13 January 2015

Swatches & Review - Cirque Colors The Metropolis Collection January release!

Hi loves! Today I have the newest addition to the Cirque Colors Metropolis collection. This is a set of creme finished lacquers, that has new additions to it every month. Sometimes there are 2 shades released, other times just one, but they are all inspired by New York City and have a creme finish. This month the shades are Cirque Colors Midnight Cowboy, a dark navy blue, and Cirque Colors Empire State Of Mind, an oxblood red.

Cirque Colors Metropolis Empire State Of Mind

Cirque Colors Metropolis Midnight Cowboy


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Cirque Colors Metropolis Empire State Of Mind
Cirque Colors Metropolis Empire State Of Mind

Cirque Colors Metropolis Empire State Of Mind


First up is Cirque Colors Empire State Of Mind, inspired by the single released by Alicia Keys & Jay-Z. This is a very vampy kind of red, and it reminds me of dried blood - it has the same tinge of brown to it and dries darker than it applies at first. The formula is lovely, nice and even and opaque in 2 coats. Also very shiny, you are looking at a topless swatch here ^^.

Cirque Colors Metropolis Midnight Cowboy

Cirque Colors Metropolis Midnight Cowboy

Cirque Colors Metropolis Midnight Cowboy


Next we have Cirque Colors Midnight Cowboy. I'm not sure where the inspiration came from for this shade, though googling Midnight Cowboy New York leads me to this movie about a man trying to make it as a gigolo, called (you can guess) Midnight Cowboy. Whatever the inspiration, this dark navy shade (it's darker than my swatch shows) is just delicious. It applies smooth and even and 2 coats are all you need for it to be opaque. Again, this swatch is topless and while it isn't as shiny as Empire State Of Mind, it's not flat at all.

Overall conclusion
Annie created 2 more lovely creme shades that will be useful in many looks. The vampy red is great for this time of year and the dark blue has just enough brightness to it to remain a recognizable blue shade in all sorts of lighting. The formula is lovely on both and I can't wait to see the February addition to this set!

Which shade is your favorite? And do you think I'm right about the Midnight Cowboy inspiration? Tell me in the comments!
Cirque Colors is sold through their own website. The Cirque Colors Metropolis collection retails for $13 per bottle, worldwide shipping available. There are also various stockists selling Cirque polishes so be sure to check if you can shop more locally, too.

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32 comments :

  1. Empire State of Mind is my favorite on you, it really is a gorgeously vampy color!

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  2. The Dalai Lama's Nails13 January, 2015 21:09

    these are gorgeous! I love Midnight Cowboy

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  3. Gorgeous colors! It's impossible to choose a favorite. I'm wondering if Midnight Cowboy stains? I think you're right on about the inspiration! I've never seen the film but a Google search is pretty conclusive.

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  4. I need Empire State of Mind in my life.

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  5. Beautiful shades! Cirque did an awesome job with these

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  6. Color Me So Crazy14 January, 2015 01:58

    I love this duo and you did a fantastic job making them look gorgeous!

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  7. These are both so beautiful on you!

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  8. ValiantlyVarnished14 January, 2015 04:30

    I really need to try some of Cirque's cream polishes- the colors are so pretty!

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  9. These are both really great shades! I don't have anything like these in my collection!

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  10. Cosmetic Sanctuary14 January, 2015 17:32

    Loved both of these shades! Midnight Cowboy is my favorite!

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  11. My heart seriously started palpitating when I saw your swatches. I can't get over how perfect they always are! Amazing! Can't wait to swatch these for myself this weekend!

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  12. These are exactly my colours - I love a good deep, bold shade.

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  13. Mijn adem stokte.. OMG! Such incredibly deep colours...

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  14. Thanks Jes! I love reds and most certainly deep and vampy ones like this :).

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  15. Thanks Cheyenne! So far the whole Metropolis collection has been such a hit for me :).

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  16. I only swatched it so I can't be 100% sure, but it is pigmented. I usually put on a bit of cotton ball soaked in remover, press down on the nail and slide off the polish, that way you won't rub too much on your skin.

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  17. They kinda remind me of Superman paired like this!

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  18. They have gorgeous shades and great formulas!

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  19. They definitely are - and with the great formula a nice addition to any stash.

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  20. Stop it Valesha, you are making me shy! I bet they'll look UH-MAZING on you as well ♥

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  21. Then these are indeed right up your alley!

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  22. Thanks Lothwen! Glad you like them :).

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  23. Awesome swatches, Midnight Cowboy looks awesome on you!

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