MAC Spring Colour Forecast: Nail Lacquers Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast
MAC Galore Pink Nail Lacquer

MAC Spring Colour Forecast: Nail Lacquers Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Each part includes one shade of nail lacquer. Overall, I wasn’t terribly impressed by these nail lacquers–they’re all creams, and they suffer from evenness issues. I just found that they weren’t easy to work with and require some patience and creativity to get to work just right. For the record, I normally have no problems with MAC nail lacquer!

Nail Lacquers

  • Galore Pink is a blue-based kind of hot pink with a creamy finish. I was really not thrilled with these MAC polishes, and I actually have good luck with the majority of MAC’s lacquers! Galore Pink needed at least three coats to look even, despite the formula feeling pretty pigmented–it just was a pain to apply the color evenly. I think with some practice, you could it to rock, and the color is certainly fun. (A little too cool for my personal preference, though.)
  • Malibu Peach is an orange-y peach with a cream finish. It took about three coats to get the kind of results I wanted. It goes opaque in just one or two, but you have to sort out the evenness, which took me about three.
  • Imperial Splendour is a rich red-based violet cream. Unfortunately, it suffers from some of the streaky/unevenness that the other polishes from this launch suffer from. Patience, a steady hand, and three coats might get you better results.
  • Abalone Shell is a creamy warmed-up beige with a little shimmer in it. This one applied the best out of the four lacquers, but it was still a bit fussy. Three coats was just the right amount to get a (mostly) even, opaque look.

See product photos and swatches!

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast
MAC Galore Pink Nail Lacquer

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast
MAC Galore Pink Nail Lacquer

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast
MAC Galore Pink Nail Lacquer

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast
MAC Malibu Peach Nail Lacquer

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast
MAC Malibu Peach Nail Lacquer

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast
MAC Malibu Peach Nail Lacquer

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast
MAC Imperial Splendour Nail Lacquer

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast
MAC Imperial Splendour Nail Lacquer

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast
MAC Imperial Splendour Nail Lacquer

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast
MAC Abalone Shell Nail Lacquer

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast
MAC Abalone Shell Nail Lacquer

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast
MAC Abalone Shell 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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Does anyone know of a good dupe for Galore Pink? It’s soooo fun and pretty but a lol too pricey for me for a nail polish. Thanks in advance! 🙂

I agree with you on the unevenness issue. That’s a shame — the purple is beautiful. I can tell you did two coats, and it’s STILL uneven. Shameful, MAC! Definitely a no-go looking at these photos. Thank you for saving me some $$!

Abalone Shell not only looks great on your nails but close to your skin color!

I’m trying to find a color close to my skin color too…because I want “long-looking” fingers….you know long nails are hard to maintain

Malibu Peach is cute! I am officially overwhelmed by this collection. I thought I would be only getting the crush pigments, but looks like I may go home with at least one eyeshadow, one lipstick and lipglass.

These colors are amazing, but like the others I usually don’t buy MAC cream nailpolish because they’re streaky. There’s a trick to making them work better, and I’ll share that in case anyone wants to put new life into their pretty (but streaky) nailpolishes. Or if you want these so badly you’re willing to take small pains to make them work for you.

All you need to do is add a few drops of a sheer frost nail polish to the bottle of MAC polish. I use Revlon nail enamel in “Pure Pearl” specifically for this purpose. The mica and bismuth content not only throw light in a way that makes the color appear even, they “chop up” the cream polish so it *can’t* streak. If you don’t add too much, you won’t get a frosty finish. I did this with Lola Devine a couple of years ago, and it was perfect.

I hope I explained that clearly, and hopefully the information can help someone. 🙂

Another note:

Malibu Peach is absolutely killing me. I won’t buy it because I have the colors to mix my own, but criminy… that’s right up my coral-loving alley.

Wow, that nude ‘Abalone shell’ looks EXACTLY like your swatch of Chanel’s ‘Inattendu’! I wonder, would you say they are exact dupes? And does the Chanel one have better application?

They are similar! The shimmer in Abalone Shell is more noticeable than Chanel, and the formula of Chanel is better (thicker, creamier, doesn’t streak so much). The Chanel one seems a *little* warmer, but they are pretty good dupes from what I can tell.

These are just swatches, so I don’t want to get the color close to the edges so that it makes it easier on my cuticles (less wear & tear), but it’s also easier to remove the polish without getting any residual bits on the nail. It’s just much faster.

This isn’t a manicure, just swatches so you can see what the color looks like!

Hi,

I used some of your images for my nail polish blog and credited your blog without reading the disclaimer at the bottom. Not sure if thats okay?

If you’d like I’ll gladly remove the images. (:

That’s fine 🙂 It’s just when people take say, 10 photos or even all 50+ photos is when there’s an issue!

Now that I’m seeing how pretty the Brown Bag is in the Prêt-à-Papier collection, I’m wondering if I might have missed the boat with Abalone Shell, to have two nice shades of nudes.

How hard do we think it would be to pick up a bottle now?

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