Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

MAC Rain of Flowers Nail Lacquer
MAC Rain of Flowers Nail Lacquer

MAC Rain of Flowers Nail Lacquer Swatches, Photos, Reviews

MAC Rain of Flowers Nail Lacquer ($15.00 for 0.34 oz.) is described as a “blackened violet with violet pearlized pigments” with a frost finish. It is a repromote, but it has been a year since it originally launched (and it was limited edition then, too).

It’s a rich, deep dark violet purple with flecks of violet and ruby shimmer — very lovely and has lots of depth. I loved this shade when it first came out, but I had some application issues with the formula from this launch. Before, it was opaque in two coats, and it flowed well, but this time I had rather streaky and slightly patchy results in two coats so I had to do a third to give it a better end result. It seems like it would be rather opaque in two coats if it weren’t for the rather uneven appearance overall. The formula is on the thinner side but doesn’t seem sheer. I generally have good luck with MAC polishes (I haven’t had a bad experience with wear that I can remember) – they wear a solid week on me with minor tip wear but no chipping.

I wish it had more dupes, but China Glaze First Class Ticket was the best bet, but it’s not as dark.

The Glossover

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Rain of Flowers

C+
Such a shame! It's a gorgeous color and one that I don't have lots of dupes of, but the formula is difficult to work with. At this price point, it really shouldn't be an issue.

Product

7/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

2/5

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MAC Rain of Flowers Nail Lacquer
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MAC Rain of Flowers Nail Lacquer
MAC Rain of Flowers Nail Lacquer

MAC Rain of Flowers Nail Lacquer
MAC Rain of Flowers Nail Lacquer

MAC Rain of Flowers Nail Lacquer
MAC Rain of Flowers Nail Lacquer

MAC Rain of Flowers Nail Lacquer
MAC Rain of Flowers Nail Lacquer

MAC Rain of Flowers Nail Lacquer
MAC Rain of Flowers Nail Lacquer

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

I wish it had more dupes, but China Glaze First Class Ticket was the best bet, but it's not as dark.

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32 thoughts on “MAC Rain of Flowers Nail Lacquer Swatches, Photos, Reviews

  1. This looks alot like Ink by OPI

  2. Yikes these are $15 now? In the bottle, it looks a little like OPI DS Temptation. But not on the nail :)

    • Yep, and I think there was some new regulation that came out that said companies had to go to two decimal places for quantity – because I swear, these used to be 0.4 fl. oz. and now they’re 0.34 fl. oz. (and how one rounds up from that is anyone’s guess).

  3. Lyza

    Promo pics did not do this justice!

  4. This looks similar to Gasoline by GOSH!

  5. Amalia

    I can deal with a 3 coater! I’ve had worse…I love it!

  6. Avatar of Tiffany Tiffany S.

    I have it! Love it!

  7. How beautiful! Too bad about the fussiness… I may pick it up anyway, though.

  8. Still so beautiful :x WANTWANTWANT.

  9. Avatar of Gina Gina

    This is so beautiful I actually gasped when I saw the picture! This is definitely a color worth struggling for.

  10. Ashley

    So pretty. A bit dark for me, but gorgeous color.

  11. WOW very very pretty! I’ve never gotten a MAC anything before–but I would buy that!

  12. Nora

    One of my favorite polishes of all time, which is strange for me as I usually hate dark nail colors on me. I wish the first coat was less streaky as the base color the most GORGEOUS deep grape, but it needs a few coats to look good. Still gorgeous, but not as great as it could be.

  13. Avatar of _An_ Lumi

    WOW. I was captivated by the very first photo.

    The color is super gorgeous. *___*

  14. zoe77

    i have this from the first time it launched, and i must say i wanted more from it. the glitter hardly shows up at all, but the wear time is great. it really just looks like another dark grape color on the nail tho. kind of dissappointing.

  15. /flail

    This looks absolutely incredible in the bottle! D: It’s really too bad that the formula was such a disappointment – I’ll definitely be on the lookout for dupes!

  16. amanda

    i very rarely ever wear nail polish and i MUST HAVE THIS!
    maybe adding a drop of remover would help? I wonder..

  17. Ciaran

    For me it look a lot like Russian navy from OPI

  18. Avatar of Nicole Nikki

    Just picked this up last weekend at my CCO! Haven’t worn it yet, but now I think I’ll put it on next :D

  19. Violet

    Oh, your nails have gotten long! Looks awesome, the colour, too. Never seen anything quite like it. Just my thing. :)

  20. bettynova

    Stunning!

  21. Rosemary

    Just realized I commented on your 2010 post, but I purchased this polish yesterday and am having the same issues. The glitter for some reason isn’t applying on the nail. It seems like the glitter is sticking to the brush and the walls of the bottle instead of applying to my nail. Severly dissappointed and may have to return it.

  22. Sang Lee

    Is the formula similar to bad fairy MAC nailpolish?

  23. Smidgeroo

    The Sally Hansen HD nailpolish in Laser looks kinda similar, if I remember correctly. :3

  24. Elizabeth

    Can hardly see the ruby in that at all. So similar to Illamasqua’s Phallic otherwise, that it’s definitely not worth it to me. Plus, the Illamasqua formula is to die for. Oh well, another MAC polish to skip.

  25. Found it thin and with two coats, still streaked. The sparkle seemed to disappear as the varnish dried and you’d need a microscope to see anything much. Nice colour, though.