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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Bag

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Bag
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Bag

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Bag ($39.50 for 0.30 oz.) includes a full-size lipstick, Vamplify Lipgloss, and Lip Pencil. The Vamplify and Lip Pencil are repromotes, while the lipstick is new. I verified the color consistency between the two versions of the Vamplify Lipgloss, and then I tested the lipstick and lip pencil for wear but did not retest the Vamplify Lipgloss for wear.

Value

  • Vamplify Lipgloss: $20.00 for 0.16 oz. or $125.00/oz.
  • Lipstick: $17.00 for 0.10 oz. or $170.00/oz.
  • Pro Longwear Lip Pencil: $21.00 for 0.04 oz. or $525.00/oz.
  • Total Value: $58.00

Tuned In is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm gold pearl. It had mostly opaque coverage, while the consistency was very smooth and lightweight. The color applied evenly and didn’t settle into lip lines as it wore on. For me, this gloss stayed on well for five hours and was nicely hydrating. Marc Jacobs Beauty Love Drunk (320) (P, $28.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Pamela (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Looks Like Sin (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (85% similar). Cle de Peau Chenille (12) (P, $48.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Audace (20) (LE, $34.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). NYX Chocolate Crepe (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shooting Stars (316) (DC, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Liqueur (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Magic Spell is a subdued, mauvey brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a soft, pearly sheen. The lipstick had mostly opaque color payoff that went on evenly. It had a Cremesheen finish, so it had a more luminous finish but a clingier feel overall. It lasted for four hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Smoked Almond (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Touch (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Suede (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Script (218) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Among the Fireflies (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Cognac (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Broken (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Amulet (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

In Control is a muted, medium-dark rosy-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a waxy consistency that was easy enough to maneuver around the edges of the lips but did not work as well for filling in color, as it looked uneven and tugged quite a bit. Once on, the color lasted for eight hours, as described, but it was rather drying on its own. MAC Morning Coffee (P, $19.50) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Manic (P, $20.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Rush (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Cranberry (DC, $17.50) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Lip Bag Nude
Nude
Nude
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lip Bag

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lip Bag
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lip Bag

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lip Bag ($39.50 for 0.30 oz.) includes a full-size lipstick, Vamplify Lipgloss, and Lip Pencil. The Vamplify and Lip Pencil are repromotes, while the lipstick is new (but it is a matte red, so it is definitely dupable). I verified the color consistency between the two repromotes but did not retest them for wear or re-swatch them, so the lip swatches and review are from the last time I wore them.

Value

  • Vamplify Lipgloss: $20.00 for 0.16 oz. or $125.00/oz.
  • Lipstick: $17.00 for 0.10 oz. or $170.00/oz.
  • Pro Longwear Lip Pencil: $21.00 for 0.04 oz. or $525.00/oz.
  • Total Value: $58.00

Suggestive is a bold, bright, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had good pigmentation, but there’s some translucency so the natural lip color will come through still. It applied really well with even coverage and never looked streaky and somehow managed not to slip into lip lines until after four to five hours of wear. The color lasted for five hours in all and was hydrating over time. MAC Utterly Tart (LE, $15.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Tease Don't Touch (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $15.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Send Me Sailing (LE, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Opera (LE, $15.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Smart Aleck (LE, $20.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Hot/Cold (LE, $15.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Red Corset (P, $52.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Crushed Cherry (DC, $30.00) is more muted (90% similar). Guerlain Rouge Parade (920) (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Brickhouse (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Right Up My Alley (LE, $20.00) is more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Exposed (P, $52.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #400 Four Hundred (P, $38.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Burning Love (LE, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). Cle de Peau Lempicka Red (18) (P, $48.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (85% similar). MAC Gumdrop (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay 69 (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Candy Cane is a bright, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had very nearly opaque color that went on evenly, though the texture was a bit firmer in the tube, so it tugged slightly as I applied it and definitely needed more pressure to go on. The consistency was thinner and clung more to the lips, but it was still going strong after six hours of wear. The formula was somewhat drying over time. MAC So Good For You (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M401 (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Ronnie Red (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Love (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Swamp Family (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Milani Romance (LE, $8.99) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Chateau M (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Ruby Woo (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever Red Ink (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Unzipped (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC RiRi Woo (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sephora Always Red (LE, $14.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Dragon Girl (P, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Ribbon (LE, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Anything Goes (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Creeper (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Damn Glamorous (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC Glam (DC, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Trust in Red is a slightly muted, medium pinky-red with cooler undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was drier and harder to apply to the lips evenly, so it was most comfortable used to line the lips rather than to fill them in. The color was similar to the last version I had, but the texture was drier. I did retest this one for wear, and it lasted for over eight hours but was drying. Urban Decay 69 (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Ruby Woo (P, $17.50)(100% similar). Urban Decay 714 (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Wonderland (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Freehand (LE, $15.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Cherry (P, $17.50) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Lip Bag Red
Red
Red
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
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MAC Nude Nutcracker Sweet Lipstick Kit

