Dark + Twisted: MAC Brooke Candy nail lacquers

MAC TITLE When I got the email about MAC’s new collab with Brooke Candy, I didn’t even give it a second thought. I always look forward to MAC collaborations, but since I had no clue who Brooke Candy is, I didn’t really bother reading about the product line up.

Anyways, last week I ended up receiving the two nail polishes from the collection, so I did my research into the other items and who exactly she is.  Turns out Brooke Candy is a “fiercely independent digital sensation”, meaning she’s a signer and rapper, not yet signed to a music label, although many people have wanted her. She’s also the daughter of the CFO of Hustler magazine and did an internship with celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe. According to Wikipedia, she’s best known for sporting metallic bikinis and pink cornrows, Candy has been compared to Gwen Stefani, Lady Gaga, CupcakKe and Nicki Minaj.

Brooke Candy MAC collection

Based on the packaging from the collection (metallic grey with matte black splashes of paint), this collection leans more towards Kat Von D than Nicki Minaj. Same with the assortment of products.  Although there’s lipsticks, lipliners, Vamplify lip lacquers, a bronzing powder, Studio Eye Glosses, and more, there are two shades of MAC Studio Nail Lacquers (C$15.50 each).


Madame Candy is a nude cream shade, which is quite sheer when applied. I had to use three coats to get it opaque, and although it’s just a nude, it’s one of those everyday you-can-wear-it-with-anything kind of colours.  It pretty much matches my skin tone since I am quite fair, so it’s not a stand out to me.

Black Stallion is a midnight purple in a cream formulation. At first glance, in the bottle this looks like a black, however it applied like a deep purple. They were probably following the same lines as the Till Death Do Us Part Vamplify lipstick (an intense dark purple) and Witching Hour lipstick (a rich purple matte). I had to use three coats to get this looking opaque, and even then I feel like I could have done a fourth coat. Aside from it’s thin consistency, it is a really pretty colour, and if you had to choose between the two shades, I would go with this one hands down.

Madame Candy swatch Brooke Candy Black Stallion

This was my first foray into MAC Studio Nail Lacquers. I’ve (surprisingly) never tried them out. The colour did go on quite glossy and was fast drying. The colours in this range aren’t that stellar, and to be honest, would be better suited as a fall collection as opposed to a spring one (although deep purple is still in for this season).

The MAC Brooke Candy collection launches in North American stores on May 5, 2016 and online April 28, 2016.

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Will you be picking anything up from the MAC Brooke Candy collection?

Please note, I was sent these products from PR. All opinions are my own.

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