MAC Cosmetics recently launched their Nutcracker Sweet Collection, in preparation for the Holidays, which is now just around the corner. And oh my, is it sweet! Straight away I was in awe of the packaging, the pinks, plums and hints of gold are so magical yet classy and give it that extra special touch. Not only did I want this product, it was a need, and you’re about to see why.
Of the collection I picked up two of the products, the Sweet Copper Face Compact and the Sweet Bronze Pigments & Glitter Set. But, can we just talk about the face compact for a minute?! It comes with two Extra Dimension products, the Pleasure Model Extra Dimension Blush and the famous sought after Whisper of Gilt Extra Dimension Skinfinish. What I was most excited about was the Whisper of Gilt highlight, which was talked about for years on the blogging and YouTube scene and I’m so glad MAC bought it back. I can now understand all of the love for it; it’s a gorgeous gold toned highlight that gives a beautiful dewy finish. For the blush it’s a dusky copper shade, almost a deep peachy brown, which looks gorgeous on both pale and darker skin tones. As expected, the pair are both so super soft, long lasting and very easily buildable. The packaging for this is in a flexible vinyl case with gold embroidery, unlike any MAC packaging I’ve seen before. It’s so sleek and travel-friendly to.
Now for the pigments and glitter set, the Bronze set was my favourite of the two, as I just love these shades. The bronze pigments come in three very versatile shades, they would look amazing on all skin tones and are easy to blend and build upon. You can use MAC pigments dry or damp to, by using them damp you get a little bit more colour pay off, but both ways they look so stunning. For the glitter, this can be used on your face, body and hair as well as your eyes, but needs a glitter adhesive to get the best wear (I use Too Faced’s Glitter Glue). This is so stunning over any of the pigments and gives that extra shiny sparkle ready for this festive season. You also get a lot of product in each pot, in between the full and mini sizes MAC offer, which I think is very good value for money.
I just think MAC have outdone themselves with this limited edition holiday collection, with more sets like the above, as well as lipsticks, brushes, single shadows and compacts.
What MAC Nutcracker product would tickle your fancy?