Review & Swatches: MAC Fall Colour Nail Lacquers

Fall Colour Nail Lacquers

Limited Edition
Release Date: September 29, 2011
Availability: MAC online & MAC stores

This review covers the 2 limited-edition Nail Lacquers from MAC’s Fall Colour Collection.

  • Coco Clay: Warm chocolate (Limited Edition)
  • Oyster Shell: Light stone grey (Limited Edition)

Packaging: 8.5/10

These polishes come in standard glass MAC jars with rubbery-plastic twist-off caps. I think the design is a little funny (the jars narrow as you go top-to-bottom), but this is a completely personal preference, so I don’t consider that in determining a score. What I do consider is the bulkiness of the top, which is what you hold onto when you’re applying the polish. It’s wide, which makes it more awkward to hold onto when you’re applying.

Quality: 9/10

Both of these are great neutral, work-appropriate colors.

Oyster Shell applies unevenly on the first layer, so you’ll need to apply 3 coats. With Coco Clay, you’ll need 2-3 layers.

Ease of Use: 9.25/10

MAC’s polishes have a long plastic brush applicator. The applicator’s length gives you less control over the application than a shorter brush would.

Price: 7/10

Standard MAC nail polishes used to be $14.00 each and still contain 0.34 fl oz. They now cost $15.00 each. I really feel like $14.00 is too much to pay for one nail polish, let alone $15.00. Even high-end nail polish companies like OPI, China Glaze, and Essie don’t charge that much for their nail polishes.

Final Grade


Coco Clay Applied (2 Coats)

Oyster Shell Applied (3 Coats)
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