Saturday, November 5th, 2011

MAC Petite Nail Lacquer Dazzlesphere
MAC Petite Nail Lacquer Dazzlesphere

MAC Petite Nail Lacquer Dazzlesphere

You’ll find four miniature-sized polishes in MAC’s Petite Nail Lacquer Dazzlesphere ($25.50 for 4 x 0.09 fl. oz.), and the shades include: Much Adored (sheer white pink with pearl), Style Tip (soft pink nude), Dark Angel (goth romantic dark lilac), and Mistletoe (pale gold). Of these, Dark Angel is a repromote, but the other three are new. The set is limited edition, as are all of the other sets from the collection.

  • Much Adored is a pale white gold with gold and pink shimmer. As noted in the description, it’s sheer, and I used two coats for swatches; you can still see plenty of visible nail line but there is a healthy dose of shimmer and shine. It’s a warmer sheer, so it helps warm up the natural nail color. It’s less opaque and has different colored shimmer compared to Chanel Pearl Drop. The shimmer in Much Adored looks coppery compared to Essie Kisses & Bisses, which looks pinker.
  • Style Tip is a light-medium nude with a hint of pink and cream finish. I used two coats for opaque color. MAC Hangin’ Loose is warmer and more peach-based. Zoya Pandora is closer but has subtle shimmer.
  • Dark Angel is a purple-berry cream. I used two coats for swatches, and it was nearly opaque. China Glaze Urban Night is in the same color family but much, much darker.
  • Mistletoe is a tarnished gold with a green-tint with a metallic finish. Brush strokes are visible in the finish. I used two coats for opaque color. It looks just like MAC Immortal Gold.

Dark Angel was rather streaky on the first coat, and the second coat seemed to have a touch of streakiness, still. For such a dark cream, I would have expected a more trouble-free application, but it wasn’t bad–just average. Mistletoe was on the thicker side yet a little runny. It flows decently over the nail, and it doesn’t seem too gloppy, but it wasn’t perfect. It didn’t seem as bad as Immortal Gold, even though the two are very, very similar (and the timing is conicidental!). Much Adored and Style Tip didn’t have any application issues. I typically get a week of wear without chipping, just minor tip wear, with MAC’s lacquer formula.

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MAC Petite Nail Lacquer Dazzlesphere Review, Photos, Swatches

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The kit is a good mix of colors without anything being too traditionally holiday-themed. Two of the four have nice formulas, while two are less-than-nice but not terrible. The smaller bottle will be harder to use for those with longer fingers/larger hands.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

3.5/5

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MAC Petite Nail Lacquer Dazzlesphere
Much Adored, Style Tip, Dark Angel, Mistletoe

MAC Petite Nail Lacquer Dazzlesphere
Much Adored, Style Tip, Dark Angel, Mistletoe

MAC Petite Nail Lacquer Dazzlesphere
Much Adored, Style Tip, Dark Angel, Mistletoe

MAC Petite Nail Lacquer Dazzlesphere
Much Adored, Style Tip, Dark Angel, Mistletoe

MAC Petite Nail Lacquer Dazzlesphere
MAC Much Adored Nail Lacquer

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MAC Style Tip Nail Lacquer

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MAC Dark Angel Nail Lacquer

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MAC Mistletoe Nail Lacquer

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MAC Mistletoe Nail Lacquer

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Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC Cosmetics on November 10th, $25.50.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

See individual shade reviews! :)

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20 thoughts on “MAC Petite Nail Lacquer Dazzlesphere Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Alison

    Gosh, you’re busy! I check up here several times a day and there’s practically always a new review.

  2. Dana_F

    The nudes are just awesome!

  3. Missy

    That first polish, Much Adored, is so beautiful! It’s sheer but I love the colourplay. It would look so sweet layered over top of Style Tip and Dark Angel <3

  4. Fiaspice

    I love Much Adored, but it really looks like OPI Pearl of wisdom I already own.

  5. L

    Love all the colors except for Much Adored.

  6. I like this.
    Much Adored looks gorgeous. I love those kinds of polishes, they’re so pretty and delicate and wintery.
    Style Tip looks like it’d be great for layering sheer polishes over it.
    The colour of Dark Angel is very pretty, despite the unevenness.
    Mistletoe looks amazing in the bottle, hopefully you could make it look amazing on the nail too.

  7. Style Tip needs to get in my polish collection now. *A*

  8. Style Tip looks so nice!

    Kindness is the best accessory,
    Rebecca

  9. Kat

    I’d probably almost never wear Much Adored, but I love the other colours so I’m definitely getting this set. Maybe I can use it for layering o something.

  10. Constanze

    Dark Angel and Much Adored are amazing! ♥

  11. Ashley Sarah

    I love Style Tip and Dark Angel! The color is very pretty.

  12. Karin

    NEED these!!

  13. Karin

    Is this set in-stores only? I can’t find it online.

  14. Jianing

    Style Tip is the only one that really stands out to me, but I love it. Need, now!

  15. Natalie

    I just started treating myself to weekly manicures – they’re super cheap at the salon near me, and I get so frustrated doing my own nails I’d rather just pay! But Style Tip needs to be in my rotation immediately…or as soon as MAC opens Thursday!

  16. chuc

    Why don’t you paint your whole nail? It looks like they’re grown out like the roots you get when you don’t dye your hair. It looks awful!

    • These are *swatches* not a manicure – which means I’m doing these back-to-back. Removal is a lot easier and gentler on the cuticles and skin around the nail if you don’t paint all the way!