Thursday, January 17, 2013

Look Mauvelous with Winter Dusk and Midnight Kiss by étoile

Following the Winter Central Park collection, New York City based nail polish company étoile has released two new polishes infused with real diamond dust: Winter Dusk and Midnight Kiss.

The holidays may be over, but who says the sparkle of the season has to fade? Make your New Year mauvelous with two variations on one stunning shade: Midnight Kiss is a soft cozy mauve and Winter Dusk is a darker, brownish mauve, both infused with our signature ingredient - genuine diamond dust.

Winter Dusk

Winter Dusk is a brownish purple mauve that is SO richly pigmented that it's almost a one-coater. If you were in an "I only have time for one coat" pinch, you could put on one coat of Winter Dusk & top coat and be satisfied. Even though the color is deep and opaque, the diamond dust shimmer still shows through. The formula felt a little thick so I recommend allowing for a little extra drying time between coats to be safe. Winter Dusk dries a touch darker on the nails than it appears in the bottle and is more brown/less red than other mauves in my collection. If khaki purple was a term (is it?), Winter Dusk would be it.

Midnight Kiss

Midnight Kiss is a subtle pinky nude and a paler, less saturated variation of Winter Dusk. With my coloring, this polish looks quite neutral. The formula of Midnight Kiss is thick (not quite as thick as Winter Dusk) and is also just about a one-coater. This is a really lovely and different hue for a neutral polish!

You can see the shimmer in these bottle shots. While it doesn't transfer to the nail quite as intensely, you can better see how the diamond dust adds a glistening effect.

Winter Dusk and Midnight Kiss are lovely additions to étoile's line up. While most of étoile's polishes are light and conservative, I hope to see more deep and rich colors like Winter Dusk in the future!

étoile polishes retail for $18, but you can purchase both Winter Dusk and Midnight Kiss for just $26. étoile polishes are formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) free, and made in the USA. Shop online:

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  1. I just love Midnight Kiss! It's such a gorgeous neutral!

  2. Oh my gosh! These are super pretty! Never heard of this brand before!

    1. They are new-ish to the scene, and I think we'll be seeing more and more from them!

  3. Oooh I LOVE Midnight Kiss! Such a beautiful neutral with a twist. Looks amazing with your skin tone.

    1. It's different, isn't it? I really didn't expect it to be as neutral looking from the bottle!

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    1. They're really different shades, especially Midnight Kiss! Diamonds are the new neutral? LOL!