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Nubar Midnight Glory Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

Nubar Midnight Glory Nail Lacquer
Nubar Midnight Glory Nail Lacquer

Nubar Duochromes: Midnight Glory Nail Lacquer

Nubar Midnight Glory Nail Lacquer ($7.49 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a duochrome-finished shade. It shifts from blue to gold to pink, while the polish itself is very sheer. I swatched showing three coats, and there is still a lot of visible nail line. The base color is more of a robin’s egg blue while the shimmer is pink, copper, and almost gold. The base color isn’t as opaque or as intense as Nubar Blue Hydrangea but bluer than Chanel Riva. I don’t have anything like this, because of the duochrome finish.

Nubar’s polishes are formaldehyde-, toluene-, and phtalate-free. The rubberized cap is one of my favorites, because it’s very comfortable to hold and provides good grip for more precise application. I typically get a week of wear with minimal tip wear from Nubar’s polishes–they’re some of my favorites. The formula on Midnight Glory is on the thinner side, which fits given the sheerness overall.

Midnight Glory
B-

Permanent

9
Product
5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total
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Nubar Midnight Glory Nail Lacquer
Nubar Midnight Glory Nail Lacquer

Nubar Midnight Glory Nail Lacquer
Nubar Midnight Glory Nail Lacquer

Nubar Midnight Glory Nail Lacquer
Nubar Midnight Glory Nail Lacquer

Nubar Midnight Glory Nail Lacquer
Nubar Midnight Glory Nail Lacquer

Nubar Midnight Glory Nail Lacquer
Nubar Midnight Glory Nail Lacquer

Nubar Midnight Glory Nail Lacquer
Nubar Midnight Glory Nail Lacquer

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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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Duo-chrome would be 2 colors, this is described as blue, pink and gold with pink, copper and gold shimmer. That’s a whole lot of colors going on! Irridescent’s definition is: displaying a spectrum of colours that shimmer and change due to interference and scattering as the observer’s position changes. Chrome is just another word for pigment, so a duo-chrome would just be 2 colors.

Nubar (and most other cosmetic companies) would disagree – because that is how they’ve always defined duochromes – as a product that will change colors based on the viewing angle. ๐Ÿ™‚

There was a color similar to this a Couple years ago by ice nail polish at walmart. I think it’s pretty maybe like four coats under a French manicure?

I have a really similar one (although much cheaper), and I was so dissapointed when I applied it… but after 5 coats, it was just like in the bottle, gorgeous! I still have to try it over some colour… ๐Ÿ™‚

Do you think you could possibly layer this over a light blue to make it more opaque? ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d love to see swatches of it like that!

There’s always a cream orย metallicย that will make any sheer look like the bottle and it’s never too hard to figure out. The cool thing about shears is it’s like buying a million colors at once (when layered over anything you already own).

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!