M.A.C's upcoming Snow Ball collection is both pretty and practical to boot

With party season fast approaching, a brand found in every girl's make-up kit (that would be you, M.A.C Cosmetics) just gave us the perfect reason to splash out on some shiny new things. Featuring luxe and glittery gold packaging, plus enough sequins, pom poms and sparkles to outfit an entire Mardi Gras float, we're loving the Christmas-y vibe of the holiday collection, aptly titled Snow Ball.

So what's so special about it? Well, blame Kylie Jenner and her ubiquitous lip kits, but the prettily packaged delights of M.A.C's most iconic lipstick shades (Ruby Woo, Candy Yum-Yum and Crème D'Nude) paired with a perfume rollerball make for a #winning combo for one. Then there's the highlighter, lippie, nail polish and brush sets in matching cosmetics cases, which we're betting will make charming Christmas pressies come December. Lastly, the decadent marble gold casing of the metallic eyeshadows, strobe-ready face powders and shimmery lipsticks is a worthy addition to anyone's clutch for party and/or racing season. Oh, and we we mention the glitter-dusted false lashes? Trust M.A.C to get holiday beauty right. Bring on the festivities, we say.

The M.A.C Snow Ball collection hits stores and maccosmetics.com.au from October 30. 

M.A.C's upcoming collection is primed for party season