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NARS Nail Polish In Orgasm, Rebel Yell & Tokaido Express

The only three nail polishes I have from NARS. I am a big fan of NARS blushers and their duo eyeshadows but when it comes to their nail polishes – I am still very new. I picked up Orgasm a long time ago and have recently picked up Rebel Yell and Tokaido Express from Hong Kong.

In this post, you will find swatches of all three nail polishes together with some thoughts about the formula and consistency.

NARS Nail Polish in Orgasm – a peachy pink with golden shimmer.

Now, we have all heard great things about the Orgasm blush, is the Orgasm nail polish are gorgeous as the blush? To me, no. I think the colour is less flattering on my skin tone as compared to the blush because it contains a tad more peach – but I guess they are both a totally different product.

Nonetheless, the golden shimmer is absolutely breathtaking in the bottle as well as on the nails.

I like the consistency of this shade, it’s neither too watery nor too thick to work with but this shade is a little too sheer for my liking. To combat this problem, I layer it over an orange or pink nail colour – or I paint 3 even, thin coats.

Swatches below swatched with Nail Tek Foundation II Ridge-Filling Base Coat, 3 coats of nail polish and Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

NARS Nail Polish in Rebel Yell – a dusty pomegranate with cream finish.

This shade is listed on NARS website as an opaque shade but it’s not totally opaque. The first coat is slightly streaky and to achieve full opacity, I needed 3 coats. If you have short nails, you might be able to get away with 2 coats. For me, the second coat can sometimes look a little patchy.

The consistency of this shade is similar to Orgasm, really easy to work with – even with 3 coats of nail polish, it doesn’t seem thick. I love this shade, I know because I don’t mind the trouble of wearing 3 coats to achieve smooth, even and opaque looking nails.

I have a little comparison of Rebel Yell here if you are interested.

Swatches below swatched with Nail Tek Foundation II Ridge-Filling Base Coat, 3 coats of nail polish and Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

NARS Nail Polish in Tokaido Express – a black amethyst with multi-coloured shimmer.

Saving the best for the last. Consistency is similar to the both above but this shade gets opaque with just 2 coats. I love the complexity of the shimmer in this shade. It may not look as attractive in the bottle but in real life, when light shines on them nails, it’s gorgeous.

Swatches below swatched with Nail Tek Foundation II Ridge-Filling Base Coat2 coats of nail polish and Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

Overall, not very impressed with my picks. I think for the price of these nail polishes, I can get hold of better, more opaque ones – that is because opacity plays a very big part for me in nail polishes. I love the texture and consistency but again, the colour payoff is not quite there except Tokaido Express. It’s such a shame because NARS has many beautiful colours.

What do you look for in nail polishes?

Having said that, I have not tried other shades and I think their quality has improved in recent releases – say Night Breed, Night Porter and Space Odyssey. I wonder why I didn’t pick those up, hmm.

Knowing the little devil in me, I will most likely pick up a few more shades to try. Please let me know if you have any shades to recommend.

As for how long they last – they lasted well for a couple of days but I can’t tell you exactly because I change my nail colour every 2-4 days. If a nail colour lasts until I take it off, be it 2 or 4 days, I think it’s good enough. I have experienced nail colours chipping the very next day with some brands/colours.

Due to its light consistency, it takes very little time to dry in between layers.

Which colour do you like most? Do you have any NARS nail polishes and how are you liking them?

Thank you for looking.

10 thoughts on “NARS Nail Polish In Orgasm, Rebel Yell & Tokaido Express

  1. I think u have 3 great color picks here. But my favorite has got to be Rebel Yell. Been looking for a red-ish nail polish which doesn’t scream red, and i think this looks reasonably red. LOL! It is such a lovely color. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I have Orgasm polish but I don’t really fancy it…. I find it hard to apply & pretty sheer.

    But, I must say the Night series are looking good- Night Flight, Night Breed, Night Rider.
    Hope the formula is better for the Night series.

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