April 30, 2014

Cirque- Panacea [Swatch]

Cirque- Panacea is from the Spring 2014 collection called Heritage, which celebrates "the richly spirited traditions and arts of these [Native American] indigenous groups."

Panacea is a medium chartreuse linear holographic polish.

Artificial light, two coats:

Window-filtered daylight:

Outside, shade:

I think this is a really lovely, vibrant green even when the holo particles aren't so apparent.


Ah, sorry about the dog hair- so unprofesh!

The strength of the holographic effect is about average.  It's not as strong as the Nfu*Oh linear holos or the Color Club ones, for instance, but is stronger than some others I've seen.  I know that holo pigment makes the base color less vibrant, so it's a balancing act. I do appreciate how vividly green this one is, so really no complaints!!

Formula: It has a medium-thick, jelly-like viscosity that paints on easily without dragging.  It is a little sheer, but buildable, and basically opaque in two thicker coats (or three thin ones)!  Really excellent formula for a holo!

What say you?


  1. I quite like this! The green is so unique and vibrant. The holographic finish to it is a added bonus too.

  2. I agree! It was a blast wearing it. :)

  3. Man that flash of orange is amazing. Beautiful photos!

  4. I mainly love it for the shade of green! It looks so happy!