This is long overdue.
And I feel like such a delinquent because NARS is one of my favorite brands (In fact, when a friend sent me nail polish-themed cupcakes on my birthday, NARS was one of the designs – even she knows how much I love it). And I really love these two shades.
So I’m sorry, please forgive me, I hope you’ll still like seeing these two because they are super pretty (plus it’s not too late because they’re still available).
Say hello to Galathee and Fury, the nail polish shades from NARS’ Fall 2013 collection.
Let’s start with Galathee.
Galathee is described by NARS as “dove grey.” It’s a beautiful pale grey creme with a hint of blue. I see a hint of lilac in it too. You know I find it hard to resist grey polish – especially if it’s this beautiful. So yes, I’m in love with Galathee. I’ve worn this a few times since I swatched it. Love love love. The formula was nice and super easy to work with. I used two coats.
This is Fury.
They describe Fury as a “regal purple.” That’s pretty accurate. Fury is a beautiful deep purple creme. The color is intense but not so intense that it looks almost black like some deep purples. Application was a breeze too. I used two coats.
I cannot end this post without comparisons. I have a number of greys and purples in my pretty extensive NARS collection so I wanted to compare these shades with both NARS and non-NARS shades.
Let’s start with the Galathee comparisons.
This is Galathee with two other grey NARS shades – Galion and Storm Bird, both of which I really love.
Obviously, the three are very very different. Galion is a lot darker and has a lot more blue in it and Storm Bird is also way darker. I love these three. Please don’t make me pick a favorite.
These are some of my other favorite greys with Galathee.
No dupes here either.
Chanel Frenzy has a lot more beige in it; Rescue Beauty Lounge Concrete Jungle is darker, has more blue in it and doesn’t have Galathee’s lilac tone; MAC On The Prowl is darker and straight up grey – it doesn’t have the hint of blue and lilac you can see in Galathee; Dior Gris Montaigne is a lot darker than Galathee too – it’s the darkest of these shades.
I was excited to see how Fury compared to my other NARS purples. I was a little surprised to see that I have collected a number of them.
No dupes here though. They are all very different.
Manosque is a dusty smoky grey-tinged lavender; New York Dolls is a bright and happy purple; Tallulah and Koh Lanta are a lot darker than Fury (Koh Lanta is the deepest of three shades) and both lean more red while Fury has more blue in it.
I compared NARS Fury with some non-NARS purples too.
RBL Mismas is lighter and Dior Poison is darker. The closest shade is T. LeClerc’s Pourpre Laque but they’re still not clones – Pourpre Laque is slightly darker than Fury.
Because the two shades look great together, I had fun with Galathee and Fury too. And you know when I say fun, I mean sponging. (I know, I am too sponge-happy but I can’t help it!)
I love that I can wear these shades alone and together.
The NARS Galathee and Fury are available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source for ₱995 per bottle. Visit www.narscosmetics.com.