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.
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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 ^^.
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.
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.