Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

China Glaze Desert Sun Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Desert Sun Nail Lacquer

Enjoy a Day in the Desert Sun Without the Heat!

China Glaze Desert Sun Nail Lacquer ($7.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “delicious caramel.” It’s a burnt orange–but lightened, not rusty–very much caramel-colored, though a little warmer. China Glaze Orange You Hot is more orange and has shimmer. Zoya Arizona is lighter, brighter. Sinful Cloud 9 is brighter, more tangerine. China Glaze Papaya Punch is more orange, brighter.

This was another high quality shade from China Glaze’s On Safari collection! It’s opaque in two coats–almost one–and dried down a little faster than average and had a naturally glossy shine. It had a beautiful consistency that wasn’t too thick or too thin, so it flowed easily across the nail without pooling or bubbling. I usually get a week of wear out of China Glaze’s lacquers with no chips and minor tip wear.

The Glossover

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product

Desert Sun

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I don't have a shade quite like Desert Sun--everything I could think of was brighter--the subdued quality of this makes it perfect for fall.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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China Glaze Desert Sun Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Desert Sun Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Desert Sun Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Desert Sun Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Desert Sun Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Desert Sun Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Desert Sun Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Desert Sun Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Desert Sun Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Desert Sun Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Desert Sun Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Desert Sun Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

China Glaze Orange You Hot is more orange and has shimmer. Zoya Arizona is lighter, brighter. Sinful Cloud 9 is brighter, more tangerine. China Glaze Papaya Punch is more orange, brighter.

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9 thoughts on “China Glaze Desert Sun Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dinitchka Dinitchka

    WoW! When I saw it on the main page I was like … MEH! I take it all back. That is a beautiful and unique colour. I will look through my stash but I don’t think I have anything like it. Another polish to add to my WishList :)

  2. KK

    I love it! It reminds me of those Southwest adobe houses. Beautiful, I’ll be picking this one up.

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Catherine CatherineM

    Wow, this is a great transition color from summer to fall. I just love how its orange but at the same time not.

  4. Love it! Layer this with I Herd That from the same collection: beautiful! On me this look more orangey like the last photo in the group.

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of rebecca blueraccoon

    Orange isn’t my favorite color to begin with and this one’s just…doing nothing for me. It’d look really horrible against my skintone, too. Can’t love ‘em all, I guess :P

  6. Ann

    Reminds me of the color of a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte…

  7. Looks like butterscotch pudding! It’s not really the colour for me though.

  8. Sophia

    Beautiful such a unique color!