Juicy orange summer nails — oh, yeah!
Err, let’s make that mostly orange, because technically, one of these five nail polishes from the MAC All About Orange collection is more of a pink, and its name sounds like a karate spirit shout.
Or Ke Ai, which is how MAC spells it here.
I like to say it loud and do karate chops in the air for emphasis…
So the collection is actually mostly about orange (MAC Mostly About Orange?), but that doesn’t sound as sweet.
The five $16 quintessentially summer polishes in the release ripened last week (they’re available now). The collection features four bright, juicy Creamsicle-like nail shades and one shimmery pale pink called.
Chop, chop, chop…
I think they’re a bumper crop save one thing. I wish some of them were a little easier to work with, but then I’m coming off a major Chanel Starlet high…
Starlet is one of the smoothest polishes I’ve worn in a while. By contrast, a few of these All About Orange colors are making me grind my teeth. I can them to look the way I want them to, but it takes some work.
Super cute Colour Punch is awfully thick and surprisingly streaky. I have to remember to remove most of the polish from the brush before applying, and then paint s l o w l y, watching my strokes.
I think it looks fine with two coats but better with three.
Like Tabs, Ke Ai (chop!) and Sweet Pop also require babying. Thinner than Colour Punch and consequently easier to paint with, I still have to move slowly to get good, even coverage and keep the streaks to a minimum.
As for Morange and Fiestaware…
…I think they’re the easiest and smoothest of these five to play with.
Hardly any streaks, and I love ’em both.
Overall, I like what MAC has done with these fun, summery colors. I just wish all five of them were consistently smooth and less streaky.
PRICE: $16 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at MAC counters, stores and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. I hope you had a nice day. Mine was okay. I just finished my first run with those new Brooks shoes, and my feet feel pretty good…although I myself am plum tuckered out.
This cowgirl is hitting the haaay early tonight.