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Saturday, March 13th, 2010

MAC Riveting Matte: Studded Nail Polish

Studded Nail Polish

MAC Cosmetics Silver Matte Nail Polish

MAC's Riveting is a salute to Rock Goddesses everywhere with a collection of three, limited edition matte nail lacquers. Today I'll be sharing a striking silver metal called, Studded. The other two colors are: Wham, Blam, Glam - a deep taupe creme and Black Enough - a flat jet black creme. 

Studded is the perfect accessory to tag along with those sexy black booties. It's a gorgeous silvery gray matte with shimmer (think OPI Suede's). The application was great - no streak lines or problems with 2-3 coats.

Try layering Studded over black for a deeper base color. Check out a comparison below.  

Silver Matte Nail Polish Comparisons

Compared to other shimmering mattes, MAC's Studded is considerably lighter.

Overall - Of all three colors from Riveting, Studded is the star attraction. Did you pick up anything from the collection? What do you guys think of this color?

(6) Comments

Isabelle said on Mar 14th, 2010 12:12 am
I need this color. Seriously, I do. It's perfect, much lighter than the others of the like that I have, this is just perfect!

Steph said on Mar 22nd, 2010 8:48 am
HI Isabelle,
I totally agree, you need Studded! This is one of my faves!! :)

SoVeryFabulous said on Mar 15th, 2010 1:08 pm
This looks great on you!

Steph said on Mar 22nd, 2010 8:47 am
Hi SoVeryFabulous,
Thank you! :)

Denise said on Mar 30th, 2010 1:37 pm
Steph, This color is gorgeous i love it but the price not so much can you think of any dupes i was looking at smoke and mirrors from the halloween color club mini's but im not sure. Help please!

Steph said on Apr 7th, 2010 9:50 pm
Hi Denise,
That's a tricky one, MAC's Studded is so unique! But, Nina's Smoke and Diamonds with a matte top coat would be a great alternative! I'll have check my stash and see if I have anything closer :)

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