China Glaze For Audrey is a refreshing robin-egg blue that sometimes looks more blue in brighter lighting and a touch of teal in dimmer lighting.
If you’re into China Glaze nail polish like I am, chances are that you constantly heard a lot of hype about this color even though it launched back in 2007.
Yes, it’s named after the ever-elegant, Audrey Hepburn for her role in Breakfast At Tiffany’s.
(Who else is a fan? Liked her in My Fair Lady, but loved her uncharacteristic role in Wait Until Dark! Which is your favorite Audrey Hepburn movie?)
Some people say that China Glaze For Audrey is the exact same shade as a Tiffany & Co. box. I don’t own anything from that store, so I can’t confirm, but I’m skeptical because the ‘Tiffany Blue’ is a trademarked color. Maybe China Glaze got permission. Dunno.
Before I got into nail polish, I had no idea that colors themselves could be trademarked. Color names? Sure. But actual colors? Interesting.
China Glaze For Audrey Pictures
China Glaze For Audrey Swatches
All swatches have:
- 1 coat of Nail Tek Foundation II Base Coat
- 2 coats of China Glaze For Audrey
- 1 coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
√ Tiffany & Co. inspired blue
- Name: China Glaze For Audrey
- Amount: 14 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $2.60 USD
- Where to Buy: Sally Beauty Supply, Head2Toe, 8ty8Beauty & TransDesign (currently out of stock, but they could re-stock)
- Limited Edition? Yes! (But it’s still readily available.)
China Glaze For Audrey Review
This is a Holy Cannoli Color! (Holy Cannoli Color is a term trademarked by me…hehe.)
On a more serious note, For Audrey by China Glaze is a gorgeous robin-egg blue that is bright without being a flashy neon. It’s one of those ‘soft and pretty’ hues that sets itself apart from a lot of other pastel-turquoise creme polishes out there.
Not sure if it’s because I associate this with Audrey Hepburn (probably!), but when I wear this shade, I think my manicure looks classy. Okay, maybe I just really want the poise and sophistication that Hepburn had…
This color would be flattering on a lot of different skin tones, and I think it’s perfect for spring and summer, although you can really wear any color in any season.
What I enjoyed about For Audrey is that it can look greener or bluer depending on the light. And it always looks cheerful and fresh.
Application, Formula & Finish
China Glaze For Audrey is a creme polish that’s easy to work with. It self-leveled pretty well and had a smooth consistency and is very pigmented. In fact, with my first medium-thick coat, it was almost opaque! This shade only needs 2 coats for full opacity, and the result is flawless.
For Audrey doesn’t contain any Formaldehyde, Toluene, or DBP. However, it does contain Formaldehyde resin, which makes it a Big-3-Free nail polish.
I heard that this color is limited-edition. But even though it came out in 2007, it still seems readily available. Who knows how long it’ll be this easy to get your hands on it? My advice is that if you want this color, you should get it now while you still can instead of kicking yourself later.
(Remember the China Glaze OMG and Kaleidoscope collections? They used to be easy to find and inexpensive, but now you can mainly only buy them on eBay for an astronomical price. I’m glad that I bought a lot of them when they were readily available.)
Is OPI Mermaid’s Tears a Dupe of China Glaze For Audrey?
Some people have said that OPI Mermaid’s Tears from the Pirates of the Caribbean collection is a dupe. I don’t own the latter yet, but just from researching blogs and looking at comparison swatches, it appears that they’re similar, but not dupes.
Edit: I ended up caving and buying OPI Mermaid’s Tears. Hehe, this probably isn’t a surprise to anyone.
Supposedly, OPI Mermaid’s Tears is a dusty sea-foam green and China Glaze For Audrey leans more on the turquoise side. (Check out the bottom of Jenny’s post on Polish And Pearls to see comparison swatches!)
Final Verdict: 10/10
China Glaze For Audrey gets a perfect score! And I’ll forever sing its praises. This is definitely worthy of buying a back-up bottle!
Do you ever buy back-ups of any of your beauty products? If so, which products? And have you ever regretted buying extras of a product because you fell out of love with it?
See this color used in cupcake nail art I did a while ago!