Wednesday, August 10, 2011

China Glaze Metro Collection Swatches

Hey everyone. Sorry I super lagged on posting these swatches. I did them all last week, but I didn't like how the photos came out of CG In the City. I couldn't quite capture it right on my SLR or my point & shoot, but it's what's been postponing me so I guess I'll just go ahead and put them up. The China Glaze Fall 2011 Metro Collection contains 12 colors, 6 for Uptown and 6 for Downtown.


Urban-Night. Creme. 2 coats. Eggplant. 


Traffic Jam. Creme. 2 coats. Medium berry pink. One of my faves from the collection.

Traffic Jam

City Siren. Creme. 2 coats. Dark red.

City Siren

Brownstone. Creme. 2 coats. This color pretty much looks like red clay. I'm not a fan of this one.  Maybe I'll change my mind in a few months when the weather sucks and it's dark outside. Haha.


Street Chic. Creme. 2 coats. Dark beige. Again, not a fan of this one either, but it's probably because I'm so partial to bright colors.

Street Chic

CG In the City. Light purple and silver glitter in a clear base. 4 coats with topcoat. This was taken with my SLR, it looks silver in here, but in person it's more purple. One of my faves. It really is beautiful once you built it up and add topcoat.

CG In the City

CG In the City. Taken with my point & shoot. You can see how it looks more purple.


Skyscraper. Silver and blue glitter in a medium blue jelly base. 3 coats with topcoat. Love this one.


Concrete Catwalk. Creme. 2 coats. Dark grey/blue. This color is pretty much dark grey, but it does have a blue tint to it. The photo makes it look bluer than it is in person. For someone who doesn't like dark colors much, I actually really like this one. 

Concrete Catwalk.

Westside Warrior. Creme. 2 coats. Dark olive/camo green. Again, one of my faves. 

Westside Warrior.

Trendsetter. Shimmer. 2 coats. Mustard yellow with shimmer. I thought this was going to be ugly, but I actually like it for some reason. I'm glad I have something to wear this fall that still is somewhat 'bright'.


Loft-y Ambitious. Burgundy shimmer. 2 coats. Such a beauty!

Loft-y Ambitious.

Midtown Magic. Burgundy with gold shimmer. 2 coats. So this base really is burgundy, but for some reason when worn, it totally looks brown. The gold glitter looks beautiful in this one. I liked this one a whole lot more than I thought I would.

Midtown magic.

Overall, I LOVE this collection. I've said it so many times in my previous posts that I don't like dark colors, but this fall collection has really broadened my horizons and made me fall in love with some dark colors. Formula was like a dream. Most only took 2 coats, except for the 2 glitters. They all had a quick drying time. My favorites: CG In the City and Skyscraper. My least favorites: Street Chic and Brownstone. Still love the rest =]


  1. Yay! Metro swatches finally! I'm in love with westside warrior. I must buy NOW!

  2. great swatches and great collection!


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