Here is what nubar says of their collection:
nubar, the healthy alternative for beautiful nails, presents the Modern Matte Collection. This collection of four cutting edge, exciting matte nail lacquers gives you the modern look with the most innovative shades available. Vital is a deep wine, Prevail a spectacular purple, Avant-Garde a unique russet, and Contempo a stylish twist on a classic red. nubar’s Modern Matte Collection is truly the essence of what is cosmopolitan, and like all nubar products, is free of formaldehyde, phthalates, and toluene.
NMC330: - Vital: - a deep wine
NMC331: - Prevail: - a spectacular purple
NMC332: - Avant-Garde: - a unique russet
NMC333: - Contempo: - a classic red
I have read on other blogs about mattes being harder to apply than regular polish, and the need for speed to avoid it drying up on you. Since these were my first mattes, I was prepared for some real problems with the application. I didn't have a single problem with any of these, not a single one! Maybe nubar has the perfect a formula as far as mattes go. I don't own any other mattes from other brands, so I can't compare as far as that goes. These all applied like butter and did dry quickly, but not so quickly that I felt rushed while applying.
I applied the first one and then asked the bf for his opinion, of course I first explained to him that they are supposed to stay matte. I wanted a male point of view for the whole matte craze. He actually liked it and thought it looked pretty cool. I kept Vital on for one day to see how I felt about it. I must say - these mattes have really grown on me. I do think part of it is though, the great colors that nubar picked. I love purples and reds - so these were right up my alley. Everything about these say FALL to me. Now if only they came up with a burnt orange color perfect for Halloween I would be set baby!! HINT HINT!! :)