NARS Back Room Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches


NARS Back Room Nail Lacquer

There’s One Last Polish in the Back Room!

NARS Back Room Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as “black.” It’s a rich, deep dark black with a glossy finish. I know it’s going to sound bizarre, but I don’t have a lot of black cream polishes. MAC Nocturnelle is one of the few I have (and for some reason, I have a few of them). It’s not quite as dark and doesn’t dry down to the same naturally glossy finish. MAC Beyond Jealous is a tiny bit teal but mostly black. What’s your favorite black cream?

love this polish.  You have to wait for it to dry to understand what makes this polish sing, and it actually dries down quickly, and when it does, there’s a beautiful glossy shine. It’s not necessary to apply a top coat if you’re looking to add shine.  The formula was just the right consistency, not being thin or watery, but not too thick either.  It was a cinch to apply the polish, as the fluid flowed across the nail evenly and smoothly. It was almost opaque in one coat, but I did need two for fully opaque color. NARS’ polish wears exceptionally well on me, lasting as long as ten days without chipping and only showing minor tip wear.

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NARS Back Room Nail Lacquer


NARS Back Room Nail Lacquer


NARS Back Room Nail Lacquer


NARS Back Room Nail Lacquer


NARS Back Room Nail Lacquer


NARS Back Room Nail Lacquer

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oooohhhh stunning! I do not own a single black nail polish *seriously*. Most of my polishes are ‘almost’ black. This one looks amazing on and strangely enough, not overly goth looking. Maybe it is the intense shine. Anyhow, this one looks like a winner!

I guess it’s silly to think I need another black cream, but I might. I have three black creams: 1 thick that needs to be tossed (or thinned), China Glaze which needs 1M coats, and OPI which I just bought and have yet to try. I might actually add this to my collection. I flawless black is a necessity, IMO.

That’s a beautiful black, but I just can’t justify spending $18 on a staple color like black. My go-to is currently Nails Inc version. It’s just about opaque in one coat too.

My favorite black cream? One from NARS that is identical to this. And I’m wearing it now. Hahaha. NARS’ Kata. Super high gloss that dries down quickly and is a dream to put on. One of the glossiest nail varnishes I own, in fact. I’m assuming the only reason why NARS did an absolutely identical one with this Back Room is because Kata was available only as part of that special holiday Japanese quad set (gold glitter, black, white, red), though this one is LE edition too. I love NARS’ nail varnishes. My absolute favorite, hands down and worth every.single.penny. Never, ever a problem with them and they last like 10+ days without chipping.

I think that Wet N Wild’s – Wild Shine Nail Color in Black Creme would be a very close if not spot on dupe. This is the one I use most often and consider my ‘go-to’ black.

I think my fave black is OPI Linkin Park After Midnight (I may be getting the name wrong) – it’s NOT After Dark, which is a blackened purple, but it’s a pure black. But this is absolutely gorgeous.

I have to say that Nails, Inc “Black Taxi” is my favorite black I’ve ever used, and I have used many blacks. You could get away with one coat, for sure. This Nars one looks great, too, though.

This is such a beautiful, highly pigmented polish! Dried to a shine, it looks as if you have leather on your nails! Now that’s gorgeous.

It’s lovely, but it’s a little too much for me to shell out for a black creme. Especially since I tend to layer over my blacks and don’t wear black on it’s own much anymore unless it’s my toes.

Oh, this is gorgeous! Such a bummer because NARS polishes are the worst-wearing for me! For some reason with their polishes it takes less than a day to start seeing peeling and chipping, even on my toes. 🙁 Even so, I still might pick this up for those special occasions that call for a night of black polish! 😀

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