MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016: Nude Lip Gloss Kit + Pink Patentpolish Kit review

MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016: Nude Lip Gloss Kit + Pink Patentpolish Kit review

If you’re looking for a stellar gift (or want to treat yo’self) MAC has released some amazing Nutcracker Sweet Lip Kits that are great value ($42 CAD/$35 USD) AND come in a really cool collectible box.

MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Pink Patentpolish Kit review

Nutcracker Sweet Kits come in a sturdy embellished box drawer and include sets of lip gloss, pigments, glitter, mini lipsticks, and Patentpolish. I received two kits to try, a Patentpolish and a Lip Gloss kit, and I’ll probably grab some of the mini lipstick kits on my own .

(full info on these kits here)

MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Pink Patentpolish Kit review 2

The Pink Patentpolish Kit contains four retractable lip crayons in pink and burgundy shades. If you haven’t tried the Patentpolish formula, it’s a semi-sheer super shiny balm-like lip crayon that is fairly hydrating and reminds me a lot of Revlon’s Balm crayons (only shinier). The formula is almost like gel and has a similar feel to MAC’s Tendertalk.

MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Pink Patentpolish Kit Patentpink
Patentpink is described as a washed out lilac.

MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Pink Patentpolish Kit Patentpink

Usually when I try very light shades, it looks patchy… but not this beauty!

MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Pink Patentpolish Kit Fearless

Fearless is a described as a deep blue pink.

MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Pink Patentpolish Kit Fearless

This just gives a really nice wash of pink and shine.

MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Pink Patentpolish Kit Hopelessly Devoted

Hopelessly Devoted is described as a bright clean fuchsia.

MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Pink Patentpolish Kit Hopelessly Devoted

This one had a bit of a gummier texture but I love the look of it. It’s almost like a popsicle lip stain.

MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Pink Patentpolish Kit Ruby

Ruby is described as a mid-tone rose.

MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Pink Patentpolish Kit Ruby 2

This finish of this was a bit drier than the others but still workable.

MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Pink Patentpolish Kit swatches

If you’re like me and not a huge fan of gloss because it sinks into the lip lines, you’ll love the Patentpolish formula. It really adds a huge boost of shine and tint while staying on the top of the lips.

MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Nude Lipgloss Kit swatches

Now onto the Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Gloss Kit!

MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Nude Lipgloss Kit swatches

This set comes with three mini Cremesheen Glass and one Dazzleglass lip gloss. These nude shades will probably work on most skintones too!

MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Nude Lipgloss Kit Fashion Whim

Fashion Whim is described as a light beige (Cremesheen Glass).

MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Nude Lipgloss Kit Fashion Whim

This nude is a bit too light for my liking. It really sinks into my lip lines and just isn’t flattering. But the formula of Cremesheen Glass is nice. It’s less sticky and think than the regular Lipglass from MAC. It has the same vanilla scent too!

MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Nude Lipgloss Kit Pure Delight

Pure Delight is described as a light coral nude (Cremesheen Glass – LE shade).

MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Nude Lipgloss Kit Pure Delight

I actually really like this one. It didn’t sink in to my lip lines as much and had a subtle shimmer to it. This is probably the perfect nude shade for someone with a fair, cool skintone.

MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Nude Lipgloss Kit Prancin Dancin Dazzleglass

Prancin’ Dancin’ is a copper shimmer (Dazzleglass – LE shade). This one comes with a brush applicator vs. the doefoot you get with Cremesheen Glass.

MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Nude Lipgloss Kit Prancin Dancin Dazzleglass

I’m in love! This super shiny, non-gritty glitter glass is AMAZING. It has a warm sheer copper base with a ton of multi-faceted glitters. It’s nice on its own as well as over lipstick.

MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Nude Lipgloss Kit Nutty and Naughty

Nutty & Naughty is described as a mid-tone pinky brown (Cremesheen Glass- LE shade).

MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Nude Lipgloss Kit Nutty and Naughty

This is a “my lips but better” shade for me. It just nicely evens out the texture and colour of my lips. It even has a hint of shimmer too. I like it!

MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Nude Lipgloss Kit swatches

Above are single swatches of each. The pigmentation is on point and… that Dazzleglass is perfect.

MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Nude Lipgloss Kit Prancin Dancin Dazzleglass

Since I’ve been going on and on about the Prancin’ and Dancin’ Dazzleglass, here it is on my face!

MAC Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Holiday 2016 Nude Lipgloss Kit Pink Patentpolish review

The Nutcracker Sweet Sets are available now at The Bay (Canada), Saks, Nordstrom, Dillards and MAC.

 

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