Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Polish - Nars Purple Rain

This will be my second polish that shares a name with one of my favorite songs by Prince...


Color
A metallic deep dark purple. You know I had to get it. These are my favorite types of polishes! But at once glance you know it's going to have at least one dupe. In a previous post I compared it to Zoya Yasmeen and found that to be true. But I don't really care. It's a good color. Honestly, I can see myself using this one a little more than the Zoya - the color is just a smidgen more rich. Both Zoya and Nars say their bottles contain 0.5 fl. oz.

Application
Opaque in two coats. No problems.

Wear
Pretty good on my nails. Didn't chip overnight (at least compared to what I'm used to with my horrible nails.

Bottom Line
Great color, but not original. Go for Zoya Yasmeen if you want a similar look for over half the price.

A Word About Dupes...
Many people seem to use "Dupe" as a bad word. I don't think it really is. If you find a dupe in a brand you like more, go for it! If you're iffy on the color or can't afford the high end, go for the lower end. It just gives you options.
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