Monday, December 17th, 2012

China Glaze Def Defying Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Def Defying Nail Lacquer

A Beautiful, Creamy Chartreuse by China Glaze

China Glaze Def Defying Nail Lacquer ($7.50 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “lime green” with a cream finish. It’s a brightened chartreuse green with a cream finish. Dior Lime is a few shades darker. Sinful Colors Innocent is yellower. NYX Lime is shimmery. China Glaze Electric Pineapple is yellower. Illamasqua Radium is similar but does have fine shimmer in it, too.

This is a beautiful representation of when China Glaze nails a polish.  Def Defying is fully opaque in two coats, and the consistency is flawless–not too thick or too thin–so it coats evenly, fluidly, and doesn’t streak or bubble.  It dries down in the average amount of time, but it is forgiving if you apply a second coat too quickly.  China Glaze’s formula typically lasts a week on me without chipping (just minor tip wear).

The Glossover

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product

Def Defying

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This shade applied flawlessly and was fully opaque in two coats. It even dried down to a naturally glossy finish!

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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China Glaze Def Defying Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Def Defying Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Def Defying Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Def Defying Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Def Defying Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Def Defying Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Def Defying Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Def Defying Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Def Defying Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Def Defying Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Def Defying Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Def Defying Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

8ty8 Beauty, $3.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Dior Lime is a few shades darker. Sinful Colors Innocent is yellower. NYX Lime is shimmery. China Glaze Electric Pineapple is yellower. Illamasqua Radium is similar but does have fine shimmer in it, too.

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13 thoughts on “China Glaze Def Defying Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Mirian Vermeulen mirian

    I got this the other day and it’s so pretty!

  2. Haha I love the quirkiness of the color. Spot-on green sour apple shade.

  3. I LOVE shades like this–always makes me happy! :)

  4. Svea

    Looove this color! I have been trying to find the perfect neon green and this is it! :D Thanks for sharing!

    By the way, how do you prevent bubbles and bed sheet marks on your nails? I always get bubbles 2-3 hours after I paint my nails and bed sheet marks the next day I wake up :(

    I use top coat and base coat and usually paint my nails with 2-3 layers of the colored polish.

  5. Avatar of Erin Erin

    i know polishes in this color range tend to leave an unattractive yellow-y stain on the nails when you take them off, does this polish do that?

  6. Avatar of Precious Precious

    Oh, wow! Now, that’s how you do chartreuse. I can’t wait to get my hands on this! :)

  7. Urooj

    I have a similar color :)

  8. Mischa

    looks like the OPI shrek collection green

  9. Avatar of Shay Shay

    This reminds me of a shade by Sinful Colours, but I might have to pay the extra buck for a formula that is MUCH better & doesn’t leave that icky yellowy stain! :D