Last year, when it became trendy to start following indie brands of polish, I wanted to jump on a bandwagon. I was looking for a brand that would be considered outside of the mainstream that I could love. When I noticed Cirque on Nail Polish Canada, I took a closer look and decided to take a shot and order one. I prefer darker colours so when I saw the bottle for Planet Caravan, I thought it just might be the one to convert me.
Turns out, I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Planet Caravan is a sheer black base with tons of purple microglitter. In the bottle, the glitter shows a colour shift towards a golden greenish and that’s what sold me. It was so different than anything else I had in my collection. The formula was thin on the first coat, but built opacity in two coats. It dried to a semi-matte finish and even with a top coat of Seche Vite (which I have always found added high shine), it still looks dull to me. The biggest disappointment is that the colour shift in the bottle doesn’t really translate onto the nail. I did manage to capture one photo that showed it but I can’t begin to describe the weird positions I had to put my hand into to get it to show.
Overall, I am really not that much of a fan of this polish. I know I shouldn’t judge a whole brand on one polish, but with so many amazing colours out there, it makes me sad to spend money on one I don’t love.