Friday, April 5th, 2013

NARS Madness Nail Polish
NARS Madness Nail Polish

NARS Madness Nail Polish ($19.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as an “electric orange.” It’s a brightened, medium orange with a jelly finish–it has a squishy, slightly translucent quality to the way it looks and applies that is very true to the jelly finish. NARS TV Party is darker and a true cream. Illamasqua Gamma is a bit brighter and also a true cream.

It has semi-opaque color payoff after two coats, and the opacity was consistent of what is expected of a jelly finish (and part of what makes a jelly, well, a jelly!). It has a thicker, squishy look that gives it a plushness. Madness actually looks like candy corn on my longer nails, because the white tips turn to a lighter, more tangerine orange, while the rest of the nail is a deeper orange!   The consistency is on the thicker side (but normal for a jelly), and it flowed well across the nail without bubbling, streaking, or pooling along the edges. NARS’ formula wears very well on me, as it is one of the longer-wearing formulas I’ve come across, and I get a full seven days of wear with very minor tip wear but no chipping.

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I don't think I've come across an orange jelly polish before, and if you haven't either and have always wanted one, NARS Madness is definitely worth a look-see!

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Dupes
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NARS Madness Nail Polish
NARS Madness Nail Polish

NARS Madness Nail Polish
NARS Madness Nail Polish

NARS Madness Nail Polish
NARS Madness Nail Polish

NARS Madness Nail Polish
NARS Madness Nail Polish

NARS Madness Nail Polish
NARS Madness Nail Polish

NARS Madness Nail Polish
NARS Madness Nail Polish

NARS Madness Nail Polish
NARS Madness Nail Polish

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

NARS, $19.00 (April 15th).

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

NARS TV Party is darker and a true cream. Illamasqua Gamma is a bit brighter and also a true cream.

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15 thoughts on “NARS Madness Nail Polish Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Janelle

    Oh no! I am going to have to get this! I just read that pastels are in and that bold colors are out this season, but it doesnt seem to be the case with what the HE brands are releasing

  2. This is gorgeous! It reminds me of OPI Y’all Come Back Ya Hear? – which is one of my favorite jellies of all time :)

  3. Genevieve

    I can’t figure out if I like it or not- after you mentioned your nails looking like candy corn, its all I see when I look at the pictures. I will have to think this one over.

  4. Wow —w hat a bright color! It’s fun to see a jelly finish from NARS :)

  5. That’s a juicy looking jelly~ Looks great on you! But, I’m on my ‘just say no to orange campaign’

  6. I honestly feel silly saying this but I feel like singing. I’ve been looking for this *exact* color of orange for months and months now. Thank you for posting pictures, my life is complete :D

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    Pretty color, but I hate VNLs so it’s not for me.

  8. Lovely! I have an orange obsessed. I already have Illamasqua Gamma, but I may need this one also!

  9. Kathi

    It reminds me of Papaya Punch by China Glaze. Papaya Punch is probably more yellow and a bit lighter, isn’t it? (:

  10. LOVE. Wish it were a bit more opaque but still stunning

  11. taj

    Mary Quant used to make that juicy orange candy nail polish. I have been searching for a replacement since MQ retreated from my home country. Guess I may check this one out to see if I may end my search??

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dayna dananabanana

    Coraline by Zoya is another orange jelly! It’s slightly more neon, though.

  13. Dorota

    I’ve tested one OPI laquer so far, that had this almost jelly form and jelly feel. The color is more reddish (i like it more) but sadly one coat is not enough – color applies uneven. Two coats are ok but still no revelation. And I don’t get long wear (about two-three days, but I’m washing dishes and stuff and not being extra careful). All i noticed about OPI laquers is that you have to have luck to get good one. About half of the colours I’ve tested (from about 15) was under average quality.

  14. Janet Sullivan

    Oh, I’m in LOVE with this one, might have to break my budget.