Nubar Finest Silks Collection Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

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

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)

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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