Back in my early polish collecting days, one of the most sought-after polishes was Clarins 230. For those of you not familiar with Clarins 230, it is a sheer purple jelly with a unique color-shifting shimmer that changed from red to green depending on the angle. Pretty Random has some fantastic pictures of this polish .
While I do own Clarins 230, I’m excited to see polishes with similar color-shifting pigments, such as Cirque Colors’ Kontiki collection. The collection consists of three bright jellies with color-shifting shimmer. As a bonus, I have also included Cirque’s limited edition polish Coronation.
Coronation (3 coats) is a jewel-toned purple jelly with red-to-green color-shifting shimmer. This polish comes with a rose gold-plated ring by Jeannie Vianney, which contributes to the high price of Coronation ($48). The closest alternative is Max Factor’s Fantasy Fire, but it is only available for sale in the UK and Australia.
Dear Dahlia (3 coats) is a bright pink jelly with gold-to-green color-shifting shimmer.
Midsummer Night (3 coats) is a vibrant blue jelly with red-to-green color-shifting shimmer similar to Coronation’s.
Thicker Than Water (3 coats) is a saturated turquoise jelly with gold-to-green color-shifting shimmer similar to Dear Dahlia’s. It is brighter in person.
I’m definitely in love with this collection! I hope this brings a little bit of summer to you during the upcoming dark months.