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I loved the look of the Mac Ellie Goulding collection when I first saw it floating around on the internet. I remember thinking it was sure to be an absolute sell out with its pinky/peachy/nude tones, but apparently I was wrong, as far as I can see the whole collection is still in stock. I don’t understand why because it’s beautiful. I spent a my Christmas vouchers on a few products from the range so here is my Mac Ellie Goulding review and swatches.

Mac Ellie GouldingMac Ellie GouldingFirst a word about the packaging, the Ellie Goulding Logo is embossed in gold on shiny black packaging which is replicated in the exterior packaging, which is beautifully line in a metallic rose gold shade, matching the peachy shades in the collection beautifully.

I picked up three pieces, but easily could have grabbed more. There are two palettes available, Halcyon Days and Halcyon Nights (£39.50 each). The Halcyon Days Palette is primarily cream products, so I opted for the Halcyon Nights Palette which houses four eye shadows and one Cream Colour Base.

Mac Ellie Goulding Halcyon NightsMac Ellie Goulding Halcyon Nights

The Cream Colour Base, This Love, is a pinky orange pearl, which in the pan looks like it will be difficult to wear, but as you will see in the swatches, it’s actually a sheer, wearable highlighter. Cream Colour Bases can be used in multiple ways. They can  be worn sheerly or built up for dramatic looks and can be worn on eyes or cheeks, on bare skin and even over foundation and/or powder.

The eye shadows in the palette are in a variety of finishes… Starry Eyed is a cream high pearl finish, actually its not shimmery, it’s glittery, but much like the Bobbi Brown Sparkle eyeshadows its a grown up sparkle. There is fall out, but it wasn’t too bad, and swept away quickly and easily leaving no residue. Next is top right shadow, You My Everything, a mid tone peachy brown, which is a matte finish, bottom left is Saddle, a golden orange brown, also a matte finish, and finally, bottom right is Hanging On, a muted plum brown with a satin finish.

Swatches are Starry Eyed, You My Everything, Saddle, Hanging On and This Love Cream Colour Base.

Mac Ellie Goulding Halcyon NightsAbsolutely thrilled with this palette, it’s incredibly beautiful and performs really well in my opinion.

Next I purchased the Powder Blush Duo in I’ll Hold My Breath, which was £23.

Mac Ellie Goulding I'll Hold My BreathWhile this is expensive at £23, you must take into account the fact that it’s huge, the box it came in is larger than the Halcyon Nights palette. It’s 12.3g, thats more than twice the size of a normal Mac blusher which retails at £18.50. While I love the Halcyon Nights palette, its this product that’s my favourite. It’s a lovely mirrored compact, and embossed with the Ellie Goulding logo, and has is split in two unequal parts, the larger is a matte, medium toned bronzer, with a pearly peach pink blusher. When blended together it looks beautiful, but you can of course pick out each shade and use them as you see fit. Swatches are further down the page.

Finally I picked up one of the lipsticks from the collection, Only You (£17).

Mac Ellie Goulding Only You

Officially I believe this is a mid tone muted coral. To me its a warm, mid toned pink and its the perfect every day colour. I don’t love cremesheen finishes, but this is surprisingly comfortable to wear, but doesn’t last terribly long on my lips, I’m more than happy to whip this beautiful product out in public though to reapply. It really is a beautiful lipstick and complements the rest of the items in the range perfectly.

Swatches, I’ll Hold My Breath Bronzer, I’ll Hold my Breath Blusher and Only You Lipstick.

Mac Ellie GouldingAll in all I’m delighted with my purchases, they all create a soft day look which you can really ramp up with shimmer and shine for evenings if you want. I’d like to go back for the pink Lustre Drops which look beautiful, as well as perhaps, one of the Patentpolish Lip Pencils.

As I say, the collection looks like its all fully instock, so go shopping, would highly recommend.

I purchased all my items from Mac Online.

18 responses to “Mac Ellie Goulding Review and Swatches”

  1. I love all the warm colors , they are so pretty. Great makeup range.

  2. StressedMum says:

    Love the colours of this range, these are colours I would wear

  3. What a stunning palate the shimmery light gold highlighter is simply beautiful

  4. This looks like a fab collection, I may have to pick up a few pieces

  5. I love the colors, they are so pretty, like pastels

  6. Kacie says:

    What a lovely haul! I love Mac make up and this range looks fab!

  7. Rachel says:

    Well I can’t doubt that it is such a pretty range and I adore that blush x

  8. Wow, I didn’t know Ellie even had a range out! Not my sort of colours but they do look pretty!

  9. Laura says:

    Oooh I’ve been looking for reviews of the Ellie Goulding collection. That blusher looks gorgeous

  10. Lovely shades. I love the lipstcik a lot.

  11. Anna says:

    Oh this looks great! I never heard of this before! I need to go and chekc it out!

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