NARS Purple Rain. I was complaining on Twitter the other day about how disappointed I was in NARS Purple Rain... but I completely take back everything I said. It is darker than I had anticipated based on all the ads and promo pics I saw for it, but that's okay now! Once I put it on my nails I knew how wrong I was. This is awesome. So awesome. I haven't been impressed by any NARS polish since they discontinued all the good colors, but this one redeems them in my eyes. This is a rich and complex deep red toned purple with tons of red and blue shimmer. It is very shimmery and very gorgeous. My picture pulls it more blue than it looks in real life... But you knew that, because you always read what I write under the pictures so you know about my camera and purple, right? Right?!?! (HA!) So yeah, it's definitely a red-toned purple in real life. Not *too* far off from my picture. It's how it looks in the bottle in these pictures.
The first thing that came to my mind was that it looks like Illamasqua Baptiste... which it kinda does a little but they're far off enough to warrant owning both.
Index and ring: Illamasqua Baptiste
Middle and pinkie: NARS Purple Rain
See? Not duplicates of each other. They're both dark purple and shimmery, though!
So.... yeah. I really love this. And I think I have... what... 3? 4? Polishes named Purple Rain now. Nubar, Lippmann, this NARS and I swear there's another one. Creative. At least it's not Ruby Slippers!
Formula was excellent on this as well. Extremely opaque and dense and very smooth.
Just for fun, here's a picture I took of the label. I really like the way this looks. It shows the color accurately, too.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Posted by Scrangie at 1:58 PM