NARS is not a brand I pay much attention to when it comes to nail polish. For one, it’s expensive ($19 a bottle). Also, for the most part, I’ve never been overly impressed by the colors NARS releases. But when the promo image for NARS spring 2013 new polish release started floating around the internet it caught my attention.
The name of this polish, Disco Inferno, makes no sense to me. It is not a flashy polish by any means. NARS describes Disco Inferno as an iridescent silver green. That’s not inaccurate but I would describe Disco Inferno as a semi sheer silver with subtle silver glitter that flashes purple and green. While there is alot going on with this polish it really can be worn as a not boring neutral.
The formula is sheer. I used 4 coats in my swatches and was happy with the color payoff.
When I saw Disco Inferno in the bottle I was immediately reminded of several other polishes in my collection. Both wet n wild fastdry Gray’s Anatomy and essence Where is the Party? have a similar though slightly darker base than Disco Inferno but lack the silver shimmer. The closest potential dupe in my collection is OPI Not Like the Movies. The two polishes are very similar though Not Like the Movies isn’t quite as sheer and is overall a bit darker.
I prefer Disco Inferno to the others in my collection simply because it’s a bit more pastel. That being said, I’m not entirely sure that it’s worth the price difference.
Below the jump there are additional swatches including a comparison to OPI Not Like the Movies.