MAC Studio Nail Lacquer in Like My Gown?, swatch

MAC — Like My Gown? (Studio Nail Lacquer)

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?

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MAC Studio Nail Lacquer in Sweet Potion, swatch

MAC — Sweet Potion (Studio Nail Lacquer)

Collection: MAC Winter 2015, Faerie Whispers

Hope everyone snagged a good deal or two this Black Friday weekend—though I suppose it’s now Cyber Monday, and the sales go on!

I’m continuing on from Friday’s review with another clearanced MAC polish that I picked up for CA$6.

Sweet Potion, is from last winter’s Faeries Whispers collection, though it was also recently repromoted in this spring’s Future MAC collection. It’s a warm, peachy tan cream with a slightly rosy undertone.

MAC Studio Nail Lacquer in Sweet Potion
MAC Studio Nail Lacquer in Sweet Potion

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MAC Studio Nail Lacquer in Rack 'Em Up, swatch

MAC — Rack ‘Em Up (Studio Nail Lacquer)

Collection: MAC Fall 2016, It’s a Strike!

I hope all my American readers had a relaxing and enjoyable Thanksgiving!

I had the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on for Peanut yesterday morning, and he wasn’t too interested, except when the Thomas the Tank Engine balloon showed up.

As usual, I thought Ronald McDonald was kind of terrifying.

I did get a kick out of this:

MAC Studio Nail Lacquer in Rack 'Em Up
Mr. Peanut dabbing at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, November 24, 2016.

Now, onto the polish!

Earlier this fall, MAC decided to discontinue their line of Studio Nail Lacquer, which was actually only introduced in Spring 2015. I can’t say I’m entirely surprised, as I have personally found the line of little interest and only bought a few over the last two years. This is after they reduced the nail polish prices so that they were not almost as expensive as the lipsticks!

MAC will still be releasing limited edition nail lacquers with some of their collections, however:

A few of their remaining Studio Nail Lacquers have been clearanced online (at least in Canada and I think the US, as well). I picked up a few, just because it was CA$6 nail polish. I only passed on Babysplit, a too-sheer pastel green, and Style Matters, which I already owned.

Here’s one of the clearanced shades I did get, Rack ‘Em Up, which is from this fall’s bowling-themed It’s a Strike! collection.

MAC Studio Nail Lacquer in Rack 'Em Up
MAC Studio Nail Lacquer in Rack ‘Em Up

Rack’ Em Up is not the kind of color I usually go for: it’s a medium taupe brown cream with a slightly cool undertone.

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New Release: MAC — Limited Edition Photographs by Helmut Newton (Winter 2016)

Collection: MAC 2016 Winter, Limited Edition Photographs by Helmut Newton

Sometimes MAC calls this the Helmut Newton collection; other times the Limited Edition collection. So I’m just calling it the whole dang thing it says on the website’s collection banner (above).

From MAC:

M·A·C Limited Edition celebrates the erotically charged and elegant work of legendary photographer Helmut Newton. Known for his precise, glamorous and empowering photography of women, this limited-edition colour collection captures his provocative, exquisite taste. A selection of Newton’s iconic photographs adorns the packaging. Even today, his work remains as distinctive and influential as ever.

The collection comprises the usual assortment of eyeshadows, lip products, and more, and also three new Studio Nail Lacquers:

  • Berlin, purple (crème) [this looks red to me on the website]
  • Call Time, grey (crème)
  • Monte Carlo, red (crème)

Not the most exciting array of colors, is it?

MAC has also discontinued their core collection of Studio Nail Lacquers, and currently only have plans to release the product in limited edition collections, such as this one.

The Studio Nail Lacquers retail for US$13 / CA$15, unless they are in special packaging—which is not the case with this collection, though I think the Helmut Newton products do seem like they come with fancy boxes.

Happy shopping!

MAC, Limited Edition Photographs by Helmut Newton collection, Winter 2016
Images: maccosmetics.com.

New Release: MAC — It’s a Strike! (Fall 2016)

Collection: MAC 2016 Fall, It’s a Strike!

MAC has released a bowling-themed collection for Fall 2016, It’s a Strike!

Head straight to the fast lane with M∙A∙C It’s A Strike! A set of varsity-chic hues sure to bring you luck. Have a ball with the luminous allure of new Pearlmatte Face Powder. Two online-exclusive Lipsticks in Liquid Lurex and Babes and Balls are right up anyone’s alley. Rack ‘em up with a collection sure to be a perfect strike!

The collection includes three new Studio Nail Lacquers:

  • Babysplit, sheer lime green (crème)
  • Rack ‘Em Up, cool deep khaki (crème)
  • 5 Pin, deep wine (crème)

The Studio Nail Lacquers retail for US$13 / CA$15.

Happy shopping!

MAC, It's a Strike, Fall 2016 collection
Image: maccosmetics.com.

New Release: MAC — Star Trek (Fall 2016)

Collection: MAC 2016 Fall, Star Trek (movie tie-in)

MAC has released a new collection for Fall 2016 based on the Star Trek movie franchise reboot:

Spanning half a century, Star Trek and its loyal fans cross decades, influencing ideas and aesthetics of gender, race and intergalactic potential. As the sci-fi saga continues, delight in the beauty of exploration as MAC and Star Trek’s latest cinema generation joins forces in an exclusive makeup collaboration of astral hues.

Surely that’s “join forces”. Really, MAC.

The collection includes three new Studio Nail Lacquers in special edition packaging:

  • Enterprise, silver chrome (frost)
  • Holladeck, gold sparkle (frost)
  • Skin of Evil, yellowish green with black chunks (frost)

Anyway, this collection seems excessively sparkly for me, but I am digging Skin of Evil, the green and black glitter polish!

The special edition polishes retail for US$14 / CA$16.50.

Happy shopping!

MAC, Star Trek, Fall 2016 collection
Image: maccosmetics.com.

New Release: MAC — Vibe Tribe (Summer 2016)

Collection: MAC 2016 Summer, Vibe Tribe

MAC has released a new collection for Summer 2016, Vibe Tribe:

Sound and self-expression converge in the vast canvas of the desert. Lose control and imagine yourself in lips painted reckless shades of red and coral, or a flash of gold. Let your eyes escape reality in teal, cobalt, mandarin and charcoal, as free-spirited nails glisten in succulent tangerine and the perfect, buttery nude. Abandon control in online-exclusives Rio Grande Romance and Painted Canyon. Feel the vibe.

MAC, Vibe Tribe, Summer 2016 collection
Image: maccosmetics.com.

There are actually a few additional products (see at Hudson’s Bay) not on the Canadian official website: a Cream Colour Base, some Bronzing Powders, and two Split Fibre Face Brushes. Beware, the nail polish at Hudson’s Bay is for some reason priced a dollar higher, at $16.50. Best to get that product from MAC directly.

The collection includes two Studio Nail Lacquers in special edition packaging:

  • Skin [reissue], light peach beige (crème)
  • Blazing Hot, bright orange (crème)

The special edition polishes retail for US$13 / CA$15.50.

I can skip the polish this time, but some of the blush compacts and eyeshadow palettes look stunning! Ahh, the allure of limited edition packaging…

Happy shopping!