MAC Blue Gaze Nail Lacquer
Is It Blue or Is It Purple?
MAC Blue Gaze Nail Lacquer ($16.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) is described as a “dark periwinkle.” It’s a bluish purple with a cream finish. At a glance, it’s indigo, and when you look more closely, there’s a definite, strong blueness to the color. SpaRitual blue Moon is a touch purpler and has shimmer. MAC Breezy Blue is similar. Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like is bluer.
It’s one of two shades from MAC Taste Temptation. The other shade is still listed as “coming soon!” online, so I was not able to purchase it yet. Blue Gaze was so easy to work with; I didn’t experience any streaking (which is something I experience more often than average with MAC’s formula), and the pigmentation was incredible. It was mostly opaque after one coat, but I did use two for the swatches. The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, so it flowed evenly across the nail and never pooled along the edges of the nail. I typically get a week of wear out of MAC’s nail lacquer formula with minor tip wear but no chipping.
P.S. — At a glance, would you call it blue… or purple? If you had to pick one?