MAC Is Serving Juicy Colors in Every Sip of Summer With the MAC All About Orange Nail Lacquers

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MAC All About Orange Nail Polish Swatches

With these five nail lacquers, it’s All About Orange. The five nail lacquers from MAC’s All About Orange collection ($16 each)

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…



Two coats of Ke Ai, a soft pink with a Frost finish

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.

MAC Colour Punch

Three coats of Colour Punch, a yellowish orange with a Cream finish

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.

MAC Sweet Pop

Two coats of Sweet Pop, a peach with a Cream finish

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…

MAC Morange

Two coats of Morange, a bright orange with MAC’s Cream finish

MAC Fiestaware

Two coats of Fiestaware, a mid-toned orangey coral, also with MAC’s Cream finish

…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

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.


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  1. Lauren says:

    I’m already terrible at polish application, too bad ke ai is so difficult!
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  2. Eesha says:

    Loved Ke Ai but sad it’s difficult to apply. Fiestaware is another fav for me.

  3. Jas says:

    All such beautiful shades! Love the last 2
    Jas recently posted … Purely Pro Blush – Universal

  4. Swagata says:

    Loved Ke Ai and fiestaware the most. Morange looks nice and bright. All the shades are apt for summers. 🙂
    Swagata recently posted … Review: Olay White Radiance intensive brightening serum

  5. Amber says:

    I love this collection, especially Colour Punch. What a gorgeous summery shade! 🙂
    Amber recently posted … NOTD – Gelish All About the Glow Summer Collection

  6. Kim says:

    Colour Punch reminds me of a Swatch watch I used to have. You could pop out the face and put it on a shirt, etc. The band was huge and made of yellow stretchy fabric (the color of Colour Punch). I should dig up my 750 Swatch pop watches and ebay them. 🙂

  7. Jennifer says:

    I thought this year’s color was green… now I’m seeing Orange everywhere. Not loving it though.

  8. Danielle says:

    I really like Colour Punch, but I didn’t wind up getting it. I haven’t always had the best luck with MAC polishes.
    Danielle recently posted … Julep DD Creme & Concealer

  9. Rachel says:

    I like these! Bright and more affordable than Chanel! And they’ll go with my Neon Orange lipstick!

  10. Debbie says:

    Hey Karen!
    Ke Ai means cute in Mandarin! It’s pronounced “Kuh Aye”
    Love your blog, and read it everyday!

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