It’s been a while since I’ve done a nail post! Today I’m showcasing a collection that was released for Spring this year, but I personally think a good nude collection is season-less. 😀 I’ve got 3 of the China Glaze Shades of Nude Collection to show:
• Minimalist Momma (sand beige creme)
• Fresher Than My Clique (mushroom taupe creme)
• Kill The Lights (deep mauve creme)
I received these China Glaze polishes from Nail Polish Canada (NPC) to review.
The full collection consists of 12 shades in a range of neutral tones to suit a wide variety of skintones.
All of the polishes have a creme finish – no shimmer or glitters in the bunch. I’m always on the hunt for the next work-appropriate manicure shade, so these were all right up my alley!
My first pick was Minimalist Momma, which has the blurb of “It’s not difficult to find the beauty in simplicity with this classic sandy tan”.
I would call this a slightly peachy tan shade with a jelly finish.
It’s a sheerer formula – after the first coat, there is some streaking and visible nail line (VNL):
The second coat still doesn’t completely erase the VNL:
I ended up doing 3 coats for this final shot.
I really liked how this looked against my skintone, which is tanned from the summer:
Next is Fresher Than My Clique, which is a cooler toned greige taupe shade:
China Glaze’s description for Fresher Than My Clique: Watch out for haters. This dope taupe is the freshest hue in the crew.
It has a thicker consistency which provides good coverage, I find using thinner coats to be better with this particular formula.
I’m not sure if this colour is flattering on my skintone, which I would estimate to be around NC25 with my tan:
What do you think? 😛
Lastly, I could not resist the shade Kill The Lights even though it’s not really a skintone colour:
I just cannot help myself around these dusty mauve type of colours! 😉
China Glaze describes Kill The Lights as The chic comes out at night. This provocative pinky beige prefers to slay after dark.
The formula on this one is perfection! I could have gotten away with just one coat – it’s one of those self-leveling polishes that makes it almost foolproof.
I did find that it dried darker compared to how the colour looks in the bottle.
I wore this for a full week and I only experienced tip wear but no chips, which is typical of how China Glaze polishes wear on me.
Here are the 3 colours swatched side by side on my nails:
L to R: Minimalist Momma, Fresher Than My Clique, and Kill The Lights – all swatches in this post were done without top coat.
The China Glaze Shades of Nude Collection is still readily available from NPC here. Each 14ml bottle retails at $8.45 CAD. Personally, I think these are classic shades that should be made permanent! My favourite is “Kill The Lights” followed by “Minimalist Momma”. Which one do you like best?
A bit about Nail Polish Canada – they are the premier Canadian source for nail polishes and nail supplies. I first discovered them back in 2011 and have been hooked ever since. Here is how my parcel arrived:
Their tagline of “Your friendly neighbourhood polish people” is spot-on: they ship from Canada and also include a piece of candy and a nice note in every shipment! 😀 You can find China Glaze polishes on Nail Polish Canada here.
This post contains products which were provided to me by Nail Polish Canada free of charge. I wrote about the products based on my own experience and provided my impartial review.
What’s your favourite nude nail polish?