MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Mineralize Kit Review, Photos, Swatches

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 (DC, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Beige (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Revlon Pink Lemonade (DC, $7.49) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Galiane (15) (DC, $58.00) is more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Taffy (DC, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Sin-a-mon (935) (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Woodrose (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Silk Scroll (P, $65.00) is glossier (90% similar). Guerlain Gillian (DC, $58.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Oh Snap (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Jersey Rose (DC, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Vanished (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Pure Zen (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Revolve Around Me (LE, $52.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Summer Fling (04) (LE, $55.00) is darker (90% similar). YSL Nude Beige (1) (P, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Fresh Brew (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Chanel Rouge Ingenue (168) (P, $38.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Opal Beach (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Rum Punch (P, $21.00) is more pigmented, 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). MAC Lap Dog (LE, $22.00) is lighter, 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). Maybelline Enthralling Nude (500) (P, $8.99) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Telegenius (LE, $22.00)(90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (L.S.D.) (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Saint No Angel (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Prancin' Dancin' (LE, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Midnight Cowgirl (DC, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Nectarsweet (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Chloe (DC, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Double Happiness (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Flat White (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Divergent Supreme Ritual (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC On the Scene (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Angel Tears (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Water Deities (P, $10.00) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Skin Deep (344) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Pat McGrath Peach Perversion (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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. Too Faced Jingle All the Way Bronzer (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Jolie (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Baked (P, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). CoverGirl Bronze (200) (DC, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days (P, $48.00) is cooler (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (P, $48.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). By Terry Savannah Love #2 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Gold Deposit (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Secret Radiance (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Beach Babe (P, $6.50) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Snow Bunny (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals The Many Splendors #3 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Sunlight (P, $44.00) is darker (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Afternoon Snack (PiP, $36.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Perfectly Poised (Outer) (LE, $34.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Stila Bronze (PiP, $32.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Honeychild (P, $7.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Topaz (DC, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Nude Nutcracker Sweet Mineralize Kit

MAC Nude Nutcracker Sweet Mineralize Kit

MAC Nude Nutcracker Sweet Mineralize Kit

MAC Pure Pout Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Pure Pout Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Pure Pout Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Pure Pout Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Pure Pout Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Pure Pout Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Happiness Mineralize Glass

MAC Happiness Mineralize Glass

MAC Happiness Mineralize Glass

MAC Happiness Mineralize Glass

MAC Happiness Mineralize Glass

MAC Happiness Mineralize Glass

MAC Global Glow Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Global Glow Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Global Glow Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Global Glow Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Global Glow Mineralize Skinfinish

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • MAC Whisper of Gilt Extra Dimension Skinfinish
  • MAC At Dusk Extra Dimension Blush
On eyes:
  • MAC Dance Flowers Dance Eyeshadow
  • MAC Forward March Eyeshadow
  • MAC Pretty Dainty Eyeshadow
  • MAC Rabblerouser Eyeshadow
  • MAC Dark Lullaby Eyeshadow
  • Sephroa Cookie Crunch Contour Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • MAC Be Fabulous Mineralize Rich Lipstick
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Reviewer

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).

Learn more about her review process here.

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Not my kind of colors (although I think the lipstick is really pretty on you, Christine!). Which is fine, because there are already a ton of things I want from this release!

I fear that a color like Pure Pout would wash me out, but it really is beautiful! That gloss could have been a nice addition to this set, too, had it applied more evenly.

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