Starbeam | Lost Worlds Collection

by Lisa Heath

Press Sample of the Starbeam | Lost Worlds Collection

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.

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