Monday, July 30, 2012

Lilacquer Polishes: The Fifth Element Collection Part II - Review, Pictures, Swatches

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 This is PART 2 of my post for Lilacquer Polishes The Fifth Element collection.  To read Part 1, click HERE!

When I was contacted by Lilacquer Polishes to review the new Fifth Element collection I JUMPED at the chance. 1) Because I LOVE The Fifth Element movie.  It's one of the best movies EVER!  A great cast: Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, and Milla Jovovich. A Great Director/Writer: Luc Besson. A GREAT Costume Designer: Jean-Paul Gaultier. How could anyone NOT like this movie? (That's a rhetorical question, I don't need your reviews of this movie in the comments section.)  and 2) Because I am addicted to duochrome polishes!!!  Seriously. I love them more than any other polish ever. More than HOLOS!!!.  

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Lilacquer Polishes is an independent brand. AKA Indie Brand, and unlike a lot of indie brands, Cathleen, the owner of Lilacquer, specializes in duochrome polishes.  Everything she releases has duochrome pigments in them.  This is her second collection, and it's significantly different from the first.  Her first release was a set of sheer polishes only for layering, this second release is able to be opaque on their own in two to three coats.  The Fifth Element collection shows duochrome on their own, albeit more subtle, and they flash a very nice duochrome when worn as one coat over a black creme.

Shall we take a peek at the 2nd set of polishes?


Supreme Being


Supreme Being is what Milla Jovovich is in this movie. She is sent from "the gods" to save the planet. She is referred to as The Supreme Being.  The nail polish with the same name is a delicate cornflower blue shimmer with slight hints of soft pink duochrome.  This pretty color is opaque with three coats or two thick coats.  The formula was fluid and neither too thin nor too thick.


The Diva Plavalaguna


The Diva Plavalaguna is described as a "deep blackened blue shimmer that morphs to an aqua green" but I found it a nice summery teal. The duochrome is not as apparent in this shade but it still is stunning.  Named after the strange alien that Leeloo must contact to save the world.  If you have time, do a youtube search for the Diva Plavalaguna aria. It's amazing! This pretty polish is opaque in two coats.  It has a good formula and applies well.

Super Green

Super Green is a slang term that Ruby Rod uses in the movie. It means Things are cool or awesome.  This polish is a lime green with a green shimmer with slight flashes of orange.  It looks incredible over a green polish or black.  It is shown here with 2 coats. The formula was super green! It was fluid and applied nicely.


Zorg Industries


Zorg Industries.  I saved the best for last! Zorg played by Gary Oldman is an arms dealer and he's incredibly quirky. He too wants to get at the prize that the Diva Plavalaguna has but has much more nefarious reasons.  I think Lilacquers really achieved the perfect color befitting a shade called Zorg Industries.  Zorg's costume in the movie, designed by the infamous and avant-garde, Jean-Paul Gaultier, is in itself a duochrome color. The shirt flashes from grey to green to pink to teal and this polish named after the characters business does the same.  

This was my most favorite color out of the entire collection.  This colors also received the most compliments when I wore it..  If applied over a grey polish like Essie Chinchilly or Nubar Barricade or Citadel this murky gray jelly will really flash that great green and blue duochrome. The formula on this one was slightly thicker than the others but not as thick as To Protect Love, which was mentioned in my other post.

My wear time with these polishes was excellent.  Applied over my Dermelect Cosmeceuticals MAKEOVER Ridge Filler base coat and sealed with my trusty CND Air Dry Top Coat I got about 4  to 5 days wear without any chips. I experienced only minimal tip wear (But I type a lot and I blame my keyboard). 

I am very happy to see a great indie polish creator make a polish without chunky glitters.  I still love my indie glitters but I think the market is flooded and my nails can't handle the Foil Method Removal all the time.  I think it's great that Lilacquer Polishes has managed to produce something very different from what is on the market at this time. 

Do You NEED these?  YES!  If you are a duochrome junkie like me, you NEED these. A 15 ml bottle retails for $9 on the Lilacquer Polishes etsy store.  You can follow Lilacquer on Facebook for information, updates, restocks, and other information.  The owner is very nice and I think you will be satisfied with any purchase you make from her.

Check out my 1st review of 4 MORE colors from The Fifth Element Collection HERE!

10 comments:

  1. Nerd point - the aria mentioned is the Mad Scene from Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti

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    1. Nerd Point Granted. That's extra credit!!!

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  2. Oh wow, need these!! And considering I love this movie and am obsessed with Gary Oldman, I'm pretty much sold!

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  3. The Fifth Element was a great movie. It's been years since I've watched it. I think I'll have to watch it this week. The nail polishes look nice. Most of the colors I wouldn't wear on a regular basis, but would be fun to colors to use when i want to change it up.

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  4. Zorg Industries ftw! That's one awesome-looking nail polish, I love it.

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  5. The Fifth Element is one of my fav movies I really want that nail polish now!

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  6. LOVE that movie. And that teal shade will be mine!

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  7. OMG I freaking LOVE this movie! It's so awesome and I have seen it more times than I care to admit :P Trust me when I say it's a LOT though...

    These colors go perfectly with the theme too--very fun and bright and pretty! :D

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