China Glaze Crackle Metals is the New Hotness

Part of the fun with all the “crackle” shades out there right now is finding that certain combination that you are absolutely in love with. I didn’t find mine until I started playing with the China Glaze Crackle Metals collection. We have all seen the basic crackle shades and then the expanded shades come through, now China Glaze is hitting us with these Metals and I happen to think that these are the best crackles I have seen so far. I am LOVING these shades against a light, creamy nude shade, it is a stunning combination and I took some pictures of my new favorite combinations for you to see.

The shades in this collection include:

  • Tarnished Gold – warm, honeyed hue
  • Platinum Pieces – shimmering silver
  • Haute Metal – pale pink
  • Cracked Medallion – bold bronze
  • Latticed Lilac – soft lavender
  • Oxidized Aqua – deep aquamarine blue

From Left to Right: Tarnished Gold, Cracked Medallion and Haute Metal
From Left to Right: Latticed Lilac, Platinum Pieces and Oxidized Aqua

For a base shade, I chose to go with Sephora by OPI’s Let’s Plie from the Urban Ballerina collection. This shade is described as an opaque metallic nude but on the nail, the metallic part of this shade does not shine through strongly enough. Because of that, I thought would be perfect against each and every Crackle Metals shade because the attention is all on the crackle. I think it is especially gorgeous with Haute Metals and Latticed Lilac. Perhaps it was my instant love for these shades but I loved how they applied, I had ample time to apply an even level layer and it crackled more than some competing metallic crackle shades… I’m looking at you Sally Hansen.

What do you think of my combinations? And what would you pair together? The China Glaze Crackle Metals collection launched this month so if it is not already available in your area it will be soon. I think you need to pick up all 6 shades, I know you’ll give them a good home. 🙂