I don’t usually pick up mattes, but Crown for Whatever from China Glaze’s recently released Halloween-themed collection still caught my eye. (I’ve previously reviewed Queen, Please! and Sin-derella from this collection.)
Crown for Whatever (84083) is a deep, indigo purple with extremely subtle, fine fuchsia shimmer. It dries matte. I am not usually a huge fan of the matte look, but this one is quite striking and I probably the first matte I’d consider wearing without a glossy top coat over it!
The polish applies smoothly, though it can be a little tricky to get the edges even. It dries quite quickly. Two coats gave perfectly opaque coverage.
Of course, I could not help trying it out with a glossy top coat, though instead of a clear polish, I used one coat of its collection sister, Queen, Please! and the result is ahhhmazing:
You can see that green iridescence I promised you in my Queen, Please! review, now, right?
I think this is definitely going to be my Halloween mani! I’ll aim to be a little tidier around the edges, though.
China Glaze Nail Lacquer retails for US$7.50 and is 0.5 US fl oz / 14 mL. China Glaze nail polishes are free of toluene, added formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and are made in the USA. The nail colors (*but not necessarily the treatments) are vegan. China Glaze is cruelty-free.
China Glaze is part of American International Industries (who also own brands like Seche, EzFlow and Ardell), a private company based in Los Angeles, CA, USA.