My new whirlwind romance with Nubar continues with Nubar Geisha Blaze. This fiery fuchsia has a ghostly haze of glowing blue that takes it from bright to downright luminous.
The first description I thought of for this shade is atomic pink. Brighter than Barbie without going neon, this intensely radiant fuchsia is alluring and eye-catching without becoming in any way garish. I think it's the cooler tones and highlights that do it, that pull it back from the edge and give it a bit of intrigue. More obvious in the bottle but still easily visible on the nail, there's not so much a shimmer to this polish as there is an iridescent, blue sheen that gives it a gorgeous--almost ethereal--glow.
The formula wasn't quite Nubar's best, but then Nubar's best is such a high standard that falling a little short isn't much of a complaint. Geisha Blaze went on a bit thin at first and felt a little...I don't know, dry?...on the first coat, like it didn't really want to spread out, but subsequent coats didn't seem to have that problem. At first I wondered if it was a semi-sheer, but two to three coats was plenty for daily-wear opacity. I did a fourth on my left hand, just to be confident for close-up photos, and topped off with SV.
Geisha Blaze is sophisticated yet fun, girly yet glamorous. I don't tend to wear a lot of pink polishes, but between this and its warmer cousin Rouge, Nubar seems to be single-handedly turning that around.