China Glaze • Pelican Grey • Polishes
|Would buy this product again.||53%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Absolutely beautiful grey shade. But I had to apply three coats to (barely) reach opacity, and that is one coat too much in my world. ETA: This looks stunning with two coats of Revlon Whimsical + one coat Seche Vite over it. Like blue clay with pink and blue glitter sprinkle. Love, and one more lippie!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
China Glaze makes gorgeous polishes, and as much as I wanted to love Pelican, I just couldn't get on board (pun unintended).
I have olive, warm toned skin, and the grey in this colour really becomes more like a slate blue against my complexion. Pelican wasn't quite the gorgeous grey I was looking for, but I found it in CG Concrete. I think Pelican would would be lovely on those with cooler tones.
Although, I'd give it points for originality of formula -- I've not seen another colour like this one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Bought at hair salon on sale on a whim as it was on sale. Very low price. Have never tried China Glaze before and I was very impressed. Colour was lovely, light grey with the smallest hint of shimmer. Looked great on my nails. Used 2 coats + silver glitter topcoat and it looked great though I think it looks better w/out glitter. Dried nicely and did not chip. Very pleased and this has encouraged me to buy more China Glaze...Don't know if I would use the whole bottle so may not repurchase this colour, but it is lovely.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
I am new to the China Glaze brand - I was looking for a taupe-y mushroom gray at Sally's the other day and instead was drawn to this. This is not taup-y at all, it's got blueish undertones. I feel like the color should have been called "wet cement" or "raincloud" because I feel like that more accuratly describes the color. Or putty, or clay, etc...
That being said, I like it! The color looks sort of odd next to my warm skin, but it's unique and that is what I was looking for. Hubby hates it, he thinks it's wierd. LOL.
The best part though - two coats worked perfectly for me. I roughed up my nails and smoothed the ridges a bit, no base coat, no topcoat, just two coats of this and it is lasting like a CHAMP. I type all day and I have had it on for just over a week with no chips or scratches at all. Even the tips still look good. I'm going to have to re-do it simply because my nails are growing. I will def. try to buy Cina Glaze from now on! I'm interested to see how their darker blacks and plums fare.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
Lately I feel pretty sure China Glaze has become my favorite brand of nail polish, for its color selection, smooth and lasting formula, and its price. This polish applied smoother than any new polish that I had tried in months, dried quickly, and lasted about 5 days on my natural nails without chipping (which is an accomplishment on a nurse, let me tell you).
The color is a cool, steel gray with the barest hint of shimmer; it isn't very noticeable, but keeps the color from looking flat. It definitely goes in my rotation for this winter.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I like this color but some things are not working for me. It's a pure, 100% cool toned gray, nothing warm about it, so it's not as flattering as some other (warmer) grays on me, but that's due to skintone. And while I like the subtle shimmer it has, applications is somewhat problematic, formula is thick and with a narrow brush and thick formula it's not easy to apply it neatly as I would like. Good staying power as all China Glazes on me
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Normally I tend to shy away from "shimmer" nail polishes. Something about them makes me think about my stepmother in the early 90's. Her signature polish was always some type of frosted horrid light pink and my loathing of her transferred to shimmer polishes. But I really like this particular color, the shimmer is ssshh secret. My elephant eared color nail polish is magically turned into a mysterious murky grey. I can't stop staring at my nails, are they light blue, sheer silver, nope, just a secret shimmer grey. Who knows, maybe I'll turn into a shimmer convert. And yes, this another one of those polishes where my boyfriend is asking "Is that dried putty on your fingernails?".
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy Eyes: Brown
Too thick to apply evenly. the colour was gorgeous but its too thick. If it was thin enough, its too streaky, if its thick enough, it comes on in clumps. Takes a while to dry.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I don't usually have luck with China Glaze - I always seem to get bottles that are too gloopy and need to be thinned down to be usable. That was not the case with Pelican Grey. The formula was just right - thin enough to apply, smooth-edged, even coats but not at all runny. I needed three coats for opacity. The subtle shimmer looks beautiful and the slight blue tone makes a nice contrast against my warm skin. I'll probably be wearing this one for a while.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is a wonderful, light, neutral grey. The shimmer makes it stand out next to other greys I've seen.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Green
Sooo when it comes to anything nautical I am the first on board so I bought most
of this collection. I adore the blue undertones in this gray but the sheerness ( perhaps intentional) was really irritating to me. This did not apply well and took an unusually long time to dry even with SV. The closest dupe I have to this is Rimmel's Gray Matter which
I love. But that lacks PG'a lovely faded blue characteristic . I could not wear this alone, I like White Cap on top, without 4 coats which is ridiculous so I'm iffy on repurchasing but not sorry that I have this bottle.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Pelican Gray is a nice pale grey with blue undertones and very subtle silver shimmer. It's a great color for the office without being boring. It wears great on me, about 4 days with only some tip wear and no chips. I love it! I will repurchase if I ever run out.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This is a cool light grey with the slightest silver shimmer, maybe leaning ever so slightly blue. It makes my warm-toned pale skin look jaundiced and my nails look vaguely whited out -- corpsefingers. Not flattering. If you're not a pale orange freckleface like I am, though, this'll look a lot better. Application is just okay -- three coats were necessary for opacity so it got a little thick.