NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer
NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer

NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer

NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “mandarin red.” It’s a vibrant, medium-dark orange-red with a cream finish. It’s more orange than red, but it has enough red in it to give it that really deep, intense coloring without looking burnt. MAC Kid Orange is very similar, perhaps a smidgen redder. MAC Morange is more orange. MAC Oriele Orange is a little more burnt looking. Essie Braziliant is redder. Essie Meet Me at Sunset is much redder. Essie Vermillionaire is significantly more orange and lighter.

It’s really rich in color payoff, so it’s opaque in two coats easily, but it’s almost opaque in one. The consistency was excellent; not too thick or too thin, so it applied beautifully, evenly, and fluidly. There was no bubbling, pooling, or streaking during application.  I typically get a week of wear with minor tip wear but no chipping with NARS’ lacquer formula. This was one of the best shades out of the NARS and Thakoon collection–it is exclusive to NARS’ website and their boutique.

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NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer
NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer

NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer
NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer

NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer
NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer

NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer
NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer

NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer
NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer

NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer
NARS Lal Mirchi Nail Lacquer

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lol Love how Nars uses Hindi names for some of their products. Lal Mirchi in hindi means, Red Pepper. very fitting! Lovely color.

I’m having the same problem as nina. Looking at narscosmetics.com and .ca I cannot find Lal Mirchi by manual searching or typing the name into the search bar. Only the 5 shades are listed.

It’s available on the U.S. site for sure – http://www.narscosmetics.com/promo/thakoon-nail/thakoon-for-nars/lal-mirchi
 
It’s shown on the very front page with the promo image of all six polishes, which I clicked and took me to the Thakoon page with all six shown individually.

 @Christine (Temptalia)
 Ha! I was partially mistaken. When I tried to go to the US site I was automatically bumped to the Canadian one. At that time it did not show Lal Mirchi but now it does. (relief)

*small whimper*  *strokes screen*   I love you, NARS.   Just out of curiosity, what would you prefer to see in the packaging in order for it to get a 5/5?   

 @Christine (Temptalia) Got it. I agree, the handle isn’t the easiest. I have tiny hands and find it a bit unwieldy, too, when turning it around.
 

 @Kafka I have larger hands (mostly longer fingers – I’d like to believe it was from all the piano playing in my youth), and even I find it a bit bulky.  It looks nice visually but not as functional.  But I’m not keen on Chanel, Dior, etc. where the outer cap pops off and you have a smaller handle to hold either!  SpaRitual has a really nice handle – curved, not too big or too small, and rubberized.

Wow! That is an amazing color. How well does it match up with NARS Heatwave lipstick? I guess I have lipstick/nail polish matching fever from that MAC collection!

 @CiaraAinsleyFears I broke down and bought this thinking it would be a match for Heat Wave, and they do look pretty good together.  Essie’s clambake is extremely close but is just a touch more orange/bright and has more of a jelly finish.  I was hoping the NARS would provide more opaque coverage, and it does.

this looks like a perfect shade for the summer 😀 tho, I can’t see myself buying it since it is $18.00… I’ll have to check out the Essie colors you listed as dupes

Thakoon, the fashion designer, who inspired the collection is Thai in origin … I’m thinking names are Hindi in origin because of similar spices used in indian and Thai cooking! Lovely color tho.

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