MAC Vivid Effect Nail Polish Swatches and Review – Reel Sexy

Lately I’ve been staying away from MAC polishes… I remember not too long ago when they were pretty affordable, especially as far as department store brand polishes go…. it seems like the pricing on this product goes up as fast as gas prices lately.

With the recent launch of the Reel Sexy Collection we saw three new shades – In the Dark…Purple, Screening Room, and Vivid Effect. Only one shade caught my eye enough to warrant the purchase – Vivid Effect!

What the MAC website has to say about Nail Lacquer:

Revolutionary new high gloss formula. Three long-wearing finishes – Cream, Sheer, and Frosted. Visibly different. Provides no-streak/no-chip finish. Contains conditioners and UV protection. Go hi-lacquer!

10 ml / 0.34 US fl oz

Vivid Effect (vivid orange coral) is like a hot pink mixed with neon orange shade. Sometimes I think it’s more orange, sometimes I think it’s a reddened hot pink. Such an interesting and on trend shade! I thought that this applied rather nicely and was opaque in two coats (as shown above).

It’s true that the shade is not unique, and it’s likely if you’ve been buying up collections from ANY brand this season that you have something similar. If not, it’s a nice one to try and get your hands on!

MAC Lipsticks retail for $16.00 each and are available at your local MAC counter or store, as well as at

For more information, please see the Official Press Release.

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