Thursday, February 24th, 2011

MAC Biker Blue Nail Lacquer
MAC Biker Blue Nail Lacquer

MAC Jeanius: Biker Blue

MAC Biker Blue Nail Lacquer ($14.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “black base with purple and blue pearl,” and it has a frost finish. I did find I needed a full three coats in order to get a really solid, opaque look, but it was very pretty and rich once I finished there. Luckily, the formula is thin without being watery, so three coats doesn’t feel thick at all.

Overall, it looks likd a midnight blue polish, but it does have that inky bluish black color base with flecks of brighter blue and navy blue shimmer-glitter. Nubar’s Night Sparkle is similar but has a brighter blue base, as is Rescue Beauty Lounge’s Under the Stars, which is less blue and the finish looks different (less shimmer).

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  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

final thoughts: The $14 price tag does bring down the product’s overall score in a noteworthy way; at that price range, MAC is inching its way up to compete, far too closely (given the differences in prices on many other products still) with polishes from Estee Lauder, NARS, and Dior.

where to buy: MAC Cosmetics, March 3rd, 2011

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MAC Biker Blue Nail Lacquer
MAC Biker Blue Nail Lacquer

MAC Biker Blue Nail Lacquer
MAC Biker Blue Nail Lacquer

MAC Biker Blue Nail Lacquer
MAC Biker Blue Nail Lacquer

MAC Biker Blue Nail Lacquer
MAC Biker Blue Nail Lacquer

MAC Biker Blue Nail Lacquer
MAC Biker Blue Nail Lacquer

MAC Biker Blue Nail Lacquer
MAC Biker Blue Nail Lacquer

MAC Biker Blue Nail Lacquer
MAC Biker Blue Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Biker Blue? How much is it?

MAC Cosmetics and MAC Counters on March 3rd, $14.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

Nubar Night Sparkle, Rescue Beauty Lounge Under the Stars.

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58 thoughts on “MAC Biker Blue Nail Lacquer Swatches, Photos, Review

  1. Mel

    I think Illamasqua’s “Phallic” would be a dupe too. Although the shimmer in Phallic is much more subtle than here.

  2. Tekoa

    Now this is more like it! A pretty blue with no brush strokes. Not happy about the price though.

  3. Trish

    I think I’ll go with RBL’s polish instead.

  4. Samantha

    i would buy it if the description matched it exactly.
    it says “blue and purple” shimmer.
    no where do i see purple shimmer.
    it’s just blue.

    • Lori

      Yeah, in the original collection pictures, it looked like there were some magenta flecks along with the blue ones, which made it more unique, where did those go?

      • yeah I was wondering the same exact thing also! I was really looking forward to both nail polishes, and was excited about the multi colored flecks in this one but sadly I dont see any

  5. darn, I thought this one would be more… different I guess. =( it IS pretty, but I have 2 just like it. It reminds me of a Barielle I have that I can’t think of the name of

  6. emily

    Gorgeous color!

  7. Farida

    Love the colour but not the price!!

  8. Tiffany S.

    Gorgeous color but I’m not spending $14.00 on it! Am I the only one who remembers paying $9.00 for MAC nail polish?! When did it go up to $14?!

  9. Renata

    Ohhhh… I want it!!! Thanks so much for the review!

  10. Love this color, it’s already on my wishlist :-)

  11. Sarah

    It would have looked better with a suede finish like the OPIs!

  12. Livy

    It’s a great colour, will have to get it!

  13. JayJay

    So pretty, but at $17 CAD, I’ll be looking for a good dupe of it.

  14. Is it just me or does it look different from the promo pictures? I liked it better in the promo, but it is a pretty blue!

  15. Steph

    Very pretty.

  16. Love it. I don’t have Essie Starry Starry night and I think Biker Blue will satisfy my lemming :)

  17. Pretty, but I don’t think I’ll need this.

  18. greenCerulean

    Wow disappointing. I mean its a pretty blue and all but its nothing like the promo pictures and I already have others like this one, so pass.

  19. Crystal

    this is an amazing color! wow!

  20. bobbie cole

    Cant wait to get it!

  21. Kayla

    This color is STUNNING <3 However.. 17$ Cdn .. Mac I love you, but chill.

  22. I don’t have anything like this. I may actually pick it up… I’ve never had any MAC nail polishes, and I know they have a bad rep, but they can’t be too horrible.

    • Ana G.

      I have a couple of Mac nail polishes and they are actually not bad at all! Okay, they are not cheap but I’ve never regretted buying them.

      • JayJay

        In my previous comment, I said I wouldn’t buy, because of the price, but I can’t seem to find a good dupe.

        I’ll probably break down and get it after all.

  23. maryelle

    i’m so tempted to buy this, and layer over it with deborah lippmann’s across the universe.

  24. Josiane

    exactly the color I was looking for!

  25. Bethy

    I definitely NEED this one, especially since I didn’t get the Nubar Night Sparkle polish and won’t be putting in a Nubar order any time soon.

  26. Ana G.

    Finally something from this collection that I love!! Must get this one!

  27. Becca

    ooooooo glittery :)

  28. Carrie Ann

    This is a neat shade, but I just bought the blue Wonder Woman nail polish and I have other sparkly blue shades that I think come close enough that I can skip this.

  29. DarkGlamour17

    I won’t buy it but it’s neat.

  30. Christina

    Oh my!! THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!!

  31. It’s a gorgeous color.

  32. leesie

    Oh, man, this is pretty! I might need to hit up a counter and check this one out.

  33. It’s so beautiful! Ugh, I can’t resist navy blue polishes!! I wish those purple flecks were…existent, though.

  34. Quinctia

    Hmm…missing the magenta shimmer from the promo pics! That would’ve made this really standout if it was as apparent as it had been there.

    This seems a lot like Milani’s Fairy Tale, but more of a true blue sparkle to Fairy Tale’s teal.

  35. Crystal C.

    I am all for it! :)

  36. Laura

    Hi Christine! I was wondering- do you wear a top coat on your nail polish swatches? Thanks for all the hard work!

  37. Sandrine

    So pretty! I have OPI Russian Navy and thought I could skip this one but they’re totally different. Russian Navy has fine blue AND purple shimmer, this has chunkier blue shimmer. I don’t mind that the purple shimmer in this is missing. I’m glad that it’s different from my OPI one. Totally getting this.

  38. JayJay

    Dupe Alert!!!!

    After hours of combing the interwebz, as well as my local drugstore, I think I found a *pretty good* dupe for this.

    Sally Hansen Insta Dri in Blazing Blue.

    There aren’t many swatches out there, but I did find one page. I won’t post another blog link here without permission, but name of the website is manicureaddict, and the date of the post is Feb 18th, 2011.

  39. Cleo

    is this one of those polishes that just looks black in regular light?

  40. Fatima

    How does this compare to MAC’s Ming Blue as a dupe?

  41. Emma

    I already have Rain of Flowers, do you think this is worth getting aswell.. how do they compare? x

  42. Bunny

    My BB has the infamous wonky Mac brush and despite having it applied by my favorite manicurist, it started peeling on the second day. :(

  43. Lizzi

    Did MAC raise the price of nail polish…? I thought they were $13 before.