I was just saying a few days ago that I can't believe next month is Christmas. Nope I'm not ready and refuse to believe it but I won't say no to a few of the beautiful "holiday" (I'm British holiday in my book involves summer and if I'm lucky sea and sand) collections that have suddenly began to spring up everywhere. Newly launched is MAC Divine Night Collection and the stand out products in my opinion have to be the limited edition MSF's two of which I purchased.
I'm not going to waste too much of your time discussing the packaging it is pretty much in the style of a bog standard MAC MSF but only this time around the black accents are matte in finish and the MAC lettering is gold. It is really pretty and rather chic not to mention practical due to the large transparent window. I must mention that the MAC MSF formulation is baked and as a result a little fragile so it can shatter etc if not handled with care.
Within the MAC Divine Night Collection there is three new MSF's to choose from, in the end I settled on Perfectly Poised and Scene to be Seen. What I really like about the design of this particular MAC MSF offering is that you technically have three shades in one from each pan. There is a large segment, a smaller segment that is still sizeable enough to be used on its own and of course you can blend the two shades together.
MAC Perfectly Poised is predominately a large section of bright bronze which does have a strong undertone and reminds me a little of The Balm's Betty-Lou Manizer only this has a much more frosty texture and finish. The smaller segment is a light creamy ivory shade which is again rather shimmery and does pull a pearlescent pink when applied to the skin alone. Combined the bronze shade does dominate but the smaller section of colour does help the overall tone become more muted, slightly more peachy and wearable. Truthfully I don't recommend this particular MSF for lighter skin tones as it will appear muddy or worse orange, yes it could be worn as an eyeshadow but it is better suited to medium - deep complexions. On such colourings it will provide a bronze glow but I do warn that the MAC MSF formula is not the most refined and will highlight imperfections.
The other duo so to speak I have is of course Perfectly Poised which I was under the impression would be more pink toned when in-fact it is very much a light mauve offering. Perfectly Poised comprises of a large mauve section which does have a strong pink undertone and generally leans cool complete with a smaller segment which is warm toned and more of a pinky/coral with an orange undertone - it is not world's apart from MAC Stereo Rose. Combined oddly the smaller section is what dominates and it produces a light slighty dusky pink coral...bizarre I know. Unlike Perfectly Poised this can be worn by all skin tones but in my opinion is best suited as a frosty/shimmer based blush due to the shade. Again due to the shimmer packed finish this is less than kind on complexions which imperfections such as large pores, fine lines and dry skin as I found out the hard way.
Typically speaking both MSF's wore around 6 hours before signs of fading appeared but I should mention that due to my skin being very oily this does affect the result.
You can find all the MAC Divine Night Holiday 2013 MSF's here for £24 each - link.