Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer
NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer

NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer

NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “mandarin red.” It’s a vibrant, medium-dark orange-red with a cream finish. It’s more orange than red, but it has enough red in it to give it that really deep, intense coloring without looking burnt. MAC Kid Orange is very similar, perhaps a smidgen redder. MAC Morange is more orange. MAC Oriele Orange is a little more burnt looking. Essie Braziliant is redder. Essie Meet Me at Sunset is much redder. Essie Vermillionaire is significantly more orange and lighter.

It’s really rich in color payoff, so it’s opaque in two coats easily, but it’s almost opaque in one. The consistency was excellent; not too thick or too thin, so it applied beautifully, evenly, and fluidly. There was no bubbling, pooling, or streaking during application.  I typically get a week of wear with minor tip wear but no chipping with NARS’ lacquer formula. This was one of the best shades out of the NARS and Thakoon collection–it is exclusive to NARS’ website and their boutique.

The Glossover

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product

Lal Mirchi

A+
This was one of the best shades out of the NARS and Thakoon collection--it is exclusive to NARS' website and their boutique. It appears to be one of the more dupeable shades in the collection, though.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer
NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer

NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer
NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer

NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer
NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer

NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer
NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer

NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer
NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer

NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer
NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

NARS, $18.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

MAC Kid Orange is very similar, perhaps a smidgen redder. MAC Morange is more orange. Essie Braziliant is redder. Essie Meet Me at Sunset is much redder. Essie Vermillionaire is significantly more orange and lighter.

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19 thoughts on “NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Monica

    lol Love how Nars uses Hindi names for some of their products. Lal Mirchi in hindi means, Red Pepper. very fitting! Lovely color.

  2. nina

    Nars.com isnt selling this color… neither is sephora… the other 5 colors are available both places though :(

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

    *small whimper*  *strokes screen*   I love you, NARS.   Just out of curiosity, what would you prefer to see in the packaging in order for it to get a 5/5?   

    •  @Kafka More ergonomic handle – the rubberized cap is appreciated, but the square handle is less comfortable to hold!

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

         @Christine (Temptalia) Got it. I agree, the handle isn’t the easiest. I have tiny hands and find it a bit unwieldy, too, when turning it around.
         

        •  @Kafka I have larger hands (mostly longer fingers – I’d like to believe it was from all the piano playing in my youth), and even I find it a bit bulky.  It looks nice visually but not as functional.  But I’m not keen on Chanel, Dior, etc. where the outer cap pops off and you have a smaller handle to hold either!  SpaRitual has a really nice handle – curved, not too big or too small, and rubberized.

  4. This is a great colour! x

  5. CiaraAinsleyFears

    Wow! That is an amazing color. How well does it match up with NARS Heatwave lipstick? I guess I have lipstick/nail polish matching fever from that MAC collection!

    •  @CiaraAinsleyFears I don’t think I have Heatwave, but it seems like it would be close!

    • eejster

       @CiaraAinsleyFears I broke down and bought this thinking it would be a match for Heat Wave, and they do look pretty good together.  Essie’s clambake is extremely close but is just a touch more orange/bright and has more of a jelly finish.  I was hoping the NARS would provide more opaque coverage, and it does.

  6. blahitslizz

    this looks like a perfect shade for the summer :D tho, I can’t see myself buying it since it is $18.00… I’ll have to check out the Essie colors you listed as dupes

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Meha Meha

    Thakoon, the fashion designer, who inspired the collection is Thai in origin … I’m thinking names are Hindi in origin because of similar spices used in indian and Thai cooking! Lovely color tho.