Nykaa Nail Enamels: Review, Swatches, Price, Buy Online

Nykaa Nail Enamels: Review, Swatches, Price, Buy Online


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When it comes to colored cosmetics, I am a hoarder. The basic colors we can think of lipsticks, Eye makeup and Nail Paints. I have a huge collection of nail colors from varied brands and local brands. I have a huge collection of the Color show nail paints by Maybelline. But today I am gonna talk about the new showstopper in town. The Nykaa Nail Paints. I have three colors to show you.


Product Description


Want high impact color and super-shine. The Nykaa Pastel Nail Enamel Collection is a superior nail lacquer with light reflecting pigments that deliver intense, long lasting color. Perfect for times when you DO want super shiny nails that last longer than regular polishes.


The ultimate collection for the sophisticated, girlie girl! The Nykaa Pastel Nail Enamel Collection makes you want to reach for delicate macaroons and swirly cupcakes. Its like wearing a bouquet of fresh spring flowers on your tips; your pinkies never looked more inviting!


Price: Rs. 149

Quantity: 10 ml

Shelf Life: 3 yrs

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Nykaa Nail Paint Review


See it through my Eyes

When It comes to daily wear, I like my nails soothing in pastel shades. With just this intent I bought these three colors from Nykaa when they were launched a few months ago. I have been using them a lot and came up with my firm views now.


The packaging of these nail colors is very sleek and sturdy. It is a transparent glass bottle square in shape which makes it so different from the typical nail paints. The applicator cum cap is screw open and matte black for all shades. The Nykaa logo is embossed on the bottle and looks appealing, adding a lot of brand value. The shade number is stuck on a sticker at the top of the cap. The shade name is mentioned on the left side of the bottle in a white sticker. All in all I quite like the packaging.

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Nykaa Nail Paint : Review and Swatches


I have three shades as you can see. A pink, a blue and a green.

Bubble Yum

It is a Barbie pink which reminds me of strawberries and candies. This shade is not any other pink you see commonly. It is soothing, girly and pastel. This is my favorite summer shade. It is also the most pigmented and gives the best application and finish.

Mint Meringue

 This shade speaks of minty freshness. It is a fresh milky blue color which is universally flattering. It is quite a thick finish and gives opaque finish.

Hasta la Pista

This is a very pretty pista green color. A very subtle and soothing shade perfect for summers. This is the least pigmented shade out of all. Needs atleast two coats to cover the nails well.


All the shades are from the pastel family. They are the right consistency for easy application and even coating. The colors don’t appear streaky on application. It takes time to dry, as it is not very runny but quite thick I let the first layer dry and then apply the 2nd coat to avoid chipping, patchiness. The finish of all three nail colors is demi matte, with little hint of gloss and shine.

Pigmentation & Staying Power

The colors are much pigmented for one coat, but I prefer a second coat for opaque coverage. Single coat doesn’t give opaque coverage, but the 2nd coat ensures even and opaque coverage. The colors manage to stay on my nails without chipping for 3 days, after which they chips from the tips. If you don’t work at home it will easily stay on the nails for 5 days with minimal chipping.

Nykaa Nail Paint : Bubble Yum

Nykaa Nail Paint : Mint Meringue

Nykaa Nail Paint : Hasta la Pista


What I like about Nykaa Nail Enamels

  • Sleek and sturdy packaging
  • Available in huge variety of shades
  • Available in different finishes
  • Free of harmful and unwanted chemicals Toluene, DBP and Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor
  • Not very runny in texture like most nail paints
  • Gives good color pay off
  • Stays on decent for minimum of 3 days
  •  Cruelty free

What I don’t like about Nykaa Nail Enamels

  • Slightly expensive
  • Available only at online
  • Since the consistency is not runny, application is a bit draggy
  • 1st coat should dry before 2nd coat can be applied to avoid patchiness

Recommendation: Yes

NoM Report Card: 4/5


Final Verdict

The Nykaa nail paints are available in varied shades and finishes. The packaging is quirky and quality is good. You ant pick just one if price doesn’t pinch you. Recommended!

Have you used any of these beautiful shades? Which is your favorite Nykaa nail color till date?


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