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 crème, 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 crème), Life and Beth (the milky peach crème) and Vagabondage (the mid-tone lavender crème) — 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,