Nfu Oh Nail Lacquer 566, 568 and 569 Swatches & Review

Recently I purchased some Nfu Oh nail lacquers. It had been quite awhile since I bought any and I needed a fix.

This time I went not only for flakies but also some cremes (more like jellies), which I hadn’t tried before. It wound up being a love/hate experience.

The love was for the colors themselves, quite pretty. The hate was for the formula, they were no bueno. They applied very unevenly and wound up pretty patchy. I also had major problems with the brushes being flooded with polish. :/


566 is a medium kind of murky/swampy green. Of the three I reviewed here, this applied the most patchy. I do love the color and it’s super shiny, but so hard to get even!


568 is a deep hunter green. Gorgeous color, very shiny.


569 is a very deep, almost black green. This was the easiest to apply of the three but still had to be very careful to get even coats. It’s gorgeous and long rumored to be a dupe for NARS Zulu. I have the new Zulu but am embargoed from posting it until September, so we will have to wait on comparison swatches for now. :)

568 + 56

Then I also got a few flakies, one of them being 56, so I tried it over 568 and it looks amazing!

569 + 56

I also applied it over 569 and it looks pretty much the same as over 568, just slightly darker.


I wish the formula on these was a little better and I HATE that the brushes get sooo covered with polish that it floods the tip as you are applying. That makes getting these looking good that much harder. If you have a little patience and love the colors though they might be worth it.

Have you tried Nfu Oh yet, which ones are your favorites?



  • August 24, 2010

    Dang! I should have gotten a green creme from Nfu Oh in my last haul. Oh, well, maybe next time, but these look great! :-)
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  • August 24, 2010

    Do you know if those are big 3 free? One of the reasons I haven’t used my Nfu.Oh flakes for a while was that I couldn’t find information on their ingredients.

    I do like the look of the green flakie on the green polish. Pretty :)
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    • August 24, 2010

      Hi Phyrra,

      I don’t think they are but not positive. I think other bloggers have said they are not though.

    • August 24, 2010

      I emailed Nfu-Oh directly regarding the ingredients in their lacquers. According to their response (wow, a response from a nail company!), the lacquers are three free with a remarkably low toxicity.

      I’ve been comparing ingredients lists for a while and was pleasantly surprised. Nfu-Oh shares their low toxicity rating with only two other polishes, new CNDs and new $OPIs.

      They are manufactured in France under European Union cosmetic regulations. I guess that helps explain the ingredients list.

  • August 24, 2010

    Any hassel is worth it for the awesomeness that is Nfu Oh.

    • August 24, 2010

      Hi Arrianne,

      That could be true! :)

  • August 24, 2010

    566 is my fave out of these three; but is 569 almost a dupe for “Here Today Arrogon Tomorrow? Almost looks like it…

    • August 25, 2010

      They are not similar at all. Here Today… Aragon Tomorrow is more of a super blackened mossy green with more yellow than 569, which has a very vivid “primary” green base if that makes sense.

  • August 24, 2010

    Who knew your fix would be green? ;- D I like these colors! Too bad for the formula. I have flakies from NfuOh,but haven’t tried anything else from there.
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  • August 24, 2010

    Loving the flakies!!!

  • August 24, 2010

    Those greens are gorgeous

  • August 24, 2010

    omg those first 3 are awesome looking! too bad the application sucks or i’d be down for the purchase. i can barely even manage painting my nails with ones that go on easy:/

  • August 25, 2010

    I like 566 and 569, but mostly 56… Very pretty =]

  • August 25, 2010

    I hate to say it, but I’ve had the same problems with Nfu-Oh cremes, sadly enough. They also chip like the devil on me! However, I love the colors so much I am willing to keep trying different base/top coat combos to see what will help. (So far, Zoya Anchor teamed with Olan Labs Quick and Slick topcoat seem to do pretty well.)
    Conversely, Nfu-Oh’s flakies are no problem at all. Beautiful in every way. Go figure. Sigh.

  • August 25, 2010

    I LOVE 566 so much — I even have a backup bottle! I put up with the formula for the sake of the color. It’s very unique, as no other company has anything like it available. I have 569 too, but I still plan to get Nars Zulu in hopes the formula will be improved.

    I still don’t have 56, which is weird because I am a green hound. 51 and 52 are fantastic jelly-flakies though! I like to wear them on their own.

  • August 25, 2010

    Those look gorgeous!! Too bad the application is not very good. I don’t have any Nfu Oh’s, but I’d love to get some of their flakies! 😀
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  • August 27, 2010

    Such pretty greens. Disappointed about the formula. I only own two but haven’t used them.