Monday, 17 April 2017

Cirque Colors Kawaii Collection (Partial)

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Hello! Today I have a very exciting post! Annette over at Rainbow Connection was kind enough to send me five polishes from the Cirque Colors Kawaii Collection to share with you. This 10-piece limited edition collection releases on the 28th April, and is the first release since Cirque's rebranding. Read on for my full swatches and more info!

Cirque Colors Kawaii Collection (Partial) @acertainbeccaa

'Shiny' is a full coverage silver flake polish, with a scattering of fine holographic. This is the silver version of Halycon (with added holo). It is really smooth and easy to apply, and nicely opaque. It is slightly sheer on the first coat, but builds up perfectly with a second. It also dries completely smooth. This is more of grey-toned silver than a bright white silver. Below is two coats with topcoat.

Cirque Colors 'Shiny' @acertainbeccaa
Cirque Colors 'Shiny' @acertainbeccaa

'Star Child' is a blue tinted base full of blue shimmer, shifting metallic copper glitters, and small holographic microglitters. This is a bit sheer at first, but is easy to apply and builds up nicely. The second coat covers much better, and a third brings it fully opaque. The glitters dry slightly raised so I would suggest topcoat to smooth them out. Below is three coats with topcoat.

Cirque Colors 'Star Child' @acertainbeccaa
Cirque Colors 'Star Child' @acertainbeccaa

'Crystal Tokyo' is a sheer base full of different colours of irridescent glitter in small circles, medium hexes, and medium diamonds. This is still quite sheer on it's own after three coats, so I decided to use it as a topper. Over a white base it retains all of the colours seen in the bottle (pink, purple, orange etc). Below is one coat with topcoat over white.

Cirque Colors 'Crystal Tokyo' (over white) @acertainbeccaa
Cirque Colors 'Crystal Tokyo' (over white) @acertainbeccaa

Over black, it really transforms - I'll let you see for youself! Below is one coat with topcoat over black.  

Cirque Colors 'Crystal Tokyo' (over black) @acertainbeccaa
Cirque Colors 'Crystal Tokyo' (over black) @acertainbeccaa

'Vaporwave' is a royal blue base with a strong pink shift, and super fine holographic. The formula is so smooth and easy to apply. The first coat is slightly sheer, but it applies evenly. A second coat covers completely. The pink shift in this translates really well to the nail. Below is two coats and topcoat.

Cirque Colors 'Vaporwave' @acertainbeccaa
Cirque Colors 'Vaporwave' @acertainbeccaa

'Memedom' is a turquoise base with a strong copper shift, and the same super fine holographic. Like 'Vaporwave' the formula is very smooth, applies evenly, and covers completely in two easy coats. Again, the shift translates nicely onto the nail. Below is two coats and topcoat.

Cirque Colors 'Memedom' @acertainbeccaa
Cirque Colors 'Memedom' @acertainbeccaa

Lastly, here is a quick look of the old style bottles and boxes next to the new ones. The bottles are exactly the same shape and size, but with different labels. The boxes are also the same size but updated.

Cirque Colors Rebranding - Old vs. New Style @acertainbeccaa

What do you think? Aren't they gorgeous?! There's definitely some must haves in here! I'm finding it very hard to pick a favourite. 'Shiny' is going to be very popular based on it's similarity with Halycon, but I have fallen in love with both 'Vaporwave' and 'Memedom' - the shifts in both of them are stunning! I've done a gradient of the two together, which I shall be posting on my Instagram soon.

As mentioned earlier, the full 10-piece collection releases on the 28th April on the Cirque Colors website. For those of you in the UK, you will also be able to find them on Rainbow Connection here.

Cirque Colors Kawaii Collection (Partial) @acertainbeccaa

Hope to see you in the next post!
Becca x

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40 comments:

  1. Your swatches are amazing Hun, Memedom is definitely my favourite xx

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    1. Thank you! Memedom is definitely one of my favourites too xx

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  2. Love it Becca! Definitely a fab collection x x

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    1. Thanks lovely! A fab collection indeed xx

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  3. This is a new brand to me. The whole collection is beautiful, but I love Shiny most!

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    1. Shiny is definitely a stand out! x

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  4. I like "star child" the most from the entire collection. The old style of packaging looks so much better to me than the new one.

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    1. Star Child is gorgeous! I have to say I love the new packaging in person x

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  5. These are beautiful!! I'm loving Vaporwave!

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    1. I'm torn between Vaporwave & Memedom! x

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  6. Hmmm. I dunno how to feel about these.

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  7. I lobe Vaporwave and Memedom... But I'm not fond on the rebranding. Xc

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    1. They're my favourites too! I wasn't sure on the rebrand but I was won over after seeing it all in person x

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  8. Memedom and Vaporwave! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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  9. I love Kawaii anything. Vaporwave and Crystal Tokyo are especially stunning!

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    1. I was really shocked how Crystal Tokyo transformed over black! x

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  10. I love Cirque's holos - formula is always on point. I will miss the old style branding though.

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  11. They're gorgeous but Memedom has to be my favorite.

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  12. Vaporwave reminds me of Celestial Cosmetics June 2016. Not dupes, but close shades.

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    1. Ooh I'll have to go and check that out x

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  13. Memedom is really pretty, but I'm really not feeling the rebrand. It feels like a leap backwards. :(

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    1. I wasn't sure at first but I really like the rebrand after seeing the products in person! x

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  14. Vaporwave and Memedom are so stunning!

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  15. These aren't my favorite Cirques but chances are I will get a few.

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    1. There are definitely a few must haves! x

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  16. They're all very pretty, but I love crystal Tokyo!

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  17. Beautiful swatches. I like several polishes from this collection.

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  18. Vaporwave is very nice but I am so disappointed in the direction she took her brand.

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    1. It's definitely been a contraversial one! x

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  19. Beautiful swatches! I think Memedom is my favorite :)

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    1. Thank you :) Memedom is one of my favourites too, it's stunning x

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  20. You say the bottles are the same size, but the new packaging has a different and smaller fluid ounce listed. What's the deal with that?

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    1. I think it's more of an updated measurement. The larger amount is the full capacity of the bottle, and the newer one reflects the actual polish volume better. It takes into account the space taken up by the brush etc x

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