NARS Purple Rain Nail Polish Swatches & Review

It’s Thursday and I am bringing you quite possibly one of the best purple nail polishes ever to grace the fingernails of the world!

I do not exaggerate people. I had my doubts about NARS Purple Rain being this good because I was disappointed a little with Chanel Vendetta, which was also totally hyped. But as soon as I saw Scrangie’s swatches, I placed my order!

Purple Rain is part of the NARS spring 2010 collection. It’s just gorgeous, as you will soon discover.

The formula was like butter, so flawless and wonderful, as you would expect from NARS.

I am tempting the evil eBay thieves by not watermarking these but they were so nice I couldn’t bear it! These are all taken indoors with and without flash. Peep and drool!


Purple Rain (with flash)

Purple Rain is a jewel toned deep purple with blue and red shimmer running throughout. The color changes depending on which way you turn your hand, it’s just stunning. I had my whole “Top 5 Purples” post all figured out until this baby came. Now I have to re-think things, because this is definitely in there! The closest other purple I own to this is Illamasqua Baptiste, but this seems to have more of the blue and red shimmer and this isn’t as “blackened” as Baptiste can look. This was two coats.


Purple Rain (no flash)


Purple Rain (with flash)


Purple Rain (with flash, zoom shot)

You can find Purple Rain at Sephora and the price was $16.00 and WELL worth it, I might add!

Ok people I need to know, are you loving this one?

-VV

41 comments

  • January 28, 2010

    I saw this at Sephora the other day and was so tempted to get it but I’m a little hesitant to spend that much on a nail polish. These swatches are definitely making me want to run and buy it though!
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  • January 28, 2010

    This is quite beautiful! I especially love the colours in the shimmer in the zoom shot :)

  • January 28, 2010
    Elysia

    “I never meant to cause you any sorrow, I never meant to cause you any pain”
    I LUV IT! So lusterous! GORGE!

  • January 28, 2010

    Man, I just placed a sephora order and didn’t get this one. I knew I would regret it!
    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..Urban Decay’s Alice In Wonderland Palette is On Sephora.com =-.

  • January 28, 2010

    Yeah, that is pretty dang gorgeous!
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  • January 28, 2010

    Oh don´t do this to me! I neeed it!! It is perfect :)
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  • January 28, 2010

    Time to make a Sephora trip!
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  • January 28, 2010

    it’s lovely! reminds me of orgasm cosmetics, dripping wet….are they dupes??
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    • January 28, 2010

      Hi sara,

      Hmm good question. I’ll have to check when I get home and compare! I can tell you right now though that this is less “pervy” in terms of the name and company, lol!

  • January 28, 2010
    Jen

    That is a definite OMG!!!!

  • January 28, 2010

    ZOMG! must have it.
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  • January 28, 2010
    Jackie S.

    Majorly drooling…its a great shade and its named after on of my favorite movies SCORE…O(+>

  • January 28, 2010

    Simply gorgeous!
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  • January 28, 2010
    Nello

    I want it!!! It’s beautiful! Thanks for showing us :)

  • January 28, 2010

    I think you may be right: This has a perfect balance between color and shimmer. Fabulous.
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  • January 28, 2010

    Oh WOW! I wonder where I can get this in the UK? This is the most gorgeous purple I’ve seen, it glows on the nail!! Neeeeed iiiit.
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  • January 28, 2010
    yourhermione

    I have to find this polish. I’m so glad you reviewed it!

    Hey I have a question that’s off topic a little but I am really hoping you can help – do you use a brush for cleaning up around your nails after you manicure? I read that tip long ago, on e-polishblog, and thought that you replied that you do too. I’m having an issue – I can’t seem to get the brush clean now – I’m using acetone remover (just for that cleanup part of things) but the polish just hangs out in the brush, and now I keep buying new brushes. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong. (maybe my remover isn’t 100% acetone like I thought?) have you run into anything like this?

    thanks so much!

