NARS Disco Inferno Nail Polish Swatches & Review

NARS Disco Inferno

NARS Disco Inferno is a new limited edition polish in their spring 2013 collection.

Disco Inferno in the bottle looks to be a shimmery duochrome showing silver, lavender, green and blue shades. But does it look as cool on the nail as in the bottle?

Let’s find out.

NARS Disco Inferno 2

NARS Disco Inferno Swatch
Disco Inferno

On the nail Disco Inferno looks to be mostly a silvery lavender shimmer. You don’t really see much of the duochrome effect you see in the bottle, even under different lighting. The formula is really quite sheer. I used three coats to cover and the tips still weren’t as covered as I normally like.

NARS Disco Inferno Swatch 2
Disco Inferno (no flash)

Overall: I was disappointed that the duochrome effect that seems very strong in the bottle wasn’t very apparent on the nail. Also the polish is very sheer, I prefer more saturation.

Availability: NARS.

Pricing: $18.00.

What do you think, is Disco Inferno your style or no?


Note: NARS is cruelty free.

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  • January 18, 2013

    This reminds me a loooot of the one that came out with the Katy Perry collection for OPI. However, NARS formula far surpasses OPI’s so maybe I’ll check this one out!
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  • January 18, 2013

    Looks so much less exciting on the nail. I’m kinda bummed; saw the bottle shots and they were so cool. I’ll be skipping this one.

  • January 18, 2013

    I wonder if this will look cooler layered. It’s true that it doesn’t seem too impressive on its own!
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  • January 18, 2013

    It reminds me of Butter London Knackered, but without the holo glitter.

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  • January 18, 2013

    Elle polish (you find it at Kohls for $10) Dancing Queen looks to be an almost exact dupe of this. Also, I think Revlon Smouldering is nearly identical. I usually love NARS, but I won’t need this because I already have butter LONDON knackered, which is similar but with a lovely holo glitter.

  • January 18, 2013

    I love this!!
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  • January 18, 2013

    woow great nars is cruelty free :)
    not my shade but it looks good on you

  • January 18, 2013

    I have had a few polishes like this, this looks to be the weakest. Not Like The Movies by OPI was much better done!
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  • January 18, 2013

    It kind of reminds me of a discontinued OPI, How to Jamaica Million but without the coverage. However, I have been desperately missing it so it may be worth a shot.

  • January 18, 2013

    I don’t think I’ll buy it because it’s not really my cup of tea but it is a really pretty polish! :)

  • January 18, 2013

    Your swatches look more opaque than many I’ve seen of this – maybe most bloggers are doing two instead of three. It definitely looks better in your swatches! I like this, but I think Wet n Wild Gray’s Anatomy is similar enough for me.

  • January 18, 2013

    I wonder how this one would look layered under black? Would the magic really show like butter LONDON Knackered? Hmm.
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  • January 18, 2013

    So many dupes of this: WnW, DL, to name a couple.

  • January 18, 2013

    I don’t own any NARS polishes, but I love the iridescence of this shade.

  • January 19, 2013

    I’d be so curious to see this layered over a dark base.

  • January 19, 2013

    Love love love this polish!! So pretty!!!

  • January 19, 2013

    I like how this looks – I hate the price point of Nars – not worth it to me. This is a lot like OPI Brand New Skates from 2008 which I have and have wore a ton.

  • January 19, 2013

    It reminds me of OPI Not Like the Movies. That one didn’t have a good formula either, but at least it was 10 bucks cheaper.

  • January 19, 2013

    Disappointing, looks pretty in the bottle!
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  • January 19, 2013

    I’m not into silver right now and I definitely don’t think it looks worth the NARS price. Thanks for these swatches!
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  • January 20, 2013

    I was disappointed in this too. When I saw the promo images, I was excited, but it’s really nothing like I imagined
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  • January 20, 2013

    Disappointed you didn’t like it that much. I normally love Nars polished. Guess I’ll pass on this one.

  • January 21, 2013
    Brooke Elise

    It looks a lot like a Revlon polish to me. Same tone, same duo chrome in the bottle, same failure of duo chrome on the nail.

  • January 21, 2013
    Emma jo

    Have you tried layering it over black? I have a Sinful Colors polish that looks very very sinilar to this, and it looks awful on the nail… until you layer it over black. It turns a lovely peacock-green color that looks royal blue in some lighting! It woukd be a shame to never wear an $18 dollar polish again, it’s worth a shot.

  • January 21, 2013

    Pretty color, but it reminds me a lot of Wet n Wild’s Gray’s Anatomy, which is way more affordable.

  • January 21, 2013

    Ohh, very futuristic! I like it, although it’s always a little disappointing when duochrome doesn’t translate quite as much on the nail as in the bottle.
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