MAC’S NUTCRACKER SWEET HOLIDAY COLLECTION

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

Megan ♥︎

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  • Mandy Young Carter

    These are definitely my colors. I love the natural looks.

  • Allison Lancaster

    Oh this is a gorgeous palette! I love natural colors and also love MAC products! I will have to add this to my Christmas wish list 😉

  • Theresa

    Oh, it’s so pretty! I would love the copper color, but the one that is a little more orange-ish wouldn’t show up right on my pale skin. I like that both are pretty natural though.

  • How lovely, i love the blush pink color the best though it tends to white out on my skin. I’ve never tried MAC products but I’ve wanted to! Thanks for a peek at this new collection.

  • Cecilia C. Cannon

    mac was one of the first makeup products I ever owned and I’ve loved it ever since. Can’t wait to try this!

  • Debra Hawkins

    I’ve actually never owned any mac but this looks really great! I will have to give it a try!

  • I love Mac make up but I rarely go to a store to get it. I love those shimmery shades.

  • I love the bronze and the blush is adorable . MAC always do great make up products especially when they are seasonal!

  • Caroline Malone

    I picked up the same pigments! They are stunning aren’t they! I tried to get the face compact but it was sadly sold out, I was so gutted! I had my eye on the bronze and the blusher! I know the packaging is a little bit garish but I secretly love it 😉 xx

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  • Now those are my kinds of colors! I’ve never actually used MAC makeup before, but my mother n law swears by it.

  • Those colors are so beautiful. MAC is a great quality product. Love this collection! Amber N

  • Krystel Seijo

    These really are perfect colors for the holidays. MAC has done a great job once again.

  • Chrissy Hme

    Ooh I love these colors! This is a gift I wouldn’t mind receiving this year.

  • Jean Standley

    These look so gorge! I love the colours and the packaging is just amazing. I’ve never used MAC before, but I’m definitely tempted by these.

  • Sinéad Danielle ✿

    Oh my goddd I’m surprised I haven’t seen more of this around the blogosphere! Sooo perfect, those pigments ahhhh! And now I’m so intrigued to try Whisper of Guilt, it’s so pretty!

    Sinéad ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

  • I think MAC has really out done themselves on this! I don’t normally keep up with new MAC releases, but that might change, after seeing this! Both the face compact and the glitters look absolutely gorgeous! x

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