China Glaze • Peachy Keen • Polishes
|Would buy this product again.||55%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I am NW15 and I think this pop of color looking stunning on my skin tone. No tan required! If you are a cool shade of fair this may not work for you!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is a nice bright peach. It does look very orange creamcicle, but compared to orange polish you do see the peach. I also bought Sunset Sail at the same time for a milder peach color, but use this on my toes. I think the formula is fine. Normal for China Glaze. Makes my toes look tan so I can see myself loving this in summer (or when I'm in the need for a summer fantasy like right now...brrrrr)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
China Glaze Peachy Keen is from their Up and Away collection, it is exactly what you would think it to be, a peach creme. It does have a lot of orange in it, but I will still describe it was more peach than anything. The formula was just a tad thick which made application a little tricky and it did come out just a little bit streaky, but other than that I had no real application issues. I do see myself wearing this more often come the spring.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I've never seen a pastel (or white) creme polish that didn't go on streaky on the first coat, and this is no exception. The second coat was better, but still not perfect, and a couple of fingers required a third coat. Perhaps if I had a steadier hand and better brush technique I could have done all the nails with two coats, though. I don't think the formula is the problem here, because it's fairly smooth and pretty much typical of every pastel creme I've ever tried.
As for the colour, it's a nice, reasonably bright, milky, pastel orange. I'm not going to quibble over the "apricot" vs "peach" terminology or try to describe the colour other than saying it's a bright, clear, pastel orange. How they managed to make it both pastel and bright at the same time I'm not sure, but they did, and it pretty much works.
Wear is okay, application is what you'd expect, colour is nice enough, and that's pretty much it. If you're looking for a nice, bright pastel orange (peach, apricot, creamy orange, whatever you want to call it), this is worth considering.
Unfortunately, this is a bit too pale pastel or a little too pink (not sure what the problem is) for my pale, cool skin. I love it, and think it's really pretty, but it doesn't really flatter my complexion. If I use this for a secondary color in nail design, such as for the chevron pattern on some other colour, it works really nicely. It's odd, because I can normally wear any sort of orange, but this... not so much...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Damn I should've read the reviews first but I purchased this nail polish on a shopping trip to Sally's beauty. Color looks gorgeous in the bottle but on my nails..... Horrible! Formula was thick and streaky and it gathered around my cuticle area. Color looks like a straight up neon creamy orange color... Which I wouldnt have minded if the formula was alright. This is the first china glaze product that I've been disappointed with. I'm probably gonna wear this color on my toes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I picked this up because I don't have any good true peach polishes in my collection, and I thought this one might be perfect. In actuality, it's a strange little polish. In the bottle, it seems to be a pretty true peach cream. On the nails, though, it can appear more orange-y peach or more pinky coral peach, depending on the light. Either way, it's an interesting shade, but I do like it. But I don't feel that this is a universally flattering shade. It looks great on my tanned skin now, but I think that when I get more pale in the cooler months, this will appear too orange and not look so nice.
The formula was decent. The first coat was really streaky and splotchy, but it was completely evened out with a second coat. As with nearly all China Glaze creams, I got good wear time and the color never dulled or faded.
I'll be using this a lot in the coming months until my tan fades, but then it will probably be put to the back of my drawer until next summer. If you like peachy shades, I'd say to check this out, but I'll still be searching for my HG peach polish.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I was looking for a lighter peach I suppose, and the shade looked like it might work in the bottle, but this turned an opaque cantaloupe melon on my NC45 tone. Totally creamsicle color and just not what I was looking for.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This color is currently on my nails and I love it. To me it is the perfect cantaloupe melon shade that I have been searching for, all others i've tried that looked melon in the bottle turned bright orange on my fingertips, not so with Peachy Keen. It is a great candy colored summer shade and flattering against a tan. It took 3 coats and a good top coat to achieve the consistency that I want. I feel that China Glaze is a high quality polish because as it dries it seems to meld together to fill in any unevenness. Overall I am pleased with the purchase and will keep this in my collection for summertime.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Peachy keen, oh peachy me! For some odd reason it seems like some china glaze nail polishes change to an completely different color in different light settings. At Ulta, it looked like the perfect peach color I was looking for to wear in the spring and summer, but when I got home it leaned more to an orange creamsicle color. Took me a little to get use to it but it grew on me. Its a keeper! Love China Glaze for its' thick formula. Although this formula was a little thinner then the typical china glaze polishes. Looks perfect with two to three coats. It was kind of wierd, one hand took two coats and the other took three. Can't wait to paint my toes. I think it will look prettier there. It did made my hand look a little tan. ;)
Update: the formula is starting to appear more streaky. The nail polish sometimes gathers at the cuticles. It takes about 3 to 4 coats. Still a beautiful color though.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
If I was the head of ChG I would have named this polish Creamsicle. As others have noted it is more of a pastel/milky orange yet it somehow still saturated and bright. On my NW15 pale skin, the *slight* peach tone others noticed, does not show up at all.. In fact instead of contrasting or suiting my skin, I felt it made my hands look dirty or just odd. The formula was also disappointing, too thick, yet easily chipped and bald patches against my best efforts. Would not repurchase sadly.. I had hoped this would work for me, for Spring! :(
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
It took me about one year to finally get a hold of China Glaze's "Peachy Keen", I just couldn't decide if I liked it or not based on the swatches online, but then for some reason when I saw a swatch for June (chanel) I thought about Peachy Keen as a good dupe candidate (good enough for me anyways).
