China Glaze Up & Away Collection: Light As Air Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches


China Glaze Light As Air Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Up & Away Collection: Light As Air

China Glaze Light As Air Nail Lacquer is is a subdued lilac with a pastel edge and maybe a little mix of gray in it. It’s definitely more of a lilac shade than a gray shade, though it may photograph either way, depending on the lighting situation.

Formula-wise, I found this one to require a little more practice and patience than the deeper shades, because it was a little finnicky and prone to streaking. It’s really important that you’re patient and let each coat dry long enough before applying an additional layer. This polish was as thick as the other shades, but it wasn’t runny nor goopy.

As always, be sure to keep hands flat while waiting for each coat to dry a bit, because the thickness of the formula can move to the sides if you hold your hand on the tilt. It also best to give each layer some time to dry and not just layer it on immediately.

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 3/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: For a more subdued shade of lilac, consider Light As Air.

Availability: January 2010

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China Glaze Light As Air Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Light As Air Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Light As Air Nail Lacquer

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Pretty color! This reminds me of a ligher Cool Reserve from MAC. Where as Cool Reserve is a nice fall color, this color would be perfect for spring.

This is like a dream color for me! I hope I can find it in NYC. Rickies doesn’t stock CG, nor does Dusne Reade and our other drugstores. Plus NYC this we’re too cool for beauty supply stores (oh the irony)

I’m begjnging to this that all pale creams have streaking problems. Sigh. What base coat do u use? I’ve been using orly’s Bonder and while it dries fast and smooth I don’t this it makes my polish last any better

thank you for the lovely swatches

I use Nail Life’s “Grabber”, I think it’s called, followed by Seche Vite as a top coat. The best commbo for longer wear I’ve found and as a nurse, I’m very hard on my hands.

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