Tuesday, March 20, 2012

China Glaze Capitol Colors Collection - Stone Cold

Continuing with my Hunger Games fanaticism, here's China Glaze Stone Cold from the Capitol Colors Collection.

CHina Glaze - Stone Cold


CHina Glaze - Stone Cold


And with a top coat, just for fun.

CHina Glaze - Stone Cold


Inspired by District 2 - the Masonry district, this matte is aptly named. Although I had read earlier reviews that said this was a matte color, I was still surprised when I put it on and REALIZED that it was a matte color (see this is how much I pay attention). My next thought was "darn it! I don't usually have good wear with these!"

Color
Deep dark charcoal matte. It's actually quite beautiful. I don't know if I like it better as a matte or with a regular top coat over it. Shiny it's nice, matte it's nice. But it still feels like something I've seen before (looking at Zoya out of the corner of my eye).

Application
2 coats over Qtica Nail Growth Stimulator , and later topped with Seche Vite. As usual with mattes you have to be careful when applying because they dry fast. Be very careful with that second coat or you will pull the previous layer up with your brush!

Wear
I wore this for a day as a matte and had pretty good wear! Usually they start falling off of my tips in large chunks.

Bottom Line
Not a must have, but something to consider if you like mattes. I probably would not have purchased this had I remembered it was matte.

Disclaimer: I purchased this polish for myself at head2toebeauty.com
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