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). MAC Woodrose (LE, $19.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Sin-a-mon (935) (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer (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, $19.50) is darker (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). 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). Tarte Rum Punch (P, $21.00) is more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alexander (2016) (P, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Cruising (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Latte (DC, $24.00) 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 Lap Dog (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). YSL Nude Carat (No. 20) (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Fashion Whim (LE, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Perfect Nude (04) (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Saint No Angel (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, darker (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 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). Bite Beauty Flat White (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Chloe (DC, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Double Happiness (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Divergent Supreme Ritual (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC On the Scene (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Enthralling Nude (500) (P, $8.99) is warmer (90% similar). Pat McGrath Peach Perversion (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Water Deities (P, $10.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Drippin' (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Long Live the Night (P, $24.00) is warmer (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. CoverGirl Bronze (200) (DC, $9.99) is more shimmery, 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). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Bronzer (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days (P, $48.00) is cooler (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). Becca Topaz (DC, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Honeychild (P, $7.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). By Terry Savannah Love #2 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (P, $48.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Gold Deposit (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). NYX Beach Babe (P, $6.50) is darker, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Secret Radiance (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, 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

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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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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