MAC Dazzlesphere for holiday 2011 is a collection of mini kits packed in these super cool clear “ornaments”.
There are three mini gloss kits, one mini nail lacquer kit and three crushed pigment kits. The only ones not mini sized are the crushed pigments.
I think these are a really cute way to package a holiday item, especially if you are giving it as a gift. You just twist the clear plastic part and it opens to reveal the goodies inside.
Crushed Pigments in Smoky Berry
Pearl, Rose Light, Spicy Smoke, Roasted Chestnut (Dry swatches)
I am a big fan of the Crushed Pigments because they are incredibly pigmented and amazing. I cannot even imagine a reason anyone wouldn’t love them! There are three sets of these ornaments including Smoky Blue, Plum and Smoky Berry, which is what I have.
Pearl is a pale silvery pink.
Rose Light is a medium rose pink.
Spicy Smoke is a gorgeous cranberry color.
Roasted Chestnut is a dark chocolate brown with gold and green shimmer.
These are all soft and incredibly saturated and I love them! My favs are Spicy Smoke and Roasted Chestnut.
Dark Angel, Mistletoe, Style Tip, Much Adored
Much Adored, Style Tip, Mistletoe, Dark Angel
The nail varnishes are minis and there is just the one ornament set that comes with these four colors. Of course the one that immediately jumped out as me was the green called Mistletoe.
Much Adored is a pale shimmery pinkish white with a pretty pearl shimmer. Sadly, this looks much better with the flash on it than in real life.
Style Tip is a nude creme. Not much to say, boring and pretty blah if you ask me.
Mistletoe is a shimmery green metallic with heavy gold shimmer. This is a pretty nice green, if not a little streaky.
Dark Angel is a dark purple creme. My bottle is labeled as a frost but clearly it’s not.
My favorite thing here is definitely the Crushed Pigments. I think those are outstanding and well worth buying. I would skip the Nail Varnish though since none of the colors are that unique and mini bottles are kind of just “eh”.
Pricing: Crushed Pigments ($32.50), Nail Varnish ($25.50).
What do you think about Dazzlesphere!?