Cirque Colors x Nordstrom Pop In Icon Duos

by Lisa Heath

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Cirque Colors is participating in another Nordstrom Pop In Event! Nordstrom’s latest monthly pop-in celebrates the world of Opening Ceremony – the iconic NYC-based fashion company launched in 2002 by Carol Lim and Humberto Leon. This event culls the best of the brand’s style for both men and women, including unique holiday gifts from up-and-coming designers and artisans. Inspired by OC’s pre-spring color palette, Cirque Colors is proud to introduce to you their limited edition ICON DUOS – 3 exclusive gift sets each containing 1 creme and 1 holographic nail lacquer. Now, check out the Cirque Colors x Nordstrom Pop In Icon Duos!

Oporto & Storm King

Storm King & Oporto Duo

The first duo is Oporto & Storm King!




Oporto is a rich mahogany jelly base with a scattered holographic and with glowing red embers. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Oporto Macro

Oporto Up

Storm King

Storm King

Storm King is a muted pale icy blue creme. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Storm King Macro

Storm King Up

Tangerine Dream & Selvedge

Tangerine Dream & Selvedge Duo

The second Icon Duo is Tangerine Dream & Selvedge!


Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream is a juicy red leaning orange scattered holographic creme. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Tangerine Dream Macro

Tangerine Dream Up



Selvedge is a dusty cobalt creme. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Selvedge Macro

Selvedge Up

Modern Muse & El Capitan

El Capitan & Modern Muse Duo

The final duo is El Capitan & Modern Muse!


El Capitan

El Capitan

El Capitan is an olive green creme. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

El Capitan Macro

El Capitan Up

Modern Muse

Modern Muse

Modern Muse is described as a dusty pink holographic, but it definitely borders on a rose gold look! I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Modern Muse Macro

Modern Muse Up

Cirque Colors x Nordstrom Pop In Icon Duos Overview

Cirque Colors x Nordstrom Pop In Icon Duos Swatches & Review

Like with most Cirque Colors shades, I had no application issues. I do like the duos, but while I love cremes, I LOVE the holo halves of each duo. My favorite duo is Storm King & Oporto!

The Icon Duos retail for $22 each. Available from Nov 25, 2015 to Jan 3, 2016 exclusively at and the following retail locations:

Downtown Seattle
500 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Bellevue Square
100 Bellevue Square
Bellevue, WA 98004

The Grove
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036

San Francisco Centre
865 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Tyson’s Corner Center
8075 Tysons Corner Center
McLean, VA 22102

NorthPark Center
8687 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75225

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Curated by Olivia Kim — Nordstrom’s wave-chasing, Prada-wearing, tattoo-collecting Director of Creative Projects — [email protected] is an ongoing series of themed pop-up shops showcasing independent designers online at and select retail locations.

What did you think of the Cirque Colors Icon Duos? Which duo is your favorite?

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Ashlee(PaintedNubbs) December 5, 2015 - 5:18 pm

I love every single one of these!

Marisa December 5, 2015 - 9:14 pm

The first duo is definitely my favorite, but they’re all lovely!

Schette December 5, 2015 - 11:38 pm

Oporto is my favorite. Georgous duo and awesome swatches

Shawna December 6, 2015 - 7:59 pm

Lovely colors!!!

Naked Without Polish December 6, 2015 - 8:05 pm

That green and grey are fantastic!

Tanya December 6, 2015 - 8:29 pm

I love orange, but surprisingly I think Modern Muse and El Capitan are my favorites.

Lothwen December 7, 2015 - 2:25 pm

Ohhh Opporto… I want to bathe in that glory! I also find El Capitan extremely cool!

Katherine December 7, 2015 - 9:27 pm

I love all these combos but that pale blue-grey/holo red is my favourite set!


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