Hello Pretty Polishers! Today I’m sharing with you the gorgeous Fall 2015 The Great Outdoors Collection by China Glaze. This is a set of 5 cremes, 3 shimmers, 3 duo chromes, and 1 glitter. These are so utterly beautiful I can’t wait to show you the swatches!
Deadlines to meet. Trains to catch. Speeding cars. Loud sirens. In the hustle and bustle of today’s fast paced world, it is easy to lose sight of the true beauty that surrounds us. It can be a challenge to slow down and appreciate the wondrous world all around. This Fall, China Glaze® encourages you to do just that with its The Great Outdoors collection. Continuing on its 2015 Colour Adventure, China Glaze® explores the vast tones and textures of the wilderness. These 12 new nature-inspired shades inspire you to ground yourself, even if for just a moment, and appreciate the treasures of the great outdoors that shimmer, sparkle and wow. Unplug and reconnect with nature with The Great Outdoors shades!
Overall the formulas were fantastic, the colors are stunning, and application was easy. All swatches were taken outdoors (duh, for the outdoors collection lol) under natural sunlight. I only added top coat to the cremes, shimmers, and glitter. The duo chromes do not have top coat because they didn’t need it. Let’s get right into it –
Change Your Altitude
This is a taupe/nude creme with grey undertones. ONE coater!!! The formula is pretty thick so all you will need is 1 coat. If you really really want to you can do 2 thin coats but why would you when you can do 1 and be done!
My Lodge or Yours?
This is a dusty mauve creme. ONE coater!!! Again, fantastic formula. These make me so happy!
Take a Hike
This is a dark seaweed/hunter green creme. WOW! Just wow! ONE coater again. Amazing formula. Love! 3 ONE-coaters in a row?! China Glaze, you’ve done it again!
This is a deepened chartreuse green creme with a hint of lime. This was streaky on the 1st coat but evens out nicely on the 2nd coat.
Free Bear Hugs
This is an oxblood/wine red creme. The formula is great. It was not streaky at all and super pigmented for this type of shade. It was perfectly opaque in 2 coats. A total staple Fall shade! I had some minor staining with removal but nothing crazy.
Let’s Dew It
This is a clear base filled with blue, silver, aqua, & teal micro to medium circle glitter. This has fantastic glitter payoff and can be used as a topper or opaque in 3 coats. Here I used 3 coats with no base color.
This is a duo chrome that shifts from copper to magenta. Gorgeous! It was opaque on the 1st coat, but I added a 2nd to even out the brush strokey-ness. I had no issues with removal.
Let’s take a look at the shift! Beautiful!!
WOW!!! This is the beauty among the duo chromes. This gorgeousness shifts from blue/green to purple. So incredibly amazing!! It was opaque on the 1st coat, but I added 2 just to even out the brush strokes. With these duo chromes you have to apply them with quick straight brush strokes in order for it to look even.
Let’s please take a moment to look at this color shift!!! I can’t with this much gorgeousness.
This is a duo chrome that shifts from green to gold. This was was a bit sheer on the 1st coat but evened out nicely on the second coat. I was very surprised that I had no mess with removal. No shimmer fingers here!
Here you can see the shift, but it’s not as prominent as the others.
Sleeping Under The Stars
This is a concord grape purple with magenta shimmer. It can look a bit more navy in other lighting. It’s another 1 coater! Gosh, I can’t believe there are so many 1-coaters in this collection. I’m in love! The formula is fantastic.
Wood You Wanna?
This is a spectacular deep brown shimmer. 1 coat. Need I say more? I’m obsessed! I had minimal shimmer fingers with removal. Nothing out of control.
Check Out The Silver Fox
This is a gorgeous silver shimmer/foil. Same amazing formula as Wood You Wanna. Out of all my silver shimmers, this one stands out because it’s a 1 coater.
Don’t forget to check out my live watching + review video on You Tube here. I do several dupe comparisons here so if you’re curious to know how this collection compares to other shades, just take a look. Have you subscribed to my channel yet?
China Glaze is 3-FREE so that means it doesn’t contain Formaldehyde, Toluene, or DBP. China Glaze retails for about $7.50 or less in the US and is sold at Ulta, Sally Beauty Supply, and local beauty supply stores. This collection is currently available at Ulta and other retailers.
So that is the entire collection! I am so in love and I highly recommend that you pick up a few, especially the 1 coaters! My favorites are Take a Hike, Pondering, and Wood You Wanna?. Which one was your favorite?