MAC Nutcracker Sweet Collection 2016

Hi Guys!

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I have another exciting post lined up for you today. I was invited to the launch of the MAC Nutcracker Sweet collection yesterday and I was able to sample and swatch the range.

I have to say, I am super impressed with MAC’s holiday collection this year – it is very appealing to the eye and I just love all the colours!

This collection did officially release on the evening of the 26th October (cheeky MAC!) The official online date was 27th October, and it launched nationwide across all stores on 3rd November (today!)

Before I get onto what’s in the whole collection, I will share what I bought!

I KNOW… 3 of one compact. Why? I do this every year with the MAC highlighter releases. I need back ups in my life! You will notice I purchased quite a few backups too! *Makeup Addict Issues* If you know, you KNOW..

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What’s In The Collection?

  • Lip Kits and Minis
  • Face and Eye Palette Minis
  • Brush Kits
  • Colour Collection

Here’s a FULL breakdown:

NUTCRACKER SWEET NUDE MINERALIZE KIT
Pure Pout dirty cool beige (Mineralize Rich Lipstick)
Happiness frosted nude peach (Mineralize Lipglass)
Global Glow neutral tan with silver sheen (Mineralize Skinfinish)

NUTCRACKER SWEET PINK MINERALIZE KIT
Be Fabulous washed out pastel pink (Mineralize Rich Lipstick)
Elegantly Elegant pale bubble pink (Mineralize Lipglass)
Lightscapade soft candlelit beige (Mineralize Skinfinish)

NUTCRACKER SWEET RETRO MATTE KIT IN PINK
Pandemonium bright clean warm pink (Lipstick)(Retro Matte)
Bing Bang Boom intense warm pink (Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour)
Upward Black black (Upward Lash Mascara)

NUTCRACKER SWEET RETRO MATTE KIT IN PLUM
Dancing Flowers intense plummy wine (Lipstick)(Retro Matte)
Oh, Lady deep wine (Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour)(Permanent)
Upward Black black (Upward Lash Mascara)

NUTCRACKER SWEET RETRO MATTE KIT IN RED
Nutcracker Rouge intense bluish-red (Lipstick)(Retro Matte)
Fashion Legacy intense fire truck red (Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour)(Permanent)
Upward Black black (Upward Lash Mascara)

NUTCRACKER SWEET MINI LIP GLOSS KIT IN NUDE
Fashion Whim light beige (Cremesheen Glass)(Repromote)
Nutty & Naughty mid-tone pinky brown (Cremesheen Glass)
Pure Delight light coral nude (Cremesheen Glass)
Prancin’ Dancin’ copper shimmer (Dazzleglass)

NUTCRACKER SWEET MINI LIP GLOSS KIT IN RED
Galaxy Rose mid-tone violet pink (Cremesheen Glass)(Repromote)
Gumdrop intense cherry red (Cremesheen Glass)
Courting Chic deep berry red with gold sparkles (Cremesheen Glass)(Repromote)
Phiff! sheer yellow peach (Dazzleglass)(Repromote)

NUTCRACKER SWEET MINI LIPSTICK KIT IN RED
Lady Danger vivid bright coral-red (Matte)
Diva intense reddish burgundy (Matte)
Rebel mid-tone cream plum (Satin)
MAC Red vivid bright bluish-red (Satin)

NUTCRACKER SWEET MINI LIPSTICK KIT IN NUDE
Whirl dirty rose (Matte)
Nouvelle Vogue soft blue pink (Matte)
Kinda Sexy neutral pinky rose (Matte)
Creme Cup light blue pink (Cremesheen)

NUTCRACKER SWEET MINI PATENTPOLISH KIT IN PINK
Patentpink washed out lilac (Repromote)
Fearless deep blue pink (Repromote)
Hopelessly Devoted bright clean fuchsia (Repromote)
Ruby mid-tone rose (Repromote)

NUTCRACKER SWEET MINI PATENTPOLISH KIT IN NUDE
Pleasure’s All Mine pale warm nude
It’s Really Me warm nude
Revved Up creamy peach (Repromote)
French Kiss warm caramel (Repromote)

NUTCRACKER SWEET VIVA GLAMOROUS
Viva Glam Ariana Grande deep dark plum (Lipstick)(Matte)
Viva Glam Ariana Grande light shimmer pink (Lipglass)

NUTCRACKER SWEET VIVA GLAM LIP COMPACT
Viva Glam I intense brownish blue-red (Matte)
Viva Glam II muted pink-beige with shimmer (Satin)
Viva Glam VI terracotta-plum with pearl (Lustre)

NUTCRACKER SWEET RED LIP BAG
Suggestive intense bluish-red (Vamplify)(Repromote)
Candy Cane intense bluish-red (Lipstick)
Trust In Red bright cool red cream (Pro Longwear Lip Pencil)(Repromote)

NUTCRACKER SWEET NUDE LIP BAG
Tuned In mid-tone rosy nude (Vamplify)(Repromote)
Magic Spell mid-tone mauve nude (Lipstick)
In Control brown mauve (Pro Longwear Lip Pencil)

*Descriptions taken from Lipstick Junkie Forever

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There’s a wide range of gift sets to choose from and I like how MAC have set it out on their website – gifts under £30, gifts under £25. It makes it easier when searching. The colour selection is huge! So, for all you lovers of nudes and Reds – you will love this.

The star of the show for me is the Copper Compact which contains the much sought after ‘Whisper of Gilt’

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Top -Whisper of Gilt from the Copper Compact, Bottom – Tutu from the Peach Compact.

I love the fuscia handles on the brushes.They have gold accents in a matching fuscia and burgandy stripe. Perfect for Christmas! This whole collection has to be my favourite out of all the years – it’s fun and festive and really gets me in the mood for the holidays.

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It’s my tradition to pick up at least 3 pieces from the holiday collection every year at MAC. You can shop the collection right here.

What will you be getting?

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