MAC for Iris Apfel Nail Lacquers Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC for Iris Apfel Nail Lacquers
MAC for Iris Apfel Nail Lacquers

MAC for Iris Apfel: Nail Lacquers

There are three limited edition shades of MAC Nail Lacquer ($15.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) , which include: Oriele Orange (bright orange coral), Sandpiper (creamy pale stone beige), and Toco Toucan (bright blue-fuchsia).

  • Oriele Orange is a rich reddened orange–it looks more orange on me at a lot of angles, but sometimes, it does look more fiery, redder, more of that orange-coral that MAC describes. It was a hard shade to photograph for some reason! It’s opaque in two coats and was easy to work with. Essie Meet Me at Sunset is redder. Essie Braziliant is closer. China Glaze Life Preserver is redder. MAC Scorcher is redder but similar.
  • Sandpiper is a pale neutral ivory beige. I used two coats for swatches, but there was still visible nail line. This was thick and streaky; it also had a longer than average drying time. Zoya Minka is yellower and has shimmer. Chanel Beige Petale is kind of similar, but since it’s really sheer, hard to tell!
  • Toco Toucan is a brightened, medium-dark fuchsia cream that’s nearly opaque in one coat, though I did two for swatches. Essie Super Bossa Nova is brighter and has more of an iridescence. Urban Decay Woodstock is more magenta. China Glaze 108 Degrees is a touch redder and has shimmer. Orly Fiesta is not quite as dark. Zoya Dana is similar but less blue-based.

MAC Nail Lacquers have worn well on me; I typically get a week of wear with minor tip wear but no chipping. The formula on Oriele Orange and Toco Toucan are lovely–really good consistency, not too thick or thin, and they are very pigmented. Sandpiper was harder to work with and really requires a deft hand to navigate the thicker, pooling consistency and the longer drying time as a result.

MAC for Iris Apfel Nail Lacquers Review, Photos, Swatches

B+
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
89%
Total
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MAC for Iris Apfel Nail Lacquers
MAC for Iris Apfel Nail Lacquers

MAC for Iris Apfel Nail Lacquers
MAC for Iris Apfel Nail Lacquers

MAC for Iris Apfel Nail Lacquers
MAC Oriele Orange Nail Lacquer

MAC for Iris Apfel Nail Lacquers
MAC Oriele Orange Nail Lacquer

MAC for Iris Apfel Nail Lacquers
MAC Oriele Orange Nail Lacquer

MAC for Iris Apfel Nail Lacquers
MAC Oriele Orange Nail Lacquer

MAC for Iris Apfel Nail Lacquers
MAC Sandpiper Nail Lacquer

MAC for Iris Apfel Nail Lacquers
MAC Sandpiper Nail Lacquer

MAC for Iris Apfel Nail Lacquers
MAC Sandpiper Nail Lacquer

MAC for Iris Apfel Nail Lacquers
MAC Sandpiper Nail Lacquer

MAC for Iris Apfel Nail Lacquers
MAC Toco Toucan Nail Lacquer

MAC for Iris Apfel Nail Lacquers
MAC Toco Toucan Nail Lacquer

MAC for Iris Apfel Nail Lacquers
MAC Toco Toucan Nail Lacquer

MAC for Iris Apfel Nail Lacquers
MAC Toco Toucan Nail Lacquer

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I have a question; Don’t u also think MAC is beginning to be a huge letdown for every collection they recently made? Like for example the pigmention isn’t like it was used to be, and the prices is also raised.
I’ll never buy something from MAC if it doesn’t get better, other brands have lower prices for their cosmetics and better quality. What a waste of money and time :/

When it comes to polish, I think it’s just if the color resonates with you. For a lot of high-end polish, (personally) I tend to look at how original the color is. If it’s something that seems easily duped, I look to my stash or for potential dupes and may go there. You may also consider if you’ll wear all the time or just once or twice. I don’t have any wear issues with MAC beyond your typical tip wear, so the formula works for me!

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