China Glaze Emerald Sparkle Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

Holiday Glitz: China Glaze Emerald Sparkle Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Emerald Sparkle Nail Lacquer ($3.50 to $6.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) is a signature shade for the holidays. I remember practically fall over myself trying to track it down without paying ridiculously inflated eBay prices and failing. This year, it is part of the Love You Snow Much Set, which also includes Tinsel (light silver), Ruby Pumps (ruby red), and 5 Golden Rings (pale gold). I love Emerald Sparkle so much, I feel it deserves its own post. I’ll review the entire set tomorrow, so stay tuned! 🙂

Emerald Sparkle is a shimmery rich emerald green. It is a deep, dark forest green base mixed with brighter, more emerald green shimmer. The combination is absolutely stunning, both in natural light, sunlight, and indoor lighting. It sparkles and shimmers, and it is so suitable for the holiday season. It’s also a dream to apply; smooth and pigmented, it only needs two coats to obtain a rich, lush green that is entirely opaque. This is definitely one of my favorite China Glaze shades to date, and it also has one of the best formulations amongst the brand’s line-up.

Would you rock Emerald Sparkle?

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 5/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation:  If you love lush green shades for your nails, I’m pretty sure you should be the owner of Emerald Sparkle… and make haste!


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China Glaze Emerald Sparkle

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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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Wow that’s one of the prettiest greens I’ve seen for polish.. I was able to track down Ruby Pumps and I’m hoping to do the same with this shade 🙂

Ohh, I saw Smitten with Mittens in store the other day and was going to get it but wasn’t sure if I should get that or China Glaze Ruby Pumps… which would you reco??

HOOOOOOOOT!!!! I love how solid the colour is. That is the best green polish I have ever seen. Now, to figure out how to get me a bottle to Australia….

I love this nail polish! I actually have it. Got it originally because my birthstone is Emerald, I’m a May baby! But it looks good for Christmas too. When you tweeted about it first.. I was like, “Hmm Emerald Green? I don’t have that but I have Emerald Sparkle..” I had to check too, hehe.

i have a similar china glaze polish in watermelon rind, its very close to emerald sparkle except it is a sparkly green with a teal undertone, so gorgeooouussss!!! love china glaze!

This is a really pretty polish! I actually almost bought it yesterday and then chickened out and got Ruby Pumps instead – I figured I’d wear red more than green. (I’m a conservative nail girl at heart!)

WOW. I saw this and needed it ASAP as it was so pretty and I love green polish….but I wasn’t sure where to find China Glaze in stores in my area (Toronto GTA, Canada)… THEN a lovely Temptalia reader told me to check out Sally Beauty Supply Outlet… So I did that day and picked up my very own Emerald Sparkle! <3 it!

HAHA! Im so glad you found it, Cherie! I just went myself today to pick up two bottles of the Emerald Sparkle – one for myself and the other for a friend, who I think will also LOVE this colour!

Thanks SO much for sharing this with us, Christine! Just so GOOOOOORGEOUS. Im not even a nail colour person, but I knew I just HAD to use this colour SOMETIME in my life! Haha~

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