Review & Swatches: MAC Lips & Tips Nail Lacquers (Part 2)

MAC Lips & Tips Nail Lacquers

Availability: MAC Stores & Online
Price: $14.50

Company’s Description

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 5 of the 16 Nail Lacquers releasing with MAC’s upcoming Lips & Tips Collection. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following colors:

  • Please Me: Mid-tone warm pink
  • Pink Nouveau: Mid-tone cool pink
  • Ravishing: Mid-tone neutral peach
  • Peachstock: Light peachy nude
  • Impassioned: Bright warm pink

You can also read the reviews for Parts 1 and 3 here and here.

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: 8.75/10

Please Me is a slightly dusty rose-pink that you’ll probably want to apply 2 coats of to get a really even finish. On the first coat, this color isn’t as glossy as most of the other nail polish colors in this collection, but it ends up having a pretty glossy finish on the second coat.

Pink Nouveau is a bright, cool-toned pink that you could wear with a single layer.

Ravishing is a nude color with distinct yellow-beige undertones. It dries with some streaks in it on the first layer, so you will need a second coat. I find this color quite unflattering–it makes my hands look sickly. But I do think it could work as a good nude on deep skin colors.

Peachstock is a creamy peach. This is the most unique color of this set but it does require 2 coats to get a smooth finish.

Impassioned is a fiery coral with pink undertones. If you want a translucent finish, you can just leave a single layer on the nails.

The overall quality of this set of polishes was superior to those in Set 1. You can wear Pink Nouveau and Impassioned with just single coats.

Ease of Use: 9/10

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: 6/10

Standard MAC nail polishes used to be $14.00 each and still contain 0.34 fl oz. They now cost $15.00 $16.00 each. I think this is a close-to-absurd price to pay for a single nail polish. Even high-end nail polish companies like OPI, China Glaze, and Essie don’t charge that much for their nail polishes.

Final Grade

MAC Lips & Tips Nail Lacquers: Please Me, Pink Nouveau, Ravishing, Peachstock, Impassioned

MAC Lips & Tips Nail Lacquer in Please Me Applied (2 Coats)

MAC Lips & Tips Nail Lacquer in Pink Nouveau Applied (2 Coats)

MAC Lips & Tips Nail Lacquer in Ravishing Applied (2 Coats)

MAC Lips & Tips Nail Lacquer in Peachstock Applied (2 Coats)

MAC Lips & Tips Nail Lacquer in Impassioned Applied (2 Coats)

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