MAC Nude Nutcracker Sweet Lipstick Kit
MAC Nude Nutcracker Sweet Lipstick Kit

MAC Nude Nutcracker Sweet Lipstick Kit ($35.00 for 0.24 oz.) contains four, miniature sized lipsticks–all shades from the permanent range. This was the “weakest” of the three sets, as I had issues with color settling into lip lines with three of the four shades. I liked the variety in colors/tones in the set, and I liked that “nude” actually meant a greater variety of neutral shades instead of what is often seen as just light beige.

The lipsticks come in a small box with a plastic, pull-out drawer. Each lipstick is 0.06 oz., so it’s 60% of the amount you get in a full-sized lipstick, and I think the value is there–it’s not a value-packed set, but you get more than you’re paying for and get four shades for a little more than the price of two. If you fall in love with one shade, you can repurchase it later as well, which is always nice. I didn’t have any issues using the minis directly from the tube, as sometimes minis can break more easily. The shades were very consistent with the individual permanent versions I have, and as I just swatched MAC’s permanent line a few months ago, the lip swatches and full face photos are from then (the swatches are of the actual minis).

Value

  • Lipstick: $17.00 for 0.10 oz. or $170.00/oz.
  • Total Value: $40.80

Crème Cup is a light-medium pink with neutral- undertones and a glossy, luminous finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly, but it pulled into lip lines and left “lines” if I pressed my lips together as the consistency was more emollient and slid around on the lips. This shade lasted for three and a half hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Angel (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Heartless (P, $17.00) is cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Native (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Austin (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Last Call (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Light English Red (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC How Darling (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Smashbox Pretty Social (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Soft Savour (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Catty (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Long Legged & Fabulous (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Morning After (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Plink! (P, $17.00) is darker, less pigmented (85% similar). MAC To Savour (P, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Clueless (LE, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Shimmy (DC, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Sugarcane (P, $26.00) is lighter (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Liv It Up (P, $32.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nouvelle Vogue is a medium, rosy pink with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. It had rich, opaque color payoff that applied smoothly and evenly, though some of the color seemed to settle into lip lines initially. I don’t think it was too noticeable from a normal viewing distance, as I only noticed it when I edited the close-up photos. The consistency was velvety and glided on with ease, while it was comfortable to wear over the five hours it lasted. It felt a bit drying after four hours of wear. Bobbi Brown Spring Pink (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Clinique Plum Pop (P, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Fomo (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sweety (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Macaroon (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pussycat (04) (P, $50.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Fiji (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Mother (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop 1st Base (P, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Sweet Venom (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Liv It Up (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Truth or Bare (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Milani Lust (LE, $8.99) is warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Sorbet (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C210 (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Thirsty (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Lust for Blush (P, $7.99) is cooler (80% similar). Kat Von D Lovesick (P, $20.00) is more muted, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Kinda Sexy is a medium-dark, pinky-peach with warm, brown undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, light-medium weight consistency that glided on without tugging, but it had a heavier look on the lips that emphasized lip lines a bit. Whenever I smiled, you could see the color gather in lip lines. This shade lasted for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Burberry Pink Apricot (301) (P, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Oxblood (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Peppermint (LE, $5.00) is cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Amaretto (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Naked Proof (LE, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Chanel Sentiment (DC, $34.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC So Vain (LE, $18.00) is glossier (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Miss Kensington (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Skinny Dip (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Julie (P, $32.00) is glossier (90% similar). Givenchy Beige Plume (102) (P, $36.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). NARS Torres del Paine (LE, $25.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). NARS Descanso (LE, $25.00) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Brigitte (P, $32.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty First Time (09) (LE, $50.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Button (P, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Chella (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (80% similar). MAC Runway Hit (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Haze (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Sorry Not Sorry (P, $22.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Whirl is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, pink undertones and a warmer overall undertone paired with a satin finish. It had good pigmentation that covered the lips evenly and smoothly. The formula had a lightly creamy consistency that was comfortable to wear and use on the lips. On me, the lipstick wore for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Charlotte Tilbury Very Victoria (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C107 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Nuance (P, $7.99) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Lolita II (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Safe Word (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Chanel Rouge Angelique (174) (P, $36.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Strip Me Down (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Bad Girl RiRi (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Evan (P, $35.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Bansar (P, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Persistence (P, $17.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (DC, $22.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (85% similar). MAC Velvet Teddy (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Mocha (P, $17.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Uptight (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Bow 'n' Arrow (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Grunge (LE, $5.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). NARS Indecent Proposal (LE, $28.00) is cooler (80% similar). Make Up For Ever M101 (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Lipstick Kit Nude
Nude
Nude
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
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MAC Red Nutcracker Sweet Lipstick Kit

