Sneak Peek: MAC Nutcracker Sweet Mini Kits Photos & Swatches

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Red Lip Bag
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Lipstick Mini Kit

Here are all the mini sets in the upcoming MAC Nutcracker Sweet Collection, which launches online on October 20th and in-stores on October 27th (North America). There are also a lot of repromotes, so for products that I have recently swatched, I did not re-do swatches on the lips/full face. (I did discover I am missing a swatch for Bing Bang Boom, so I’ll be adding that shortly!) For more details about the sets, please see this post.

Sets included in this post:

  • Bronze Pigment & Glitter Kit
  • Gold Pigment & Glitter Kit
  • Nude Lipstick Kit
  • Pink Lipstick Kit
  • Red Lipstick Kit
  • Nude Lip Gloss Kit
  • Pink Lip Gloss Kit
  • Red Lip Gloss Kit
  • Nude Patentpolish Lip Pencil Kit

Pigment & Glitter Kits

Lipstick Kits

Lip Gloss Kits

Patentplish Lip Pencil Set

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Good grief! This is the ultimate swatch-a-thon. This is a ginormous collection, feels like MAC launched 100 products just for the holidays! Thanks so much for all your hard work swatching, cataloguing, and photographing –it really helps narrow down my wishlist to top 3-5 items.

On the one hand, the lipstick kits are super tempting–I have zero MAC lipsticks and have always wanted to pick up some of their classics (which seem well-represented in these kits!). On the other hand, I just ordered both the Bold and Nude Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Trios from Sephora, so I probably shouldn’t indulge!

I think my *need* to own these is simply because so many of these particular colors–Creme Cup, Lady Danger, Rebel–seem to be regarded as staples in the beauty world, and I figure there must be a good reason why!

I have the opposite problem haha, I already have quite a few of these shades so I would have double ups!! I recommend Lady Danger if you can pull off warm shades, it’s a pretty fiery lippy!

I’m so freaking overwhelmed by MAC holiday offerings. I’ve stopped really LOOKING. It’s just page by page skim and blah whatever. That said, I do love/have in stash Heritage Rouge pigment,. it’s still a standout even at Mach speed screening. 😀

The mini lipsticks are so cute. The nude and pink set include colours I really like. I am a little bit afraid that these mini lipsticks will sell out fast.

Every year, I get one of the Lipglass sets. If I do so again this year, it will be the pink set because it not only has Rags To Riches Dazzleglass, but also a way that I could get away with wearing fuchsia. I think? Also liking the lipstick set, again in pink. It has Heroine, Impassioned and Dangerously Red. Only GAT probably wouldn’t work on me, so I could give that one to my daughter!
Me getting pink lip stuff is just weird! But these have some sheerer or warmer intense pinks, so.

I don’t know if I’m excited (saving money is always nice!) or bummed that a lot of the shades are either permanent or repeats from past years. The pigment sets seem to still be getting worse for the value—especially since one set contains two glitters out of the four shades this year, they aren’t even eye safe! 🙁

Here’s hoping the sets go on sale like they did last year!

The pigment sets are always interesting. I hardly ever use the glitters, though. Heritage Rouge is stunning. I must get it.
As for the rest, I have all the lipsticks in the red set, half of the pink, none in the nude, and I couldn’t use half of that one, as two would zombiefie me.
The other sets, well, I don’t think I want any of them as only the dazzleglasses in gloss sets are interesting to me. The patentpolish one seem very sheer, I don’t think I’d see any difference between them.
It is a good opportunity to dip a toe into the huge MAC pool for those who are new to the brand. I think their lipsticks rarely disappoint to be honest.

I am already in love with this whole collection, so gorgeous. Do you happen to know international release dates for this collection and the spellbinder shadows? Keep doing a great job!

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