Thursday, December 9th, 2010

NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish
NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish

NARS Holiday 2010: Bad Influence

NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish ($16.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) is a mushroom brown. It is one of two limited edition nail polishes from NARS for the holidays (the other being Pokerface). I have heard others compare this shade to Chanel Particuliere, but I find Particuliere grayer and less brown (I don’t comparison swatches, because I gave mine away). The are definitely similar, more so in natural lighting, perhaps 90% similarity. I only needed two coats to get creamy, opaque color.

I’ve had good luck with NARS polish in terms of wear–about a week with just minor tip wear but no chipping. Bad Influence wasn’t too thick or thin (but it is on the thinner side), and I didn’t experience any bubbling.

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: If Particuliere wasn’t in your budget, NARS is a good alternative that’ll save you a few bucks.


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NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish
NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish

NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish
NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish

NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish
NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish

NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish
NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish

NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish
NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish

NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish
NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Bad Influence? How much is it?

NARS, $16.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

Chanel Particuliere.

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26 thoughts on “NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Jasmeet

    Hiya I LOVE LOVE LOVE Temptalia!!! An amazing site!!

    Just a quick question….is this colour quite similar to OPI Over the Taupe nail polish?

    Many thanks


  2. natalia

    Pretty. It looks a little like Milani Teddy Bare.

  3. Hi Christine! Does this polish look like Chanel Particuliere?? If not, then I’m definitely getting Bad Influence. If too close I won’t. Or are they very different?

  4. Iren

    Both Bad Influence and Particuliere are similar with Eyeko Posh Polish, which is much cheaper and wears wonderfully :)

  5. SheenaF

    I thought this was similar to OPI’s You Don’t Know Jacques. But i think this color leans more onthe warmer side and YDKJ looks like a slightly grayish brown. It’s pretty though! I’ve been searching for a good chocolate brown shade :)

  6. Erin

    Looks kind of like the Sephora/OPI “Under my Trench Coat,” although UMTC is a little pearly.

  7. Megan

    It looks like Mink Muffs by Essie. $7.50 > $16.00! Some of these nail polish prices are crazy, especially for somewho changes colors twice a week at times!

  8. asha

    that looks really pretty..

  9. asha

    really pretty..

  10. Kris Cameron

    Looks like its in the middle between particuliere and china glaze ingrid but without the bit of sparkle that CG’s ingrid has…

  11. Ohh, I like! It looks like coffee with cream.. Yum!

  12. Karen

    Gorgeous color! And you have such pretty nails!

  13. I really like this color. The Chanel Particuliere is double the price.

  14. Abril

    Whooaaa! Looks exactly like Particuliere!!

  15. Samantha

    The colour in the bottle was a little boring to me but on the nails it looks so pretty!

  16. Marie

    I like the color itself, but as a nail polish it would look absolutely horrible on me. I’ll pass. :/

    • cmferrets

      ive noticed that with other brands they have been putting out alot of dupes to higher brand names. here are some from my personal stash.
      for chanel particulare = hard candy mushroom,essie mink muffs, essie hot coco, opi you dont know jasques.
      for chanel paradoxal = revlon perplex.
      for chanel riva = hard candy sky
      for mac peppermint patti = revlon minted.
      for mac mean and green = hard candy beetle.
      for china glaze party hearty = milani GEMS (not exact dupe, but close enough with all the diff glitters, has less red glitters. )

  17. Kim

    I have it and I absolutely love it!

  18. Wow, what a beautiful colour!!!!

  19. D

    looks like the color of sorry for saying that but its true.i wouldnt ever wear that color on my tips or toes nor would i ever recommend anyone else wear such a color on their finger nails.Sorry Nars.BTW im a massive Nars fan but this is a major misss for me.