Monday, April 15th, 2013

NARS Sharks Nail Lacquer Pair
NARS Sharks Nail Lacquer Pair

NARS Sharks Nail Lacquer Pair ($29.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is described as a “yellow” and “lavender.” Each nail lacquer duo comes in a “shoebox” with a NARS dustbag. The individual polishes don’t have names, but one is labeled as “Left” and the other as “Right” (building off the inspiration, which was Pierre Hardy’s spring shoe collection). However, each bottle is a full-sized bottle (0.50 fl. oz.), like regular NARS’ polishes, which retail for $19.00 normally–so the set is priced at $29.00 but has a value of $38.00. I typically get a week of wear out with very minor tip wear and no chipping with NARS’ formula.

Sharks (Left) is a pale yellow–butter yellow, really–with a cream finish. It was opaque in two coats, but it was on the thicker side and was really streaky to work with. I ended up redoing the swatches three times and the best results were with two thick coats, but it resulted in pooling along the edges, so some clean-up was required. MAC Near Beth Experience is similar, perhaps a touch darker. NARS 15 Minutes is a darker yellow. China Glaze Lemon Fizz is also similar but a little darker.

Sharks (Right) is a creamy, lavender purple. Two coats yielded opaque color coverage, but there was a little bit of streakiness on the initial coat that a second coat was able to cover. It had a slightly thicker consistency, too, but I didn’t experience any pooling with this shade. This shade’s cooler undertones made it harder for me to come up with similar shades to share with you. Essie Bangle Jangle is pinker. Essie Nice is Nice is also pinker. MAC Little Girl Type is pinker-toned and lighter. NARS Pokerface is darker, more red-toned. Zoya Marley is lighter.

The Glossover

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NARS Sharks Nail Lacquer Pair Review, Photos, Swatches

B-
Yellow is a tough color to perfect when it comes to polish, and a pastel yellow just adds another layer of complexity. NARS' yellow falls short like other yellows do because of a streaky application. The lavender shade was easier to deal with, but you have to be willing to deal with streaky applications to consider this duo.

Product

7/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

7/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

3/5

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Barney's (now), NARS, $29.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

See individual shade review!

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8 thoughts on “NARS Sharks Nail Lacquer Pair Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I have to have this one streaks and all.

  2. Sharks (Right) is very pretty, but overall, I don’t find these two colors all that unique.

  3. Avatar of Ashlee Sara

    I have to say that none of these color combos get me racing to the store, but I do think the shoes idea is really clever.

  4. Out of the three you’ve shown I like this one the least. It’s still pretty though :-)

  5. Yummy! what gorgeous colours. I love thise pastel spring colours so very much! will have to try this.

  6. Avatar of Lauren lvh

    the yellow color looks just like buttercup by revlon!

  7. Ooh, what wonderful a wonderful, spring-y pastel duo! :D

  8. Avatar of Anna Anna

    This is disappointing-at this price I’m not willing to buy unless the formula’s perfect. Plus, Ethno Run wasn’t perfect either.