This review covers the 2 MAC Jeanius nail lacquers: Frayed to Order and Biker Blue.
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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.
Frayed to Order: 6.5/10
This is a matte white color with pink duo-chrome pearls. When you first apply it, you can clearly see the pretty duo-chrome effect. But then a strange thing happens: as the polish dries the white color becomes matte, covering up the duo-chrome finish. You’re left with a dull, milky-white finish that isn’t very flattering. This is a shame, because the polish looks very nice when it’s first applied.
Biker Blue: 9.5/10
This is a medium-to-dark blue color with light blue sparkles. Unlike Frayed to Order, it stays sparkly even after drying. The sparkles are beautiful and I would recommend this color to anyone who is open to wearing a blue polish.
You get a semi-opaque finish with one coat and an opaque finish with two. Both look good.
Ease of Use: 8.5/10
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.
You’ll only need to apply 1-2 coats.
Standard MAC nail polishes, like these, are $14.00 each. I really feel like $14.00 is too much to pay for one nail polish. Even high-end nail polish companies like OPI, China Glaze, and Essie don’t charge that much for their nail polishes. Bottom line, $14 a bottle is too much, even if it’s a good polish.