Thursday, March 29, 2018

Great Lakes Lacquer A Warm, Bright Flame

Like In Brightness and The Cold Hour of Dawn, A Warm Bright Flame was released this past November by Michigan-based indie polish maker Great Lakes Lacquer as part of the Holiday 2017 collection, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Match Girl."

Officially described as a "magenta base filled with red, purple and gold shimmer touched with a scattered holographic finish," the color is an incredibly rich and saturated, medium-dark red-violet or magenta dye with plummy overtones. Tiny particulate and microflake shimmers emit a luminous, dimensionalizing magenta glow from within the base, twinkling as light travels over them. Scattered holographic pigment particles give the polish a subtle but glamorous prismatic sparkle in direct light.

Application was lovely. The consistency of A Warm Bright Flame is fluid, dense and smooth with a medium viscosity and a full-bodied, velvety, self-leveling glide over the nail. Pigmentation is excellent, nearly a one-coater but use two to make the most of the color and components. Cleanup is straightforward with a skosh of pigment travel but little to no residual staining. A Warm Bright Flame dries naturally in good time to a smooth, shiny finish. Topcoat accentuates the presence and effects of the shimmers.

Photos show two coats of A Warm Bright Flame over treatment and basecoat with a topcoat of Seche Vite.


Great Lakes Lacquer A Warm, Bright Flame


Great Lakes Lacquer A Warm, Bright Flame


Great Lakes Lacquer A Warm, Bright Flame


Great Lakes Lacquer A Warm, Bright Flame


Great Lakes Lacquer A Warm, Bright Flame


Great Lakes Lacquer A Warm, Bright Flame


Great Lakes Lacquer A Warm, Bright Flame


Great Lakes Lacquer A Warm, Bright Flame

I am thrilled with this polish! The color is just glorious -- deep, lush and dramatic -- and the twinkling shimmers are the perfect accompaniment and give the polish a bright magenta flash. I love the subtlety of the holo in this, the delicate scattered sparkle is like a diaphanous twinkling prismatic veil, so classy!

xo,
Liz

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