NARS has released a new nail polish for spring called Disco Inferno, a complex sheer sparkly metallic ($19, limited-edition, Nordstrom.com). I've never found a nail polish so difficult to describe. It's almost duo-chrome, but not quite. On me it's an iridescent grey-purple-opal-blue infused with tiny silver micro sparkle flecks. Sometimes it flashes a hint of green, but on me it's mostly purple-blueish. It has a 90s-ish feel - reminiscent of edgy metallics from the early Urban Decay/Hard Candy days, and some older Chanels like Fluorine and Metal Argent. As most have reported, Disco Inferno is quite sheer. Even with three coats it still has a slight transparent finish where you can see the nail tips underneath. I think it's beautiful although I do feel that it is slightly too edgy to wear to a conservative work office.
Here it is swatched with three coats:
There's nothing quite like it in my current nail polish collection. The most similar color I own is OPI's Not Like the Movies (looks more similar on the nails than on the nail wheel or in the bottle). OPI's The World is Not Enough has a similar edgy feel with a transparent finish but is still quite different.
Nail wheels have four coats (all shades are sheerish):
Nail swatch comparisons have three coats:
Bottom line gorgeous. I purchased mine online at Nordstrom sight unseen a few weeks ago. By now the whole spring collection should be available at NARS counters in stores. I tested the rest of the spring items at Sephora last week and somehow managed to make it home without any additional purchases. I do have my eye on the new powders but am still debating on whether to try the loose or pressed.
Have you checked out NARS spring? Did you end up falling in love with anything?
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