3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Other Side Nail Polish

September 15, 2014

Having fallen in love with 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS collection of nail polishes, I couldn’t resist picking up one more.  And this time, I went for something equally dark and sultry… I chose the Other Side.

NARS x 3.1 Phillip Lim Other Side nail polish


3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Other Side is described as “bitter chocolate”, and it is indeed like creamy dark chocolate.  The red streaks in it reminds me of oxblood, but this is darker, more brown-toned… and therefore more modern.  It is a rather complex personality which photographs differently under different lighting… depending on various factors, it could appear wine red, or almost black.

NARS x 3.1 Phillip Lim Other Side nail polish swatch


Other Side left me somewhat perplexed.  I had previously loved the ease of application and the formula of Wrong Turn (reviewed here), and was surprised to find Other Side was completely different.  It streaked horribly at first coat, and I couldn’t cover even 1 nail with 1 dip but had to redip the brush (and my nails are tiny!).  It also took longer to dry, and did not have a shiny finish.  Overall, i was a little disappointed by Other Side, but still loved the color.

xo Linda