Just a few more bundled items in MAC’s holiday collection: the Lip Bags, the Lash and Line Bags, and a Nordstrom-exclusive Mineralize Kit.Â I have to say, I think MAC put together some awesome sets this year. As with the brush sets, each bag comes with a long strap, so you can wear it as a cross-body purse.
Let’s start with the lip bags (because I love them!). Each set is $36.
Dazzle the Lads contains sheer-browned-wine-with-gold-sparkles Cremesheen Baron’s Rose, sheer-light-apricot-with-blue-and-gold-sparkles Moth to Flame Dazzleglass, and peachy rose Draw Me Close lipliner. A lot of MAC lipliners seem so purple… I really love that Draw Me Close isn’t.
The Vain & Glorious Lip Bag repromotes Mellow Mood (at last!), a gorgeous rose-pink lustre. It also repromotes Baby Sparks Dazzleglass (warm, sheer, light pink with blue sparkles) and In Synch lipliner.
If I may be permitted to grumble a bit, I wish I could swap the two liners… I want both Mellow Mood and Draw Me Close.
‘Tis Noble to Give Lip Bag contains just two lip products: Viva Glam V lipstick and Viva Glam V lipglass. If I’d forgotten why VGV is MAC’s best-selling VG lipstick, this swatch reminded me. The color is rose with gold sparkles… gorgeous. The lipgloss version of the color is just a bit more beige/brown than the lipstick. As with all Viva Glam products, 100% of the purchase price ($36) will be donated to MAC’s AIDS charity.
Now I hate to say this, but if you don’t LOVE the bag that this lip kit comes in, both the lipstick and the gloss are permanent colors. You could buy both for $29, and all that money would STILL go to charity.
There are two “Lash and Line” kits. These are $36 each and contain a full-sized pigment (loose eyeshadow), fluidline (potted creme eyeliner), mini Zoom Lash mascara, and short-handled 209 eyeliner brush.
Violet My Love offers Violet pigment and Macroviolet fluidline; Noble Knights includes Teal pigment and Blitz & Glitz fluidline.
One quick note about Blitz & Glitz: the sparkles are really tiny and subtle. Blacktrack is MAC’s “black” Fluidline, but until you swatch Blitz & Glitz side-by-side with Blacktrack, you might not even notice the sparkles.
There are also three Mineralize Kits this year. They come in metal pencil boxes, and contain a mineralize eyeshadow duo, a paint pot, a lipglass, and a mini Zoom Lash mascara. They’re $49.50 each, and one of them (Swinging Violets) is exclusive to Nordstrom. The other two (My Scottish Fling and Glamorous) are exclusive to freestanding MAC stores and MACcosmetics.com
The Swinging Violets contains Earthly Riches mineralize eyeshadow duo, Bare Study paint pot, and Icescape lipglass. (Nothing new, but it’s nice to see Earthly Riches and Icescape again.)