MAC Undercover Nude Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Undercover Nude Nail Lacquer
MAC Undercover Nude Nail Lacquer

MAC & Carine Roitfeld: Undercover Nude Nail Lacquer

MAC Undercover Nude Nail Lacquer ($17.50 for 0.34 fl. oz.) is described as a “sheer clear nude.” It’s a sheer light beige with a cream finish. Why does MAC describe this one as “sheer” and “clear” but that nearly colorless lipstick as “sheer” and “translucent.” The descriptions would be better if switched – as this polish is definitely not clear (sheer, yes!). Chanel Beige Petale is similar. MAC Sandpiper is darker, more opaque. Essie Kisses & Bisses is iridescent.

Unfortunately, this was a pale cream that was definitely streaky to work with. It wouldn’t self-level for me, and I attempted three different applications to get it to be even, but I didn’t have any luck. It levels out just slightly but not enough to be even and smooth. I think this is a color that works for a sheer shade, and it’s very work-friendly. It gave my nails a brighter, cleaner look–but it was streaky. The formula was slightly thick, but two coats didn’t feel too heavy. I typically get a week of wear with minor tip wear but no chipping with MAC’s polish formula.

MAC Nail Lacquer Undercover Nude
C+
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
3
Total
79%

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MAC Undercover Nude Nail Lacquer
MAC Undercover Nude Nail Lacquer

MAC Undercover Nude Nail Lacquer
MAC Undercover Nude Nail Lacquer

MAC Undercover Nude Nail Lacquer
MAC Undercover Nude Nail Lacquer

MAC Undercover Nude Nail Lacquer
MAC Undercover Nude Nail Lacquer

MAC Undercover Nude Nail Lacquer
MAC Undercover Nude Nail Lacquer

MAC Undercover Nude Nail Lacquer
MAC Undercover Nude Nail Lacquer

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