China Glaze Pret-A-Potion
Pret-A-Potion is best described as a matte microglitter in a clear base. This one has given me the heeby-jeebies since I saw the first swatch of it. I brainstormed about how to wear it, and thought a holo base would be good since holo makes everything better. Well it is better, but not enough to make me like it. I can’t imagine a situation in which I would wear this.
China Glaze Night and Slay
Night and Slay is best described as a black and holographic full coverage microglitter. This beautiful, sparkly baby really makes up for the disappointment of Pret-A-Potion. I’m wearing it here in 2 coats, which is enough, but 3 coats would give a bit better coverage and a deeper black shade. Sealed with glossy top coat.
China Glaze Shadies & Gentlemen
Shadies & Gentlemen is best described as a black creme that dries to a matte finish. This one has not gotten good reviews. Since it is matte naturally the formula is finicky, however this dries even faster than your average matte polish. I mean it dries *really* fast. I recommend applying with minimal brush strokes, as it will start dragging and clumping if you go back over your first stroke. I love a good black matte but if you can find a better one then I would skip this. Or if you don’t mind finicky formulas go for it. This is 2 coats with no top coat. My tips got shiny pretty quick, I probably had some oil left under my free edge.
China Glaze Wicked Liquid
Wicked Liquid is described as a black base with an intense green/gold shimmer. This is definitely a favorite for me. It’s easily opaque in one coat, but I did two anyway. I thought it might stamp good but I couldn’t get a clean pick up on any stamper I tried. Oh well. It’s a winner regardless. Two coats with glossy top coat.
China Glaze Maliboo-Boo
Maliboo-Boo is best described as a tightly scattered black holographic. Love this one! It isn’t a strong holo but it’s still super pretty, and black holos are not plentiful in the mainstream market. For me it’s a must have. Still wearing it now. This is 2 coats with glossy top coat.
China Glaze Ash & Burn
Ash & Burn is described as a black creme loaded with orange and gold microglitter. A pretty unique beauty here. It is still ever so slightly textured with top coat so you might want to double up the top coat.. only if you’re super picky like me though and want a glassy smooth finish. Two coats for opacity.
Do you have favorites from this collection? Mine are Night and Slay, Wicked Liquid, and Maliboo-Boo. I had no real formula issues, aside from Shadies and Gentlemen, and I guess it’s doable if you are extremely patient.
The Paint it Black collection is available now at Ulta, Sally Beauty Supply and select beauty salons. China Glaze retails for $7.50 each.
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Until next time, stay polished!