China Glaze Deviantly Daring Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

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. ย The drying time was faster than average, and it did dry down to a fairly shiny finish. ย China Glaze’s formula typically wears a full week on me with no chipping but has minor tip wear.ย  Their polish retails for $7, but you can easily find bottles for $3-4 at various e-tailers.

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
94%
Total
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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

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

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

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Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚

As far as metallic polishes with brush strokes go, it’s pretty minimal and they go on fairly evenly – but I totally understand! ๐Ÿ™‚

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.

I have 3 colors from this collection (though not this one-I have enough similar colors to it) and I love them! All of mine have black caps though, not silver!!

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 Haleyโ€™s Comet.

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.

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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%).

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.

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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….

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.

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.

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