Here’s a colour that I wore several weeks ago. I uploaded photos of it onto my computer but forgot to blog about it! *Tsk tsk* I’m slipping – gonna need to get a rubberized mat for my brain.
For some reason when I got China Glaze CG in the City from the fall Metro Collection, I thought it was going to be the purple equivalent of Skyscraper. It wasn’t.
It’s still pretty, but I would’ve liked it more if it were more saturated. It’s an interesting diffused kind of purple with what looks like bronze, silver, and purple glitter pieces woven together.
I had a tough time pinpointing all the colours with the naked eye because they blend together so well. And it’s interesting how sometimes it looks like a subdued purple, but in some lighting, it appears less purple-y.
China Glaze CG in the City Pictures
China Glaze CG in the City Ingredients
China Glaze CG in the City Swatches
All swatches have:
√ Glittery dusty purple
- Name: China Glaze CG in the City
- 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, Head2Toe & Nailsupplies
China Glaze CG in the City Review
This is a very different purple than a lot of the ones in my collection because while it’s a super-sparkly polish, it’s also subdued somehow. There are purple, silver, and bronze glitter pieces that mix together to create a soft, inoffensive light purple. You really have to study it closely to see the slight nuances!
I think this would be a great choice for people who don’t typically wear glitter polish, but would like to branch out and try one that doesn’t scream at the top of its lungs.
While I wasn’t able to capture it, CG in the City by China Glaze can sometimes look extremely neutral, which I think is because of the warm bronze glitter.
Finish & Gritiness
This is a glitter polish, but the finish is pretty smooth.
Application & Formula
My bottle’s formula was on the thicker side, but not nearly as thick as China Glaze Skyscraper, so it was easier to work with.
I was quite pleased with how pigmented it was. It just required 2 coats to achieve full opacity.
Final Verdict: 6/10
Overall, I thought CG in the City by China Glaze was okay, but it doesn’t hold a candle to my favourite purple polishes, which are dramatic and deeper.
What are your thoughts on this kind of subdued purple? Do you prefer wearing glitter with bold colours or softer colours like this? Do you prefer wearing your glitter polishes solo or layered over a base colour?