China Glaze Below Deck

Oh China Glaze Below Deck.  When you made your appearance at CosmoProf 2010, we were all excited that you were the answer to the discontinued Channelesque.  Well, not me, because Channelesque was before my time, so I really didn't know what the hype was.  But then I saw you, and you were a dusty purple creme.  And you're also impossible to photograph well, which is why it's taken me so long to properly review you.

For those who are interested in a beautiful comparison of Below Deck and Channelesque, please visit this post by The Swatchaholic.

To me, Below Deck is like Chanel Paradoxal without the shimmer/sparkle.  I used a base coat of Seche Natural, 2 coats of Below Deck and a top of Seche Vite.  Application went on well.

Here it is in the sun - yep, a pretty dusty purple creme.

This shade picture was actually taken quite some time ago but I couldn't get any of the other pictures to color correct properly, so I just scraped them all.

Finally indoors with the flash - very pretty application.

There you go!  This is definitely something that I'll wear again and again.  I actually really wanted to play with it with Sea Spray but that's a story for another time...

China Glaze [official website] can be found online through several etailers, including my favorite Head2Toe Beauty [official website], Sally's Beauty Supply [official website] as well asTransDesign [official website].

Disclosure: The product[s] in this post was [were] provided to me by the company for consideration.  For more information, please read this post.