Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer
MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer

MAC Tartan Tale: MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer

MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer ($13.00) is a mushroom-y brown with flecks of burnt copper glitter-shimmer.  They’re flakies almost.  This is such a cool polish to see from MAC, and I don’t have any dupes in my stash for this one.  It did apply a little streaky, though, so I recommend using a thin initial coat, followed by a thicker secondary coat–or else two medium coats instead of the thicker second coat for a total of three coats. (I’m wearing two coats in the photos.)

It’s totally one of those “pretty ugly” kind of colors, too, because at first glance, you’re like, “oooh!” or “ewww!” and then you may flip-flop a few times on second and third glance!

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  • Product: 26/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: If it weren’t for the slightly streaky formula (but it’s workable, just be patient), I’d give it a higher grade. I still think it’s totally worth having if you’re into collecting more unique polish shades.

AVAILABILITY: Online now, October 28th in-store

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MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer
MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer

MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer
MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer

MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer
MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer
MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer
MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer
MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer (Flash)

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I buy the Style Clan? How much is it?

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

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

I can't think of any.

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34 thoughts on “MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches (Tartan Tale)

  1. It reminds me of Zoya Cheryl.

  2. Marjan

    This is gorgeous! I might actually get this one… Thank you for the swatches. Your efforts are appreciated Christine ^^

  3. shakz

    wow u really are churning out the reviews today, thank you so much christine!!!! it really helps to see swatches and your reviews when it comes to purchasing any products, especially making the dreded online purchase without actually seeing the product :-/

  4. Isabelle

    Doesn’t it remind you of China Glaze’s Ingrid from the Vintage collection that just came out?

    • Warmer, doesn’t have the flakiness of the shimmer that Style Clan does (which is what makes it stand out to me). It’s not totally different, but I don’t think they’re dupes!

  5. El

    You’re right, it is one of those pretty/ugly colors. ‘Oh no, now I can’t decide if I want it or not!

  6. Thanks for the swatch. It’s a very unique color. I may have to check this out when it comes out tomorrow.

  7. Heather

    Looks very similar to one of China Glazes colors from the Vintage collection. Can’t think of name!

  8. Cheyenne *DemureAllure*

    :/ I think it’s a hideous color.

  9. Kalex

    It isn’t similar to Chanel’s “Haute Chocolate”?

  10. Alannah

    Hmm, I can’t decide if I need this one or not!

  11. rachel

    i think i’ll hace to take a look at this in person before i like it or love it!

  12. Tiffany

    I wish MAC nail polishes were higher quality for the price because I like this color. OPI is still my favorite formula, and I can get it for under $5.

  13. Carrie Ann

    Interesting shade. I just wish they hadn’t raised the price to $13. I haven’t purchased a MAC nail lacquer since. (Weren’t they $9, then they raised the price to $11?) You can get better quality nail polishes, like OPI, for several dollars less.

  14. Tatiana

    This color reminds me of China Glaze’s Ingrid nail polish but with orange/copper looking glitter in it.

  15. AnGeLwInGz

    Meh… for sparkly brown I think I’ll stick with my Dior Czarina Gold. Christine, I hope you already own that color or plan on getting it because it’s fantastic and I think the readers would really enjoy a review and swatches!

  16. amy

    how do you get the bottom and sides so nice?

  17. Kiera

    This reminds me of Ingrid by China Glaze.

  18. June

    woooo….it is a pretty/ugly color…. i did do a double take on the color. But it is very unique which is what i like :)

  19. Tekoa

    I love it! Some may say its sparkly poo but hey… its all good. I find the sparkle-flakies appealing.

  20. Georgina

    Ordered it! 😀 It was the only thing I ordered from the things that were released today. (the 27th)

    Ordering a lot from Chapter 2 though. 😀

  21. Erica

    I have this color on now and I’m loving it! Thanks for the review Christine!

  22. Hez

    I bought Syle Clan and I love it! Such a unique and pretty color. I can see how some would shy away from it, though.

  23. Haha at people’s comments. I actually like it. But I like these ugly pretty colors.