MAC Nutcracker Sweet Peach Face Compact Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Peach Face Compact
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Peach Face Compact

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Peach Face Compact ($35.00 for 0.32 oz.) includes a powder highlighter and blush. The Extra Dimension Skinfinishes are supposed to have 10-hour wear, while the Extra Dimension Blush formula is supposed to have six-hour wear.

Tutu is a bright, very light beige with warm, peachy undertones and a metallic finish. It had excellent color payoff paired with a soft, smooth, finely-milled texture that wasn’t too firm or too loose in the pan. It seemed smoother than past iterations of this formula, though this color is new (and limited edition). The highlighter applied easily, blended out effortlessly, and lasted for eight hours on me. Even when worn heavily, I didn’t notice any emphasis of my skin’s natural texture with this shade. LORAC Starlight (P, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Starlight (DC, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Moonstone (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Catrice Champagne Campaign (P, $5.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). ColourPop Smokin' Whistles (P, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Highlight #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Cle de Peau Almond (16) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Rare Beauty Enlighten (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Flash and Awe (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $41.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Silver Dusk (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Counting Sheep (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Guerlain Electric Look #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). ColourPop Dreamscape (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Peach Pearl (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Seismic (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Crafty (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). ColourPop Horse and Carriage (LE, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). ColourPop Talk in Code (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

At Dusk is a muted, medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. The texture was a bit firmer compared to the highlighter, but it wasn’t stiff or difficult to get color payoff out of. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage that sat well on the skin, and the finish became more luminous as I buffed and blended the powder on my skin. It wore well for seven and a half hours before it started to fade. (This shade has been released before.) Makeup Geek Main Squeeze (P, $10.00) is darker (95% similar). Edward Bess Filled with Desire (P, $43.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Tres Fab (LE, ) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Illamasqua Naked Rose (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC The Perfect Cheek (LE, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Swindle (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Birthday Suit (P, $8.00) is brighter (90% similar). Chanel Jardin de Chanel (LE, $55.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Blush (LE, ) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Stay Pretty (P, $23.50) is cooler (90% similar). Zoeva PK030 (P, ) is less shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Effect (LE, $40.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Ciate Baby Doll (P, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Smile (Right) (LE, $52.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Formal (LE, ) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Clinique Heather Pop (P, $21.00) is brighter (90% similar). KIKO 109 Candy Rose (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Launch Away (LE, $24.00) is brighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Daybreak (503) (P, $46.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Rosy Outlook (P, $23.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Peach Face Compact Nutcracker Sweet Face Compact

MAC Peach Face Compact Nutcracker Sweet Face Compact

MAC Peach Face Compact Nutcracker Sweet Face Compact

MAC Peach Face Compact Nutcracker Sweet Face Compact

MAC Peach Face Compact Nutcracker Sweet Face Compact

MAC Peach Face Compact Nutcracker Sweet Face Compact

MAC Peach Face Compact Nutcracker Sweet Face Compact

MAC Tutu Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Tutu Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC Tutu Extra Dimension Skinfinish

MAC At Dusk Extra Dimension Blush

MAC At Dusk Extra Dimension Blush

MAC At Dusk Extra Dimension Blush

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
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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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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Oh dear, I have 3 dupes for the highlighter, but nothing for the blush, which is very soft and pretty. I do like the combo together . Hmmm, will have to think about this one!

Awe yes thank you for this Christine….loving these face compacts…..they are gorg. How do you think this shade will workout for my medium to deep skintone? I kinda want both of the face compacts.

Medium, yes, I think it will be fine, but deep? The pink blush may not show! The highlighter doesn’t seem to have a really white base that will turn ashy (it’s just a lot of sheen), but this duo is less of a “slam dunk” for darker skin tones compared to the Copper compact.

Hi Christine thanks for sharing your thoughts I definitely am not sure if I will get this one but the copper face absolutely. I guess for reference I’m nc45 to NC50 in Mac….so with that as a reference what do you think?

I love these colors and I think it will really suit me. The highlighter sort of clinches it, and the A doesn’t hurt either 🙂 . I plan to buy!

It’s so weird to me that the highlighters have a different wear claim than the blushes when they’re very similar in formula!

Ooh, I’m liking this combo. I didn’t care for the original blush because I had to layer it so much (and I’m fair!), but this one looks a little more pigmented in your swatches. I was going to skip this collection, but maybe I’ll treat myself to this duo since I like the colours and the packaging.

Love it! Love it! love it! Hope it’ll be sale in France!!! i dont really buy MAC i have only fews lipstick but this collection Nutcraker its really a good surprise everytime 🙂 usually im tired to see everytime a new collection from Mac lol

This is so pretty, especially with your eye look! I have Moonstone as a dupe for Tutu already so it’s going to be hard to resist this duo, I want to get At Dusk on its own! Ah well maybe I’ll get a dupe.

Lovely!
This one will be a go to little palette for me, if I can get it. I really like it a lot.
There will be makeup gifts under the tree come Christmas, from me, to me.

I’ve been loving and collecting nutcrackers since I was a kid–so I have to get something from this collection! I think this duo might be just that 🙂

This looks so gorgeous but in an understated kind of way! I’m also IN LOVE with the Whisper of Gilt/Pleasure Model duo, and I don’t own any close dupes to any of these four shades! Do you think both would actually work with my NC20 skintone, Christine? I’m afraid this might pull too cool/pink, while the other duo might be too bright and dark. I do love your combination of Whisper of Gilt and At Dusk, though!

I’m surprised I can’t dupe this blush. I thought I owned all the blush (or at least way, way too many of them). I guess it does make sense, I’ve been after Naked Rose for years, but it never goes on sale!

I love the peach duo, I’m NW10 if anyone else is pale & wondering if it’d work. I can see the blush becoming a go to color for me. It’s really beautiful on the skin. Thanks for your swatches, because I probably wouldn’t have even looked at this product before seeing your pics.

I didn’t have any trouble using a variety of brushes – I don’t write down what I use for most reviews (unless it’s a problem!).

Was eyeing it but held on to read your review first and now 😀 because it has your blessing i will buy it in the 20% sale tonight 😀 thank you so much for all your hard work cristine <3 big hugs from dk. I swear you are the blogger i trust the most.

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