Friday, October 26th, 2012

MAC Endless Night Nail Lacquer
MAC Endless Night Nail Lacquer

A Grab Bag of Holiday Polish

MAC Glamour Daze Nail Lacquers ($17.50 for 0.34 fl. oz.) include four shades: Endless Night (pale grey pink with iridescent pearl), Everything That Glitters (black with super multidimensional glitter), Girl Trouble (super glitter pink), and In the Limelight (mid-tone creamy mint).  Because of the white-colored labeling (instead of black), MAC has tacked on $1.50 to the cost of each polish.

Endless Night is a cool-toned, light-medium beige with iridescent pink micro-shimmer. It’s not quite opaque after two coats.  The consistently was a little watery. MAC Quiet Time is darker, no shimmer. Essie Topless & Barefoot is just a smidgen lighter, has no shimmer, and leans slightly pink. Cult Nails Cruisin’ Nude would be similar, though it’s a bit darker–it has the same pink shimmer.

Everything That Glitters is a dark black with multi-colored micro-glitter–lots of blue, pink, and green predominantly. It’s opaque after two coats, and the glitter particles disperse evenly. It is very similar to Butter London The Black Knight from what I can tell.

Girl Trouble is a metallic, cool-toned pink with silver micro-glitter. It is part of the permanent range. The consistency was a little watery. It was mostly opaque after two coats, and it dried down faster than the other three shades. China Glaze Encouragement is similar in color but not metallic. NARS Night Rider is darker.

In the Limelight is a cool-toned, mint green with a cream finish. This was very, very streaky. After I applied one coat, I attempted to apply a second coat, and it was a big mess. The only way I could get it to look half-decent was to glob on a second coat and maneuver my hands by waving them around to get the polish to level out without using the brush.   Illamasqua Nomad is much darker, greener. China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint is greener. Zoya Wednesday is darker. MAC Mischievous Mint is very similar.

Everything That Glitters was the best performing shade, because it was opaque after two coats, and the consistently wasn’t too thick or thin, so it applied evenly.  Endless Night is a little sheer, and with this kind of color, some might prefer it that way.  Girl Trouble will drag if you move too quickly on a second coat, and it didn’t apply as evenly as I’d like.  In the Limelight was a nightmare to apply, and in order to get even results, it took over an hour before I could really move my hands, and even then, I took a smudged off a chunk of it just by lightly brushing another finger against it.  It doesn’t level well, so be very, very careful when you apply your second coat.

The Glossover

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MAC Glamour Daze Nail Lacquer Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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In the Limelight is the big loser here, because of the thicker consistency and streaky performance. Everything That Glitters was the easiest to work with out of this bunch.

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

3.5/5

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MAC Endless Night Nail Lacquer
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MAC Endless Night Nail Lacquer
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MAC Endless Night Nail Lacquer
MAC Endless Night Nail Lacquer

MAC Endless Night Nail Lacquer
MAC Endless Night Nail Lacquer

MAC Endless Night Nail Lacquer
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MAC Endless Night Nail Lacquer
MAC Endless Night Nail Lacquer

MAC Everything That Glitters Nail Lacquer
MAC Everything That Glitters Nail Lacquer

MAC Everything That Glitters Nail Lacquer
MAC Everything That Glitters Nail Lacquer

MAC Everything That Glitters Nail Lacquer
MAC Everything That Glitters Nail Lacquer

MAC Everything That Glitters Nail Lacquer
MAC Everything That Glitters Nail Lacquer

MAC Everything That Glitters Nail Lacquer
MAC Everything That Glitters Nail Lacquer

MAC Everything That Glitters Nail Lacquer
MAC Everything That Glitters Nail Lacquer

MAC Girl Trouble Nail Lacquer
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MAC Girl Trouble Nail Lacquer
MAC Girl Trouble Nail Lacquer

MAC Girl Trouble Nail Lacquer
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MAC Girl Trouble Nail Lacquer
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MAC In the Limelight Nail Lacquer
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45 thoughts on “MAC Glamour Daze Nail Lacquer Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Nice shades but nothing noteworthy. What irks me the most is the raised prize and for what? mediocre formula and white labels instead of the black ones. Really, MAC??

  2. Jade

    You did such a good job evening out that polish! I would NEVER have guessed it was so finicky by looking at the final photos. It really is a shame because that’s an awesome colour.

  3. Laura

    Skipping all of these. Everything That Glitters looks cool, but I already have BL’s The Black Knight so I definitely don’t need it! I’m not mad keen on MAC for nail polish in general – I’d rather buy China Glaze, Essie, Butter London or Illamasqua.

  4. I bought In The Limelight, I did a little swatch test with a few other polishes I have and it’s almost the same as Essie Mint Candy Apple – pic on instagram-> http://instagram.com/p/RNq01xo-3M/ Limelight is on the ring finger 3 thin coats, MCA on the pinky 2 coats, both with Nubar Diamont on the top. It’s pretty ill-behaved, wait for it to dry completely between coats! – Or just get Mint Candy Apple, but, then you wouldn’t be able to burst into song and annoy everyone you know: ♪
    Living in the Limelight,
    The universal dream
    For those who wish to seem.
    Those who wish to be
    Must put aside the alienation,
    Get on with the fascination,
    The real relation,
    The underlying theme.
    ;)

  5. Everything that glitters looks great!

  6. Everything That Glitters looks pretty! I’ve never tried any MAC nail polishes and I hear many negative things about them, so I’m sure if they’re worth it, especially because the Holiday collection is slightly more expensive.

