So late last week I told you about the new Phillip Lim for NARS Nail Collection that will be released on August 1! What I didn’t tell you is that I had a few polishes to give you a sneak peak at them before they are officially released in stores. Secret Squirrel is Secret! In any case, I am bringing you a review and swatches of WRONG TURN, SHUTTER, & CROSSROADS!
Up first we have WRONG TURN which is described as graphite. I wouldn’t say that this is a graphite really as in my opinion that would imply that this one is much more grey than it is. To me, this one has more of a blue undertone (my mother thinks it’s green), but unlike most blue nail polish this one is entirely wearable. I tend to find most shades of blue nail polish look super juvenile, but not this one. WRONG TURN is clearly for the grown and sexy and I am clearly going to be rocking this one, even in meetings this Fall! The formula of this one is pretty amazing. In the picture below you are looking at one coat of nail polish. You really don’t need more than that at all. The polish is seriously opaque and applies like a dream, even on my oddly shaped nails.
Next we have the very amazing SHUTTER. This one is described as a black sea green and it is spot on! Green is also normally a shade I avoid when it comes to nail polish, but not this time. This time I am all over green like you wouldn’t believe. SHUTTER is the least opaque of the three shades I tried, but it is still opaque. In the picture below you are again looking at just one coat As long as you get a good amount on your brush, you only need one coat. I think with how dark this one is, if you go with more than one coat, you have the potential to miss the green in this amazing shade!
And finally we have CROSSROADS. This is what I would call the ‘sleeper’ of the bunch. Described as African Violet, CROSSROADS is indeed a deep, dark, rich purple that brings a lot of class and sophistication to your nails this fall. In the photo below you are once again looking at one coat of nail polish. CROSSROADS is also very opaque shade and with this one, in order to catch all of its deep purple goodness, less is more!
WRONG TURN, SHUTTER, & CROSSROADS all have fairly large applicators. Normally I wouldn’t like this at all, but the larger applicator in this case really helps with getting a nice even polish application with just one coat. Just a tip! These polishes are really dark and you absolutely need a base coat before applying. They will stain your nails if you decide to go without it and that is not a cool look at all.
Remember these shades and the remaining 5 shades in the 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Nail Collection – Fall 2014 are available beginning August 1 at Holt Renfrew, Hudson’s Bay, Murale, Sephora and NARS Online
Until next time!