China Glaze might be late on this year’s duochrome bandwagon (or the Chanel Peridot dupe bandwagon) with their new New Bohemian Luster Chrome Collection for Fall 2012 but nonetheless China Glaze has created six gorgeous, shiny and metallic duochromes with Deviantly Daring, No Plain Jane, Rare and Radiant (the Chanel Peridot dupe), Swanky Silk, Unpredictable and Want My Bawdy.
I must confess that I am a little tired of seeing another Chanel Peridot dupe after almost every brand has released one last or this year. However if you haven’t picked up any of the dupes like Jessica Iridescent Eye and OPI Just Spotted The Lizard or close colors like Deborah Lippmann Swagga Like U, Anny Most Wanted or Catrice Genius In The Bottle (just to name a few) yet China Glaze’s Peridot dupe Rare and Radiant is a great alternative.
Next to Rare and Radiant there are five other gorgeous and shiny duochromes in the New Bohemian collection and they did not disappoint.
Deviantly Daring is a bright duochrome which shifts from turquoise to teal to blue. The green in the bottle sadly wasn’t visible on the nails but I nonetheless love Deviantly Daring because it is so saturated. The formula was a bit brushstrokey, though but with a careful application it is opaque after two coats.
No Plain Jane is a bit less chrome-like than most of the New Bohemian Luster Chromes. Its duochrome shifts from purple to pink to copper and in some angles even to a warm gold. The application was easier but I needed three coats for an opaque look.
Rare & Radiant (or Rare and Radiant) is the inevitable Chanel Peridot dupe in a collection of duochromes. If you can’t get your hands on Peridot, Jessica Iridescent Eye or OPI Just Spotted The Lizard anymore China Glaze Rare & Radiant is a great alternative. The formula was a bit brushstrokey, just as I had experienced it with Chanel Peridot and Jessica Iridescent Eye too, but manageable. Rare and Radiant was opaque after two coats.
Swanky Silk is a beautiful peachy-pink, gold and green duochrome which might not work with every skintone. I sadly often have troubles wearing peachy colors with my warm skintone but Swanky Silk works for me. I needed three coats for an opaque look and it applied easily.
Unpredictable is the one which was most brushstrokey to me. Still manageable but I had to apply it more carefully. The duochrome of Unpredictable shifts from a light green to turquoise to blue. This is two coats.
Anny Hello Hollywood (Beauty Circus Of Vanities) and Misslyn 729 Leguan (Peacock Collection) might be close.
Want My Bawdy is my favorite from the New Bohemian Luster Chrome collection. It is the least metallic and least duochrome from this collection but I have a soft spot for purples. The formula was great. I am wearing three thin coats in the pictures but after two regular coats it should be opaque too. The duochrome of Want My Bawdy shifts from a stunning cool toned purple to a vibrant royal blue.
Even though we already have seen similar colors of a few of the New Bohemian Luster Chrome nail polishes I am glad China Glaze released duochromes too. There can never be enough of them – with the exception of more Chanel Peridot dupes. Now there really have been enough of them.
The formula of most of the New Bohemians was great. Even though some of them needed three coats to be opaque I am curious how well they would work for stamping. Stamping with such gorgeous duochromes must be pretty.
Have you picked up any of the China Glaze New Bohemian Luster Chrome duochromes yet and if yes which ones?
Thanks for looking and have a great week! ♥