~ Sheik, character in Zelda Ocarina of Time
Eponymous Princess is the first non top coat polish in the Legend of Zelda Collection. Before I get to the description and whatnot I have to give major props for the awesome name. Epona was by far my favorite character (well, ok, horse). Inspired by Princess Zelda, this is a light pink shimmer polish. When I first saw it in the bottle I was curious as to how it would look on me because I am fairly picky when it comes to pink polishes. However, I loved it once it was on! It’s a soft shade, and very sweet. Work appropriate but could easily be transitioned to a night out. Formula was extremely smooth – only took two coats for complete coverage which was unexpected since it is a fairly light shade.
Companion Fairy is a sparkle top coat that shifts color. Starlight Polish describes it as “shift[ing] through turquoise, blue, teal, and cool green”. The green is dominant in indoor lighting, but I was unable to get it to photograph. In direct lighting and sunlight, this is a brilliant bright turquoise. Definitely an eye catcher! I used it over a black base coat, with one coat achieving optimum opacity. Something I love about these top coats is that the effect is bold but only requires a single coat, so a full sized bottle can last a very long time. Score!
For both of the above swatches I used Starlight Polish’s fast dry top coat Crystal. Crystal is big 3 free, and camphor free. It dries a bit slower than Seche Vite (honestly though, I have yet to find a fast dry top coat that dries faster than SV) – I’d put the dry time on par with Out the Door (quicker than the average mainstream fast dry top coats but not as quick as SV). My favorite thing about this top coat is that it doesn’t cause shrinkage! When I first got it I immediately tried it over a Zoya polish, which is the one brand I have had issues with the polish shrinking after applying Seche Vite. I was extremely pleased to find that it worked great! Not a single sign of shrinkage – booyah! It also is highly light reflective when dry, so it leaves a high gloss finish similar to SV. Whenever possible I like to use the same brand of base/top coat as the polish I am using so I am thrilled to have a top coat for all my lovely Starlight Polishes!
You can purchase Starlight Polish via their Etsy shop. Prices vary by collection.
* The product featured in this review was sent to me for review and PR purposes.