China Glaze’s Midtown Magic review

Posted on Wednesday, at bought • 555 views

  • Manufacturer: China Glaze
  • Availability: part of the Metro collection
  • Description: brown-black with multicolored sparkle
  • Cost/Amount: USD$6 for 14 ml / .5 fl oz
  • Would you purchase again: yes

NOTE 03/25/2013: I will no longer be purchasing or reviewing any new China Glaze products, aside from the two that I have in the publishing queue. All previously-published posts will remain up. Info & links of interest

China Glaze’s Midtown Magic

I wasn't sure that I'd like this color so much, when I read the initial descriptions. I then was concerned that the sparkle would only really show up in sunlight (which doesn't make an appearance all that often in this part of the Pacific Northwest.) Then I saw some manis photographed in indoor lighting, and while the sparkle wasn't as pronounced as the sunlight photos, I liked the effects.

The polish spreads and covers very well. The formula feels a little thicker than some China Glaze polishes, but doesn't cross the line into being a sticky mess. The base color actually appears greenish-black in certain lighting, and the multicolored sparkles definitely show up (more dramatic in the sunlight, but they're not invisible indoors!)

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

Close-up photo of the middle three fingernails of the left hand, showing the nail color applied. The left hand holding a bottle of nail polish and displaying all manicured fingernails, with 2 coats of China Glaze's Midtown Magic Four fingers in a row, resting on the thumb, with all nails displaying 2 coats of China Glaze's Midtown Magic

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