MAC – Submerged Nail Lacquer (LE), Alluring Aquatic Collection Summer 2014

 

MAC Submerged with box & title

 

There is just that extra special something about the MAC Summer collections, that I happen to personally look forward to all year; it could be partly due to the fact that I am myself a Summer baby, but it’s more like the brand puts their most creative thinking into this one particular seasonal launch. This year’s version, Alluring Aquatic Summer 2014, is no exception to that and if anything, I can truthfully say that MAC exceeded even my high expectations. Starting from the theme – water – the product exteriors (raised water droplets on turquoise packaging. TURQUOISE), to the colours themselves, I was powerless to resist picking up several items … powerless, I tell you.

Sadly, this collection is pretty much sold out online, but you can still find several items at certain stores … if you’re willing to do a little hunting.

 

MAC Submerged box

MAC Submerged Nail Lacquer – Alluring Aquatic Collection Summer 2014

 

MAC Submerged label

MAC Submerged Nail Lacquer – Alluring Aquatic Collection Summer 2014

MAC Submerged 1

MAC Submerged Nail Lacquer – Alluring Aquatic Collection Summer 2014

 

MAC Submerged

Submerged Nail Lacquer (CAN $21.00) – Of the 3 nail lacquers released with this collection, the only one that spoke to me was Submerged, an aqua/teal multi chrome polish with colour shifts of royal blue, violet, and lavender. The consistency is incredibly easy flowing and leaves no visible brush strokes, falling in a self-levelling way and leaving behind a brilliant finish. Interestingly enough, the first coat appeared somewhat thin but becomes completely opaque by the second coat, sort of optical illusion-like. In shaded/darker light, the primary shade is teal – which is gorgeous in its own right, but it’s in sunlight that you can clearly see the rainbow flashes. BONUS: non-staining upon removal. Coats applied: 2, plus top coat

Can we also take a minute to admire the raised water droplets on the aqua metallic cap? Have you EVER seen anything so fabulous?!

 

MAC Submerged 2

MAC Submerged Nail Lacquer – Alluring Aquatic Collection Summer 2014

 

MAC Submerged cap

MAC Submerged Nail Lacquer – Alluring Aquatic Collection Summer 2014

 

MAC Submerged cap 2

MAC Submerged Nail Lacquer – Alluring Aquatic Collection Summer 2014

 

MAC Submerged swatch

MAC Submerged Nail Lacquer – Alluring Aquatic Collection Summer 2014

 

MAC Submerged swatch 2

MAC Submerged Nail Lacquer – Alluring Aquatic Collection Summer 2014

 

MAC Submerged swatch 3

MAC Submerged Nail Lacquer – Alluring Aquatic Collection Summer 2014

 

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MAC Submerged Nail Lacquer – Alluring Aquatic Collection Summer 2014

 

Ordinarily, I’d have a hard time shelling out CAN $21.00 for a MAC polish, but I did so without a trace of hesitation for Submerged – and with zero regrets, at that. In all likelihood, I already own several lacquers that undoubtedly come close to this shade (I haven’t gone comparison hunting yet, but I intend to), which also means that if you missed out on this lovely, you may still be able to duplicate it with other brands. Still, if you happen to cross paths with any pieces from this collection, you’d be well advised to jump all over them. Just saying.

Product was purchased by me.

 

MAC Submerged closer