It's been a little while, but I still have a few Color Club Halo Hues I haven't shown off yet--today's is Cosmic Fate, from the second batch...the second batch of what I hope will be many rounds of Halo Hues because I have been loving this entire release.
This is actually the third time I've worn Color Club Cosmic Fate. I like it, but I don't completely love it, so I wanted to give it a really fair shake before I decided what to write about this polish. An intriguing shade of orange that I ultimately decided to call "rusted pumpkin peach," Cosmic Fate--like all the other Halo Hues--flares gorgeously in direct light. Unlike the rest of the collection, though, in less direct light, the holo isn't as intense at all. I mean, don't get me wrong--it's still brighter than a lot of holo polishes I've seen. It's just much tamer than the rest of the Halo Hues family, actually looking like more of a shimmer than a holo unless the light was right.
(These pictures were taken in varying degrees of direct light to keep from being dark and dull, but in this second, only slightly darker pic, you can see the holo starting to calm down quite a bit.)
The holo may be less pronounced without brighter, direct light, but then again, the colour is so unique for a holo that I think fans of peach-y oranges will be very happy with Cosmic Fate! In some ways I think the shimmery, less intense holo actually goes well with the pumpkin-peach polish, so rather than call this one disappointing--because honestly, we're still taking about an impressively high base level of awesome with the whole of the Halo Hues collection--I'll just say that Cosmic Fate isn't one of my personal favourites, but I wouldn't be surprised in the least to hear that this has been a huge hit with peach polish fans.