I can’t decide if the new candy-colored MAC Beth Ditto Nail Lacquers ($16 each) remind me more of Starbursts or Jordan Almonds…but Nocturnelle, the black crÃ¨me, has to be licorice.
The lot of ‘em (all limited edition) had me craving candy and humming happy tunes all afternoon.
I applied three coats of three of them, the brighter ones — Near Beth Experience (the light yellow crÃ¨me), Life and Beth (the milky peach crÃ¨me) and Vagabondage (the mid-tone lavender crÃ¨me) — and two coats of Nocturnelle.
Is it just me, or do these remind you of candy…?
And they’re not half bad as nail lacquers, either. I think MAC’s stepped up their nail polish game over the past few years. I used to have big issues back in the day with their durability, and with their finishes falling a little flat, but these high-shine shades here would probably shine just fine without a top coat.
They also seem to be getting more durable. With MAC’s more recent shades, when I wear them with a good base coat, I can usually get at least 6-7 days before chipping; if I add a top coat, that tacks on a couple more days.
MAC Beth Ditto Nail Lacquer swatches from the left: Nocturnelle, Vagabondage, Near Beth Experience and Life and Beth
The MAC Beth Ditto Collection Nail Lacquers
- All four of these have a pretty thick consistency.
- The three pastels apply a little streaky. Starting with a base coat helps, as does applying a third layer.
- I hope MAC considers going with a different brush in the future, because I have a hard time getting a crisp edge at the base of my nail with this one. I can usually freehand a sharp edge with most nail polishes, but not with these.
Seeing the group of these together is giving me ideas for a new multi-colored mani.
Truth be told, though, I think all of these are pretty dupe-able for less than $16 each.
PRICE: $16 each
AVAILABILITY: Available online now at maccosmetics.com, and coming to North American MAC counters and stores June 7; internationally, later this month
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,