MAC Diwali Light Festival Collection | Swatches

 

Hi everyone! MAC India has just launched the Diwali Light Festival Collection, a range that has got everyone excited as its inspired by our very own festival of lights! Its a small collection containing 2 eye liners and a limited edition, 9-eye shadow palette featuring beautiful eye shadows suited for Indian skin tones and inspired by the gold, red and blue of flickering flames and fireworks. Here’s a closer look at the star of the collection – the Light Festival palette. This palette is priced at Rs 3100 in India.

 

MAC Diwali Light Festival Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Diwali Light Festival Eyeshadow Palette

 

MAC Diwali Light Festival Collection
MAC Diwali Light Festival Collection

 

The imagery around this collection is gorgeous! I love the box this palette came in and the little look card is display-worthy as well! The palette is quite compact and the small pan size keeps the palette size very travel-friendly and easy to carry. The color selection is a mix of warm colors, neutrals and a pop of color with a blue and a green in the last row. It contains 2 dark matte shades to complement the remaining shimmer shades. Here’s a list of the shades in the palette (L-R, Top to Bottom) –

Ricepaper | Goldmine | Amber Lights

Coppering | Cranberry | Embark

Humid | Deep Truth | Carbon

 

MAC Diwali Light Festival Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Diwali Light Festival Eyeshadow Palette

 

MAC Diwali Light Festival Collection
MAC Diwali Light Festival Collection

 

MAC Diwali Light Festival Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Diwali Light Festival Eyeshadow Palette

 

MAC has suggested two looks using this palette. The first one is a warm neutral look with a pop of emerald along the lower lash line, courtesy of Humid, the rich green shade at the bottom left of the palette.

 

MAC Diwali Light Festival Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Diwali Light Festival Eyeshadow Palette

 

The second look is a shimmering pink eye which plays with the gorgeous fiery warm colors from the eye shadow palette. I’m definitely leaning more towards this look as I love a warm neutral eye!

 

MAC Diwali Light Festival Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Diwali Light Festival Eyeshadow Palette

 

The palette has 7 shimmer shades and 2 mattesEmbark (dark brown) and Carbon (sheer black). As for the color pay off, the colors show well on the Indian skin though some shades may need a little layering. The MAC eye shadows are not overly buttery but they feel reasonably smooth and are easy to work with.

 

MAC Diwali Light Festival Eyeshadow Palette - Swatches
MAC Diwali Light Festival Eyeshadow Palette – Swatches

 

When I first saw press images of the palette, I wasn’t bowled over but seeing it in person, I can the endless color combinations and looks one could do with this palette and the colors do work really well on the Indian complexion! The size of the palette makes it very easy to travel with as well. I suspect this one is going to fly off the shelves so if you’d like to buy this, head over to your nearest MAC store and catch this before its sold out!

 

MAC Diwali Light Festival Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Diwali Light Festival Eyeshadow Palette

 

MAC India very kindly sent me Mehr (matte) lipstick as well which is a beautiful dusky rose color. This is part of the permanent range. This soft pink would go beautifully with the bold eye shadow shades from the palette. I can’t wait to try this out!

 

MAC Mehr Lipstick
MAC Mehr Lipstick

 

MAC Mehr Lipstick - Swatch
MAC Mehr Lipstick – Swatch

 

Apart from the palette, the collection also contains Fluidline pen liner and Modern Twist Kajal in shade Squid which is swatched below. I’m trying out the Modern Twist kajal formula for the first time and I have to say, it gives new meaning to the words ‘soft’ and ‘creamy’! And the pigmentation is pretty amazing as well!

 

MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner Squid - Swatch
MAC Modern Twist Kajal Liner Squid – Swatch

 

What do you think of the MAC Diwali Light Festival Collection?

Would you like me to do a look/tutorial using the palette?

Share your comments below!

 

16 Comments

  1. Oo la la such a nice combo.. tempted to just create a palette with these colors since I have em 🙂
    Yes please do some looks with these..

  2. Hi Ankitadi , How are you & Happpyyy Diwali..:) to ur new puppy tooo…could you please tell me what is the price MAC mehr lipstick, & the MAC MUA chose nc 44.5 for my complexion, mac spf foundation & mac 43.5 for pressed powder , it is looking very orange on me…please tell me any solution..i have warm toned bright wheatish complexion ….please do a swatch or reviw on the mac mehr lipstick..whether it will suit medium complexion beauties or not…:) love ya..

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