NARS | 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Nail Polish (LE)

NARS Phillip Lim opener

 

From his first very first show which debuted in 2005, designer Phillip Lim has been redefining everyday fashion into quirky, modern and still very wearable clothing styles. For his collaboration with NARS, 3.1 Phillip Lim created 9 limited edition nail polish shades inspired by “colours that exist in the shadows, rich jewel tones and contrasting nudes that evoke the modern mood of the season“. Today I have 2 of those shades to show you – Anarchy, a creamy off-white and Wrong Turn, a shimmering gunmetal.

 

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3.1 Phillip Lim Spring/Summer 2015  (source)

 

NARS Phillip Lim Anarchy & Wrong Turn

NARS | Wrong Turn & Anarchy, 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS

 

NARS Phillip Lim Anarchy & Wrong Turn macro

NARS | Wrong Turn & Anarchy, 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS

 

NARS Phillip Lim Anarchy & Wrong Turn 2

NARS | Wrong Turn & Anarchy, 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS

 

NARS Anarchy

Anarchy, 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS (CAN $23.00) | Described as ‘angora’, Anarchy is more of a antiqued ivory crème hue, with beige undertones which add a rich warmth. At times appearing more bone, at others parchment, this is one of the most unique off-whites that I’ve ever seen – and certainly a first in my collection. There’s decent coverage by the first coat, even though it may apply a touch patchy (typical for a shade in this colour family), but becomes perfectly opaque by the second layer. Self-levelling, relatively quick to dry and with a high gloss shine at the finish. Coats applied: 2, plus top coat

 

NARS Anarchy swatch

NARS | Anarchy, 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS

 

NARS Anarchy swatch 2

NARS | Anarchy, 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS

 

NARS Wrong Turn

Wrong Turn, 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS (CAN $23.00) | Described as ‘graphite’, Wrong Turn in fact defies a conventional description; what appears as a metallic gunmetal in the bottle, morphs into several different colours once applied – at times more charcoal, at others displaying a sharkskin hue, and then becoming visibly teal – especially in darker lighting. Bearing an intense and highly pigmented formula, you can literally get away with 1 coat for full coverage while application is smooth, brush stroke-free, and coming to a brilliant finish. There’s a sleek and edgy look to Wrong Turn, and I love how the centres of the nails seem to glow against the darker edges – like a naturally occurring ombré. TIP: non-staining, provided you don’t skip base coat first. Coats applied: 2, plus top coat

 

NARS Wrong Turn swatch

NARS | Wrong Turn, 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS

 

NARS Wrong Turn swatch 2

NARS | Wrong Turn, 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS

 

NARS Wrong Turn swatch 3

NARS | Wrong Turn, 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS

 

NARS Wrong Turn swatch 4

NARS | Wrong Turn, 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS

 

I’m absolutely loving both Anarchy and Wrong Turn, and for several reasons; to begin with, each shade is unique colour-wise in my rather vast collection of polishes and the formula on both is outstanding. I was happy to not experience any issues with the brush as well – something I’ve mentioned in my previous reviews of the new NARS polishes. So the only issue? Now I want to explore the rest of the collection. #BeautyFirstWorldProblems.

Available now through Sephora, Holt Renfrew and select Hudson’s Bay stores (Canada).

 

NARS Phillip Lim closer

*Disclosure: Press samples provided by the company/PR for my unbiased consideration

6 Responses to NARS | 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Nail Polish (LE)

  1. kelliegonzo says:

    Oh my I may have to definitely maybe certainly have BOTH of these stunners! Great photos 😀

  2. klfalcon says:

    Oh so beautiful!!! Gah! Too much beautiful!

  3. These both look absolutely stunning! I have never tried a NARS polish but these ones make me want to change that ASAP

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