Thakoon for NARS - Nail Collection Summer 2012

I attended a brilliant NARS masterclass on Wednesday evening which showcased the new Summer 2012 collection (more on that later). Also on display was the new nail polish collaboration with designer Thakoon Panichgul which sees the launch of six summer brights which pack a real punch. This is also the first nail collaboration NARS have embarked on with a fashion designer.

Inspiration for this collection comes from the rich shades found in Indian spice markets.

Lal Mirchi - Mandarin Red
Anardana - Azalea Pink
Ratin Jot - Orchid Purple
Amchoor - Bright Yellow
Kutki - Powder Blue
Koliary - Cyan Blue

Here I am sporting Amkoor - a vibrant, egg yolk like, mustardy rich yellow (it's NOT neon), which is surprisingly far more flattering than I imagined a yellow polish could be. I purposefully chose Amkoor as I find yellow polish quite difficult to pull off and this shade is the best I've seen by far.

The formula is quite thick, so thin coats are required and opacity is reached with two coats - one coat leaves a very streaky finish.

I'm now on day 2 of wear but unfortunately I've already suffered chips to one nail (not pictured) despite wearing both base and top coat. Annoying. Nevertheless I still love the colour. I couldn't capture the exact shade of yellow with my camera (don't ask me how on earth to use the settings on that thing), so I've added an image of an egge yolk to get my point across!

I can highly recommend Ratin Jot and Koliary as lovely shades too. Be mindful that  Lal Mirchi is only available to buy in person at the NARS boutique on Bleeker Street, New York - but you can still buy it online.

Priced £14 each, you can currently pre-order the collection here online. 

*PR sample

7 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

Farzana said...

Oh how I love NARS packaging!

Rachel said...

Amazing colours can't wait to check these out! x

Kelly said...

I am in love with the Amkoor shade, but I was bummed when you mentioned the chipping. :sighs:

Yinka said...

@Kelly - Yeah, I had a 'WTF' moment when I stepped out of the shower! Swatch it on counter, it's such a cool yellow and will look fab with a tan!

LaaLaa Monroe said...

Oh that shade is beautiful but boo to the chipping!

AnaQueen Bee said...

I love this, its so bright.

Laurence said...

Love the color, so pretty, but they are pretty expensive, would you recommend them ??


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