Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer
MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer

MAC Tartan Tale: MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer

MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer ($13.00) is a rich, darkened red-brown with soft ruby micro-shimmer.  It’s actually quite similar to Chanel’s Rouge Fatale–though it has shimmer and is a touch browner–I’d say 85-90% similarity.  There is something about red-brown shades that say sexy to me; I wonder if it’s because they have more depth and seem less commonplace than more traditional reds.  Two coats for this, and the formula itself applied smoothly and evenly.  The brush seemed a little wonky, more out of manufacturing than design, but it seemed a little splayed and thick.

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: I think it’s a nice variation on red for autumn, and if you were wanting Rouge Fatale but couldn’t stomach the $23 price tag, it’s a good alternative.

AVAILABILITY: Online now, October 28th in-store

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MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer
MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer

MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer
MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer

MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer
MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer
MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer
MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer
MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer (Flash)

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I buy the Sly as a Fox? How much is it?

It will be available at MAC stores/counters on October 28th, online at maccosmetics.com on approximately October 26th. $13.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

It's actually quite similar to Chanel's Rouge Fatale--though it has shimmer and is a touch browner--I'd say 85-90% similarity.

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16 thoughts on “MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches (Tartan Tale)

  1. Vanessa

    Pretty but the shimmer kiled it for me :(

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Marie Marie

    That is such a pretty color, perfect for fall! Thanks for the review.

  3. Abril

    I was thinking on buying Chanel’s Rouge Fatal… Now I think I’m gonna buy this one! LOL! Because is cheaper! Haha!

  4. Abby

    I’m assuming that it’s $13 for 0.3oz instead of $19.50 for 0.21oz at the top of the entry? Because if it’s the latter, then MAC’s actually selling this polish for MORE than Chanel on a per-ounce basis XD

  5. Carrie Ann

    I love the name and it is a pretty fall color, but there’s no way I’m spending $13 on it. MAC nail polishes don’t last as long as other, cheaper brands like OPI and Essie.

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jill AnGeLwInGz

    That’s a great color. Possibly add to the wish list…

  7. Eileen

    Of the two nailpolishes … this one is more up my alley. Do you know how it compares to Just a Little Rosti At This by OPI which is also a reddish brown.

  8. Alison

    It does remind me of Fantastic Mr Fox somehow.

  9. I agree with Marie, it’s a great color for the Fall, but I can see myself wearing it any time, especially for Date Night with my hubby. :)

  10. Tania

    Do you use a base coat and top coat when doing your nail swatches Christine? :)

  11. Beste

    i love this colour on you , and i got it today ,but mine is totally different !!!
    actually it is not red at all , like dark brown !!! :(((

  12. Eileen

    Got this polish when I went to mac yesterday. I like everything about it the colour, the creme consistency and the sly little name too! Anyone like me, who prefers creme polishes, go ahead with this the shimmer is so subtle it’s almost negligible.