Nars Fury Nail Polish review and photos.

Nars Fury Nail Polish swatch.

Nars Fury Nail Polish swatch.

Nars Cosmetics is one brand you either love or are indifferent towards.  Quite frankly, I never understood the allure of their infamous Orgasm blush (other than the name of course) or their Night Series eyeshadows (the sparkles brush away easily). However, when Nars comes out with a new collection I always make it a point to take note of the nail polish colors.  Francois Nars does create some lovely shades and Nars Fury Nail Polish ($19 US/.5 oz.) from the Fall 2013 Color Collection, is one of those basic purple shades sure to suit a variety of tastes and skin tones.

Nars Fury Nail Polish swatch.

Nars Fury Nail Polish swatch.

The Pros/Color:

The color of Fury seems so plain and dupable.  However, when researching the shade, I could not find a close drugstore alternative.  I suppose while other companies are busy trying to create one-of-kind colors, Nars decided to revert back to the basics (not such a bad thing).  Nars Fury is a purple color, which by definition is a mixture of blue and red pigment.  My eye spies more red in the formula, which makes Fury a bit more distinguishable when compared to other purples out on the market.

Nars Fury does pull more of an indigo hue in certian lighting situations.  The color is not so dark it would be mistaken for a black polish.  This type of color does not border on the gothic realm, on the contrary, it has a refined appearance appropriate for many occasions.  Nars Fury Nail Polish is also 3-free (no formaldehyde, Toluene, and DBP).

Nars Fury nail polish against a white background--looks more indigo than purple.

Nars Fury nail polish against a white background–looks more indigo than purple.

The cream formula has a thin/medium consistency which made the first coat apply streaky, however opacity was reached by the second coat. Tip wear was evident by the second day, still I was able to get five days wear without any chipping.  These results will vary depending on one’s activities.

Nars Fury Nail Polish.

Nars Fury Nail Polish.

The Cons:

Predictably, my standard focal point for any polish is the brush.  Nars nail polish brushes lack density and therefore, the polish does not apply in the most ideal manner.  Another point of contention, has to do with the cumbersome unremovable squared top.  The bulky top feels awkward in the hand.  It was quite challenging to maneuverer the brush to reach the sides and the base of the nail during application.

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Both Photos:  The brush was not able to reach the sides properly and tip wear was evident by the second day.

Nars Cosmetics is a Shiseido owned company and can be found in Lord & Taylor, Sephora, Bloomingdales,  Nordstrom, and Nars.com.

Matching eye makeup to Nars Fury.

Matching eye makeup to Nars Fury.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Nars Fury Nail Polish has a certain allure, no doubt due to it’s simplistic color and clean cream finish.  So smitten was I with this color, I felt compelled to sport a matching eye look.  In all honesty, I do not own many Nars polishes because of the square top contraption.  Having said that, for this one and only color I will settle my nerves/hands and carefully try to apply each stroke with the precision of a surgeon…..plus my husband really likes this color.  Love it or leave it?  Do tell….Be well and stay safe.

-M-

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