MAC Reel Sexy Nail Lacquers Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC In the Dark... Purple Nail Lacquer
MAC In the Dark… Purple Nail Lacquer

MAC Reel Sexy Nail Lacquers

MAC Reel Sexy Nail Lacquers ($16.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) include these three shades, all of which are creams: In the Dark… Purple (vivid violet), Screening Room (bright mid-tone teal), and Vivid Effect (vivid orange coral).

I’m still recovering from the shock of MAC polishes now being–permanently–available at a whopping $16 a pop.   They were $14 just a year ago.  A lot of brands increase prices every 12-18 months, and the increase can be as little as $0.50 to as much as $4-5, depending on the base price of the product.  MAC has historically raised prices on just about every product once a year, and on products at this price point, it has been $0.50–e.g. lipsticks, eyeshadows, and the like have gone up $0.50 a year, not $2 a year.  There’s only 0.34 fl. oz. of polish in the bottle!  C’mon!  Price aside…

In the Dark… Purple was streaky; it was still a little streaky with a thicker second coat yet not fully opaque after that either.   Screening Room was also on the streaky side, though it recovered mostly by the second coat.  Vivid Effect was not streaky, and it was opaque in two coats, so that was the best performer of the three shades.  It is the most dupeable, though.  I don’t have wear issues with MAC’s polish formula; I usually get a week of wear with minor tip wear but no chipping.

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MAC In the Dark... Purple Nail Lacquer
MAC In the Dark… Purple Nail Lacquer

MAC In the Dark... Purple Nail Lacquer
MAC In the Dark… Purple Nail Lacquer

MAC In the Dark... Purple Nail Lacquer
MAC In the Dark… Purple Nail Lacquer

MAC In the Dark... Purple Nail Lacquer
MAC In the Dark… Purple Nail Lacquer

MAC In the Dark... Purple Nail Lacquer
MAC In the Dark… Purple Nail Lacquer

MAC Screening Room Nail Lacquer
MAC Screening Room Nail Lacquer

MAC Screening Room Nail Lacquer
MAC Screening Room Nail Lacquer

MAC Screening Room Nail Lacquer
MAC Screening Room Nail Lacquer

MAC Screening Room Nail Lacquer
MAC Screening Room Nail Lacquer

MAC Screening Room Nail Lacquer
MAC Screening Room Nail Lacquer

MAC Vivid Effect Nail Lacquer
MAC Vivid Effect Nail Lacquer

MAC Vivid Effect Nail Lacquer
MAC Vivid Effect Nail Lacquer

MAC Vivid Effect Nail Lacquer
MAC Vivid Effect Nail Lacquer

MAC Vivid Effect Nail Lacquer
MAC Vivid Effect Nail Lacquer

MAC Vivid Effect Nail Lacquer
MAC Vivid Effect Nail Lacquer