MAC Red Nutcracker Sweet Lipstick Kit
MAC Red Nutcracker Sweet Lipstick Kit

MAC Red Nutcracker Sweet Lipstick Kit ($35.00 for 0.24 oz.) contains four, miniature sized lipsticks–all shades from the permanent range. If you love your bolder shades, it’s a nice set–it might say “Red” but it is actually a mix of orange, red, burgundy, and berry. I’d say it’s more like a “bold” set than a red set.

The lipsticks come in a small box with a plastic, pull-out drawer. Each lipstick is 0.06 oz., so it’s 60% of the amount you get in a full-sized lipstick, and I think the value is there–it’s not a value-packed set, but you get more than you’re paying for and get four shades for a little more than the price of two. If you fall in love with one shade, you can repurchase it later as well, which is always nice. I didn’t have any issues using the minis directly from the tube, as sometimes minis can break more easily. The shades were very consistent with the individual permanent versions I have, and as I just swatched MAC’s permanent line a few months ago, the lip swatches and full face photos are from then (the swatches are of the actual minis).

Value

  • Lipstick: $17.00 for 0.10 oz. or $170.00/oz.
  • Total Value: $40.80

Lady Danger is a bright, medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a satin finish. The consistency was lightly creamy but did not feel slick or emollient, so there was little shine and a heavier feel overall. It applied fairly evenly, though I noticed a touch of color settling into lip lines. The color wore for six hours, left a stain behind, and was neither drying nor hydrating. Dior Trafalgar (844) (P, $34.00) is glossier (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Lady Ruba (P, $26.00) is glossier (95% similar). Inglot #103 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is brighter (95% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Devil (620) (P, $33.00) is glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flame (06) (P, $50.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Lover's Lane (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Estee Lauder Volatile (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Cayenne (P, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cristiano (P, $35.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Bang (P, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Fire (610) (P, $33.00) is glossier (95% similar). Tarte Cray Cray (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Tomango (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2 (LE, $17.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Psycho (P, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Fashion Legacy (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Feu (57) (P, $36.00) is more muted (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Tell Laura (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Quite the Standout (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Red is a bright, medium-dark pinky-red with cool, blue undertones and a satin sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff–you could see my lip freckle peeking through–and an even translucency, so the natural lip color will come through slightly, but it is still a more dramatic color on the lips. The consistency was a little stiff initially but became softer with use. It wore well for six hours, left a strong stain behind, and was a touch drying. Charlotte Tilbury Red Carpet Red (P, $32.00) is warmer, glossier (95% similar). MAC Como La Flor (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Imperial Red (P, $35.00) is glossier (95% similar). Smashbox Unzipped (P, $21.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Tarte Firework (P, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel La Precieuse (317) (LE, $36.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Ronnie Red (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Maybelline Rich Ruby (P, $7.99) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Neo-Noir (126) (DC, $30.00) is brighter, glossier (95% similar). Chanel Rouge Tentation (169) (P, $36.00) is more muted (95% similar). Colour Pop Jingle (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Glam (DC, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Stunner (LE, $17.00)(90% similar). MAC Damn Glamorous (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Kinky (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Charlotte (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501) (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Reddy to Go (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $50.