Tuesday, September 4th, 2012


NARS Superstar Nail Lacquer

Maybe Not Teal, But It’s Still Quite Nice

NARS Superstar Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “teal.” It’s a dark, smoky blue with just a hint of teal (which is more apparent in the bottle than on the nail) and a cream finish. Essie Go Overboard is quite similar, though I’d say it leans a bit closer to teal with less blue. MAC Deep Sea is darker and greener. Rescue Beauty Lounge Teal is darker and more teal.

It’s almost opaque in one coat, but you definitely need two for fully opaque color. The consistency is the right balance between thick and thin, so it yields good coverage and applies evenly without pooling along the edges of the nail. It dried down quickly and had a naturally glossy shine (swatches are without a top coat). I typically get a full week of wear with NARS’ formula with very minor tip wear and no chipping.

The Glossover

LE
product

Superstar

A+
Lovely formula, rich color, amazingly shiny dry down--there's nothing to criticize here!

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 Superstar Nail Lacquer


NARS Superstar Nail Lacquer


NARS Superstar Nail Lacquer


NARS Superstar Nail Lacquer


NARS Superstar Nail Lacquer


NARS Superstar Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

NARS, $18.00 (October 1st).

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Essie Go Overboard is quite similar, though I'd say it leans a bit closer to teal with less blue. MAC Deep Sea is darker and greener. Rescue Beauty Lounge Teal is darker and more teal.

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14 thoughts on “NARS Superstar Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I love that this only has a touch of teal and is mostly a deep blue–it makes it more interesting and unique to me

  2. I like this color a lot, very rich.

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of artemis artemis

    OOOOH, SO PRETTY! :D

  4. We can at least be happy that NARS nail formula rocks and so does this colour! Yay!!!!

  5. Lovely colour, looks like nothing I have in my collection.

  6. Dinitchka

    Beautiful colour!

    It’s sad when a nail polish wears better than an actual eyeshadow. Even though I bought a few polishes before the last Nordies Anniversary sale (2 years ago), I’m new to NARS polishes and becoming a fast fan!

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kafka Kafka

    I love how shiny it is without a top coat! I have to see this colour in person though, as blue is one of those nail varnish colours that I’m a bit hesitant about. A lot of the time, I don’t think it looks good on me given my skin tones. But there is just something about NARS’ nail varnish that I can’t seem to resist. It’s like the Borg of nail varnishes to me.

    • Maureen

      “the Borg of nail varnishes” – love it.

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kafka Kafka

        Heh. Another Star Trek fan. :) But it’s true, you know. I don’t even know why I bother to pretend I won’t buy this. The Borg and I both know I’ve been thoroughly assimilated. LOL!

  8. blueraccoon

    Finally, something from the collection that doesn’t suck!

  9. Eda

    this looks exactly like OPI ski teal we drop – or am I wrong?

  10. Lovely! It seems like every polish I’ve seen Nars release in the last few months has been so pretty. It’s great the formula is impressive, too

  11. So beautiful! Yes, I need this! (doesn’t matter how many teals I own)