Although I don’t always go in order of being used, I think that the pale green pastel is next chronologically. But I took some comparison pictures with a couple of other colors that I want to include in the review and I haven’t uploaded them to WP yet. So I’ll forge ahead and let something else take cutsies….
Grape Pop was in the China Glaze’s Spring 2010 collection called Up & Away. It was mostly straight cremes of various candy shades. I don’t know what that has to do with hot air balloons, but I do have a few from that collection and it was a pretty nice group.
This is a straight ahead purple creme. If I had to pick, I’d say it leans blue rather than red, but it’s pretty much right down the middle. While that might sound a little boring, it’s actually really great!
See? It’s vibrant without being flashy, highly pigmented without being dark and one of the best creme formulas from China Glaze that I’ve come across. See that beautiful coverage? TWO coats! That’s it! Even me, the Original Three Coat Queen, looked at it after two and thought, “eh, there’s absolutely nothing here that could be improved by another coat”.
And while the color seems like something that I have at least a dozen similar shades, not really. I’ll have to dig through because the few I compared just by bottle were quite different. I have one Sally Hansen CSM (Good to Grape, maybe?) that I think might be close. When I find it, I’ll compare.
If you want a candy coated purple that’s not too dark, not too light, that’s a straight creme with no shimmer, glitter or fleck of any kind, covers well and goes on like a dream, Grape Pop is an excellent choice!