Thursday, October 15th, 2009

MAC Magic, Mirth, & Mischief Collection
Nail Lacquer: Lucky Number

MAC Magic, Mirth, & Mischief Review: Nail Lacquer & Softsparkle Eye Pencil

MAC launches two metallic finish lacquers: Lucky Number and $$$ Yes (which is a repromote from Heatherette), as well as two repromoted shades of their Softsparkle Eye Pencils — Nightsky and Iris Accents.

  • Lucky Number is a metallic-finish purplish-berry with a high-shine/sheen. Since it is a metallic finish polish, it does show brush strokes. I don’t know if it’s even feasible to manage to get no brush strokes to show, but I know I don’t have the patience to attempt such a feat. It’s a pretty color, though, and it’s not something I already own.
  • $$$ Yes is like wearing tin foil on your nails. It’s a bright silver with a metallic finish. Like Lucky Number, brush strokes will show up. I’ve just kind of learned to deal with brush strokes in metallic shades myself.
  • Nightsky is a medium black with silver microsparkle.  This one is opaque and goes on easily.
  • Iris Accents is a cool-toned, silvery-purple with silver microsparkle.  I find this one more of a semi-opaque shade and doesn’t go on as nicely as Nightsky–it will go on opaque, it just requires layering.

I liked Lucky Number a lot, and if you haven’t played around with the Softsparkles, you may find you like the glitz of them. I like them, but I never find myself reaching for them, despite owning all of them, so they’re not must-haves for me.

  • Product: 23/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 3/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

See swatches

MAC Magic, Mirth, & Mischief Collection
Nail Lacquer: Lucky Number

MAC Magic, Mirth, & Mischief Collection
Nail Lacquer: $$$ Yes

MAC Magic, Mirth, & Mischief Collection
Softsparkle Eye Pencils: Nightsky, Iris Accents

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26 thoughts on “MAC Magic, Mirth, & Mischief Review: Nail Lacquer & Softsparkle Eye Pencil Swatches, Photos

  1. Def. getting the pencils…so pretty! BTW what is lola devine? The color is gorgeous!

  2. glitter princess

    oooh ive falling in love with Lucky Number nail lacquer shame about the brush strokes but i think ill get this and maybe the silver one as im nearly finished my barry m silver nail lacquer!

    Softsparkle Eye Pencils in Nightsky reminds me of urban decay’s oil slick from the super stash is it comparable christine? , Iris Accents looks intweresting too thanks for the swatches!

    • It’s similar, but the textures are sooo different. (I prefer UD!)

      • glitter princess

        wl i caved in and bought both of the nail lacquers( lucky number the metallic-finish purplish-berry with a high-shine/sheen as you desc it was calling my name and after much debat I tried lots of high street christine, and th silver colour called $$$ Yes -there was nothing like the bright silver with a metallic finish which I love and goes nicely with traditional asian dresses 😀 ), the LE 214 brush which , and my first creamsheen glass in Boy Bait which is my only creamy nidey gloss and dazzleglass creme Sublime Shine another nudy beige gloss for me as really lovling to wear netural eyes and dark lips or bold and bright eyes wih nude or beigey lips :)

  3. sprut6

    I’m so glad that I saw this because I really thought I was going to like Iris Accents but nah not what I was expecting so I’ll pass on that.

  4. amy

    I am liking the soft sparkle pencils and I haven’t played with them before. They look very pretty.

  5. HC

    Do you know if the soft sparkle pencils are waterline safe? I’m going to guess no b/c they have glitter bits in it, right?

  6. Wilcoa

    That nail polish is really nice, I was hoping not to have to buy another polish already, but I’ really liking that shade!

  7. I saw these at the store but really wasn’t attracted. I can’t be bothered with streaky nails. I’m passing on the liners since I really want the UD Superstash instead. 😉

  8. Tatiana

    Lucky Number is pretty! Reminds me of Sally Hansen’s InstaDry in Royal Run, I’d say it’s a pretty close dupe, maybe a little less shimmery. But no lie, it dries super fast! Such a pretty color and only $4.

  9. Oooooh, Iris Accents is sooo pretty!! How do you find the wear on these? My lids are so oily that even Prestige wp and the UD 24/7s smudge a bit after 5-6 hrs…

  10. Catherine

    Lucky Nubmer is gorgeous!~

  11. Alix

    Is this collection in stores now?

  12. Lorna

    how is the lasting power on the eye pencils? i like the lilac one but don’t want it to rub off…

  13. liz

    i dont normally go for pastelish light colors, but that metallic lucky number is calling for me

  14. I really like the pink nailpolish. Even though Iris Accents looks very pretty, I’ll probably pass on the eye pencils.

  15. I’m bummed about the nail polish, because I definitely would have picked it up. I’m all thumbs when polishing my nails, so I wouldn’t do so well with a polish that streaks. :\

  16. Yaël from France

    Oh I looooove Lucky Number !!

  17. Wilcoa

    I love Lucky Number, such a beautiful color – really thought of picking this one up, but I just found it too cool for the colors that I usually wear. Though I may cave later lol…

  18. Luisafer

    love that nail polish, sooooo my color!!!