NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish Review, Photos, Swatches

NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish
NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish

NARS Holiday 2010: Bad Influence

NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish ($16.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) is a mushroom brown. It is one of two limited edition nail polishes from NARS for the holidays (the other being Pokerface). I have heard others compare this shade to Chanel Particuliere, but I find Particuliere grayer and less brown (I don’t comparison swatches, because I gave mine away). The are definitely similar, more so in natural lighting, perhaps 90% similarity. I only needed two coats to get creamy, opaque color.

I’ve had good luck with NARS polish in terms of wear–about a week with just minor tip wear but no chipping. Bad Influence wasn’t too thick or thin (but it is on the thinner side), and I didn’t experience any bubbling.

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: If Particuliere wasn’t in your budget, NARS is a good alternative that’ll save you a few bucks.

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NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish
NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish

NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish
NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish

NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish
NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish

NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish
NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish

NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish
NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish

NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish
NARS Bad Influence Nail Polish

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Reviewer

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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Just a quick question….is this colour quite similar to OPI Over the Taupe nail polish?

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Hi Christine! Does this polish look like Chanel Particuliere?? If not, then I’m definitely getting Bad Influence. If too close I won’t. Or are they very different?

I thought this was similar to OPI’s You Don’t Know Jacques. But i think this color leans more onthe warmer side and YDKJ looks like a slightly grayish brown. It’s pretty though! I’ve been searching for a good chocolate brown shade 🙂

It looks like Mink Muffs by Essie. $7.50 > $16.00! Some of these nail polish prices are crazy, especially for somewho changes colors twice a week at times!

ive noticed that with other brands they have been putting out alot of dupes to higher brand names. here are some from my personal stash.
for chanel particulare = hard candy mushroom,essie mink muffs, essie hot coco, opi you dont know jasques.
for chanel paradoxal = revlon perplex.
for chanel riva = hard candy sky
for mac peppermint patti = revlon minted.
for mac mean and green = hard candy beetle.
for china glaze party hearty = milani GEMS (not exact dupe, but close enough with all the diff glitters, has less red glitters. )

looks like the color of poo.im sorry for saying that but its true.i wouldnt ever wear that color on my tips or toes nor would i ever recommend anyone else wear such a color on their finger nails.Sorry Nars.BTW im a massive Nars fan but this is a major misss for me.

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