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Monday, December 28th, 2009

MAC Cosmetics Love Lace: Nail Lacquer Swatches

MAC Love Lace Collection

Product: MAC Love Lace Collection, Nail Lacquer .34 oz
Price: $12.00/ea
Steph's Rating: 3.8 Kisses
Buy it: MAC Cosmetics, Macy's, Nordies

Couture's fascination with lace is a long love affair. Intensely intimate, our newest collection captures lace's notoriety and allure.

When I first saw the promo images for MAC's newest collection, I immediately thought of J Lo's chic lace nails created by Celebrity Manicurist, Elle. Love Lace brings us a limited edition shade this winter called, Light Affair. A crisp, clean neutral that's the perfect accessory to Lace.

Before we move on, let's talk about the application. It wasn't completely perfect. I had minor application issues, but managed to smooth out my brush strokes within three coats.

Check out the swatches.

MAC Love Lace Collection

mac light affair nail polish

MAC describes Light Affair as a creamy grey taupe. It's more along the lines of a pale grey nude with a hint of lavender that's barely noticeable. Very chic and wearable.      

Light Grey Nail Polish Comparisons 

Even though it's hard to tell from my swatch, Light Affair isn't an exact dupe to Body Language. The faint lavender shines through just a bit when compared side by side. If you already own Essie's, I'd say you can probably skip this one.  

Light Grey with Black Polka Dots Nail Art

MAC Cool Reserve and Light Affair Nail Polish 

Put your hands up if you love Polka Dots. Oh, yeah! I love how Cool Reserve contrasts the slight lavender undertones in Light Affair.

Has anyone picked up Light Affair? What do you think of lace nails? Have a wonderful night!

(11) Comments

JennXOXO said on Dec 29th, 2009 9:41 am
It's so pretty with the polka dots. :D Thanks for the swatches!

Serena said on Dec 29th, 2009 10:56 am
Hi Steph, Thanks so much for swatches! I've been waiting for a comparison pic forever...I think Light Affair looks great on you!

Jenn M said on Dec 29th, 2009 10:58 am
I'm in LOVE with Lace nails! I haven't figured out how to do them yet, will you do a tutorial soon?

Steph said on Dec 30th, 2009 3:50 pm
Hi Jenn M,
Yes, Yes!! I'm gathering up all my supplies this week and giving it a go! Wish me luck! :)

Musicalhouses said on Dec 29th, 2009 10:58 am
thanks for the comparisons! its so useful to see other colors side by side

Steph said on Dec 30th, 2009 3:51 pm
Hi Musicalhouses,
You're very welcome. I totally agree!

Dandy112 said on Dec 29th, 2009 11:47 am
I love your polka dots!!! I have Moon over Mumbai and although not a dupe of light affair it is close enough for me! Thanks for doing the comparison :)

Steph said on Dec 30th, 2009 3:54 pm
Hi Dandy112,
Aww, thank you! I'm polka dot obsessed. Moon over Mumbai is a great alternative also :)

Yoli said on Dec 29th, 2009 2:41 pm
I would love to see Light Affair w/ Konad lace stamp in black! How gorg would that be?

Steph said on Dec 30th, 2009 3:48 pm
Hi Yoli,
Me too, super hotness! :)

Jeanette said on Jan 1st, 2010 5:07 am
Oh Light Affair looks breathtaking! I finally could get my paws on it today and ordered it. I can't wait to play with it. :D

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