The Mac Nutcracker Holiday Collection has been released early and I expect some of it to sell out quickly! The packaging some have said is not very Christmas like but when I think of the Nutcracker play I think of Christmas.
So onto what is in the collection…
How cute are these Mac Nutcracker Holiday Collection mini lipsticks? The kits have a mix of finishes and a good selection of colours. My personal favourite is the Sweet Nude Kit. These are priced at £26 each which is less than I was expecting.
These gloss kits are a mix of creamesheen glasses and dazzleglasses with a set to suit everyone. Each set is priced at £26 each and I know I would be thrilled to get the Sweet Nude Kit for Christmas.
Unfortunately the Sweet Pink Mineralize Kit might only be an American release as I haven’t seen it online… If that’s the case I am a bit disappointed as the skinfinish looks gorgeous.
The other two kits are two Retro Matte sets. Both of these have the volume mascara Upward Lash. If you are tempted by the Sweet Pink Retro Kit it is an online exclusive. These kits are priced at £34 each. I am loving the embroidered bags these Retro Matte Kits come in.
All four of these sets come in a clutch bag in keeping with the Mac Nutcracker Holiday Collection theme.
The lip kits would both look great with a smoky eye look for the festive season or with a simple makeup look. These lip kits are priced at £29 each so really are not badly priced. The lipsticks in both are cremesheen and both glosses are Vamplify.
Moving onto the eye kits, both of these would work for a smoky eye look. The Sweet Plum set would give a slightly more understated look to the Sweet Smoky set but both look amazing. Paintpots by MAC generally are long-wearing while the Extra Dimensions can be used wet or dry depending on how intense you would like the colour. These are priced at £39 for each set.
Sweet Pigment and Glitter sets have a really good variety of colours in each of them. Pigments can be used can be used wet or dry and glitter needs mixing or applied to a good glitter primer. Again these are both perfect for the holiday season and a little goes a long way with these so will last a while. The price for each of these is £26 .
Patentpolish provides a semi-sheer coat of colour whilst being moisturising. These kits are priced at £26 so quite reasonable for 4 minis. These are perfect to pop in your makeup bag for during the day.
Viva Glam has got two options in the Mac Nutcracker Holiday Collection slightly different packaging. Rather than gold detail there is burgundy stitching on both. Money from the Viva Glam items as usual go towards helping men, women and children affected by and living with HIV/ AIDS. These are MAC store and online exclusives and not available at concessions.
Viva Glam is a vampy plum matte lipstick and the Viva Glam lipglass is a nude with slight shimmer. This is priced at £29 for the set.
Viva Glam Lip Compact is a versatile palette that can see you through from day through till night. There is a nude- brown matte, pink- brown satin and red lustre. The compact is priced at £20.
Magic Dust shadows are a new addition which have a shimmering pearl finish. There are 6 shades to choose from priced at £17.50 each. These come in purple pots with gold detail.
These eye palettes make a smoky eye easy for anyone to carry off. From smoky shades to warm and cool shades there’s a good range to choose from. Each palette come with a double ended brush and the packaging is burgundy with gold accents. These are priced at £29 each.
The pigments like usual can be used wet or dry and I advise over a good eye primer, these are priced at £16.
Powersurge and Prunella are both soft pencil liners with pearl finish, these are priced at £16 each. Feline is an intense black soft carbon eye pencil that can be easily blended or smudged. Feline is priced at £16 like the other eye pencils.
These are pearlescent powders to add subtle colour or glow. Both are priced at £24 each.
I saved what I consider to be the best till last from the Mac Nutcracker Holiday Collection…
Sweet Sweet Copper has the much sought after Whisper of Gilt and Pleasure Model. Sweet Peach has Tuta and At Dusk which also looks lovely. The blushes can be used wet or dry as they are Extra Dimension although I have only used they dry. Extra Dimension Skinfinish is multi- purpose and can be used to add highlight or sheer colour. These come in the burgundy Nutcracker packaging with gold accent. Each is priced at £29 and I have bought 2…
So that’s the complete Mac Nutcracker Holiday Collection, what do you think? MAC usually goes all out for their holiday collection and they have done just that once again. I will update with swatches once my orders arrive. Did you get anything from this collection?