When I walked past the Mac counter on my way to work and eyed up the new Nutcracker collection I couldn’t resist. How dreamy, it really reminds me of the old Barbie and the nutcracker film I used to watch when I was younger and it gets me so excited for christmas. The gorgeous gold embroidery adds the perfect finishing touches and I was shocked at how affordable this range is – they’ve definitely hit the nail on the head when it comes to christmas gifts this year, I want it all!
The lipsticks are my favourite, I purchased the ‘Nutcracker Sweet Nude Lip Bag’ and you get this gorgeous bag and three lip products for a mere £28. Considering one lipstick is usually £15, I thought this was really quite a bargain. The gloss is in the shade ‘Tuned In’, the lipstick ‘Magic Spell’ and the liner ‘In Control’. As you can see by the swatches they’re a little darker than a usual nude but I am in love with them, the description ‘warm cocoa spice’ fits these shades perfectly. I barely ever wear gloss and I find myself popping this colour in my bag everyday lately. I love that this lippy is a Cremesheen too, I know a lot of people don’t prefer this but in my opinion the Cremesheen’s are a better lipstick than the matte’s, so it’s a thumbs up from me.
This was the product that convinced me to splurge if i’m honest, look at how beautiful it is! The rope detailing is so pretty and the swatches were super pigmented when I tried them in store before buying them.. (I didn’t actually buy them in store, if you buy online you get free delivery and a free sample so it makes sense not too). Anyway, the highlight is phenom. It’s a golden, glittery shade but it’s pretty subtle and not too in your face. However, the blush?! I’d love to know how i managed to swatch that in store because honestly there’s nothing to it. It takes a lot of effort to get any sort of product on your brush and payoff just isn’t really that noticeable. But considering the whole compact plus the pretty packaging is £29, I’m still happy paying for one good shade, at least.
Overall I’m loving this new collection and have you seen that rose gold eye pigment? I need to get my hands on it. If you’re struggling for christmas gifts this year I’d definitely recommend this collection, fairly cheap and they make gorgeous gifts.
Thanks for reading! J x