Cirque Epoch: Here it looks forest green, but the duochrome becomes more apparent in different lights and angles.
Cirque Epoch is a forest green glass-fleck-ish polish, mostly, but it does have very lovely duochrome in the right lights. I get blue and purple from it. It's this flash of other colours that made me swoon for this polish. I had to work pretty darn hard to capture the duochrome, because the lighting and my camera just weren't cooperating with me. I have no idea how those other nail bloggers do it, but darn they are good.
Anyway, here's a shot of a bit of the duochrome - you can see the purple and blue on some of the nails at the sides. It also has a blackened look to it - in some dim indoor lights, it actually looks grey to me. One thing I also liked about it was the glowy, lit-from-within look it has.
Cirque Epoch: A forest green glass fleck that flashes blue and purple at some angles.
Application-wise, I didn't have much trouble with Epoch. Because the glitter flecks tend to settle at the bottom of the polish, you want to really give the bottle a good shake or roll before you apply. I also found it helpful to give it a shake every few nails or so, just to make sure that with the first coat I got some pigment out, not just the blackened grey base. When I did this shaking, I found that I could use 2 coats. Otherwise, you'd probably need three thin coats, which is what you see on my nails. Other than that, I didn't have any application issues at all. Generally, the Cirques I've had do have pretty good application and a nice thin texture.
Cirque Epoch: Predominantly forest green, with slight purple and blue duochrome.
Weartime was decent, I got maybe 4 days out of this polish, which is normal for me. Below was the best photo I could get of my nails that really showcases the duochrome in Epoch - you can see the polish going from green to blue on my nails. This is the view that I love best from Epoch - when it really lets you see its duochrome goodness! This is daytime light, near a window.
Cirque Epoch: Would you look at that lovely duochrome!
I guess my only quibble with Epoch is that I wish the duochrome wasn't so hard to capture on camera and also that under my office lighting, I didn't get that much of the duochrome, so I mostly saw the forest green fleck base (don't get me wrong, it's still a pretty colour, it's just that I LOVE duochromes). I think this showcases its lovely colour best under strong lighting, so maybe I should wear it another time when I'm going to actually be out in the sun more!