Thursday, October 20th, 2011

MAC Nail Lacquer: Unconditionally Fabulous, Festive Finery, Get Noticed</
MAC Nail Lacquer: Unconditionally Fabulous, Festive Finery, Get Noticed

MAC Glitter & Ice Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Glitter & Ice Nail Lacquers ($16.00 for 0.34 fl. oz. each) include three limited edition shades for the holidays. These will hit stores on October 27th, 2011, but luckily I was able to snag the collection through an unveiling party (had to find a store that would ship to me!) to get swatches and photos for you.  The three shades are: Unconditionally Fabulous (super sparkle white), Festive Finery (dirty mid-tone greyed violet), and Get Noticed (true bright red).

  • Unconditionally Fabulous has multi-colored glitter with both circular and hexagonal shapes suspended in a clear base. The consistency is fairly thin, so you could feasibly do three coats of it, though I did just two for swatching purposes. It’s just like China Glaze Snow Globe (to be reviewed) and similar to Deborah Lippmann Stairway Heaven.
  • Festive Finery is a grayed purple with a cream finish. It was opaque in two coats, and it was really easy to work with–no trouble with this one. China Glaze Below Deck is less purple and lighter but much purpler and lighter compared to Chanel Paradoxal.
  • Get Noticed is a darkened medium red with blue undertones and a cream finish. I used two coats and had opaque color. The formula was nice on this one; flowed evenly and no bubbling. It reminded me of MAC Obey me but darker–more like Rescue Beauty Lounge Glamourpuss.

Compared to the last batch of MAC polishes, these are much, much better. I feel like I’ve seen shades like Unconditionally Fabulous several times this holiday season, so while it is very pretty and fun for layering, it seems rather dupeable. I would say the same about Get Noticed, as it is a clean red, which most brands have done and continue to do. Festive Finery is the most unique out of the three. I typically get a week of wear with minor tip wear with MAC’s polishes.

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MAC Glitter & Ice Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

A-
The application of all three was nice--the formulas were consistent and easy to work with. Both the creams were opaque in two coats and flowed evenly across the nail, while the glittery shade wasn't too thick or gel-like and distributed well over the nail with each coat.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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MAC Nail Lacquer: Unconditionally Fabulous, Festive Finery, Get Noticed</
MAC Nail Lacquer: Unconditionally Fabulous, Festive Finery, Get Noticed

MAC Nail Lacquer: Unconditionally Fabulous, Festive Finery, Get Noticed</
MAC Nail Lacquer: Unconditionally Fabulous, Festive Finery, Get Noticed

MAC Nail Lacquer: Unconditionally Fabulous, Festive Finery, Get Noticed</
MAC Nail Lacquer: Unconditionally Fabulous, Festive Finery, Get Noticed

MAC Nail Lacquer: Unconditionally Fabulous, Festive Finery, Get Noticed</
MAC Unconditionally Fabulous Nail Lacquer

MAC Nail Lacquer: Unconditionally Fabulous, Festive Finery, Get Noticed</
MAC Unconditionally Fabulous Nail Lacquer

MAC Nail Lacquer: Unconditionally Fabulous, Festive Finery, Get Noticed</
MAC Unconditionally Fabulous Nail Lacquer

MAC Nail Lacquer: Unconditionally Fabulous, Festive Finery, Get Noticed</
MAC Festive Finery Nail Lacquer

MAC Nail Lacquer: Unconditionally Fabulous, Festive Finery, Get Noticed</
MAC Festive Finery Nail Lacquer

MAC Nail Lacquer: Unconditionally Fabulous, Festive Finery, Get Noticed</
MAC Festive Finery Nail Lacquer

MAC Nail Lacquer: Unconditionally Fabulous, Festive Finery, Get Noticed</
MAC Get Noticed Nail Lacquer

MAC Nail Lacquer: Unconditionally Fabulous, Festive Finery, Get Noticed</
MAC Get Noticed Nail Lacquer

MAC Nail Lacquer: Unconditionally Fabulous, Festive Finery, Get Noticed</
MAC Get Noticed Nail Lacquer

MAC Nail Lacquer: Unconditionally Fabulous, Festive Finery, Get Noticed</
MAC Unconditionally Fabulous layered over MAC Get Noticed

MAC Nail Lacquer: Unconditionally Fabulous, Festive Finery, Get Noticed</
MAC Unconditionally Fabulous layered over MAC Get Noticed

MAC Nail Lacquer: Unconditionally Fabulous, Festive Finery, Get Noticed</
MAC Unconditionally Fabulous layered over MAC Get Noticed

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC Cosmetics, October 27th, $16 each.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

See individual shade review! :)

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34 thoughts on “MAC Glitter & Ice Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. While it’s nice to hear that MAC has upped the quality, the colors are ones to skip. I basically already have Unconditionally Fabulous and Festive Finery, and Get Noticed is just boring (sorry, reds and Johnny Weir!).

