Reverie Lacquer Nightfall

After a pair of bold and bright colors, I was in the mind for a more pastel palate cleanser, and a stroll through my shelf of palest purples brought this long neglected bottle to my attention.

Reverie Lacquer Nightfall
indoor, bright CF lighting
Reverie Lacquer has been retired & gone for well over a year now, but Nightfall made several best of lists the year it came out.  I have it listed as "stone purple" in my spreadsheet, so I know it was always a greyed out lavender, but looking at other folks' swatches around ye olde interwebs, I do believe mine has faded a touch.

Reverie Lacquer Nightfall
outdoor, direct bright sunlight
Nightfall is a fairly sheer crelly leaning toward jelly base that needed 3 coats for the opacity you see here.  There's a softly sparkling of holo, even more subtle and shimmery than what's typically found in a England's signature finish, and a healthy helping of beautiful aquamarine microflakies.

Reverie Lacquer Nightfall
indoor, window-filtered daylight
All of my pics here seem color and finish accurate to my eye, in that sometimes the color seemed to lean slightly more purple and sometimes it was grey with almost no hint of purple at all, and the flakies were more or less prominent depending on lighting.  It's not so much duochromatic or shifty, but it is a really beautiful modern "gravender" sort of neutral.

Reverie Lacquer Nightfall
indoor, CF lighting
Unfortunately, the jelly tendencies of the base did for me what jellies often do, which is wear super quickly.  Since it's a light neutral color, the edgewear wasn't at all obvious to the eye, but I am super sensitive to keeping my tips well wrapped, since I'm growing out that break from a few weeks ago.

Reverie Lacquer Nightfall
outdoor, direct bright sunlight
Rating:  3 out of 5 stars, but would be definitely more if the formula wore better for me.  The microflakes and subtle holo really punch this up to becoming one of my fave "neutral with a twist" sort of polishes.  Both elements are enough to keep my polish loving heart happy while being tastefully appropriate to conferences & meeting the director sort of work functions.

Where to buy:  sadly, Reverie Lacquer is out of business, so keep an eye out for destash treasures here and there.

~Michelle

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