MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches (Tartan Tale)

MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer
MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer

MAC Tartan Tale: MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer

MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer ($13.00) is a rich, darkened red-brown with soft ruby micro-shimmer.  It’s actually quite similar to Chanel’s Rouge Fatale–though it has shimmer and is a touch browner–I’d say 85-90% similarity.  There is something about red-brown shades that say sexy to me; I wonder if it’s because they have more depth and seem less commonplace than more traditional reds.  Two coats for this, and the formula itself applied smoothly and evenly.  The brush seemed a little wonky, more out of manufacturing than design, but it seemed a little splayed and thick.

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: I think it’s a nice variation on red for autumn, and if you were wanting Rouge Fatale but couldn’t stomach the $23 price tag, it’s a good alternative.

AVAILABILITY: Online now, October 28th in-store

MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer
MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer

MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer
MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer

MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer
MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer
MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer
MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer
MAC Sly as a Fox Nail Lacquer (Flash)

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I’m assuming that it’s $13 for 0.3oz instead of $19.50 for 0.21oz at the top of the entry? Because if it’s the latter, then MAC’s actually selling this polish for MORE than Chanel on a per-ounce basis XD

I love the name and it is a pretty fall color, but there’s no way I’m spending $13 on it. MAC nail polishes don’t last as long as other, cheaper brands like OPI and Essie.

Of the two nailpolishes … this one is more up my alley. Do you know how it compares to Just a Little Rosti At This by OPI which is also a reddish brown.

Got this polish when I went to mac yesterday. I like everything about it the colour, the creme consistency and the sly little name too! Anyone like me, who prefers creme polishes, go ahead with this the shimmer is so subtle it’s almost negligible.

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