One more post tonight/this morning. It’s a long weekend and I’m working on swatches since I slept in a little today (see, I do sleep sometimes) so I’m not quite ready for bed just yet. This time we’re looking at the Starbeam Lost Worlds Collection!
The Starbeam Lost World Collection is an 8 piece collection and I believe the second collection released by the brand. I know I initially heard of the brand because Starbeam did a Loki duo with LŪMEN Nails about a month and a half ago, and I did purchase that. Unfortunately it showed up during my busy swatch time, so I haven’t had time to try the duo just yet.
This set is going to release for preorder starting September 17th. So lets jump right in and take a look!
Starbeam | Aeaea
Aeaea is a burnt orange jelly base loaded with orange to pink to gold shifting iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
This polish leans a touch into the thicker consistency, which is to be expected with this kind of flake density. I find thinner coats help control the application, and help lay the flakes flatter so you don’t have a super bumpy mani at the end. I only needed 1 coat of top coat to smooth, but if you use thicker layers you might need 2 coats of top coat.
Starbeam | Atlantis
Atlantis is the sheerest of the group. This is a vibrant, medium blue jelly base with copper to gold to green shifting shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
While there are many jelly based polishes in this collection – this is the only one that doesn’t have a lot of flakes or a darker base to help build opacity. This is a sheerer shade and it will show visible nail line unless you have a more opaque base or nail blurring base to cover it up. Even after 3 coats you can see mine – and I had Kiara Sky Gelly Tips so my VNL is clear (which is why it looks slightly different than a normal VNL)
Starbeam | Cockaigne
Don’t ask me to pronounce this one – because I can’t. My brain knows how to say it, but my mouth doesn’t cooperate so it’s just not happening. In fact most of this collection I can say in my head but that’s it. Except Atlantis. I got that one.
Cockaigne is a deep raspberry jelly base packed with strong multichrome shifting pigment that goes from red to magenta to copper to gold to green to aqua. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
This shade ends up with an almost metallic like finish.
Starbeam | Ishtar Sink
Ishtar Sink is a sheer taupish neutral jelly base loaded with shimmer that shifts from gold to green to aqua to blue. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
This shade ends up with an almost foil like finish.
Starbeam | Isle of Demons
Isle of Demons is a murky purple jelly base loaded with pink to orange to gold to green to aqua shifting flakes, as well as scattered holographic pigment. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Starbeam | Mzulft
Mzulft is a deep mauvey purple jelly base loaded with copper micro glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Starbeam | Seven Cities of Gold
Seven Cities of Gold is a sunny yellow jelly base packed with gold pigment. This has a metallic like appearance to it while still being “squishy” looking. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Starbeam | Ys
Ys is my top pick of the collection. This is a deep turquoise jelly base with green to pink to gold shifting flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.
Starbeam | Lost Worlds Collection
I am loving all the shiftiness going on here. Overall I had no application issues, but I did mention that Aeaea is a little on the thicker side but not a lot. The flakes are densely packed in, so it’s common for it to be thicker.
My initial impression is that Starbeam is off to a good start (again, I think this is their second release) and I look forward to seeing what else this brand comes out with.
Preorder Starts: September 17th
Where To Buy: Starbeam Shop
Starbeam Social Media: Facebook Fan Group
Hope you enjoyed, and be sure to join the Facebook Fan Group for even more swatches of this collection and upcoming releases.