China Glaze Chiaroscuro

A little known fact about me is that I studied History of Art for two years (and thoroughly enjoyed it). It didn’t really serve any more purpose than being a bit handy in a pub quiz, or if there’s a crossword on the go, but hey – I enjoyed myself. And something that appears to have stuck, is the meaning of “chiaroscuro”, which is Italian for “light and dark”. So there you go. Fact of the day.

And now onto the polish of the day. Hailing from China Glaze’s core line, this is a really delicate pink with a hint of beige and a fantastic amount of greeny gold¬†duochrome flash. I’ve heard this described as a dupe for Nars Orgasm, but seeing as that is still lurking in the untrieds, I’ll have to come back to that.

I like this because it’s work appropriate yet not boring. It’s peachy and ladylike enough to pass for an everyday shade, but the greeny gold hue (that so many others have described well as looking like¬†the inside of a seashell) keeps it interesting and modern.

By the way, you’re seeing two coats of Chiaroscuro over a base of China Glaze Magical because this is mega sheer and not easily buildable.

So what do you think? Would you wear this? And do you have any art facts for me?

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