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MAC Beaming Blush Extra Dimension Skinfinish

01/07

MAC Beaming Blush Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Beaming Blush Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Beaming Blush Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Beaming Blush Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Beaming Blush Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Beaming Blush Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Beaming Blush Extra Dimension Skinfinish

Beaming Blush

MAC Beaming Blush Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($33.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a light, subtly warm-toned pink base with a gold and pink shimmer.

The Extra Dimension Skinfinish formula now features four, permanent shades, and the formula is supposed to be a highlighter that “lasts up to ten hours” with “prismatic reflections.” Beaming Blush had semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a soft, lightly dusty consistency that had a few larger sparkles paired with finer shimmer, so I felt like it looked more sparkly on the skin compared to some of the other shades in the formula have. It was very blendable and easy to apply, and I did not notice it emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. The color wore well for eight hours on me.

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish Beaming Blush
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Warm Eye Compact

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Warm Eye Compact
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Warm Eye Compact

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Warm Eye Compact ($39.50 for 0.27 oz.) includes nine eyeshadows in warmer hues. MAC’s eyeshadow palettes for the holidays definitely leave something to be desired, and unfortunately, this was a continuation on that theme. There are better neutral palettes available, even MAC’s 15-pan pre-made neutral palettes are better.

Value

  • Eyeshadow: $16.00 for 0.05 oz. or $320.00/oz.
  • Total Value: $86.40

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Compact

01/06

MAC Smoky Eye Compact Nutcracker Sweet Eye Compact

MAC Smoky Eye Compact Nutcracker Sweet Eye Compact

MAC Smoky Eye Compact Nutcracker Sweet Eye Compact

MAC Smoky Eye Compact Nutcracker Sweet Eye Compact

MAC Smoky Eye Compact Nutcracker Sweet Eye Compact

MAC Smoky Eye Compact Nutcracker Sweet Eye Compact

Smoky Eye Compact

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Compact ($39.50 for 0.27 oz.) is a warm-toned, neutral eyeshadow palette with nine shades. There are some nicer shades in the palette, but there are also some real misses, and at this price point, that makes it far less enticing. There are better neutral palettes out there, especially of the warm-toned variety.

Value

  • Eyeshadow: $16.00 for 0.05 oz. or $320.00/oz.
  • Total Value: $86.40

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Eye Compact Smoky Eye Compact
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

Get a shade-by-shade breakdown of this palette, along with individual photos and swatches.

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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Cool Eye Compact

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Cool Eye Compact
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Cool Eye Compact

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Cool Eye Compact ($39.50 for 0.27 oz.) includes nine eyeshadows in “cool” hues, which was comprised mostly of pinks with a couple of grays and mauves. It’s not the worst palette I’ve seen from MAC, but it’s not a good palette at this price point either.

Value

  • Eyeshadow: $16.00 for 0.05 oz. or $320.00/oz.
  • Total Value: $86.40

MAC Soft Frost Extra Dimension Skinfinish

01/06

MAC Soft Frost Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Soft Frost Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Soft Frost Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Soft Frost Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Soft Frost Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Soft Frost Extra Dimension Skinfinish

Soft Frost

MAC Soft Frost Extra Dimension Skinfinish ($33.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a cool, icy lavender with a violet sheen.

The Extra Dimension Skinfinish formula now features four, permanent shades, and the formula is supposed to be a highlighter that “lasts up to ten hours” with “prismatic reflections.” Soft Frost had semi-sheer, buildable color–up to medium coverage–with a very fine, pearlescent sheen. It was one of the sheerer Extra Dimension Skinfinishes I’ve come across, and the consistency was much firmer in the pan as well. It has a subtle shift from a tinted white to a more noticeable violet sheen, depending on the angle. Despite the firmer texture, it still blended out well on the skin and wasn’t a real challenge to use, as long as the sheerer coverage is desired. On me, it wore well for eight hours before fading.

