Sunday, January 29, 2017

Tonic Polish Stars at Twilight

Stars at Twilight was released in December by Iowa-based indie polish maker Tonic Polish as part of the Holiday 2016 collection. Creator Lindsey describes it as a "dark denim blue cream with red/pink-gold shifting multichrome shimmer and silver holo microglitters." The base color here is a creamy, medium-dark denimy blue with a dusky, slightly greyed aspect to it. Superabundant ultrafine red/pink/gold colorshifting shimmers combine with the base color to give it an amethyst/dark lavender cast, and create a gorgeous bloom of misty reddish pink (with shifts to gold at certain angles) that appears to emanate from deep within the polish. The holographic microglitters are also incredibly fine, visible only as the tiniest of prismatic sparks that ignite as light travels over them, producing a dreamy twinkling effect in ambient light. In the sun, the colors brighten considerably and the polish is blanketed with a field of fine holographic sparkle.

Application was great! The consistency of Stars at Twilight is fluid, full-bodied and very smooth with a medium viscosity and a luxuriously creamy, self-leveling glide over the nail. Pigmentation is very good, delivering evenly opaque coverage in two coats. Cleanup is easy. Stars at Twilight dries naturally in good time to a smooth finish that wants a glossy topcoat to look its best. Topcoat also enhances the presence and effects of the multichrome shimmers.

Photos show two coats of Stars at Twilight over treatment and basecoat with a topcoat of Seche Vite.


Tonic Polish Stars at Twilight


Tonic Polish Stars at Twilight


Tonic Polish Stars at Twilight


Tonic Polish Stars at Twilight


Tonic Polish Stars at Twilight


Tonic Polish Stars at Twilight


Tonic Polish Stars at Twilight


Tonic Polish Stars at Twilight


Tonic Polish Stars at Twilight


Tonic Polish Stars at Twilight


Tonic Polish Stars at Twilight


Tonic Polish Stars at Twilight


Tonic Polish Stars at Twilight

Low-key but spellbinding, this is a beautifully composed polish that lives up to its name in every way, from the dusky, crepuscular indigo color to the rosy glowing flush of multichromatic shimmers to the starry twinkling of those teensy microglitters. Lindsey's multichrome polishes from the Holiday 2016 collection have been received with enthusiasm and delight, but I think her imaginative use of multichrome shimmers in this polish to replicate stars emerging in an evening sky still glowing with the last colors of sunset is awe-inspiring in its success. I very much look forward to trying more from Tonic Polish!

love,
Liz

2 comments:

  1. Ugh that's so beautiful! Love everything about it.

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    1. Me too! It's a wonderful piece of formulary craftmanship and so very wearable, I did not want to remove it!

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