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There are three new Nail Lacquers and one that’s part of the permanent line, which is being repromoted with this collection. The three new ones are, of course, limited edition, so get them while you can! I think they’re all be pretty popular since they’re bright, but soft, and the yellow one is pretty unique. This collection was released yesterday, Thursday, June 7th, so it’s available now at any MAC counter, store, or online at www.maccosmetics.com. Nail Lacquers sell for $16.

All of these have Cream finishes and MAC’s new, jelly-like, high gloss formula, which seems to wear better and stay glossy looking longer than their past formula a few years ago. They also contain moisturizers so they won’t leave your nails feeling dried out. These Nail Lacquers also help protect your nails and the skin underneath from UV rays.

As with all MAC Nail Lacquers, I get about 4-5 days of wear without much chipping or tip wear. With a topcoat like MAC’s Overlacquer, they tend to last closer to a week. I also like to apply a base coat under these to make sure they go on as smoothly as possible. This will also make them wear slightly longer.

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Life and Beth, Near Beth Experience, Nocturnelle, Vagabondage

Please ignore the “Frost” part printed on the bottom of Nocturnelle It’s from years ago and was a misprint, as it’s actually a Cream finish.

Life and Beth

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. I have self tanner on so pardon how orange my knuckles look lol

Life and Beth:   Life and Beth is a “milky peach” with a Cream finish. It’s a light to medium, warm peachy color that reminds me of a creamsicle something-or-other, or an orange dream machine smoothie from Jamba Juice (which I am addicted to). Anyway, this gives good color payoff and opaque coverage BUT it took three thin coats to achieve that. It looks very streaky until you get to the third coat. I was worried at first that this would be a miss more than a hit, but after figuring out the trick to get the best color payoff and coverage, I’m very happy with this Nail Lacquer. It’s so warm and feminine that I think it would be flattering on everyone of any age.

Near Beth Experience

Near Beth Experience:   This is a warm “light yellow” with a hint of lime undertone and a Cream finish. Like Life and Beth, I also had some initial streakiness with this Nail Lacquer. After three thin coats, it looked even and shiny, but maybe not 100% opaque at some angles and in bright lighting. Despite that, I think that Near Beth Experience is a unique color that is worth working with to get the payoff that you want. Since yellows can look a little off on some people with very fair or cooler toned skin, you may want to try this on before you buy it. However, it did look good on me and I have both cool and fair skin, so maybe this is the exception!

Nocturnelle

Nocturnelle:   You probably recognize Nocturnelle since it’s been repromoted with several collections over the past few years, or because it’s part of MAC’s permanent line of Nail Lacquers. Nocturnelle is a “black-as-night black” with a Cream finish. It takes three thin coats of this to give totally opaque, blacked-out coverage, since this color can be slightly thin at times. It’s a very nice, deep, true black nail polish that’s very creamy and smooth, so it looks pretty and glossy instead of “goth” and flat. If you have never tried black nail polish before, this is a good one to start with since it’s high quality and looks nice with everything!

Vagabondage

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
This two coats of Vagabondage, plus one layer of Overlacquer. Still looks great after 5 days!

Vagabondage:   Vagabondage is a creamy “midtone lavender”, although I see this more as a midtone, cool pink. It’s similar to Saint Germain from the Fashion Sets collection, launched last month, but not as bright. Pinkly Fresh from the Chen Man collection is also a similar cool pink, but it’s lighter than Vagabondage. This gave me opaque coverage in two coats, unlike Life and Beth or Near Beth Experience, so it has them beat on color payoff and opacity. Since this is a medium, girly kind of pink, it’s flattering on everyone!

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Casual Colour has three new Nail Lacquers and one Nail Lacquer that is being repromoted. They are all soft, feminine colors that would be flattering on anyone of any age. All of these are limited edition and sell for the usual price of $16. The Casual Colour collection is available online now and at counters and stores Thursday, June 7th.

As with all MAC Nail Lacquers, I get around 4-5 days of wear without much chipping or tip wear. With a topcoat like MAC’s Overlacquer, it will last closer to a week and be a little more glossy looking.

I will try to get swatches or photos of these on my nails as soon as I try each one out. Sorry I’m so bad about doing nail swatches but I hate redoing my nails all the time!

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Delicate, Fiestaware, Please Me, Style Tip

Delicate

Delicate:   This Nail Lacquer is described as a “pale sheer ballet pink”. Basically, it’s a sheer pink that will make your nails look shiny and healthy, but it doesn’t have much pigment to it. It does have a nice, almost gel-like look once it dries, so it doesn’t really need a top coat. I like this for days when I want a natural-but-better nail.

Fiestaware

Fiestaware:   Fiestaware is a “mid-tone orange coral”. It’s kind of a peachy orange with a hint of coral. It’s very creamy, applies smoothly, and goes on totally opaque in two coats. When it dries it’s shiny and even and only requires a topcoat if you want it to look even glossier or to wear longer.

