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The Brush

3 years ago by

The most important part of painting your nails…

Okay, maybe it’s the second most important part after picking the color (I’m wearing Gold Viper from the NARS x 3.1 Phillip Lim collection–it’s a pretty much perfect metallic) is the brush.

I’ve tried a lot of nail polishes, so I know how important a good brush is. Too skinny of a brush and you’ll be left with a streaky finish, too firm of a brush, the coats will be uneven. You need a wide, soft brush for optimal coverage (fewer strokes, fewer streaks!) and the new NARS polishes have nailed it in the brush department. It’s one of the best I’ve ever used!

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  • C’est hyper important le pinceau : gain de temps, fini du vernis, aucun débordement…
    Je crois que ça dépend aussi de la forme et de la courbure des ongles. En tout cas pour ma part j’ai trouvé le pinceau qui me va parfaitement : ceux des vernis Kiko (et ça tombe bien vu que c’est mini budget ^^)

  • i don’t like the fat brush: it doesn’t work for me :)

    http://littleaesthete.com

  • irosis July, 22 2014, 5:51 / Reply

    J’approuve totalement. C’est un vrai gain de temps… Et puis si les couleurs sont top c’est génial !

  • Yes super important! Big difference in quality between different brands of nailpolish as well. Wouldn’t it be possible to buy a brush separate from the polish though..? Never thought about it before. Just like you can with a host of other make-up utensils?

  • Caitlin July, 22 2014, 7:40 / Reply

    I am dying! That is an AMAZING colour and I CANNOT find it online in Australia (I live in an isolated rural area).. I wonder if the Essie brand metallic gold is just as good?! I can get it online….

    I have some very old Revlon nail polish that has the perfect brush.. 2 swipes and the nail is covered… Narrow brushes are the worst… 5 swipes and then the end of the nail gets all lumpy….

  • I have the Essie Good as Gold colour and its nice, covers well, but its a bit pale, not a strong yellow gold if that’s what you’re looking for. Oh, and DO NOT top it with matte top coat. It looks very very gross. Only glossy.

  • Sarah M July, 22 2014, 8:18 / Reply

    Cette couleur est magnifique. Je m’étais lassée du doré mais tu m’as donné envie de m’y remettre!

  • The gold polish rocks! I think the brush is important but the formula of the varnish is vital. I really hate watery, thin polishes. :] // itsCarmen.com ?

  • On dirait le même pinceau que les vernis YSL. Pour moi le top le pinceau Essie pro USA.
    Mais je pense que ça dépend de beaucoup de choses: bombé de l’ongle, technique etc.

  • Les deux autres couleurs ont l’air sublime aussi! C’est vrai qu’une brosse toute petite et un vernis trop épais ou trop liquide peuvent vite devenir galère, il faudra que je teste les Nars!
    Cécile
    http://www.maxcebycecilej.com

  • That color is amazing, I love metallic nail polishes. I find that Sephora brushes are good, and Mavala, too. I totally agree about the fact that a brush must be soft.

  • La couleur est parfaite!

    Xx
    http://www.Lauralexo.com

  • I like these two colors together…
    XOX, Gap.
    http://www.gaptoothedgirl.com

  • Sonia G. July, 23 2014, 7:39 / Reply

    Moi j’ai trouvé un doré super chez Kure Bazaar!

  • Constance July, 23 2014, 8:03 / Reply

    Moi , j’ai trouvé mes vernis ( brosse maniable et prix canon !!) ce sont les Rimmel !! Les couleurs sont tops , sécharge (très) rapide et prix mini ( entre 5 et 10 euros)!!

  • Bonjour, Garance!

    J’ai un coup de soliel, parce que je suis idiot et ne porte pas de SPF. ): Avez-vous de conseils pour après? Il a decolle, pour la plupart, mais mon nez est tres rouge et irrégulière. Je crains les dommages à long terme! Je ne desire pas les taches quand je suis plus âgé, et je voudrais que mon nez soit moins répugnante maintenant.

    Pardon mon francais, j’apprends la langue.

    Merci beaucoup!

    Connor

  • Beverley Marsland July, 23 2014, 12:00 / Reply

    Agreed – but have you tried the Dior Addict Varnish?
    Such a great brush – it spreads across the nail

  • Hi Beverley! I love love love the Dior brush!

  • I don’t know which brush is best! but I do know that essie colors are amazing!!!

    http://hashtagliz.com

  • Victoria Regia July, 23 2014, 2:01 / Reply

    The most important part of nail painting is trimming your cuticles.

  • Je suis d’accord, le pinceau est un outil essentiel à la pose mais la texture et la qualité du vernis sont aussi des éléments importants! c’est comme avoir un bon pinceau pour le teint mais un fond de teint de mauvaise qualité!
    en tout cas tes choix sont supers!

    http://ma-demoiselle-s.tumblr.com/

  • I’m pretty sure they changed all the brushes on the NARS reformulations that have been out (or will be out) recently!

  • Nars always know what they are doing. The brush looks great and that gold colour is just fantastic!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

  • love nars…..agree brush is it….nars use to not last long…peel easily….looking forward to checking out new brush and polish…..happy thursday XOXO

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