From left to right: Split Perso-nail-ity, Modify Me, Duplicity, Altered Reality, Metallic Metamorphosis and Shape Shifter
You’ve heard of these before no doubt, they’re the new Tranzitions, 6 new highly pigmented colors, by China Glaze. Polishes that have a little secret! They are said to change into a darker polish when you apply topcoat, now how cool is that? I have to be honest here, I was a bit skeptical at first because I have a similar set by Essence that do the same thing and I just totally didn’t like those. Not at all. The difference to me was so minimal that I just don’t want to mess around with those any longer because they felt like a huge let down and a waste of time. My interest in this type of polish was awakened again though when I found out that China Glaze was going to release a similar set. This brand hasn’t let me down yet so I wanted to find out more for sure.
On the product picture you see quite a big difference between colors, but how will these look in real life?
Luckily the graceful Linda, owner of populair Dutch Webshop Enchantra was sending me a little swatch wheel of this collection so I could see exactly what these would look like with and without topcoat. It was a bit hard to capture, but hang in there with me, because I was pleasantly surprised by this little set!
As you can see, on the right is the little set, WITH topcoat, on the left are the polishes without. There is quite a difference that is hard to capture on camera but I found the polishes without topcoat, especially the crèmes, fairly muted, soft, almost pastel like. And the metallics were pretty but were kind of lacking depth. Once topcoated the crèmes turn vibrant, and the Metallics turn a lot darker and clearly more get depth, as if they were hiding color almost, very very pretty! I can’t wait to get some of these and play with them myself someday. I totally want the Blue crème called Modify Me and possible the one called Shape Shifter as it seems to go from a slightly purple tinged slate grey when left alone to a deep metallic purple once topcoated, and you know I love my purples!
There’s only one reason I can think of why you wouldn’t buy these. doubt that these would keep long on your nail without topcoat. Well let me tell you about a little secret, you can totally do two layers of polish with a topcoat layer in between to fortify your manicure a little and still have the same muted look. It’s what I do with matte polishes already and I’m sure you could apply that little trick to this collection as well! Yay, problem solved right?
China Glaze has also recorded a little video where you can see how big the difference really is when topcoating these beauties!