I was thrilled when I found out I would be reviewing these six glorious shades from the Cirque Colors LE Icon Duos for Nordstrom’s Pop-In Opening Ceremony. This is my first chance to review for Cirque and looking forward to even more swatches and reviews for Cirque creator, Annie Pham. The three duo sets include 1 holographic and 1 creme polish.
Factoid: I’ve had this ready for a few days but the dreaded Thanksgiving “tummy bug” hit me like a brick and sent me to bed for a couple of days. But I’m back running on all cylinders and ready to blog once again!
Let’s take a look! I’ll start with the Oporto and Storm King Icon Duo.
Oporto and Storm King pack. A perfect pair of opposites.
Oporto is a rich mahogany holographic with glowing red embers. 2 coats go on smooth and glossy!
Storm King. A mere two coats of this highly pigmented, muted icy blue creme.
Next up is a gorgeous duo containing Selvedge and Tangerine Dream.
Selvedge is a dreamy one coat deep blue creme and Tangerine Dream is a holo tangerine orange.
I couldn’t be more pleased with this 1 coat creme! Pigments are off the chart. A deep cobalt blue creme that delivers on the first coat.
Tangerine Dream is a 2-coat spicy orange holographic.
And last but not least, the Modern Muse and El Capitan Icon Duo set.
Modern Muse, a shimmery 2-coat dusty pink holographic. El Capitan is a 1-coat olive green creme.
Modern Muse is a delicate yet highly holographic dusty pink. Perfect any time of year.
What can I say? It’s perfect! The formula, as are the others, is perfect, easy to apply and so pigmented. El Capitan will blow your socks off. Really glossy and that color. I have nothing else like it.
• Launches Tuesday, Nov 24 exclusively at Nordstrom.com and 6 Nordstrom stores:
1. Downtown Seattle
2. Bellevue Square (Bellevue, WA)
3. Michigan Avenue (Chicago, IL)
4. San Francisco Centre
5. Tyson’s Corner Center (McLean, VA)
6. NorthPark Center (Dallas, TX)
• These sets are limited edition and will be available from Nov 24, 2015 – • Jan 3, 2016 (when the pop-in ends)
• Each set includes 1 holographic and 1 creme (3 sets total)
• Price: $22 (valued at $26)
Here is the rundown:
Nordstrom’s latest monthly pop-in celebrates the world of Opening Ceremony – the iconic NYC-based fashion company launched in 2002 by Carol Lim and Humberto Leon. This event culls the best of the brand’s style for both men and women, including unique holiday gifts from up-and-coming designers and artisans. Inspired by OC’s pre-spring color palette, we’re proud to introduce to you our limited edition ICON DUOS – 3 exclusive gift sets each containing 1 creme and 1 holographic nail lacquer.
The Icon Duos retail for $22 each. Available from Nov 25, 2015 to Jan 3, 2016 exclusively at Nordstrom.com and the following retail locations:
• Downtown Seattle
500 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101 * Ph 206.628.2111
• Bellevue Square
100 Bellevue Square, Bellevue, WA 98004 * Ph 425.455.5800
• Michigan Avenue
55 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 * Ph 312.464.1515
• San Francisco Centre
865 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 * Ph 415.243.8500
• Tyson’s Corner Center
8075 Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VA 22102 * Ph 703.761.1121
• NorthPark Center
8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75225 * Ph 214.231.3900
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 Nordstrom.com and select retail locations.
If you get a chance to score any or all of these Cirque Color Icon Duos through Nordstrom.com or at the Pop-ins, do not hesitate! They are all amazing. My faves of the cremes were El Capitan because of it’s super pigmented color, and Selvedge for it’s moody deep blue that’s so rich and elegant. Of the three fab holos, my fave of the bunch was Oporto. Sexy. That’s all I can say!
*These products were sent to me at no charge by Cirque Colors Nail Lacquer for review. All opinions are my own.