China Glaze Island Escape Swatches, Photos, Reviews


Electric Pineapple, Blue Iguana, Senorita Bonita

China Glaze Island Escape Swatches, Photos, Reviews

For summer, China Glaze’s Island Escape presents six colorful shades perfect for the season. I’m actually quite in love with this launch–it’s gorgeous and the colors are fun. They may not be the most unique, but I think they’re well-done overall. The shades include: Papaya Punch (crème based vivid orange), 108 Degrees (flirtatious berry pink with specks of micro glitter), Senorita Bonita (passionate purple shimmer with pink micro glitter), Blue Iguana (bold and daring sparkly blue), Cha Cha Cha (vivacious shimmer green), and Electric Pineapple (high intensity crème based lime green).

  • 108 Degrees is a deep raspberry red shimmered with white and fuchsia micro-shimmer. There is a touch of gold micro-shimmer, too, but it is less apparent when applied than it looks in the bottle. I needed two coats for this shade. It’s redder than Zoya Alegra.
  • Papaya Punch is a yellowed tangerine cream. I used two coats on this one. It’s more orange than China Glaze’s Sun Worshipper but it has a similar feel.
  • Cha Cha Cha is a bright, grassy green with chartreuse micro-shimmer. I used three coats with this shade and there is still some visible nail line. It’s brighter and greener than NARS Platoon. Zoya’s Midori looks most similar, perhaps a little darker.
  • Electric Pineapple is a really yellowed chartreuse–it’s not quite yellow but not a true chartreuse either–cream. It seems like Zoya’s Bekka but opaque and with a cream finish. I did use three coats here and impatience more than anything led to some unevenness.
  • Blue Iguana is a medium-dark blue with blue and fuchsia-violet micro-shimmer. I used three coats but found this shade to be rather sheer. It reminded me of a less intense version of Orly’s Lunar Eclipse.
  • Senorita Bonita is a magenta purple with red undertones and flecks of fuchsia and gold sparkle. It doesn’t feel like a glitter but the particles don’t quite look like shimmer either. I used two coats, but three would have been better. I couldn’t think of a dupe for this one.

my thoughts on the formula: Overall, these were on the sheerer side and most required three coats. They apply really smoothly and evenly, though. I used Zoya’s Anchor and Armor on base/top coats on all swatches. China Glaze polish typically lasts a full week on me with minor tip wear.

China Glaze Island Escape Swatches, Photos, Reviews

A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4
Application
91%
Total
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108 Degrees, Papaya Punch, Cha Cha Cha


108 Degrees, Papaya Punch, Cha Cha Cha


108 Degrees, Papaya Punch, Cha Cha Cha


Electric Pineapple, Blue Iguana, Senorita Bonita


Electric Pineapple, Blue Iguana, Senorita Bonita


Electric Pineapple, Blue Iguana, Senorita Bonita


China Glaze 108 Degrees Nail Lacquer


China Glaze 108 Degrees Nail Lacquer


China Glaze 108 Degrees Nail Lacquer


China Glaze 108 Degrees Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Papaya Punch Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Papaya Punch Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Papaya Punch Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Papaya Punch Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Cha Cha Cha Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Cha Cha Cha Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Cha Cha Cha Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Cha Cha Cha Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Electric Pineapple Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Electric Pineapple Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Electric Pineapple Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Electric Pineapple Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Blue Iguana Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Blue Iguana Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Blue Iguana Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Blue Iguana Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Senorita Bonita Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Senorita Bonita Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Senorita Bonita Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Senorita Bonita Nail Lacquer

About the Reviewer

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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probably will purchase electric pineapple and the papaya. purple ones iffy but cute. blue one shoulve been done better. girl you have steady hands the polish comes out perfect!

Cha Cha Cha needs to be mine. This seems to be really “my” collection. All these colours look fantastic against my skin tone!!

I’m actually really excited, so I have to keep an eye out for these!

Would you say that the Electric Pinapple would be a dupe for the Illamasqua chartruse color? This one is cheaper than the Illamasqua one so i would like to keep it in consideration. Someone let me know! 🙂

Thanks for the swatches; I’ve really been looking forward to seeing them on the nail. So pretty! I think I may have to buy all of them. 🙂

papaya punch kind of reminds me of sun worshipper, which is also by china glaze…but a little darker. I think senorita looks gorgeous 🙂

None of these colors are really grabbing me this spring, I prefer most of the eassie spring collection. However I am finding some of the colors really hard to get nice, smooth, streak free coats with some of the creamier colors. Beware…
By the way, your nails are so amazing. Your diet must be so balanced or your are taking enough vitamins to choke Mellan.

You said “It’s more orange than China Glaze’s Sun Worshipper but it has a similar feel.” I’ve bought Sun Worshipper just after your swatch pics (here China Glaze is not available, so I asked a friend to buy it for me). In your pic SW was sun-yellow, something in the middle between yellow and orange. I was a bit sad when I saw it in front of my eyes: a sort of orange like paper-highlighter. No yellowish at all 🙁
As soon as I saw the pic of Papaya Punch, I screamed “Oh, sun-yellow, it must be mine!”, then I read your comment above. The first 3 pics show the exact colour I am looking for. Is it that the colour in real life or it is really darker than SW?
Thank you

I want Senorita Bonita. That is all! lol
Only because I have been looking for a lipstick shade this colour with no luck! Show Orchid and Violetta from MAC don’t cut it.

Electric Pineapple is amazing and is a must! I might get Papaya Punch just because I love Papaya shakes LOL. I feel like China Glazes most recent collections have been needing three coats :/. Ugh, that’s why I don’t like Essie. I hope they do something about that formula.

I’m definitely getting 108 Degrees, Blue Iguana and Senorita Bonita – I only have a small nail polish collection and none like these, yay!

Eventually got all of these but for Electric Pineapple which looks horrible on my skin tone – I know some love it, but many cannot wear it!

I recently ordered Papaya Punch when I ordered a few of the Hunger Games collection polishes, so I haven’t used it yet, but I cannot wait to use it. I think it’d look super cute on the toes 😀

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