Thursday, 5 December 2013

Iconic Effect Swatches & Review

Hello folks! I have two more Iconic Effect polishes to show you today. They are both holographic duochromes, and will be released very soon (along with the other from the same range, "Astral Plane", which you can see in this post).

"Northern Lights".

Two coats over a black base.

Northern Lights is a deep indigo blue which shifts through purple to pink and even copper at an oblique angle. The holographic finish is softly linear, bordering on scattered. This is similar to "Astral Plane" (which I mentioned at the start of this post) but the "base" colour in this has no green to it, whereas Astral Plane is more of a teal green/blue. 


"Puff The Magic Dragon"

Two coats over a black base.

Puff The Magic Dragon is a greeny bronze shade which shifts through to green and on to teal at a very oblique angle. The holographic effect is, again, softly linear, but more vivid than "Northern Lights".


These polishes, as with many duochromes, are sheer, so all swatches show two coats over a black base, to provide the opacity I prefer and really allow the duochrome shift to stand out. It is of course up to you how you wear them though. 

For comparison, here is a shot of all three holo chrome bottles, l-r Astral Plane (swatches in this post), Northern Lights, Puff The Magic Dragon:

These polishes will be available from Iconic Effect's Etsy store soon. You can keep up with news and new releases on their Facebook page.

Thanks for reading, and come back again soon! x

**Products provided for honest, unbiased review**


  1. wow - gorgeous swatches Anna! I had to order a couple of these; I just couldn't help myself!

    1. Thank you very much! Really pleased you got your order in! Which did you go for? :) xx

    2. Astral Plane and Northern Lights - just waiting for Astral Plane to dry now!