China Glaze Crinkled Chrome Swatches

Saturday, 11 January 2014 - 22 Comments

Today I’m sharing swatches of the new China Glaze Crinkled Chrome collection! When I first saw this collection, well… I wasn’t quite sure what to think! I personally really love the texture trend so I was very intrigued to say the least. With this collection, China Glaze decided to mix a metallic finish with texture finish, creating a whole new effect we haven’t seen before! Let’s take a look at the shades first.

From left to right: Aluminate – Wrinkling The Sheets – Don’t Be Foiled – Iron Out Details – Crush, Crush, Baby – I’m A Chromantic.

As you can see, we have a silver shade and a range of subtle pastel metallics. The colours are absolutely stunning I have to say! The coverage is also amazing, all of my swatches are just ONE COAT. I wasn’t expecting them to cover so nicely. I have long nails so I often tend to need an extra coat of nail polish to cover my white free edge, but not with these. The pigmentation is incredible! I loved the formula as well, they were very easy to work with. Especially compared to other texture polishes, these gave me almost no trouble at all. Let’s take a look at the swatches!

China Glaze – Aluminate: The texture effect of the Crinkled Chrome collection includes fine bar glitter as well as regular texture particles. I think it adds a really nice effect to the texture polishes. This silver is probably my favourite out of the collection. I love it! I didn’t shake up my bottle prior to swatching, so the texture effect is slightly more subtle with this one.

China Glaze – Wrinkling The Sheets: Next is a very soft and subtle pale green metallic. This collection is so futuristic. They would work absolutely wonderful as an accent nail too. Instead of your typical glitter accent nail, slap on a layer of Crinkled Chrome and you’re good to go! :D Instantly spices up your manicure!

China Glaze – Don’t Be Foiled: Next is a really beautiful metallic teal-y green. It’s neither a true green nor a true blue, it’s somewhere in the middle. This is probably my second favourite colour! It’s the most unique one out of all the colours. Very beautiful.

China Glaze – Iron Out Details: Next is a gorgeous metallic blue. This was the only one that give me a bit of trouble during application. It was somewhat on the thicker side making it a bit harder to apply, I didn’t have any issues with the other shades. I’m sure a few drops of thinner would help it! The texture effect still came out great regardless.

China Glaze – Crush, Crush, Baby: Then we have the purple metallic! Another really stunning one. As much as I love this collection, I think these would be a huge hit if they were made into regular (non-texture) metallics too. They would be great for those who love stamping, the pigmentation and coverage is so incredible. I can’t think of any other true one-coaters besides these polishes. So amazing!

China Glaze – I’m A Chromantic: And finally the pink metallic! The name of this one is so adorable too. :D I’m not a huge fan of pink but this one is very wearable due to its subtlety. Very pretty! I also have to add that these dried incredibly fast for texture polishes. I feel with most textures, they need a good few hours to fully dry and “develop”, these needed around a minute?! As you only need one coat, they make a great last-minute manicure. You’re literally out the door in seconds!

Anyway, I’m personally a huge fan of these. The colours are incredibly beautiful and subtle. The texture effect works great, dries fast and you only need one coat. They’re almost too good to be true! If you love texture effects I can totally recommend this collection. My personal favourites are Aluminate and Don’t Be Foiled, but every single one is gorgeous. I cannot wait to use them as accent nails or in a nail art manicure!

What are your thoughts on this collection? Let me know in the comments!

  • Marketeerwife

    I love these swatches! Others I have see don't flatter the texture much. They look more like someone tried to use a think coat and got tons of bubbles! Yours makes me rethink buying these! Thanks so much!

    • veryemily

      Awh thank you so much that means a lot! I think they look really incredible and I especially love how easy they were to work with. :)

  • I love these! I really wish I could get these! No buys suck :P lol! Lovely swatches as always! :D

    • veryemily

      Thanks so much! I say get them haha!! :D

  • missmarissx

    Die zien er wel erg apart uit zeg, grappig! :) mooi effect!

    • veryemily

      Bedankt! :D

  • Stunning! I always love how you get the color accuracy right. I am starting to like this collection more and more ;) And your nails are soooo long :o

    • Awh thank you so much Paulina! Colour accuracy is very important to me so I always try to get it right. I’m glad you like it!

  • Lala

    Thanks for your swatches!
    I didnt liked those at all. It looks very bad, I would never pay for a polish which looks like this on the nails! :S:x

    • Thank you! I understand texture is not for everyone. My mother really doesn’t like texture either but she actually liked these, it’s personal preference :)

  • Can't wait for the 3 that were sent to review to arrive.. I am so curious about these! Your swatches do look good :).

    • veryemily


  • I am one of those who like weird and unusual textures on nails so I do like these!! Although I do not like the pastel colours I love the silver one!! And your swatches are perfect!

    • veryemily

      Thanks so much! I do love the silver one the most too but the pastel shades are really beautiful too especially as an accent nail! :D

  • polishalcoholic

    Awesome swatches! I think I'd go for the pink and purple ones. They look so cool! :D

    • veryemily

      Thanks so much! I used the purple as an accent nail in a nail art I\’m posting this week. It looks so amazing! :D

  • OrdinaryMisfit

    I have been quite torn about this collection. I love the colours but wasn't sure about the finish. I think you might have just sold me though, they look amazing!

    • Very Emily

      They are so amazing! I understand texture isn’t for everyone but these are just so cool and the formula is perfection. :)

  • Jen N

    I have yet to get into the texture trend, but I’m really liking this collection! BTW your swatches are gorgeous!

    • Thanks so much that means a lot!! I’m sure you will be hooked once you try it :D

  • Tanya Payne

    Not everyone’s cup of tea, but I really like Aluminate, Wrinkling the Sheets and I’m a Chromatic!

  • Lena Payne

    You made me LOVE this polish! Such great swatches! Thanks for sharing! Not to decide what colors to get. I wish I could afford the whole set! ;)