China Glaze’s Sunset Sail review

Posted on Wednesday, at bought • 1215 views

  • Manufacturer: China Glaze
  • Availability: originally released in January 2011 as part of China Glaze's Anchors Away collection
  • Description: peach-pink high-shine 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 Sunset Sail

This is kind of the color I'd hoped Beachy Keen would be. This formula seems a bit thinner than other China Glaze polishes that I've used. Still, it's nicely opaque and provides good coverage. One coat was almost - almost - enough for full, even, totally opaque coverage. There was just a hint of visible nail line when the nail was backlit. Spreadability was good - possibly due to the consistency. I suspect that if I used this for a manicure without buffing my nails for a few weeks beforehand, it would nicely cover all those flaws and ridges. (It almost evens out my right thumbnail, which is and has always been marked by some fairly pronounced dents. I don't know where they came from, but they don't grow out.)

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

Most of the China Glaze colors I've gotten have been shimmers, sparkles, metallics, or holographics; so I don't know if this relatively thin consistency is standard for China Glaze cremes. I wish these cremes were just a tiny bit thicker. The coverage and pigmentation levels were good, though, so that's a plus. I don't know that I'll be able to use these as nail stamping polishes because they're so watery - though I had hopes that I'd be able to do just that.

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