Tuesday, 2 October 2012

China Glaze Winter Berry - swatches and review

I haven't worn red for a while now so I thought it was about time I did ;)
Here is a lovely classic deep red from last year. I give you... Winter Berry! :)

In daylight

Full hand in daylight

In halogen light

Remember this...? ;)


Type of polish: Cream with a hint of jelly.

Colour: A deep red with blue undertones.

Collection: China Glaze Let it Snow Holiday Collection 2011.
Opacity: Good! This is two coats. There's a hint of VNL so it could do with a third coat, but two is just fine too (especially if you're just as lazy as I ;))

Drying time: Normal.

Formula: Good! It's rather thin but it stays where you want it to if you don't apply it too thick. It has a bit of a jelly quality but I'd say it's more cream than jelly ;)

Brush: Ok. A bit thin but firm so it's quite easy to work with.

Shine: Very shiny on its own but I have one coat of Seche Vite in these pictures.

Accurate colour, photo vs IRL: Red polishes are generally hard to capture and so is this one. The most accurate picture is the full hand in daylight. The others have a bit too much yellow undertones in them. This is NOT a red/orange polish. This is a red/blue polish. But it's RED, not blueish or purpleish ;)
Does this explanation make any sense at all to you...?!?! ;)

: 4/5 :D

I don't wear a lot of reds but this is a polish with a great shade of red AND with good qualities!
A classic deep red which should should be found in every womans make-up bag ;)
This would be a great polish for your Christmas manicure too! :D


  1. Oooh this is such a gorgeous red and a nice blast from the past! China Glaze's holiday collection last year was fantastic!

    1. Yes, it's lovely and many others too from this collection!!! :D
      I don't know why I only got this one last year... :/
      Now I want at least Holly-Day and Tinsel Town ;)

  2. E denna rödröd elr mer tyrkosröd? :P

  3. Seche gör ju sitt för glansen, men den fina röda färgen den står Winter Berry för ;)


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