For FW2014, NARS has teamed up with 3.1 Phillip Lim to release a collection of 9 sultry shades of nail polishes. The shades all embody his classic aesthetics, but with a deep modern twist, supplemented by occasional pops of color and metallics.
“…these colors are the essential 3.1 Phillip Lim colors. These are my colors. The colors that constantly inspire me; they are constantly threaded in everything I do. Every single shade or color has appeared in the collections for the whole history of the company. They are my go-to colors. We came up with inspiration boards for each color, they were inspired by fabric, flowers, cars – from all facets of life, actually.”
— Phillip Lim
I love Phillip Lim, and the colors here are very reminiscent of the first Jinsoon collection (reviewed here) which I adored, and so it was with great difficulty that I narrowed down to just 2. Today i’m going to show you NARS x 3.1 Phillip Lim Nail Polish in Wrong Turn.
Wrong Turn is described as graphite, and it certainly looks brackish silver in the bottle. It is dark, fulfilling my Fall-season desire for dark nails, but has a very fine multi-colored holographic finish.
The formula is amazingly smooth, and 1 coat gives an opaque shiny finish that looks exactly as the bottle.
However, something magical happens when you layer on a glossy top coat…
Voila! With a top coat on, Wrong Turn morphs into a deep teal blue bordering on sea green. It is reminiscent of Chanel’s Azure (reviewed here) but Wrong Turn is more blue less green, and the color is more intense less metallic than Azure. I absolutely love this final look of Wrong Turn, and am really glad to find it lasts for a good 3 days on me before showing any signs of wear at the edges. This is as good as polishes fare on me as I am brutal with my nails.
It seems NARS has updated their formula and bottle design with these 3.1 Phillip Lim polishes.
As you can see, NARS now uses the flat and wide brush, which makes applying the polish super easy and fast! This is the same brush design used by all the other high end designer polishes (with the exception of Chanel). The only fault I can find is the brush seems to be fatter than most, so you do need to take care not to apply too thick a layer of polish. But Wrong Turn dries super fast, which is another factor in its favor.