoy Instant Eye Lift to color correct, Sephora Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer to conceal, and then set it with Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder. And thanks regarding the blending… there were a lot of shadows up in the mix, which always makes the transitions easier. Takes a while though!

      Let me know if you have any other questions. 🙂

  3. Woooooh, I love the eyeshadow singles! The rich jewel-tones are just so gorgeous! Love the way they look on your eyes. Too bad that one palette arrived broken 🙁
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  4. Lovisa says:

    Start saving up for this one 😂 its absoloutly gorgeous gonna need to pick a few item så only . Gosh that light highlighter 😍

  5. Kim says:

    I can totally see why you’d be loving this! The packaging reminds me of something I can’t quite put my finger on (and it’s going to bug me all day!).

    • Karen says:

      On Youtube Somebody mentioned Bladerunner, and I’m totally getting that vibe. Very retro-futuristic. We should all go over someone’s house and play Atari now, haha!

      • Kim says:

        It does have that kind of futuristic look, for sure. OMG, on Atari. I saw a commercial last night (can’t remember what for) that showed the console. Video game tech has changed a bit! HAHA!

  6. Agata says:

    I will take one of everything, please! The purple and the blue eyeshadows are so pretty!
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  7. Po says:

    Les couleurs sont magnifiques, le packaging trop beau ^^ . bien maquillée avec on ne passe pas inaperçue lors d’une soiree

  8. Carolyn says:

    Ooohhh that teal/green pigment is screaming my name. And the highlighters… Ugh I want! That green pigment as a liner all around the eye would be so pretty. Karen why do you do this to me??? Dates are saved into my phone so now we’ll just have to see how badly I still want these by the time they’re available.

  9. Tracey E. says:

    Hi Karen, thank you so much for this delicious sneak peek into the upcoming MAC Holiday release. Because this release is so expensive, would it be possible to add to the blog specifically what products will be available online and in the stores and the dates? (I know most are online Oct. 18 and in store Oct. 22 except for one group that’s being released online on Oct 27 and in store October 29.)

    I’m diving in on those MAC Extra Dimension Skin Finish compacts! WOW!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tracey,

      Here ya go!

      Magic of the Night — online Oct. 18, in store Oct. 22 – December 17
      Enchanted Eve — online Oct. 18, in store Oct. 22
      Irresistibly Charming – online Oct 27, in store Oct. 29
      Viva Glamorous – online Oct. 18, in store Oct. 22

  10. Tracey E. says:

    You are the best, Karen! Thank you! (You are also the first to come out with the launch specifics.) I will have my in-laws in town when this is all going down, but I will have those Extra Dimension Skinfinish compact.

    Many thanks again!


  11. Alex says:

    Oh boy those extra dimension skin finishes.I shall grab them both!

  12. Rachel R. says:

    I love the Color Drenched Pigments, though Night Thrill looks less impressive than the others. I’m really the packaging on the Holiday collection. MAC holiday collections can have iffy quality, though.

    • Karen says:

      Totally with you on that. The eyeshadow palettes are either hit or miss. I do love the little Pigment sets though! They last forever and you get a good variety of colors.

      Happy Thursday to you! I’m sleepy today for some reason. I guess I want it to the be weekend already, LOL!

  13. breyerchic04 says:

    Please tell me I don’t need another purple lipstick?

  14. kellly says:

    OMG those extra dimension skin finishes! I NEED them!

  15. divna says:

    OMG i’m like – i want everything 😀

  16. Sissi says:

    Oh geez! Those are pigmented for sure. Maybe I’m too boring for this collection lol!

  17. Becky Z. says:

    I want everything! Do you know when these will be released in Canada? 🙂

  18. Emma says:

    what time will these be released on the 18th?

  19. Emma says:

    what time will the collection be released today?

  20. Katia says:

    Hi, do you think they will be sold today ?

  21. Kari says:

    Hi Karen! I picked up oh, darling highlighter and was wondering whats the nest brush to use with it? Im relatively new to the whole highlighter thing but i could not resist the prettyness. Thank you and i love your work! 😻

  22. Dena says:

    Hey karen !
    I’ve benn hesitate about buying the essential brushes sets in the collection because it has some brushes that I want and it seems as a good buy.. In the vudeo you showed the brushes but didn’t talked about it, please reply to me in wether I shoyld but or not.. Especially that it has 20% off discount.

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