The Nars Vintage Nail Polish Collection takes its inspiration from iconic films. Courtesy photo.



Nars is bringing some of its best-selling super stars back for a repeat performance.

The beauty brand has launched a Vintage Nail Polish Collection, with each shade inspired by an iconic movie. The polishes run the metallic gamut, and feature the kind of off-beat yet fashion-savvy hues the brand is known for.

Army green Mash flashes gold shimmer when it hits the light, and is a nod to the comedy about the medical staff at a Korean War hospital -- which ultimately inspired the legendary TV series M*A*S*H. Meanwhile, the King Kong shade mixes the same gold infusion with a rusty copper color.

Shade saturation goes deeper with the ink-navy Midnight Express, named for the '70's film that follows a prison inmate's one chance to escape. The law and order theme continues with the lush forest green Zulu, which celebrates the 1964 British war movie that starred Michael Caine and Stanley Baker. Full Metal Jacket flaunts a silver-meets-gray gunmetal hue, so named for the Vietnam War movie directed by Stanley Kubrick in 1987.

And in a fashion industry where the word 'vintage' can be tossed around to describe last season's clothes, NARS really does mean vintage here. All the shades are from the mid '90's, which is just a couple years after François Nars first launched his eponymous makeup brand. Unlike the matte finish that is the current beauty trend, these polishes all have that shiny lacquered finish that was so essential in the decade of 90210.

The Vintage Collection is limited edition and on sale for $16 per polish at Narscosmetics.com, while supplies last.

However, we admit that we're disappointed about one thing. Why didn't Marcel the French bulldog model these hot shades on his paws?