Thursday, April 26th, 2012

NARS Amchoor Nail Lacquer
NARS Amchoor Nail Lacquer

NARS Amchoor Nail Lacquer

NARS Amchoor Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright yellow.” It is definitely that! It’s a bright, sunshine yellow, so it has slight golden orange undertones. It’s lighter and more opaque compared to MAC Al Fredo. It’s similar in color but more opaque compared to Deborah Lippmann Yellow Brick Road. Rescue Beauty Lounge Yellow Fever is the closest I could find, though it has faint gold shimmer and is a smidgen lighter.  This kind of color just screams summer to me.  I think it could be really cute on toes whenever sandal weather happens in your part of the world!

It’s opaque after two coats, and for a yellow, it’s actually really good–but being that it is a yellow, there is some streaking, especially in the first coat. The second coat covers the majority of it, but a third coat would probably be best here. Luckily, the consistency isn’t too thick or too thin, so a third coat wouldn’t compromise the wear as a result of thicker layers.  Aside from streaking, it didn’t pool or bubble during application, and the second coat went on fairly fluidly compared to the initial coat.  I typically get a week of wear with minor tip wear but no chipping with NARS’ lacquer formula.

The Glossover

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Amchoor

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It's opaque after two coats, and for a yellow, it's actually really good--but being that it is a yellow, there is some streaking, especially in the first coat. The second coat covers the majority of it, but a third coat would probably be best here.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4/5

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NARS Amchoor Nail Lacquer
NARS Amchoor Nail Lacquer

NARS Amchoor Nail Lacquer
NARS Amchoor Nail Lacquer

NARS Amchoor Nail Lacquer
NARS Amchoor Nail Lacquer

NARS Amchoor Nail Lacquer
NARS Amchoor Nail Lacquer

NARS Amchoor Nail Lacquer
NARS Amchoor Nail Lacquer

NARS Amchoor Nail Lacquer
NARS Amchoor Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $18.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

It's lighter and more opaque compared to MAC Al Fredo. It's similar in color but more opaque compared to Deborah Lippmann Yellow Brick Road. Rescue Beauty Lounge Yellow Fever is the closest I could find, though it has faint gold shimmer and is a smidgen lighter.

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12 thoughts on “NARS Amchoor Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Definitely bright, absolutely love it, it’s perfect for summer!

  2. I’m not even a fan of yellow polishes, but I still feel an urge to buy this. I could do a swirly mani with hot pink.

  3. Very bright! And looks pretty solid as well, like it would stay on well.

  4. This looks a lot like a slightly darker version of Chanel Mimosa. Very pretty!

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of AmyEm Amy EM

    I like the new Glossover format :)

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kafka Kafka

     I wish I could pull this off, even if just on my toes. Alas, I don’t let myself get tanned during summer; the occasional forays out into Houston’s 115+ degree heat just turns my olive skin into a charming sallow shade of malaria yellow-brown. I think this colour would just accentuate all that.  Oh well, more money saved. I can’t wait for the review of the orchid purple one.

  7. NatalieBasurto

    lime greens often stain my nails so i’m wondering if yellow does for anyone?

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Swathi swathinarumanchi

    I am not sure if that’s why they named it but in India, in Hindi language, Amchoor means dried mango !

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Marie Marie

       @swathinarumanchi All polishes from the Thakoon collections have indian names, related to spices. The other polishes are called Koliary, Kutki, Lal Mirchi, Anardana, and Ratin Jot.

  9. elle

    YAY now I can get this one instead of Chanel Mimosa! I don’t mind saving $7 plus I like this yellow better.

  10. IlariaDiva

    So pretty! But I already have a yellow polish which I don’t even use too often so I guess I’ll skip this one. I like yellow but it doesn’t look too good on me – I’m blonde with brown eyes and very fair skin. I get slightly tanned in summer, so this is one of those colors that never looks very appropriate on me – but I wear it anyway. :)