If You Aren’t Ready To Say So Long to Rose Gold, There’s New Pastorale Nail Polish by NARS

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NARS Pastorale Nail Polish Swatch

Wearing the new NARS Nail Polish in Pastorale ($20) on my paws

Um…rose gold?

Yes, rose gold. Still. In all its rosy golden glory.


OK, now, I realize that rose gold is sooo 2013, and depending on where you stand on the subject, it may or may not have peaked, makeup-wise, with last year’s Naked3 palette from Urban Decay or the Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector from BECCA.

You know what, though?

I kind of don’t care. 🙂

I’m going to continue clinging to rose gold with my polished claws and paws because, dagnabbit, I love it, particularly when paired with warmer skin tones.

NARS Pastorale Nail Polish

NARS Pastorale Nail Polish, $20

Today, to keep the Carlos Santana Tone Wedge Sandals I’m wearing company, I painted my nails with Pastorale, a new rose gold nail polish from NARS.

NARS Pastorale Nail Polish

Because nails are an accessory!

It’s from the recent relaunch of the brand’s nail polish line and arrives with the other shades July 15 at NARS boutiques and narscosmetics.com, and August 1 at Sephora stores and department store NARS counters.

NARS Pastorale Swatch

Rose gold radness

I’m just gonna come out and say it: I love this shade!

I feel like a Medieval sorceress wearing melted rose gold on her nails…


In these swatches, I’m wearing two coats.

NARS Pastorale Swatch

Two layers of NARS Pastorale

I’ve been digging the idea of matching my nails to my outfits lately, and when you think about it…nails are kind of like an accessory, aren’t they?

Anyone else out there still obsessed with rose gold?? Raise your (painted) paws!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Ruchita says:

    I think this is a really pretty color. And I love the dress and accessories in the picture!

  2. Chic Lapin says:

    It’s so pretty! I think I want it for my wedding! Do you think it will be too loud for a bridal manicure? 😀
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  3. Agata says:

    I love rose gold and this nail polish looks stunning! I love your new shoes as well. And painting your nails is definitely a great way to accessorize any outfit!
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  4. Icequeen81 says:

    I love all the accessories the bracelets, the watch, there also metal watches in rose gold. Love it
    I have Fossil watch the center is rose gold and the watch itself is silver very pretty

    I need bracelets like this in this shade they looks so chic. Also earrings heheh

    • Karen says:

      Your watch sounds so pretty, Icequeen! I’m looking for a rose gold watch at the moment. 🙂 Maybe I’ll fall in love with the Fossil one!

      • Icequeen81 says:

        wanted to send you the link for the one I have but I cant find it. But if you take a look in the site you will see they have pretty rose gold watches. Mine is without rain stones.

  5. kellly says:

    SO beautiful! I don’t care if it’s 2013 or not. It’s a beautiful, very flattering color. I still wish it had been color of the year for 2014 instead of radiant orchid anyway.
    Thanks for showing rose gold in all it’s glory!

  6. Shivani says:

    I will love rose gold forever…and ever….! I’m really adoring those bracelets as well! Where are they from? I need some accessories to pair my my rose gold watch and this nail polish that I will be getting 🙂

  7. Heidi says:

    Yeah, I don’t care where rose gold is on the trend scale, they’ll have to snatch it out of my cold, dead hands! It’s always been my favorite metal. I have a pair of rose gold heart-shaped hoop earrings that have been with me for over a decade! I may have to splurge on this polish!

  8. Renée says:

    Hola Karen, I love the feminine molten color of rose gold. Diggin the geometric cuff bracelet even more. Do share source pls. Merci!

  9. Betsy says:

    Pastorale is beautiful! You mentioned it looks good on warmer skin tones, do you think someone with a cool/pale skintone could pull it off too? I just bought the rose gold foil Melanie satchel by LeSportsac at a terrific price (almost 60% off) at Amazon and it would be fun to wear with this polish.
    By the way, Karen, I’m a new subscriber to your wonderful blog and I just love it. You and Tabs brighten up my day!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Betsy,

      I definitely think you could pull it off. If you like rose gold, go for it.

