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MAC Stroke of Midnight Eye Bag in Nude

November 16, 2013


I had little MAC splurge the other day and I decided to buy the limited edition Stroke of Midnight Eye Bag in Nude. This is the first MAC limited edition bag that I have seen in the last couple of years that I have really wanted! Usually when they bring out these packs, there is at least one product that I don't want/already have in each pack. I will use everything in this pack so I decided to snap it up before it sells out.


One thing that I love about this collection is the design of the makeup bags. These are definitely Great Gatsby inspired and they are black with white and gold stripes. The inside of the bag is patterned like the inside of the box above.


So besides the bag, in this kit you get a Fluidline in Past Twilight (limited edition), a double ended brush (limited edition), an In Extreme Dimension Lash mascara, and a Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Utterly Becoming (limited edition). This kit costs $89, but the Paint Pot, Fluidline and mascara alone would cost over $100 so this is a good value pack if you are going to use everything in it.


The two products that I was most excited about were the Fluidline and Paint Pot. I love the Fluidlines that I own, and I have probably had my one in Blacktracks for over 3 years now and it hasn't dried out. I find gel eyeliners are much less messy to apply than liquid and I like that they dry matte. This Past Twilight shade is described as a blackened plum and it almost looks black in the pot, but what I love about it is that it's not as harsh as black because it has a nice warmth to it. I have used this everyday since I bought it and it is a great alternative to black if you love wearing warmer eyeshadows. I wish this was a permanent shade! I thought I should quickly mention also that even though this is a limited edition shade, the packaging is the same as the usual Fluidlines and the only difference is that the sticker at the bottom is clear instead of the usual black sticker.

I only have one Paint Pot in my collection and it is a shimmery gold shade so it's not an everyday shade, so I was super keen to pick this Utterly Becoming shade. Utterly Becoming is also a limited edition shade and it is a matte nude beige that has a pink undertone. I love this shade, and like the Fluidline, I have worn this every day since buying it. This is slightly darker than my skin tone but it is such a flattering shade, and I have been wearing it with a matte crease colour and the fluidline for a nude everyday winged eyeliner look. I love that this does not crease if you wear it on it's own, and it also works as a really nice base for eyeshadows.

Top: Utterly Becoming, Bottom: Past Twilight

I have never tried this In Extreme Dimension Lash mascara in Extreme Black, but in the past I have really liked MAC mascaras, the only thing I don't like is the price tag. This is a great mascara for everyday bold lashes, it has a large spiky wand (see photo below) that does a great job a separating and lengthening lashes. This doesn't add heaps of volume, but it still looks great. I also find that this is a pretty crunchy feeling mascara, but it doesn't flake, and I think it's pretty good at holding a curl. Oh but it smells weird, like paint or something.


Lastly this comes with the makeup bag and a double sided brush. I personally am not a fan of double sided brushes because I like to keep brushes in mugs and one side is inevitably going to get crushed. I will save this for my handbag makeup bag because it will be handy for touch ups. I like that this has a side that can apply the Paint Pot (even though I use my fingers for this) or a eyeshadow, and it has a liner brush for the Fluidline, which suits this pack perfectly! This brush also has a white and gold handle which matches the makeup bag which is very cute!


So overall, this pack isn't cheap, but it is the first pack that I have seen form MAC in a long time that contains very everyday and versatile products. I love everything that has come in this pack and I can't recommend it highly enough!

3 comments

  1. That Utterley Becoming paintpot looks so similar to Painterly! Maybe a touch pinker? :) This is such a great pack!

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  2. What a perfect set! Looks like some incredibly versatile and usable products :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  3. What a chic pack - I feel the same way about double-ended brushes and avoid buying them but that isn't a detraction in this case!

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