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MAC Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in Nightfall Review + Photos

Mac has long been known as the queen of department-store beauty, but with new makeup companies like Maybelline, Revlon, and CoverGirl, Mac’s place has long been unstable.

But with its nail lacquers, it won over all of us . . . again.

Creamy black with silver shine, it looked GORGEOUS on Mac’s website, so I figured, see, I deserve a new nail lacquer because . . . It’s March?

I finally convinced myself these were worth the USD$16 dollar price tag because it offered free shipping, and was just so luscious-looking.

Well, voila.

Mac Cosmetics Frost Nail Lacquer in Nightfall

MAC Cosmetics Frost Nail Lacquer in Nightfall

*NOTE: I don’t own this picture! I didn’t have time to upload my version of this nail lacquer, so I posted this from Google Images. I’ll be updating this post with my own pic when I figure out what’s wrong with my camera and laptop’s USB . . . SORRY! No copyright infringement intended to the owner!*

I tried Nightfall at a black-tie event, and it matched perfectly with everything. I think you can have bedhead hair, crazy print clothes, and still look gorgeous with this shade on . . .


Online Rating: 4/5 or 8/10

Personal Rating: 7.5/10

  • Texture

If you were to look at the liquid in its bottle, I think you’d find it thick and luscious-looking, with that gorgeous silver sparkle and the rich creamy black. But to apply it on your nails . . . is a whole different matter.

On my nails, it seems that one coat of Nightfall just isn’t enough . . . The color looks streaky with one swipe, and when it dries, you’ll be left with an interesting look of patchwork nails. So for those gals who are always in a little bit of hurry, you might have to skip over this look because one coat is simply not enough for these.

  • Color

If you’d read the above, you’ll find me gushing about the formal black backdrop and silver sparkles, but as this polish is a tad streaky, I’d advise at least 2 coats.

I’ll update soon with my own pics, but that’s it for now. 🙂

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Maybelline™ Baby Lips SPF20 Lip Balm in Energizing Orange review

Maybelline Baby Lips SPF20 Lip Balm in Energizing Orange

In my first post about Maybelline’s new Baby Lips lip balms, I thought that they were rather greasy + oily. But here’s a more detailed review:

  • Quality:
    Maybelline’s advertised these new lippies with ‘8-hr moisturizing treatment, with visibly renewed lips in 4 weeks.’ Some reviewers online swear they see a difference within seconds of slicking it on, but in my case, I think it has no visible difference. I’ll check again in 4 weeks 😉
  • Flavor + Scent:
    I bought my lip balm in Energizing Orange, and I think I can honestly say that these lippies are beautifully scented and flavored. Energizing Orange gives off a slight, heavenly scent of freshly peeled oranges, and I think there’s a slight orange flavor, too.
  • Price + Availability:
    Around US$3.99
    Available at U.S mass retailers (Walmart, CVS)
    In other countries, try drugstores or convenience stores (7-Eleven, Watsons)
  • Texture + Feel:
    It’s probably just me, but I think that as far as lip balms go, this one is more oily and slick than others. It also dries out very fast, and I have to reapply about every 30 minutes or so, and after eating.
  • Overall Rating: B (8.5 out of 10)
  • This review is based on my own opinion and experiences, and does not mean to be offensive for whatever reasons.

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