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Round-up: MAC Nutcracker Sweet Colour Collection

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Colour Collection
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Colour Collection

Here’s a recap of the MAC Nutcracker Sweet Collection (just the individually available products)! Hope the reviews were useful. The collection will launch on October 20th online and in-stores on October 27th.

01

MAC Saucy Little Darling

LELimited Edition. $17.00/0.10 oz.

MAC Saucy Little Darling Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium pink with warm undertones and a natural finish. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

02. MAC Sweet Vision

MAC Sweet Vision Magic Dust Powder ($28.00 for 0.29 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with warm undertones and a gold, frosted shimmer. Read full review.

A

03. MAC Leap of Delight

MAC Leap of Delight Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark purple with warmer, pink udnertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

04. MAC Flamboyish

MAC Flamboyish Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium magenta pink with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. Read full review.

A-

05. MAC So Good For You

MAC So Good For You Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark red with strong, cool, pink undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A-

06. MAC Kingdom of Sweets

MAC Kingdom of Sweets Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a pale, milky pink with a strong, white base and subtle, cool undertones paired with a natural finish. Read full review.

B+

07. MAC Dark Lullaby

MAC Dark Lullaby Magic Dust Eyeshadow ($23.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a dark plum with warm, brown undertones and a subtle, satin sheen. Read full review.

B

08. MAC Forward March

MAC Forward March Magic Dust Eyeshadow ($23.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a light-medium peach with a hint of pink and strong, warm orange undertones and a golden shimmer. Read full review.

B

09. MAC Rabblerouser

MAC Rabblerouser Magic Dust Eyeshadow ($23.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark pink with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Read full review.

B

10. MAC Dance Flowers Dance

MAC Dance Flowers Dance Magic Dust Eyeshadow ($23.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a very light pink with warm undertones and a fine, white pearl over a satiny finish. Read full review.

C+

11. MAC Pretty Dainty

MAC Pretty Dainty Magic Dust Eyeshadow ($23.00 for 0.04 oz.) a medium-dark pink with warmer undertones and a satin sheen. Read full review.

C+

12. MAC Mustache

D

12. MAC Mustache

MAC Mustache Magic Dust Eyeshadow ($23.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium-dark black with warmer, olive undertones and gold and silver sparkle over a matte finish. Read full review.

D

13. MAC Yum Yum Yum

MAC Yum Yum Yum Magic Dust Powder ($28.00 for 0.29 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and gold sparkle over a satin finish. Read full review.

D

Glossover Breakdown

84%

Average Score
A
5
B
4
C
2
D
2
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
8
pigmentation
8.5
texture
8
longevity
8.5
application
4.5
Total
84%
product
8
pigmentation
8.5
texture
8
longevity
8.5
application
4.5
Total
84%
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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Lipsticks

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Lipsticks
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Lipsticks

MAC Flamboyish Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium magenta pink with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage with a fairly smooth, thinner texture that tended to emphasize the texture of my lips just slightly. It was applied evenly and lasted for hours–it was still going strong after six hours and left a stain behind when I removed it. The formula was slightly drying. Kat Von D Backstage Bambi (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). NARS Yu (P, $25.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Be Silly (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Shady Lady (P, $19.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Michiyo (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Talk to Me (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Sundae (DC, $6.00) is more shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Electric Pink (15) (P, $50.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Backstage Bambi (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Faint for Fuchsia (P, $7.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Kimchi (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Ardency Inn Twist (P, $25.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Pink Pigeon (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Kelly Yum-Yum (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M201 (P, $22.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Bite Beauty Satsuma (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Too Faced Melted Fuchsia (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Breathing Fire (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Aim for Gorgeous (LE, $17.00) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). MAC Personal Statement (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Kingdom of Sweets Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a pale, milky pink with a strong, white base and subtle, cool undertones paired with a natural finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff, which applied more evenly than I anticipated, as these milkier shades tend to look very streaky. I had just a touch of color pull into lip lines, but it was barely noticeable and didn’t worsen much more over time. The consistency was lightly creamy with moderate slip and was comfortable to wear. It wore for three and a half hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Rose Lily (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Be Fabulous (P, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Tease Me (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC A Novel Romance (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Ladies Who Lunch (LE, $23.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Real Doll (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Petal Pink (710) (P, $7.49) is darker (85% similar). Maybelline Playful Peony (975) (LE, $7.49) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Leap of Delight Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark purple with warmer, pink udnertones and a satin finish. The consistency was lightly creamy and glided on without tugging on the lips, but it wasn’t slippery, so it didn’t slide around on the lips easily. It had mostly opaque color coverage that went on evenly and left behind a stain after I wore it for six hours. MAC Punk Couture (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Potent Fig (LE, $19.00) is glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Jawbreaker (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Pandemonium (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Smashbox Violet Riot (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Saucy Little Darling Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium pink with warm undertones and a natural finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that applied with smooth, even color. The consistency had light slip so that it glided on without tugging on the lips but didn’t slide or feather on me. I found the light sheen and emollient consistency to be more flattering on lips, as it didn’t emphasize my lip lines or settle into them. This shade stayed on nicely for five and a half hours and was a touch hydrating. Urban Decay Checkmate (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Barely There (P, $5.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C306 (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced As If (P, $22.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Shiseido Burning Up (RD310) (P, $28.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC So Good For You Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark red with strong, cool, pink undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, though it wasn’t fully opaque; it had an even translucency to it so that it looked rich and bold, but a hint of the natural lip color still came through. The texture was firmer, a little velvety in the tube, but it took more pressure to apply and tugged on the lips as I worked it across my lips. It felt thinner, somewhat clingy, and overall, moderately drying over time, but it lasted for over six hours and left a strong stain behind. Urban Decay Psycho (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Candy Cane (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Oh Miley (200) (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). NARS Luxembourg (P, $25.00) is glossier (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Love (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop London Fog (P, $6.00) is brighter (95% similar). Milani Romance (LE, $8.99) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Tarte Swamp Family (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M401 (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sour Cherry (P, $26.00) is brighter, glossier (95% similar). Maybelline Very Cherry (P, $7.49) is glossier (90% similar). Smashbox Unzipped (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C405 (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Besame American Beauty 1945 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Dior Marilyn (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar). NARS Dragon Girl (P, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Blood (DC, $5.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty #012 (LE, $36.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Ruby Woo (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Lipstick Flamboyish
Flamboyish
Flamboyish
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
MAC Lipstick Kingdom of Sweets
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
MAC Lipstick Leap of Delight
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
MAC Lipstick Saucy Little Darling
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
MAC Lipstick So Good For You
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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MAC Yum Yum Yum Magic Dust Powder

