Thursday, December 24, 2015

Cirque Colors ICON Duos for Nordstrom x OC Pop-In Swatches & Review

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share with you some new limited edition Cirque Colors lacquers that are available in special duo packs. They are part of the specially curated Pop-In Shop event at Nordstrom celebrating the NYC fashion brand Opening Ceremony. These six shades are inspired by the OC pre-spring color palette, available in gift sets each containing 1 crème and 1 holographic shade.
Image via Cirque Colors

Selvedge is a navy blue crème, deep not so dark that it looks black which I appreciate. The formula is really great, it's almost a one coater but I did use two here.
Cirque Colors Selvedge

Tangerine Dream is paired with Selvedge; it's a medium pumpkin orange, that leans a touch red, holographic. The holo bits in this really pop, it's very vibrant. This applied effortlessly and was also almost a one coater, but it deepened slightly on the second coat.
Cirque Colors Tangerine Dream

El Capitan is an olive green crème. Another amazing formula, really close to being a one coat wonder but again I did two here. A slightly brighter version than other olive shades that I have, so I'm happy to have this in my collection.
Cirque Colors El Capitan

Modern Muse is in the duo with El Capitan, a start contrast in a dusty princess pink-gold linear holographic. This one was kinda thin, but covered well in two coats. The holo is a bit stronger in person than it appears here.
Cirque Colors Modern Muse

Storm King has a crème formula in an icy light blue. This had a great formula for being such a pale color, no streaking and good coverage in two coats. This is a color you could wear all year long and you'd always be in season!
Cirque Colors Storm King

Oporto is Storm King's duo partner, a mahogany burgundy jelly with scattered holographic shimmer and red sparkle bits. This one was a little bit thin, but not difficult to apply at all. Two coats for full opacity.
Cirque Colors Oporto

These duos retail for $22 each, but I noticed on the website that they are on sale for $14.74 per duo, so hurry to grab them at a great price if you want them! They will be available until January 3, 2016 exclusively at and the following retail locations.

  • Downtown Seattle
    500 Pine Street 
    Seattle, WA 98101 
  • Bellevue Square
    100 Bellevue Square 
    Bellevue, WA 98004 
  • Michigan Avenue
    55 East Grand Avenue 
    Chicago, IL 60611 
  • San Francisco Centre
    865 Market Street 
    San Francisco, CA 94103 
  • Tyson's Corner Center
    8075 Tysons Corner Center 
    McLean, VA 22102 
  • NorthPark Center
    8687 North Central Expressway 
    Dallas, TX 75225 
About Pop-In@Nordstrom
Curated by Olivia Kim -- Nordstrom's wave-chasing, Prada-wearing, tattoo-collecting Director of Creative Projects -- Pop-In@Nordstrom is an ongoing series of themed pop-up shops showcasing independent designers online at and select retail locations.
Let me know what you think of these! Which duo is your favorite? Thanks for stopping by today, and Happy Christmas Eve to those who celebrate!

❤ Kellie

The products mentioned were provided for an honest review.
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