When I first met Noubar Abrahamian, founder of nubar, while at Cosmoprof 2011, my first words were "Hi, I'm Krystal and I've actually never tried your polish before." Facepalm. Not the best introduction I've ever done. I had Katie Cazorla standing next to me and she looked at me and cracked up. Mr. Abrahamian is a very firm but soft-spoken man and he just turned and started filling a bag up with his polishes and smiled at me. I think my face was about 10 shades of red.
One of the colors he put in my back was Noir, "one of our basics". Noir is a basic black that dries to a bit of a rubbery finish. I'm calling it "plastic" because it looked a lot like the ORLY Plastix collection to me.
For a simple black manicure, I used a base coat of Zoya Get Even and 2 coats of polish. When I'm layering something on top of Noir, I just use one coat.
Unfortunately, I have nothing but clouds right now. I'm not sure if you can fully see the plastic type finish (or rubbery) but it's not as shiny as when you'd add a top coat.
I should have held a different bottle to show where my nails end, but as you can see this is a very opaque color. It's a great black for me since I ran out of my CND Blackjack and haven't made a purchase yet. I use it for pretty much every layering I do.
nubar can be purchased on their website for about $7.50 a bottle in the US. They do have international retailers in Russia, Sweden and the UK. You can like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter although their Twitter has been a bit bare lately.
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