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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Compact

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Compact
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Compact

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Smoky Eye Compact ($39.50 for 0.27 oz.) is a warm-toned, neutral eyeshadow palette with nine shades. There are some nicer shades in the palette, but there are also some real misses, and at this price point, that makes it far less enticing. There are better neutral palettes out there, especially of the warm-toned variety.

Value

  • Eyeshadow: $16.00 for 0.05 oz. or $320.00/oz.
  • Total Value: $86.40

Too-dle-oo is a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a slightly firmer texture, but it was still fairly easy to apply and blend out on the lid. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. Viseart Bijoux Royal #2 (LE) is darker (100% similar). Disney by Sephora Sea Shells (LE) is more shimmery (100% similar). Sephora Clash (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced All American Girl (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Vanilla (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #3 (P) is brighter (95% similar). theBalm High Tide (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Abyssinia (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Satin Ochre (Left) (LE) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I414 Yellow Ivory (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Sugar (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #1 (P) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Poesie #2 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Call of the Canyon (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). YSL Indie Jasper #2 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Buxom Silk Sheets (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Vanilla Diamond (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Amberluxe #1 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Inglot #395 (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Deception is muted, medium-dark taupe brown with a sparkling, glittery gold finish. It had good pigmentation with a chunkier texture, so it tended to have fallout during application and then some moderate fall out during wear. The eyeshadow blended out well and lasted for seven and a half hours on me. LORAC Pewter (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Chateau (LE) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Horizon (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Ring-a-ling (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Zoeva Outline (P) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Amaretto (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Steel the Scene (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Damson (LE, $21.00)(100% similar). MAC Morning Frost (DC, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Brown Sugar (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna #2 (P) is lighter (85% similar). Clarins Nude #3 (P) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Roasted Chestnut (LE, $32.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Liar (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #3 (P) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Stroke My Ego (P, $18.50) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Satin Taupe (P, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Ebloui (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Fall in Lust (LE, $16.00) is cooler (80% similar). Dior House of Pinks #4 (LE) is lighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sweet Dreams is a light taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. The color darkened noticeably when applied on bare skin, compared to the pan color, and had mostly opaque coverage. The texture was soft, smooth but firm without any excess powder that would kick up in the pan. It wore well for eight hours on me. Tarte Mud Mask (LE) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Pinch of Sage (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Cappuccino (LE, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Gutter Gal (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Nudie (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Strutter (LE) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Kid is a light, peachy brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable, which yielded opaque pigmentation and solid, eight-hour wear. Tarte You’re a Natural (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Bold (P) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Skinny Latte (LE, $16.00) is more muted (95% similar). Tarte Tan-gled Up in You (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Cove (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Fawned of You (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Lancome Sante (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Hey Nude (04) (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Fawned of You (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 2 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Downfall (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #2 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #2 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Dimmer (LE) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Hanky Panky (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Tyranny (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Milani Bella Cappuccino (03) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M536 Milk Tea (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Frappe (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Madrague #2 (P, $25.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dewdrop is a sparkling, medium peach with warm undertones and a glittery finish. It was a Lustre finish, which is supposed to be sheerer, and it was–semi-sheer at best–with a chunkier, drier, and looser consistency that was a real mess to work with. The color did not work well on its own or even over regular eyeshadow primer, as it needed a tacky base. It lasted for five hours and had noticeable fallout. Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #3 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Shazam (LE) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Future (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). theBalm Third Eye Blinded (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Nepal (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Killing Jar (P) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #2 (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Marzipan (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Cinderella (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Cake & Biscuits is a muted, medium brown with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, but the texture was rather firm, which made it hard to apply and blend out on the skin. I noticed signs of fading after seven and a half hours of wear. Ciate Skinny Dip (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Cornelious (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Rose Cloud (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Unrequited (P) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Innocent (P) is brighter (95% similar). Buxom Invite Only (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Tiramisu (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Terracotta (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Ciate Unconditional (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Stila Individual (P) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Granted (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Frameworthy (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Wilshire (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Tawny (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Dimmer (LE) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Layin’ Low (P, $18.50) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Layin’ Low (DC, $18.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Birkin (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Always Sunny (DC, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Honey Butter (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Swiss Chocolate is a dark brown with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was great, while the texture was soft, smooth, and blendable, though the permanent version is softer and more blendable (at least, the one I have). It wore for just over eight hours on me. Zoeva Freshly Toasted (P) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Java (P) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Candeur et Experience #1 (P) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Choco Cake (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Wild West (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Benefit Quick, Look Busy (P, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Chocolate (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Whiskey (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Truffled (P, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Cool Plum (70P) (P, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC No Me Queda Mas (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Rebel (P) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sephora #tbt (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Solas (P) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Camel Smoke (23) (P, $39.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Semi-Sweet (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Take on Bordeaux (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Corduroy (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Ciate On Fire (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Givenchy Delicate #1 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dance in the Dark is a deep, blackened brown with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, somewhat buildable pigmentation. It had such a stiff texture that it was really hard to blend out the color, as it always looked patchy and uneven. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. Tarte Smokeshow (P) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Dim the Lights (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Burberry Graphite (No. 28) (P, $29.00) is darker (95% similar). Zoeva Beans are White (P) is lighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #4 (P) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Bali (P, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Infinity #5 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Wind Down Brown (LE)(95% similar). Tarte Ice Cream Cone (LE)(100% similar). bareMinerals Boardroom (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Calligraphy #4 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Double Feature #3 #2 (LE, $16.00)(90% similar). MAC Najm el Lail (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Dream in Chocolate (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Inglot #348 (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Charming #5 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna #4 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Deep Brown (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Dark Chocolate (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Backdoor (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Licorice Lane is a deep, muted taupe with cool undertones and a matte finish. The texture was incredibly dusty and dry, which led to sheerer coverage that was hard to even out, as the color would stick in some places and not want to diffuse or spread out from that initial placement. It wore well for seven hours on me before fading. Kevyn Aucoin Dark Chocolate (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Sleigh Watch (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Wild Horses (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Bowl Out (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 20 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #5 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Saleos (P) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Backdoor (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Not Basic Black (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Influential (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Ashbury (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Persuade (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Quai des Brumes (Right) (LE, $25.00) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Downtown (LE, $5.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Concrete (P, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Showstopper (DC, $16.00) is cooler (80% similar). MAC Mystery (P, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Eye Compact Smoky Eye Compact

Smoky Eye Compact


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Product

7.5

Pigmentation

9

Texture

7.5

Longevity

8

Application

4.5

Total

81%

  • Nordstrom
  • Saks
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Macy’s
  • The Bay (CA)
  • John Lewis (UK)
  • Selfridges
  • MAC (Canada)
  • Sephora Brazil
  • Dillard’s
  • MAC Cosmetics
  • Disclosure
Limited Edition

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