Even though I’m a sucker for green polish, I do have a soft spot for blue lacquer, especially when it reminds me of a starry night sky.
Fall collections absolutely wreck havoc on my wallet. Why do they always have to be so darn amazing?
I bought almost every colour in the China Glaze Metro Collection. Do I feel guilty? Not yet. Ask me in a little bit. (No, please don’t ask me.)
China Glaze Skyscraper was the first one I chose to wear because it’s been a while since I wore a sparkly blue polish.
Even though I really love the way it catches the light, there was something about it that makes me hesitate to reach for it again.
Want to know what it was? You’re a click away!
China Glaze Skyscraper Pictures
China Glaze Skyscraper Swatches
All swatches have:
- 1 coat of OPI Natural Nail Base Coat
- 2 coats of China Glaze Skyscraper
- 1 coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
√ Sparkling glittery blue
- Name: China Glaze Skyscraper
- Collection: China Glaze Metro Collection
- Colours in the China Glaze Metro Collection: Skyscraper, Westside Warrior, Trendsetter, CG in the City, Urban-Night, Traffic Jam, City Siren, Loft-y Ambitions, Brownstone, Midtown Magic, Street Chic & Concrete Catwalk
- Amount: 14 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $2.99 USD
- Where to Buy: Trans Design, 8ty8Beauty (currently out of stock, but they may restock), Head2Toe & Nailsupplies
China Glaze Skyscraper Review
There’s no denying it – a night-sky blue with sparkles reminiscent of the heavenly bodies above get (and keep) my attention!
Skyscraper by China Glaze is a winner when it comes to the way it looks. It’s a rich, deep blue with small silver and blue glitter. And the glitter is dense!
Despite there being so much glitter, it’s not rough and scratchy.
Application & Formula
Here’s where the polish loses major points. I’m not sure if it was just my bottle or if other people have experienced the same thing, but the formula was so thick and gooey that it was extremely hard to work with. It was akin to trying to thinly apply hair gel onto your nails.
I realize that nail-lacquer thinner was invented to solve this problem, but I feel like if I buy a brand-new bottle of polish from a brand-new collection, the formula should be perfect from the get-go. Do you feel the same way, or does it not matter to you?
Since the formula was so thick, I couldn’t apply thin-medium coats. I could only apply super-thick ones. So obviously each coat was really pigmented as a result. It was nearly a one-coater. Oddly, even though it was thick, my first coat showed bald spots, which required a second coat to cover.
Unfortunately the place I ordered this from removes the ingredient labels from the bottom of their bottles. It’s frustrating because I’d like to share this information with you in case any of you have allergies or just want to avoid certain ingredients.
I do know, however, that China Glaze’s new formula is Big-3-Free, which means it doesn’t contain Formaldehyde, Toluene, or DBP.
Final Verdict: 7.5/10
Skyscraper by China Glaze is a beauty to behold, but upon application, it acts like a terrible diva.
I still gave it a high score because the colour is spectacular, and the low price point didn’t make my wallet wail.
Do you have polishes you love the colour of, but they are a nightmare to apply? How often have you thinned your polishes? Is a poor formula a deal breaker despite having an awesome shade? Did you get any polishes from the incredible China Glaze Metro Collection?