When I saw the first bottle shots of the China Glaze House of Colour Collection, I decided I didn't like them. However, that didn't stop me from buying a few! I bought the mini six pack called Roommates from Ulta...with the $3.50 off $10..and using some points. That way I didn't have any remorse if I didn't like them. Anywho, here it is.
Shut the Front Door
This is a mauve-ish shimmer. I like this one. It reminded me of a slightly darker Zoya Rory. Shown below with two coats, no top coat.
|China Glaze Shut the Front Door|
|China Glaze Shut the Front Door with matte top coat|
In the Near Fuchsia
This is a pretty fuchsia. It's more or an opaque jelly than a crème. Shown below in two coats, no top coat. Side note, I always want to spell Fuchsia with a k not an h. One day I will and blame swipe or autocorrect or something. Another side note, my index finger looks concave because it is. I did a piss poor job of filing it, but corrected halfway through this swatch session. Never file your nails without your glasses on.
|China Glaze In the Near Fuchsia|
Pink or Swim
I speak pink....but not salmon pink. Shown below in three coats plus top coat. Not the best pink crème in terms of formula and shade. Cheesus, look at that index finger.
|China Glaze Pink or Swim|
Let's Chalk About It
Not much to say here. It is the shade of chalk and not a great formula. It didn't want to self level. Three coats plus top coat to smooth it out. I've had better. "That's what she said."
|China Glaze Let's Chalk About It|
Come Rain or Shine
This one is freaking amazing, but my pictures don't do it justice. It's this blue BUT it has an awesome purple/pink shimmer. Fuckshia yea this is awesome! Two coats, no top coat.
|China Glaze Come Rain or Shine|
Don't be Shallow
This is pretty but let me tell you what the formula is like. Have you ever used a milky pink? The sheer, crelliesh pink that needs like five coats to make it opaque? That's what this is. It's a milky sky blue. I got frustrated applying this one. This is four coats. I needed a fifth but I said fuckshia it.
|China Glaze Don't be Shallow|
Sorry if my title mislead you, I don't have all shades to swatch and review. I was going to buy more if this turned out awesome. Alas, that was not the case. Come Rain or Shine is a must buy. It's so purty. I will be buying a full size of it.
One thing you should know about these "Roommate" minis: they come in a tamper proof package and they all had awful crusty necks that I had to waste my remover on, which means it happened in packaging production. China Glaze owes me $0.05 for the acetone I used to correct their production error. Keep that in mind. I'm thinking about sending them an invoice.
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