MAC Fashion Sets – Myth nail polish review

Hello Ladies,

One of the first MAC lipsticks I purchased was Myth, this was around the time when a lot of girls were plastering their lips with foundation (I was about 17 at college), and I wanted a nude lipstick.  I wore Myth for ages, I loved the colour but hated the fact that it showed every single teeny tiny crack on your lips.  Anyway…I’ve been wanting to invest in a nude nail polish for several months and when I found out about Myth nail polish I had to have it.  It retails at £9 and for MAC I thought that was reasonable.

As you can see it looks a lovely nude colour in the bottle, however, when I began to apply the polish it looked far more orange.  I also noticed that it streaked when I applied it, and I was left with the brush stroke lines on my nails.  I applied two coats and let them dry, then applied my regular Barry M top coat.  As soon as I applied the top coat, the MAC polish colour lifted on a couple of my nails, and it looked as though I had chipped them. My little finger shows this quite clearly;

As you can see the polish is quite orange, I think this is more noticeable against by tan free skin, and perhaps would look better if I had some false tan on.  As for durability, I didn’t really do much for the two days after applying and it has chipped.  I applied it on Friday and every nail is now chipped. 

I wouldn’t buy this colour again and think there are far nicer shades available, but at least I’ve given it a go.  This experience hasn’t completely put me off, as I would like to buy Impassioned as I love the lipstick.

Have any of you tried the MAC fashion sets nail polish?  How did you find them?

Lauren xo



  1. Katie
    May 22, 2012 / 10:51 pm

    I do love a good nude nail polish! Good find 🙂

    Lady Million

  2. Catrine
    May 23, 2012 / 8:18 am

    i've never tried mac nail polish but if you're looking for a nude i'd say to try honey trap, in the buff, healthy glow or supermodel; all from leighton denny. his polishes rival OPI! have a look on ebay as i'm not sure if all colours will be available on his website. i have links to all the swatches cos i'm a bit of a nude polish addict! xxx

  3. Rachelle
    May 23, 2012 / 3:38 pm

    Wow, I don't miss the Myth lippy days! Looking at pictures of my sixteen year old self, with the intense black eyeliner & "no lips" look I'm grateful I learnt how to actually apply makeup to not look like a heroin addict/polio victim…
    Rachelle xx

  4. by Lauren Jane
    May 24, 2012 / 8:20 am

    It's really bad Katie. I wouldn't waste your money!

  5. by Lauren Jane
    May 24, 2012 / 8:21 am

    Thanks for all these recommendations Catrine!

    Lauren xx

  6. by Lauren Jane
    May 24, 2012 / 8:22 am

    Haha I think everyone sported this look from the emo indie kids to the chavs. Myth isn't a fave now! L xx

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