MAC Naughty Little Vices Nail LacquerTuesday, November 23, 2010
In addition to their usual mini sets of glosses and pigments, this year MAC has released a mini collection of nail polishes. I love that they finally did this. While I've never had great wear from a MAC manicure (about 2-3 flawless days as opposed to the 5-6 days I can get with OPI, China Glaze or Essie), they do have some great colors.
The formula is the same as the usual MAC nail polish, so it flows nicely off of the brush and is easy to use. The bottle is tall and thin, perfect for bringing with you on travel. The brush seems to be similar to the usual MAC brush and just as easy to use. Overall, the packaging gets a thumbs up.
Read on to see swatches of each shade.
• Beyond Jealous: Deep Forrest Green (Creme)
While MAC says this is a green, it is in fact really hard to find the green. In most lights it is black, in very bright sunlight you'll see a bit of the green.
• Asiatique: Bright Cherry Red (Creme)
So well pigmented I almost just left it at 1 coat! A bright medium red.
• Nocturnelle: Black (Creme)
3 coats to get this level of opacity, a basic black.
• Vintage Vamp: Deep Blood Red (Creme)
I've bought this same "shade" from multiple brands, and I still love it. This one is a bit lighter than others (such as the Essie and China Glaze versions), so the red shows up quite easily. The MAC version is not well pigmented, this is 4 coats and I think there are still some areas that need a bit more coverage.
• Vice is Nice: Classic Metallic Gold (Frost)
New with this collection, Vice is Nice is fairly versatile. It is somewhat translucent with 1 coat, so it would be great for layering over other colors. To become opaque I needed 3 coats.
MAC Naughty Little Vices Nail Lacquer