China Glaze Metro Collection for Fall 2011 Swatches and Review Part I Uptown


China Glaze Introduces 12 New Purely Pigmented Crèmes, High Coverage Glitters and Intense Shine Shimmers for Fall 2011.
Los Angeles, CA– (April 2011) : City living boasts excitement, a cool,edginess and confidence that oozes from fashion forward women like noneother.
City loving celebs like Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Ivanka Trump, RosarioDawson and Jaime King have style to spare and their fashion sense trickles downto everyone from working women to college kids.
This Fall, China Glaze hascaptured the big city feel in 12 sexy, sophisticated shades that are on trend,exciting and will be on every fashion maven’s “must have”list.
Whether you prefer downtown funk or uptown class, China Glaze’s METRO collection pulls together ensembles and will undoubtedly make headsturn!

The first half of the Metro Collection, Uptown includes :

CG in the City : Glittering dusty purple,bronze and silver multi-tonal glitter, perfect for a pop of edge from West sideto East side.
Urban-Night : Exactly what you need for a night on the town – rich purple crème.
Traffic Jam : Stop traffic with a breathtaking, raspberry pink crème.
City Siren : The perfect deep, red crème tomatch any outfit.
Brownstone : Burnt terracotta crème mirrorsthe quaint townhouses of the city.
Street Chic : This gorgeous beige crème isthe perfect go to shade letting your clothes do the talking.
CG in the City is a silver, copper, gold and lavender glitter in a clear base. I tried to show it on its own but I would probably wear it layered, being not so dense. This is four coats.

Urban-Night is a mid-toned, plum purple. It's very rich and creamy, perfect for Fall.

Traffic Jam is a saturated raspberry pink. Not exactly what I would expect for Fall but a really nice color, super glossy and very complimenting.

City Siren is the only true red in this collection. Deep, rich, dusty blue based red. Maybe not so original but still beautiful.

Brownstone falls somewhere between red, orange and brown, burnt-out and definitely not the type of color I usually go for but once again, I was proven wrong. Gorgeous for Fall.

Street Chic is basically 2011's new taupe, rather light, warm toned and super creamy. I can see no reason why I wouldn't love this color and truth is I do love it, even if it's not the most oiginal taupe ever.

Overall :
Formula was really great on this half of the collection. All the cremes applied smoothly in 2 easy coats and the glitter wasn't thick or goopy.
What do you think about them? Did you pick any?

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*these products were purchased by me*


  1. I bought all 12 and couldn't be happier. I've loved them all so far! :)

  2. Moi j'ai que Urban Night et je suis d'accord avec toi la formule est plutôt pas mal.

  3. Brownstone is still my favorite from this subcollection, but I can't wait to see the part 1, where are trendsetter and skyscraper, my other 2 lemmings ;D

  4. I got Urban Nights and Brownstone from this part of the collection and Midtown Magic from the other one. I think I'm going to add some more. The formula is amazing!

  5. Amazing photos! I am a big fan of Traffic Jam.

  6. I bought the whole collection and they are absolutely fantastic! Waiting for the autumn to get properly underway so I can show them off a bit more! :)

  7. Great swatches! My favourite polishes from this collection are CG in the City and Skyscraper. I HAVE to buy them. ;)

  8. CG in the City. I just will never have enough glitters LOL

    Thanks for the review!!

  9. @thenailaholic Same here ;-)
    I couldn't make up my mind on which ones to get so I got them all :D

  10. @Une Ruxi a Paris J'ai vu ton swatch et la superposition que tu avais fait, trop cool!

  11. @gnoma Part II is almost ready to post!
    And ITA about brownstone, a nice surprise for me.

  12. I'm loving too many of these...i just can't resist rich autumn colours! Will hvae to purchase 3 or 4 methinks :)