Time for the second instalment of my breakdown of the MAC Nutcracker Sweet collection for Holiday 2016! This time we are looking at the Face products and the Lip products that have been released with this collection, so let’s get started shall we?!
First up we are going to do the face products because there are quite a few!
Face Compacts £29
Let’s just all take a deep breathe, and then slightly lose our mind at the fact Whisper of Gilt is BACK! Possibly one of the most highly coveted highlighters of all time has made its comeback!! The packaging and the embossing on the pans themselves is absolutely stunning with the rope pattern making them look very decadent.
These compacts contain an Extra Dimension Skinfinish, and an Extra Dimension Blush. None of the shades are carried in the permanent line.
♡ Whisper of Gilt is a pale gold shimmer highlighter
♡ Pleasure Model is a peachy brown blush
♡ Tutu is a pale pink highlighter
♡ At Dusk is a warm rose shade of blush
The Extra Dimension products do all have a bit of shimmer to them, although the blushes don’t look as though they have too much that it would make them unbearable or highlight any texture on the cheeks.
Size and Pricing
♡ The Face Compacts retail for £29, which is a good price considering you get a decent amount of product.
♡ Nowhere on the MAC website does it say how much product you get in the pans, however from seeing photos floating around on the internet they do look like decent sizes pans.
I think these compacts are worth the money purely for the sheer exclusivity of the shades, extra dimension blushes are not something that appear very often, and Whisper of Gilt is a cult favourite.
Magic Dust Powder £24
Magic Dust Powders aren’t a product I have seen released from MAC before, and as far as I am aware this is the first time that they have appeared in a collection. The MAC website states that they are a “translucent, ultra-fine, light-catching pearlescent powder for face, neck and décolleté”. It sounds as though they are used to give a subtle sheen to areas that you desire.
♡ Sweet Vision is a pinky peach with gold pearl
♡ Yum Yum Yum is a soft pink with gold pearl
♡ Each pan is 10g, which is the size of a regular face powder from MAC.
♡ They retail for £24 which is the price of a regular Mineralize SkinFinish.
Five Lipsticks have been released with this collection, and can we just take a minute to appreciate the stunning packaging?! The Matte deep plum, the gold barrel and the hot pink lid? What isn’t to love?
♡ Kingdom of Sweets is a soft, milky pink in a Cremesheen finish
♡ Flamboyish is a matte hot, deep pink
♡ Saucy Little Darling is a deep, coral-red, in an amplified créme finish
♡ So Good For You is an intense cool red, in a matte finish that looks like it would make your teeth look incredibly white when worn.
♡ Leap of Delight is a deep, plum purple in a matte finish. This purple lipstick is fairly unique to MAC.
♡ The lipsticks retail for £17 which is £1.50 more than the regular price of £15.50. Although I think just to own the stunning, incredibly unique packaging it would be worth it.
Viva Glam Lip Compact £20
The lip palette that has been released with this collection is a fairly diverse one, you get a pale warm nude, a slightly darker nude and a cool toned red. The palette includes 3 of the most iconic Viva Glam Lipstick shades.
(From Left to Right)
♡ Viva Glam II is a muted, pink beige with shimmer in a satin finish
♡ Viva Glam VI is a terracotta plum with pearl in a lustre finish
♡ Viva Glam I is an intense brownish, blue based red in a matte finish.
♡ The lip palette retails for £20, which I think is a fairly decent price considering you get to trial 3 Viva Glam shades, although the MAC website does say that the palette is 2 inches by 2.3 inches, which is pretty small, so I don’t think you get a lot of product per pan.
I have already broken down the Eye Products that have been released with this collection (which you can read here). Next up is going to be the smaller kits that MAC have released with this collection.