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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%
Total
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Whirl

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Bite Beauty Bronze/Pepper Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Bronze/Pepper Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo
Bite Beauty Bronze/Pepper Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo

Bite Beauty Bronze/Pepper Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo ($14.00 for 0.10 oz.) features the most dramatic layered result of the duos, as the coppery top coat really changes the color of the rosy plum lipstick quite a bit. If you like more metallic, pigmented color, you may also find that this duo is better suited for wearing the metallic shade alone, as it did over a lot more coverage.

Each of the Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duos includes one shimmery shade and one cream shade. The cream shade is part of the permanent range of Amuse Bouche lipsticks. Per the brand’s description, the shimmery shade is supposed to be a “foiled top coat,” though you can wear either shade on its own. I love that Bite has really affordable options during the holidays; I think these are a great way to try the brand’s Amuse Bouche formula, but they’re fitting with the holiday season in a fun, practical way. I had no issues with stability of the smaller-sized lipsticks when applying directly from the tube either, which can be an issue with minis.

Value

  • Amuse Bouche Lipstick: $26.00 for 0.15 oz. or $173.33/oz.
  • Total Value: $17.33

Bronze is a medium-dark copper with warm, brown undertones and a fine, metallic sheen. The texture was smoother than I thought it would be, given the shimmer content, but it was lightly emollient, glided on easily, and spread the shimmer across the lips evenly. This was also a much, much more pigmented shade on the lips compared to the other top coats in the holiday duos, as it was semi-opaque. Layering with this shade was still possible, but it had a stronger effect than the others, where it noticeably altered the color, undertone, and finish of the underlying lip color (in the case of Pepper). It lasted for four and a half hours on its own, was lightly hydrating, and did not have any issues with shimmer migrating over time. MAC Bronze Shimmer (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Henry (DC, $35.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Milani Bronze Beauty (P, $5.49) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Wildfire (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Authentic (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, warmer (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Sebastian (LE, $35.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC Sheer Seduction (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Omar (LE, $35.00) is less shimmery, warmer (80% similar). Maybelline Maple Kiss (925) (P, $7.49) is less shimmery, warmer (80% similar). Kat Von D Gothica (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, brighter, warmer (80% similar). NYX Wrath (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pepper is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich color payoff that applied evenly with smooth, opaque coverage that was comfortable to wear. The consistency was thin but creamy enough not to tug on the lips when worn. It wore well for five hours on me and was lightly moisturizing. Marc Jacobs Beauty Slow Burn (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Pepper (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Cosmo (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Indian Rose (P, $50.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bahama Brown (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #4 (P, $19.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Rhubarb (P, $26.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C211 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Burberry Peony Rose (302) (P, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte TBT (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Blush (500) (P, $32.00) is glossier (85% similar). Givenchy Rose d'Exception (206) (LE, $36.00) is cooler (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Celestine (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Café (LE, $24.00) is lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Cami (P, $5.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Mehr (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Lolita (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Lolita II (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Hazelnut (P, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Anita (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo Bronze/Pepper
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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Pepper

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Givenchy Heroic Pink & Heroic Red Le Rouges

Givenchy Heroic Pink (212) Le Rouge
Givenchy Heroic Pink (212) Le Rouge

Givenchy Heroic Pink (212) Le Rouge ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark berry with a satin finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that applied with smooth, even coverage. The consistency was incredibly silky and smooth, so it glided on easily and was comfortable to wear while being flattering worn, as it made my lips appear fuller and softer. On me, the color wore for five hours and was hydrating over time. The formula has a floral scent but no discernible taste. Maybelline Berry Bossy (P, $7.49) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Plastics (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Femme Fatale (P, $21.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hel's Bells (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Babes and Balls (LE, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (80% similar). Bite Beauty #002 (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Givenchy Heroic Red (321) Le Rouge ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a smooth, creamy consistency that was easy to apply and sat well on the lips. It made my lips appear softer, plumper, and smoother overall. The color wore well for six hours, left a stain behind, and was hydrating. The formula has a floral scent but no discernible taste. MAC Life's Blood (LE, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay F-Bomb (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Steam Heat (LE, $17.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Starlett Scarlet (LE, $18.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Fraise (P, $24.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Maybelline Dynamite Red (P, $7.49) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC My Inner Femme (LE, $17.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rosehip (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline Siren in Scarlet (P, $7.99) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE, $24.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Laura Mercier Cherry on Top (P, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Do Not Disturb (LE, $28.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Carmen (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Empowered (P, $30.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). NARS Annabella (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Jungle Red (P, $28.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Ardency Inn Original Mix (P, $23.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Givenchy Le Rouge Heroic Pink (212)
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
Givenchy Le Rouge Heroic Red (321)
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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Dior Montaigne Matte & Superstitious Matte Rouge Diors Reviews, Photos, Swaatches

Dior Montaigne Matte & Superstitious Matte Rouge Diors
Dior Montaigne Matte & Superstitious Matte Rouge Diors

Dior Montaigne Matte (207) Rouge Dior Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium gray with neutral-to-cool undertones paired with a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied decently, but it could have been more even and flattering on the lips, as some of the color pulled into lip lines. The texture was smooth, velvety–creamy without being too emollient–and didn’t tug on the lips when applied from the tube. It lasted for five and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. I do, however, love seeing Dior include non-traditional colors in their permanent range. NYX Black Sesame (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Superstitious Matte (789) Rouge Dior Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark purple with strong, warm pink undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that wasn’t too thin or too thick and was easy to glide across the lips. The finish was more flattering than Montaigne Matte, but it took about an hour before it had more of a matte finish. On me, this shade lasted for five and a half hours and left a stain behind, and it was just a touch hydrating overall. Anastasia Vintage (P, $20.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Too Faced Unicorn (P, $21.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Dose of Colors Dark Secret (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Heroine (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Maybelline Vibrant Violet (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Stylist's Tip (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Zipper (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Grind (DC, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Lychee (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (85% similar). Kat Von D Susperia (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to “highly pigmented” with “lasting comfort” and no “colour streaking” for 16 hours. It’s a solid lipstick formula–fairly pigmented, applies without tugging, wears four to six hours, and is comfortable to wear, but it just is nowhere near 16-hour wear. The satin shades are more hydrating, while the mattes are slightly hydrating to non-drying. The formula has a floral scent but no discernible taste to me. The formula has a strong, floral scent in the tube, and I don’t really notice the scent once it’s on the lips.

Dior Rouge Dior Lip Color Montaigne Matte (207)
Dior Rouge Dior Lip Color Superstitious Matte (789)

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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%
Total
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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
Nude
Nude
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
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