Thursday, March 1st, 2012

NARS Night Breed Nail Lacquer
NARS Night Breed Nail Lacquer

NARS Night Breed Nail Lacquer

NARS Night Breed Nail Lacquer ($17.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described simply as “black with silver glitter.” It’s a deep black with silver shimmer and sparkle that’s opaque in two coats (but one coat packs quite a punch of pigmentation). I don’t have anything quite like this. I think the closest shade I could think of was China Glaze Tinsel Town, but it has a lot more silver glitter and shimmer, so it looks more silver than it does black. China Glaze Stone Cold has more uniform and smaller-sized shimmer, plus it has a matte finish.

NARS nailed the formula of their Night Series shades–the color coverage is fantastic, the shades are nuanced, and they even dry faster than most polishes. It does dry down to a flatter finish, so a shiny top coat is a must if you prefer a glossy finish. The wear of NARS polishes is remarkably good–minor tip wear and no chipping after seven days.  The application was easy and required no special effort; Night Breed had a good consistency–not too thick or too thin–that yielded even color without streaking.

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Night Breed

A+
Night Breed is a high-end polish that's worth it--the formula is flawless: rich in color, easy application, and long-wear. I also love that they didn't skimp on the quantity, because you're getting as much polish as the average polish has (0.50 fl. oz.). Too many high-end brands squeeze on both price and quantity!

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Dupes
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NARS Night Breed Nail Lacquer
NARS Night Breed Nail Lacquer

NARS Night Breed Nail Lacquer
NARS Night Breed Nail Lacquer

NARS Night Breed Nail Lacquer
NARS Night Breed Nail Lacquer

NARS Night Breed Nail Lacquer
NARS Night Breed Nail Lacquer

NARS Night Breed Nail Lacquer
NARS Night Breed Nail Lacquer

NARS Night Breed Nail Lacquer
NARS Night Breed Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

NARS, $17.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

I don't have anything quite like this. I think the closest shade I could think of was China Glaze Tinsel Town, but it has a lot more silver glitter and shimmer, so it looks more silver than it does black. China Glaze Stone Cold has more uniform and smaller-sized shimmer, plus it has a matte finish.

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39 thoughts on “NARS Night Breed Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Laura

    Utterly gorgeous!

  2. Oh wow, this looks like the sky at night! Very beautiful *stealthily adds it to her shopping cart*

  3. AS

    I had just ordered this from drugstore.com this morning! Check your e-mail if you are on their mailing list. There is an offer for a free Erin Fetherson train case filled with samples with $100 purchase and 10 percent rebate from mrrebates.com. I clicked on the link for the train case first, then the link from mrrebates to get the rebate as well. The other items I bought were some of The New Black nail sets. Anyone try those before?

  4. TJ

    This is a neat looking polish. Just the right combination of black and sparkle. Hmmm.

  5. I am not really into this kind of color

  6. Jill Ross

    Christine, as far as dupes go, what about China Glaze’s Haunting? It was in this past year’s Halloween collection.

  7. What a fabulous colour. I see you have given it full marks for everything, the wear is very impressive. Yet another item for my shopping list :) Jude x @jadlgw

  8. Giulia

    Reminds me a lot of Orly “Goth” but with a slightly higher concentration of silver glitter. Love it!

  9. GUSnail

    I’m not a fan of black nail polish, or glittery nail polish…but I like this… :)

  10. Jordan phelan

    This seems very similar to orly goth

  11. rowan

    wow that’s really hot!

  12. Alexandra

    That’s gorgeous. It reminds me of a starry night.

  13. This is such a gorgeous color!!! Great Review!

  14. I hope you dont mind me asking, but are those your real nails?! they are so lovely and neat! haha x

  15. Ooh, this looks like what I wanted Dior “Black Sequins” to be.

  16. Liz

    Oh my god. Normally I’m not a nail polish person (it kills my nails), but I think it would be worth it for this polish!

  17. Amy

    I looooooooooooove it. It looks gorgeous on your nails, like I’m gazing into the universe with all of the ultra bright stars and the inky blackness of space. I dig it!

  18. i feel special because this is the only item that i got from the “night” series collection and you reviewed it! we definitely have similar taste ;)

  19. Jo

    Just the right ratio of black and sparkle <3 Maybe my first Nars purchase!

  20. Nina

    wow! need this!!

  21. Sam

    Super pretty! I’ve always loved black nail polishes. I think this could be my first NARS nail polish :)

  22. This looks gorgeous! I’m in love.

  23. Carrie

    It’s a lovely color, but I settled for Sonia Kashuk’s Starry Night. Not quite as vivid as Night Breed, but way easier on the pocket book than the Nars!

  24. Very nice. I think I will have to get this.

  25. Audrey

    Why do NARS nail polishes lose a point for packaging?

  26. Ellie

    Gorgeous! I think there may be an ORLY color that is relatively similar. I can’t remember the name now, but I’ll find out.

  27. kkkk utterly gorgeous !! Yes i have to agree is very wantable kkkk one more to my wishing list

  28. Madison

    pretty! another good dupe is opi’s metallic 4 life from the nicky manaj collection but it has larger and more silver glitter than this.

  29. Raven

    Do you have any idea how long this will stay out? I love it, but I can’t really afford to drop $17 on a nail polish right now, so I’d like to wait for as long as possible before buying it, haha.

    • It came out back in the fall of last year, so it’s still around now – NARS seems to keep things available for awhile/until it sells out!

  30. Sana

    This was immediately reminiscent of textured powder coating used in metalwork to me.

  31. Reminds me of OPI’s Metallic 4 Life from their Nicki Minaj collection. Only differences are that OPI’s has chunkier glitter pieces, and the glitter is more saturated throughout.

  32. MORENA

    The nick minaj OPI polish is better. if u want something more glittery at least.