MAC Nutcracker Sweet Pink Mineralize Kit Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Pink Mineralize Kit
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Pink Mineralize Kit

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Pink 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 highlighter is the best part of the set, which can be purchased individually (but in full size); the lipstick and lipgloss are misses for me.

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

Be Fabulous is a light pink with cool, blue 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 color payoff that applied evenly but had a tendency to settle into lip lines. The consistency was smooth, lightweight, thin without being clingy or dry, and comfortable to wear over the three and a half hours (but not the six promised) it lasted. The formula felt slightly hydrating overall. MAC A Novel Romance (LE, $19.50) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Obvi (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Ladies Who Lunch (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC To Savour (P, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Rose Lily (LE, $19.50) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Dreaminess (P, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Rose Innocent (DC, $58.00) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Radieuse (217) (LE, $38.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Real Doll (LE, $19.50) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jude (DC, $36.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Dress to Impress (LE, $19.50) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Bubblegum Bloom (965) (LE, $7.49) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alexander (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Playful Peony (975) (LE, $7.49) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Hibiscus Pop (715) (P, $7.49) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Dahlia (210) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Divine Choice (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Petal Pink (710) (P, $7.49) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Lavender (DC, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Olivier (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Elegantly Elegant is a light-medium pastel pink with a creamy finish and very fine white pearl. It’s supposed to be a sheer formula with “modern shine.” It had semi-opaque coverage that didn’t look streaky in terms of application, but the color emphasized every single lip line I had on my lips, so it still looked streaky and uneven at a glance. The texture was smooth, lightweight, mostly non-tacky, and comfortable to wear. It lasted for three hours on me. MAC Such Sweeties (LE, $20.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Tender (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Maybelline Petal Plush (100) (P, $8.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Picture Pink (LE, $17.50) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Pink Fade (LE, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Stay Sweet (LE, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar). Revlon Bejeweled (DC, $7.49) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Pure Fiction (LE, $17.50) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Foodie (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Demure (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Look Who's Here (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (DC, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Angel (P, $17.50) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Fashion Scoop (LE, $20.00) is more muted (90% similar). Bite Beauty Two (Watercolor) (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Three (Watercolor) (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Dress the Part (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Patentpink (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Embraceable Me (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Cyber Opal (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Lightscapade is a very light, gold-tinted white with a luminous finish. The Mineralize Skinfinish formula is supposed to have a “velvety soft” feel and a “radiant finish” with “sheer coverage.” It had semi-sheer, buildable color coverage with a soft, smooth consistency that wasn’t dusty or powdery in the pan. The powder blended out easily on the skin, and it gave an ethereal glow to the skin that did not emphasize my pores or the natural texture of my skin. It wore well for seven hours on me before fading. lilah b. b enchanting (P, $60.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Duo N. 02 (Top) (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Too Chic (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Sunstreak (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is cooler (90% similar). Illamasqua Aurora (P, $24.00)(90% similar). Coloured Raine Luxurious Bling (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS 1977 (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Pretty Bonnes (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Strobe Light (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Pink Champagne (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Natasha Denona Light (01) (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Tutu (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Camelia de Plumes (LE, $76.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Peach Pearl (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Pink Nutcracker Sweet Mineralize Kit

MAC Pink Nutcracker Sweet Mineralize Kit

MAC Pink Nutcracker Sweet Mineralize Kit

MAC Pink Nutcracker Sweet Mineralize Kit

MAC Be Fabulous Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Be Fabulous Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Be Fabulous Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Be Fabulous Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Be Fabulous Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Be Fabulous Mineralize Rich Lipstick

MAC Elegantly Elegant Mineralize Glass

MAC Elegantly Elegant Mineralize Glass

MAC Elegantly Elegant Mineralize Glass

MAC Elegantly Elegant Mineralize Glass

MAC Elegantly Elegant Mineralize Glass

MAC Elegantly Elegant Mineralize Glass

MAC Lightscapade Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Lightscapade Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Lightscapade Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Lightscapade Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Lightscapade 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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The lipstick looks like it could be workable to me, but that lip gloss isn’t cutting it. The packaging is cute, but thankfully I think I can skip this kit without any pangs of regret. lol

Oh, my that lip gloss looks bad! The whole set is very pale. The lip colors are too light for me. The skinfinish is very pretty, as a highlighter…

Very patchy for a lipstick, but I guess that more due to the shades it’self than the formula as well.

The mini Lightscapade is really cute and it takes forever to get through a full-size one. Wish this get had different lip products with it. 😉

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