NARS Crossroads is a slightly cool-toned, very dark purple with a cream finish. It is a limited edition nail lacquer that retails for $20.00 and contains 0.5 oz.
NARS Crossroads Nail Polish ($20.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as an "African violet." It's a deepened, muted purple with a smokiness to it. It had a cream finish. The consistency was slightly thin, though it had full coverage after two coats, but it showed the texture of my natural nails just slightly (I have slightly ridged nails), so you'll want to use a base coat or ridge-filling base coat if you have similar natural nails. It applied without streaking, and it dried down to a naturally shiny finish. MAC Festive Finery (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Essie Smokin’ Hot (LE, $8.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.
Continuing with the same hues that have made NARS Nail Polish a coveted favorite, NARS introduces a new technology to its Nail Polish, specifically designed to help improve the formula's flexibility, durability, wear and gloss properties. NARS reintroduces its Nail Polish with a newly developed polymer system that provides extended wear and a tough, durable, chip-resistant finish. The superior longwearing formula also imparts an initial high-gloss luster with prolonged gloss retention, and is also water and detergent resistant with additional UV protection to prevent polish discoloration.