I’m a big fan of MAC, so I always look forward to their holiday collections each year. The MAC Holiday 2021 Collection is this year’s Christmas Collection, and it’s a pretty huge collection, which will be launching in mini collections between now and November.
We’ve already had a peek at the MAC Advent Calendar 2021, which is part of the Hypnotizing Holiday collection, and today I have a whole host of beauty gift sets and palettes to share with you, so keep on reading to find what’s instore for the MAC Holiday 2021 Collection.
Everything in the MAC Holiday 2021 Collection features a Hypnotizing Holiday theme, with psychedelic prints on the packaging and boxes of every single product. I think this year’s collection is the biggest MAC holiday collection I’ve seen in at least five years, and I’m totally here for it.
Last year’s collection was (understandably) paired back, so it’s good to see MAC doing what they do best, with huge, diverse collections and something for everyone.
First up in the MAC Holiday 2021 Collection is the MAC Cosmetics Advent Calendar 2021, which is also being called the MAC Box of Tricks Advent Calendar 2021, to complement the hypnotizing theme of the entire Christmas collection.
The MAC Cosmetics Advent Calendar 2021 is going to be on sale for £135, and the contents inside this year’s version of the MAC advent calendar will be worth £340, giving you more than £200 extra value, which is just incredible.
So, shall we take a look at all of the products within the MAC Holiday 2021 Collection? Keep on reading to find out more, and see swatches…
The first product I have to show you is the MAC Hypnotizing Holiday Hyper Real Glow Highlighter, and this highlighter is available in two different shades.
“Step bright up to this holiday-exclusive M·A·C highlighter compact that packs two hues for supercharged radiance. With an irresistibly cream-like powder formula, the shades blend effortlessly to leave an ultra-reflective yet flawlessly smooth sheen. With an embossed spiral design, the highlighter is all dressed in hypnotic optical-illusion packaging.“
They’re both powder highlighters in the same red and white swirl pattern as the palettes, and they’re both pretty unique compared to the usual MAC Holiday Highlighters.
The first of the MAC Holiday 2021 Collection Highlighter is the shade Fortune Teller / Blizzard Wizard, and it featured swirls of rose gold, with icy champagne, allowing you to use them individually or blend together.
My absolute favourite items from the MAC Holiday 2021 Collection, without a doubt have to be the MAC Hypnotizing Holiday Shadeshifter Duochrome Eye Shadows. They look out of this world, and I want all five shades.
“Instantly transform your holiday look with bold, shade-shifting eye shadow colors loaded with the power to presto-chango right in front of your very eyes. This duochrome eye shadow delivers kaleidoscopic, magical color with ultra-gliding multi-pearlescent pigments.
As the multidimensional shadow catches the light, it sparkles with chromatic reflections for a mesmerizing, chameleonic effect on skin. All dressed in hypnotic optical-illusion packaging.”
Each of the five duochrome shadows within the MAC Holiday 2021 Collection, are packaged within bright red plastic compacts, with the swirl pattern on the clear plastic lid.
The five shades on offer are;
I don’t think the MAC Holiday 2021 Collection would be complete without a set of lashes, and of course, the MAC Hypnotizing Holiday collection features a set of lashes.
This year’s holiday lashes come with a clear lash case, with the same red swirl design, with accents of black. They look so pretty, with a super fine lash band, and a layered, wispy design, with longer lash fibres scattered throughout, for a fluttery finish.
The MAC Holiday 2021 Collection includes two different six-pan eyeshadow palettes. They’re the MAC Surprise Eyes palettes, with a circular disc shaped compact, and six round pans, and a holographic spinner design on the lid.
It’s very different for MAC, and will be divisive, I’m sure. It does fit their theme, but to me, it kinda looks like child’s makeup with the spinning lid design.
It’s good seeing MAC doing something totally different, but these two palettes don’t look appealing to me, and I’m surprised that they’re both pink palettes too. The two palettes on offer are;
This is the MAC Surprise Eyes Rich Palette, and it’s a pretty pink themed palette with the following six shades;
- Flashy Lady
- Call Me By My Flame
- Bows Before Beaus
- Honey Swoon
This is the MAC Surprise Eyes Cool Palette, and it’s a cool toned pink and grey palette with the following six shades;
- Mind Boggling
- Made You Blink
- Fact or Fiction
We then have the lipsticks. Again, it wouldn’t be a MAC holiday collection without some lipsticks, and the MAC Holiday 2021 Collection features five beautiful shades, in the black, white and red swirled packaging.
