MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches (Tartan Tale)

MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer
MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer

MAC Tartan Tale: MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer

MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer ($13.00) is a mushroom-y brown with flecks of burnt copper glitter-shimmer.  They’re flakies almost.  This is such a cool polish to see from MAC, and I don’t have any dupes in my stash for this one.  It did apply a little streaky, though, so I recommend using a thin initial coat, followed by a thicker secondary coat–or else two medium coats instead of the thicker second coat for a total of three coats. (I’m wearing two coats in the photos.)

It’s totally one of those “pretty ugly” kind of colors, too, because at first glance, you’re like, “oooh!” or “ewww!” and then you may flip-flop a few times on second and third glance!

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  • Product: 26/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: If it weren’t for the slightly streaky formula (but it’s workable, just be patient), I’d give it a higher grade. I still think it’s totally worth having if you’re into collecting more unique polish shades.

AVAILABILITY: Online now, October 28th in-store

MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer
MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer

MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer
MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer

MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer
MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer
MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer
MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer
MAC Style Clan Nail Lacquer (Flash)

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wow u really are churning out the reviews today, thank you so much christine!!!! it really helps to see swatches and your reviews when it comes to purchasing any products, especially making the dreded online purchase without actually seeing the product :-/

Warmer, doesn’t have the flakiness of the shimmer that Style Clan does (which is what makes it stand out to me). It’s not totally different, but I don’t think they’re dupes!

I wish MAC nail polishes were higher quality for the price because I like this color. OPI is still my favorite formula, and I can get it for under $5.

Interesting shade. I just wish they hadn’t raised the price to $13. I haven’t purchased a MAC nail lacquer since. (Weren’t they $9, then they raised the price to $11?) You can get better quality nail polishes, like OPI, for several dollars less.

Meh… for sparkly brown I think I’ll stick with my Dior Czarina Gold. Christine, I hope you already own that color or plan on getting it because it’s fantastic and I think the readers would really enjoy a review and swatches!

Ordered it! 😀 It was the only thing I ordered from the things that were released today. (the 27th)

Ordering a lot from Chapter 2 though. 😀

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