MAC Nutcracker Rouge is a slightly warm-toned, medium red with a matte finish. It is a limited edition lipstick that retails for $19.00 and contains 0.1 oz.
Nutcracker Rouge is a bright, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage, and it was surprisingly less pigmented than most Retro Mattes I've tried. The texture was more velvety but thin, and it was a struggle to spread the color across the lips evenly. It felt clingy on the lips, and while most of the color hung around for a good six hours, some of the color had faded away more noticeably around the center of the mouth. The formula was drying on me after three hours of wear. Kaleidos Wild Apple (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Clash (LE, $27.00) is more muted (90% similar). Chanel La Bouleversante (51) (P, $40.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). NARS Bonifacio (LE, $27.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Rebel Heart (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Hyde Park (P, $25.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). YSL Rose Curieux (14) (P, $39.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC High Heels (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Trust Me (P, $6.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Superbloom (P, $7.50) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Fighter (LE, $7.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). KVD Beauty Bachelorette (DC, $21.00) is brighter (95% similar). NARS Cruella (P, $27.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Jungle Red (DC, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Pure Luck (LE, $22.00) is more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay 714 (DC, $18.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Lady Balls (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). NARS Sandrine (LE, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Feels So Grand (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Formulated to shade, define and showcase the lips, M·A·C Lipstick is available in every nuance of your favorite color and high-fashion texture. It's the iconic product that made M·A·C famous. AMPLIFIED CREME (A): Ultra-creamy. Quietly shiny. Color-packed! Hi-res: hi-impact. CREMESHEEN (C): Creme-based lipstick that imparts bright full color, with a soft and supple shine. FROST (F): Excellent color payoff with medium to high frosted shimmer-and-shine finish. LUSTRE (L): Demi-sheer with wet-look lustre finish. Very slick. Makes lips look soft, smooth, ultra-moist. MATTE (M): Pigment rich with intense color pay-off. No-shine, all matte finish. SATIN (S): Color-rich. Soft satin, semi-matte finish. Conditions while adding intense color.