Cirque Colors Facets Collection – Swatches & Review

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Hi guys!! I am back with another Cirque Colors collection for this fall. This time it’s Cirque Colors Facets Collection*. As described on their page this is a limited edition release of 6 translucent “jelly” lacquers packed with sparkling holographic flakes. Inspired by a recent trip to the famed Tucson Gem Show, these colors pack a punch in direct lighting, mimicking the sparkle and scintillation of these unique gemstones and minerals. Go bold with our eye-catching Tanzanite or romanticize your look with our peachy sweet Morganite.

I can tell you they are sparkly, but the holo effect is subtle and I like it that way :).

Now let’s start with the swatches.

 

Morganite – Cirque Colors Facets Collection

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I like this colour, because it’s a peachy rose gold, but I feel like I have it at home already. I’ve checked and it’s very close to Himalayan Pink or Halcyon, but to my surprise it’s not an exact dupe. I will make a separate post with comparisons, so I’ll talk about it more there.

I applied three coats, but it was opaque enough in two. I did three just to be sure for the swatching purpuses. And the application was easy and the clean up too, since these are flakies and not glitter!

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And a shot in the sun for the holo. I think this one has the most holo in it. The others are more subtle.

 

Tanzanite – Cirque Colors Facets Collection

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This is a gorgeous blurple nail polish with silver holo flakies. Two coats give it depth, because the second coat covers the flakies of the first coat and they come out as light blurple flakies with holo effect. Just amazing!! *_*

And I did two easy coats for full opacity.

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Look, the holo here is subtle, but I think its purpose here is to make the polish deeper.

 

Paraiba – Cirque Colors Facets Collection

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This polish comes in photos as turquoise, but it’s green. I did change the colour in the photos to be more accurate, but I just couldn’t make it as green as it is in person. So bare that in mind, it’s a bit greener than here. And it’s beautiful and sooo sparkly.

I did three coats here too, for the photos, but it’s opaque enough in two. I did three, because the formula looks sheer and I was afraid that in some spots and in close up shots it might look sheer. So you will probably need only two.

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There is more holo in this one, but still, very subtle.

 

Dioptase –  Cirque Colors Facets Collection

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This is a dark teal that looks a bit greener (but just a bit) in person. I had some problems with taking photos of this one too. It was blue in the photos, so I had to adjust the colour here too. And it does look different in different lighting. Sometimes it’s as blue as in the photos and sometimes it’s greener. So be careful here too. The closest is the macro shot of my ring finger.

And it was easily opaque in two coats.

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And again, a subtle holo ♥.

 

Garnet – Cirque Colors Facets Collection

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It’s a deep red nail varnish with silver/red holo flakies. You get the same kind a depth with a second coat as with the blurple polish. It’s gorgeous, like crystallised wine on your hands *_*.

It was very easy to apply and I did two coats to reach full opacity.

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And again a subtle holo.

 

Smoky Quartz – Cirque Colors Facets Collection

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This is a dark brown to black base with holo flakies of various colours. They mostly reflect a coppery brown colour and it is so beautiful.

The application was again easy and it covered perfectly in two coats.

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Here you can see a multicoloured holo, but in the low lighting it’s mostly brown.

 

One more shot of all the shades together.

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What do you think of them? I think these subtle holo flakies give them a special depth and it makes them special and unique. Well except for the rose gold one :). But as I said I am going to talk about potential dupes in some other post.

Edit: here is the post with comparisons shots: Cirque Colors – Facets Collection Comparisons.

I also have swatches and review of the latest Cirque Colors Fall 2016 – Metropolis Collection.

These will be available tomorrow on Cirque Colors or at one of their stockists (but you have to check with the stockist for the exact date).

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed these 6 sparkly beauties as much as I did.

See you in the next post! xoxo

 

 

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