MAC Me Over Nail Lacquers

MAC Me Over Nail Lacquer ($15.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) comes in four limited edition shades: Deep Sea (deep teal), Fatigues (army green), Purple Majesty (deep purple), and Quiet Time (beige nude).

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MAC Me Over Nail Lacquers

B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
9
Application
3.5
Total
80%

Wet ‘n’ Wild Teal or No Teal Fast Dry Nail Lacquer

Wet ‘n’ Wild Teal or No Teal Fast Dry Nail Lacquer ($1.99 for 0.46 fl. oz.) is a silver shimmered blue-teal. The formula was on the thinner side and seemed a touch watery, which was emphasized after three coats and still having some visible nail line. It is similar to Orly Bailamos, which is a touch tealer and more opaque. Butter London Artful Dodger is also similar in color, but it is bluer and doesn’t have any shimmer.

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Wet 'n' Wild Teal or No Teal Fast Dry Nail Lacquer

Wet ‘n’ Wild Teal or No Teal Fast Dry Nail Lacquer

B-
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
80%

Nails Inc. Connaught Square Nail Lacquer

By the nature of the polish, it has a rough, uneven texture–which is essentially by design, hence the “3D effect”–the texture has more to it than a single-sized particle glitter polish, because that tends to have a more uniform unevenness, while this one has more of a bumpy feel. It doesn’t bother me, and again, it’s what Nails Inc. was going for with these polishes.

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Nails Inc. Nail Polish Connaught Square
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
3.5
Total
86%

Deborah Lippmann Makin’ Whoopee Nail Lacquer

Essie’s Super Bossa Nova is similar in brightness but it’s much redder. Similarly, Urban Decay Woodstock lacks the fuchsia element of this shade, plus it has a cream finish. SpaRitual Imaginarium comes the closest–it is slightly lighter and, arguably, brighter.

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Deborah Lippmann Makin' Whoopee Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer Makin' Whoopee
A-
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
4
Total
92%

Deborah Lippmann Glitter in the Air Nail Lacquer

Much of the concept and color was inspired by Pink’s performance of Glitter in the Air at the 2010 Grammy Awards, and I think the color came out exactly as Lippmann intended–whether it’s something that draws you in is a different story. I showed swatches with three coats, which is as heavy as I would go with this polish, because it has a thicker, jelly-like consistency. I don’t think it would be opaque in four, so those looking for a more opaque look would not find this to their liking. It could be used for layering as well. I typically get at least a week of wear (with minor tip wear) with no chipping with Deborah Lippmann’s polishes.

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Deborah Lippmann Glitter in the Air Nail Lacquer
Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer Glitter in the Air
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
3
Total
86%

Illamasqua DWS Nail Varnish

The formula was exactly what I expect of Illamasqua: excellent. It’s thick without being goopy, so it delivers amazing color coverage–almost opaque in a single coat, though I did two here. It flows evenly across the nail without bubbling or streaking. I typically get a week of wear without minimal tip wear with Illamasqua’s polishes.

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Illamasqua Nail Varnish DWS
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%