China Glaze Nail Lacquers in Velvet Bow, Winter Berry, Poinsettia, Holly-day
China Glaze Let It Snow: Velvet Bow, Winter Berry, Poinsettia, Holly-day
The next four shades we’re reviewing from China Glaze’s Let It Snow Collection are: Velvet Bow (rich red creme), Winter Berry (creamy cranberry-red), Poinsettia (ruby red creme), and Holly-day (rich hunter green).
- Velvet Bow is a deep burgundy-brown cream that’s opaque in two coats. China Glaze Loft-y Ambitions is lighter and has fine shimmer but is still similar. Zoya Anja is more purple and less brown based. Urban Decay Wrecked is a touch darker. MAC Vintage Vamp is less opaque.
- Winter Berry is a medium-dark, blue-based red cream. I needed two coats for opaque color. It’s a bit darker than Zoya Burke. MAC Get Noticed is bluer-based. Rescue Beauty Lounge Glamourpuss is similar, perhaps a touch lighter. Nubar Pekin seems like a dead ringer.
- Poinsettia is a brightened coral-ish red–it reads surprisingly coral on me. It has a cream finish and was opaque in two coats. It’s very similar to Rescue Beauty Lounge Bangin’. Zoya Sooki is redder.
- Holly-day is a medium-dark forest green with a cream finish. It was opaque in two coats. NARS Zulu is many times darker. It’s a bit like China Glaze Jolly Holly without the black base or shimmer. Zoya Shawn is yellower and more olive.
Of these four, Holly-day was the only shade I didn’t feel was dupeable. The other three seemed to have a fair amount of similar shades, so it made them less interesting. I think many of us have seen red creams for the holiday season, so there’s a good chance you may already own shades close enough to these new ones. For those who are just beginning to get into nail polish, the formula on these was excellent–the consistency was just right, not too thick or thin, and the flow was even and covered the nail without a fuss. All four were opaque in two coats, which is exactly as it should be. I typically get a week of wear with minimal tip wear with China Glaze’s formula.