NARS Anarchy, Gold Viper, Insidious Nail Polish Reviews, Photos, Swatches

NARS Anarchy, Gold Viper, Insidious Nail Polishes
NARS Anarchy, Gold Viper, Insidious Nail Polishes

Here are three more shades from the upcoming nail collaboration between 3.1 Phillip Lim and NARS (official info here). If you missed the first three, check this post. In general, I find NARS’ lacquer formula to be underrated–it’s really quite good, both in terms of color payoff, consistency, as well as with respect to wear. I usually get seven to ten days of wear with very minor tip wear out of this formula.

NARS Anarchy Nail Polish ($20.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as an “angora.” It’s a light, buttery beige with warm, yellow undertones and a cream finish. For this type of color, it applied quite well, but there was slight streakiness, even after two coats, though the color was opaque in general after two coats. The consistency leaned on the thicker side but didn’t pool along the edges of the nail. MAC Near Beth Experience (LE, $16.00) is yellower, brighter. Zoya Cho (P, $9.00) is less yellow. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

NARS Gold Viper Nail Polish ($20.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “champagne.” It’s a light-medium, muted tarnished gold with a metallic finish. It had very lightly visible brush strokes, but the wider brush helped apply them in a straight line, rather than have them look wobbly. The polish had good coverage and was opaque after one coat, but I applied two coats for swatches. The formula on this shade dried down fairly quickly. Revlon Gold Coin (P, $4.99) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler-toned. Illamasqua Swinger (P, $17.00) is cooler-toned, more shimmery. China Glaze Midnight Kiss (LE, $7.50) is more gold. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

NARS Insidious Nail Polish ($20.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “black bronze.” It’s a deep, dark olive brown with murky gold and bronze pearl. It was intensely pigmented and was nearly opaque in one coat, though I applied two for swatches. The formula wasn’t too thick or too thin, so it applied beautifully and didn’t streak, bubble, or pool along the edge of the nails. I don’t think this looks like NARS Mash, which is much greener, less olive/brown, but it was a shade I had in mind initially. Chanel Mysterious (601) (P, $27.00) has no shimmer. Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie 2.0 (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Dior Czarina Gold (LE, $24.00) has larger shimmer. SpaRitual Lithophonic (LE, $10.00) is greener. China Glaze Midtown Magic (LE, $7.50) is browner. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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NARS Anarchy Nail Polish
NARS Anarchy Nail Polish

NARS Anarchy Nail Polish
NARS Anarchy Nail Polish

NARS Anarchy Nail Polish
NARS Anarchy Nail Polish

NARS Anarchy Nail Polish
NARS Anarchy Nail Polish

NARS Anarchy Nail Polish
NARS Anarchy Nail Polish

NARS Anarchy Nail Polish
NARS Anarchy Nail Polish

NARS Anarchy Nail Polish
NARS Anarchy Nail Polish

NARS Gold Viper Nail Polish
NARS Gold Viper Nail Polish

NARS Gold Viper Nail Polish
NARS Gold Viper Nail Polish

NARS Gold Viper Nail Polish
NARS Gold Viper Nail Polish

NARS Gold Viper Nail Polish
NARS Gold Viper Nail Polish

NARS Gold Viper Nail Polish
NARS Gold Viper Nail Polish

NARS Gold Viper Nail Polish
NARS Gold Viper Nail Polish

NARS Gold Viper Nail Polish
NARS Gold Viper Nail Polish

NARS Insidious Nail Polish
NARS Insidious Nail Polish

NARS Insidious Nail Polish
NARS Insidious Nail Polish

NARS Insidious Nail Polish
NARS Insidious Nail Polish

NARS Insidious Nail Polish
NARS Insidious Nail Polish

NARS Insidious Nail Polish
NARS Insidious Nail Polish

NARS Insidious Nail Polish
NARS Insidious Nail Polish

NARS Insidious Nail Polish
NARS Insidious Nail Polish

NARS Insidious Nail Polish
NARS Insidious Nail Polish

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I didn’t think any of the colors in the first set were particularly unique, but I’m loving these…especially Gold Viper and Insidious.

Yes! NARS nail polishes have amazing formulation. Where most polishes last about 3-4 days before looking pretty worn, NARS usually last a full week. I will definitely be picking up Gold Viper. It looks like a very unique warm, creamy-gold tone that I don’t see often.

Sometimes with nail polish it’s like, I didn’t know I needed that until I saw it.

That just happened to me with Gold Viper.

For some reason, when I think Β¨Anarchy,Β¨ I don’t think of a nude beige, haha. Anywho, Gold Viper and Insidious are gorgeous! Maybe my first NARS purchase…

Anarchy looks great, especially for a almost non streaky basic light beige color that makes the nails look neat without a lot of color but IΒ΄m not sure I want to spend 20 $ for one nail polish

Insidious is cool, and I’m impressed with the uniformity of finish of Gold Viper. Often those metallic shades are too thin or too thick, but this one looks just right! (heh, *Gold*ilocks style, geddit?!)

Insidious reminds me of China Glaze’s Wagon Trail, less orange sparkles. WT is one of my favorites, and I can’t wait to wear it again when it fall comes around.

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