Today’s color of choice reflects the quickly-approaching official first day of summer as well as the warmer weather that has been creeping up on us over the past weeks.
China Glaze has one of the deepest benches when it comes to core neon colors, and Rose Among Thorns is definitely one of the most unique in their line up. While it reminds me a bit of Essie Ole Caliente, Rose Among Thorns is definitely much more intense and decidedly neon than the Essie.
Rose Among Thorns has an intense redness with a subtle magenta-ish neon flavor to it.
Its definitely not pink.
It falls somewhere between red, fuchsia, and orange, and has a color all its own.
As always with neons, it is very difficult to capture the intensity on camera, but I did my best and believe I got quite close in these images.
The performance review and rating of this color is at the bottom of the post.
Rose Among Thorns possessed very respectable pigmentation, allowing me to achieve quite a bit of opacity in one coat.
However, what this color gained for pigmentation, it somewhat lost for viscosity. It applied with some streaking due to its thickness, which set its score back a bit. This thickness was not untenable, but it was noticeable.
The uniqueness and intensity of this color was definitely the high point, garnering a perfect score in that subcategory for this China Glaze.
The brush was typical China Glaze – consistently above-average, though not quite perfection.
The overall score of 88.850 is right on par with other well-performing China Glazes that I’ve rated in the past.