NARS Night Series

A new display just appeared at my NARS counter. It features a “Night Series” palette (six of NARS’s permanently available “Night” shadows) and four (new) complementary nail polishes.

The “Night” shadows are satin/matte shadows with glitter. They’re usually black-based (as is the case with Night Clubbing, Night Porter, Night Flight, Night Breed, etc.) — but not always. The Night series palette is $55 (the standard price for this kind of six-pan palette).
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Swatched dry, the palette looks kind of unexceptional. But any NARS powder shadow can be used wet or dry, so I swatched the palette again.
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Night Star is matte peach “flesh” with gold sparkles (which might fly away in a dry swatch). Night Clubbing, dry, is black with tiny gold, multicolored sparkles. It’s much more intriguing wet. It becomes a really dark, sooty brown with a rainbow of gold-green-copper sparkles. Night Porter is a satin blackened green when swatched dry, but transforms into a vibrant emerald-jungle-canopy green when used wet. Night Rider is lavender with big irregular “broken glass” glitter (which doesn’t stick to the skin very well, dry). Night Flight is blue-black, another one that transforms when used wet. Night Breed is black with silver sparkles. The sparkles do stick better wet, but they’re not extremely dense either way.
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The polishes are quite faithful interpretations of the eyeshadows. Night Porter is dark forest green shimmer with a few gold sparkles. It reminds me of an exotic bug, like a scarab or a bottle-green fly. Night Flight is shimmery dark sapphire blue. Night Breed is black with irregular silver sparkles. And if Night-Rider-the-eyeshadow has somewhat funky glitter, Night-Rider-the-nail-polish has, in my opinion, the best shimmer of the group. It’s lavender with dense, tiny, silver-pink-blue-multi-rainbow shimmer, which sparkles brilliantly silver, like a running stream reflecting sunlight. NARS polishes are $17 each.
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The Night Series palette is available on NARScosmetics.com (which is still offering free shipping at any price). And I just heard that Neiman Marcus has the exclusive on the Night Series nail polishes until September.

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13 Responses to “NARS Night Series”

  • jessica says:

    Does the neiman marcus website have the polishes?Or is it just the store?Also would I be able to order over the phone and have some shipped to me from a store?

  • KarlaSugar says:

    They are available online, but the page is hidden for some reason. Try this link: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod135670073&showCrumb=false&catalog_code=NMS11&catqo=true&cmCat=cqo&_requestid=21610 — or use the Catalog Quick Order option at the bottom of the website and enter the item number, NMS11_C0WR9. NM.com has free shipping right now, so that’s probably the better way to go.

  • Sue says:

    Just saw that the polishes are up on the Nordstrom website.

  • Yep, picked my Night Porter polish up at my local NM. It’s great, suggest it to any dark green or green lover!

  • RoxanaHadadi says:

    Thanks for the swatches! I saw the bottles are already going for $50 each on eBay – definitely crazy, but I’ll be hitting up my Nordstrom this weekend for sure!

  • Belle says:

    I have Night Clubbing and Night Breed eyeshaddows and couldn’t be more pleased. I honestly think it is the best smokey eye I have ever had. Did you see that palette Nordstrom had for their anniversary?

  • Rosie says:

    I already have night clubbing but I don’t have the other shades (I’ve always wanted Night Flight, Breed and Porter).
    I’m definitely rushing out to get this palette!

  • Carrie says:

    The polishes are pretty, but at $17? I’ve been burned before by them and I’d rather spend a few bucks less and pick up Butter London instead.

    I do think Night Rider would look awesome layered over black. It actually reminds me a bit of The Color to Watch from the OPI Swiss colllection

  • Josie says:

    Ohhh i really like the Night Rider polish! I wonder if The Color to Watch from the OPI Swiss colllection is a possible dupe like Carrie said or if there are any other dupes??? That will retail for $20+ Canadian + 13% sales tax so i really need a dupe instead!

  • Tiffany says:

    I have the Night Porter & Night Flight eyeshadows, yet I find myself wanting the palette…I must resist! I might cave for those nail polishes, though.

  • karen says:

    hi how do i use the eyeshadow wet? wet the brush first and use it to pick up colour from the eyeshadow palette? or use a dry brush and pick up the colour then spray fix+ on the bristle (coated with eyeshadow) and apply?

  • KarlaSugar says:

    Wet the brush and then pick up color from the palette, but use water, not Fix +.

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