Review & Swatches: MAC Posh Paradise Nail Lacquers

Posh Paradise Nail Lacquers

Limited Edition
Release Date: September 15, 2011
Availability: MAC online & MAC stores

This review covers the 2 MAC Posh Paradise nail polishes.

  • Immortal Gold (frost): Pale gold
  • Rain of Flowers (frost): Blackened violet with violet pearlized pigments (Repromote)

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: 9.25/10

Immortal Gold is a great, shimmery, “old” gold color. It goes on evenly and smoothly, and I only needed to apply it once to get a good, opaque finish.

Rain of Flowers is a deep violet with lighter violet glitters in it. This color also went on smoothly and I only had to apply it once. My criticism of this color is that the shimmers are only clearly visible in high lighting, like bright sunlight. Otherwise, it’s difficult to see the lighter violet shimmers and the polish comes off as a more simple deep violet.

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.

That said, you’ll only need 1 or (a maximum of) 2 coats of these colors.

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


Posh Paradise Nail Lacquer Names

Immortal Gold Applied (One Coat)

Rain of Flowers Applied (One Coat)
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2 Responses to Review & Swatches: MAC Posh Paradise Nail Lacquers

  1. Lisa B. says:

    At least these apply well! Rain of Flowers is so pretty, but if it’s hard to see the multi-colored shimmer. It looks like there’s a bit of reddish shimmer in it, too, btw.
    I think I’ll stick with my Skin Food Pedicure Sparkle…it’s slightly more blue than violet, but it has multi-colored shimmers that I love.

  2. Olesia says:

    Great colors, though I agree the price is somehow high

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