  7. Everything That Glitters is sooo pretty! I definitely will purchase this one!

  8. Yellowlantern

    Oi vey, you must be an amazing manicurist because you totally had me fooled in the sneak peek post that In The Limelight was a good quality polish. Your description of how to get it to apply evenly sounds horrible and definitely not something I would have the patience to do.

  9. Pamela

    So the price increase is not permanent? I love Girl Trouble for a friend but for that price…I dunno MAC. Since.GT is part of the regular collection, maybe I could just buy one with black print. Why would MAC do such a dumb thing as that?!?

  10. Sarah

    An extra $1.50 for white writing? Wow, how spectacular!!
    The cheeky so-and-so’s.

  11. t_zwiggy

    Endless Night reminds me of Zoya Sally (at least it looks like that on me), but it might be different in person.

    Everything That Glitters is definitely similar to BL The Black Knight. I LOVE that color!

  12. Helen

    I’m usually not a big fan of nude polish, but Endless Night is really pretty. It’s a nude with attitude!

  13. blueraccoon

    Everything that Glitters and Girl Trouble are lovely, but again I’m left wondering where’s the holiday in this assortment.

  14. Vanessa

    Endless Night looks very similar to Chanel Rose Cache. I’m really liking Everything That Glitters, looks like the colorful version of Illamasqua Creator.

  15. xamyx

    Endless Night could not be a more perfect color; however, my past experiences with MAC polishes has left me cold. It’s been quite a while since I bought a MAC polish, but somehow I doubt the formula has improved much, if at all. I do have a similar shade as the overall base shade (from one of those cheap Holiday DS sets-I love the cases they come in!), but no pink shimmer. perhaps I should just look for a sheer pink to layer with…

  16. It is nice to see MAC come up with some more creative nail options. This collection is really erratic though. From a marketing standpoint, I do not see a cohesive thought so these polishes do not have a collection feel to them. I’m not a fan of MAC’s nail formula so I will not be partaking.

  17. radiofireworks

    These are quite pretty, but a $1.50 price increase to change the colour of the label? Ugh, such moneygrabbing. It’s not attractive.

  18. Cat

    Girl Trouble is very similar to Butter London’s Lillibet’s Jubilee (although less silver)

  19. Rachael

    I am loving Girl Trouble!

  20. Jennifer

    These are very pretty! I like the first three the most. I’ve never tried MAC nail polish, but I doubt I’ll pay that much for a polish if I can find a close dupe somewhere else!

  21. Beck

    Christine, I know you have probably answered before my apologies, but what do you use/do to your cuticles to keep them looking so fab?
    Thankyou :o)

  22. Endless Night look like a dupe for Essie’s Demure.

    IsaDora has a polish kind of similar to Everything That Glitters, Black Galaxy I think?

  23. divinem (Melissa)

    Gross.

  24. Everything That Glitters is the only thing I bought from the Holiday collection this year. It looks like a gothic birthday party and that makes me giggle :)

  25. Rachael

    I don’t get Limelight being part of this collection. The other colors are beautiful though.

  26. Seriously?! I’ll admit that Endless Night and All That Glitters look lovely (if not exactly holidayish), but an extra $1.50 for lettering in white instead of black is ridiculous! *shakes head*

    (I have to agree with Dusty on ETG, though. A gothic birthday party indeed! :D)

    • Beck

      Yes the price on these is rediculous, for a MAC polish? I mean the formula is’nt really that great. I just got suckered into the colors with the launch.It’s irritating how much they charge for their polish now. It’s not even that great! I would have skipped them all together if my friend had’nt of got them for me with her pro discount.

  27. I really love Everything That Glitters. & I totally lol’d at the description of you trying to successfully apply Limelight…been there!

  28. Chelle

    What a bizarre set of “holiday” colours…

  29. Pari

    Is essie “candy mint apple” a good dupe for “in the limelight”?
    I was wondering why it is not on the dupe-list :)

  30. Angel

    oh wow Endless Night is so beautiful. But I feel that my Revlon Elegant is really similar..maybe lacking the pink shimmer though. Should I?? :/

  31. Orlane

    I’m loving Everything That Glitters here :D. I already have BL’ The Black Night, but it does not last on me, and Mac’s formula lasts better on me, so I may pick that up. I love that color :)

  32. Beck

    I got all three except girl trouble, I usually hate MAC polishes but I really like the colors this time around.

  33. Brenn

    I wished I have waited for your review! Is it just me or has anyone has trouble w limelight ? It only lasted 1 day ….then it creaked, chipped, and pealed off !! For this kind of money I’m really disappointed in the nail product!! Back it goes!!
    Christine how do you do your nails so perfect?? Do you have a video on applying nail polish?

  34. Maxie

    I bought Everything That Glitters because I loved the fun color. However, I painted two coats and by the second day it was chipping horribly. Big chips too! I don’t know if it has anything to do with the glitter in the Lacquer? I was very dissapointed, especially considering the price I paid. Wonder if anyone else had this issue?

    • Bree Bridgeman

      Maxie-I had the same problem. I was surprised the review on that color had high marks. It chipped terribly.

  35. Wow the polishes are so pretty, especially Everything That Glitters
    I love it!