The MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection for Fall 2012 includes five MAC Nail Lacquers ($17.50 USD / $21 CAD each), four variations of red plus an online-only glittery gold shade. The nail polishes features limited-edition packaging with a Marilyn Monroe image covering the majority of the bottle. I have the four nail lacquers to show you here, but you can see more photos & information on the full collection here.
Next to the Lipsticks, these Nail Lacquers are probably the only other product in the collection worth checking out (at least from the products I’ve tried). They resemble the lipsticks in that they are different variations of red, so it’s quite easy to find that ‘perfect red’ for you.
Having said that, the price of these polishes seem to just keep increasing every time I see them, so if you’re not checking them out solely to have a keepsake from the Marilyn Monroe collection, then I’d suggest looking for a perfect red elsewhere- there are endless amazing red polishes out there from other brands!
The shades I have include…
- Kid Orange: A coral orange- gorgeous pigmentation and nice texture
- Flaming Rose: One of my favorites from MAC- this creamy pure red shade was almost perfect after just one coat! The best out of the collection.
- Stage Red: A deep, berry red. A little bit more thin and streaky, but has a nice final result.
- Vintage Vamp: A deep, wine shade. Love it for the fall season, but it was the most streakiest in application (even though it did turn out beautiful after 2 coats)
All of these polishes are Cream finishes, which are usually quite hit-or-miss from MAC. I found Kid Orange and Flaming Rose to be spectacular, while Stage Red and Vintage Vamp were a little thin and streaky. After 2 coats, all of the polishes looked fantastic though.
- Price: $17.50 USD / $21 CAD for 0.34oz / 10mL
- Availability: MAC
- Selection: See the full collection here
- Overall: These polishes are pretty great- after 2 coats, they all looked fabulous, pigmented and creamy. I’m not a fan that the black packaging is covering the majority of bottle, it makes it harder to see what color it is. With the increasing price, I feel like its unnecessary to buy them for any other reason than you simply want to have a piece from the collection. There are countless amazing red polishes out there at much lower price points.
- Rating: B+