M.A.C. news : Nutcracker Sweet collection and a new store in Bucharest

Hello my lovely readers, today I’m back with news from MAC, a brand we all love and enjoy. Today I’ve been to the opening of a new MAC store in Bucharest in Afi Cotroceni Mall (Bulevardul Vasile Milea 4, sector 6). The shop is decent in size and filled with all the well-loved MAC goodies. When I visited the store I had the opportunity to see the newly launched Nutcracker Sweet collection (its 2016 holiday collection)  and it’s gorgeous! Of course I had to swatch it for you, so enjoy!


mac_store_aficotroceni_bucharest_romania_beautyinfiveminutescom1The Nutcracker Sweet collection is of course inspired by the magical world of the Nutcracker ballet, a world of wooden nutcracker dolls, soldiers, a universe of fun, color, playfulness, with a touch of nutty and whimsy-ness. The collection has a gorgeous packaging and display, drawing inspiration from the red and gold nutcracker suits, check it out below!



The collection that arrived in Romania contains mostly sets, but the products are very pigmented and gorgeous. It’s everything you need if you are a make-up lover and collector.

There are three Nutcracker Sweet eye compact palettes (aprox. 40 dollars/208 ron) – one in Cool Eye shadows (the pink-based one), one in Warm Eye shadows (the yellow-neutral one) and the Smoky Eye shadow (the one in neutral, dark shades). All of them are pigmented, buttery soft and very versatile in creating eye looks for both day and night.

mac_nutcrackersweet_collection_nutcracker-sweet-cool-eye-compact_beautyinfiveminutescommac_nutcrackersweet_collection_nutcracker-sweet-smoky-eye-compact_beautyinfiveminutescommac_nutcrackersweet_collection_nutcracker-sweet-warm-eye-compact_beautyinfiveminutescomThere are two sets for a complete eye look, M.A.C Nutcracker Sweet Eye Bag in Plum (pink based) and M.A.C Nutcracker Sweet Eye Bag in Smoky (grey based), each containing one Extra Dimension Eye Shadow, Technakohl Eye Liner,  Pro Longwear Paint Pot and False Lashes Mascara in Black (43 dollars/257 ron).

The eye shadows are really pigmented and the Paint Pots are one of the greatest eye bases I have ever tried! On my hooded, oily lids the eye shadow stays over this base over 10 hours! I looove the dusky pink one!!


If you fancy a touch of blush and highlighter, you can try the M.A.C Nutcracker Sweet Face Compact in Pink and Copper (35 dollars/171 ron). One is pink based (my favorite) and the other is copper-gold based. Both are gorgeous and pigmented. I am sure that they will be great in the warm summer sun and not only.


For all the lipstick and lip-gloss lovers there are two sets for you : the Nutcracker Sweet Red Bag (40 dollars/208 ron) – a hot, red based one and the Nutcracker Nude Lip Bag (40 dollars/208 ron) in a beautiful nude shade. Both sets contain a Vamplify lip-gloss, a Lipstick and a Pro Longwear Lip Pencil. As you can see below all the products are pigmented and gorgeous, for both a discrete day look or a bold night time look. Of course I adore the hot, red lip set.


And last but not least, there are three make-up brush sets – the Nutcracker Sweet Basic Brush Kit (on the left, aprox. 50 dollars), the Nutcracker Sweet Mineralize Brush Kit (on the right, aprox. 50 dollars) and the Nutcracker Sweet Essential Brush Kit (the single set, aprox. 35 dollars). I don’t have the Romanian prices yet, I’ll update this post when I have them. The packaging is very beautiful and fun and if you want to try some MAC make-up brushes now it’s the time!


mac_nutcrackersweet_collection_setbrushessmall_beautyinfiveminutescom1The entire MAC Nutcracker Sweet collection is beautiful, feminine and fun and it’s definitely worth a visit in the store. I am glad that I have a MAC store that’s closer to my home, I will post from now on more frequently about the latest collections and releases from MAC. Until next time,  Love, M










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  • De la Mac mi-am dorit mereu celebrele lor pensule…atat de apreciate de MUA!

    • Monica Tone

      Da si eu imi doresc sa incerc cateva..Am destule pensule dar stii cum e, curiozitatea e mare..

  • Am primit si eu prin mail informatii despre aceasta noua colectie si mi se pare foarte frumoasa , cam expensive pentru mine dar imi place sa le admir.

    • Monica Tone

      Da, produsele MAC originale nu sunt ieftine deloc, dar sa nu uitam ca sunt produse profesionale. Nici eu nu imi cumpar des produse de la MAC, dar imi place sa ma rasfat din cand in cand.

  • Gabriela Corina

    Cred ca asa arata raiul! (Y)

    • Monica Tone

      O, da! Mergi in magazine sa vezi colectia este foarte frumoasa. Stii cum se zice, privitul nu costa nimic 🙂

  • Bianca

    Paradisul pe pământ, nu altceva. Îmi plac paletele mai naturale, dar și cele mai colorate sunt foarte interesante.

    • Monica Tone

      Da, paletele naturale sunt mai la indemana de folosit, cele mai colorate nu pot fi folosite la orice machiaj zilnic, dar sunt distractive si vesele.

  • Abia astept sa deschida magazin si in Constanta, ca m-am saturat sa salivez de la distanta dupa produsele lor! Tot ce-am incercat pana acum mi s-a parut de foarte buna calitate si mai vreaaau!

    • Monica Tone

      Eu cred ca vor deschide magazine si in alte orase, din ce vad se extind. Am incercat putine produse de la ei dar ce am incercat mi-a placut.

  • The blushers look really nice, but other than that… nothing really makes me swoon. The brushes look nice, too. Did you get anything from this collection?

    Denisa x

    • Monica Tone

      I really love both blush palettes, they were the best! Yes, I bought the red lip pencil. I had a similar red lipstick at home and I am not attracted by the nude ones. The brushes are pretty but I have many more at home.


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