5.13.2012

Thakoon for NARS Nail Polish in Lal Mirchi Review and Swatches

Thakoon for NARS Nail Polish in Lal Mirchi
Thakoon for NARS Nail Polish in Lal Mirchi

For Spring 2012, NARS collaborated with Thai-American fashion designer Thakoon Panichgul to present a collection of vibrant, limited-edition nail polishes inspired by the exuberant colors of an Indian spice market.

"Lal Mirchi" is the Indian name for red chili pepper, and the inspiration is clear in this nail color! Thakoon for NARS Nail Polish in Lal Mirchi ($18) is a bright, mandarin red that makes for some pretty fierce nails. 


Thakoon for NARS Nail Polish in Lal Mirchi
Thakoon for NARS Nail Polish in Lal Mirchi

I compared Thakoon for NARS Nail Polish in Lal Mirchi to some other red-orange nail polishes that I own: Maybelline Express Finish Nail Color in Speedy Hot Tamale, Revlon ColorStay Nail Enamel in Marmalade, and Boots Strictly Come Dancing Nail Polish in Cha Cha.

Thakoon for NARS Nail Polish in Lal Mirchi Revlon ColorStay Nail Enamel in Marmalade, Maybelline Express Finish Nail Color in Speedy Hot Tamale, and Boots Strictly Come Dancing Nail Polish in Cha Cha Swatches
NARS in Lal Mirchi, Revlon in Marmalade, Maybelline in Speedy Hot Tamale, and Boots in Strictly Come Dancing Swatches

No exact dupe here. Maybelline Express Finish Nail Color in Speedy Hot Tamale is more red and less orange than Lal Mirchi. Revlon ColorStay Nail Enamel in Marmalade and Boots Strictly Come Dancing Nail Polish in Cha Cha are both more orange.

While 5 of the 6 Thakoon for NARS Nail Polishes are available at Sephora, Lal Mirchi appears to only be available on NARS' Website.

It's worth the extra effort for fiery, chili pepper nails.


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7 comments:

  1. The color is so vibrant, and I think it would be equally fabulous on fingers or toes. Great pick, Nicole. I can't wait to try it!

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    1. Ooo, good catch! I rarely paint my toes but I think this would look really great.

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  2. Love this color..very vibrant as Ali said above me...love the color swatches to show the difference of the brands!! will be visiting the site ASAP...GREAT POST!!!

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed the post! I've been getting so many compliments on the color. It's a winner :)

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  3. I love that color... perfect all summer long. Thanks for doing the color comparison as well. It shows just how vibrant the NARS color really is. May need to get me a bottle for this summer.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the post, Karen! It really is such a good summer color :)

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  4. That is some fun red! I wonder if I could pull it off ... ???

    Visiting from SITS :)

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