China Glaze Blue Sparrow Swatches & Review

China Glaze Blue Sparrow SwatchI was in a Smurfy mood, so I turned to one of my favorites – China Glaze Blue Sparrow from the Ink Collection that came out a couple of summers ago.

Not only does this polish have a long-lasting formula, but the shade of blue is to die for! It’s a vibrant comic-book blue with blue glitter that’s fun to wear.

This is one of those colors that I’ve worn multiple times even though I have an embarrassing number of colors to choose from. China Glaze Blue Sparrow is bright, but not shocking. And it’s glittery, but not a disco ball. Tell me what you think of this color!

China Glaze Blue Sparrow Swatches & Pictures

China Glaze Blue Sparrow Swatches

3 Coats & Top Coat With Flash

China Glaze Blue Sparrow Swatch

3 Coats & Top Coat in Natural Light Without Flash

China Glaze Blue Sparrow Swatches

3 Coats & Top Coat in Artificial Light Without Flash

China Glaze Blue Sparrow Swatches

With Flash

China Glaze Blue Sparrow Swatch

Without Flash

China Glaze Blue Sparrow Nail Polish Bottle

China Glaze Blue Sparrow Ingredients


    Contains China Clay, which acts as a nail hardener & shine enhancer to improve polish wear & appearance

Key Notes

  • Name: China Glaze Blue Sparrow
  • China Glaze Ink Collection Colors Available: Blue Sparrow, Flying Dragon, Celtic Sun, Japanese Koi, Rose Among Thorns & Sacred Heart
  • Amount: 14 mL
  • What I Paid: $2.68 USD
  • Where to Buy: Trans Design, Head2Toe, 8ty8Beauty & Sally Beauty Supply

China Glaze Blue Sparrow Review

There are plenty of blue nail polishes for sale, but what’s special about China Glaze Blue Sparrow is that it’s a vivid blue chock full of blue glitter. I get a kick out of looking at my nails in various lighting when I wear this.

When you first apply it, it doesn’t look like much because it dries very matte and somewhat gritty. Slick on one thick coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat and it becomes glossy, glittery, true blue goodness!

The formula goes on slightly runny, but it’s of a consistency that’s easy to control with your brush. You could easily get away with applying 2 coats of nail polish, but I used 3 coats.

You’ll love how long it wears, too! My China Glaze Blue Sparrow swatches above were all taken after 4 days of wear. At work, I’m constantly typing on the keyboard, and even with all that extra stress on my nails, the polish didn’t chip.

I totally stand by this color because a couple of years ago when I first wore it, I wore it for over 2 consecutive weeks without reapplying any polish – it wears like iron!

This is what I wore under and over the nail polish:


  • Affordable
  • Gorgeous bright blue with blue glitter
  • Dries relatively quickly
  • Long-wearing formula

  • Dries gritty & matte (must use a thick top coat to smooth it out & add shine)
  • China Glaze can be a hard brand to find for some

Final Verdict: 10/10

This is a must-have blue! It wears for a long time without chipping and has a color that will flatter many different skin tones. Plus it’s not a bank breaker compared to many other nail polish brands on the market.

Have you tried China Glaze Blue Sparrow? What’s your favorite blue nail polish?


4 thoughts on “China Glaze Blue Sparrow Swatches & Review

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Tegan!

      I don’t mind that you commented on this old post. In fact, I’m glad you did. 🙂 And, yes, this polish is spectacular – it’s extremely pretty on…nice and cheerful. 🙂 Hope you can find it because it’s a blue worth owning. Just be sure to wear it with a top coat to bring out its best.


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