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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Warm Eye Compact

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Warm Eye Compact
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Warm Eye Compact

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Warm Eye Compact ($39.50 for 0.27 oz.) includes nine eyeshadows in warmer hues. MAC’s eyeshadow palettes for the holidays definitely leave something to be desired, and unfortunately, this was a continuation on that theme. There are better neutral palettes available, even MAC’s 15-pan pre-made neutral palettes are better.

Value

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

Filament is a light silver with neutral undertones and a glittery finish. It had semi-sheer coverage, and it was a Lustre finish, which is supposed to be sheerer. The texture was dry, chunky, and prone to sheering out and falling out during application. I found that most of the fallout occurred during application, rather than during wear as there was little in the way of sparkles actually on the lid after blending it. It lasted for six hours on me. Urban Decay Iced (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Kitty Glitter (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Silver Dollar (LE, $14.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC In the Meadow #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Steam (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #4 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Nimbus Cloude (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Dior Dulcinee #3 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced String of Lights (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Telepathy (P) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Electric Illumination (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Illamasqua Beguile (P, $25.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Emerald Lust #1 (LE) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 #4 (LE) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Whirling is a medium golden taupe with warm undertones and a sparkly, gold glitter finish. It had sheer coverage with a chunky, glittery texture that felt dry where the glitter separated from the base color. This was a Lustre finish, which is supposed to be sheerer, so the sheerness was not a surprise (neither was the texture, as most Lustres suffer from the same dryness). On me, it started to fade after six hours of wear. Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #2 (P) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarte Charged Up (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Angel (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Rocker (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour #11 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). theBalm #19 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Slate Bells Ring (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Era is a soft, golden brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had a fairly soft, smooth consistency that wasn’t too firm or too soft int he pan, which yielded opaque color coverage. The color wore well for eight hours on me. Chanel Mystere #3 (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Lost for Words (P) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced New Romantic (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Bonifacio (LE, $25.00)(90% similar). Laura Mercier Bamboo (P) is darker (90% similar). Clarins The Essentials #5 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Nano Nude #4 (LE, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). theBalm Stand-offish (P, $16.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Arena (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Champagne (LE) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Plunge (DC, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Sweet Satisfaction (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Bohemian Waxwing (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Belize (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Oaxaca (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #4 (P) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Burberry Pale Barley (102) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Candeur et Experience #2 (P) is darker (80% similar). Make Up For Ever S642 Sahara (P, $21.00) is darker (80% similar). Chanel Empreinte du Desert #1 (LE) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Woodwinked is a medium-dark, golden bronze with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. The pigmentation was fully opaque, while the consistency was soft, lightly dense, and smooth. This shade wore well for eight hours before fading on me. bareMinerals Hot Commodity (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Cinnamon Sugar (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). City Color Sandstorm (P, $6.99) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME644 Iced Brown (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Maybelline Downtown Brown (P, $6.99) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Quiet Type (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced After Hours (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Ritzy (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Telesto (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Her Cocoa #3 (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Merci (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Natasha Denona Golden Flesh (68M) (P, $29.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Burn (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #8 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Initiation (827) (LE, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Ambush (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Buttered Rum (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Deeper (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Smog (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 03 (LE) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Unwind is a dirty, medium gold with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had opaque color coverage with a soft, blendable texture that was just a touch powdery. I noticed fading after seven and a half hours of wear. Laura Mercier Gilded Gold (P, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Gaelic Gold (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, more muted (95% similar). NARS Iskandar (P, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Summerfly (P) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Twinkle (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Get Lucky (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Metallic (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #5 (LE) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Vicuna (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Self-Made (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Buxom Rose Gold (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Beaded (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 02 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Provence Upon a Time (LE) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). MAC Rocket Girl (LE, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Stay Golden (LE, $14.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Sephora Girls Night Out (03) (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). LORAC Penny (LE, $19.00)(85% similar). Urban Decay Honey (DC, $18.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte No Champagne, No Gain (LE) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Lady Fingers is a bright, medium yellow with warm undertones and a matte finish. The color payoff was mostly opaque, and the eyeshadow was thin, lightly dusty, but it adhered fairly evenly to bare skin, though I would recommend applying it over a primer. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me. Make Up For Ever M408 Mustard (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Calavera (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Cave of Wonders (LE) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Twelve Chimes is a dark gray with warmer undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was firm and stiffer in the pan, and it was actually not the same gritty, drier texture that I’d expect of a Lustre finish. It had semi-opaque coverage, which was more coverage than most Lustres (which are designed as sheer). It was very difficult to blend out the color, as it looked uneven due to the stiffer texture. The color started to fade after seven hours of wear. Dior Golden Reflections #1 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Buxom Graphite Glam (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Spring 2015 (LE, $45.00) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #4 (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Showstopper is medium-dark taupe with cool undertones and a matte finish. It was one of the more pigmented versions of this shade that I’ve come across, though it was not fully pigmented. The texture was a bit softer and more blendable, too, but it wasn’t an easy eyeshadow to work with. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. Tom Ford Beauty She Wolf #1 (LE)(100% similar). MAC Diamond Dove (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Dark Chocolate (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Deep Brown (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). NARS Bali (P, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Architectonic #4 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Zoeva Beans are White (P) is cooler (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna #4 (P) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Midnight Flurry (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Espresso (Mega Pro) (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Boardroom (LE) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Matt Ramirez (LE, $16.00) is (90% similar). Chanel Charming #4 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #5 (P) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Dance in the Dark (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Dipped in Chocolate (LE) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Inglot #329 (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Coconut Grove (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Ulta Mink (P, $10.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Licorice Lane (LE, $16.00) is warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Beyond Gorgeous is a dark black with flecks of micro-sparkle over a mostly matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a firm, drier texture that skipped and dragged as I applied it to the lid. The color started to fade after eight hours of wear. MAC Mustache (LE, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty In the Dark (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Eyeshadow #4 (LE, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Navy #7 (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Night Clubbing (LE, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Cosmic Deco #4 (P) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Self Portrait 2 #1 (LE, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Crave (P, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Eye Compact Warm Eye Compact

Warm Eye Compact


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4




B-

Product

7.5

Pigmentation

9.5

Texture

7.5

Longevity

8

Application

4

Total

81%

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