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Hellbent (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Diva is a medium-dark burgundy with warm, red-brown undertones and a satin finish. The pigmentation was nearly opaque, while the texture was lightly creamy with a light-medium weight to it–enough density that it covered well and felt smooth on the lips. It lasted for six hours, stained my lips noticeably, and was slightly drying after four hours of wear. Maybelline Smoking Red (P, $7.49) is cooler (95% similar). Illamasqua Growl (P, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Runner (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Manbun (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). Maybelline Divine Wine (P, $7.99) is darker (90% similar). NARS 413 BLKR (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Hearts Aflame (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Studded Kiss (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Cherry (08) (P, $50.00) is brighter (90% similar). NARS Amsterdam (P, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Poison (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Mona (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Bette (P, $32.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Dreaming of You (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Hex (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Bad Behavior (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Fixed on Drama (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Deeply Adored (LE, $17.00) is brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Burgundy Blush (P, $7.99) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M500 (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rebel is a medium-dark berry with cooler, pink undertones and a natural finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered evenly, but the natural lip color will come through and have some impact on the overall tone of the lipstick. The texture was lightly creamy, thin but not uncomfortable, and lasted for six hours. It left behind a stain as well, and it felt a little hydrating. Urban Decay Venom (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hel's Bells (P, $32.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Too Faced Berry Naughty (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Xavier (DC, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (DC, $34.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Venom (DC, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Flirt (LE, $35.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Bitter Grape (P, $39.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Quelle Surprise (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Afterdark (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Colour Pop Too Sexy (LE, $5.00) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Primrose (LE, $17.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Berry Bossy (P, $7.49) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Brocade (P, $35.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Guerlain Plum-brella (070) (P, $32.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Sly Ingenue (430) (P, $32.00) is more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty #004 (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Violet Fatale (P, $50.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Acai (LE, $17.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Insolent Plum (P, $30.00) is glossier (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Lipstick Kit Red
Red
Red
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
91%
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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Mineralize Kit

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Mineralize Kit
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Mineralize Kit

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Mineralize Kit ($55.00 for 0.46 oz.) includes a full-sized Mineralize Rich Lipstick, full-sized Mineralize Lipglass, and a miniature sized Mineralize Skinfinish. The lipstick and highlighter are both part of the permanent range, while the gloss is new and exclusive to the set. The kit comes with a large, zippered makeup “box” (less of a bag, more of a rectangular box where the top zips open). The glosss was the real miss in the kit, as it settled into lip lines, while the lipstick and highlighter worked fairly well.

Value

  • Mineralize Rich Lipstick: $25.00 for 0.14 oz.
  • Mineralize Glass: $25.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.
  • Mineralize Skinfinish: $33.00 for 0.35 oz. or $94.26/oz.
  • Set Values: $25.00 worth of lipstick, $25.00 worth of lipgloss, $11.55 worth of highlighter
  • Total Value: $61.55

