Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Sneak Peek: MAC Cosmetics Nail Trend F/W ’09 by Jin Soon Choi

Debuting next Thursday with six different shades (see full color story here), we had a chance to try out two shades: Rich, Dark, Delicious and Dance All Night.

Nail Lacquer ($12.00 U.S. / $15.50 CDN)

  • Rich, Dark, Delicious is a deep dark chocolate black-brown that runs a little neutral-cool and has nearly imperceptible flecks of shimmer. I can only see the shimmer if I look really hard in sunlight, otherwise it appears mostly as a creme. Two coats made it opaque with no application issues.
  • Dance All Night is a rich, blood red that goes on nearly opaque with two coats. I do recommend using three thinner coats with this particular shade, because I found medium to thick coats to be a bit overwhelming. This one is all creme–no shimmer whatsoever–and is quite fitting it is so.

I don’t think I own any shades similar to Rich, Dark, Delicious, so it is actually an interesting color in my stash. It’s not quite black, but it’s not brown either, and I surprisingly like it agains tmy skin tone. Dance All Night feels less innovative, but it’s still a nice shade and wearable during the fall. The formula feels slightly thicker, creamier, and it was easier to apply. I’ve personally not have any problems applying MAC polishes nor with how they wear. I always use Zoya’s Color Lock system for my base, top, and drying coats, for reference.

  • Product: 8/10
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 7/10
  • Packaging: 7/10
  • Overall: 8/10

Recommendation: Nail polish fanatics hoping for an improved MAC formula might find in the latest lacquers created by nail guru Jin Soon Choi!

Availability: MAC Cosmetics (August 27th)

See swatches

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24 thoughts on “MAC Nail Trend F/W ’09 by Jin Soon Choi

  1. Hinahon

    Oh ! They look lovely !
    Though I dunno yet if i’ll get them cause I do have kinda similar colors. Maybe if i have money, i’ll get them :)

  2. Diabla

    Wooooohh… I love “Dance All Night”! Everyone swatching new collections seems to be bothered and annoyed by red because they are “too classic”. But the fact is that I adore red nail polishes, they have a little something eternal and timeless. I’ll have to have an eye on this collection when it reaches France!

  3. Christy

    I don’t have a lot of red nailpolish, so I think I may get Dance All Night. I’ve gone through my phase of really dark nails, so I think I’ll skip Rick Dark & Delicious. Thanks for the review!

  4. Lynn

    I pre-ordered Cool Reserve because I’m into the lavender/purple shades right now. And I have lots of Red so I’m skipping Dance All Night! Maybe I might change my mind when it comes out next week!

  5. Ceci

    A sure dupe for Dance All Night is Essie’s Tomboy No More. I’m actually wearing on my nails right now.

  6. Amy

    The Vancouver MAC Pro store already released this collection on Thursday. I was going to get Beyond Jealous but it looks very close to Sephora OPI’s Dark Room, only less blacken. I would probably go back and get Cool Reserve.

  7. Bridgette

    Dance all night is a very pretty red.

  8. think the brown black nail polish looks unquine but if its still the same old formulaion then ill pass

  9. Helena

    RDD is SO gorgeous. AH! 😀

  10. Janelle

    Eh, I’ll pass. Im not too fussed on MAC polishes and if I’m going to shell out $15, I’d rather it be OPI or China Glaze :)

  11. Interesting, but I can think of a whole lot of Zoyas that are around the same shade and prettier.

  12. Lucy

    I’m looking forward to this release. I hope I’ll get a chance to buy them this time. Will any of these be limited editions? I hope not. I like both colors. I am a polish fanatic so I may have to buy them all.

  13. Alexis

    I am liking Rich, Dark Delicious. I don’t have a color like that in my stash – I’m passing on the red cuz I need another red like I need another hole in my head!

    I can’t wait for you to swatch Dry Martini – the dark green because for some reason I’m in a green phase, especially dark emeralds or olives. I am wearing OPI’s “here today aragon tomorrow” from the new Spain collection. It’s great dark emerald shade!