China Glaze The Hunger Games Nail Polish – Riveting
I’ve worn this on my nails for almost one week straight now, which is already a pretty long time for me these days. I’m not a big fan of orange nail polish, but regardless, this was one of the shades I chose in the China Glaze The Hunger Games Collection (one of the other CG Hunger Games polishes I got was Luxe and Lush, review here). It just seemed so vibrant in the photos I’d seen of it, and in actual, even more so.
Color description from China Glaze:
Riveting – Bright orange shimmer
Love those shimmmers!
In natural light
This is a loud color, for sure. To my eyes, Riveting is a deep coral orange with gold shimmer that dries to a glossy finish. I’ve said that I’m not a fan of orange polish, so I didn’t think I’d like this…but I love it. It’s such a beautiful and striking color. I wore this to the beach and while I was in the water I kept getting transfixed on my nails, I just could not help staring at them.
Barely two hours on Potipot Island and we were already shades darker, but I didn’t care at all. :) The sun was scorching hot! I think that’s why my daughter and I were both not really smiling. Riveting on my nails.
When we got back to the city, I reapplied it, then mattified it using the Essie Matte About You Top Coat, which subdued the overall look of the polish by a bit, because the gloss was gone and the shimmers weren’t as obvious, but the color of it was just as stunning. In a way, it became slightly less loud and looked more urban chic. Sadly though, I still have not seen The Hunger Games movie. Oh well, guess I’ll simply have to catch it on dvd.
Riveting mattified. Outdoors in direct sunlight.
I do wish the formula of Riveting was less thick so I could’ve done thinner, more even layers instead of kinda thick, clumpy ones. As a whole though I found the formula of Riveting not totally bad. I was still able to work pretty well with it, considering each time I’d applied it I was in such a hurry and wasn’t able to do any cleanup on the edges of my nails because I didn’t have any acetone with me.
Riveting is opaque in two coats, it doesn’t have a long drying time, and the brush is pretty decent. I preordered my bottle from Digital Traincase for PhP 350.
China Glaze The Hunger Games Nail Polish – Riveting – What I like:
- The gorgeous, stunning shade.
- I love how well the gold shimmer complements the warm coral orange base.
- Doesn’t take too long to dry.
- Decent brush.
- It’s big 3-free.
China Glaze The Hunger Games Nail Polish – Riveting – What I don’t like:
- The thickish formula. It was just a little bit clumpy.
- Not easily available locally.
If you want to try a bold, shimmery, beautiful orange hue this summer, Riveting is a must-try. It’s perfect for trips to the beach, in my opinion. I’m so glad I ordered this shade and I think the reviews I read that proclaimed this polish the star of The Hunger Games Collection were right!
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