Today I have a review of China Glaze Stone Cold. This polish was part of the China Glaze Hunger Games Collection. I only purchased three polishes from this set; Argo and Smoke and Ashes being the other two. I knew that this polish was going to be matte and I was really looking forward to wearing it. Unfortunately it did not work out the way I wanted it to.
2 coats with China Glaze Stone Cold:
This polish dries fast so you have to work quickly. Most mattes are similar in this sense and for some reason I just could not handle it and applied the polish very poorly. Other than some OPI Suedes that I have (untried mind you) this is one of the first matte polishes that I have used. When I want the matte look I usually apply Essie’s Matte About You over a regular nail polish. Because of this I was pretty unfamiliar with how quickly matte polishes dry.
Speaking of the OPI Suede Collection, I wanted to do a comparison between Stone Cold and OPI Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees Suede because it looked pretty similar.
Index and Ring: China Glaze Stone Cold; Middle and Pinky: OPI Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees Suede
While they are similar the are not Lacquer Look-a-Likes. They are both charcoal but Stone Cold is much darker.
Overall I didn’t like it as much as I thought I would. It just didn’t look good on my hand. While the formula was easy to work with you have to work quickly as it dries faster than most non-matte polishes. Matte polishes are really great when you need to throw something on your nails but you don’t have a lot of time.
What do you think? Did you like the China Glaze Hunger Games Collection? I have also never watched the movie, is it worth it to see? Tell me what you think.