MAC Style Black: Nail Lacquers Review, Swatches, Photos

MAC Nocturnelle Nail Lacquer

MAC Style Black: Nail Lacquers Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Style Black is a deep, dark collection with the rich tones of black as inspiration.  In the launch, there are three nail lacquers:  Nocturnelle, Seriously Hip, and Baby Goth Girl.

Nail Lacquer

  • Nocturnelle is a creamy, glossy opaque black. There aren’t any subtle nuances really, it’s really just black. This is a repromote, so check your stash before you buy.
  • Seriously Hip is a green-toned black with gold-green-olive shimmer. This is insanely pretty, and it coordinates with Bling Black glimmerglass. It goes on opaque in two medium-thick coats.
  • Baby Goth Girl is a red-toned black with reddish-purple shimmer. It’s dark and fall, but the red-purple shimmer is gorgeous over the black base. Like Seriously Hip, it goes on opaque with just two medium-thick coats.

All three lacquers are intensely pigmented and go on opaquely with minimal effort–no special tricks or techniques required. They have a glossy finish, and Seriously Hip and Baby Goth Girl have shimmer whereas Nocturnelle is a cream. These are really quite stunning, and I love these much more than the shades from Nail Trend F/W, actually. Nocturnelle is your standard glossy, creamy black–not a must-have–but the other two are on my list of must-haves.

  • Product: 9/10
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 8/10
  • Packaging: 7/10

Recommendation: If you don’t have issues with MAC’s formula and you don’t mind a splurge, Seriously Hip and Baby Goth Girl are both great picks!

Availability: MAC Cosmetics

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MAC Seriously Hip Nail Lacquer

MAC Baby Goth Girl Nail Lacquer

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Fresco Phyrra Avatar

How similar is Seriously Hip to Color Club’s With Abandon?

I thought I’d be all over Baby Goth Girl, but now I’m not so sure. I was hoping it would have more of a black base with just flecks of pink and purple.

Thank you so much for getting these pictures up! I’ve been impatiently waiting for them to come out.

Jennifer Avatar

Baby Goth Girl is nice.

I don’t know the fascination with this collection, other than it is edgy… I personally can’t wear blacks on my lips or eyes without looking too dramatic or goth. Maybe that’s why I am not too excited about this collection. Maybe the nail polish, violet lipstick, and black grease pain stick would be the only things I could maybe get away with. However I’m broke so won’t be getting any 🙁

amy Avatar

I thought I would love Baby Goth girl but right now I am not too excited buy it. I thought it would be more of a blackened pink or magenta. In grade 12 I remember having a nail colour very similar to Seriously Hip, a blackened gold. I actually quite like Seriously Hip base on your pictures, but over all my haul for this collection is getting smaller and smaller because I am not getting excited base on the pictures and swatches. I was more excited for it when the preview pictures came out. That is ok because maybe I will stock up on Volcanic Mask and Exfloiators instead!

Meagan Avatar

The last two colors remind me of the colors Or de Russie and Feu de Russie from Chanel’s Moscou collection, except Seriously Hip looks a bit more black than Or de Russie. Since I already own the Chanel colors, and have numerous black nail polishes, I think I’ll be skipping these.

leslie Avatar

I might have to get Baby Goth when i see it up close in person. I thought i wouldn’t like chanel Vendetta when i seen it online, but when i went into the store i HAD to have it!

Rachel Avatar

hey Christine! i was wondering how many times you had to layer Baby Goth Girl before it showed up like that? just curious because it doesn’t look like one simple coat! TIA<3

Chiara Avatar

Reading the descriptions I was sure I wanted baby goth girl, but it seems to look a lot like something I already have. I thought it would be black with fushia shimmer, Ill have to see it closer to decide.

girlwithasecret Avatar

Baby Goth Girl embodies me! I never found a nail colour i truly loved so I’m excited to collect that one when it comes out here in October 😀

Michelle Avatar

I went and got Baby Goth Girl and it looks nothing like the bottle on me 🙁 It looked so good on you too! What’s the secret? Am I missing something? I mean, it is still a nice color and all, but on me it just looks kinda like black with a slight red sparkle… not like that nice bergundyish black with super sparkle… boo 🙁

Tracey Avatar

I purchased BGG when it 1st came out and now I’m going back on tomorrow to get a backup and Seriously Hip. NEVER, has a polish made me go gaga but BGG has and I know it’s going to be the color I wear predominately all this fall. Thank you for the swatches.

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