MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection — Palettes & Kits

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection -- Palettes & Kits
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection — Palettes & Kits

Who knows what thrilling adventures are in store? A collection of kits invite the unexpected, with fabulous hues leading the way for an imaginative evening. Two absurdly pretty M∙A∙C Nutcracker Sweet Face Compacts bursting with enchantment. Sweet up those cheeks with a rosy swipe of blush, then let it glow with Extra Dimension Skinfinish. Wrap your eyes in a candy-coated fantasy of sugared plum, rich caramel, dark spiced cocoa, sweet taffy pink, ripe peach and smoky black licorice all in the sweetest trio of cool, warm and smoky M∙A∙C Nutcracker Sweet Eye Compacts. Who knows what thrilling adventures are in store? Two eye looks invite the unexpected, with cool and smoky hues leading the way for an imaginative evening with new M∙A∙C Nutcracker Sweet Eye Bags.

Indulge in the land of make-believe with four bespoke M∙A∙C Nutcracker Sweet Brush Kits – Essential, Mineralize, Basic and Contour. A whole wonderland of looks, at your fingertips. Enchanted M∙A∙C Nutcracker Sweet Mineralize Kits delight with the most delicious surprises! Mineralize trios offer up the perfect pinky and nude glow, pairing pastel and frosty lips with the lovely sheen of Mineralize Skinfinish. Plummy hues and a searing red statement bring their own wonderous charm and pair classic matte lips, with Upward Lash in a luscious look for evening in the new M∙A∙C Nutcracker Sweet Retro Matte Kits.

Online October 20th, in-stores October 27th (North America), November 2016 (International)

The Details

Nutcracker Sweet / Warm Eye Compact, $39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Showstopper Deep blackened brown (Matte)
  • Twelve Chimes Metallic deep cool brown (Lustre)
  • Beyond Gorgeous Black with gold pearl (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Unwind Dirty olive (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Lady Fingers True gold (Matte)
  • Era Golden beige with shimmer (Satin) (Permanent)
  • Woodwinked Warm antique gold (Veluxe Pearl (Permanent)
  • Filament Platinum silver (Lustre) (Repromote)
  • Whirling Metallic silver beige (Lustre)

Nutcracker Sweet / Cool Eye Compact, $39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Enchanted Beauty Pale pink shimmer (Lustre)
  • Absurdly Pretty Matte raspberry (Matte)
  • Plum Darling Metallic charcoal plum (Lustre)
  • Performance Art Mauve with silver pearl (Lustre)
  • Nutcracker Deep blackened purple (Satin)
  • The Wrong Man Pale cool pink (Satin)
  • Sugar Plum Dirty grape (Matte)
  • Marzipan Muted plummy taupe (Matte)
  • Quite Spoiled Muted mid-tone lilac (Satin)

Nutcracker Sweet / Smoky Eye Compact, $39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Licorice Lane Deep blackened brown (Matte)
  • Too-dle-oo Light beige shimmer (Frost)
  • Kid Beige cashmere (Veluxe) (Permanent)
  • Dewdrop Bright apricot (Lustre)
  • Cake & Biscuits Peachy brown (Matte)
  • Swiss Chocolate Muted reddish-brown (Matte) (Permanent)
  • Deception Cool medium brown (Frost)
  • Sweet Dreams Warm mid-tone stone (Matte)

Nutcracker Sweet / Peach Face Compact, $35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Tutu Whitish pink pearl (Extra Dimension Skinfinish)
  • At Dusk Warm rose (Extra Dimension Blush) (Repromote)

Nutcracker Sweet / Copper Face Compact, $35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Whisper of Gilt Pale gold shimmer (Extra Dimension Skinfinish) (Repromote)
  • Pleasure Model Peachy brown (Extra Dimension Blush (Repromote)



Nutcracker Sweet / Red Lip Bag, $39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Suggestive Intense bluish-red (Vamplify) (Repromote)
  • Candy Cane Intense bluish-red (Lipstick)
  • Trust In Red Bright cool red cream (Pro Longwear Lip Pencil) (Repromote)

Nutcracker Sweet / Nude Lip Bag, $39.50 U.S. / $47.50 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Tuned In Mid-tone rosy nude (Vamplify) (Repromote)
  • Magic Spell Mid-tone mauve nude (Lipstick)
  • In Control Brown mauve (Pro Longwear Lip Pencil)

Nutcracker Sweet / Essential Brush Kit, $35.00 U.S. / $42.00 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • 167 Face Blender Brush
  • 217 Blending Brush
  • 266 Small Angle Brush

