When I saw the first pictures of the The Giver Collection, I just needed Release immediately!
Release is a fairly neutral greige, not too warm and not too cold: very wearable for all kinds of skin colours.
The formula works reasonably well, it's a bit fast drying so you have to get on with it and don't fuss. I did three coats here to get it all opaque and greigealicious.
|China Glaze - Release|
Oh, don't you love it?!
It reminded me of a few colours that are sitting in some of my drawers.....soooooooo I needed to do a comparison!
First up I compared Release with Zoya Caitlin, OPI Parlez-vous Opi and Essie Smokin' Hot. Parlez-vous was too mauve and not grey enough, the Essie was too brown and too dark; the Zoya was the closest in colour yet it was a bit darker and was overall a bit too blue.
|Zoya Caitlin, CG Release, OPI Parlez-vous Opi, Essie Smokin' Hot|
|Smokin' Hot, Parlez-vous, Release, Caitlin|
Then I remembered Essie Bangle Jangle....that might be the closest friend of Release.
|Zoya Caitlin, CG Release, Essie Bangle Jangle, OPI Parlez-vous Opi|
|CG Release, Essie Bangle Jangle|
Bangle Jangle really is a very close friend, the same tone of colour as Release BUT it is a tint lighter then the China Glaze.
So relieve here: I have no dupes, only friends and I really needed this greige, no doubt about that!