Saturday, September 1st, 2012


NARS New York Dolls Nail Lacquer

Be a Doll, Grab That Purple For Me!

NARS New York Dolls Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as ” purple.” It’s a dark purple with a subdued quality to it, so it doesn’t have a strong red undertone, and it seems just barely blue-based–but it’s so subtle and changes depending on the lighting conditions. Illamasqua Faux Pas is closest inc olor, but it is lighter and had a rubberized finish. Zoya Mira is lighter and more red-toned. SpaRitual Illume is lighter, bluer-based. Orly Purple Pleather is cooler-toned and has a rubberized finish.

This polish dries down pretty quickly, and the best part is it has a high-shine finish that’s glossy and reflective without need of a top coat at all (swatches show what it looks like with no top coat used). It’s almost opaque in a single coat (90%), so I still applied two swatches, but you could almost get away with just one.  The formula wasn’t too thick or too thin, and it flowed easily and evenly across the nail without pooling along the sides or streaking.  NARS’ polish wears exceptionally well on me, lasting as long as ten days without chipping and only showing minor tip wear.

The Glossover

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product

New York Dolls

A+
Top notch formula, rich in pigment, and long-lasting, NARS really nails this new and limited edition shade for the holidays. I love how shiny the end result is without a top coat!

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

Results
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Dupes
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NARS New York Dolls Nail Lacquer


NARS New York Dolls Nail Lacquer


NARS New York Dolls Nail Lacquer


NARS New York Dolls Nail Lacquer


NARS New York Dolls Nail Lacquer


NARS New York Dolls Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sephora, $18.00 (October 1st).

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Illamasqua Faux Pas is closest inc olor, but it is lighter and had a rubberized finish. Zoya Mira is lighter and more red-toned. SpaRitual Illume is lighter, bluer-based. Orly Purple Pleather is cooler-toned and has a rubberized finish.

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20 thoughts on “NARS New York Dolls Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Yay! One of the few products from this collection on my hit list. Love this unique purple!

  2. I love this colour! It looks really unique and perfect for fall.

  3. This is so shiny! It’s beautiful!

  4. nacacijin

    Yep, this absolutely *will* be mine. I don’t even care that it’s $18 :)

  5. Pretty purple, but I fear it might be too similar to China Glaze Grape Pop. :/

  6. Katie

    This reminds me of OPI “Funky Dunkey”….just more expensive. :) I’ll pass.

  7. On the nails, it seems very blue-purple to me, which I love!

  8. Jules

    I’m generally not a fan of purples.

    But since I’m a big fan of the New York Dolls (the band), I might as well get this nail polish!

  9. Sheila

    As a girlie who adores all things purple, this just screams “Come buy me NOW”!! Love it. Will be camping outside NARS shop to buy up all the stock. Fab-u-lous :)

  10. Avatar of Jessica Jessica

    This color is beautiful!!!

  11. Avatar of Emily 18thCenturyFox

    Beautiful and glow-y, but I broke my bed By Nail Polish- I can’t even begin to explain… So no more polish for me.

  12. Avatar of Kafka Kafka

    I loved this and, as you noted, the colour shifts. Even so, the colour was *very* different on my nails than it was on yours. I mean, like a different nail varnish “different”! Outside, the colour looked like that in your last photo but more navy, a sort of dark-blue purple. Inside, it looked purple with a definite dark grey tint! In other light, it was a grey-navy tint! Given my passion for grey, I certainly didn’t object. LOL. But it never looked like how it does in your first photos. How weird that the colour was SO drastically different from that in your photos. I actually went back to double check: http://gi27.photobucket.com/groups/c181/SY4TC2ZMWJ/IMAG0474.jpg
    http://gi27.photobucket.com/groups/c181/SY4TC2ZMWJ/IMAG0463.jpg
    http://gi27.photobucket.com/groups/c181/SY4TC2ZMWJ/IMAG0458.jpg

  13. Love a good purple! Plus points for the shine!

  14. What a gorgeous color! Not quite purple but not blue either, I love it!

  15. Avatar of Sarah Sarah

    Ooo, I love that color!

  16. Elizabeth

    This reminds me of Deborah Lippmann’s I Know What Boys Like. It might be a truer blue. IKWBL leans a little purple.

  17. Lisa J

    I’m so glad this one got a rave review! I was so hoping it would be great. This is the color I want the most since I don’t really have any blues in my collection. I thought with the purple-ish tone it would look better on me than most blues tend to. I can’t wait to pick this one up!! Thanks, Christine! ;D