Monday, April 23, 2012
NARS Trouville nail polish review
It was refreshing to see a wearable pink on the NARS Summer 2012 lineup. Often NARS is quite daring with nail polish colors, and I've safely passed on a number of them. NARS Trouville nail polish is described as a seashell pink. The color relates to its namesake village, Trouville, a fishing village in Normandy (northwestern France).
I was drawn in by the description of 'seashell pink', however when I received my bottle, I was surprised. I did not see the soft pink found along the edges of a conch or fan-shaped shell. In my opinion Trouville is way too bright to be considered 'seashell'. Trouville is a bright yellow pink creme nail polish. I would say it falls somewhere in between a pastel and a candy color. My swatch of NARS Trouville below is pretty accurate, though in low lighting the color looks cooler and more candy colored.The formula is a bit thick and despite that two coats are required. The drying time is reasonable. In general, I like the glossy finish that NARS formulas dry down to.
For a color comparison, I've photographed NARS Trouville next to NARS Vestale (reviewed here) and NARS Orgasm nail polish. Please keep in mind that in the strong sunlight, the colors tend to appear slightly warmer and more vibrant.
Finally, I've made some comparison swatches of the above bottles and the closest pink I could find. Most of the pink nail colors I have tend to be cool pinks or pale pinks; it was hard finding something similar to Trouville in my collection. You can see that the NARS Vestale swatch is much paler and more muted; Trouville looks more candy colored in comparison. NARS Orgasm nail polish is significantly more peach. L'Oreal Trust Fund Baby, a mid toned pink, shows the slightly pastel character NARS Trouville.
NARS Trouville is a bit of an enigma. Although I'm uncertain of whether I like the color up close, it turns out very nicely in photographs and when seen from further away, like in the context of an outfit. I don't really have a color like this in my collection, so I consider this a worthwhile buy. I will porbably get more use out of Trouville when summer truly rolls in.
Are you planning on adding NARS Trouville to your collection? What are some of your favorite yellow-pink nail colors? What kind of pinks do you like?
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