Saturday, January 19th, 2013

NYX Dark Glitter (NPS 217) Nail Lacquer
NYX Dark Glitter (NPS 217) Nail Lacquer

Red Glitter, Black Jelly

NYX Dark Glitter (NPS 217) Nail Lacquer ($4.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as “black with red flecks.” It looks like a black jelly with large, hexagon-shaped red glitter and smaller bits of red glitter. The finish is interesting, because it has the squishy look of a jelly, but it’s such a dark color that it almost doesn’t seem right!  The one dupe that I know of is Deborah Lippmann’s Ruby Red Slippers–there are really barely-there differences that you’ll likely only find in amount/composition under intense scrutiny.

After two coats, it’s mostly opaque, but there’s that signature translucency you find with jelly polishes.  The polish has a slightly thicker consistency–true to jelly finishes, however–and is nicely packed with glitter, as there is no shortage of it getting on the nail. It did seem just a touch streaky/uneven in a couple of places, but it was hard to really see/tell from more than a few inches away. I really like NYX’s Salon formula, because it applies and wears rather well.  I get a good week of wear with just minor tip wear but no chipping.

The Glossover

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Dark Glitter

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If you ever wanted a budget-friendly alternative to Deborah Lippmann's Ruby Red Slippers, this is definitely one to check out!

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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NYX Dark Glitter (NPS 217) Nail Lacquer
NYX Dark Glitter (NPS 217) Nail Lacquer

NYX Dark Glitter (NPS 217) Nail Lacquer
NYX Dark Glitter (NPS 217) Nail Lacquer

NYX Dark Glitter (NPS 217) Nail Lacquer
NYX Dark Glitter (NPS 217) Nail Lacquer

NYX Dark Glitter (NPS 217) Nail Lacquer
NYX Dark Glitter (NPS 217) Nail Lacquer

NYX Dark Glitter (NPS 217) Nail Lacquer
NYX Dark Glitter (NPS 217) Nail Lacquer

NYX Dark Glitter (NPS 217) Nail Lacquer
NYX Dark Glitter (NPS 217) Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

NYX, $4.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

The one dupe that I know of is Deborah Lippmann's Ruby Red Slippers--there are really barely-there differences that you'll likely only find in amount/composition under intense scrutiny.

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27 thoughts on “NYX Dark Glitter (NPS 217) Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Cat Cat G

    I’ve honestly been impressed by the nail polishes of NYX that I have tried. I just always forget that they make them though!

  2. Katarina

    Adorable and cheap! <3 I love NYX

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Icequeen Icequeen81

    it is just tooooo pretyy

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Sasha Sasha

    Not only duped the polish but the bottle as well. I guess that’s NYX for you.

  5. evika

    where to buy it?

  6. like a jelly sandwich!

  7. caitlin

    I’m not a fan of the bottle. It’s clearly mimicking Deborah Lippmann. While I’m sure the polish is a great product, I get so turned off when companies try to “steal” or utilize another company’s original idea/product design. Not cool.

    • TBH, I’m not sure if DL created the bottle themselves or if it was created by a packaging design firm, because there are a lot overlapping polish bottles across brands. Not saying that isn’t the case, just based on seeing packaging booths at tradeshows has made me think a LOT differently about the originality of packaging by a lot of brands.

  8. sue

    Did you apply a base coat and top coat, too ?

  9. Sarah

    The other dupes are Spoiled “Ants in my Pants” and WnW Fantasy Makers “Once Upon A Time”. :)

  10. Kat

    A very affordable polish for Valentine’s Day – I may pick some up :).

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

    I have this – I put one coat of a good coverage black on under it, so that I wouldn’t have to layer it too thick. (I have no tolerance for bald spots!)

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Megan Megan

    I just can’t seem to get past other brands stealing Deborah Lippmann polish ideas/formulas. I know they are cheaper, but I can’t help but want and save up for the originals.

  13. Little

    the packaging the dupe for deborah lippmann as well….

  14. they duped the bottle too… :)

  15. Lauren

    I would really love to love this, but it just looks thick and gloopy on your nails.

  16. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Heather heather

    This I probably am going to need.

  17. Audrey

    You didn’t mention that aside from the chunky glitter, it looks a bit like China Glaze’s color Lubu Heels.

    • I’m sorry, Audrey! I don’t have Lubu Heels last I checked – I even double-checked and couldn’t find anything about it on the blog from me! Sorry!

  18. I love seeing NYX products similar to high end ones :D Wow, $4… so refreshing to see that number for a nail polish price!

  19. VickyM

    I want to like it, the idea is spectacular but it looks kind of strange…