MAC Blue Gaze Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Blue Gaze Nail Lacquer
MAC Blue Gaze Nail Lacquer

Is It Blue or Is It Purple?

MAC Blue Gaze Nail Lacquer ($16.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) is described as a “dark periwinkle.” It’s a bluish purple with a cream finish. At a glance, it’s indigo, and when you look more closely, there’s a definite, strong blueness to the color. SpaRitual blue Moon is a touch purpler and has shimmer. MAC Breezy Blue is similar. Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like is bluer.

It’s one of two shades from MAC Taste Temptation. The other shade is still listed as “coming soon!” online, so I was not able to purchase it yet.  Blue Gaze was so easy to work with; I didn’t experience any streaking (which is something I experience more often than average with MAC’s formula), and the pigmentation was incredible.  It was mostly opaque after one coat, but I did use two for the swatches.  The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, so it flowed evenly across the nail and never pooled along the edges of the nail.  I typically get a week of wear out of MAC’s nail lacquer formula with minor tip wear but no chipping.

P.S. — At a glance, would you call it blue… or purple? If you had to pick one?

MAC Nail Lacquer Blue Gaze
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
97%

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MAC Blue Gaze Nail Lacquer
MAC Blue Gaze Nail Lacquer

MAC Blue Gaze Nail Lacquer
MAC Blue Gaze Nail Lacquer

MAC Blue Gaze Nail Lacquer
MAC Blue Gaze Nail Lacquer

MAC Blue Gaze Nail Lacquer
MAC Blue Gaze Nail Lacquer

MAC Blue Gaze Nail Lacquer
MAC Blue Gaze Nail Lacquer

MAC Blue Gaze Nail Lacquer
MAC Blue Gaze Nail Lacquer

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