China Glaze’s Starboard review

Posted on Wednesday, at bought • 1276 views

  • Manufacturer: China Glaze
  • Availability: originally released in January 2011 as part of China Glaze's Anchors Away collection
  • Description: medium emerald-green creme
  • 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 Starboard

One coat doesn't quite give either even or full coverage; but two coats covers nicely. The shade is like the springier version of Zoya's Gemma, but without the slight blue flash. Starboard is a brighter green, but it's got some olive undertones to it. Like the other shades from this collection, it spreads well with no brush strokes or bald spots.

I haven't compared this to OPI's Jade is the New Black. I suspect that they'll be close, but I think that JITNB will be a little cooler.

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 Starboard Four fingers in a row, resting on the thumb, with all nails displaying 2 coats of China Glaze's Starboard

Again, if you want this polish to be thicker, just refrigerate it for 24 hours before you do your manicure and it will thicken up nicely.

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