Pure Pout is a subdued, medium rosy brown with warm undertones and a fine, pearly sheen. The formula is supposed to have medium, buildable coverage with a hydrating feel that lasts six hours. It had semi-opaque to mostly opaque coverage with a soft, lightly creamy texture that felt emollient on but did not slide around as it was thinner overall. It wore well for three and a half hours and was moisturizing while worn. Bite Beauty Musk (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Woodrose (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Revolve Around Me (LE, $52.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Revlon Pink Lemonade (P, $7.49) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Vanished (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Gillian (LE, $55.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Guerlain Galiane (15) (P, $55.00) is more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). MAC Pure Zen (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Oh Snap (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Taffy (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Beige (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Summer Fling (04) (LE, $50.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Sin-a-mon (935) (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Jersey Rose (DC, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). YSL Nude Beige (1) (P, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Rouge Ingenue (168) (P, $36.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alexander (2016) (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Latte (LE, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Honeybun (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Kiddo (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Happiness is a light-medium peach with warm undertones and gold pearl. It’s supposed to be a sheer formula with “modern shine.” It had sheer color coverage, which is as described, and it applied somewhat evenly–the issue I had was that the color settled into lip lines. The gloss was comfortable and hydrating for the two hours it lasted. MAC Fashion Whim (LE, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). YSL Nude Carat (No. 20) (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Perfect Nude (04) (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Lap Dog (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Maybelline Enthralling Nude (500) (P, $8.99) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Double Happiness (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Midnight Cowgirl (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Telegenius (LE, $22.00)(90% similar). Divergent Supreme Ritual (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Nectarsweet (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Chloe (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC On the Scene (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (L.S.D.) (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Long Live the Night (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Water Deities (P, $10.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Prancin' Dancin' (LE, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Global Glow is a medium, golden bronze with warm, yellow-orange undertones and a luminous shimmer-sheen finish. The Mineralize Skinfinish formula is supposed to have a “velvety soft” feel and a “radiant finish” with “sheer coverage.” It had medium, buildable coverage with a soft, thin, slightly dusty texture that blended out easily on the skin. It just barely emphasized my skin’s natural texture if worn at medium or higher coverage. It’s more of a highlighting bronzer on my skin tone, and when I wore it on my cheeks, the color lasted for seven hours before fading. CoverGirl Bronze (200) (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Jolie (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (P) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Baked (P, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Bronzer (LE) is darker (95% similar). MAC Gold Deposit (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Stila Bronze (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Secret Radiance (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Many Splendors #3 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). NYX Beach Babe (P, $6.50) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight (P, $44.00) is darker (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Honeychild (P, $7.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days (P, $48.00) is cooler (90% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (P, $48.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Perfectly Poised (Outer) (LE, $32.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Cheeky Bronze (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Snow Bunny (P) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Mimosa (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Mineralize Kit Nude
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Texture
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Longevity
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Tarte Limitless Lippies Tarteist Creamy Lip Paint Set

Tarte Limitless Lippies Tarteist Creamy Lip Paint Set
Tarte Limitless Lippies Tarteist Creamy Lip Paint Set

Tarte Limitless Lippies Tarteist Creamy Lip Paint Set ($42.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is a set of eight miniature sized Lip Paints, which are like a liquid lipstick that doesn’t quite dry down and has more of a velvety finish–more like a satin than a matte. The formula is supposed to be “ultra-pigmented,” “non-drying,” and long-wearing. In my experience, this formula never fully dries down, but they are more comfortable to wear as they are not as drying as traditional liquid lipstick; they have a tendency to get more and more matte as the color wears down, but it is a rather pigmented product that it still lasted for four to seven hours on me. The formula has a mint scent but no taste to me.

I was really surprised–really, shocked–at the absence of value in this kit, because of all things Tarte does… is put out value-packed kits and palettes. If you’re someone who doesn’t care about the amount of product in a tube but prefers more variety in color, then there may still be value to you, as you’ll get eight shades for a little more than the cost of two full-sized products. I also found that the applicator of the minis to be rougher and less well-made, so they felt scratchy when used on the lips. As far as quality of the shades went, they were good overall, and I hope Tarte will add some of these to their existing range.

Value

  • Creamy Matte Lip Paint: $20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz. or $100.00/fl. oz.
  • Total Value: $27.00

