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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Peach Face Compact

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Look at me, rushing through these old Christmas posts like it wasn't already March. Oops! Fell a bit behind in the last few months (ok, more than a few), but I'm really trying to get back to regular posting. So here is another old product that isn't available to purchase but I thought I would talk about anyway since I have it: The Mac Nutcracker Sweet Peach Face Compact. Enjoy! 

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Peach Face Compact, flatlay, swatches, review, makeup, blush, highlight

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Peach Face Compact, flatlay, swatches, review, makeup, blush, highlight

First off, the packaging is adorable. It's not the easiest to use though, as the top doesn't stay open while you are using the product. So unless you hold it while applying it with the other hand, the lid will snap shut on you. A bit annoying but certainly not a deal breaker. I do like the vinyl-like top though, because it means it doesn't get all scratched up and doesn't get annoying finger prints all over it. So a big plus for that. 

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Peach Face Compact, flatlay, swatches, review, makeup, blush, highlight

MAC Nutcracker Sweet Peach Face Compact, flatlay, swatches, review, makeup, blush, highlight

Highlight: It's glittery. It's a beautiful neautral-toned pinky highlight but it can come across as very glittery and a bit artificial looking. Maybe that's just because I've been reaching for my Hourglass trio lately and am accustomed to a very natural glow instead of all out shimmer. It applies beautifully on the skin; it doesn't skip or go patchy, and it lasts all day. It's a bit stiff to apply, but like I said in the Nars post, I would rather have cheek products that you have to work with instead of being too pigmented right off the bat.

Blush: It's a stunning shade. It's very natural and pairs well with almost any look. It's a pinky-brown-grey, and despite the fact that description sounds unappealing, the final result is a gorgeous colour. The blush is matte, which pairs perfectly with the highlight; you can mix them together for a lovely sheen across the cheeks, or use them separately. The blush lasts all day, and because its cooler toned, almost acts like a contour and slims the face. It is very stiff in the pan though, and takes a bit of work but applies smoothly and lasts all day.

This was the first Mac blush I had ever tried, and I was pleasantly surprised. I don't think I'm going to run out and buy anymore right now, since I have an overwhelming amount of blushes already, but it's something to keep in mind for a future shopping spree.

xoxo K