MAC x Nicopanda Stay Cute Full Face Kit Review, Photos, Swatches

01/07

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit
MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit
MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit
MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit
MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit
MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit
MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit

Stay Cute

MAC Stay Cute Nicopanda Full Face Kit ($40.00 for 0.40 oz.) rounds out the collection’s Face Kits as the final disappointment in the trilogy. The eyeshadows were dismal, and the blush was workable but was barely decent.

Stay Cute
Stay Cute
4
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
5.5
Texture
5
Longevity
2.5
Application
52%
Total

01/03

MAC Cheeky Chic Powder Blush

MAC Cheeky Chic Powder Blush

MAC Cheeky Chic Powder Blush

MAC Cheeky Chic Powder Blush

MAC Cheeky Chic Powder Blush

MAC Cheeky Chic Powder Blush

MAC Cheeky Chic Powder Blush
MAC Cheeky Chic Powder Blush
MAC Cheeky Chic Powder Blush

Cheeky Chic

Cheeky Chic is a pop of medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of gold glitter. The glittery bits did not translate onto the cheeks from what I could see after applying the color. The texture was slightly drier and firmer in the pan, but it was still quite pigmented and wasn’t too much of a challenge to blend out. It lasted for eight hours on me.

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.21 oz. - $114.29 Per Ounce

Per the brand, the formula is supposed to "provide fantastic colour with ease and consistency" that "applies evenly, adheres lightly to skin." There are five distinct finishes within the range: Frost ("iridescent, lightly shimmering color"), Matte ("flat, matte finish... builds well"), Satin ("adds subtle highlights to the skin"), Sheertone ("sheer-on micro-refined powder ... that goes on faint"), and Sheertone Shimmer ("just enough shimmer to make light dance on your cheeks"). Their permanent blushes are available in compact form as well as pan-only (the latter will be cheaper).

The following overview has been updated to reflect the most current iteration of the brand's permanent range (whether or not there's been any official change) as I repurchased the majority of the permanent shades as of June 2018. I make a point to say that because I felt that the textures of several shades, particularly the frost finish shades, was noticeably different; they were much smoother and had more slip but were less shimmery/frosted (on average) and seemed to be a bit weaker in pigmentation (but still buildable). Some of the mattes felt like I've encountered in the past (a little drier, pigmented, and fairly blendable), while some felt more velvety and finely-milled.

MAC has a solid blush range but some shades are harder than others to blend out or diffuse, and as it does for most formulas (from any brand), it really comes down to some shades falling shy of expectations. The matte finish had a tendency to darken on my skin within five minutes of application; for most shades, I would recommend applying over a powdered face and/or avoiding applying on still-drying complexion products to make blending the easiest. The matte shades seemed to be semi-opaque to opaque, buildable, and long-wearing (about eight hours).

Only a few of the shades in the permanent range seemed to be particularly frosted/metallic on the skin; most shades that had shimmer appeared more softly luminous or pearlescent on the skin to the point where there was little sheen/reflection captured by my camera (I did a double take for a few and re-did swatches only to find the same finish captured yet again!). The Sheertone Shimmer performed most consistently with this: very subtle sheen, more "my skin but better" with having a slightly more noticeable sheen than matte. There were a few shades that had a strong sheen on the skin (like Peachykeen), though. The Frost finish just seemed to have stronger, larger shimmer in it, but the effect on the skin ranged being subtle to moderate. The same was true with Satin--some were more satin-like and some seemed more like a Frost (like Modern Mandarin).

Most shades were blendable, while pigmentation varied from sheer to opaque depending on the shade, but most had decent, builable coverage. The textures were firmer than the average powder blush of current times, but they don't have excess product kicked up in the pan at all. The wear ranged between seven and nine hours with deeper, intense mattes (like Fever or Film Noir) lasted longer.

Browse all of our MAC Powder Blush swatches.

Ingredients

TALC, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, ZINC STEARATE, ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL. MAY CONTAIN: SILICA, MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), CARMINE (CI 75470), CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN (CI 77289), CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS (CI 77288), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742), RED 6 (CI 15850), RED 6 LAKE (CI 15850), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410), RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985).

7.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
83%
Total

01/02

MAC Snow Panda Eyeshadow

MAC Snow Panda Eyeshadow

MAC Snow Panda Eyeshadow

MAC Snow Panda Eyeshadow

MAC Snow Panda Eyeshadow
MAC Snow Panda Eyeshadow

Snow Panda

Snow Panda is soft white with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had sheer coverage, which was buildable to medium coverage. The texture was powdery, but it was more substantial, and I felt that it actually gave a pretty sheen where it was applied… but the powderiness seemed to come back and haunt me 15 minutes after application where there was almost nothing left from where I had applied it. Primer seemed to just eat it for breakfast rather than help it.

01/02

MAC Misfit Eyeshadow

MAC Misfit Eyeshadow

MAC Misfit Eyeshadow

MAC Misfit Eyeshadow

MAC Misfit Eyeshadow
MAC Misfit Eyeshadow

Misfit

Misfit is a medium gray with a silver sheen. It had medium coverage, which did not build up, paired with a drier texture that was prone to sheering out on the lid. It was somewhat blendable, and it was somewhat better over a primer. The eyeshadow stayed on well for six hours.

Misfit
Misfit
6
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
69%
Total

01/02

MAC Cyber Goth Eyeshadow

MAC Cyber Goth Eyeshadow

MAC Cyber Goth Eyeshadow

MAC Cyber Goth Eyeshadow

MAC Cyber Goth Eyeshadow
MAC Cyber Goth Eyeshadow

Cyber Goth

Cyber Goth is a soft black with a silver sparkle. It had a very dry and stiff texture, which resulted in uneven, semi-sheer coverage that looked ragged. I could not blend it, and I could barely get the color to apply to the lid without pressing quite harshly against the lid. It lasted for five and a half hours on me before fading.

01/02

MAC Supah-Pink Eyeshadow

MAC Supah-Pink Eyeshadow

MAC Supah-Pink Eyeshadow

MAC Supah-Pink Eyeshadow

MAC Supah-Pink Eyeshadow
MAC Supah-Pink Eyeshadow

Supah-Pink

Supah-Pink is a light-medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly sheen along with flecks of chunky sparkle. It had sheer coverage, which did not build up, even over primer, and the best I could do was pat it on with a dampened brush for medium coverage. The texture was drier and thin, and it was hard to blend it out without losing intensity. It lasted for four and a half hours at best.