NARS Vestale nail polish is a beautiful ballet-slipper pink polish that appeared as an exclusive during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale this year. It was the most popular of the three that were released, and may or may not be available at counters at this time. I've been in the market for a good nude pink for a while, and Vestale fit the bill perfectly. It's light pink, with a touch of nude. Most nude polish I've come across is too dark, while most light pinks are too candy pink. As Goldilocks would say, this one is "just right"!
As someone who favors creme polish finishes, NARS certainly has a nice selection. Usually I'm not excited by the "secret shimmer" found in most Chanel polish, as most of my polish wear is on my toes. I just don't like the feeling of nail polish on my fingers; I hope that doesn't make me a weirdo. I don't have vast experience with high end polish, but I have used numerous OPIs. As a creme polish lover, I love NARS's formulation. It's goopy, yes, but it gets better over time (see more thoughts here) and I have enough dexterity to make it work. However, the quick dry time (possibly faster than Dior) and really resilient and shiny finish make it a big winner in my book. Whatever polymer formulation they're using really works for me, but may not for everyone.
By the way, the cap on NARS polish doesn't come off like Dior or Chanel polish. You actually have to wield the whole thing to paint your nails. I prefer this to a tiny nubbin type cap, but it's another personal preference type thing for folks to think about. As for my nail swatches of NARS Vestale, the first photo is probably the most accurate. The others are in full sun and are a tad washed out. Two to three coats were used, depending how I felt about the opacity of each nail.
|Outdoor full sunlight|
|Comparison pinks to NARS Vestale|
And a nice Degas to go with the pink ballet slipper theme. Isn't the pastel so ethereal and beautiful?
|Painting by Degas, photo by me.|
Thanks for reading my review of NARS Vestale nail polish. It's a classic pick that I'm truly pleased with. I wore this non-stop as my pedi for most of the last month. I've been feeling nude polish on the toes lately; it hasn't been a really bright polish kind of summer for me. My current nude collection is very limited, so I'd enjoy any thoughts or recs you have!