Hiya! Tonight I bring you a massive post, but believe me, it is totally worth it. I was sent a collaboration collection by Celestial Cosmetics and Loki’s Lacquer called Avenge the Earth, which is inspired by the latest Avengers movie (Avengers: Age of Ultron). I totally see the inspiration throughout this whole collection and as a lover of Avengers and Marvel I really do think this collection has done the latest film justice. Let’s check it out!
NEVER MISS A SHOT
So I figured I would start with my favourite: Never Miss A Shot. Wowza. This is a gorgeous deep navy linear holo that is striking in person. Inspired by Hawkeye, what you see here is two coats with a top coat of Seche. It is meant to lean more of a blackened purple, but for me it was definitely navy all the way. However, I could see the purple tint in the bottle as I was applying it so maybe it depends on your skintone? It had a sightly thick consistency, but nothing careful application couldn’t fix. This is just beautiful to me.
You guys! It’s a creme. By an indie. I am so happy this was included, it really has broken the whole collection up and taken it to an everyday wearable level. What you see is two easy, buttery coats with a top coat of Seche. Inspired by (you guessed it) the Incredible Hulk, this I think is best described as an acid/army green creme. Whatever you think, I can see a lot of nail art with it though! A totally non-offensive green anyone can wear (and I’m not a green polish fan).
YOU’RE ALL PUPPETS
This is a gorgeous delicate polish inspired by the villan Ultron. This had a slightly watery formula but it built up nicely in two coats (topped with Seche). I would describe this as a silver shimmer with red and iridescent glitter highlights. Up close, you can see some slight brush strokes, but nothing offensive to the eye.
ON YOUR LEFT
Everyone I showed this to instantly saw it was inspired by Captain America. A bright blue linear holo, this has a stronger holo effect than what my pictures show. What you see is two coats with a top coat of Seche. This had a better consistency than Never Miss A Shot.
Mjolnir is an impressive glitter topper with an excellent glitter payoff. In my swatches above, what you see is one coat over (from my thumb) Never Miss A Shot, my natural nail, Smash, You’re All Puppets and On Your Left (topped with Seche). It’s full of red, blue and silver glitters in different sizes, with some silver shards that I think are a great touch. I just applied one coat and I thought that had great coverage, but if you’re looking for more coverage you could use the dab and spread method. This is inspired by Thor, which I think is perfect.
NOTHING LASTS FOREVER
This is a dramatic polish inspired by the character Black Widow. It’s a black jelly base filled with sparkly red glitter. I’ve applied three coats with Seche as top coat. I found before I added top coat it dried gritty so you will need a good thick top coat to smooth it out. While it’s a sheer polish it really does build up to a nice depth relatively easy.
Lightning Fast applies very easy and is very wearable. Inspired by the character Quicksilver, what you see is two coats plus a top coat of Seche. I would describe this as a blue-ish grey crelly with blue, navy and silver glitter, as well as silver shimmer. I can’t believe just two coats produce this effect!
Hulk Buster is better on the nail than in the bottle I think. Inspired by Iron Man, this is a deep orange with a hint of gold (you may call it a duochrome but the effect is only subtle). It has gold microglitter, which adds to its depth. What you see is two coats with a top coat of Seche. If you applied this neatly, I reckon it could be a one-coater, but I had to do two coats just in case. I found there were some visible brush strokes, but like You’re All Puppets it was nothing offensive. Overall, this has some lovely pink undertones that I’m totally loving.
Finally, we have Kneel. Inspired by the character Loki, this is a lovely deep green linear holo with gold flakies and gold dot glitter. I applied two coats with a top coat of Seche with no problem. I’ve never tried a holo with glitter before, and I was a bit worried whether the glitter would lay flat, but on the nail I found it to be very smooth and no fishing for glitter required (phew!). It looks like there is a lot of glitter in the bottle, but it’s not overwhelming on the nail when you apply it. Kneel is free when the whole Avenge the Earth Collection is purchased. How’s that for a deal?
- Where to buy: Celestial Cosmetics
- Cost: Individual polishes range from AU$9 to AU$12
- Volume: 12ml
- Coats to opacity: See the individual polish descriptions above
The Avenge The Earth Collection will be available from May 1. During its first week the collection will be available for AU$76.50 (a discount of 10%) and after its first week the collection will be available at its normal price of AU$85. Kneel is free when you purchase the whole collection, but you can buy polishes individually. EDIT: Kneel is now free if you purchase four polishes from the collection! How awesome is that? (While stocks last).
Phew! That was a lot but I think you’ll agree it was worth it. What do you think of this collection? What is your favourite? Thanks for reading!