Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

China Glaze Deviantly Daring Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Deviantly Daring Nail Lacquer

Do You Dare to Be Deviant?

China Glaze Deviantly Daring Nail Lacquer ($3.00 to $7.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as an “adventurously bold peacock teal.” it’s a rich blue-based teal with a subtle shift to a slightly greener-teal and tends to darken around the edges. Urban Decay Mars is greener. Wet ‘n’ Wild Teal or No Teal is lighter. ORLY Haley’s Comet has chunkier shimmer/sparkle. Illamasqua Viridian is darker and greener.

It is, unfortunately, one of those shades that looks majestic in the bottle, but it’s less interesting on the nail. The richness of the color makes it look lovely on, but I don’t think it has the kind of shift you’d expect. I re-read the press release to get a better handle on what exactly the collection was about. If you’re looking for a strong duochrome finish, you’ll be disappointed. The shift in this one is subtle; there but not obvious. There were some noticeable brush strokes in brighter light.

Deviantly Daring is opaque in two coats, and the formula was really good–not too thick or too thin–and didn’t pool along the sides of the nail or streak.  The drying time was faster than average, and it did dry down to a fairly shiny finish.  China Glaze’s formula typically wears a full week on me with no chipping but has minor tip wear.  Their polish retails for $7, but you can easily find bottles for $3-4 at various e-tailers.

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Deviantly Daring

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If you're looking for a strong duochrome finish, you'll be disappointed. The shift in this one is subtle; there but not obvious. There is absolutely beauty in this shade, so I think it really matters what you are looking for!

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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China Glaze Deviantly Daring Nail Lacquer
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China Glaze Deviantly Daring Nail Lacquer
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China Glaze Deviantly Daring Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Deviantly Daring Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Deviantly Daring Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Deviantly Daring Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Deviantly Daring Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Deviantly Daring Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Deviantly Daring Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Deviantly Daring Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Head2Toe Beauty, $3.00 ($7.00 MSRP).

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Urban Decay Mars is greener. Wet 'n' Wild Teal or No Teal is lighter. ORLY Haley's Comet has chunkier shimmer/sparkle. Illamasqua Viridian is darker and greener.

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47 thoughts on “China Glaze Deviantly Daring Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Dee GUSnail

    Really loving this color! I think it’s a fun color that can transition from the beach days into fall.

  2. BeccaTheCyborg

    Looks like a dupe for Essie’s Trophy Wife.

  3. Yellowlantern

    Very pretty color! I’m not really into metallic nail polish because of the brush strokes so I don’t think I’ll get this, but I’m enjoying seeing it on your nails. :)

  4. Avatar of Rachel Rachel

    I have this on my nails right now and I love it! I think the duochrome was disappointing in all the shades I have (this, Swanky Silk, and Unpredictable) but they are all still beautiful.

  5. It’s a really pretty teal but I skipped this shade as it’s not a duo chrome and I have plenty of teal shades that could dupe this (I have 5 at least).

  6. Avatar of Rebecca Becca

    It’s like MAC Undercurrent in NP form!

  7. Avatar of Mari Mari

    Do you know why this collection has a different color brush handle?

  8. Dinitchka

    Very pretty colour but I’ll be skipping until it goes on sale. I think I have a few np’s that are close in colour and I defo know I have Orly’s Haley’s Comet.

    • Haley’s Comet is close enough, IMO!

      • Dinitchka

        I ended up getting the entire collection about a year after they came out. I have to say it is one of my favs. I’m a huge fan of Orly polishes. I think I even came to your site to see pics before I made my order. I’ve been debating to do a water marble mani with them. Ugh, the mess to clean up! I’ll probably just do a cling film mani with them.

  9. Very pretty, definitely checking out this collection:)

  10. blueraccoon

    I really like this, but I’m a sucker for metallics. It’s a gorgeous shade of teal, though.

    • Favorite metallic of all time? :D

      • blueraccoon

        Oh, don’t do that to me, that’s so not fair. I can’t even…hm. Fave metallic this season is probably Illamasqua Stranger or one of its many dupes, maybe the Revlon? But I don’t think I have an ultimate favorite metallic :)

  11. Avatar of Anita Anita

    reminds me of trophy wife from essie, but that’s a little more green

  12. Jenny

    The duochrome is weak, and it’s brush stroke-y so how did this get an A?

    • Hi Jenny,

      I mentioned I reread the press release (linked in the post), and after reading it, there was mention of shift but only one shade is listed as multi-dimensional while the others don’t really get described as having a shift to this and that color – e.g. this is just described as a teal, which it is. So there is some shift, and then it has the chrome-like finish as described. Brush strokes are very minor and mostly visible under really bright light (resulted in -1 point, which is 2%).

      • Jenny

        I read the press release too and didn’t see where it said anything about the strength of duochromes each shade has, just generic shade descriptions. I assumed they would all have strong duochromes since that is supposed to be what the collection is all about.

        • The lack of description is the problem – I don’t want to assume it’s supposed to be “strong” if they don’t call it out – and after reading the descriptions, it would make more sense to call out the specific shifts if there were stronger ones. After I read the release again, it seemed to be a combination of chrome and shift, so it greatly delivers on the chrome finish, has some shift but not a strong one. It’s not an exact science, so I have to go with what makes sense to me, and I try to avoid making assumptions either way.

    • Carrie

      I’ll second what she said on the brush strokes – on the nail it’s practically impossible to see the brush stroke. I also find on the nail that the shift is a bit more visible than what you can see in the photos. Either way, the shift is present and the color is amazing. :)

  13. Avatar of Kafka Kafka

    Hm, I actually like the colours in the photos much more than I had expected while initially reading your review. That said, I still prefer my Viridian from Illamasqua and don’t think I would use this a lot. My eye is really drawn to the colour in the photos but I know that, in reality, blues are a shade I rarely turn to unless they’re pretty dark. And yet, I still keep staring at those last 2 photos….

  14. WOW this is pretty! It reminds me of a peacock!

  15. When I saw this I directly ordered it at eBay. I love your swatches!

  16. Usually I love polishes in the bottle, but not on my nails. This one however did not appeal to me in the bottle at all, but it looks amaizng on your nails!

  17. megan

    Pretty but too frosty for my taste!

  18. In some of the pictures, this looks like turquoise velvet! Soooo pretty

  19. I think the weak duochrome effect is an issue with all the shades in this collection. They’re still very pretty, rich metallic hues that shift colors a little bit, but I was hoping for a more spectacular effect.

  20. Avatar of Erin Gayle Erin Gayle

    Do you have Zoya’s Charla? I wonder how this compares?

  21. Another gorgeous blue–I like it but I’d have to be sure to have very short nails if I wore this (when I wear something VERY metallic or shimmery, I feel like I have to have short nails for some reason)

  22. It’s beautiful, but yeah, sad that it doesn’t have a strong shift.

  23. Myeah, the duo chrome effect isn’t really there. It even looks a bit streaky.

  24. Avatar of Megan Megan

    I feel like so many brands are copying each other instead of starting new trends they are following them. Deborah Lippmann did colors like these earlier in the year and then I saw them everywhere. I just wish nail polish brands wouldn’t go so much with the trend and release unique colors instead.