Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Nubar Holiday 2010
Nail Lacquer: Sateen, Charmeuse, Moire, Chiffon

Nubar Holiday 2010: Finest Silks (Part 2)

For the holidays, Nubar took inspiration from the Silk Road with their collection of eight shades. Each shade is designed to provide complete coverage in two coats and be universally wearable. Nubar is free of formaldehyde, phthalate and toluene. Shades include: Organza (intense pearl white), Taffeta (pale peachy brown), Marabout (deep muted brown), Pekin (rich dark red), Sateen (deep vivid red), Charmeuse (neutral blush), Moire (light reddish brown), and Chiffon (muted brown). All shades are creams except Organza, which is a frost.

  • Sateen is a deep dark red cream–it’s a couple of shades darker than Pekin. This has a little brown to it in comparison. It almost looks like a jelly but it’s more cream than jelly. It’s not quite as dark as Chanel Rouge Fatal but it comes close. Two coats.
  • Charmeuse is a medium pink cream muted by brown. It’s similar to Chanel Rose Confidentielle but with more noticeable brown. Two coats.
  • Moire is a light-medium beige brown cream. Two coats.
  • Chiffon is a mushroom-taupe cream. Two coats.

I thought that Barielle’s Style in Argyle Collection would offer at least a couple of dupes but nothing was very similar. In general, I don’t have a vast stash of browns, so I didn’t find dupes for the majority of the shades here. All of the shades lean have mostly neutral tones to them, so they will work well on both cooler and warmer skin tones.

I think Charmeuse will be a favorite, just because it’s a wearable, modern pink–not bright, not utterly girly, and not pastel.

Application was stellar on all of the creams: two coats for creamy, smooth, even color. The formula isn’t too thick or thin, and the rubber cap makes it easy to hold when applying.

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: Sateen is a gorgeous dark red, if you have need for one, while Charmeuse is a lovely wearable pink for all skin tones.

AVAILABILITY: Nubar

See more photos & swatches!

Nubar Holiday 2010
Nail Lacquer: Sateen, Charmeuse, Moire, Chiffon

Nubar Holiday 2010
Nail Lacquer: Sateen, Charmeuse, Moire, Chiffon

Nubar Holiday 2010
Nubar Sateen Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Nubar Holiday 2010
Nubar Sateen Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Nubar Holiday 2010
Nubar Sateen Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Nubar Holiday 2010
Nubar Sateen Nail Lacquer (Flash)

Nubar Holiday 2010
Nubar Charmeuse Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Nubar Holiday 2010
Nubar Charmeuse Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Nubar Holiday 2010
Nubar Charmeuse Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Nubar Holiday 2010
Nubar Charmeuse Nail Lacquer (Flash)

Nubar Holiday 2010
Nubar Moire Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Nubar Holiday 2010
Nubar Moire Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Nubar Holiday 2010
Nubar Moire Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Nubar Holiday 2010
Nubar Moire Nail Lacquer (Flash)

Nubar Holiday 2010
Nubar Chiffon Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Nubar Holiday 2010
Nubar Chiffon Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Nubar Holiday 2010
Nubar Chiffon Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Nubar Holiday 2010
Nubar Chiffon Nail Lacquer (Flash)

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Finest Silks? How much is it?

Nubar, $49.95 for all 8 or $7.49 each.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

I listed for the dupes I could find for the shades within the post; please look at the specific shade for my thoughts on dupes.

What base/top coat did you use?

Zoya's Anchor & Armor.

How long do Nubar polishes wear?

I get a week's worth of wear.

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12 thoughts on “Nubar Finest Silks Collection Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

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

    These are gorgeous… I’m going to have to give Nubar a try

  2. Ter aka bobbysgeel

    I totally agree with you,Christine. Sateen is beautiful. It looks great on your nails,BTW :)

  3. Cheyenne *DemureAllure*

    Charmeuse, is love at first sight!

  4. I’m really a sucker for these colors, I like them ALL! :D

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Rebecca BeckBeck

    Is Charmeuse similar to Essie’s In Stitches from the fall collection (if you have that one)?

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of saima Rozae

    They’re such pretty colors, so digging the Charmeuse, I need it!

  7. Absolutely LOVE these colours!!

  8. Cherry

    These are quite pretty. They kind of have a 70s vibe.

  9. I love Organza, Sateen and Moire :)) thank you for the swatch, Christine :)

  10. I LOVE NUBAR!I’m so excited about this colection