MAC Making Pretty Holiday 2012 Collection Swatches & Review

MAC Making Pretty

MAC Making Pretty for holiday 2012 is a really gorgeous looking collection featuring pink and rose gold packaging. SO cute!

It’s a small one including only an iridescent powder (Silver Dusk), three sheer powders (Light/Medium, Medium Plus and Dark Secret), two lipsticks (Runaway Red and 3N) and a face and eye brush set. You do pay for what you get in terms of packaging here – nothing is cheap!

MAC Making Pretty 3

MAC Making Pretty 2

MAC Making Pretty Silver Dusk
Silver Dusk

MAC Making Pretty Silver Dusk 2
Silver Dusk

MAC Making Pretty Sheer Mystery Powder
Sheer Mystery Powder

MAC Making Pretty Sheer Mystery Powder Medium Plus
Sheer Mystery Powder in Medium Plus

MAC Making Pretty Sheer Mystery Powder Dark Secret
Sheer Mystery Powder in Dark Secret

MAC Making Pretty Runaway Red Lipstick
Runaway Red

MAC Making Pretty Runaway Red Lipstick Swatch
Runaway Red

MAC Making Pretty Swatches
Sheer Mystery Powder in Medium Plus, Dark Secret, Silver Dusk, Runaway Red (NC20 skin)

Unfortunately for me neither of the Sheer Mystery Powders are my shade. I would probably be Light/Medium. But they feel very finely milled and soft.

Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder is a loose, soft powder with Mica. It gives off a soft silvery/pink glow. Best packaging ever!

Runaway Red is a bright red satin lipstick. Great red shade.

Availability: Most everything is sold out online already but may still be available in stores.

Pricing: Silver Dusk ($65 for 0.51 oz), Sheer Mystery Powder ($65 for 0.28 oz), Lipstick ($28 for 0.15 oz).

Do you love this packaging? How about what’s inside, worth the price for you or no way?


Note: MAC is not cruelty free.

Disclosure: The product(s) in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer or their PR company for consideration. For more information please visit my legal page.

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  • December 20, 2012

    Very pretty packaging but it’s not worth the price imo.

  • December 20, 2012

    This collection would be too pretty to touch. Also, the price tag is a little too hefty for me. This is a pass.

  • December 20, 2012

    I love the rose gold, but the lipstick packaging looks really cheap IMO.

  • December 20, 2012

    the lipstick looks great on you!
    but the price tag is a bit too high

  • December 20, 2012

    The packaging looks kinda tacky but I do love the color and it looks really cool on the black tray in your first photo!
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  • December 20, 2012

    The packaging is super cute but the price is a little outrageous for me. This is one of the first things I’ve seen from mac that I’ve *wanted* but I will not buy their products until they switch to cruelty free.

  • December 21, 2012

    The packaging IS the selling point for this collection! These pieces would look great on a white and pink vanity. LOL Those prices are outragious!!!

  • December 23, 2012
    Kristi C. (@lov2read68)

    I like the packaging on this but the prices are a bit outrageous! I like how feminine & girly it looks. Has a bit of a retro feel to me!

  • January 4, 2013

    I would love the sheer mystery powder for the stunning case but I can’t fathom paying $65+tax for a pressed power.

  • January 21, 2013

    I love the packaging, so I will get something from this collection (it hasn’t been released where I live yet) for sure. It sure is expensive though!
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