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5 Mean Green Nail Polishes for St. Patrick’s Day

5 Mean Green Nail Polishes for St. Patrick’s Day

There are a lot of fantastic green shades to choose from–seriously! ┬áI tried to pick a variety of colors/finishes within the green family, but feel free to peruse the green nail polish gallery for more ­čÖé

  1. Illamasqua Radium — bright, neon chartreuse green
  2. Butter London British Racing Green — deep, dark blue-based green
  3. NARS Night Porter — blackened green with multi-shaded green shimmer
  4. Zoya Holly — rich emerald green
  5. Essie Pretty Edgy — grassy green with a cream finish

What’s your favorite green nail polish?

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NARS Night Porter Nail Lacquer

NARS Night Porter Nail Lacquer
NARS Night Porter Nail Lacquer

NARS Night Porter Nail Lacquer

NARS Night Porter Nail Lacquer ($17.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as “black with green pearls.” The base is definitely very dark, more like deep, dark forest green, but there is a lot of emerald green, olive green, and copper-gold shimmer, so it ends up looking like a very dark, sleek forest green with multi-colored shimmer. China Glaze Glittering Garland is more of an emerald green with more yellow undertones. Zoya Edyta is similar but has more of a metallic finish. Nubar Verde is similar but, again, has a metallic finish, which gives it a much more reflective sheen. The shimmer in the previously two mentioned shades is larger, not as fine as in Night Porter.

Like the other shades in the series, Night Porter┬áis richly pigmented–almost opaque in one coat–and needs two coats for full color coverage. ┬áIt does dry down to a semi-matte finish, so I’ would recommend using a shiny top coat to achieve that glossy finish. ┬áNARS’ polishes typically wear a week on me with minor tip wear and no chipping. ┬áI was so impressed with how fluidly Night Porter┬áapplied; the polish glided across the nail surface and gave great, even coverage.

NARS Nail Polish Night Porter

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