Sunday, July 29th, 2012

China Glaze Pink Plumeria Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Pink Plumeria Nail Lacquer

A Subtly Shimmmered Coral-Pink for Summer

One of the least neon shades in China Glaze Summer Neons is Pink Plumeria Nail Lacquer ($7.00 [MSRP] for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “light pink with gold shimmer.” It’s a pink-coral that almost leans orange depending on the lighting. It has very fine gold micro-shimmer–in natural light, it almost looks like a cream finish, but there is definitely shimmer in it. OCC Extravaganza is pinker but has a similar brightness and shimmer content. China Glaze Sugar High is a smidgen pinker and has a cream finish. MAC Impassioned is more orange. Deborah Lippmann Girls Just Want to HAVe Fun Nail lacquer is more orange. Illamasqua Lament is a bit darker, more orange, and has no shimmer.

Surprisingly, this wasn’t opaque after two coats; there is a hint of visible nail line, and a third coat would likely yield fully opaque color. I think with this kind of shade, it looks best when it’s completely solid in color.  The formula was on the thicker side, so it did not apply flawlessly.  The biggest thing I noticed was that it took longer than usual to dry, even though it’s slightly neon (neons, like mattes, tend to dry faster).  It dries down to a semi-matte finish, and if you prefer a shiny finish, I’d recommend using a glossy top coat.  I typically get a week of wear out of China Glaze’s formula with no chipping and minor tip wear.

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Pink Plumeria

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I wish this shade had more opaque color--the thicker consistency makes using a third coat even less desirable! I think the shimmer within the base color really works well, and it's pink enough to work on both cooler and warmer skin tones.

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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China Glaze Pink Plumeria Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Pink Plumeria Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Pink Plumeria Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Pink Plumeria Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Pink Plumeria Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Pink Plumeria Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Pink Plumeria Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Pink Plumeria Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Pink Plumeria Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Pink Plumeria Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Pink Plumeria Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Pink Plumeria Nail Lacquer

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Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

OCC Extravaganza is pinker but has a similar brightness and shimmer content. China Glaze Sugar High is a smidgen pinker and has a cream finish. MAC Impassioned is more orange. Deborah Lippmann Girls Just Want to HAVe Fun Nail lacquer is more orange.

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29 thoughts on “China Glaze Pink Plumeria Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I am in LOVE with this shade! But then, I am always a sucker for neon pink shades :P

  2. Oh, this is so cute! I’m not crazy about the sound of the formula, but that shade — what a stunner. 

  3. Avatar of LeeAnn moena

    What a beautiful color! <3

  4. I really love this shade. So summery!

  5. Avatar of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    A great shade on tan summer feet!

  6. I don’t know why I do not like this coral, but I don’t.  It falls a bit flat for me and I think I prefer hotter corals with more pink.  

  7. I like the tiny sparkles in it. They make it look really cute! How did you grow your nails by the way? :P

  8. This is an amazing summer color!

  9. Skaytanik

    It’s pretty, but it did take a reeeallly long time to dry, and stayed “impressionably” soft (you could poke it & leave a print) for entirely too long. Even when it’s dry, it doesn’t get very hard, and despite a big fat top coat by OPI, this polish tended to “dent” (if that makes any sense) I love China Glaze, but I’d go for a dupe on this color. You can check out my blog at http://www.skaytanik.wordpress.com for pics :P

  10. I’m torn on this color…I think if the formula were better I’d be much more excited. Still hunting for the perfect hot pink/coral! 

  11. Avatar of Maggie Mags

    I’m passing on this—I would never reach for it with a slow dry-time like that especially when I have similar colors. I might go for the highlighter green shade from the collection.

  12. HelenKempler

    Christine – the polish looks glossy to me in the photos. In fact all the polish you feature all looks glossy, which I love!  Do you apply a top coat? If so, which one are you using?

  13. I love bright colors like this.

  14. Diane

    I bought this before seeing your review and couldn’t wait to do my nails with it.  I used it on my fingernails, and later went to a nail salon for a pedicure, and the girl who did my toes couldn’t stop staring at my fingers.  She said, “THAT is a really beautiful color!  Is it a gel or regular polish?”  I told her it was China Glaze (they only use OPI & Essie in that nail salon).  I wished I had brought it to the salon so she could do my toes with it, too!  Pink Plumeria really is THAT pretty, IMO.  Love it!