    • January 28, 2010

      Hi yourhermoine,

      Yes I do. The one I use is just a cheapie I got at either Sally’s or Michael’s (can’t remember). The tip is kinda oval and it’s soft. I don’t use 100% acetone and don’t have a problem getting the polish off. that’s weird. Do you know if the bristles on yours is synthetic or natural? I think mine is natural and maybe polish “clings” to synthetic easier? I don’t know, I am just guessing here.

  • January 28, 2010
    TropicalChrome

    Loving? YES.

    And oh look, I just happen to have a Sephora gift card burning a hole in my pocket….:)

  • January 28, 2010
    readerritariot

    Your swatches are the absolute best I’ve seen! I’ve seen this on other blogs and thought “feh”; but after these pix, I need to leave right now and get this. It glows from within! I am no longer bored with purple polish! Get me to Sephora!

  • January 28, 2010

    Kelly:

    I am drooling over this polish, love purple rain and I am even a member of the Sephora Beauty Insider, LOL So, I can either go to Sephora and buy the polish, (which is probably sold out now or just order it through the web site). simply gorgeous!

    ((((Love Kelly)))))

    Mc Huggs :)
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  • January 28, 2010
    yourhermione

    I think mine might be synthetic!! I’ll try a natural bristle and see what happens. I can’t say thank you enough!

    • January 28, 2010

      Hi yourhermoine,

      You are welcome! Oh and mine only cost like a couple bucks so you don’t need to spend a lot on a brush!

  • January 28, 2010

    This is way better than I thought it was going to be. I may have to blow my monthly NP budget on this!

    • January 28, 2010

      Hi MightyLambChop,

      Yeah I think you should. ;-)

  • January 28, 2010
    Arrianne

    BEEEAUUUTIFUL!

  • January 28, 2010

    Oohh how beautiful! Wow!
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  • January 28, 2010
    Jasmine

    Wow this is absolutely beautiful! I’m wondering, though, would you consider a dupe for this to be Essie’s Sexy Divide?

    • January 28, 2010

      Hi Jasmine,

      No, definitely not. :)

  • January 28, 2010

    This is such a beautiful,rich colour! Unfortunatey for me the closest Sephora store is 15 hours away :(

  • January 28, 2010

    This is a fantastic purple and I’ve never seen one like it. I just added it to my “buy” list :)
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  • January 28, 2010
    Denny

    I love your swatch. This is a soooooopa pretty color. I am really thinking about it now. Thanks. :-)

  • January 28, 2010
    lissette

    I love the color its beautiful. Now how am I going to sneak this in without having the husband find out about this one? By the way love the new picture of you when you comment. You look pretty when you smile. Sorry, its the dental assistant in me.

  • January 29, 2010
    lwenzelb

    Oh wow. Just when I’d talked myself into Baptiste, you throw this dazzling purple beauty at us! Sigh.. Can’t ever have enough purple and Nars is such a nice splurge.
    Thanks again for another gorgeous set of swatches.

  • January 30, 2010
    mill

    wow. as a fan of Vendetta, this looks maybe even better.

  • January 30, 2010
    Mia

    *drools* That is some gorgeous polish!
    But, do I need it if I have Illamasqua Baptiste? Up to now I never tried nail polish from NARS.

    And do you happen to know your skin tone in MAC foundation? TIA :)

    • January 30, 2010

      Hi Mia,

      NARS polish is veryyyyyyyy nice consistency :)

      I am NC20 in MAC.

  • January 30, 2010
    Mia

    Yay, I need to get this! :D
    Thanks!

  • February 1, 2010
    Rachell

    Kelly-what does “watermark” mean?..did you order this from Ebay..?

  • February 2, 2010
    DancesWithHooves

    ohhhhh WOW this color is GORGEOUS! Nars polishes are out of my price range but I may have to put this one on a wishlist for my upcoming birthday… :0)