Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

NARS Night Rider Nail Lacquer
NARS Night Rider Nail Lacquer

NARS Night Rider Nail Lacquer

NARS Night Rider Nail Lacquer ($17.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “soft plum with silver glitter.” It’s a pink-plum with silver glitter–but the way the glitter sits against the pink-plum makes it appear almost like a really pale, silvered lilac. I couldn’t think of any good dupes for it, but Nubar Treasure Nail (darker purple) and Milani Hi-Res (holographic, darker) were the closest–I wouldn’t say they’re close, though.

Night Rider is opaque in two coats and requires no patience at all during application, because the formula balances consistency with pigmentation, so it applies evenly, fluidly, and without a hitch.  I typically get a week of wear out of NARS’ formula with minor tip wear but no chipping.  I’m not unforgiving to my nails, but I don’t make any attempts to preserve a manicure, so I definitely use my nails as tools!

The Glossover

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product

Night Rider

A+
If you loved the way the other Night shades looked but felt they were just too dark, Night Rider gives you the same fun finish and nuance with a more spring-friendly color.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

Results
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Dupes
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NARS Night Rider Nail Lacquer
NARS Night Rider Nail Lacquer

NARS Night Rider Nail Lacquer
NARS Night Rider Nail Lacquer

NARS Night Rider Nail Lacquer
NARS Night Rider Nail Lacquer

NARS Night Rider Nail Lacquer
NARS Night Rider Nail Lacquer

NARS Night Rider Nail Lacquer
NARS Night Rider Nail Lacquer

NARS Night Rider Nail Lacquer
NARS Night Rider 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 couldn't think of any good dupes for it, but Nubar Treasure Nail (darker purple) and Milani Hi-Res (holographic, darker) were the closest--I wouldn't say they're close, though.

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19 thoughts on “NARS Night Rider Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alannah Alannah

    Gorgeous!

  2. I NEED this! I’ve been looking for the perfect 90’s Barbie shade and I think this is a jackpot!

  3. This is sooo pretty!

  4. Alexandra Aimee

    Reminds me a lot of Butter’s No more waity-katie.

  5. Jane

    Models Inc ‘Mystic Mauve’ is a slightly lighter dupe

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Linda linda

    i LOVE this!

  7. Ohh love love LOVE! :) must must have this! Thanks for the review, christine! :)

  8. That’s really gorgeous.

  9. Ok it is time for me to ask a dumb question, when you demonstrate nail polishes, are those your actual nails or do you test on easy to apply fake nails? Because they always look ridiculously perfect, and my nails are feeling intimidated.

    • Always my real nails – I have never had fake nails except maybe when I was 10 or so and stuck some on or something (and I can’t even remember doing that!). I don’t usually keep my nails at this length – if they’re this length, it’s usually because I’ve been too lazy to trim or file, lol! Right now, they’re super short because I cut them down prior to moving.

  10. Carrie Ann

    Ooh, that’s lovely.

  11. Bee

    It’s so prettyyyyy. I’m always a sucker for pink ;)

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Teri Teri Vogelsberg

    Oh yeah. I’m all over this color. I’m definitely gonna grab me more then one that’s for sure.

  13. April

    I’m gonna end up buying all of the Night line shades… Not good April, Not good

  14. Liz

    holy i want this color so bad

  15. Carrie

    Wow! That’s beautiful and unique enough that I might splurge on it. Tempted now!

  16. vina

    I want to have an eyeshadow color like this!!!

  17. justjamiexo

    I loooovvveeee this!

  18. That is a gorgeous color. I’m not sure what season it would look best in, though.