MAC Chen Man Love & Water Collection: Nail Lacquers Review, Photos, Swatches

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MAC Breezy Blue Nail & Pinkly Fresh Nail Lacquers

MAC Chen Man Love & Water Collection: Nail Lacquers

There are two MAC Nail Lacquers ($16.00 for 0.30 fl. oz.) in the new Love & Water Collection, and they include: Breezy Blue (dark blue) and Pinkly Fresh (mid-tone blue pink).

Breezy Blue is a deep purple-tinted navy blue with a cream finish. I applied two coats (and three coats on the middle finger), but I wasn’t able to get complete opacity. Illamasqua Force is similar but a little lighter. shu uemura Bleu Splendor is darker. Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like is very similar. The formula was watery and thin, so three coats is really necessary in order to eliminate visible nail line.

Pinkly Fresh is a subtly blue-based pastel pink with a cream finish. Essie French Affair is very similar, perhaps a touch lighter. The formula is so, so thick on this one. The first coat was incredibly streaky, and only when I applied a really thick second coat was I able to get a streak-free result. Because of the thicker consistency, drying time seemed longer than average. I used two coats for swatches, though the second coat was deliberately thick, and it was opaque.

I’m not keen on the formula on either of these. At this price point, the formula really needs to be immaculate or else the color out of this world to justify it. How many blue and pink creams are there on the market?

P.S. — Apologies in advance:  I’m super sick, and when I’m under the weather, my hands tend to get really dry, so they are rather tired-looking in these photos!  

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MAC Nail Lacquer
MAC Breezy Blue Nail & Pinkly Fresh Nail Lacquers

MAC Breezy Blue Nail Lacquer
MAC Breezy Blue Nail Lacquer

MAC Breezy Blue Nail Lacquer
MAC Breezy Blue Nail Lacquer

MAC Breezy Blue Nail Lacquer
MAC Breezy Blue Nail Lacquer

MAC Breezy Blue Nail Lacquer
MAC Breezy Blue Nail Lacquer

MAC Pinkly Fresh Nail Lacquer
MAC Pinkly Fresh Nail Lacquer

MAC Pinkly Fresh Nail Lacquer
MAC Pinkly Fresh Nail Lacquer

MAC Pinkly Fresh Nail Lacquer
MAC Pinkly Fresh Nail Lacquer

MAC Pinkly Fresh Nail Lacquer
MAC Pinkly Fresh Nail Lacquer