MAC Cosmetics: Nail Trend FW 09 by Jin Soon
Collection: MAC Nail Trend F/W 09, Nail Lacquer .34 oz Price: $12.00/ea Steph's Rating: Buy it: MAC Cosmetics, MAC Stores
More than a colour statement, an of-the-moment approach that dazzles with innovation and style. How to do it? Enter Jin Soon, much-sought-after nail guru who has worked the shows, collaborating with us to create nail colours exclusively for M∙A∙C.
I’m excited to bring you MAC’s latest collaboration called Nail Trend, created by professional nail artist, Jin Soon Choi. In this new collection, we have a variety of six falltastic runway colors ranging from luscious chocolate to blackened teal, army green to party purple and cool lavender to brick house red.
A little Jin Soon Choi Aside from Jin’s incredible talent, she owns a Natural Hand and Foot Spa located in New York City where you’ll find the best nail art around - even the celebrities are taking notice. Known for her “No Airbrush” rule, you’ll walk out with a Choi masterpiece.
Are you ready for some swatches?
Cool Reserve is one cool Cat and I have nothing close to compare. It's a grayed out lavender creme that coordinates perfectly with the ongoing gray trend.
Dry Martini, not quite olive nor army green - perhaps a mix of both rolled around in the mud. As much as I raise my eyebrows with Dry Martini, I find myself drawn to the strange and unusual color.
Beyond Jealous, a blackened Teal and just in case you're wondering, Beyond Jealous is a bit greener compared to Sephora's Dark Room. But, both are similar.
Dance All Night, A red brick house creme.
Rich, Dark, Delicous is one of my faves from the collection, a blackened chocolate with very subtle shimmer that dries to a creamy texture.
For Fun is a fun party purple, and paired up with MAC's Peppermint Patti makes one sassy combination. Don't you love how the mint green polka dots pop on this purple grape?
All in All, Nail Trends F/W 09 hit the spot. Each cream shade flowed perfectly on my nails with minor application issues. And, not to mention the fabulous color selection to choose from.
What do you guys think? Love this, hate this? Favorites?
Posted by Steph at 06:05:am
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skgoh said on Sep 4th, 2009 7:53 am
Your nail art is gorgeous! How do you make such nice, perfectly round polka dots? (I know nothing about nail art.) There doesn't seem to be anything spectacular about the collection, sadly :( I wouldn't pay 12 bucks for such prosaic colours. Especially not Dry Martini! It looks lke something's gone bad. But thanks for your beautiful swatches!
Stephanie said on Sep 4th, 2009 8:01 am
I'm a fan of Cool Reserve and Dry Martini. I picked up Dry Martini last week but haven't worn it yet. I've been hoping that it's close to RBL No More War, but seeing your [beautiful] swatch makes me think it's browner. Oh well. I still think it's a great color for fall :D
Glockoma said on Sep 4th, 2009 10:34 pm
Dry Martini looks amazing because it's a swampy sort of green that I don't have in my collection and have been looking for. Off the top of your head, do you know of any other polishes that look similar to Dry Martini?
melvel said on Sep 10th, 2009 11:35 pm
RBL’s No More War. But that’s more expensive, so just get Dry Martini.
Regine said on Sep 5th, 2009 12:33 pm
I've already ordered Beyond Jealous and Rich Dark Delicious. Can't wait to get them, but I'm more in love with RDD at the moment.
trisha said on Sep 6th, 2009 10:50 pm
ugh im really torn. ALU's swatch of beyond jealous makes it seem very green but ur swatches make it look really dark [perhaps even black in low lighting] so i don't know whether i want it or not any more :(
melvel said on Sep 10th, 2009 10:26 pm
Isn't cool reserve similar to Parlez Vous Opi?