From left: Asiatique, Vintage Vamp, Nocturnelle, Beyond Jealous, Vice Is Nice
Sometimes it’s good to be naughty, no? The new MAC A Tartan Tale Collection is very naughty, and I couldn’t wait to get naughty, too. The 5 Naughty Little Vices Nail Lacquer ($25.50) set comes with five small bottles of nail polish (four creams and one frost) in shades befitting the collection’s plaid tartan theme.
For starters, these bottles are wee little things (0.09 oz. each), but can you remember the last time you finished a full-size bottle of nail polish? Because I can’t.
Size isn’t what concerned me about these polishes when I first got wind of them (sadly, the fact that they’re from MAC is). I gotta be honest — MAC isn’t my favorite lacquer line. They does MANY things extremely well, but their polishes, at least the ones I’ve tried, tend to chip like crazy on me, with textures I can only describe as inconsistent.
I haven’t worn these particular five long enough to gauge them for chips and wear time, but in terms of color and texture, I’m impressed by all of them save streaky Vintage Vamp, and Beyond Jealous, which seems a little too thick.
The following swatches are two coaters…
Clockwise from lower left: Vice Is Nice, Beyond Jealous, Vintage Vamp, Nocturnelle
From left: Nocturnelle, Beyond Jealous, Vintage Vamp, Asiatique, Vice Is Nice
Available October 28 in North America at MAC counters and November internationally.
So what are your thoughts on these and MAC nail polishes in general? Where do you think they rate as far as nail polishes overall?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,