Saturday, November 14th, 2009

China Glaze Meteor Shower Nail Lacquer ($3.20 to $7.00) is a rich, dark navy blue with multi-colored square glitter with predominantly cobalt blue sparkle. Meteor Shower is part of China Glaze’s fifty new glitter polishes, along with Atlantis, which I reviewed earlier this week.

While Atlantis applied with a more semi-opaque jelly base, Meteor Shower applies opaque in two coats and looks fairly dark on the nail. Some of the glitter seemed to submerge within the color base, but I still had a good amount show through, so it wasn’t a big deal. I found application and quality to mirror what I’ve come to expect from China Glaze (excellent and excellent), so it’s really a matter of whether this is a shade that calls to you or not! For me, it’s not my favorite shade yet… I am bound to find at least one (or ten) that are much more my style within the fifty, though! If you have any recommendations from the new line-up, I’d love to hear ’em!

What say you? Is Meteor Shower your new best friend?

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: For a dark navy glitter polish, Meteor Shower has you covered!


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49 thoughts on “China Glaze Meteor Shower Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. samantha

    omg! so beautiful!

  2. I like it, but I may stay strong and leave it. Besides I’ve got a big China Glaze haul coming in the mail soon!

  3. Aryn

    Can you get china glaze in canada anywhere? Also if theres no stores, where should I order online from?

    • I know ships internationally!

    • SarahT

      Sally’s beauty has some – mine usually has a fairly limited supply tho and they can be more expensive. I use transdesign – their prices & shipping are great!

    • Ashley

      I’m not sure where in Canada you live, but I get my China Glaze (and OPI) polishes at Chatters. It’s like a salon and supply store. I think that they also might sell it at SOME drug stores? But I’m very much unsure about that. I do know that they sell their polishes in select salons, so perhaps do some browsing at your local salons to see if they carry any China Glaze!

  4. I have this, and it applies opaque in even 1 coat! Maybe I just apply a very thick layer lol!

    Love it, very gorgeous.

  5. Mariana

    love the name and colour, dont know where they sell china glaze though

  6. Keke

    I find that Meteor Shower looks so much prettier when you apply to coats of a dark blue cream nail polish and then one coat of Meteor Shower. Right now I am wearing 2 coats of Zoya Indigo and one coat of Meteor Shower. As for recs from the line of 50, I think you should try Ginger! It’s pretty and really unique.

    Also, the Wizard of Ooh Ahz is already out?!?!

  7. Wow that looks like a nail polish that I would love to wear! I hope it shows up at Sally’s!

  8. Alyssa

    It’s lovely, but it looks to be a bit chunky. Almost like sewing sequence onto your nails. I prefer a smoother look for the sparkly bits in my polish.

  9. Patty

    I love your photo taking abilities! Please review more polishes in the future.

  10. amy

    Ohhh I like the big chunks of glitter in polishes this season.

  11. liz

    oh man, looks like i have to get this one.

  12. OMG that looks amazing!

  13. Lorna

    not bad but the glitter looks really gritty and hard to get off.

  14. Ashley

    You know, I’m not a really big fan of glitter, but I like this polish! It looks like something I’d wear going out to a fancy restaurant paired with a few funky accessories.

    Hey Christine, do you think you could take one or two pictures from further away wearing the polish? I find that nail polishes can look much different from up close as they do from far away, so I’d like to see if it still looks nice from far away.

  15. tofupoo

    i loveeee this one! i really do, ughhh im going to have to pick up some nail polish! i saw you got wizard of ooh ahz!i want that soo much i entered their facebook contest hehe! results in monday but chances are small id win so i will get ready to buy them +some glitters! ive also been fantasizing about that other glitter one you posted the other day, the birthday one. i think i want to invest in nothing but shiny polishes and just be that weird glitter fingers girl

  16. Great color! I have something similar from Sally Hansen though without the glitter.

  17. Bridgette

    Oooo I love navy nail polish colors!

  18. Jazzy

    Thats stunning!!!! After your review of Atlantis, I went ordered a bunch of them. (They came super fast because I live in the same state as head2toebeauty) I brought this one to, I haven’t tried this on yet but its looks so stunning on the nail.

    • Nice! Which ones did you order, Jazzy?

      • Jazzy

        I ordered solar flare, Glam, snow globe, nova, and of course meteor shower. Meteor shower seems to be the one I got I can wear alone, the rest I may wear over a black nail polish or different color because they have clear bases. solar flare has really big pieces of glitter, really shows up on the nail. I could probably put that over a few different color nail polishes. 😀

  19. Brittney

    Oh soo beautiful! Have you bought items from…the prices are amazing but i feel its too good to be true…just curious before i splurge..

  20. like blue liquid crystals