MAC Studio Nail Lacquer in Like My Gown?, swatch

MAC — Like My Gown? (Studio Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Collection: MAC Spring 2016, Fashion Pack

I’m kind of on a roll, now, so here’s another clearanced MAC polish that I picked up for CA$6.

Like My Gown?, from this spring’s Fashion Pack collection, is a vibrant magenta cream. It reminds me of Essie Footloose, which I ought to swatch one of these Throwback Thursdays.

The color is midtoned, and I think it’s one of those seasonless shades, though it’d probably look especially hot as a summer pedi! However, it’d also be a perfect pop of purple-y pink against the usual whites, greys and blacks of winter gear.

MAC Studio Nail Lacquer in Like My Gown?
MAC Studio Nail Lacquer in Like My Gown?

The formula is better than that of the previous two MAC Studio Nail Lacquers I swatched (Sweet Potion and Rack ‘Em Up), which were both light and milky neutrals, which can be notoriously difficult to apply. By contrast, Like My Gown? is a bright and strongly-pigmented shade, and it applies quite evenly and smoothly.

I do find the formula a touch thin, which means that with two coats as I have in my swatch, you don’t really get a nice plush look to the polish. Still, it’s a pretty shade and if you can find it discounted now that MAC has discontinued their Studio Nail Lacquers, it’s worth picking up if you don’t already have a similar color.

MAC Studio Nail Lacquer in Like My Gown?, swatch
MAC Studio Nail Lacquer in Like My Gown?, swatch



MAC Studio Nail Lacquer is 10 mL / 0.34 US fl oz, and it retails for US$12 / CA$15 / £10. The polish is free of toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate (DBP). It is made in the USA.

MAC (Make-up Art Cosmetics) was founded by Frank Toskan and Frank Angelo in 1984, in Toronto, ON, Canada. Its products were originally intended for professional makeup artists, but it soon became a worldwide consumer brand. New York, NY, USA-based cosmetics giant Estée Lauder Cos. completed its acquisition of MAC in 1998.


14 thoughts on “MAC — Like My Gown? (Studio Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

  1. Such a gorgeous shade! I’ve been wanting a shade like this for ages since I seen a Tom Ford one very similar but couldn’t quite splash the cash!


  2. I really like this color. I have the same color in a nailpolish by Catrice Cosmetics. I wear it very often. I never tried MAC nailpolishes before, maybe I should because this looks really good! ♥ Anne

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    • If you see a color you like, MAC is definitely worth getting. It’s not the best formula but it’s perfectly fine.

      I have longed to try Catrice! Wish they’d hurry up and come over to Canada 🙂

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