China Glaze On Safari Collection for Fall 2012 Swatches & Review
China Glaze On Safari is new this fall (I know fall already?) and features twelve new shades.
Somewhat related to this but not really is my favorite shade of all time by any brand which is…China Glaze Out On Safari! You can read the story behind that here if interested.
Kalahari Kiss is an interesting putty/beige/slightly yellow creme. I really like this shade because it’s pretty unique and weird. It reminds me of the original color that computer CPU’s were back in the day. Or old 1960′s metal filing cabinets! It was on the thicker side but I only needed two coats.
Desert Sun is a burnt orange/brown creme. Another interesting shade that isn’t very common. This was a little more sheer and thin, so I used three coats.
Elephant Walk is a grey/silver shimmer. Despite the description, which sounds a bit common, this is a really unique shade for me. The shimmer is slightly blue and it looks anywhere from grey to blue to silver to almost green in certain lighting. I really like it, it’s one of my favs here. This was three thin coats.
Exotic Encounters is a medium teal green creme. Kind of a dusty teal with blue undertones. Really nice shade, great formula. This was three thin coats.
Jungle Queen is a dusty violet with heavy purple shimmer. I do think it’s a dupe for Chanel Paradoxal but haven’t yet compared them side by side to be sure. Very pretty shade nonetheless, and this was two coats.
Man Hunt is a bright cobalt blue jelly. Super gorgeous and crisp blue! Perfection in just two coats. Love this one.
I’m Not Lion
I’m Not Lion is a cool-toned gold glitter with holographic glitter. This covered nicely in three thin coats.
I Herd That
I Herd That is a copper and orange glitter, with a little holo glitter mixed in. I like this combo, more unique to me than I’m Not Lion is, although I’m Not Lion looks a little more holographic than this. This was three thin coats.
Adventure Red-y is a bright red creme. Classic red creme, not much to say about it. Nice coverage in two coats.
Purr-fect Plum is a deep plum creme. Dark, rich and just two coats.
Prey Tell is a super dark, vampy red creme. Almost black looking, but not quite. This is three thin coats and not super even at first.
Call Of The Wild
Call Of The Wild is a super dark brown/red creme. This looks fairly similar to Pray Tell in photos but more different in real life. This is also a bit uneven though, and I used three coats.
Overall: Honestly? I’m not blown away by any of the colors in this collection. I just felt a little uninspired about this collection as a whole because it feels like there are too many dark cremes that are similar and the glitters seem like we’ve seen them before. The ones I really liked are Kalahari Kiss, Elephant Walk, Man Hunt and Exotic Encounters.
Availability: Online, in stores.
Pricing: $7.00 for 0.5 oz.
What do you think about the On Safari collection? Does it excite you or are you bored by these shades? Will you be picking any up?
Note: China Glaze is cruelty free.