China Glaze • Lubu Heels • Polishes
|Would buy this product again.||71%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This was my first China Glaze nail polish. It looked great in the bottle, however, when applied it was very streaky. Another disappointment for me is that unless in direct sunlight, it looked like a sloppy black nail polish. It was a bit tricky to work with the polish as well. Love the idea of red glitter in a black polish, but I think China Glaze needs to work on their formula. I'd recommend most China Glaze polishes, but this is one I would steer clear of.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
If you already have Ruby Pumps, just apply it 2 coats over a any black nail polish and there you have Lubu Heels. Simple and easy. Save your pennies.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I normally HATE glitter nail polishes, but this one is absolutely beautiful!! I think it is really not a color for toes, but it's just perfect for tips, specially against fair skin. As the other reviewers have said, once you apply it, it looks very different from how it does in the bottle: the glitter isn't very visible unless in direct light, mostly it looks like a very glossy nearly black polish. It's not very easy to work with, but I could have gotten away with two coats if I had been more careful or if my nails were shorter. The color is amazing anyway, and I'd surely repurchase and recommend to anyone whole likes dark, vampy nail polishes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Brown, Kinky Eyes: Brown
This isn't a bad polish but it's just missing that special something. You would think a black jelly with red glitter with be stunning. But I personally found it just fell flat on the nail in most lighting.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
A beautiful red microglitter in a black gel. In the bottle, it looks much more vivid and red than it looks when applied. Make no mistake, this is a very dark polish, and it's more black than red. The microglitter is subtle, and only visible in certain kinds of light.
First coat is pretty streaky and sketchy, and I need an absolute minimum of two coats for good coverage. If you want absolute and even opacity, you might want to put two coats of this over a basic black.
The tip wear isn't great with this, but I've found that to be the case with a lot of gelly-creame type polishes, unfortunately. I've been experimenting with ways to make the tips a little more resilient, including putting a basic clear coat on top and sealing the tips with it, then putting on a top coat, and that helps, but it's still not ideal. I generally can't get more than four or five days without really feeling like I need to remove the polish because the tips are so visibly worn.
My favourite use for Lubu Heels is to wear it on on a couple or three fingers for accent/feature, while I've got China Glaze Ruby Pumps on the rest of my nails, as these two polishes work together very, very well.
Also should add that this removes easily, without the usual hassle associated with glitter nail polishes. Bonus!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
China Glaze is pretty awesome for many reasons: color selection, color payoff, durability, finish and trends.
Lubu Heels is a mostly translucent black with tiny red sparkles. This is amazing over a base coat of black. The sparkles are so tiny and sparkly that they're a hidden gem to the color. This isn't for use on it's own, in my opinion. It's just a bit too sheer and looks muddy on it's own. I haven't tried it over red, but I really should. I think it would be awesome.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Green
Too sheer. It's a red glitter in a streaky grey-black base. Looked gross by itself and not as pretty as in the bottle when layered. When I did 2-3 coats of it by itself it still looked streaky and..not good. There are much better glitters out there.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Why yes, I'm a vampire. Lubu Heels is super date night sexy. It appears black in low light and at first glance in most settings. In the light, though, is where you notice that it's not just your regular black. That's when the deep red sparkles come through - kind of like China Glaze's Ruby Pumps' evil twin. It's a black/black cherry jelly that's a bit thin, but not too difficult to apply. Some people have suggested to use a black polish and layer a coat or two of this over, which would be a good application especially if you find it on the thin side. If you prefer lots of vampy colors (I do!), this is probably your thing.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Totally gorgeous and vampy color - the black base with red glitter is really unusual and fun. I think that the thin polish makes this glitter polish a little easier to take off than the other glittery China Glaze shades. This is one that every nail polish lover should have in their collection!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I've never used this polish.I saw it at Sally's and fell in love,but decided to read reviews before I purchased.I came here and saw that it got mixed reviews so I decided to wait.Then I was looking through my own polishes and I saw my bottle of C/G Ruby Pumps and my black polish and thought I would experiment!!I put R/P over black and it was beautiful!!Just how Lubu Heels looks in the bottle-black with red gliter!!So I can't speak from personal expeirence about L/H but I thought I would let the people who didn't like this in on my secret:)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Since many others have described what Lubu Heels looks like I'll jump straight to my thoughts on it. Based on other reviews I layered it over Liquid Leather. While the end result looks stunning, it was a PITA to apply. I had to apply 2 coats to make it match the bottle. This was the first China Glaze that I had to take off a few nails and re apply. Even with all the difficulties I will buy this again when this bottle runs out.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
