The MAC Venomous Villains release includes three new nail lacquers in the Maleficent collection.

These are glittery duochrome colors, really cool looking, but two we have seen before…

I do wish MAC had designed these bottles with Maleficent on them because it would have made them more special, and I bet more people would have bought them who already had the dupes.

The formula was pretty good. I did need three coats for all for maximum coverage. Tip: Don’t forget to wrap your nails when painting with these because as you can see from my Mean & Green swatch, I didn’t and it’s REALLY obvious!


Mean & Green

Mean & Green is a deep purple duochrome. It’s a really cool color but basically a dupe for Orly Space Cadet.


Orly Space Cadet


Bad Fairy

Bad Fairy is the only one of these that I didn’t have at least one dupe for. It’s a pink duochrome with heavy flashes of red. Despite the fact that it was the most unique color, it was my least favorite.


Formidable!

Formidable! is a deep purple/brown/green duochrome. This one is not only a dupe for Orly Galaxy Girl but also pretty much a dupe for Duri Kingdom Of Shadows as well. Duri’s might be a little darker and slightly more purple/brown on the nail, but for all intents and purposes they are all the same. Gorgeous, but now I have three colors like this. 🙂


Orly Galaxy Girl


Duri Kingdom Of Shadows

Overall:

I think these are really cool, but I do wish the bottles were different than the standard bottle, and the colors were more unique. If I had to pick these or Orly, I would go with Orly simply because I love Orly’s formula, their caps and their bottle design.

Right now all of these are sold out on MAC’s website, but you might want to check your local stores/counters or Nordstrom/Macy’s.

What do you think about these? Did you pick any of them up?

-VV

Written by Kelly
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