Availability: MAC Stores & Online
Price: January 5, 2012
Revolutionary new high gloss formula. Three long-wearing finishes – Cream, Sheer, and Frosted. Visibly different. Provides no-streak/no-chip finish. Contains conditioners and UV protection. Go hi-lacquer!
This review is for the 3 limited-edition Nail Lacquers releasing with MAC’s upcoming Iris Apfel Collection. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following colors:
- Oriele Orange: Bright orange coral
- Toco Toucan: Bright blue-fuchsia
- Sandpiper: Creamy pale stone beige
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.
Oriele Orange is a vibrant orange with an almost undetectable hint of coral. The polish needs 2 coats to even the color. This color has a juicy finish.
Toco Toucan is a bright, cool-toned, blue-based fuchsia with a juicy finish. I only needed to apply 1 coat of this color, but you can apply 2 to ensure a completely even finish.
Sandpiper is a very sheer, beige nude color. A single coat looks almost clear; 2 coats will bring out the transparent beige color.
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.
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.