3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Nail Collection Reviews, Swatches and Photos

At the 3.1 Phillip Lim A/W 2014 show, NARS Cosmetics gave us a sneak peek of the upcoming nail collaboration with famed fashion designer Phillip Lim. Here’s more on the collection!

3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Nail Collection
3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Nail Collection

Inspired by the “colors that exist in the shadows”, the 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Nail Collection features 9 limited edition nail shades in a long-lasting formula with a high-gloss finish and range from rich jewel tones to contrasting neutrals. The collection also features a covetable canvas pochette designed exclusively to fit the polishes.

Anarchy is a creamy pale yellow beige.

Other Side is a creamy dark chocolate brown.

Hell-Bent is a creamy bright red.

Wrong Turn is a metallic graphite.

Gold Viper is a metallic champagne color.

Dark Room is a creamy dark denim blue.

Shutter is a creamy dark green.

Crossroads is a creamy dark purple.

Insidious, an exclusive to NARS boutiques and narscosmetics.com, is a dark bronze.

The polishes came with a shorter and wider brush, which was easier to control and aided application nicely. While the metallics were decently pigmented and I could do with just one coat, the creams were quite sheer and required several coats to be fully opaque. Nonetheless, the wear of the polishes were good and did not chip for a week with the use of a top coat.


NARS 3.1 Phillip Lim Nail Polishes in Hell-Bent, Anarchy, Shutter, Dark Room, Crossroads and Other Side

NARS 3.1 Phillip Lim Nail Polishes in Gold Viper, Wrong Turn and Insidious


L to R: Hell-Bent, Anarchy, Shutter, Dark Room, Crossroads, Other Side, Gold Viper, Wrong Turn and Insidious


3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Nail Collection will be available July 15, 2014 at NARS boutiques and narscosmetics.com, and August 1, 2014 at Sephora and Department/Specialty stores. 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Nail Polish and Pochette retails $20 and $80, respectively.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

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