NARS Holiday 2010 collection includes Bad Influence ($16), another addition to the taupe nail trend (also discussed here and here). Overall, NARS Bad Influence is the closest polish that I’ve seen to Chanel’s Particuliere ($23)–the colors are nearly identical. NARS is slightly more neutral/gray and the faintest touch darker in normal light. Also, NARS is ever-so-slightly thinner in consistency, although both should be applied using two coats to full opacity.
This leaves the final differentiator–the price. NARS is $16, Chanel is $23. But, well, it is Chanel.
Here are some very quick swatches that I did this afternoon, with Nars Bad Influence in the center, Chanel Particuliere above, and just for fun Deborah Lippmann’s Waking up in Vegas at the bottom: