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MAC Frayed to Order Nail Lacquer Swatches, Photos, Review

MAC Frayed to Order Nail Lacquer
MAC Frayed to Order Nail Lacquer

MAC Jeanius: Frayed to Order

MAC Frayed to Order Nail Lacquer ($14.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “white matte with soft pink duochrome pearl” and has a matte finish. As hard as I try to only provide accurate photos, Frayed to Order was a tough shade to capture. The photos are definitely accurate in terms of color and all that, but they really miss the way the duochrome sheen plays with light. It is a semi-sheer pale white with pink iridescent sheen strewn through it. If you have Vanilla pigment, Frayed to Order is just like that, but in a matte polish form.

It dries down as fast as any matte does, but it does show brush strokes quite easily, so you’ll want to do wider strokes and one pass, rather than multiple ones, if you can help it. I did three coats for swatches, to see if it would go opaque, but as you’ll see, it never quite gets there. The formula was a little thinner than medium but not watery at all.

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  • Product: 26/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

final thoughts: If it applied a little smoother, I could give it a better quality score. As I mentioned in the Biker Blue review, MAC’s nail polish prices are coming far too close to high-end brands, while many of MAC’s other products have not.  For me, the “cool” factor of this polish is enough for me to want it, even if it does have streaking problems.

where to buy: MAC Cosmetics, March 3rd, 2011

MAC Frayed to Order Nail Lacquer
MAC Frayed to Order Nail Lacquer

MAC Frayed to Order Nail Lacquer
MAC Frayed to Order Nail Lacquer

MAC Frayed to Order Nail Lacquer
MAC Frayed to Order Nail Lacquer

MAC Frayed to Order Nail Lacquer
MAC Frayed to Order Nail Lacquer

MAC Frayed to Order Nail Lacquer
MAC Frayed to Order Nail Lacquer

MAC Frayed to Order Nail Lacquer
MAC Frayed to Order Nail Lacquer

MAC Frayed to Order Nail Lacquer
MAC Frayed to Order Nail Lacquer

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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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So..it’s 14$ for almost-see through white nailpolish that kinda looks like “white-out correction fluid” ?

Tho your nails look really good C! (esp in the Biker Blue swatch!)

I’ll go nuts and just say I actually really like this color. Reminds me of an opal. From some angles it’s just eh, but you have to catch the light juuuust right… Anyway I would think about getting this one if it’s still available next time I pass a MAC counter.

Looks like a matte-fied version of Sally Hansen’s Angel Wings. Love duochrome anything, but after remarkably bad luck with a Zoya matte, I don’t think I’ll ever get another matte polish. I have bad luck with chipping as it is. :/

Good dupe…
Sally Hanson 150 angle wings with essie matte about you as a top coat for a matte finish.
Any clear matte top coat would do the trick tho. The duochrome is very pretty under the matte.

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