Swatches: China Glaze Bohemian Luster Chrome Collection

4 years ago

While I love a good creme, I`m a sucker for duochromes! China Glaze recently released a collection of duochromes, named Bohemian Luster Chrome, so of course I was all over it! There are a total of six shades in the collection, but as mentioned in my haul/last post, I only bought four of the colors because I already had dupes for the other two. Feel free to check out that post to see which two specific polishes I am referring to. The shades I have, from left to right, are Unpredictable, Swanky Silk, No Plain Jane, and Deviantly Daring. For some reason, all of the shades I got have black lids, except for Deviantly Daring, which has silver. I`m not sure why. In all of the other pictures I`ve seen of the collection, they all have silver lids. The first shade,
Unpredictable, is the one I was most interested in. It has a green/blue duochrome. It is more green and less gold/bronze than Rare & Radiant from this collection and all of the other Chanel Peridot dupes. I`m not positive if it`s a dupe, but it seems to be similar to the Target exclusive Nicole by OPI Mer-Maid for Each Other. I was pretty happy with how Unpredictable looked on my nails. The duochrome effect showed up pretty well. It has a metallic finish, so you have to be careful about brush strokes, but they weren`t a huge problem. I used two coats and had no issues with the formula.
Swanky Silk is mainly gold with some pink duochrome. I don`t have anything else like it in my collection, but Scrangie said that it`s similar to Deborah Lippmann Sugar Daddy and Nails Inc. Stratford. This is the most affordable option of the three. I thought that Swanky Silk was going to be sheer, but I ended up using only two coats. It probably would look nice with a third coat, but I don`t think it`s necessary. The formula was thinner with this one than it was for Unpredictable, but it wasn`t troublesome. Again, be careful with brush strokes.
No Plain Jane is mostly purple with a golden/brown duochrome. The duochrome effect isn`t as noticeable with this one as it is with Unpredictable and Swanky Silk. It shows up more in the bottle than it does on the nails. It appears to be a dupe for the new Target exclusive Nicole by OPI Iris My Case. Scrangie said that this is similar to Deborah Lippmann Private Dancer and Nails Inc. Cheyne Walk, again, being the most affordable. No Plain Jane was the most sheer out of the four shades that I tried. It also lacks in the duochrome department, so it`s not my favorite. I was still able to get by with two coats, though. It had the thinnest formula of the bunch.
Deviantly Daring has teal with some golden flecks and blue in it. I have other teals/blues in my collection, but not anything exactly like this. The duochrome in Deviantly Daring isn`t very strong on the nails, but I still think that it looks gorgeous. It was very opaque. I could have gotten away with only one coat, but I applied a second coat anyway. It has a very metallic/chrome finish, so again, as with all of these shades, beware of brush strokes! Overall, even if the duochrome effect isn`t super obvious with all of the shades, I still think the collection is worth checking out! My favorite of the bunch is definitely Unpredictable. My least favorite would be No Plain Jane. These should be available now anywhere you would normally find China Glaze. They are in stock on Ulta`s website, but they are charging $9/bottle. I got mine at Sally Beauty Supply and I think they were $6.49 each there, so that`s a better deal. *All pictures and written content are my own. For additional swatches and up close pictures of the bottles, check out!*

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