This surprised me. I'm a bit of a novice with nail polish although I have a fairly substantial collection of them! Going by the bottle I thought this was going to be red. I got a bit of a shock when I applied it and it was black with red glitter through it! The first application disappointed me - it looked so sheer - the second application and it was starting to look more convincing. The third coat and it was perfect! I love the how this looks on my nails. It looks black but not quite from a distance and even up close I couldn't figure out what the colour was when a friend borrowed it from me. When the light hits it you get the full effect of the red glitter. It lasts really well too. As yet I have not attempted to remove it. I think that will be challenging but I'm up for a challenge and it is worth it to be able to wear such an unusual nail lacquer.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this one online and I thought it looked really great. It dries rather quickly. My only real problems with it are the facts that 1) the brush is a little too small and 2) it's too dark to see any of the red glitter unless under direct light. I got so sick of it being too dark to see any of the glitter that I took my OPI Gettin' Miss Piggy With It and slicked on a coat. Not surprisingly, it looked great together. So unless you have some glittery nail polish like Gettin' Miss Piggy With It, then I don't think you should get Lubu Heels. I'm guessing that it would look great on a sunny day, as its color can truly be seen.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I stumbled across this on a cosmetics blog and thought it looked amazing! So ordered one, as soon as it arrived I couldnt wait to try it and put a coat on top of the 'OPI lincoln park after dark' I already had on, it looked fab!
However when I tried it on its own - not so much. But on top of any other dark colour its great. But unfortunately I wouldnt use it on its own. I love the glitter, its just nice in the right light, its like glitter polish for grown ups lol.
As with all glittery polishes its a nightmare to get off. But I would definitely buy it again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I'm very happy to have picked up this polish.
It went on kinda dry, as in it would dry almost immediately after you would brush it on your nails and would easily drag.
But it was opaque in two coats and in good light, the tiny red sparkles would come through. It's a really great color, black with a nice, noticeable edge.
Lasting ability was decent. It went about a week without much damage. Some tip wear but no chipping. After maybe five or six days, it would chip easily. Nothing huge but chips near the cuticle and tip.
Removing it is a hassle, like any polish with sparkles. It's very much like sand paper and you have to scrub it off the nail.
It is a black type polish so if you feel as though it would be too dark for you, do not get it. It does go with everything and will clash with nothing. If you're looking for something with more depth and wanting to experiment with black polish, this would be great.
I will repurchase.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I am in love with this color! It is exactly what I was looking for in a Fall polish. It is a dark shade with red sparkles that ultimately gives a super dark red with lots of depth as the red sparkles catch the light. It definitely needs at least 2 coats for the red sparkles to show up, but I don't mind that so much as I usually apply 2 coats of whatever polish I am using. I did subtract 1 star for drying time, as it feels like this takes forever to dry. I finally had to spray it with my nail drying spray just so I could move on with my day. Even though it does go on fairly glossy, I'd still recommend a top coat to really let it shine. Love this one, it's drama in a bottle!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
Gorgeous shade...i really love the concept of a black cherry nail polish with red glitter. I wish the glitter showed up more but it doesn't matter because this shade on my nails in gorgeous anyway. It reminds me of a Garnet stone. Very mysterious and alluring. LOVE LOVE
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
While I love the color (after two coats, sometimes three), I don't use it very often because it is very hard to get off. The red sparkles don't show up very well in most lights, so people either find it very pretty and give tons of compliments, or comment on how dull it looks. I only wear it when my nails are long, as it doesn't work well on shorter nails. I wouldn't buy it again, and I wouldn't reccommend it to others.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I do like this polish a lot, but I wish the red glitter were a bit more prominent. Even after 2-3 coats the glitter is only visible close-up.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is a great idea for a polish but in reality it doesn't translate too well. Base is too sheer, surface is gritty after 3 coats o polish and requires *at least* 2 coats of top coat, and that makes a manicure too thick and too demanding. Glitters are visible but not so much as in the bottle.
At first I was very disappointed with this polish, because it looks so amazing in the bottle, but now I figured out it's best to use over black or some other vampy polish, that was is less gritty and one coat of top coat is enough. It's nice but I probably wouldn't repurchase