Sunday, August 26, 2012

Lilacquer Polishes Fifth Element Collection Swatches & Review!

Hey guys!! I have a pretty new (to me anyway!) indie brand to show you today!

The Lilacquer Fifth Element Collection! *Squee*
First I have to start off by saying I LOVE this movie! I think it is an amazing movie for polish inspiration!

This post will be a bit picture heavy, but I did my best to narrow it.
Also if you could please forgive my cuticles! They are very dry and unruly lately. I am coming off of my Synthroid for my Hashimoto's and my skin is severely suffering from it.
I did three finger photos my pinky nail was painfully short, and plus there are a bunch of polishes :)

Okay-enough of the chit chat! 
From L-R: To Protect Love, Leeloo Multipass, Roo-Bee Rhod!, Fhlostan Paradise, Supreme Being, The Diva Plavalaguna, Super Green, & Zorg industries!
From L-R: To Protect Love, Leeloo Multipass, Roo-Bee Rhod!, Fhlostan Paradise, Supreme Being, The Diva Plavalaguna, Super Green, & Zorg industries!
To Protect Love-Peach jelly with lime green shimmer.
The formula on this polish was a little thick. Not stringy or bad thick, but with a drop of thinner it could be even easier to work with. Three coats for full opacity.
I used four in these photos because I'm a dork and I dinged one.
I love the shimmer in this polish. So unexpected color-wise very unique.

Leeloo Multipass-Orange jelly with pink shimmer.
Man what a pain for me to capture color wise! My mind instantly thought of creamsicles & sherbet!
A really beautiful color. The shimmer is much more noticeable in person.
Three coats for full opacity.
Roo-bee Rhod!-A pinky coppery burnt orange with a slight green shift. 
Such a cool shade! It looked much better with my skin tone than I expected it to! I actually really love this.
I used three thin coats, but I really think if you did them a bit thicker you could get away with two.
Fhlostan Paradise-a gorgeous magenta pink with silver shimmer/sheen.
The formula was a little thicker but not so much as To Protect Love.
 It was easy to apply. Two coats for full opacity.
Supreme Being-Cornflower blue with pink shimmer and a slight pink duochrome.
The shimmer in Supreme Being is just gorgeous! I really love this.
The formula was perfect and it required two coats for full opacity.
The Diva Plavalaguna-Dark teal with green duo.
This just might be my favorite! The pictures don't do it justice.
Just a stunner to me. The duo effect didn't pick up well int he photos but is much more noticeable in person.
Three coats, great formula- BUY IT!
*I also did a wear test on this polish and the results are below*
Super Green-Almost metallic acid green with the *slightest* orange duo.
Again this does NOT do justice! Another pick of mine. I wore it for days and stared at my nails a lot!
Simple but so eye catching.
Three coats for full opacity. Amazing formula, it glided on effortlessly.
Zorg Industries-a murky gray jelly with a subtle green to blue shift.
This color is very cool, I really like it but I wish it looked better on me.
I'm going to stamp over this puppy when I get a chance :D
Three coats for full opacity. So worth it.

Okay I know what you are thinking-So many coats!
BUT before you go off and click to close this window these are meant to be Duochrome TOPCOATS.
I swatched them alone. So really keep that in mind!
Personally I like them on their own, but since I have mini's I will be layering these so I don't want to use  more than I need to!
When you purchase them you get full sized bottles, the mini's were for review purposes only.
The results of the wear test I did were amazing. And I want you to know that I had no intention of doing the wear test the was I ended up doing it.
I was wearing The Diva Plavaguna for swatches. I didn't even use basecoat before hand, I just loved it too much to take it off! I applied topcoat (SV) the day I applied the polish and not again afterwards to see how it would do! It lasted FIVE yes 5 days before I got a small chip on the corner of my ring finger nail. I was SO impressed, I mean five days with zero basecoat? Plus no smurf stains! Really surpassed my expectations.

The Pros
  • Seriously Unique Shades! Not your typical glitter bombs. (Not that I don't love those.)
  • Amazing wear time! 
  • Very good formulas! With the exception of To Protect Love being a bit tricky.
The Cons
  • It's pretty important for the coats to dry fully in between, especially with the thicker formulas. If you are impatient and apply the next coat before the other is completely dry it could cause some pulling.
    But they do dry pretty fast.
  • Some are a bit brushstrokey. Nothing bothersome to me but I know some people hate that!
  • They are labeled duo chromes, I'm not sure I would agree that they all are. But they are all gorgeous.

I hope that this was helpful for you all! And if these aren't your bag still check out what Lilacquer has to offer! She has other polishes out that are gorgeous! I am especially in love with her new Science collection!

Lilacquers are full size 15mL bottles and sell for $9.00 each.
Visit her Etsy shop HERE, and find her on Facebook HERE!

I really hope everyone is having a particularly swell Sunday :)
-Sarah <3

P.S.-A note for my fellow Whovians! Be prepared for some nail art next week! I am very proud of it and I know that the blog has been lacking it lately :) Keep an eye out!

*The products in this post were sent to me for the purpose of a 100% honest unbiased review.* 


  1. These are super pretty. I especially love the pink and blues. I bet they look amazing over black!

    Also, I'm looking forward to your Doctor Who nail art! I can't wait til the show comes back next Saturday!

  2. I loved Supreme Being! As a matter of fact, I just bought it!
    Thanks for the great swatches!

  3. Love the shimmery texture specially Zorg Industries its look unique


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