Sneak Peek: MAC Studio Nail Lacquers Photos & Swatches

MAC Studio Nail Lacquer
MAC Studio Nail Lacquer — Rebel, Sour Cherry, Shirelle

MAC Studio Nail Lacquer is a newly reformulated nail polish that features not just a new formula but a new design that is wider than MAC’s previous brush. The bottle itself has the same look and feel with a rubberized black cap and a clear glass bottle. MAC has decreased the price (but the size is the same, 0.34 fl. oz.) to $12.00. There will be 27 shades in total, all permanent, plus two top coats and one base coat. Full reviews, photos, swatches, and so on to come. Stay tuned!

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MAC Studio Nail Lacquer
MAC Studio Nail Lacquer — Rebel, Sour Cherry, Shirelle

MAC Studio Nail Lacquer
MAC Studio Nail Lacquer — Impassioned, Only in Florida, Erogenous

MAC Studio Nail Lacquer
MAC Studio Nail Lacquer — Instant Crush, Saint Germain, Snob

MAC Studio Nail Lacquer
MAC Studio Nail Lacquer — Delicate, Quiet Time, Coffee Break, Nocturnelle

MAC Studio Nail Lacquer
MAC Studio Nail Lacquer — Tropical, Soiree, Quick Million

MAC Studio Nail Lacquer
MAC Studio Nail Lacquer — Screaming Bright, Silver Dew, Formidable

MAC Studio Nail Lacquer
MAC Studio Nail Lacquer — Rain of Flowers, Anti-Fashion, Girl Trouble

MAC Rebel Nail Lacquer
MAC Rebel Nail Lacquer

MAC Sour Cherry Nail Lacquer
MAC Sour Cherry Nail Lacquer

MAC Shirelle Nail Lacquer
MAC Shirelle Nail Lacquer

MAC Impassioned Nail Lacquer
MAC Impassioned Nail Lacquer

MAC Only in Florida Nail Lacquer
MAC Only in Florida Nail Lacquer

MAC Erogenous Nail Lacquer
MAC Erogenous Nail Lacquer

MAC Instant Crush NNail Lacquer
MAC Instant Crush Nail Lacquer

MAC Saint Germain Nail Lacquer
MAC Saint Germain Nail Lacquer

MAC Snob Nail Lacquer
MAC Snob Nail Lacquer

MAC Delicate Nail Lacquer
MAC Delicate Nail Lacquer

MAC Quiet TIme Nail Lacquer
MAC Quiet Time Nail Lacquer

MAC Coffee Break Nail Lacquer
MAC Coffee Break Nail Lacquer

MAC Nocturnelle Nail Lacquer
MAC Nocturnelle Nail Lacquer

MAC Tropical Nail Lacquer
MAC Tropical Nail Lacquer

MAC Soiree Nail Lacquer
MAC Soiree Nail Lacquer

MAC Quick Million Nail Lacquer
MAC Quick Million Nail Lacquer

MAC Screaming Bright Nail Lacquer
MAC Screaming Bright Nail Lacquer

MAC Silver Dew Nail Lacquer
MAC Silver Dew Nail Lacquer

MAC Formidable Nail Lacquer
MAC Formidable Nail Lacquer

MAC Rain of Flowers Nail Lacquer
MAC Rain of Flowers Nail Lacquer

MAC Anti-Fashion Nail Lacquer
MAC Anti-Fashion Nail Lacquer

MAC Girl Trouble Nail Lacquer
MAC Girl Trouble 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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They lowered the price and kept the same number of ounces?!?! *jaw hits the desk* I really like this! Not the most unique colors ever, but if the formula is good I would definitely check a few out.

Nice collection of colours..love Rebel, no surprise. Since I have never been a fan of the old formula (or the lame price point for the dismal quality–as in I can name at least a dozen better priced/quality contenders out there), your reviews are going to be really interesting to me. Photo wise, these look quite nice…except for some of the chunky glitters, but that’s hardly a unique issue for that type of polish.

For the colors that have the same names and seemingly same colors as lipsticks could you please please please show them together to see if they are the same color? Having a lipstick that actually matches my nails is my dream and somehow with 150 bottles I still don’t have a match.

Hi Arielle,

I did this when MAC released these shades before (Fashion Sets) 🙂 You can go through those old posts, as they were sets of lipglass, lipstick, and nail lacquer. Most of the time, the nail lacquer didn’t match, just as a heads up. If there are any color differences from new vs. old formula, those will be indicated in the individual reviews.

I am really attracted to Shirelle and Impassioned! Usually pick the nudes out of a bunch but not this time! 😀 They are all stunnning! and I am totally loving the reduction in price! Woah! 🙂

Almost all of them are really pretty (some are just not my cup of tea). I like Formidable and Rain of Flowers the most, but I’m not sure if I would wear them. Rebel & Anti Fashion are also very nice.

I already own Anti-Fashion. It’s a nice color for the fall!

Mostly though, I just love that the price has been lowered to $12. I always felt like $16 was too much. I might actually consider buying a couple of these now.

I cant believe that they are bringing back Rain of Flowers!!!!! It’s my favorite nail polish that I own, but rarely use it because it is limited edition!!! I AM SO HAPPY!!!!

Every single one of these looks beautiful, I’m really curious about how long-wearing they are. I’m glad they’ve reduced the price point too.

Kudos to MAC for finally realizing that they’d hit a bad price point on the polish. (They never had the range or the quality to be priced more than Butter London or Illamasqua, in my opinion.) I’m actually interested in Formidable, given the change in price. I’m going to wait for a review, but yay.

Would have never considerd that before, given that most of the range were basic shades, and the formula was all over the place. I’d definitely buy a more unique shade that rated good or better at $12, though!

I always look at it like… why is your nail polish more expensive than your standard lipstick? It usually seems that brands price their polishes just under their entry level lipstick, though MAC has certainly pushed the price points of their lip products up past the $15 mark as well.

I’ve never looked at MAC nail polishes, no idea why, but it could be the price. After seeing the swatches I must have a close look at them, but I already know I must have Rain of Flowers.

There are quite a few here that I like and some that look so rough-textured that they’d snag my clothing! Rebel, Sour Cherry and Snob really appeal to me, as does Delicate though I wonder if I would be able to apply it without any streaks. How did you get such a lovely, perfect finish on a sheer polish, Christine???

Glad MAC finally wised up and dropped the price point and reformulated the line. Poor quality + high price is a fast way to lose customers, especially right now with nail polish, given there are a billion other brands out there waiting to take your money. Very interested to see how these perform!

Oh wow these are all amazing! My wallet will be very upset with me, but ohhhhhhh my am I ever lusting for these right now 😀

.. now if only I can get my butt on the girly train and actually be able to paint my nails!

So many nice shades! My top three are probably Rain of Flowers, Tropical and…a tie between Delicate and Quiet Time. 😀

these look lovely.. love rain of flowers! might actually give MAC a sniff or two wrt their polish now! can’t wait for full reviews!

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