NARS Galathee is a very cool-toned, light gray with a cream finish. It is a limited edition nail lacquer that retails for $20.00 and contains 0.5 oz.
NARS Galathee Nail Polish ($19.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a "dove grey." Dove grey is the perfect descriptor for this color; it's a light-medium gray with nearly neutral undertones that lead only slightly blue. The consistency was slightly thick, and this is a polish that would be best applied with two thin coats and a third slightly thicker coat. It was just slightly streaky, and I was only able to see the slight streakiness at a couple of angles but it often looked just fine (you can even see the same is true in the photos). Two coats was mostly opaque with a hint of visible nail line coming through when in a well-lit area. Illamasqua Raindrops is similar in color but has flecks of sparkle. Illamasqua DWS is several shades darker. Rescue Beauty Lounge Stormy is even darker than DWS. See comparison swatches.
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.