      Got your other comment, BTW, and fixed the way the name appears. Hope you’re having a great afternoon. 🙂

  10. Lorraine says:

    There is a reason rose gold keeps coming back- it is super flattering and goes with everything! Essie Penny Talk is a classic that appears on the red carpet manis again and again. Estee Lauder’s Rose Gold sold out at counters long before the other colors in the Metallics Collection. Is this polish prone to brushstrokes like many of the metallic shades? For another take on rose gold this fall, check out Deborah Lippmann’s Lullaby of Broadway. Gorgeous shade, I think she really got it right with this one.

  11. Trisha says:

    Wow, that’s a pretty color! I don’t even care that it’s supposedly last year’s shade. It’s pretty forever.
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  12. Natalie says:

    I love this polish color! It’s so beautiful. I also love the idea of having molten rose gold nails (moment of genius on your part Karen)! Lol. Very sorceress.
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  13. gio says:

    I love anything rose gold and this is no exception. Must get my hands on it asap!
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  14. Katherine M says:

    Rose gold will probably never go out of style for me because it’s my wedding band. I love the color, love how flattering it is, and I love roses and gold…I think it’s an amazingly flattering color on you and I love how it complements your skin. UD Naked 3 is one of my favorite palettes and one of the ones I wear the most when I want to wear nudes. I just bought an NYX pencil recently in rose gold (it’s a cream shadow stick), and it’s just so easy and flattering for the summer. UD liner in Blackheart/Dark Side is now one of my faves.

  15. Jen says:

    I could care less about what’s in fashion. If I like a color on me, I rock it. To me, the ones that will only wear what’s in style, care a little too much about others approval of them. How many have horror stories of looking terible, but did it to stay on trend. If you look good, go for it.

  16. Agatha says:

    I LOVE rose gold, especially rose gold jewelry! In my opinion it’s classic and seems to look good on everyone and with everything. The nail polish is so pretty.

  17. Tiffany says:

    That’s the prettiest rose gold polish I’ve ever seen.

  18. fancie says:

    Everything looks gorgeous! I really love the polish but the accessories are super cute too. Love it all!
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  19. Brooke says:

    A lady my husband works with just celebrated being with the company for 10 years and they gave her a Michael Kors rose gold watch! I’m going to try to convince him that in 3 years he too should get the same gift 🙂

  20. Laarni says:

    I srsly thought for a second that the first photo was from NARS. Beautiful! and I love gold!
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  21. I second you with rose gold love.. i so cant get over the shade.. 🙂
    The nail paint is so verryy prettyy.. i am planning to buy a rose gold watch too.. 🙂
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  22. Ahh, this is so gorgeous! I am a sucker for anything rose gold. I can’t wait to try this on my own nails! Karen, would you mind sharing where your structural-looking cuff is from? It’s stunning!
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  23. Vy says:

    WHERE did you get that bracelet??????

  24. Megan Joy says:

    I still love rose gold so much! That polish colour is so pretty 🙂

  25. Allison C says:

    I’d say that Nars is a little late to the rose gold party! But as a redhead, I’ve been wearing rose gold everything forever, and I don’t intend to give it up. That said, I already own 3 rose gold polishes so i’ll pass on the NARS. Back in late February, I bought a gorgeous new rose gold, ruby and diamond necklace to celebrate a big project. For me, rose gold will always be in style 😉
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  26. Bina says:

    I absolutely love rose gold shade. I don’t care whether it is out or not. Karen, you have always introduced me to the most beautiful shades be it nail colour or make up best suited for Asian skin tones. Thank you for introducing me to MAC Lipstick Crosswires.I religiously follow your blog. Love to Tabs!

  27. Sylirael says:

    Eep! I loved this in the promo images, and I’m so glad to see it turn out so wonderfully in real life! I might have to track it down if it comes here and make it my first NARS polish purchase ever! 😀
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  28. Puri says:

    Holy Moly that color is insanely amazing- I think I might have to go pick it up today. Seriously.
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  29. Bea says:

    Hi Karen,
    Would you say it is very similar to Essie’s “penny talk”? I really think they look pretty similar… I already own essie’s one so I don’t know if I should consider to buy this one :). Thanks!!

  30. brandy says:

    Me too:) I am rose gold obsessed. I order the same polish from NARS it looks beautiful on U:)

  31. moni case says:

    Damn straight!! I LOVE rose gold, and I’m showing no signs of slowing down 😀

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