NARS Vintage Nail Polish Collection Swatches & Review

NARS Cosmetics has re-released some of their older nail colors in the Vintage Nail Collection for a limited time only.

These are all colors new to me so I thought maybe some of you would want to see them as well.

The collection as a whole doesn’t make me fall over with excitement, to be honest, but there are some nice colors in there. I guess when you have as much nail polish as I do after awhile, you expect BIG things. :)

The formula is definitely pretty great on these. There was only one I had any issues with. All were quite wonderful, as you would expect from NARS.

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon is a frosty pale blue shimmer. Though NARS calls this an iridescent color, I didn’t really see that on the nail. This is a really pretty color, but a little on the sheer side. This was three coats and you can see the visible nail line.

Cha Cha Cha

Cha Cha Cha is a pale frosty tangerine shimmer. This too is a little on the sheer side and it wasn’t really my kind of color. This was three coats.


Tallulah is a medium purple creme. This is the one I had issues with. As you can see it’s pretty patchy and uneven on. This was only two coats, so maybe after three it would have evened out. I like the colors, but probably have a bunch like it already.


Hunger is a bright tomato red creme. This is very pretty and flattering, which kind of surprised me since I’m not much of an orange gal. This was two coats.


Zizi is a sheer base with gold and orange glitter. I’m sure this is meant to be a layering color, otherwise it’s too sheer. I think this would probably look cool over Hunger actually. This was two coats.


I think this is a decent collection with a couple pretty colors, but nothing that is all that unique. The formula was really nice though (except Tallulah) and if you don’t have any of these colors, I do think you might like them.

Whaddya think?




  • August 12, 2010

    Ohh, why the first one have to be so pretttttttttttttttttty??
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  • August 12, 2010

    Oh man…I got a bottle of NARS Blue Lagoon as a birthday present from my mom when I was, I dunno, 15? 16? Just seeing a picture of it takes me back! Come to think of it, I probably still have that bottle somewhere…

  • August 12, 2010

    I’m not really feeling a lot of these colors, but Zizi looks like a good layering polish. For some reason, shades like Blue Lagoon really reminds me of the 90s; it just has that vibe. I think Avon also has something like it, and also called Lagoon. Overall though, these are nice ish colors, but I wouldn’t pay the NARS price for them.
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  • August 12, 2010

    Hmmm..Tallulah is the only color I actually like – of course its the one with the most issues!

    Ping – yes! Avon has a color like this called Blue Lagoon. I was just looking at a catalog and saw this color. Blues just arent for me, though. has the Orly Cosmic FX colors available (or at least they did yesterday when I ordered). I picked up Galaxy Girl and finally ordered my China Glaze VV colors.

    Thank goodness these colors arent a must have…my husband will be sure to roll his eyes when UPS arrives tomorrow…
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  • August 12, 2010

    Tallulah for me. Definitely a 3-coater. Had similar problems today with Zoya Casey. But none of them is super-special at all.

  • August 12, 2010

    I think Blu Lagoon is the only one i really want. They are pretty colors but for the Nars price it’s got to be unique!

  • August 12, 2010

    I’ll skip these. Nothing I don’t already have a shade like. Hunger does look fantastic on you.

  • August 12, 2010

    Not really feeling these, but they do look beautiful on your nails!

  • August 12, 2010

    I like Tallulah (mainly for the name!) but those types of polish can be such a pain to apply and remove. Blue Lagoon is really pretty!

  • August 12, 2010

    OMG I just met a little girl earlier this summer whose name is Tallulah, though I’m not really sure if it’s the same spelling

  • August 12, 2010

    hhmm none of them wowed me. What’s going? Lately I seem to not be liking any new colors that have come out.
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  • August 12, 2010

    These are okay, but no lemmings for me. Now if they re-released Platoon and Mash, I’d be all over those, knocking down people to get to the Nars counter at Holt’s! 😀

  • August 13, 2010

    Not crazy about any of these…

  • August 14, 2010

    I definitely wore something that looked like Blue Lagoon in the 90’s.

  • August 15, 2010

    i wanted them to release something AMAZING like orpheus. i’m kind of blah on all these colours!