MAC Deep Sea Nail Lacquer
MAC Me Over: Nail Lacquers
MAC Me Over Nail Lacquer ($15.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) comes in four limited edition shades: Deep Sea (deep teal), Fatigues (army green), Purple Majesty (deep purple), and Quiet Time (beige nude).
- Deep Sea is a deep, dark blue-based teal with a cream finish. I used two coats to achieve opaque color. It is greener compared to Rescue Beauty Lounge Teal. This one worked the best for me. I do see this shade having the potential to stain a bit.
- Fatigues is a muted army green with a cream finish. I needed three coats to achieve opaque color. It is grayer than China Glaze Westside Warrior and Zoya Dree. It is darker compared to Zoya Gemma and Chanel Khaki Vert.
- Purple Majesty is a burgundy berry with a cream finish. I used two coats for opaque color coverage. It is just a bit darker than China Glaze Urban Night. Zoya Anja and Rescue Beauty Lounge Drifter are more red-based.
- Quiet Time is a gray-beige cream. I used three coats for more opaque color, but the formula makes it a pain to get opaque. It is grayer and more beige compared to Essie Topless & Barefoot. It is most similar but a touch lighter compared to Essie Sand Tropez.
The formula on Deep Sea and Purple Majesty were good overall–they weren’t too thick or thin, and I was able to get opaque color in two coats and had no streaking or bubbling. Both Fatigues and Quiet Time have thicker, almost gloppy, formulas, but both need more than two coats for opaque color–and a thick formula like the one here makes three coats more frustrating. Quiet Time had streaking issues, and the additional layers did not seem to minimize them at all. Given that I just received these, I did not conduct a wear test with these particular shades, but generally, MAC’s nail lacquer formula lasts around a week on me with minor tip wear but no chipping.
|Deep Sea and Purple Majesty are worth checking out, though the latter is more dupeable by a wide variety of brands. Fatigues is less problematic compared to Quiet Time, but both have thicker formulas and less pigmentation than expected.|
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