Wednesday, May 5, 2010

MAC Prêt-à-Papier Nail Lacquers

The MAC Prêt-à-Papier collection features two lacquers, one is a light brown with a teensy amount of shimmer, the other a fairly standard bronzish metallic shimmer. I found this less boring than the other collections lately. For some reason I am really taken with the brown paper bag color of the light brown, called, of course "Brown Bag". Somehow it strikes me as very stylish. So I got it and I like it. It feels very au courant as MAC says. Though frankly even thinking the words au courant makes me feel like such an asshole.

I didn't bother with the bronze lacquer, called Originality, as it isn't. At all. In fact they seem to forget MAC Mercenary, released just last year, is very like it!! Did someone get amnesia? I mean they aren't exact dupes but come on.

MAC Brown Bag. Actually not too wildly different from Essie Uptown Taupe, if you have that. Brown Bag is warmer than Uptown Taupe though, and UT has a silver shimmer not a goldish one. So they are like cold/warm sisters.:
MAC Brown Bag

14 comments:

  1. I love that color!! Thanks for creating a lemming!! :-) Beautiful on you.

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  2. I love it but I know it would look really bad on me. Great pics thanks!

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  3. I like the shimmer in brown bag, but I could never wear this color!

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  4. I am soooo on the fence about this polish. I tend to love browns and beiges a lot, but most of them clash with my coloring. Have to try these at the counter first!

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  5. That's a nice, subdued colour, but I can't wear it because it's one of those hues that looks like too much of a Band-Aid on me.

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  6. I loved this color when I saw the swatch you posted, but wasn't sure if it would work for me. I ended up picking it up (along with Blue India - my first two MAC polishes ever) and I really liked it. It is subtle, but lovely.

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  7. MAC has made so many similar browns... and that one looks like poo. :)

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  8. I like it , its interesting and unexpected.

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  10. OOOOhhhh, this color is very reminiscent of something. On the positive side you have great photos and nails! I love all your pictures!

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    That's a nice, subdued colour, but I can't wear it because it's one of those hues that looks like too much of a Band-Aid on me.

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  12. I love those brownish colors.. on other peoples nails, no mine. As a pale swede, Itlooks like a bandaid or just as a failed skin transplant. I wish it would look as great on meas it does on you :)

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  13. omg! I just adore this caramel colour!

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