MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Gloss Kit Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Gloss Kit
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Gloss Kit

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Gloss Kit ($35.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) contains three Cremesheen Glasses and one Dazzleglass in variations on “nude.” 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 Whim is a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones paired with a cream finish and very, very fine pearl. It had semi-sheer coverage that didn’t appear streaky on the lips, but the milkier consistency caused the gloss to settle into every lip line. The gloss felt creamy, hydrating, and comfortable to wear over the two and a half hours it lasted. Urban Decay Midnight Cowgirl (DC, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Chic Supremacy (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Happiness (LE, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sugar Sugar (312) (PiP, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Flair for Finery (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Maybelline Sandy Sensation (115) (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Coral of the Wild (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar). Estee Lauder Moroccan Heat (LE, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Pleasure First (LE, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC C-Thru (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Buxom White Russian (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Perfect Nude (04) (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC On the Scene (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Striptease (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Mein Herr (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Flat White (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Deco-a-Go-Go (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Naked Dolly (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Softly Lit (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). KKW Beauty Super Nude (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pure Delight is a muted, medium peachy-brown with warm undertones and fine gold pearl. It seemed more washed out once I applied it to the lips, which is something that can happen as the gloss itself was semi-sheer and allowed for the natural lip color to come through. The color pulled into lip lines noticeably, though the more subdued color made it harder to notice from a normal viewing distance compared to Fashion Whim. This shade wore well for two and a half hours and was moisturizing. Chanel Super Nude (137) (LE, $34.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (DC, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Calypso Beat (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Vida Loca (LE, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Chelsea Girls (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dose of Colors Barely There (LE, $17.00) is brighter (90% similar). Chanel Mystery (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Fantasia (P, $6.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). NARS Playin' Around (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Savoir Faire (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Moon Tiara (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Persistent Peach (DC, $19.50) is brighter, more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). MAC Deco-a-Go-Go (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Coral of the Wild (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Skin Deep (344) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nutty & Naughty is a soft, pinky plum with subtle, warm undertones and pink and gold pearl. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on evenly, but it still had some color that settled into lip lines. The consistency was creamy, smooth, and comfortable to wear over the two and a half hours it lasted. Christian Louboutin Beaute Altareva (P, $85.00) is more pigmented (95% similar). Pat McGrath Aphrodisiac (P, $30.00) is brighter (90% similar). Sephora Pretty Princess (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Force of Nature (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Chanel Innocent (14) (LE, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (DC, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown New Romantic (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Pinch Me (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Pat McGrath Divine Rose (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Flushed (DC, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop JJ (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Dior Ciel Rose (449) (P, $35.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Love Letter (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Maybelline Lust for Mauve (535) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery (85% similar). Colour Pop Well Nested (LE, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Pat McGrath Prima Donna (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Lancome Magnetic Mauve (04) (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Pat McGrath Belladonna (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). NARS Corsica (LE, $26.00) is darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Prancin’ Dancin’ is a soft, medium copper with warm, brown undertones and pink, gold, and silver sparkle. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage–mostly coverage by shimmer/sparkle–with a very high shine. The consistency was thick, tacky (I have no idea how this could be touted as non-tacky) but smooth. It wore well for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. MAC Saint No Angel (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Hot Headed (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Luce (101) (P, $38.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Snow Day (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Water Deities (P, $10.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Etincelante (432) (P, $29.50) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Happiness (LE, $22.00) is lighter (80% similar). Patrick Ta She's an Influencer (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Water Deities (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Break the Ice (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Sweet Dreams (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Cape Town (LE, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Pale Moon (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Hourglass Imagine (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Patrick Ta Is She Younger Than Me (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Etoile (LE, $6.00) is lighter, more pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Illamasqua Culminate (LE, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Pearl (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Dior Ambre Lumiere (227) (P, $29.50) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Atole (LE, $6.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Nude Nutcracker Sweet Lip Gloss Kit

MAC Nude Nutcracker Sweet Lip Gloss Kit

MAC Nude Nutcracker Sweet Lip Gloss Kit

MAC Fashion Whim Cremesheen Glass

MAC Fashion Whim Cremesheen Glass

MAC Fashion Whim Cremesheen Glass

MAC Fashion Whim Cremesheen Glass

MAC Fashion Whim Cremesheen Glass

MAC Fashion Whim Cremesheen Glass

MAC Pure Delight Cremesheen Glass

MAC Pure Delight Cremesheen Glass

MAC Pure Delight Cremesheen Glass

MAC Pure Delight Cremesheen Glass

MAC Pure Delight Cremesheen Glass

MAC Pure Delight Cremesheen Glass

MAC Nutty & Naughty Cremesheen Glass

MAC Nutty & Naughty Cremesheen Glass

MAC Nutty & Naughty Cremesheen Glass

MAC Nutty & Naughty Cremesheen Glass

MAC Nutty & Naughty Cremesheen Glass

MAC Nutty & Naughty Cremesheen Glass

MAC Prancin' Dancin' Dazzleglass

MAC Prancin' Dancin' Dazzleglass

MAC Prancin' Dancin' Dazzleglass

MAC Prancin' Dancin' Dazzleglass

MAC Prancin' Dancin' Dazzleglass

MAC Prancin' Dancin' Dazzleglass

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • MAC Pleasure Model Extra Dimension Blush
  • MAC Whisper of Gilt Extra Dimension Skinfinish
On eyes:
  • MAC English Gilt Pigment
  • MAC Stardream Pigment
  • MAC Handsome Prince Pigment
  • MAC Heritage Rouge Pigment
  • MAC Sugar Rush Pigment
  • Urban Decay Scorch Eyeliner
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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LoL! I still have an almost full tube of Fashion Whim from 2 years ago holiday set!
The only 2 shades I like in this set are, Nutty & Naughty and Dancin’ Prancin’. Having gotten the orangy-nude set 2 years ago and last year’s browns and nudes, no more nude type sets for me!

Wondering if this will work for medium to tan skin tones. I think they are pretty and love the packaging but not sure if it works well with my skin tone.

oh my goodness, these Cremesheens really do pull into lip lines, don’t they? It seems like they would be better on top of lipstick than on their own. I think the Dazzleglass is really pretty 🙂

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