Friday, March 29th, 2013

MAC Embrace Me Nail Lacquer
MAC Embrace Me Nail Lacquer

MAC Embrace Me Nail Lacquer ($16.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright fuchsia cream.” It’s a medium-dark pink with a little plummy coloring and cream finish. It’s slightly cool-toned. MAC Girl About Town is brighter, pinker, less plum. MAC Toco Toucan is also brighter and pinker. Zoya Areej is similar but more plum in color, more subdued.

Embrace Me was opaque in two coats, but it was quite pigmented in a single coat.  The consistency is on the thinner side, but it isn’t watery, so two coats is really necessary if you don’t use a ridge-filling base coat or if your nails aren’t perfectly smooth.  Two coats also gives is a plusher look, as it does have a slightly glossy finish.  I had no issues with the polish streaking, bubbling, or pooling along the edges when I applied it.  I thought it was going to be more dupable, but it turns out that darkened aspect of it–what makes it almost like a plummy shade–is what makes it stand out from potential dupes.  I usually see a week of wear with MAC’s formula with minor tip wear but no chipping.

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I thought it was going to be more dupable, but it turns out that darkened aspect of it--what makes it almost like a plummy shade--is what makes it stand out from potential dupes.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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MAC Embrace Me Nail Lacquer
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MAC Embrace Me Fashion Set

MAC Embrace Me Nail Lacquer
MAC Embrace Me Fashion Set: Lipstick, Lipglass, Nail Lacquer

MAC Embrace Me Nail Lacquer
MAC Embrace Me Lipglass over Embrace Me Lipstick over Embrace Me Nail Lacquer

MAC Embrace Me Nail Lacquer
MAC Embrace Me Lipglass over Embrace Me Lipstick over Embrace Me Nail Lacquer

MAC Embrace Me Nail Lacquer
MAC Embrace Me Lipglass over Embrace Me Lipstick over Embrace Me Nail Lacquer

MAC Embrace Me Nail Lacquer
MAC Embrace Me Fashion Set

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $16.00 (coming soon).

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

MAC Girl About Town is brighter, pinker, less plum. MAC Toco Toucan is also brighter and pinker. Zoya Areej is similar but more plum in color, more subdued.

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10 thoughts on “MAC Embrace Me Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. This collection is totally feeding into my need for brights this spring and every set you have reviewed so far looks amazing on you, Christine. Brights actually work really well on me too and I’ve been holding off, but I don’t noes if I has the power to continue…help!

  2. Yellowlantern

    This sort of reminds me of OPI Dim Sum Plum. Very pretty and summer-y. Interesting and pleasing that all of these MAC polishes have had good quality.

  3. Steph

    Well, that shades seems to be similar to Essie Mod Squad. Have you swatched that one yet?

  4. Pretty! The lipstick is a bit OTT for me but the nail lacquer looks really good.

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    pretty, looks a lil like my china glaze-make an entrance

  6. Franzi

    Hi Christine,

    just a hint:

    the lip product swatches picture says “MAC Embrace Me Fashion Set: Lipstick, Lipglass, Nail Lacquer” – though the latter swatch shows the lip liner.

    Same for the pictures showing you wearing the lip products “MAC Embrace Me Lipglass over Embrace Me Lipstick over Embrace Me Nail Lacquer”

    Thanks for your efforts!

    Have a nice weekend!
    Franzi

  7. evr

    The nail and lip color look super gorgeous on you!

  8. VickyM

    This is a very pretty polish :D , I love this kind of color, I hope I can find a cheaper dupe :P .