MAC Vera Nail Lacquers Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Midsummer's Dream Nail Lacquer
MAC Midsummer’s Dream Nail Lacquer

MAC Vera: Nail Lacquers

This collection features two new and limited edition shades of MAC Nail Lacquer ($16.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.). These shades include: Midsummer’s Dream (pale pink lilac) and Play Day (pale milky coral).

  • Midsummer’s Dream is a pale, milky pink with subtle cool undertones. It’s not quite opaque in two coats, but it’s more coverage than semi-sheer. It’s a little thick, and it is rather streaky on the initial coat. It’s very similar to China Galze Something Sweet. Nubar Pink Lily is warmer and brighter.
  • Play Day is a peachy orange with a cream finish. Like Midsummer’s Dream, it is a bit streaky and takes awhile to dry, and it will pull if you apply a second coat and it hasn’t had enough time to dry down. It’s not quite opaque after applying two coats of polish, so you may want to do three if you dislike visible nail line of any kind. Chanel Peche Nacree is lighter and pearled. Essie Haute as Hello is more coral. Essie Tart Deco is a few shades darker. Barielle Blossom is a little more coral and darker.

MAC nail lacquer usually leaves me underwhelmed. I haven’t had issues with wear, such as chipping, but not much does chip on me, so it’s rarely a problem. I tend to have difficult with the formula, though, which is terribly inconsistent. Sometimes it’s beautifully fluid and opaque, and other times, like here, it’s thick, halfway to goopy, and streaky. Funny enough, neither color description seemed to fit the actual shades.

MAC Vera Nail Lacquers Review, Photos, Swatches

B-
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
3.5
Application
81%
Total
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MAC Midsummer's Dream Nail Lacquer
MAC Midsummer’s Dream Nail Lacquer

MAC Midsummer's Dream Nail Lacquer
MAC Midsummer’s Dream Nail Lacquer

MAC Midsummer's Dream Nail Lacquer
MAC Midsummer’s Dream Nail Lacquer

MAC Midsummer's Dream Nail Lacquer
MAC Midsummer’s Dream Nail Lacquer

MAC Midsummer's Dream Nail Lacquer
MAC Midsummer’s Dream Nail Lacquer

MAC Play Day Nail Lacquer
MAC Play Day Nail Lacquer

MAC Play Day Nail Lacquer
MAC Play Day Nail Lacquer

MAC Play Day Nail Lacquer
MAC Play Day Nail Lacquer

MAC Play Day Nail Lacquer
MAC Play Day Nail Lacquer

MAC Play Day Nail Lacquer
MAC Play Day 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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Thank you for your dupe suggestions for Midsummer’s Night Dream. I looked at other swatches on your site and across google of the suggestions you made and they look very similar. I can’t buy more makeup at this time (unfortunately) but I would love to have a nail polish in this color, so it’s great to have options that are not limited edition out there for a later time.
Much appreciated!

I agree that these are not excellent quality polishes for the price they run. I rather buy Zoya polishes which are WWAAAYYYY better! But for those that did like them, a little more work to make these polish better is to wear them. With white base polish underneath. I unfortunately do that with my streaky polishes but love the unique shade

MAC has such beautiful colors but the quality does leave quite a lot to be desired. I’m willing to settle on a polish that’s of great quality even though it’s a similar shade and not considered a real dupe.

I had to do 4 coats until it looked good, but I love midsummer’s dream. I find grey-toned colours always look better on my olive skin, where warm neutrals make me look yellow.

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