NARS Midnight Express

2 coats, sunlight

NARS Midnight Express is an inky blue in a jelly formula that is akin to NARS Zulu. This was re-released as part of NARS Vintage collection last year. I prefer this to Zulu. While Zulu looks black most of the time, Midnight Express is undeniably blue even when the lighting is poorer. Like Zulu, the application is somewhat uneven with only coats. Parts of the nail where I used a heavier hand showed up darker, while other parts were lighter. A third coat would have evened things out but I was afraid that the colour would end up looking black.

1 coat, sunlight

Here’s one coat just to show you how blue it was initially before I started layering it on.

Serena’s nails, with OPI Alpine Snow (matte), glittery silver nail striper pen, sunlight

With Orly Snowcone, Orly Pointe Blanche, sunlight

…. And with white nail striper pen, China Glaze Millenium, artificial light

Here are some of the designs we tried with Midnight Express. The last attempt was a bit out of hand as there were way too many things going on!


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. minz
    Feb 11, 2011 @ 10:08:53


    how did you get your NARS polish? it’s nearly impossible to find in SG right?

    thank you! 🙂


  2. minz
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 01:13:25

    oh bkk has it? do you know where i can find it? 🙂


    • lecoquelicot
      Feb 24, 2011 @ 20:53:47

      Oh my, it was a looong loong time ago. I remember it was in a big shopping mall and it was a counter among other makeup brands. It was a major mall, so something like Central or Siam Paragon??

      Hope this helps. Are you going soon?


  3. minz
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 02:42:00

    i just came back not long ago! ): but i have a friend who’s going over soon. not sure if she’ll be going those areas! do you know if it is sold in the airport duty-free? 🙂


  4. Minz
    Mar 04, 2011 @ 12:08:43

    Oh I meant I went before I saw this post! My friend just headed there and I asked her to keep a lookout for me! I saw the Nars blushers at the airport but completely forgotten to look out for the polishes ): anyway, how much were they when you got them? (;


    • lecoquelicot
      Mar 05, 2011 @ 21:43:37

      Oh wow okay yah it should be relatively easy to get. I’m a huge fan of Nars blushes too. I have Orgasm, Luster and Nico. Did you buy any? Also, sorry I can’t remember exactly how much the polishes cost. I tend to block our such details because I want to forget how much money I blew ha! But I think it’s around S$30.


  5. Trackback: Nubar 2010 « Poppynails
  6. Trackback: OPI Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees « Poppynails

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s