Saturday, August 6th, 2011

NARS Galion Nail Lacquer
NARS Galion Nail Lacquer

NARS Fall 2011: Galion Nail Lacquer

NARS Galion Nail Lacquer ($17.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “stormy grey.” It’s a rich, creamy navy-tinged, blackened gray. I achieved opaque color in just two coats, and there was no streaking, bubbling, or difficulty in applying the shade onto my nails. The formula flowed evenly without being too thick or thin. This shade looks really crisp on the nails, and despite my nails being too long, it still seems to work on me.  I typically get a week of wear with NARS’ nail polishes.

It’s a little bluer-based (but still very similar) to China Glaze Concrete Catwalk. The way it looks is reminiscent of Zoya Kelly, but they are not dupes–Kelly is much lighter but of the same hue.

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This is a very appropriate shade for fall, and it will work well in winter, too. It's such a deep, dark gray without looking black.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
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NARS Galion Nail Lacquer
NARS Galion Nail Lacquer

NARS Galion Nail Lacquer
NARS Galion Nail Lacquer

NARS Galion Nail Lacquer
NARS Galion Nail Lacquer

NARS Galion Nail Lacquer
NARS Galion Nail Lacquer

NARS Galion Nail Lacquer
NARS Galion Nail Lacquer

NARS Galion Nail Lacquer
NARS Galion Nail Lacquer

NARS Galion Nail Lacquer
NARS Galion Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Galion? How much is it?

NARS, $17

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

It's a little bluer-based (but still very similar) to China Glaze Concrete Catwalk. The way it looks is reminiscent of Zoya Kelly, but they are not dupes--Kelly is much lighter but of the same hue.

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13 thoughts on “NARS Galion Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. love it’s! such a dark grey colour is quite rare, if you ask me!

  2. OMG! I love super dark grays… Nails Inc. Berkeley Square is one of my favorites, and this one is beautiful too! I don’t think I’m going to buy Galion because I already have ChG Concrete Catwalk, but it’s still beautiful!

  3. Fey

    Delicious gray. Mmmmmmm.

  4. This is such a neat grey. I love that it’s an unexpected way to do a vampy fall nail.

  5. aida

    It is very similar in colour to Dior Perfecto, I love grays so I bought the Dior one and when I was about to get this I realised that they are very similar, I have no idea if they are actually dupes but nearly.

  6. Liz

    This looks very similar to ULTA nail color in total eclipse.

  7. Angelcat47

    I love gray polishes but the navy edge it has really makes it different.

  8. ak

    In the flash it looks like a black that’s only slightly flattened out by a touch of gray.

  9. Tekoa

    I didn’t get Galion yesterday when I saw it at Sephora. It seemed similar to Concrete Catwalk which I had on my shelf at home. Good to have that hypothesis confirmed.

  10. Friend of mine gave this to me and I am in love with it!!!!