MAC Soiree Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Soiree Nail Lacquer
MAC Soiree Nail Lacquer

MAC Cham-Pale: Soiree Nail Lacquer

MAC Soiree Nail Lacquer ($13.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a is a bright, light bronze metallic-frost with flecks of copper shimmer-glitter. It has a frost finish, and MAC officially describes it as a “sparkly light bronze gold.”  While it’s a frost finish, it is also a bit metallic.  This is really pigmented–swatches are shown with just one coat–and really easy to work with.  It dries down quicker than most MAC polishes.  It initially reminded me of Dior’s Timeless Gold, but it’s nowhere near it–warmer, darker, bronzer.  Zoya’s Austine is the closest dupe I could come up with, but the finish is quite different, and Soiree is darker.

MAC Cham-Pale is a limited edition launch (official information and photos here) that is set to launch in-stores on December 26th in North American, January 2011 for international MAC locations. The approximate launch date for online is December 24th. It features color products as well as a few skincare items.

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: This was so easy to work with, and the pigmentation was incredible. Very festive, too!

AVAILABILITY: MAC Cosmetics on December 26th (U.S. stores), January 2011 (International)

MAC Soiree Nail Lacquer
MAC Soiree Nail Lacquer

MAC Soiree Nail Lacquer
MAC Soiree Nail Lacquer

MAC Soiree Nail Lacquer
MAC Soiree Nail Lacquer

MAC Soiree Nail Lacquer
MAC Soiree Nail Lacquer

MAC Soiree Nail Lacquer
MAC Soiree Nail Lacquer

MAC Soiree Nail Lacquer
MAC Soiree Nail Lacquer

MAC Soiree Nail Lacquer
MAC Soiree Nail Lacquer

MAC Soiree Nail Lacquer
MAC Soiree Nail Lacquer

MAC Soiree Nail Lacquer
MAC Soiree Nail Lacquer

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So pretty and nice to hear that it is better than older MAC polishes. Sounds like the formula is much better. I will definately try to get hold of this. I really like the pinkiness to it – like a light coloured rose gold.

Is it Already Famous that you are referring to? If so, they are somewhat similar but definitely not dupes. This one looks to lean more toward rose gold where AF is a cooler gold. (I hope that helped a bit.) 🙂
BTW – Christine, I’m a ‘long time listener, first time caller’. 😉 I just wanted to take a second to tell you that I really appreciate the time you put into this fabulous resource for makeup junkies like yours truly. Your swatches and reviews are very helpful! Especially, since I do most of my shopping online due to an insane work schedule.
Have a great holiday!

Christine, I hate you! I was not at ALL excited for Charm-Pale… until I opened up my laptop this morning and started browsing your swatches. You make everything look so perfect!

Yeah, no kidding! 🙂 I was expecting it to look like Silverstruck from Cult of Cherry but it’s nothing like it at all! It’s just too bad MAC didn’t make the formula for Very Important Platinum like this :\ Crazy how 2 polishes within the same collection can yield such different results.

looks like wet’n’wild’s color craze polish in shield. (drugstore dupe) It might be a tad less gold, but it has those baby coppery flecks and a pretty metallic finish. the other thing is that it is only about $2-3

I may consider getting this one. I have Originality (also a frost), which is a gorgeous color and I was impressed with the way it applied and how long it lasted w/o chipping.

I thought this too! Though it seems like Chanel has a bit more complexity to it with slightly more contrast between the copper/silver particles.

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