Nail of the Day – Nubar Lustful Red

One from the Nubar Risque Reds collection that was released recently, I really like it.  A blue-red creme it applies smoothly (if a little on the thick side, but nothing that can’t be fixed with a couple of drops of thinner), and evenly. There is no shimmer, and no glitter I really like it for a dramatic old-school”Hollywood” nails look.  Pic above is two coats shown over an Orly basecoat, and without a topcoat. Okay, it’s not very edgy, but it is classic and pretty, and I like it. You can buy Nubar polishes from Beautyshed, who are lovely people, they cost £8 each.

Speaking of “edgy” though, I was at Boots No7 Autumn/Winter trends preview last week, and they’re releasing a matte topcoat for nails in August, and I managed to snag a bottle.  I was wondering what a classic glossy red nail would look like mattified and here it is:

I think I kind of prefer this shade matte, to be honest, it’s more of a raspberry/cranberry colour once the gloss is removed,  what do you think?  No7 Stay Perfect Matte Topcoat will be available in Boots stores from August 11th, and will cost £7.25.  I’ve just doubled my varnish wardrobe!  Hmn … wonder what matte toenails will look like?

The Fine Print: Both items featured in this post were provided by PR for review purposes. Opinions are all my own work, feel free to ignore them though, it’s cool.

6 Comments

  1. May 21, 2010 / 9:41 am

    Im def going to have to get this when it comes out! Looks great. Really want a matte nail polish but ive not been able to fine one

    Lisa xx

  2. May 21, 2010 / 6:20 pm

    I love mattified reds and purples, I've been using China Glaze Matte Magic but will definitely give the No.7 one a go too when it comes out, as it will hopefully be much easier for me to get hold of!

  3. May 22, 2010 / 1:47 pm

    Oooh, cool-toned red! I like it. I like the matte version too, although I bet it accelerated the chipping process. Still tooth-gnashing over missing the No7 event. I will definitely get the matte topcoat when it appears in store I think. I had a matte topcoat years ago by Agnes B and it was a lot of fun transforming everything into matteness.

  4. May 23, 2010 / 8:01 am

    Haha love the fine print.. I like it better matte too, the color looks much more unique! I wonder if the boots matte polish will be coming to target in the states? xx

  5. May 23, 2010 / 9:58 pm

    Lovely colour

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