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MAC Style Black Nail Lacquer Swatches & Review

By on October 22, 2009
in Fall 2009, Glitter, Green, MAC, Purple with 27 Comments
I’ve long said that in regards to polish MAC does dark and glittery colors best. Vin Goth, one of my all time fave shades, is a perfect example. The recently launched Style Black collection is the ideal vehicle to showcase their lacquer strong suit. With black makeup, including the hard-to-pull-off black lipstick, making a huge statement this season the dark polishes in this collection are an ideal compliment. Check them out after the jump!


The Style Black collection three Nail Lacquer shades include new hues Baby Goth Girl and Seriously Hip and repromote Nocturnelle. Nocturnelle was originally released in 2006 in the collection of the same name and then reproduced for Smoke Signals (click to view) in 2007 which is when I reviewed it.

Both of the new polishes applied very well. I was impressed with the pigmentation and flow of the formula. What’s really cool about these is that rather than use traditional glitter it’s more irregular shaped like flakes. I know flakies have been a big hit with the nail board community and it seems they’re transitioning into mainstream brands this season.

Seriously Hip is a blackened gold-green that reminds me of kelp. It’s a little dirty and rough feeling with the gold flakes adding a subtle glitz. I’m a sucker for anything that even remotely leans green so I’m all about it.
Baby Goth Girl is a deep red plum peppered with copper flakes, a very fun combo. My only disappointment is that the pops of copper aren’t as prevalent on the nail as they are in the bottle.
I’m amazed that the Style Black polishes haven’t sold out yet. Normally these types of colors fly off the website in days. So if these are must haves for your collection, snag them now at MAC counters nationwide and online at MACCosmetics.com. MAC Nail Lacquers retail for $10/ea.

How many of you have already picked up the Style Black lacquers? If you haven’t, did these pics cause you to reconsider? What are your favorite MAC polish shades?

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  1. Pumps and Gloss says:

    I got Baby Goth Girl and I cannot wait to wear it…woohoo!!

  2. Nail Fanatic says:

    I got those two too. Can't wait to try them on. I'm surprised they're not sold out online either. Because when I went to stores to get it they were all sold out but Nordstrom had the last two bottles.

  3. stubby says:

    I got them both about 2 weeks ago. I really like them. Especially the green. They wear very well, a little dull, but they wore well.

    Does anyone have a recommendation for a SUPER shiny top coat? I've noticed that Seche Vite dulls my nails. At first coat it's mega shine but the next day almost slightly matted. Any recommendations are GREATLY appreciated.

  4. T.R. says:

    I have Baby Goth and I might go back for the goldie one. Hmmm in my area the Baby Goth has sold out. Probably more recession and wondering if there are dupes out there that can compensate. I've heard a few people say that's why they haven't gotten it.

  5. Duffi McDermott says:

    After stalking it for a while, I finally bought Seriously Hip. I love it, it is as you say Michelle, greeeeeen. And a little dirty. I love it. Thought MAC chips on my like @#$%, I still adore this color.

  6. Tavia says:

    I really don't like these shades, I don't find them interesting at all I prefer using classical black nail polish than wearing those.

  7. Jenn says:

    LOVE the green – reminiscent of the one that got away: OPI's at your quebec and call. It's like an amped up dirty martini from ji baek's line!

  8. keerthamina says:

    seriously hip looks amazing on you! a great pop against your skin tone. since i'm not a diehard green girl, i'm hoping chg wagon trail (which i already own) is close enough that i can get by without spending the money on this one… but at the same time, i waaaant it! hahaha

  9. candita says:

    Was perusing the MAC counter the other day and got Seriously Hip…. LOVE IT!!

  10. Lucy says:

    I haven't bought Seriously Hip because so many have said it's an almost dupe for Wagon Trail by China Glaze. Is it really a dupe. I haven't seen a side by side comparison. Baby Goth is very disappointing because that copper doesn't show up well.

  11. Beauty Shed says:

    wow really unusual shades for mac loving the greenish tone !

  12. Faye says:

    lol like everyone else here I got Baby Goth Girl too! I love it so so much and think I need to go back for the gold one!

  13. igswonderworld says:

    I purchased Baby Goth Girl and I'm equally disappointed that those copper flakes do not show more. But in general the quality of this polish is amazing! Much better than the other MAC polishes I own and I own some! I might go back to get Seriously Hip but I'm afraid it will be sold out since I purchased the last bottle of Baby Goth Girl in my local MAC store.

  14. Jin says:

    Most of the Style Black series have sold out in where I live. I only managed to get Seriously Hip. I'm wearing it this week with heaps if nail art. I've had it on for 6 days now and it's still as good as new!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Pretty. Love the green one. Maybe I will finally have to buy a MAC polish.

  16. Appy says:

    I think I saw Seriously Hip on a comedian who was on Chelsea Lately the other night – I saw her nails and was dying to find the color so I could get it. So want it!

  17. Ayrton says:

    Ummmm looks soooo nice love this kinda stuff.

  18. Laura says:

    What great colors! I might take the plunge!

  19. thaydizzle says:

    I'm quite in love with the green!

  20. PerryPie says:

    I can't tell if I like Seriously Hip because I think it's nice or just because I'm a sucker for anything green.

  21. Jessica says:

    I've heard mixed reviews on BGG, but might have to venture out to see that green in person. As always, lovely pics!

  22. Marsha says:

    Seriously Hip looks very tempting! Gorgeous photos as usual :)

  23. Susan says:

    I didn't know seriously hip looked so lush, I really love the look but my fave is still Baby Goth girl, I'm so ready for this shipment to get here!

  24. Beana says:

    I have got to stop looking at these because I'll go out and buy them!

  25. evergreen says:

    Baby Goth Girl is amazing.

  26. Allison M. says:

    seriously hip looks awesome. I can see myself wearing that with some faux leather leggings.

    (If they at all looked good on me.)

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