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish Soft Frost
Soft Frost
Soft Frost
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Pink Lip Gloss Kit

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Pink Lip Gloss Kit
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Pink Lip Gloss Kit

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Pink Lip Gloss Kit ($35.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) contains three Cremesheen Glasses and one Dazzleglass in variations on “pink.” Cremesheen Glass is supposed to be creamy, hydrating, and sheerer. Dazzleglass is supposed to have medium coverage with a hydrating, non-tacky formula filled with lots of shimmer/sparkle. In general, Cremesheen Glass tends to have a creamier, milkier quality to it, which makes it comfortable and hydrating to wear, but it often looks streaky, settles into lip lines, and is shorter wearing. Dazzleglass is moderately tacky, thicker, and wears longer and has tons of sparkle, but it is more semi-sheer in coverage. What I’ve always found funny about the holiday gloss sets is that they’re called “minis,” but they’re larger than full-size.

Value

  • Cremesheen Glass: $21.00 for 0.09 fl. oz. or $233.33/oz.
  • Dazzleglass: $20.00 for 0.06 fl. oz. or $333.33/oz.
  • Set Value: $70.00 worth of Cremesheen Glass, $33.33 worth of Dazzleglass
  • Total Value: $103.33

Fashion Scoop is a pale, light pink with a milky consistency and finish paired with fine pink pearl. The texture was smooth, creamy, and non-sticky, but it was a bit streaky and prone to gathering in lip lines. The wear was only two hours, though it was hydrating. Chanel Imaginaire (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Peach Fuzz (P, $19.00) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Fresh Air (LE, $15.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Dress the Part (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Fuchsia Flicker (P, $4.49) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS International Velvet (LE, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Elegantly Elegant (LE, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Revlon Bejeweled (P, $7.49) is cooler, darker (90% similar). MAC Fashion Fanatic (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Embraceable Me (LE, $20.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Picture Pink (LE, $15.00) is more pigmented, lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Blushing Petal (505) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charm is a bold, slightly brighter, medium-dark pink with cool undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly, though I noticed some of the color still settled into lip lines. The overall richness of the color made it harder to see at a normal viewing distance. The color wore well for four hours and was moisturizing. MAC Twirling (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Ceaseless Energy (P, $24.00) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Belladonna (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Ultramarine Pink (LE, $30.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). NARS Danceteria (P, $26.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Scandal (P, $26.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Eleven (Watercolor) (LE) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). MAC Raring to Go (P, $10.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Dior Soho (888) (P, $35.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (80% similar). Make Up For Ever 207 Candy Pink (P, $19.00) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Twirling is a medium-dark berry with cooler undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly, but there was still some noticeable color in some of my lip lines (but far fewer than the other two shades). The gloss wore well for four hours, was comfortable to wear, and it felt hydrating. Urban Decay After Dark (P, $26.00) is brighter (90% similar). NYX Toasted Marshmallow (P, $5.99) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Charm (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Amethyst Potion (045) (P, $8.99) is lighter (90% similar). NARS La Main Bleue (P, $26.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). NARS Penny Arcade (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Ruby (42) (P, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Shade III (LE, $26.00) is warmer, more muted, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Vice (P, $26.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Milani Ravish Raspberry (06) (P, $5.49) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Sephora Plum Fiction (19) (P, $12.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rags to Riches is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and multi-colored sparkle. It added mostly warmth to my natural lip color and a medium level of coverage of shimmer/sparkle. It was easy to wear on its own but could be layered over other lip products, and the gloss didn’t seem to settle into my lip lines either. The texture was tacky, so despite being sheerer, it lasted for five hours on me. Revlon Orchid (P, $7.49) is less shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Magnetic Mauve (04) (P, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Heartbreaker (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #502 (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Feeling Fine (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #500 (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Pink Diamond (326) (DC, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Good Fairy (LE, $14.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Out for Glamour (LE, $20.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Hack (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Purpurine (LE, $15.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Dolly Pink (453) (P, $29.50) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Gold (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline A Wink of Pink (P, $4.49) is cooler, more muted, darker (85% similar). NARS Candy Says (LE, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Lip Gloss Kit Pink
Pink
Pink
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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