SWATCHES: China Glaze’s Prismatic Chroma Glitters collection
I was being overly ambitious when I thought I would swatch each polish on all five fingers, so after two polishes, I stopped and decided to only swatch them on two fingers each. My main reason for doing that is to avoid having to expose my fingers to more acetone than necessary, and plus, I hate wasting nail polish! Okay, let’s talk about these amazing glitter polishes!
First up is China Glaze’s Liquid Crystal (first picture above). This is a beautiful blue-glitter base filled with some larger multi-colored glitter. There is so much dimension in these polishes that I found myself randomly staring at my fingers. In the sun, the polish shifts from blue to a deep purple - very cool! It required only 2 coats to reach opacity, but I decided to slap on one more just to see if it would feel clumpy on my fingers. It did, but with a generous amount of a good top coat, my nails are slippery-smooth.
Next we have Optical Illusion (second picture above). This is such a festive color. The base color is a deep hunter green and it is jam-packed with glitter. Trust me when I say this, China Glaze did not skimp out on the glitter in this collection! This polish glimmers from a beautiful green to a grayish-purple in the sun. Out of all the polishes in the collection, this one had the most dramatic color-shifting effect!
Now let’s move along to the two-finger swatches:
This is Ray-Diant. In person, this glitter is a funky lime green, but for some reason, my camera disagreed. In direct light, this color shifts from lime green to a beautiful shimmering gold. This is three coats of Ray-Diant, and again, with a top coat, no bumpy nails!
Here we have Prism. Out of all the polishes in this collection, this one was the most sheer, which surprised me because in the bottle, it is a very deep purple. I used four coats of Prism here, but there is still a very visible nail line. I’m not too sure how I feel about this color because of the sheerness, but man, this color is so fun to look at in the sun! This color shifts from a deep purple, to a magenta and almost blue - it really depends on which angle you look.
Now say hello to Full Spectrum. I had a difficult time deciding on how to describe this color. It’s purple, gray, and pink all at the same time. What’s that? Purp-ay-ink? That should be a word, right? Unfortunately, the name of this polish should not be Full Spectrum because it does not actually shift to all the colors of the spectrum. It is still a very fun color to wear, and it is less intense compared to the others. I would totally sport this to work! ;)
And finally, meet Polarized. This is my favorite of all the colors in this collection. Why? It looks like disco balls, which reminds me of a simpler time .. haha, just kidding, I wasn’t even alive in 80’s. But all jokes aside, this is seriously eye-catching. I only needed two coats for it to become bottle-color. This color does not shift at all in the sun - it stays silver with its bits of multi-colored glitters. I love it!
Would I recommend these colors to you? Yes! My pictures do not do justice to how bling-tastic these polishes are. I wish it weren’t so gloomy today so that I could take pictures of them in direct sunlight for you, but I guess this is something you can see for yourself. ;)
Thanks for reading! - mandie