So... Is it just me, or did Nubar not do an official summer collection? I know that The Painted Nail by Nubar had that awesome set of glass fleck glittery colors, but that's all I saw!
Well, whether or not there was a summer collection, there's definitely a fall collection. It's called Polished Chic and it's a set of really smooth, classic cremes with one blackened duochrome shimmer to stand out like a sore thumb.
Beguiling Carmine. An excellent fall red. It's warm and rich. Almost a brick red, not quite a blood red.
Edgy Umber. I don't know if you can tell from my picture, but this looks really dusty. Dusty in a good way. I don't have a whole lot of colors like this. A neutral brown base, a touch of purple tone, a little bit of greyness. This one and Classic Camel are my favorites.
Faded Putty. I know this looks like a pure white on my nails, but it's not. It's an off-white. It's not too dirty or yellowed looking but it is not a pure bright white. Faded Putty is a good name for it! It has a little bit of putty tone.
Mod Aqua. Really pretty dusty pale turquoise. Less vibrant than something like China Glaze For Audrey. Somewhere in between turquoise and robin's egg blue. Very soft look. Retro feeling.
Stylish Peacock. Medium teal creme. Don't know what else to say about it! How do you describe something so simple? It's a just a perfect teal creme.
Vogue Vert. This is an interesting one. I know it looks like I have mega lobster hands here, but that's just the lighting. Horrible lighting lately. But... when I see this on my nails in normal natural light, it doesn't give me lobster hands. A pastel mint that doesn't make my hands super red! That's a rare thing. Plus, it has a nice faded look to it that makes it really dreamy looking.
The formula on these was top notch. Gorgeous. They all applied like a dream and gave me no trouble whatsoever. All were opaque in two coats and I did two coats of all. Brushes were good, bottles were without defect. Dry time was good and all but Elegant Indigo dry glossy without topcoat (but you should use topcoat anyway). Zero complaints in the formula department. Nubar's creme formula is amazing.
The thing that I like about this collection is that while the color selection isn't anything new or exciting, the colors themselves are perfect. They're they types of creme shades that set an example for what other cremes should be. They're also extremely creamy looking... Milky... Soft. Don't know what else to say about them besides that they're fantastic to apply and flattering to wear. Not terribly exciting color-wise, but each color is exactly how it should be.
Though, I actually don't care for Elegant Indigo. Shocking! It isn't sparkly or duochrome enough for me, it falls flat on my nails. Amazing in the bottle, though.
These are available now on ByNubar.com.
(These were sent to me for review.)