|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Koliary is a bright creamy blue polish from NARS' summer 2012 collaborative line with Thakoon. NARS classifies Koliary as a cyan, and like the others in this line, it's so bright it's almost neon! This is a very, very summery shade, but you might find it overwhelming; if that's the case, I suggest adding metallic accents to augment its attitude. This is not your classic Tiffany blue, which I personally think is a good thing, but it goes just as well with gold.
Please note that Koliary looks much lighter in color on the NARS website than it is in person. The picture I uploaded is a little blurry (sorry!) but it should help you get the drift -- this is a medium blue, albeit a bright one. If you want the lighter shade of blue in this line, go for Kutki instead.
The formula is pretty clearly top-end. Very richly pigmented, with relatively easy application; basically opaque with one coat, but I'd still recommend two. The formula just *feels* expensive when you put it on; it's very even and streak-free.
I embarked on a manual labor spree shortly after my nails were dry, and Koliary endured a solid 8 hours of heavy-duty vacuuming, dusting, and heavy lifting with only ONE small chip on my thumbnail. That is unprecedented for me.
I gave Koliary 4 rather than 5 stars for two reasons: First, the cap is a large and somewhat unwieldy rubber rectangle, making application a little tougher than it has to be; and second . . . $18 for a bottle? Pretty dang steep! I actually got my bottle of Koliary as a present, and I have to say I never would have thought to spend almost $20 on 0.5 fluid ounces of product myself, BUT . . . this nail polish is so good that when I run out, I might just have to shell out for it anyway.
And thus NARS finds another reluctant convert!