Please Me

Please Me:   Please me is a “mid-tone warm pink”. It’s a warm, medium pink that’s flattering on everyone. It’s creamy and opaque with two heavy coats, although the first coat may appear slightly streaky. This Nail Lacquer was also recently released with the Fashion Sets collection and matches perfectly to the Lipstick of the same name.

Style Tip

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC15 skin (with some self tanner leftover on my knuckles… Oops!)
Two coats of Style Tip + Overlacquer

Style Tip:   Style Tip is a “soft pink nude”, although to me it looks more like a warm, medium nude color. That said, most beiges and nudes are anything but flattering next to my fair skin, but this one actually looks nice! I’ll be sure to post a picture of it tomorrow. It’s creamy and went on very smoothly with minimal streaking for the first coat. After the second coat it was totally even and opaque. It was shiny and almost gel-like in appearance by itself but I put on a topcoat so it would wear longer.

Fashion Sets is MAC’s newest collection featuring “sets” of matching Lipstick, Lipglass, and Nail Lacquer. The colors were chosen based on how popular these shades of lipstick are in different regions of the world. This set features Snob, a permanent Lipstick and limited edition Lipglass and Nail Lacquer.

All three Saint Germain products are available online, at counters, and in stores and are part of the North America and Latin America/Middle East groups of Fashion Sets. These sell for the usual prices, with Lipstick and Lipglass costing $14.50 and Nail Lacquer selling for $16.00.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC15 skin.
Left to Right: Lipstick, Lipglass, Lipstick + Lipglass layered

Snob Lipstick (Satin):   Snob Lipstick is a “light neutral pink” that tends to look more cool toned than neutral on most people. It’s a Satin finish, so it gives creamy, opaque coverage with a bit of shine and lasts around 5-6 hours. I like to wear this with Dervish or Hip ‘N’ Happy Lip Pencil.

Snob Lipglass:   This Lipglass is more of a true neutral than Snob Lipstick is, but it still leans towards the cool side. The coverage is nearly opaque but not completely. This Lipglass can settle into the lines on the lips when worn alone if applied too heavily.

Snob Nail Lacquer (Cream):   Snob Nail Lacquer isn’t quite the same as the lipstick, as it’s brighter and more of a midtone neutral/warm pink. In the glass jar it looks cool toned, but it’s not. Weird… Anyhow, it gives opaque coverage after two coats but looks streaky after the first. The second coat will even it all out though.

As with all MAC Nail Lacquers, I get close to 4-5 days of wear without much chipping or tip wear. With a topcoat like MAC’s Overlacquer, it will last closer to a week.

Fashion Sets is MAC’s newest collection featuring “sets” of matching Lipstick, Lipglass, and Nail Lacquer. The colors were chosen based on how popular these shades of lipstick are in different regions of the world. This set features Saint Germain, a permanent Lipstick and limited edition Lipglass and Nail Lacquer.

All three Saint Germain products are available online and are part of the Asia Pacific and Europe/Africa groups of Fashion Sets. These sell for the usual prices, with Lipstick and Lipglass costing $14.50 and Nail Lacquer selling for $16.00.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC15 skin.
Left to Right: Lipstick, Lipglass, Lipstick + Lipglass layered

Saint Germain Lipstick (Amplified Creme):   This is a “clean pastel pink”, although I see it as almost a Barbie or Pepto kind of pink. It’s a very bright, light-medium, cool toned pink. Amplified Creme Lipsticks give intense, opaque color payoff and last for around 6 hours without touchups. For a liner, you can use a neutral like Subculture Lip Pencil, or even go with something like Hip N’ Happy or Magenta for a brighter, more contrasting lip.

Saint Germain Lipglass:   This Lipglass isn’t quite a perfect match for the Lipstick. Although they’re close and compliment each other well, it’s lighter, more milky in texture and not as opaque.

Saint Germain Nail Lacquer (Cream):   Saint Germain Nail Lacquer is an almost perfect match with the Lipstick. It’s a thick, creamy, cool toned light-medium pink. It was opaque with two coats, although it still appeared slightly streaky, so I added a third for good measure.

As with all MAC Nail Lacquers, I get close to 4-5 days of wear without much chipping or tip wear. With a topcoat like MAC’s Overlacquer, it will last closer to a week.

Fashion Sets is MAC’s newest collection featuring “sets” of matching Lipstick, Lipglass, and Nail Lacquer. The colors were chosen based on how popular these shades of lipstick are in different regions of the world. This set features Razzledazzler, a limited edition Lipstick, Lipglass and Nail Lacquer.

All Razzledazzler products are available online and are part of the Asia Pacific group of Fashion Sets. These sell for the usual prices, with Lipstick and Lipglass costing $14.50 and Nail Lacquer selling for $16.00.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC15 skin.
Left to Right: Lipstick, Lipglass, Lipstick + Lipglass layered

Razzledazzler Lipstick (Lustre):   This is a “light creamy coral”. It’s a warm, soft type of coral that’s really pretty on light to medium skintones. Since it’s a Lustre finish, it has a glossy sheen to it and surprisingly (for a Lustre anyway) gives almost opaque coverage. I get 4-5 hours of wear before I need to touch up with this Lipstick. This reminds me of Flamingo lipstick, although Flamingo was a bit more pink. You could use a neutral Lip Pencil like Subculture with this for added definition, or if you have it Mouth Off was a nice one too.

