March 25, 2016

China Glaze Lite Brites Summer 2016 Polishes [Swatch] & [Review]

Hey guys! Long time no post, I know! Happy Friday!

Today I've got my picks from the upcoming Summer 2016 collection from China Glaze called Lite Brites! This is a large collection- twelve polishes total- and today I'll be showing you three.

I purchased these shades sight-unseen from, and had no idea what they'd actually look like. But, I was intrigued, and have to say that I was pleasantly surprised when I saw them in person!

Ready to see some swatches?!

First, here is China Glaze- Let's Jam:

Let's Jam is a mid-tone purple cream filled with fine blue shimmer. This is a lavender that is neither too warm-toned or cool-toned, and seems pretty changeable depending on lighting. It's super lovely and vibrant!

Artificial light, two coats:

This is the least "me" shade here, but I still think it's really lovely!

Formula: Medium-thick viscosity, pigmented, self-leveling, and creamy. Oh yea, and nearly opaque in one coat! Um, China Glaze? This is awesome!

Next, China Glaze- I Got A Blue Attitude:

I Got A Blue Attitude is a saturated blue-leaning medium purple that borders on that elusive "blurple" color. There is shimmer in this as you can see from the brush shot above, but it is super subtle on the nail, so you might as well consider it a straight creme.

Artificial light, two coats:

Stunning color!

Formula: It's almost identical to Let's Jam: pigmented & creamy with an easy medium-thick viscosity. Opaque in two coats- super nice!

Finally, my personal favorite, China Glaze- What I Like About Blue:

What I Like About Blue is a medium aqua creme base filled with the densest silverish-yellow microshimmer. So dense! It looks a little metallic in strong directional light. I love it!

Artificial light, two coats:

...Such a pretty sea-foamy, green-leaning Cinderella blue.

Formula: It's pretty thick, but surprisingly a breeze to manipulate. It's self-leveling and 90% opaque and non-streaky on the first coat, and dry-down is quick as well- and free of brushstrokes. Opaque in two coats! It's got a really nice texture overall (which could need thinner in the future) but is just perfect, in my opinion, now. I do prefer thick formulas though, for what it's worth.

Another note: the natural dry-down finish of this one is neither glossy nor matte. Maybe a little shinier than what I would consider suede. Hard to describe, but I'd recommend top coat!

Overall, I'm very pleased with these three I've chosen! The colors, while not technically neon, are all bright and saturated, and really put me in the mood for warmer weather. The formulas are near perfect- I honestly can't find much to complain about there. Going by this small sampling, the Lite Brites collection seems like a strong offering from China Glaze, and I'm probably going to pick up a few more once they hit shelves! 

What do you think?
Are any of these shades must-haves?

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