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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

MAC Style Black Nail Lacquers: Swatches, Review

MAC Style Black Collection

Product: MAC Style Black Collection, Nail Lacquers .34 oz
Price: $12.00/ea 
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Buy it: MAC, MAC Stores

From '80s Sprouse-in-the-House kohl and fringe to London New Goth, going back to black changes the mood, deepens the drama. Eyeliner, beehives and beyond, this is a celebration of going madly, deliriously noir. Don't wait 'til midnight.

Black is back Divas and I'm excited bring you MAC's latest Fall release called, Style Black. An edgy, yet wearable collection inspired by the gothic lovin' shade, Black! In this review, I'll be covering the nail lacquer portion only, but you can check out additional swatches from Style Black and Dazzleglass Creme Collection in my Photo Gallery.

MAC introduces three nail polishes to the dark side. Nocturnelle is a classic black jelly that's a frequent repromote, along with two bodacious new colors, Seriously Hip and Baby Goth Girl.

The formula is rich, opaque and a bit on the thick side, but no biggie. All polishes applied smooth with two or three applications depending on the thickness of your coats.

Are you guys ready for some swatches?

MAC Cosmetics Baby Goth Girl

MAC Style Black Nail Lacquers

Baby Goth Girl is a blackened red toned purple with shimmer and chunky gold copper-y flakies. It's a great vampy color that's Fall-tastic!

MAC Cosmetics Vin Goth Nail Polish

And just for the fun of it, here's an oldie - perhaps a distant cousin of Baby Goth Girl called, Vin Goth. A gorgeous vampy purple with silver glitter.

MAC Seriously Hip Nail Polish

MAC Style Black Nail Lacquers Collection

Seriously Hip is Seriously cool! It's a blackened olive-gold with shimmer and chunky glitter much like Baby Goth, but more visible.

Black Nail Polish Comparisons

And for my dupe lovin' gals. Let's break it down. It's a cross between Wagon Trail and Stromboli. More chunky than China Glaze and less pricey than D&G. You choose!

All in All, nice collection! Application is smooth and full of opaqueness. The deepened shades coordinate perfectly with MAC's Style Black Fall collection. And not to mention Halloween right around the corner. Right on!

Who's loving MAC's Style Black Collection? Did you pick up goodies? Please share!

(6) Comments

Lexi said on Sep 30th, 2009 9:47 pm
Your site rocks!!! love!!

Susie said on Oct 1st, 2009 8:11 pm
Oh, I must have Vin Goth! Do you know if it's still available? Thanks

Steph said on Oct 1st, 2009 8:18 pm
Hi Susie,
It's an older color, so it's not readily available. Try looking at a CCO store if you have one close :)

Kacy said on Oct 1st, 2009 8:13 pm
I picked up the Volcanic Exfoliator up after reading your review from Neo, Sci, Fi and I couldn't be more happy! Thanks for the great site!

Steph said on Oct 1st, 2009 8:19 pm
OMG, isn't it the best? Thanks so much Kacy :)

Zb said on Nov 11th, 2009 8:18 am
Thanks for the swatches! Just got Seriously Hip and can't wait to wear it. It looks like a dupe of Chanel Or de Russie but maybe chunkier.

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