China Glaze - Sunset Sail 0.5 oz - #80974
China Glaze has been dedicated to providing the highest quality of globally rich, on-trend, innovative colour lacquers and treatments. Their colours provide the perfect accent to any individual style. From their neons, to reds, corals, to shades of blue, their colours' inspiration is found on the shores of Tahiti, the nightlife in New York City, and beauty within every woman.
*All China Glaze colours are free of DBP, Toluene and added Formaldehyde.
This is my first China Glaze nail polish and it didn't impress me. I thought this was a good brand? This nail polish isn't opaque at all. You need at least 3 coats to get it lookin' right. Even after the 3 coats it'll look streaky and uneven. This stuff reminds me of the cheap nail polishes I used to buy as a pre-teen. Yuck.
I had this polish in my stash and the color is gorgeous. However, I should have tossed it before...it is not opaque to look good with 2 coats. One coat is streaky and 2 coats is not much better. Three coats would be thick I would think. The two (streaky!) coats I put on did not wear well either. It is too bad as it's a lovely nudeish color.
I am a faithful follower of China Glaze polishes. I've yet to find one that I didn't love.Sunset Sail is no exception.It goes on a bit sheer with one coat, so I'll admit that it's not quite as opaque as I'd have liked. But once the second coat is applied, it evens everything out and creates a nice opaque finish. I was worried that this would be a three-coater, but it seemed just fine after two.It takes a little longer to dry than their other shades that I've tried, and for that, I took one lippie off. I tend to be constantly on-the-go and need quick use of my hands at a moment's notice, so long-drying polish is a bit of a nuisance. That aside, I love the color itself. I was in the market for a pretty, peachy nude to match my pumps (because who doesn't love to match their nails lacquer to their pumps?) and this is perfect for that. It's not overly brown-toned, so it's not a straight up light tan. It's more a super-flattering soft peach/pink. It goes well with my neutral toned skin.All in all, I like this. I wish it dried more quickly and was perhaps a tad more opaque, but I reckon I'll still reach for this color quite regularly regardless. It's pretty and feminine (which can be rockered up with some bold jewelry and a nice red lip/winged liner combo on the face), and it's timelessly elegant. EDIT 12/3: I got into a different light with this lacquer on and it made my hands look downright jaundiced. Dang. In cool light, it looks great, but warm or natural light definitely brings out some weird undertones. I'm sure this would be great on someone with lighter, pinker skin, but my hands are quite olive-toned.
I wanted a nice peach, and heard bad things about Essie A Crewed Interest, so I searched for comparisions. Most were very thin, which I don't like. While this isn't a dupe, I like the shade, peach yet nude but not bland at all. It has shimmer, which I usually don't go for, but in this it really works. The only issues I have is that 1) it's not opaque in 2 coats. One of the few I have that really needs more, and that's surprising. It could also be the base I was using at the time, Nail Magic Base and Therapy, which made my nail 'thristy' for the first coat so I tended to need more polish. And 2) the dry time seems forever on this one! For such a sheer (compared to creams) polish, it really could dry faster and ding less. Overall, pretty, but not a flawless application. :\
I am always hesitant to buy nudes/pinks/peaches because they are never opaque enough for me and I don't like seeing the white tip of my nail. This is not the case with this nail polish, I absolutely love it! It is opaque in 2 coats without it being streaky and dries fairly quick for CG nail polish. I do use seche vite with it, so it gives a great glossy shine. It's also the exact same tone and colour of my skin which can be a bit trippy to look at haha. My go to nude nail polish!