Color: I think they've blended red,pink, orange and yellow to come up with this shade, but forget about fruit salad (peach, mango, apricot, cantaloupe) and think deep ocean: this is a coral/conch color. It's a casual, layed back color ( I wouldn't see it in the corporate world).
Formula: it's opaque, use 2 coats to even out, mostly because the first coat was streaky. It dried pretty quick.
Price /packaging: not too bad, it's about $6.00 and I don't mind the packaging or the brush as I think they serve their purpose.
Re-purchased? - Recommend? : since I have way to many nail polishes I usually don't repurchase so I would recommend CG "Peachy Keen" to anyone who likes trying new colors at least once. I have a couple of more CG nail polishes and so far they wear really good: 5 days no chipping with base/top coats.
So far I'm enjoying it on my nails ( I've got them done 1 day ago) and it gives the illusion that I have a tan, lucky me (my skin tone is medium warm) .
Bottom line: make sure you like unusual colors, try to swatch it before purchasing it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I agree with a couple of other posters -- this is a definite bold, peach pastel. It's a bit of a strange one, but I love it to bits. Kind of reminds me of the peachy-orange colour of an orange fruit tingle.
The finish is glorious: absolutely no chalkiness, complete coverage in two coats and no VNL.
The peachy undertones in this may make it more suitable for warmer tones, especially during the summer months. I'll definitely be repurchasing.
One point, as with most of my CGs -- they separate quickly, and it needed a good shake to get it back to its original pastelly goodness.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Another user described this colour as bold pastel orange which I think is the most accurate description of it. While I do like this colour, it is definitely not what I was expecting based on swatches and the colour in the bottle. Like other people on MUA have said, it is much more of an orange colour and darker than what you see in the bottle. This doesn't bother me too much because I really do like the colour of it and have received compliments.
Application was streaky on the first coat but everything smoothed out and was opaque by the second coat which was good. Overall, quality of the polish is good, misleading colour.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This was love at first sight! I loved the swatches I saw online and love it even more on my own nails. It looks great with my skin tone. Applied 2 coats and added CG Fairy Dust on top. I can't stop looking at my nails. Definitely gorgeous.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got this in a swap, and I am in LOVE! It's the perfect summer color, and reminds me of orange sorbet. I applied this last night and had at least two compliments on my nail color today. Guess you don't see orange-peach nail polish every day? It's brilliant on tan skin, and stands out beautifully. Love!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
It went on nicely, only two coats, it was super shiny and a really nice creame but I do not like the colour with my skin tone. The actual colour is nice (It's hard to go wrong with china glaze) but it just didn't do anything for me and sort of blended in a little to much with my skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Black
Thumbs up for China Glaze coming up with this pop orange-peach shade! Despite it being not peach at all, I like how bright the orange-peach is and makes me look like I have candy nails! I apply 3 coats to get a nice solid color. Perfect for the summer, looks good on both hands and feet! 1 point off for its tendency to streak.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I really like this color, its pretty peachy orange for summer. Little too bright when applied twice but well.. sometimes its good to try smth different.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Peachy Keen is one of the first polishes I purchased when I started getting into painting my nails again. I fell in love with the color after seeing Scrangie's swatches, and I snatched it up the second I spotted it in Ulta. I have to say... I'm a little disappointed. I think I've worn it twice since I purchased it last year because it's just not what I expected. In the bottle as well as in Scrangie's swatch, Peachy Keen looks like a lovely milky peach shade. On me, it's a *bright* peach, definitely leaning more towards orange than peach. It looks better in bright daylight, but I want my polish to look good in all lights. I do like the shade, but it's just not what I wanted it to be. I also can't stand to wear the color for several days. I can make it 2-3 days tops before I'm ready to change it up. As far as the formula goes, I haven't had any problems. It's opaque in two coats and doesn't chip if I use a topcoat (which I usually do).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I absolutely love this shade. I took a lippie off because it shows up alot brighter than what is shown in the bottle. I expected it to be a milky peach color but instead it dries as a bold pastel orange. Still pretty, though. I love the fact that it doesn't have any pink undertones. It's flattering on my NC35 skintone and isn't too loud so I consider it a neutral-ish polish that won't conflict with any outfits you choose to wear. Cute spring color, I would repurchase for sure.