Candy is a medium-dark, peachy-brown with strong, warm orange undertones and a satin sheen. It opaque color coverage, but the thinner, more watery consistency gravitated toward my lip lines. It was easy to apply, and the coverage was even, though. On me, the color wore well for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Bad Girl RiRi (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Nude (P, $24.00) is glossier (95% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Marion (P, $18.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Angelique (174) (P, $36.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Parker (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Buff (P, $35.00)(90% similar). Colour Pop Pinch (DC, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Nuance (P, $7.99) is darker (90% similar). MAC Taupe (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Discreet (P, $30.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Mocha (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Clay Crush (P, $7.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Carnal (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Pander Me (LE, $17.00)(85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Public Display (Lip Color) (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Persistence (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Pecan (P, $28.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Strip Me Down (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Glamour Era (P, $23.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC It's Really Me (LE, $20.00) is lighter, less pigmented (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Honey is a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a natural sheen. The texture was thinner with a more watery feel going on, though it “dried” down to something that didn’t slide around as much after about thirty minutes of wear. It had excellent pigmentation, but the color did sink into lip lines, which became more noticeable after two hours of wear. The color lasted for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Bobbi Brown Bobbi (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Stingraye (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Latte is a deep, caramelized brown with warm, red-orange undertones and a natural sheen. It had nearly opaque color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. The consistency was thicker than the previous two and more consistent with the formula as a whole. The color spread well across the lips and didn’t appear streaky. I found the texture to still emphasize lip lines just a touch, though it wasn’t too noticeable from a normal viewing distance. It wore well for six hours and was a bit drying after four hours of wear. Maybelline Coffee Addiction (P, $7.49) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Paramount (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Legendary (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Photo (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Deborah (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Nighthawk (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Sandra (P, $32.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Tabla (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mani is a medium, rosy plum with warmer undertones and a creamy finish. It had excellent color payoff that applied with smooth, even coverage without issue. The consistency was light-to-medium in weight, emollient initially but dried to a more velvety feel on the lips. There was some slip and slide of the color, which seemed to disappear after the third hour of wear. It lasted for five hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating.
Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715) (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). Shiseido Red Queen (RD716) (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Show It Off (Lip Color) (P) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ashton (P, $35.00) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Calypso (LE, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Richard (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Hot Tahiti (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Brick-o-la (P, $17.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Queen (P, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Perf is a medium-dark plum with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. The consistency was more watery and thinner, so while it applied evenly, it slid around on the lips a lot, so it was more of a high-maintenance product. It had semi-opaque color coverage that wore for five hours on me. It was somewhat drying. MAC Private Party (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay TMI (P, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Mauve It (P, $7.49) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Amorous (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Secret Salma (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Plumful (P, $17.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Captive (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Bad Habit (LE, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Ladyflower (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Urban Decay Rapture (P, $17.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Spicy is a muted, medium-dark reddish plum with warm undertones and a creamy finish. It was fully opaque, while the texture was light-to-medium in weight, not too thick or too thin, and spread evenly across the lips. This shade wore well for six hours and was a bit drying after four hours of wear. Chanel Rouge Vie (58) (P, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Flamenco (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Shoegazer (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Spice It Up! (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Fig (P, $21.00) is cooler (85% similar). Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate (P, $25.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). NARS Audrey (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). NARS Provocative Red (LE, $25.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Juicy is a bright, medium red with cool, blue undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that went on evenly and smoothly, and it did not appear to show “lines” if I pressed my lips together. This shade was thicker, more mousse-like in the tube, but it spread well and didn’t look or feel heavy on the lips. On me, it lasted for over six hours and left a stain behind, but it was somewhat drying. Marc Jacobs Beauty Oh Miley (200) (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Ronnie Red (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C404 (P, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Life's Blood (LE, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Bae (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Carina's Love (P, $32.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Swamp Family (LE, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Sephora Always Red (LE, $14.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sour Cherry (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Dior Splendor (950) (LE, $38.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Imperial Red (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Very Cherry (P, $7.49) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Ruby Woo (P, $17.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay 69 (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Soul is a deep, reddish burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff, but it applied terribly–streaky, patchy, and gritty color settled into lip lines as the texture was thicker, mousse-like, but it also seemed to have unmixed powder in it. The color lasted for four and a half hours and was drying over time. Tom Ford Beauty Nicholas (P, $35.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Cordovan (P, $21.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Dahlia (10) (LE, $50.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Eugenie (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Talk That Talk (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Bordeaux (P, $28.00) is glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Midnight Merlot (P, $7.49) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sin (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Dark Side (P, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Media (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Tutu (LE, $5.00) is darker, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Deluxe Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint Set Limitless Lippies
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Product
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Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9
Longevity
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Application
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