Color Base: Elevation Polish El Cap (short for El capitan)
Base Coat: Butter London Foundation Base Coat
Top Coat: Dior Top Coat
Notes: I’ve had a heck of a time capturing the shimmer in this one. There is a ton of it. The base is a bright vivid blue. It’s packed with a lot of Violet micro shimmer. To me this color almost reads like Electric Lilac. In the first picture of me holding the bottle at an angle you can kind of see the shimmer but it’s much more pronounced in real life. This is two coats but I think in most cases 1 coat will work just fine. It dries to a near matte finish. It isn’t very shiny on it’s own. Adding top coat helps the shimmer pack more punch. It dries very quickly without the help of top coat so if you like the matte like finish it will make for a super quick mani change.
Color Inspiration:When you look at pictures of El Capitan. Blue with violet shimmer wouldn’t be most people’s thoughts. It’s slightly unexpected. Watching the movie that inspired the collection (180 degrees south) and going through some of my friends wife’s pictures of her climb of El cap. I noticed something. The sky is always bluer looking from the top and the way the the sun sets on that part of the world is beautiful. It has almost a violet cast to it. I knew I wanted to use that as my color inspiration.