Happy Wednesday! Week is halfway over, and I’m really looking forward to the weekend! Today I have the Cirque Colors Facets collection on the blog to share with you!
This is a spectacular 6 piece collection full of jellied bases and holographic micro flakes. The polishes in this collection are inspired by unique gemstones and crystals. I pulled up photos of the gemstones and crystals each shade was inspired by for comparison as well.
One thing to note though, most gemstones and crystals have a wide range of colors they can come in, so while you may not be used to seeing one as the shade Cirque Colors created it in, they do exist in these shades as well. In previous posts I’ve done with this type of inspiration, I’ve had people say “that’s not the right color!” when in fact it was, it just may not be the color you are use to seeing.
Many years ago, before I worked in an accounting firm, I worked in jewelry. I saw a lot of jewelry with gemstones and crystals, as well as loose stones (I actually collected them once upon a time) in both natural and synthetic so I’m well aware of the color differences, but I can see why many may not be.
Let’s take a look!
Dioptase is a deep blue leaning teal base with silver holographic micro flakes mixed in. I used 2 easy coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Dioptase is an intense emerald-green to bluish-green copper cyclosilicate mineral. It is transparent to translucent.
Tanzanite is actually my favorite (both polish and gemstone)
Tanzanite is a gorgeous blurple jelly base with silver holographic flecks mixed in. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Tanzanite is the blue/violet variety of the mineral zoisite belonging to the epidote group. Naturally formed tanzanite is extremely rare and is endemic only to the Mererani Hills
Morganite is a peachy pink jelly base with silver holographic micro flakes. I used 3 thin coats for these photos.
Of the 6 Facets shades, this has the sheerest base.
Morganite is the pretty, peachy-pink variety of beryl, cousin to more familiar beryls like emerald and aquamarine. Morganite’s beautiful, feminine colors are a result of the presence of manganese.
Paraiba is an intense cyan green with silver holographic flakes. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Paraiba Tourmaline is the most precious and most valuable in the world. Paraiba Tourmaline is not only rare, but comes in various colors including neon blue, neon blue-green, and more. Discovered in the 1980’s, this gem is commonly found in the classic country of Brazil.
Garnet is a red burgundy jelly base with silver holographic flecks. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Garnet is not a single mineral, but describes a group of several closely related minerals. Garnets come in a variety of colors and have many different varieties.
Smoky Quartz is a super dark brown, almost black jelly base with gold holographic flakes mixed in. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Smoky Quartz is a semiprecious variety of quartz ranging in color from light grayish-brown to nearly black.
Cirque Colors Facets Collection Overview
Personally, I’m happy with this collection and really like the colors and interpretations of the gemstones and crystals they represent. I like that Cirque Colors didn’t select gems that you see done over and over. I had no application issues and only found that Morganite needed more than 2 coats due to it’s sheerness.
These shades are limited edition, so once they sell out they will be gone for good.
For those who are new to Cirque Colors, their polishes do have a light scent to them. Their polishes are created with high quality essential oils, such as lavender and clary sage, to lend your hands a subtle scent after the polish dries. For some with sensitivities, the scent can be stronger (I barely smell anything) so just letting you know it’s there just in case.
My top picks are: Tanzanite, Morganite & Paraiba
Price: $13.00 Each
I will have the Fall/Winter 2016 Metropolis collection up soon from Cirque Colors as well, so be ready!
What did you think of the Cirque Colors Facets Collection? Will you be picking any up? Any gemstone or crystal you’d love to see made into a polish color? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!