Nutcracker Sweet / Mineralize Brush Kit, $52.50 U.S. / $63.00 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • 188 Small Duo Fiber Brush
  • 159 Duo Fiber Blush Brush
  • 298 Duo Fibre Eyeshadow Brush
  • 283 / 286 Duo Fiber Small Eyeshadow/Tapered Blending Brush

Nutcracker Sweet / Basic Brush Set, $52.50 U.S. / $63.00 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • 190 Foundation Brush
  • 129 Powder/Blush Brush
  • 213 Fluff Brush
  • 209 Eye Liner Brush
  • 316 Lip Brush

Nutcracker Sweet / Contour Brush Kit, $52.50 U.S. / $63.00 CAD (Limited Edition, MAC Exclusive)

  • 168 Large Angled Contour Brush
  • 193 Angled Foundation Brush
  • 221 Mini Tapered Blending Brush
  • 212 Flat Definer Brush
  • 204 Lash Brush

Nutcracker Sweet / Plum Eye Bag, $42.50 U.S. / $51.00 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Smoky Mauve Pinkish muted mauve (Extra Dimension Eyeshadow) (Repromote)
  • Purple Dash Intense aubergine (Technakohl Liner) (Permanent)
  • Stormy Pink Muted grey-purple (Pro Longwear Paint Pot) (Permanent)
  • False Black Black (False Lashes Mascara)

Nutcracker Sweet / Smoky Eye Bag, $42.50 U.S. / $51.00 CAD (Limited Edition)

  • Fathoms Deep Deep blue (Extra Dimension Eyeshadow) (Repromote)
  • Graphblack Rich black (Technakohl Liner) (Permanent)
  • Dream Scene Frosted cool grey (Pro Longwear Paint Pot)
  • False Black Black (False Lashes Mascara)

Nutcracker Sweet / Viva Glamorous, $32.00 U.S. / $38.50 CAD (Limited Edition, MAC Exclusive)

  • Viva Glam Ariana Grande Deep dark plum (Lipstick) (Matte)
  • Viva Glam Ariana Grande Light shimmer pink (Lipglass

Nutcracker Sweet / Viva Glam Lip Compact, $25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CAD (Limited Edition, MAC Exclusive)

  • Viva Glam I Intense brownish blue-red (Matte)
  • Viva Glam II Muted pink-beige with shimmer (Satin)
  • Viva Glam VI Terracotta-plum with pearl (Lustre)

Nutcracker Sweet / Pink Mineralize Kit, $55.00 U.S. / $66.00 CAD (Limited Edition, MAC Stores Only)

  • Be Fabulous Washed out pastel pink (Mineralize Rich Lipstick)
  • Elegantly Elegant Pale bubble pink (Mineralize Lipglass)
  • Lightscapade Soft candlelit beige (Mineralize Skinfinish)

Nutcracker Sweet / Nude Mineralize Kit, $55.00 U.S. / $66.00 CAD (Limited Edition, Retailers Only)

  • Pure Pout Dirty cool beige (Mineralize Rich Lipstick)
  • Happiness Frosted nude peach (Mineralize Lipglass)
  • Global Glow Neutral tan with silver sheen (Mineralize Skinfinish)

Nutcracker Sweet / Pink Retro Matte Kit, $45.00 U.S. / $54.00 CAD (Limited Edition, Online Exclusive)

  • Pandemonium Bright clean warm pink (Lipstick) (Retro Matte)
  • Bing Bang Boom Intense warm pink (Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour)
  • Upward Black Black (Upward Lash Mascara)

Nutcracker Sweet / Plum Retro Matte Kit, $45.00 U.S. / $54.00 CAD (Limited Edition, MAC Stores Only)

  • Dancing Flowers Intense plummy wine (Lipstick) (Retro Matte)
  • Oh, Lady Deep wine (Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour) (Permanent)
  • Upward Black Black (Upward Lash Mascara)

Nutcracker Sweet / Red Retro Matte Kit, $45.00 U.S. / $54.00 CAD (Limited Edition, Retailers Only)

  • Nutcracker Rouge Intese bluish-red (Lipstick) (Retro Matte)
  • Fashion Legacy Intense fire truck red (Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour) (Permanent)
  • Upward Black Black (Upward Lash Mascara)

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection -- Palettes & Kits
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection — Palettes & Kits

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection -- Palettes & Kits
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection — Palettes & Kits

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection -- Palettes & Kits
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection — Palettes & Kits

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection -- Palettes & Kits
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection — Palettes & Kits

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection -- Palettes & Kits
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection — Palettes & Kits

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection -- Palettes & Kits
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection — Palettes & Kits

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection -- Palettes & Kits
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection — Palettes & Kits

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection -- Palettes & Kits
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection — Palettes & Kits

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection -- Palettes & Kits
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection — Palettes & Kits