MAC Yum Yum Yum Magic Dust Powder
MAC Yum Yum Yum Magic Dust Powder

MAC Yum Yum Yum Magic Dust Powder ($28.00 for 0.29 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and gold sparkle over a satin finish. Too Faced Lollipop (LE) is brighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Icing Sugar (P, $6.99) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Dame (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Prenup (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Love is the Drug (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Black Opal Nectar (P, $8.95) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Divine Desire (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s interesting how poorly this performed compared to Sweet Vision! The powder was much drier, looser, and had a chunkier consistency overall that made it difficult to use. The pigmentation was weaker with semi-sheer coverage at best, and it did not want to adhere evenly to skin as it was just so, so dry. If you used liquid or cream foundation and applied it while the base was still drying down, you could get better coverage, but it would still be difficult to blend. It seemed to wear about seven hours on me, but it already looked faded from the beginning, so it wasn’t as easy to tell!

MAC Magic Dust Powder Yum Yum Yum
6
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3
Application
63%
Total

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MAC Sweet Vision Magic Dust Powder

MAC Sweet Vision Magic Dust Powder
MAC Sweet Vision Magic Dust Powder

MAC Sweet Vision Magic Dust Powder ($28.00 for 0.29 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with warm undertones and a gold, frosted shimmer. bareMinerals The Natural High (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #2 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Springsheen (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Becca Snapdragon (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Laugh (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Petal Power (P, $27.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (Palette) (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Lines & Last Night (502) (P, $42.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Something About Berry (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Intuition (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Fruit Punch (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Wild Sunset (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Soulshine #1 (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Fleur de Lotus (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Blush G (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (DC, $28.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Simmer (LE, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush II (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bellini (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The consistency of the powder was soft, smooth, and neither too firm or too loose in the pan, so the powder had great color payoff with supreme blendability. As I buffed and blended the powder onto my skin, the shimmer diffused and become more luminous and did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It is quite pigmented, so for those who prefer subtler color, I would recommend using a fan or highlighter brush for softer application. On me, the powder wore well for eight hours before fading.

MAC Magic Dust Powder Sweet Vision
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Magic Dust Eyeshadows

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Magic Dust Eyeshadows
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Magic Dust Eyeshadows

MAC Magic Dust Eyeshadow ($23.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a new, limited edition powder eyeshadow formula that will be available in six shades. They are part of the Nutcracker Sweet holiday color collection, which will be online on October 20th and in-stores on October 27th (North America). There was nothing that struck me as particularly new or different about these from more shimmery eyeshadows. The texture was a bit softer and dustier in the pan compared to MAC’s typical eyeshadow formula with some shades being dusty enough to sheer out easily or shimmer separate from the base color. The six shades were fairly pigmented, blendable, and wore between seven and eight hours on me.

