There’s something moody about the polishes in the new MAC Nail Trend F/W ’09 by Jin Soon collection — not PMS moody, but Joy Division/black lipstick/angry love poetry kinda moody.
The bulk of the colors in this eight-piece collection feel dark, serious and hard-edged. The closest to puppies-and-flowers is Cool Reserve ($12), a creamy grayish purple.
Coincidentally, it’s my favorite!
I’m drawn to Cool Reserve’s softness and femininity. Some of the other colors, like Dry Martini (a creamy dark khaki), feel almost masculine to me. They’re cool, but not my style at the moment.
There are different strokes for different folks, though, so take a look at the rest of the swatches and let me know what ya think…
Dance All Night
Rich, Dark, Delicious
From left to right: Overlaquer top coat, Underlaquer base coat
While at the counter today I had some de ja vu/vu ja de — a few of these colors looked awfully familiar.
Even though these colors aren’t groundbreaking, I’ll give MAC mad props for stepping up their nail game.
These polishes apply smoothly with rich, shiny, even color, and they chip considerably less than the MAC lacquers of yore.
For die-hard MAC collectors, this might be a fun launch to check out.
Hawt in here
It’s hotter than Hades up in my apartment right now! The only thing keeping me cool is my trusty fan and a tall glass of green iced tea.
What’s your favorite hot day drink?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Oh yah, MAC’s Flirt With Fall false lash collection also dropped today, too.