The only negative about this collection from MAC is that it is exclusive to Selfridges, which means it will be nigh on impossible to get hold of. But, if you do, you won’t be disappointed.
To celebrate the Chinese New Year – which falls on February 16 this year, and 2018 is the year of the dog – MAC has launched this mini collection of five lipsticks, an eyeshadow palette, and a blush duo.
The packaging is adorable, and the colours are really lovely. The Lipsticks (£17.50) are just beautiful shades of red, pink, peach and coral. There are two satin finish lipsticks – Peachy New Year (soft peach with gold pearl), and Good Health (muted peachy nude), two mattes Prosperity (bright pinky coral), and To Luck! (soft dusty rose) and one cremesheen finish Pure Happiness (sheer light pink).
The Luck and Fortune Eyeshadow Palette (£26) is a great buy – it has nine lovely shades in it, all really wearable. The shades are Sweet Vapours, a light peachy nude with a lustre finish. There are three satin finishes – Spirit of the Season, a soft sand, Couplets, a soft peachy beige, and Auspicious, a warm deep brown. The four matte finishes are Georgia Peach, a cool peachy beige, Special Charm, a soft dusty light pink, Luck and Fortune, a mid-tone warm pink and Lucky 8, a dusty rose. And there is one veluxe pearl finish, Precious Occasion, a light peach with gold and pink pearl.
The Powder Blush Duo (£25.50), has a matte finish, and the shades are Love Token, a soft warm pink, and Long Life & Happiness, a light pale peach.
The Lunar New Year Collection is available from January 25, exclusively to Selfridges