MAC Cosmetics’ Venomous Villains Collection includes three unique nail polish shades with multi-changing pearl hues. All three are found in the Maleficent group of the Venomous Villains Disney Collection. I hate to say it since I am usually a big fan of MAC nail polish, but I’m not real keen on these. The lacquers go on very sheer and don’t really seem to look right until three coats are applied. I suppose that is mainly due to the multi-changing pearl effect. That effect is interesting, but I can’t say that I personally care for it all that much. But of course others may love this sort of look.
Below are swatches of the three MAC nail polish shades:
My favorite of the three is the shade Formidable, which is described as a teal green with pink multi-changing pearl, but it really looks mostly purple. It was the only one of the three that covered OK in two coats and I liked it mainly because it is an attractive shade that looks more normal.
Next is Bad Fairy, which is described as red with red pearl, but it looks more copper in color. This one probably needed more than two coats to look right I also generally liked this shade, but I don’t want to have to apply three coats.
Last is Mean and Green. I’m not really a fan of this shade at all. The changing hue looks a bit off to me and the shade took three coats to even come close to looking right. Heck, it still looks pretty sheer in the picture with three coats on. Now, I know that some folks like sheer polish, and that is fine, but this one really doesn’t look good sheer in my opinion. One note though, the changing color effect does show better in real life than it does in photos, so the polish looks slightly better in reality than as reflected in the swatch photo.
The MAC Venomous Villains Collection, featuring four Disney characters will be available beginning September 30, 2010 and will run through October. To see my previous swatches and photos of the makeup collection look here: MAC Venomous Villains Swatches.
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