Friday, June 5, 2015

China Glaze Desert Escape Collection Swatches & Review

Hello my beautiful friends! I hope your week is going well :) I am happy to share with you today the newest collection from China Glaze called Desert Escape. It is a six piece collection inspired by the tones of a desert landscape. I live in the high desert, northern Nevada, so I have been looking forward to seeing the shades.

First is Don't Desert Me, an intense fuchsia pearly metallic. I always think I don't care for this finish until I put it on and then I love it. The opacity is awesome, it's a one coater but I used two to see if it deepened the color, which it did slightly, but you could definitely only use one. I thought this might be brushstrokey but they kinda disappear (in real life, for some reason they show in the photo, *eye roll*) when this dries which is excellent.
China Glaze Don't Desert Me

This crème pink is called Don't Mesa With My Heart. It's slightly purple toned which is lovely, it makes it stand apart from other pinks. This seemed really great on some nails and on others it was a tad streaky. I needed 2 coats on some and then another few strokes on others so I would say I used 2.5 coats haha. I actually wore this for a few days in real life, yay!
China Glaze Don't Mesa With My Heart

Meet Me In the Mirage is a rose gold metallic foil. It's really a mix of rose and silver particles that blend together to give a pinky coppery look, which is cool. It has great opacity, you could get away with one coat if you wanted, but I used two here. It's a little thick but not difficult to apply. This is similar to Orly's Rage if you're familiar with that.
China Glaze Meet Me In the Mirage

Here we have Rain Dance the Night Away, a bright turquoise crème. This is seriously stunning and has an awesome buttery, opaque formula. I've been regretting not getting the turquoise from the Giver collection, but this is similar and I think I like it more! It's almost a one-coater, I used two here.
China Glaze Rain Dance the Night Away

The Heat Is On is a slightly orange tinted red jelly crème. I was afraid this would be on the sheer side, but it covers the nail really nicely. It just stays slightly see-through because of the finish. (In case you're wondering about my verbiage, to me a "jelly crème" is more jelly than crème and a "crelly" is more crème than jelly.) I used two coats and can just barely still see my nail line.
China Glaze The Heat Is On

And last is What's She Dune?, a sandy beige crème. This is another fabulous formula, opaque in two easy coats. It's nice to have such a light color with such a great, pigmented, and easy consistency.
China Glaze What's She Dune?

Here is the gist regarding purchasing this collection, direct from the company who makes China Glaze: "The individual shades sold as open stock colors will only be available on Sally Beauty will only carry select nail art kits but they will not retail the individual colors. Ulta is not carrying this particular collection." I have heard some folks have found these on other sites but I'm not sure what they are. Let me know what you think about these colors! I love something a little different for summer :)

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❤ Kellie
The products mentioned were provided for an honest review.
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