China Glaze “You Do Hue” Collection | Swatches and Review

Hi everyone!

Today I have another collection review for China Glaze, this time for their new “You Do Hue” Collection that is a collaboration with Sesame Street. The colors are all inspired by Sesame Street characters (and named accordingly), plus, they have super cute brushes that have the Sesame Street logo and some character graphics printed on them!

China Glaze describes this as a collection that celebrates individuality and allows you to let your true colors shine. And there’s definitely a color for every individual in here! There’s a rainbow of shades in many different textures and finishes. This is probably one of the most unique and diverse collections I’ve ever gotten to swatch!

Let’s get into the swatches and review on this very photo-heavy post!

“Living in the Elmo-ment” is a poppy red crelly with holographic glitter. Here I’m wearing 2 coats with 2 layers of top coat. I did an extra top coat layer just to smooth out the glitter a little bit more. This is a really nice shade of red, and the glitter makes it look like there’s a lot of rainbow colors sparking throughout this polish.

 

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Next we have “Fur Real Though”, a neon hot pink crelly. Here I’m wearing 3 coats with top coat. 2 coats still looked good on, but since this has a crelly formulation you could still sort of see the nail line. I think the third coat helped make it much more opaque. This color really pops! I usually don’t reach for neons but I think this is the perfect neon shade for summer.

 

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“Monsterpiece” is a magenta polish with silver holographic glitter. Here I’m wearing 2 coats with top coat. This might be one of my favorites!! The formula was great: super easy to apply and the glittery look was opaque in just 2 coats. The glitter is sooo shiny and has such a gorgeous rainbow sparkle in the light.

 

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“I Count Even…” is a super sheer medium purple. Like, so sheer that the first coat was very visible. I’m wearing 4 coats here just so you can see a little bit of the color, but as you can see it’s still completely see-through. I saw China Glaze say that they made this polish so sheer to have a polish for everyone in this collection, and this sheer is on trend for a lot of nail art looks right now.  I can definitely think of some interesting nail art ideas for this one, but I can’t see myself wearing it on it’s own. This purple isn’t my fave from the collection, but I really appreciate China Glaze creating something so out of the box!

 

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“Ah Ah Ah-mazing!” is a chrome purple. I’m wearing 2 coats with top coat. This is almost a silver-y purple, and it is one of those metallics that shows the brush strokes so you have to be careful! I really like this one, too. It’s a really flattering shade of purple and I love the chrome effect. I just tried to be super careful and only do about 3 strokes for each coat to minimize the brush lines.

 

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“Grover It” is an indigo blue polish with silver holographic microglitter. I absolutely love the color of this one! Even though the look of this polish is similar to “Monsterpiece”, the texture was very different. This one was a bit thicker and harder to work with. Even though I wish it went on as smoothly as “Monsterpiece”, I still can see myself reaching for this one! That color and sparkle just make me think of a galaxy. So pretty!

 

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“Dat Color Dough” is an aqua blue microglitter polish. I painted on 3 coats for full glitter opacity, but you can definitely use a makeup sponge instead to get the glitter opaque much quicker. I absolutely love this color, although I do wish the glitter had been more opaque on it’s own! I think I would use a sponge instead in the future. But this is another really sparkly and pretty polish.

 

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“Free to Be Sesame” is an emerald green polish with silver holographic microglitter. basically a green version of “Grover It”. I’m wearing 2 coats with top coat. I’m loving these glittery shades from China Glaze! This is such a pretty color. And all of these polishes with the silver holographic microglitter look so pretty and eye-catching on the nails.

 

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“Trash Can-do Attitude” is an olive green shimmery-chrome polish. I’m wearing 2 coats with top coat. This isn’t my favorite shade of green but again, the chrome effect is really cool. This one didn’t show brush strokes as badly as “Ah Ah Ah-mazing!” which made it a lot easier to apply.

 

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Here is “Ernie Your Stripes”, a sunset orange polish with gold microglitter. I’m wearing 3 coats with top coat. I have to admit, orange is probably my least favorite color, but this is a really pretty shade. Even though it’s inspired by Ernie, I think the gold microglitter makes it look like a glowing sunset under the light. If you like orange polishes more than me, you’ll definitely like this one!

 

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Next up is “I Believe in Snuffy”. I’m wearing 2 coats with top coat. This one was an unexpected favorite for me! It looked a lot more orange in the bottle but the iridescent shine really comes through on the nail. It seems like more of a shimmery, golden peachy-pink. I think it looks so pretty!

 

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And last in the collection is “Beak on Fleek!”,  a bright yellow crelly. I’m wearing 3 coats, but since this one dries to a matte finish, I did not apply top coat. You can still see some streaks and patchiness even after 3 coats… but I think this is the type of neon polish that won’t be completely opaque unless they’re layered over white. And I think this one would seriously pop with a white base! It’s definitely a “Big Bird” yellow.

 

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And that’s all of the nail polishes! Each of them is about $8 on Amazon, and they are also available at JCPenney, Sally Beauty, Ulta, and Walmart.

Love,

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DISCLAIMER: I was sent this collection by China Glaze  to review and share with all of you. Any opinions expressed on any products are strictly my own. Some links are affiliate links.

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