François Nars is fluent in gray.
He does many colors well, but for me, none so hit the mark than his charcoals, mint-steels (like new shadow Euphrate) and my favorite–purple-gray hybrids. This is an elusive shade; so rare as to practically be a Crayola fugitive. I once argued with my freshman year college roommate Marcia about a perfectly purple-gray purse I bought at the Gap in Kenmore Square (the source of all my duds I donned that year, alas) about its exact color provenance. I maintained it was gray, she swore it was purple. We ended up calling the store that night to settle the argument. (It was gray.) I gra(y)vitate toward the hues that are grayt and unexpected.
|My manicure with Nars Nail Polish in Galathee.|
My favorite grayt shade of late? The new hue Galathee, from the NARS Fall 2013 Color Collection, which is vaguely neon, brightly creamy and boasts a lit-from-within violet-gray pigment. It’s so grayt, it’s actually graaaaayyyyt.
Nars Nail Polish in Galathee ($19) will be available at narscosmetics.com on July 15. What’s on your nails? Do you appreciate a grayt color?
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