Friday, February 4th, 2011

MAC Spirit of Truth Nail Lacquer
MAC Spirit of Truth Nail Lacquer

MAC Wonder Woman: Spirit of Truth

MAC Spirit of Truth Nail Lacquer ($15.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) is a creamy is a deep navy blue. It has a cream finish, but when it dries down, it looks almost like pleather, because it loses a lot of its glossiness. (If you want it shiny, just add a top coat, like Seche Vite). MAC describes this shade as a “navy blue,” which is a fair assessment. Like Obey Me, this shade was plenty pigmented; it was nearly opaque in one coat, though I did two. The formula was equally as impressive as Obey Me with its creaminess and how evenly and smoothly it applied on the nail.

my thoughts on the formula: Historically, MAC doesn’t have a great reputation for their nail lacquers; in fact, some of the feedback I’ve seen on MAC’s nail lacquers mirror Chanel’s! Often interesting and different colors, but many complain of chipping or poor wear. I haven’t experienced this with MAC’s nail lacquers (or Chanel’s). MAC polishes always wear a full week for me, with no chipping, and minor tip wear. Sometimes the formula itself doesn’t lend itself to the most beautiful application, but their creams are most consistent. Spirit of Truth, however, is an exemplary shade from MAC’s polish range.

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

final thoughts: This blue will flatter both cool and warm skin tones, because of its deep hue. It is a richly pigmented shade, too, which is always a nice find.

where to buy: MAC

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MAC Wonder Woman Nail Lacquer
MAC Wonder Woman Nail Lacquer

MAC Wonder Woman Nail Lacquer
MAC Wonder Woman Nail Lacquer

MAC Wonder Woman Nail Lacquer
MAC Wonder Woman Nail Lacquer

MAC Spirit of Truth Nail Lacquer
MAC Spirit of Truth Nail Lacquer

MAC Spirit of Truth Nail Lacquer
MAC Spirit of Truth Nail Lacquer

MAC Spirit of Truth Nail Lacquer
MAC Spirit of Truth Nail Lacquer

MAC Spirit of Truth Nail Lacquer
MAC Spirit of Truth Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Spirit of Truth? How much is it?

MAC, $15.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

It's a little muted compared to Rescue Beauty Lounge's Dead Calm.

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38 thoughts on “MAC Wonder Woman Spirit of Truth Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Carrie Ann

    $15 is a lot for a nail polish, but I think I’ll try to get my hands on this one. The bottle is adorable and navy blue is my favorite color. Thanks for the review! :)

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Chantale Macaddict

    I was wondering when and if there were any nail polishes for this collection (as advertized…).
    Love them both and that’s all I’m gonna get from this collection. OK, maybe the coral blush as well…

  3. Jenn

    Just a heads up – your RSS feed is posting the other WW polish photos (the red one), not this blue :(

    As always though, thanks for an awesome review!

  4. leesie

    How close is this to ChG First Mate? I know you compared the latter to Dead Calm as well, so I was wondering how close those two were.
    Also, I’m sure someone’s already alerted you, but just in case–with the exception of the first photo, they’re of Obey Me.

  5. despoina1976

    Hmmm…sorry,but i do not like it at all…

  6. Pishi

    Hi Christine,
    how would you compare it to China Glazes First Mate of the anchors away collection? Thank You!

  7. anonymous

    I’d never buy it but it’s a pretty color, looks nice on you.

  8. it’s pretty expensive, i’ve never tried MAC nail polish so I don’t know if I will like them but I like this colour. Does anyone know a less expensive dupe?

  9. I got this one because of the packaging. I have a lot of blues, but not one w/o shimmers so this is a good one for me.

  10. ashley

    I love it- this collection makes me so happy! Sported my pink power & mighty aphrodite today so pretty had a few complements on my natural (thank you mac wonder woman) glow,lol

  11. It looks similar to First Mate from the China Glaze Anchors Away collection..

  12. I LOVED the blue nailpolish :)

  13. stephanie

    whats a good dupe or this nail polish? ive always wanted a polish in this color blue and when i say this one i was like omg i want it but i dont want to be a mac nail polish cause i think they are to expensive for that little bottle. So can anyone please help me thank you :)

  14. stephanie

    also where can you find the Rescue Beauty Lounge’s Dead Calm polishes?

  15. Eri

    15$ Wow, I remember when MAC nail lacquer was 10$

  16. Dee

    Hi.. Do you know how it compares to OPI’s Dating a Royal? I’ve been thinking of getting the OPI one but this looks similar..

  17. Looks VERY similar to American Apparel’s navy blue shade Passport Blue.

  18. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Tiffany Tiffany S.

    This is too similar to Sephora by OPI Blue Grotto which I already own. I will skip this one.

  19. Vijaya

    I’ve never had a problem with MAC nail lacquers either. I’m still on the fence about whether to get this one, because $15 bucks is a little steep.

  20. I own RBL Dead Calm, so I’m covered!

  21. A REALLY great dupe for this product is Sally Hansen Salon Manicure in Thinking of Blue. I cant say for sure not owning the MAC WW one but they look exactly the same when I compare my nails to yours on the screen!

  22. A REALLY great dupe for this product is Sally Hansen Salon Manicure in Thinking of Blue. I cant say for sure not owning the MAC WW one but they look exactly the same when I compare my nails to yours on the screen! love the color though!

  23. kiran

    For a shade like that I’d prepare a metallic finish. This texture’s not for me.

  24. isabella

    a beautiful color, dont know if I would pay $15 for it though.

  25. Sarah

    I bought this along with my other items when the collection was first released, and i am VERY excited to try this now. i think this would also look super cute with a matte-ifying top coat.

    i had paid for overnight shipping but then this stupid snow storm hit so i have to wait another week :(

  26. Alyssa

    yuck yuck yuck..

  27. I haven’t had trouble out of MAC polishes either. Some colors I find that I have to apply more than 2 coats, but the wear is generally like any other polish I use. I believe a great deal of problems arise in the prep and application of base/top coat as well as how the color is applied. MAC always works better for me when I apply multiple THIN coats and wait a full 30 min (+) for them to dry. Makes for a LONG at home mani, but well worth it in the end for me! :)

  28. Adrienne

    Does anyone else think this is the closest shade to the chicago cubs colors? Lol I only buy opi but I’m determined to get one thing from this collection and I don’t have any blue polish. Thinking this would be fun to wear to games! Let me know :)

  29. Nice colour, but really difficult to remove!

  30. I am a huge fan of DC Comics and I collect nail polishes, so I got these as soon as I could when they were released – a real dream come true! And they truly are amazing, especially this one, I’ve never seen anything so pigmented before. Even my fiancĂ© was amazed! Haha :)