MAC Dance Flowers Dance Magic Dust Eyeshadow ($23.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a very light pink with warm undertones and a fine, white pearl over a satiny finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which did sheer out somewhat due to the dustier, thinner consistency. The color applied better by patting it onto the lid rather than sweeping to get better coverage initially. It wore well for seven hours on me before fading. Sephora + Pantone Universe Pale Mauve (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Good Fortune (LE, $16.50) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #1 (P) is brighter (95% similar). Sephora Raya (LE) is cooler (95% similar). MAC A Party of Pastels #2 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Trafalgar #1 (P) is darker (95% similar). YSL Rosy Glow #1 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Merry (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Sweet Lust (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Looking Glass (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Instaglam (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Ulta Pink (P, $10.00) is darker (95% similar). Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles #6 (LE) is darker (95% similar). MAC Enchanted Beauty (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Cygne Blanc #1 (LE) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Blush (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 17 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #5 (LE) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Invincible Light (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Taffy (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Dark Lullaby Magic Dust Eyeshadow ($23.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a dark plum with warm, brown undertones and a subtle, satin sheen. It had decent pigmentation with a slightly drier, looser texture that took a little more effort to blend and diffuse along the edges on bare skin (but I expect over primer for it not to be an issue at all). The color wore well for eight hours on me. Smashbox Eggplant (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Rare Find (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Pop (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Passion (P) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Anastasia Aubergine (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Show Plum Love (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior Golden Shock #1 (LE) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Rich Core (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Curvy Cami (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Uncut (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I834 Grape (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #1 (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Fig (P, $30.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 19 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Sensuous (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Universal Appeal (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S832 Ash Plum (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Seductive Rose #4 (P) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Remix (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Sephora Girlish Appeal (LE) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Forward March Magic Dust Eyeshadow ($23.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a light-medium peach with a hint of pink and strong, warm orange undertones and a golden shimmer. The shimmer tended to pull away from the base as I blended the color on the lid, so it had a smoother, more satiny finish in practice than it appeared in the pan. It had good color payoff, though, and it was easy to blend and diffuse the edges. It started to fade after seven and a half hours on me. Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Rose Champagne (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #1 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Crisp (P) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). NARS Valhalla (P, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Cherish (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Light Bronze (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). City Color Bubble Bath (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Bellini (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Sateen (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC So, So Saucy (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Gem (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Pont des Arts (P) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC This Love (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Splendid (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Anastasia Gleam (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Escapade (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Naked (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Killing Jar (P) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Mustache Magic Dust Eyeshadow ($23.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium-dark black with warmer, olive undertones and gold and silver sparkle over a matte finish. The sparkles didn’t translate onto the lid noticeably, as they did not bind with the base, so they would blend away or get trapped in the bristles of the brush before getting onto the lid. The texture was drier, dusty, and thin, which made it hard to apply evenly. It was difficult to blend without the color appearing patchy on bare skin. It lasted for seven hours before fading noticeably. MAC Beyond Gorgeous (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Dior Nocturne (091) (P, $30.00) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm Fierce (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Scorpio (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Milani Melange (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Pretty Dainty Magic Dust Eyeshadow ($23.00 for 0.04 oz.) a medium-dark pink with warmer undertones and a satin sheen. It had decent color payoff, but it was hard to build up and prone to sheering out. I also felt like it faded within a few minutes of application. This is a shade I would want to use over a colored base (or a white base) to help amplify the color and make it appear less faded. It wore well for seven hours before fading. MAC Fashion's Field Day (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Rabblerouser (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Paris #3 (P) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Sushi Flower (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Fotos Y Recuerdos (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I808 English Pink (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S800 Grenadine (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Rose (DC, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Dior Fusion (764) (P, $29.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Cambon #3 (P) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). YSL Paris #4 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Dior Capital of Light #3 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #4 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Too Faced Just Peachy (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Rabblerouser Magic Dust Eyeshadow ($23.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark pink with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and sat better on the skin than Pretty Dainty as the texture was firmer, less dusty, but it wasn’t difficult to work with or blend out. I noticed fading after seven and a half hours of wear. Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles #2 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Fashion's Field Day (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Pretty Dainty (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Dior Bow (887) (P, $29.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Mu Mu Bloom (LE, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Simply Marlena (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Magic Dust Eyeshadow Dance Flowers Dance
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total
MAC Magic Dust Eyeshadow Dark Lullaby
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
MAC Magic Dust Eyeshadow Forward March
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total
MAC Magic Dust Eyeshadow Mustache
Mustache
Mustache
6
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3
Application
63%
Total
MAC Magic Dust Eyeshadow Pretty Dainty
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total
MAC Magic Dust Eyeshadow Rabblerouser
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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Sneak Peek: MAC x Helmut Newton Collection Photos & Swatches

MAC x Helmut Newton Collection
MAC x Helmut Newton Collection

MAC x Helmut Newton Collection debuts online October 27th and will be in select stores on November 3rd (North America). For official launch info, see this post. Expect reviews for these products to be closer to the online release date (as I prioritize other things until then) — so enjoy these swatches!

MAC x Helmut Newton Collection

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