  2. Carla Souza

    They look amazinh on you nails, Christine!
    I can’t wait for them!

  3. Festive Finery looks soooooooo pretty! Perfect eggplant color! Christine, do you know any lipstick similar to the shade of this polish? :)

    • Don’t quote me (because I’m not Christine), but of lipsticks in the Temptalia’s swatch gallery, Illamasqua Kontrol and MAC Faultessly F/W look most similar. Kontrol is too light, blue, and saturated; Faultessly F/W is too dark and saturated and was limited-edition. Try mixing OCC Lip Tars or Sleek Pout Paints!

      • Thank you so much! Will definitely check those out! x

        • Brittany

          Revlon has lipsticks in the plums collection that are similar. there are various shades so if you like lighter or darker or brighter they should have something to suit you. plus it’s affordable and smooth on your lips.

  4. Dana

    love the sparkly color! it will look great as a top coat on any color

  5. Wow, I LOVE Unconditionally Fabulous layered over Get Noticed! It looks so Christmassy :) thanks for tracking this down for us, Christine!^_^

  6. Shauna

    $16 for nailpolish? Really.

  7. anne

    Hi there Christine. I don’t know where to post this, so apologies for this being somewhat irrelevant to the topic. I was wondering where the overall recs/summary of the fall 11 mac collection were? I loooove your summary pages and am hoping that I am not just being stupid and have missed it somewhow!! Thanks.

  8. littlethings

    Thanks!! I cannot wait to see more!!!!!!!

  9. Avatar of Joanna JoJo

    Love it all…

  10. Avatar of Ana Ana G.

    yay!!you’re the best Christine!!

  11. Avatar of Shelby bluevelvetcake

    ooh I love the combo! I want that!

  12. Avatar of Sass Sass

    It would be kinda cool to have a glitter polish from MAC so I’ll be getting one.

  13. I think the sparkly one might look lovely on top of a silver or white or something :)

  14. Kristen W

    I absoulty LOVE the purple one!

  15. Avatar of Deb Deb

    I am loving these shades like Unconditionally Fabulous and Stairway to Heaven, but I think I’ll buy Snow Globe as it’s the cheapest.

  16. Chelsea

    LOVING the sparkles over the red. I was kind of over these nail polishes until I saw those pics. Now I think I’m going to have to indulge.

  17. When did Mac polishes go up to $16? I remember buying them when they were $9. I’ll pass on these. I like the china glaze let it snow collection!

  18. Carrie Ann

    I wanted Stairway to Heaven badly, but I haven’t been able to get my hands on it (unless I want to pay a ridiculous price on eBay), so Unconditionally Fabulous is a great alternative. It looks so pretty in that bottle w/ the white cap.

  19. Jen

    I just bought MAC’s Fatigues yesterday for $15, on their website it still shows $15 for nail polish. I really really hope it’s just $16 for these three or else I might have to go back before the 27th just to grab Vintage Vamp before it goes up a dollar…

  20. The only one I don’t like is the red one, so I’ll probably get both the other two. I don’t have anything like them anyway.

  21. Michelle

    $16?!?!? That’s more expensive than Butter London. I don’t understand how in such a short amount of time, MAC has raised their nail polish prices by $5. Ridiculous.

  22. I’m really drawn to Unconditionally Fabulous, but China Glaze Snow Globe is close enough for me and cheaper.

    I like how you layered the glitter over red! Nice and festive.

  23. MissMercurial

    I’m pretty sure Wet n Wild has a polish like Unconditionally Fabulous…I think it’s called Hallucinate? It may not be hex glitter like this one, though, but the color is the same.

  24. Avatar of caitlin Cait

    Wow, totally buying Get Noticed and Unconditionally fabulous <3

  25. I kind of like the red and blue but there’s nothing really special about the nail polishes that would make me want to buy them, even though they’re pretty

  26. Wow! It look so glamorous and awesome! And it is for 16$. I love the red one.

  27. Rebecca

    Christine, which do you think would be a better buy for quality purposes, Unconditionally Fabulous or China Glaze Snow Globe? I can get Snow Globe for fairly cheap because of my beauty supply discount but I have fallen in love with Unconditionally Fabulous. What would you say is a better buy?

  28. I’m a little disappointed with these colors, especially unconditionally fabulous. I thought it would be a creamy shade with glitter… :/ I think MAC can (and should) do better than this…

  29. Patricia Junta

    beuatifulllllllllllllll!!!!