China Glaze Jungle Queen Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Jungle Queen Nail Lacquer ($3.00 to $7.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “smoky violet.” It’s a dusty, subdued plum-brown with soft violet shimmer. Dior Shadow is redder and has brighter, red-copper shimmer. MAC Festive Finery is lighter and has a cream finish. Cult Nails Enigmatic is similar but a smidgen browner with silver/white shimmer. China Glaze Below Deck is much lighter. This is very similar to Chanel Paradoxal, except Chanel seems a little grayer.

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China Glaze Jungle Queen Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Nail Lacquer Jungle Queen
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
98%

China Glaze I Herd That Nail Lacquer

China Glaze I Herd That Nail Lacquer ($3.00 to $7.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “brilliant copper glitter.” It’s a mix of light gold, copper gold, and copper glitter in what appears to be a mostly clear base. It’s that mix of colors that makes it different from other gold polishes that I’ve reviewed before. For a similar “feel,” you might consider SpaRitual Solstice, which is a molten gold with chunky glitter/sparkle. China Glaze Electrify isn’t as opaque and has much larger pieces of glitter, but it has a similar feel–again because it is a mix of gold and red glitter.

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China Glaze I Herd That Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Nail Lacquer I Herd That
A-
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
91%

China Glaze I’m Not Lion Nail Lacquer

China Glaze I’m Not Lion Nail Lacquer ($3.00 to $7.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “glistening gold and multi-colored glitter.” It’s a predominantly pale, antique gold glitter with an assortment of smaller glitter particles. The base color really seemed clear to me. The inclusion of multi-colored glitter makes it look different from a lot of the other antique gold shades we’ve been seeing (think Illamasqua Swinger, Revlon Gold Coin, and Chanel Diwali). The closest color I could come up with was China Glaze Medallion, which is darker gold, chunkier glitter all around.

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China Glaze I'm Not Lion Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Nail Lacquer I'm Not Lion
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
88%

China Glaze Exotic Encounters Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Exotic Encounters Nail Lacquer ($3.00 to $7.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “lush green creme with blue undertones.” It reads as a dusty green-teal with a cream finish on me. Not a dupe, but reminiscent in the kind of color family, Rescue Beauty Lounge Jack has a similar green-teal coloring but is much, much darker. MAC Screening Room is much bluer. Though blue, Illamasqua Muse had a similar dusted quality.  I was surprised to find that I could not discover any dupes within polishes I’ve reviewed–none of three I mentioned in the post are dupes.

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China Glaze Exotic Encounters Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Nail Lacquer Exotic Encounters
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
94%