MAC Underfire Red Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Underfire Red Nail Lacquer
MAC Underfire Red Nail Lacquer

MAC & Carine Roitfeld: Underfire Red Nail Lacquer

MAC Underfire Red Nail Lacquer ($17.50 for 0.34 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep blood red.” It’s a dark, brown-based red with a cream finish. Deborah Lippmann Single Ladies is much darker. China Glaze Velvet Bow is several shades darker. Essie Size Matters is lighter, less brown. China Glaze City Siren has less brown. MAC Sly as a Fox is browner. Chanel Rouge Fatal is a smidgen browner. Essie Limited Addiction is very comparable.

It is mostly opaque after two coats, but there’s a small level of translucency–almost because it doesn’t look quite even.  The consistency was thin but not watery; each coat seemed to deliver a fair amount of color payoff, but there was some streakiness that impaired the overall result.  I don’t have problems with the wear of MAC’s polish formula (I get a week with minor tip wear but no chipping), but a lot of the shades don’t have stellar formulas.

P.S. — I didn’t think MAC polish could get more expensive this year, but I was wrong.

MAC Nail Lacquer Underfire
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
3.5
Total
87%

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MAC Underfire Red Nail Lacquer
MAC Underfire Red Nail Lacquer

MAC Underfire Red Nail Lacquer
MAC Underfire Red Nail Lacquer

MAC Underfire Red Nail Lacquer
MAC Underfire Red Nail Lacquer

MAC Underfire Red Nail Lacquer
MAC Underfire Red Nail Lacquer

MAC Underfire Red Nail Lacquer
MAC Underfire Red Nail Lacquer

MAC Underfire Red Nail Lacquer
MAC Underfire Red Nail Lacquer

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