Orange is a colour that I don’t typically wear. But since Hallowe’en is coming up soon, I’ve been looking through my 400+ polish collection to try to find some good oranges to use for upcoming nail-art tutorials.
China Glaze Papaya Punch made it onto the hit list! 🙂 Can’t believe I didn’t wear it sooner.
It’s a gorgeous, creamy orange that’s bright without being as neon as China Glaze Sun Worshipper (which I love, by the way).
I’ve already created one nail-art design using this colour, but that post will only go live in October. I kind of want to save stuff like that closer to Hallowe’en so that it’s more festive.
China Glaze Papaya Punch Pictures
China Glaze Papaya Punch Swatches
All swatches have:
√ Bright orange creme
- Name: China Glaze Papaya Punch
- Collection: China Glaze Island Escape Collection
- Colours Available in the Collection: Papaya Punch, Blue Iguana, Cha Cha Cha, Senorita Bonita, Electric Pineapple & 108 Degrees
- Amount: 14 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $2.99 USD
- Where to Buy: 8ty8Beauty, Head2Toe, Trans Design, Nailsupplies & select beauty-supply stores
China Glaze Papaya Punch Review
Papaya Punch is the perfect name for this colour that came out in the summer collection. It definitely reminds me of papaya!
It’s this really vivid orange polish that is probably a couple of shades away from being a neon. Despite its intensity, there is a softness about it that makes it look creamy to me.
And surprisingly, I think this shade of orange works nicely on my skin tone. It has made me want to try more oranges in the future.
Papaya Punch by China Glaze has a creme finish that dries slightly shiny. You’ll need a top coat if you want it to look really glossy.
Application & Formula
The consistency was so smooth. This one practically applied itself, and I only needed 2 coats to achieve full opacity. I’m very happy with the formula.
My bottle came with a softer brush than my other China Glaze polishes. While it didn’t hinder the painting process, I find that it was a bit too soft. The regular China Glaze brushes work better. Good thing, though, that the formula was so awesome. Made it easier.
Since I bought this from an etailer that removes ingredient labels, I can’t show you the ingredients. How frustrating! I’m going to have to try out another etailer because I like to receive nail polish in perfect condition.
If there was a brick-and-mortar store near me that sold China Glaze polishes from new collections, I’d be right on it. Unfortunately there are none that I know of yet.
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
If you’ve never tried an orange polish before or if you’d just like to try one that has a great formula, Papaya Punch is it! And I think this is a shade that would look hot on richer skin tones and even super-pale skin tones. I love shades like this that flatter more people than just a select few.
Do you wear orange nail polish? If so, which are your favourites? If not, would you try it? Do you enjoy eating papaya?