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Monday, December 5, 2016

Glitter Holidays | Makeup look + MAC Nutcracker Sweet collection review

Holiday makeup look
MAC has come out with a really amazing Holiday collection called the Nutcracker Sweet 🍭I think that this one of the most beautiful MAC Holiday collections ever, my eyes definitely lit up when I opened the packaging in courtesy of the MAC. The design of the collection is colorful and easy to spot and the packaging is very qualitative (the embroidery is so pretty and delicate!). I received three products from this collection - their warm eye compact, their copper face compact and their contour brush kit. I'll give a mini review of each product and don't forget to check out the makeup look I created.

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MAC ir nācis klajā ar burvīgu Ziemassvētku kolekciju ar nosaukumu Nutcracker Sweet 🍭, jeb latviskojot - Riekstkodis Saldais. Manuprāt, šī ir viena no vizuāli skaistākajām MAC svētku kolekcijām, jo man pilnīgi acis iemirdzējās, kad atvēru man adresētās kastītes saturu. Dizains ir košs un pamanāms, kā arī iepakojums ir ļoti kvalitatīvs (manuprāt, izšūtie diegi ir fantastiski)! Pateicoties MAC manā īpašumā nonāca trīs dažāda veida produkti: acu ēnu paletesejas palete (ar vaigu sārtumu un izgaismotāju), kā arī otiņu komplekts. Pastāstīšu nedaudz sīkāk par katru produktu, kā arī noteikti apskati manis sagatavoto grima tēlu, kas tika radīts ar visu šo produktu palīdzību un, kas, manuprāt, lieliski piestāvēs Ziemassvētkiem.
MAC Nutcracker Sweet collection review
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Warm Eye compact review
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Warm Eye compact swatches
In the palette you'll be able to spot nine eye shadows starting from the matte ones to the shimmery ones. I would say that the quality of the eyeshadow palette is good, though, not superb in terms of pigmentation. Also I wasn't quite sure why they called it the warm eye compact since there were some colours that were definitely more on the cool side, which I find ok, because I am used to using cooler tone eye shadows in my daily makeup routine, but I believe that this fact could confuse many. My favorite eye shadows from this palette were the Whirling (the second one) and the Woodwinked (the fourth one).

Paletē ir deviņas dažādas finiša acu ēnas – sākot no matētām līdz pat spīdīgām. Acu ēnu kvalitāte, manuprāt, ir laba, bet varbūt ne gluži izcila, ja raugamies no pigmentācijas skata punkta. Kā arī man līdz galam nebija izprotams tas, ka MAC šo paleti pozicionēja kā silto toņu paleti, jo, manuprāt, tajā var vairāk atrast tieši vēsos toņus, kas man liekas ok, jo ikdienas grimā lietoju arī vēsos toņus, bet, manuprāt, citus šis fakts varētu mulsināt. Mani mīļākie paletes toņi ir Whirling (otrais) un Woodwinked (ceturtais).
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Copper Face review
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Copper Face swatches
This is a truly fantastic duo! There is no wonder why it is sold out online, though, I do believe it's still available in some stores. This compact consists of a blush and a highlighter. I am completely smitten by the teracotta shade blush as it applies so beautifully on the cheeks. The highlighter has strong gold undertones which means that it will look extremely beautiful on more tan/dark skin colours. I think I'll have an amazing use of this highlighter in the summer when my skin has a  bit of a tan. Right now I am using it in a combination with my The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter which has more light gold undertones and this combo is absolutely stunning!

Šis ir vienkārši fantastisks duo! Un nemaz nebrīnos par to, ka tiešsaistē šis komplekts jau ir izpārdots, bet man liekas, ka Latvijas veikalos gan vēl ir pieejams. Vaigu sārtums ir skaistā terakotai līdzīgā tonī un uzklāts uz vaigiem izskatās patiešām burvīgi! Savukārt, izgaismotājam ir spēcīgi zeltaini apakštoņi, kas skaisti izskatīsies uz tumšākas ādas īpašniecēm. Šo izgaismotāju lietošu vasarā uz nebēdu, kad mana āda iegūst saules noskūpstīto efektu. Pašlaik to lietoju kombinācijā ar The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer izgaismotāju, kam ir gaišā zelta apakštoņi. Šādā kombinācijā izgaismotājs izskatās lieliski!
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Contour Brush kit review
The compact consists of five different brushes - contouring brush, foundation brush, mini tapered blending brush, flat definer brush as well as a lash brush. When I saw the kit I fell in love with the beautiful, colourful design, it definitely creates a festive atmosphere! I personally would have liked the brushes in a bigger size, but on the other hand, now they are in a perfect size for traveling.

Komplekts sastāv no piecām otiņām - konturēšanas otiņas, tonālā krēma otiņas, mazas acu ēnu izpludināšanas otiņas, plakanas definējošās otiņas kā arī skropstu otiņas. Ieraugot dizainu šīm otiņām man uzreiz radās svētku sajūta – tās ir tik skaistas un krāsainas! Man personiski būtu gribējies, ka tām būtu nedaudz lielākas, jo, manuprāt, tad tās būtu parocīgākas, bet uzskatu, ka šis ir lielisks travel size komplekts, kas lieti noderēs dodoties ceļojumos. 
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MAC Nutcracker Sweet collection review
~With love~
Maddie

18 comments

  1. Love MAC products and love a good holiday look! The sparkly look is gorgeous!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. Thank you Deborah! MAC is for sure one of my top favorite brands when it comes to makeup! <3

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  2. so pretty !!


    i invite to me too

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  3. Wonderful makeup ❤

    https://about-tracy.blogspot.com/

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  4. I'm obsessed with this collection from MAC, everything is gorgeous! I need that contour brush kit <3
    Green Fashionista

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    1. Tell me about - I am obsessed as well! :D
      I definitely suggest that kit, it seriously that great!

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  5. Such gorgeous colours & they are perfect for the festive season. I love your makeup. Very Christmas!

    TFM BLOG

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    1. Aww thank you so much! I am so glad you liked the makeup look!

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  6. Hi Maddie! Its a fab collection indeed and u did an excellent makeup look with it! Loving the brushes too, u look stunning, a perfect makeup for the holidays! Have a nice day lovely girl! xo

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    1. Aww Lilli, it means so much to me to hear such positive things! Thank you my dear! <3

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  7. I like this look expessially the lipstick, it looks so good on you!!! You are so cute!!!

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  8. love mac and you look gorgeous! :)
    love the lipstick!

    xoxo,
    Alice's Pink Diary

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  9. Awww..you are right dear, the makeup and the packaging is beyond beautiful! I love it so much even though I haven't seen them personally yet! I love that it has warm colors too! perfect for the holiday season! Been waiting for your holiday look and you did such an amazing job as you always do! I love how you blend those colors Maddie! You look stunning!

    love lots,
    Tin

    mypoeticisolation.blogspot.com

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