Razzledazzler Lipglass:   Razzledazzler Lipglass gives a thicker, more opaque coverage than the Lipstick does and it has a very thick, milky texture. It’s also a bit more pink than the lipstick.

Razzledazzler Nail Lacquer (Cream):   This Nail Lacquer doesn’t quite match the Lipstick and Lipglass of the same name. It’s more on the orange to coral side. It gives opaque coverage after only two coats and has a nice, creamy consistency. It also has a glossier finish than some other Cream Nail Lacquers once it dries.

As with all MAC Nail Lacquers, I get close to 4-5 days of wear without much chipping or tip wear. With a topcoat like MAC’s Overlacquer, it will last closer to a week.

Fashion Sets is MAC’s newest collection featuring “sets” of matching Lipstick, Lipglass, and Nail Lacquer. The colors were chosen based on how popular these shades of lipstick are in different regions of the world. This set features Ravishing, a permanent Lipstick and limited edition Lipglass and Nail Lacquer.

Ravishing products are available online and are part of the Asia Pacific group of Fashion Sets. These sell for the usual prices, with Lipstick and Lipglass costing $14.50 and Nail Lacquer selling for $16.00.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC15 skin.
Left to Right: Lipstick, Lipglass, Lipstick + Lipglass layered

Ravishing Lipstick (Cremesheen):   Ravishing Lipstick is a “clean light peachy coral”. That description sums it up pretty well. It’s a lovely, warm, soft coral that’s suitable for all skintones, in my opinion. Ravishing has a Cremesheen finish, so it has good color payoff with opaque coverage, as well as a slightly glossy shine to it. Cremesheen Lipsticks typically give me about 4-5 hours of wear before I need to touch up. I usually use a neutral Lip Pencil like Subculture with this color, or for something a bit more bold, you could use Lasting Sensation. A little bird tells me that there’s a pretty coralish Pro Longwear Lip Pencil coming out with the Hey Sailor! collection too 😉

Ravishing Lipglass:   This Lipglass is about the same color as the Lipstick, although it has a bit deeper of an orange tone to it. Also unlike the Lipstick, Ravishing Lipglass contains some soft microshimmer particles, as you can tell from the swatches.

Photo taken outdoors in natural light. I have NC20-ish skin right now as I used some self tanner. I also have on a glossy top coat over two layers of Ravishing.

Ravishing Nail Lacquer (Cream):   The color of Ravishing Nail Lacquer is probably closer to the Lipglass than the Lipstick, only it’s a Cream finish and lacks any shimmer. It’s very opaque with only two coats and goes smoothly on with no streaks.

As with all MAC Nail Lacquers, I get close to 4-5 days of wear without much chipping or tip wear. With a topcoat like MAC’s Overlacquer, it will last closer to a week.

Fashion Sets is MAC’s newest collection featuring “sets” of matching Lipstick, Lipglass, and Nail Lacquer. The colors were chosen based on how popular these shades of lipstick are in different regions of the world. This set features Please Me, a permanent Lipstick and limited edition Lipglass and Nail Lacquer.

Please Me products are available online and may be at some Macy’s locations. It is part of the Latin America/Middle East group of Fashion Sets. These sell for the usual prices, with Lipstick and Lipglass costing $14.50 and Nail Lacquer selling for $16.00.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC15 skin.
Left to Right: Lipstick, Lipglass, Lipstick + Lipglass layered

Please Me Lipstick (Matte):   Please Me Lipstick is a “muted rosy-tinted pink”. It’s a medium shade of pink with yellow based, warm undertones so it’s flattering on all skintones. As a Matte finish, it has a thick, creamy texture and has a slight bit of shine to it. Please Me gives opaque coverage with very little product applied and wears well for 5-6 hours. A few nice Lip Pencils that you can use with Please Me are Subculture (nude/neutral), Whirl or Dervish (pinks), or In Anticipation Pro Longwear Lip Pencil, which is nearly a perfect match.

Please Me Lipglass:   This Lipglass is a perfect match to Please Me Lipstick. It’s very thick and creamy and will give you nearly complete opaque coverage when worn by itself. On me, it seemed a little uneven at first but once it warmed up on my lips it looked just fine.

Please Me Nail Lacquer (Cream):   Please Me Nail Lacquer is a very nice match to the Lipstick and Lipglass. It’s a warm toned medium pink that’s flattering on everyone. It’s creamy and opaque with two heavy coats, although the first coat may appear slightly streaky.

As with all MAC Nail Lacquers, I get close to 4-5 days of wear without much chipping or tip wear. With a topcoat like MAC’s Overlacquer, it will last closer to a week.