NARS Nail Polish Color Purple Rain: Swatches and Review

NARS Nail Polish!

NARS Nail Polish in the color Purple Rain, ($18.00), is one of my favorite purple nail polishes. First arriving in the spring of 2010, NARS Cosmetics has re-released it and advertises it as as having a “new, long-wearing formula that provides a tough, chip-resistant finish with UV protection to prevent polish discoloration.” I completely agree, and am so glad that I purchased it again.


NARS nail polish


Check out the absolutely gorgeous NARS nail polish color! You can really see the shimmer.


NARS nail polish

The NARS nail polish formula is great, and I would definitely recommend the Purple Rain shade. The nail polish is easy to apply, and it’s a nice rich formula. I applied two coats of this shimmer polish (and no top coat) on my nails in the photos below. I changed my polish after 5 days, and my nails still looked super! Very shiny and amazingly, chip free!

Photo below was taken during the day with a flash:

NARS Nail Polish

 Photo taken at night, with a flash:

NARS nail polish


NARS Cosmetics is cruelty free, and NARS nail polish is free of toluene, formaldehyde and DBP.

NARS Nail Polish

Described by NARS as being a “gothic purple,” I have hopefully captured the really beautiful deep purple color with red and dark violet-blue shimmer.

Fake plant alert! 🙂 Checking out various purples…the magenta petal has a gothic purple on the edges.

NARS nail polish


NARS Nail Polish Ingredients: Purple Rain

1721ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Polyester Resin, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Styreneacrylates/Acrylonitrile Copolymer,Camphor,Acrylates Copolymer, Dibutyl Phthalate, Stear-Alkoniumhectorite,Diacetine Alcohol, Benzophenone-1. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide C&C Red #6 Barium Lake,D&C Red#7, Calciuml D&C Red#34 Calcium Lake, Fd&C Yellow#5 Aluminmumlake, Bismuth Oxychloride, Rediron Oxide, Black Iron Oxideferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide.

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  1. Yummy! I want!

  2. This is one of those nail polishes that I wish I could purchase but could not justify the price tag. 🙁 It is absolutely gorgeous!
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  3. MarciaF (beauty info zone) says:

    YEA, you made me go search and find this in my stash. I’m so happy that they rereleased this. Your pictures are beautiful.

  4. Your nails are impressive, Moxie – you should really do a nail care and tips post sometime! And I agree with everyone, it’s a stunning color and perfect for the season. <3
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  5. This is such a gorgeous nail color! I’ll include this in my holiday list!!!
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  6. Loving those colours – they’re great
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  7. I have to try NARS pretty soon 🙂

  8. I’m really surprised that you’re featuring (or even using) NARS brand. NARS is owned by Shiseido, which is well known to use animal testing. (They also own Bare Escentials) While NARS may be against animal testing, you’re still funding the parent company.

    • Thank you, I really appreciate that you commented. I do, however, disagree. I don’t believe I’m funding the parent company at all. I want to support a company like NARS, which is cruelty free and does NOT sell their products in China. If a parent company sees that customers are buying from their brands that DO NOT test, it is a #WIN for the cruelty free company to get larger distribution in mass channels by being involved with huge companies.

      I make sure that there is no testing on animals at any point during the production of the products. This includes by the company itself or third parties that may provide ingredients. NARS doesn’t, and is therefore cruelty free. However, you need to do what you believe is right for you.

      Respectfully, Moxie

  9. Beautiful nails!

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