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection -- Palettes & Kits
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection — Palettes & Kits

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection -- Palettes & Kits
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection — Palettes & Kits

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection -- Palettes & Kits
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection — Palettes & Kits

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection -- Palettes & Kits
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection — Palettes & Kits

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection -- Palettes & Kits
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection — Palettes & Kits

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection -- Palettes & Kits
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection — Palettes & Kits

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection -- Palettes & Kits
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection — Palettes & Kits

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection -- Palettes & Kits
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection — Palettes & Kits

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection -- Palettes & Kits
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection — Palettes & Kits

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection -- Palettes & Kits
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection — Palettes & Kits

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection -- Palettes & Kits
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection — Palettes & Kits

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection -- Palettes & Kits
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Collection — Palettes & Kits

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OMG, this collection is HUGE! I’m going to need a second job to pay for all this. Some beautiful sets here, and the packaging is so pretty, can’t figure out which one to go for. And Whisper of Gilt is baaaack!! I missed it the first time, will try to grab it this time and see what all the fuss is about.

To anyone missing having Whisper of Gilt Laura Geller Baked Gelato Illuminator in Gilded Honey is very similar and permanent. I didn’t have Whisper of Gilt for my review but Estee Lauder’sHeat Wave is identical to Whisper of Gilt for comparison. 😉

(Took me how many years to find a close enough permanent dupe. lol )

Oh thank you, good to know! I have Gilded Honey, and it’s one of my fave highlighters ever. Don’t think Whisper of Gilt will be around long enough to swatch in store, will probably sell out in minutes

No surprises here. Kits in the usual colorways. Brush kits in LE dress. LE/holiday packaging, which seems pretty MAC, but not terribly Nutcracker. I like the embroidery detail. S.O. Please supply me with the correct terms for that. Like the blush pans best, but really not up for this personally. Who cares? …. They are gifting sets.

I’ll be after the Whisper of Gilt compact. I remember when the Holiday Kits were released last year on a Sunday and I literally ran to the computer to get Shaft of Gold and Oh Darling. My boyfriend was watching football and thought I was crazy. lol. Thanks for posting this!

MAC has my attention with some of this. Most of the past year’s releases have not interested me enough to purchase. I might have to break down and try the face palette with Whisper of Gilt in it.

That pink eyeshadow palette is really, really cute! If the quality were there, I’d be all over it. I don’t hold out much faith on MAC holiday shadow releases, though. Here’s hoping to be pleasantly surprised.

I’m impressed that they Included skin finishes (Global Glow I’d beautiful) and the extra dimensions eyeshadow in kits.

BTW this shows up in front of the kit with Global Glow instead of the dark grey header.

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Oh, dear!
Interesting stuff in this part of the Nutcracer post as well. I can only hope the cool eyeshadow palette is awful, because if it’s good, I know I’ll want it. I’m also interested in, OK, I
ll not list it, but a lot of the other stuff.
Do you think you’ll be able to review or at least swatch all of this, Christine?

Thank you for posting the photos of all the palettes. I’m really interested in the cool eye palette because the colors actually look cool; those in the Cool Neutral palette offered by MAC aren’t necessarily cool.

Dang I wish I had known that the NUTCRACKER SWEET / PINK MINERALIZE KIT was coming out early this year because I just got a replacement of Lightscapade and i would not have mind trying out the rest of the formulas in that kit. 😉

Oh dear!!! There goes my intention to only get one thing from the holiday collection! The two compacts are soooo cool, I think one should come home with me for sure!! Christine, could you tell me if the Whisper of Guilt is too dark for my pale NC 15ish skin? I mean, the hype is real, should I be also getting it or should I go for the peach one? Thank you soo much!

Interested in the Viva Glam compact, I’ve had my eye on Viva Glam I and VI, and I used to own Viva Glam II, but gave it away as it didn’t suit me. Having it in a palette may encourage me to mix more though…

Both of the face compacts call to me; they are lovely 🙂 And the cool shadow palette *may* be something I’ll pick up as I don’t have a lot of cool shadows in my stash. I’m really loving the packaging in this collection!

Looks like I’m going to have to sell my soul this year… Greedy me wants it all!
I still remember my mom taking me every Christmas season to go watch The Nutcracker in our local small town theater in California until I hit my teens, we reunited again about 4 years ago after I moved to England and I took her to go watch it at The Coliseum in London <3

I really want the first palette! It looks like it would go really well with what I already own and give my daily looks more variety. I already have a similar palette from a different brand but the quality is horrendous and I’d love a higher end dupe for it so I could use them without having to go over each shade 5 times until the colour is visible on me. 🙂

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