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MAC Nail Lacquer Collection for Summer 2012

MAC Nail Lacquer Collection for Summer 2012

M·A·C’s first permanent Nail Lacquer collection delivers in 31 colours and 3 finishes. Go dark and cool with Deep Sea and Nocturnelle. Dark Angel and Formidable! are a sultry complement to the poppy-inspired shades of Fiestaware and Morange. Screaming Bright and Discothèque go big with glitter, and sultry Soirée charms with champagne shimmer. Keep it nice and neutral with Skin and Faint of Heart. From trendy to timeless, scorching to sweet, there’s a shade for every mood.

Nail Lacquer ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN)

  • Overlacquer Clear topcoat
  • Faint of Heart Palest milky nude (Cream)
  • Delicate Pale sheer ballet pink (Cream)
  • Skin Light peach beige (Cream)
  • Quiet Time Beige nude (Cream)
  • Snob Light neutral pink (Cream)
  • Saint Germain Light cool pink (Cream)
  • Fiestaware Mid-tone orange coral (Cream)
  • Impassioned Bright warm pink (Cream)
  • Morange Bright cream orange (Cream)
  • Steamy Bright mid-tone blue pink (Cream)
  • Girl About Town Bright blue fuchsia (Cream)
  • Shirelle Classic bright red (Cream)
  • Flaming Rose True red (Cream)
  • Coffee Break Mid-tone cool taupe (Cream)
  • Spirit of Truth Navy blue (Cream)
  • Deep Sea Deep teal (Cream)
  • Rougemarie Dark blue red (Cream)
  • Vintage Vamp Rich deep wine (Cream)
  • Dark Angel Dark grape (Cream)
  • Nocturnelle Rich true black (Cream)
  • Discothéque Super glitter silver (Pearl)
  • Screaming Bright Super glitter gold (Pearl)
  • Soirée Sparkly light bronze gold (Frost)
  • Girl Trouble Super glitter pink (Pearl)
  • Mean & Green Purple with teal multi changing pearl (Pearl)
  • Anti-Fashion Mid-tone dirty purple with pearl (Frost)
  • Formidable! Teal green with pink multi changing pearl (Pearl)
  • Midnight Tryst Dark cool grey steel with pearl (Frost)
  • Nightfall Blackened frosty gunmetal (Frost)
  • Sparks On Screen Super glitter red (Pearl) (Online Exclusive)

Availability: July 5th, 2012 at Nordstrom, August 2nd, 2012 at all other MAC locations; September 2012 for International

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Lindsay Z Avatar

@Nelza Only two of the three. They aren’t bringing Bad Fairy back, and that’s the ONE that doesn’t have multiple dupes. It’s also the ONE VV polish I don’t have. >:{

Ananya Avatar

Oh my god! This is, like, nailpolish heaven! This is the first MAC Collection this year that I’m actually looking forward to! I love nail polish in general so this is perfect!

Chelle Avatar

LOL! No, just… no. MAC honestly – unless you’ve decided to completely revamp the quality of your nailpolishes (unlikely) and halved the cost… there is NO WAY I am purchasing any of these.

queen_frostine Avatar

Dammit MAC!  Why rerelease Mean & Green and Formidable, but not Bad Fairy?  There are plenty of dupes for the first two, but Bad Fairy was the unique shade that so many people weren’t able to grab before it sold out.

RominaElorrieta Avatar

Yeah… Interesting shades, as per usual, but not gonna splurge on any MAC nail lacquers anymore. They really aren’t worth it…

Kate MacDonald Avatar

I’m glad to see them bringing back a lot of successful colours from past launches (wish they’d brought back Bad Fairy along with the two other VV polishes, though). The thing with Mac is, with the price increases they’ve had in the last couple of years, they’re now on a level with Deborah Lippmann, Butter London, Illamasqua and Nars. Mac polishes aren’t near the quality of those brands, on a consistent basis. I’m not sure I understand where they’re going with this program.

Scienter Avatar

Some of the colors look interesting.  I’ve never owned a MAC nail polish, but based on what I’ve read on this site and other make up review sites, I’m not willing to spend the $$ on a nail polish with a sub par formula.  :/ 

hayley_beaumont Avatar

I love Deep Sea! Its one of my favourite mac polishes. So glad they decided to bring it back as I was afraid i’d use all mine up. Also sparks on screen looks pretty 🙂

Quinctia Avatar

Haha, why anyone would think the time to release a nail polish collection at the time where the quality to cost ratio is about the lowest it’s ever been is beyond me…

Emma512 Avatar

Fingers crossed for good formulas! The only mac polish I have is Formidable which I never use and was a bit of a diasappointment. P.s I do not envy you swatching this collection! 

Katie Avatar

It’s such a shame because a lot of these colors are so pretty. I splurged on two lacquers from the sets collection (Angel and Snob). I knew it was no coincidence that both were terrible. They were streaky, not opaque at all, and it didn’t last past a day without peeling off (even used it with Seche Vite). I think China Glaze and Zoya produce far better polishes for half the price. MAC HAS to know that their formula is subpar so what’s the deal with raising the price? I don’t mind paying extra but the quality should be top notch. 

jennyh Avatar

It’s sort of confusing that it’s a launch for Summer 2012, but they are permanent. But whatever, I am excited about Fiestaware. I didn’t have the money for it right now so I figured I would miss out on it. I’m glad it will be permanent and I can pick it up later, and glad to see some other previously limited edition shades in the collection.

royaldoultonsan Avatar

As others have said, it’s a real bummer that they didn’t bring back Bad Fairy in addition to (or instead of) Formidable and Mean & Green! 🙁

ToxicAngel Avatar

Not a great collection for me. I’ve only ever bought 3 MAC polishes and I’ve found them all to be pretty underperforming, very overpriced and easily dupeable. I’ll skip this and stick to Illamasqua polishes

yellowlantern Avatar

Possible dumb question: So all these polishes are going to be permanent? I don’t have to stalk the MAC website the day it launches in order to even have a chance of getting anything? 

dmeister3 Avatar

I would only really buy a mac nail polish if they brought back peppermint patty.  Sadly missed out on it 🙁  Otherwise I’ll stick to better quality polishes 🙂

Jaxotea Avatar

Waiting for a full review, I might buy some if the quality issues have been sorted out.It has always surprised me that they didn’t have a decent range.

loulouhex Avatar

now i love MAC, but…who remembers MAC’s nail color from when it came in the square bottles? me! it was long lasting, quick drying and came in exquisite colors. these new colors are nice enough, but not that special and the quality of their recent polishes i’ve tried has been ridiculous. i will even buy chanel nail colors as the colors are singular and exquisite and the poishes last, but when china glaze lasts a week or two even with my crappy sally hansen top coat, why buy the same color for three times the cost? here’s hoping they’ve reformulated the product.
i love you MAC-now stop screwing around and start keeping it real! 🙂

Walker29 Avatar

Word on the street is that they are reformulting their underlaquer which would greatly improve the lasting quality of the polishes. I’ve found that MAC nail lacquers work well when I use them with my Revlon ColorStay base & Top coat.

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