“A stacked deck of five holiday-exclusive Matte, Cremesheen and Frost shades. M·A·C Lipstick is the iconic product that made M·A·C famous. All dressed in hypnotic optical-illusion packaging.“
The five shades of the MAC Hypnotizing Holiday Lipsticks are;
“Perform the ultimate magic trick with this stacked hand of four fundamental brushes. Includes cosmetic bag, the 496SES Flat Foundation Buffing Brush, 553SES Dual-Ended Brow Brush, 495SES Multi-Purpose Powder Blush Brush, and 587SES Eye Bullet Brush. All dressed in hypnotic optical-illusion packaging.“
The MAC Holiday 2021 Collection Brush Set is packaged within an amazing pink and white psychedelic box, with a ‘to and from’ panel for you to complete prior to gifting the set, which is cute. Included within the box, you get the following brushes;
- 496 SES Flat Foundation Buffing Brush
- 553 SES Dual-Ended Brow Brush
- 495 SES Multi-Purpose Powder Blush Brush
- 587 SES Eye Bullet Brush
Each of the brushes have black bristles, black glossy bristles, and patterned brush handles. The pouch is cute too, with two zips, which can be used to store your brushes when travelling.
“A full suite of five waterproof, long-wearing, holiday-exclusive Powerpoint Eye Pencil shades in pearlescent and matte finishes. Smooth to apply. Won’t transfer, smudge or budge. Draws the line. Powers your eyes. Makes its point. Lasts and lasts. All dressed in star-topped, hypnotic optical-illusion packaging.“
Each of the eyeliner pencils have a star shape on the top of the white plastic lids, which I love. The five shades are;
If you prefer a gloss, the MAC Holiday 2021 Collection also features five shades of lip gloss too. The MAC Hypnotizing Holiday Lipglass collection have clear plastic tubes, and white, black and red swirled lids, and doefoot applicators.
“Transform lips with shade-shifting, pearlescent glossy colors that will leave them spellbound. Five holiday-exclusive hues can create a high-gloss, glass-like finish or a subtle sheen. “
The five shades on offer are;
It’s a lovely face mist, which doesn’t prolong the longevity of your makeup, but it does a nice job at refreshing the skin, and helps reduce any powderiness or cakeiness too. I also like to use mine for mixing with loose pigments, and it’s just as nice on bare skin.
The MAC Holiday 2021 Collection includes two face palettes, each of which contains three shades. Whenever MAC launches face palettes as part of their holiday collections, they’re always popular, and both shades of the palette look beautiful.
It’s the MAC Step Bright Up Extra Dimension Skinfinish Palette, which is $39.50 and available in the following two colourways;
“A limited-edition highlighter palette featuring a trio of prismatic Extra Dimension Skinfinish highlighters in all-new Light or Medium/Deep shades.“
Each of the two palettes have ripples and swirled designs in the pans, and they do look super metallic. The shades of the individual highlighters in each palette are as follows;
- Light: Lights On Lavender / Freeze! / In The Spirit
- Medium / Deep: Overt Trickery / Where The Magic Happens / In On The Secret
It’s a cute set of twelve bestselling mini MAC lipsticks in a mix of finishes, with Cremesheen, Matte, Retro Matte, Satin and Amplified. There isn’t a list of the specific shades within the set yet, but you can find out more about this MAC holiday lipstick set right here.
We then have two three-piece lipstick sets. The MAC Tiny Tricks Mini Lipsticks Trios are $27.50, and each feature three miniature MAC lipsticks, with the same packaging design as the rest of the collection, with the psychedelic swirly pattern.
Described as being a holiday-exclusive lip kit of little Lipstick trios in limited-edition Neutral or Red shades. It looks like the lipstick sets feature both MAC Matte and MAC Amplified finishes.
- Eclectic Sceptic
- Candy Swirl
- Sleight Of Grand
The last products in the MAC Holiday 2021 Collection, for the first drop of the collection, are two pretty MAC lip gloss sets. There’s lots more holiday launches coming, but this round of the collection is mostly about the sets.
“A holiday-exclusive lip kit of little Lipglass trios in limited-edition Cool or Warm shades.”
- Frost Smitten
- Charmed, I’m Sure!
- Optical Dellusion
- TikTalk Of The Town
- Gilty Of Trickery
So, that’s everything in the first drop of the MAC Holiday 2021 Collection. I am going to continue to add more products to this mammoth posts, whenever further products launch, so bookmark it and keep checking back, to see what else will be launching.
All images belong to MAC and / or Dominic Skinner MUA.
Hi, my name is Gemma, and I’m the owner of MakeupMuddle.com. I’m a true beauty obsessive, and love writing about anything to do with beauty. In addition to Makeup Muddle, I also own GemmaEtc.com, and love sharing my thoughts and feelings about the greatest (and not so great) beauty products!