Product Type: MAC makeup
Newest Review: ... pinks to metallics and oranges to purples. I chose Near Beth Experience which is a gorgeous yellow shade. They each come with a cute an... more
My Near Beth Experience!!
MAC Nail Lacquer
Member Name: sparkle1004
MAC Nail Lacquer
Advantages: Gives a lovely colour with long lasting results
Disadvantages: Two coats are needed
I love nail polishes and I already have more than I could ever possibly need but that doesn't stop wanting more! Everytime I see a pretty shade, I have to have it... Even if I already have one which is remarkably similar!! And this is what happened when I laid eyes on the Near Beth Experience Nail Laquer by Mac.
What does the product do?
The product promises to cover your nails with glossy, long lasting colour that won't chip or streak. It also contains conditioners which strengthen and nourish the nails, as well as UV protection to protect the nails from sun damage.
The polish comes in plenty of different shades so they should be something to keep everyone happy. I personally want nearly all of them. The colours range from pinks to metallics and oranges to purples. I chose Near Beth Experience which is a gorgeous yellow shade. They each come with a cute and quirky name such as Midnight Tryst, Spirit of Truth, Faint of Heart and the randomly named Vagabondage!! The colours come with three different finishes which are creme, frost and pearl, so you can chose the look you like the best.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a glass pot which is transparant and you can see the colour clearly inside so you know exactly what you are getting. It has a block black screw top lid and the wand is attached to the lid in the usual way. The packaging is minimalist but cute and I think they look quite collectable. Each polish will cost you around £10 and it can be bought from any store which has a Mac counter such as Boots and Debenhams, and also from a range of online websites.
Application and Performance
There is nothing special about the brush for this polish. It is just black with bristles that are soft and average in length. The consistency of the polish is quite thick and creamy. It is runny enough for you to apply the product evenly but not so runny that you lose control of it. The polish is simple to apply and you can cover the whole nail with three strokes. The colour goes onto the nail evenly and gives a fairly good coverage. I need to apply two coats in order to achieve the colour that you can see in the pot. The colour is gorgeous and Near Beth Experience comes out as a creamy custard colour that is very eye catching and different. The polish dries completely within about five minutes.
The polish has a beautifully glossy finish. Mine stayed chip free for about three days, even though I was doing jobs around the house so this is pretty good going in my opinion. When it comes to the time for the polish to be removed, I can easily remove it with my usual nail polish remover and it doesn't stain my nail underneath. My nails don't seem to be 'conditioned' by the nail polish as promised but they aren't weak or brittle so that's a positive.
All in all, this is a really good polish with a beautiful colour and a glossy finish. It's easy to apply and long lasting, and remained cheap free for quite a few days. It is easily removed and doesn't stain the nails so it's worth every penny in my opinion. I can't wait to buy my next shade!! I'm knocking one star off for the fact that more than one coat is required but it's not a big problem!
Summary: A great nail polish which is available in plenty of shades