Monday, 2 March 2015

Review | MAC Cinderella 'Stroke Of Midnight' Palette

Review of the MAC Cinderella 'Stroke Of Midnight' Palette Review of the MAC Cinderella 'Stroke Of Midnight' Palette Review of the MAC Cinderella 'Stroke Of Midnight' Palette

MAC Cinderella 'Stroke Of Midnight' Palette* £38.50

When MAC announced their Cinderella collection it's safe to say I was very, very excited. It's a collection that is dividing opinions of beauty lovers and Disney fans but I am completely in love with the whole range. I knew I would be and I'm first to admit I am biased because if you stick the Disney logo on something I'm pretty much guaranteed to buy it.

I adore the iridescent blue packaging of the Stroke Of Midnight Palette, I personally think it is a great fit for a Cinderella collection as it instantly reminds me of her beautiful blue and sparkly ball gown! I think it's incredibly 'Princessy' and a great fit for the movie.

The Stroke of Midnight Palette contains six beautiful neutral eye shadows that I am just obsessed with. 5 of the 6 shadows are permanent in the MAC range. The palette is very grown up and perfect for a neutrals or smokey eye lover. It features the sort of shadows I could definitely imagine Cinderella keeping in her make up bag!

Vapour- A peach-pink with violet pearl with a velvet finish.
Phloof!- A frosted off white with a frost finish.
Omega- A soft muted beige-taupe with a matte finish.
Quarry- A soft muted plum-brown with a matte finish.
Satin Taupe- A taupe with silver shimmer and a frost finish.
Stroke Of Midnight- A warm black plum with sparkle pearl and a velvet finish. (exclusive to this palette)

I absolutely love the shadows included in the Stroke Of Midnight Palette. I know for some people the fact 5 of the shades are permanent MAC shadows is an issue. I personally only owned Satin Taupe before, which is actually my most used MAC shadow so I'm quite happy to have a back up!

I'm a massive fan of the MAC eyeshadow formula. I find all the shades to have a soft and buttery texture, are easy to apply and blend, as well as lasting for around 8 hours on me without a primer. The shadows are well pigmented, although the lighter shades can be slightly harder to build up. I am really impressed with the quality and it's introduced me to 4 new shadows I will definitely pick up when I eventually work my way through this palette.

All I can really say is this palette makes me want to dance round the room singing 'so this is love'...

The Stroke Of Midnight palette retails for £38.50, a good price if you think a MAC shadow costs £10 for the loose refill. 
The MAC Cinderella collection launches on the MAC website and in Harrods on the 6th of March. It will be available elsewhere from the 13th of March. It's a guaranteed sell out!

Will you be picking up anything from the MAC Cinderella collection?


  1. Caroline Cooch2 March 2015 at 17:13

    I love the MAC collections (my bank balance doesn't). Great eyeshadow palette, very neutral tones.

  2. Lily2 March 2015 at 17:15

    This palette looks gorgeous. I thought I wouldn't be interested in this collection, but from what I've been seeing I will definitely give it a go x

  3. Heather Nixon2 March 2015 at 17:26

    It looks like a gorgeous palette - I'm tempted to get it when it's released...if I can x

  4. Lauren Sibley2 March 2015 at 17:32

    MAC collections always excite me! This palette looks so pretty, and all shades are wearable

  5. Bess Oates2 March 2015 at 18:20

    i really love the look of the cinderella MAC range and i think the shades in this eyeshadow are so so nice, great post!

    fashion, beauty and an existential crisis

  6. Hannah Boxall2 March 2015 at 19:59

    this palette is so gorgeous! x

    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

  7. Ally Brown3 March 2015 at 09:57

    They just look so wearable :) I'm liking the look of this whole collection to be honest... x
    Ally |

  8. Emily Peckham3 March 2015 at 11:14

    Gorgeous palette. I so want it and the whole of the collection. Agh! xx

  9. Lets Talk Beauty3 March 2015 at 15:35

    I have been curious to see swatches of these & I have to say I am impressed. I thought they would be a little meh but I would get so much use from this palette.

  10. Andi Bremner6 March 2015 at 21:03

    I'm so jealous you got this collection, i was dying to get it!

    Andrea x

  11. Maria6 March 2015 at 23:23

    This is such a beautiful palette. I definitely need to try and get it. great post


  12. Ellie Steadman10 March 2015 at 13:39

    Thanks so much!x

  13. Ellie Steadman10 March 2015 at 13:39

    I hope you got your hands on some of it!x

  14. Ellie Steadman10 March 2015 at 13:39

    It's such a great neutrals palette! I'm in love!xo

  15. Ellie Steadman10 March 2015 at 13:40

    I hope you got some of it!xo

  16. Ellie Steadman10 March 2015 at 13:40

    I love the whole range too, so pretty!x

  17. Ellie Steadman10 March 2015 at 13:40

    I think so too!x

  18. Ellie Steadman10 March 2015 at 13:40

    Thanks so much xo

  19. Ellie Steadman10 March 2015 at 13:40

    Me too, but this is the first one I've really wanted everything from!x

  20. Ellie Steadman10 March 2015 at 13:41

    I hope you ordered one!xo

  21. Ellie Steadman10 March 2015 at 13:41

    I hope you managed to order one! :) xo

  22. Ellie Steadman10 March 2015 at 13:41

    Ha I have the same problem!x

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