China Glaze Inner Beauty


7 reviews

85% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$


on 12/31/2014 3:45:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Fine

Eyes: Blue

It's a gorgeous milky pink, which gives a very clean, manicured look with a glossy finish. I use 3 coats.

Pros- lasts ages, good brush, easy application, decent drying time
Cons- pricey (but worth it IMO)


on 9/29/2013 10:32:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

Well, I'm not a big fan of sheers, and I'm definitely not a fan of pinks (or, rather, pinks rarely look good with my pale, cool-toned skin), but this, I like. I've been searching for a while now for a polish to use for French manicures, one that would be flattering to my complexion, and this is one of the better ones I've tried.

This is a very pale, milky, sheer pink. I don't have a lot of problems with streaking (suprisingly!). The polish actually becomes slightly more clear and less milky as it dries, and one coat gives a barely-there, barely-pink glossy finish that looks quite natural. Two coats is more noticeable as a polish, less natural, but still subtle (though how subtle would depend on the colour of your own nails and your skintone). I wear this most often in a classic French manicure, but it's also very nice as a base for special effects top coats such as glitters.

I will note that after two coats, this gets a little too milky for my taste. Some people might well like the look, but I think it looks weird. Two coats is my absolute maximum with this so I avoid that. When wearing this alone, I never wear more than one coat (with base and top coats).

My biggest complaint is that the formula is very thin and unpredictable, and tends to rush onto the nail and cuticles, making a big mess for cleanup. I suppose this is unavoidable in a sheer polish like this, but I still really don't like polishes with variable viscosity, and this is one of the most difficult to manage of any polish I've ever worn. Ugh.

This is reasonably flattering to my pale, cool skintone, mostly because it's not that highly pigmented and it's not too terribly pink.

I'll continue to wear this polish, but I doubt that I'll get it again. Despite liking this polish, I've found other sheers that I like better and which are more flattering to my skintone. This is nothing against the polish, itself (though I don't like the formula much), but just my ongoing quest to find the perfect sheer for me.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 3/26/2013 8:37:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Lovely milky pale pink. I do three coats (one thin and two thick) and have no issues with streaking. I actually prefer this color over Bubble Bath.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I work in an office and while I could probably get away with wearing whatever I want on my nails, I usually err more on the side of conservative. (Except on Friday when we wear jeans... then I go all out!)

I love this milky pink colour for an everyday, professional manicure. One or two coats gives a clean, shiny, natural look - it's not as stark and not as overdone/tacky as a french manicure.

I sometimes have some minor streaking issues, which is why I didn't give this a 5/5. With any sheer this is bound to be an issue though, especially if your application skills aren't 100% (I'd say mine are around 85%)

Lasts at least 3 days with nail tips that are between 1/16th and 1/8th of an inch long. On shorter nails it would last longer, of course.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 9/12/2012 12:29:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm

Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

This was my first (of two :P) China Glaze polishes. Very pretty , girly and perfect for an everyday basis . Just the perfect pink ballerina color!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 7/23/2012 3:40:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is a ballerina pink. You know, a soft, milky, pretty pink. On my skin it looks very soft and it accentuates my tan. I use two coats to get a full color, then use a top coat. The formula is great, it's easy to apply and doesn't cause bubbles. If I ever run our of this and feel like I want a baby pink again, I'll have no problems repurchasing :)

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 9/28/2009 11:21:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

China Glaze INNER BEAUTY is a lovely sheer, milky, pinky opal shade (A dup for OPI's original formulation of Bubble Bath). It gives my nails a lovely polished look, whilst still looking natural on the days I don't want to use coloured polish.

The polish is smooth to apply, leaving no bubbles or streaks. I was impressed with the drying time; 5 minutes after application it was touch dry & 10 minutes after application I was rummaging through drawers, there were no chips or smudges. I hadn't applied a top coat at that point. This is includes nail hardening ingredients; color & care in one!!

Using my usual base & top coats this polish will last me around 3/4 days with only minimal wear around the tips; but I'm tough on my nails (self powered wheelchair user), so it will probably last longer on other people.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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