When we heard that one of Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” besties just announced she’d be launching her very own MAC Cosmetics makeup collaboration this holiday, visions of inky black eyeliner, metallic eyeshadow and oxblood lipstick immediately popped up into our heads — you know, dramatic pieces that would make it easy for you to get the makeup looks from the vid IRLand would be perfect for the glitz of the season. Turns out we were dead wrong.


In the promo pics for the collaboration, which were released via Instagram, Ellie Goulding has left the badass, will-rocket-launch-your-heart-out attitude of Destructa X behind to channel an effortlessly glamorous look that feels totally her. Think: dewy skin, a glossy pink-nude lip and brows filled in to match her honey-colored roots. We can’t wait to copy that not-quite-no-makeup vibe this winter with the bronzer/blush compact, rosy lip colors and neutral shadow compact as seen in the Insta sneak peak.


As anti-holiday as this collection may seem (glitter = nowhere, and we kind of love that), the set of fluttery faux lashes and what looks like a shimmery, iridescent gloss will help you take your look from work to white elephant party in a flash. If you ask us, this makes it totally okay to start making your holiday gift wish lists in June.

Are you so ready to shop Ellie Goulding x MAC? Tell us which of Tay’s besties you’d like to see launch the next big beauty collab in the comments below.

(Featured photo via Jason Merritt/Getty; Photos via @elliegoulding)