MAC Nailed It with MAC Nail Trend F/W ’09 By Jin Soon Choi

Published in: MAC Makeup, Nails

mac nail trend fw 09 swatches

I’m keeping my fingers and toes crossed that MAC’s Nail Trend Fall/Winter ’09 Jin Soon Choi collection nail polishes break my MAC nail lacquer curse.


I haven’t always had the greatest luck with MAC’s nail polishes. Most have chipped like Cheetoes, but I’m hoping the Jin Soon Choi collection breaks the cycle.

A fixture in the fashion biz for more than 20 years, nail artist Jin Soon worked with MAC on this release. They aimed for trendy and chip-resistant, with rich lacquers and full coverage.

Colors in the collection include…

  • Cool Reserve: a dirty, grayish lavender cream
  • For Fun: a creamy purple
  • Dance All Night: a creamy brick red
  • Rich, Dark, Delicious: a creamy blackened brown
  • Dry Martini: a creamy khaki olive green
  • Beyond Jealous: a creamy blackened bluish green
  • Underlacquer: a base coat
  • Overlacquer: a top coat

The shades arrive on counters this Thursday. I took a quick look at two of them today.

mac nail trend fw 09 swatches for fun
Nail Lacquer in For Fun

mac nail trend fw 09 swatches dance all night
Nail Lacquer in Dance All Night

I can’t attest to their durability yet since I’ve only been wearing them a short time today, but I think the formula feels thicker than MAC’s lacquers of yore, laying down smooth color sans brush marks or bubbles.

I like both of these shades and will keep you posted on their durability over the next few days.

Look out weekend — here we come!

Hallelujar! The weekend’s ON.

Do you have any plans tonight? I’ve just been chilling at home. Exciting, I know, but I’m wasted. I think I need to veg.

Maybe I’ll chat online with Vampire Edward (as in Twilight’s Edward Cullen). The fanged one (or an impostor) started following me on Twitter!



Dude, I hope Bella doesn’t mind. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Oh, one more MAC thing to look forward to: Flirt With Fall on Aug. 27! It’s a collection of six false lashes, and they’re really supposed to bring the drama.


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  1. ezzie says:

    wow, that’s a really gorgeous purple(:

  2. Fashionista911 says:

    I am just in awe…I’ll take both!

  3. Marina says:

    Great colors!I love purple and crimson. As for MAC collections I am waiting for Dazzleglass Cremes.
    It’s weekend here in Europe already.cooool 🙂
    .-= Marina’s last blog post… Noirs Obscurs (Dark Blacks)Collection by Chanel.Fall 2009 =-.

  4. Tavia says:

    I love the purple. Lately it has been my favorite color for nail polish. I’m wearing it right now:)
    .-= Tavia’s last blog post… Review – Clinique Continuous Rescue Antioxidant Moisturizer =-.

  5. Nadrah says:

    Gorgeous opaque colours!

  6. Amy says:

    Love that purple…Doesn’t it seem like a good purple polish is really had to come by? I did pick up “purple with a purpose” by OPI last week and LOVE it. Highly recommend. Also picked up Calypso Breeze, a pretty Teal blue by Orly. Wore it on nails last week. It’s an awesome color, but seemed to chip rather fast. This is my first experience with Orly. Does it always chip fast or is it just this color?

  7. Madeleine says:

    This collection is a tough one for me,because I want them all…but what for? 😀
    I think I like very much Dry Martini (the green one – but how is it going to fit my work?),the purple For FUn is simply fantastic.I’ve got one from OPI called Siberian Nights,but it’s a dark and gloomy one,For Fun appears much lighter,and “jucier” for me.More wearable 🙂
    And the red one.The classic,unforgetable,never out of style,almost suitable for every occasion.For me – of course! must have 🙂

  8. Glosslizard says:

    I’ve really been into polish lately, and I’ve really been anticipating this collection! I’m going to go in early and reserve my bottles of Dirty Martini and Beyond Jealous! *Droool!*

    P.S. Caved on another Armani shadow yesterday. It’s a sickness!

  9. Bellalina says:

    Essie’s Tomboy No More is actually the exact same shade as Dance All Night. It’s really gorge and I’m wearing it right now 🙂

  10. Glosslizard says:


    I meant “Dry Martini”! For some reason that shade has permanently become “Dirty Martini” in my head… and I like it better that way! 😉

  11. Beyond Jealous and Cool Reserve are definitely my faves of the collection with Dry Martini a close third. I wish the MAC formula applied better but it’s definitely workable. I’ve been waiting for almost a year for these colors to finally surface. I’m so happy for Jin, she’s a hard worker and an amazing editorial manicurist.
    .-= AllLacqueredUp’s last blog post… Jin Soon for MAC Nail Trend FW09 =-.

  12. gio says:

    They both look gorgeous!
    .-= gio’s last blog post… Know Your Ingredients: Ensulizole =-.

  13. HAHAHA you have the most interesting followers. Love Dance All Night. That looks like a local polish here that is named Pussy Red. I know, so wrong.

    .-= All Women Stalker’s last blog post… 5 Top Tips on Dressing to Meet His Parents… =-.

  14. Merylynmagic says:

    Hey Karen!
    That red looks gorgeous and wearable! Looking forward to it! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  15. Solé says:

    As obsessed as I am with MAC, I’ve never owned a MAC polish (I’m an OPI girl). Those colors are fierce though! Thankfully, I have very similar shades from previous OPI collections. The purple one that I have that looks just like that is called CAN YOU DIG IT?, and the dark red one? I must have like seven colors that look like that one. They will all be in rotation this fall/winter season.

    Now the color I’m really feeling this season is dark green! I don’t know if I should get HERE TODAY…ARAGON TOMORROW from OPI’s España collection, or DARK ROOM from Sephora by OPI. Decisions, decisions…

  16. I love both of these, the colors really stand out and that is what I need now. I have been going through a lot lately and in deep depression. I need something to keep me going. Beautiful color.
    .-= Joyce McDaniel’s last blog post… If you register your site for free at =-.

  17. Lina says:

    I really want Dance All Night & Beyond Jealous. I really hope the formula is better than MAC’s regular nail polishes. Thanks for posting the swatches!
    .-= Lina’s last blog post… Chanel Rouge Allure Laque Hits the US with a Full Lips and Nail Polish Collection =-.

  18. Marisol says:

    I like For Fun a lot. Swoon for the EC pic.
    .-= Marisol’s last blog post… Shopping is my middle name =-.

  19. lee says:

    Wow. Those colors are gorgeous!
    .-= lee’s last blog post… =-.

  20. Patti says:

    Hi Karen,

    WHat would you recommend for a good base coat??


  21. Janelle says:

    For Fun is GORGEOUS 🙂

  22. Karen B says:

    For Fun is gorgeous! Really nice 🙂

  23. marmar says:

    I have to make one thing totally clear- I am a huge MAC fan girl. But their nail polish? Not feeling them. The colours are usually gorgeous, apply massively easy and the finished product always gets me compliments. The issue though for me, is even with a top coat, bottom coat and touch ups, it never lasts. Not even a week! And I work in an office environment mind you! I noticed it basically starts to chip, wear and “shrink” into my nail by Wednesday (I apply on Sunday). By Friday it’s looking shabby, by Saturday, pitiful. Which is a shame because I love how fresh and pretty their colours are. Funny thing, Chanel’s colours tend to have a similar result too (usually chipping by Thursday or so).

    OPI still works best overall for me.
    .-= marmar’s last blog post… My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-8-16) =-.

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