Saturday, August 20, 2011

NOTD: MAC Earthly Harmony Nail Lacquer - Love this Taupe!

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Two (2) Coats of MAC Earthly Harmony and One (1) Coat of Seche Vite Top Coat

MAC Earthly Harmony Nail Lacquer

MAC Earthly Harmony was launched with MAC's 2010 Fall "Nail Trend Collection". I just got this awesome polish earlier this week through a swap, and I think it's probably going to become one of my favorite nail polishes that I'll wear frequently. Too bad it's a LE shade that I doubt will be re-promoted. But, who knows.

Earthly Harmony is a neutral taupe-gray with incredibly subtle copper shimmer. I read through a bunch of reviews before I picked up this shade, and many of the reviewers were a little disappointed that the shade in the bottle differs from when it's actually on your nails. As you can see in the above photo, in the bottle the color appears lighter, with an almost greenish/yellow tone and a pretty copper shimmer. Very unique. But, once applied to the nails, the color is a little deeper with no shimmer. Even in bright sunlight, the shimmer is barely noticeable. Bummer.

I love the formula of this shade. I'm not too familiar with MAC polishes, as this is only my second one (my first being "Hangin' Loose") so I'm not sure if the creme finish polishes really differ from shade to shade, but I think the consistency is very ideal. It's not too thick or thin, spreads evenly and is opaque with two coats. I really don't mind having to paint three coats, but it's always a huge plus when a polish only needs two. 

The price is way expensive ($15 for 10ml/0.34 oz) so it's always nice to get the chance to try a MAC nail polish through swaps, blog sales or your local Cosmetic Company Outlet (CCO).

What's your favorite taupe polish? I love OPI Over the Taupe as well.


  1. That is such a gorgeous taupe, you can never get enough of these colours! It looks fab on your nails, and looks like it's the type of taupe that most girls can get away with, i.e. you know how some taupes can make the fingers look pink due to pinky undertones, this doesn't seem that kind. My fave taupe is Stagnate by Illamasqua which is more of an eggplant shade.

  2. Very pretty taupe looks so pretty on you! Such a fun fall shade :)

  3. that color reminds me of opi's you don't know jacques. one of my faves!

  4. Love the color, not such a fan of the price though!

  5. I absolutely love this colour!! So gorgeous :) <3

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  7. This color to me is perfection in a bottle! AH thank you so much, I've been looking for a perfect taupe for the favorite season! :)


  8. WOW that is such a gorgeous colour!

  9. Loving the shade sooo much! I was just looking similar colours on a magazine :) a must-have.