Since I first learned about CC, I've immensely disliked the brand and found their formula awful and subpar, streaky, goopy, you name it awful. When Birchbox has sent me samples, I usually passed them on to my friends.
I purchased The Uptown because it's such a unique shade, and a close-ish dupe for a much more expensive polish, so I reluctantly purchased it.
The formula was as awful as I remembered it being. It was thick and goopy and hard to control. I can understand the sheerness due to its jelly-like color and the flakies, but a polish being sheer going on and thick/goopy is unacceptable.
If you find the swatches exciting, I'd say get the polish -- it really is lovely. But be warned of the awful formula.