Tristam is a dark blue polish with subtle sliver flecks, which make it glimmer and shimmer like a starry night! I have used three coats in all of these pictures, although you could get away with two and it would still be beautifully opaque.
Application, as with Guinevere which I reviewed here, is great and the polish flows easily onto the nail – no thick and gloopy polish here!
I have done a quick comparison with a couple of other blues in my collection and Tristam appears to be unique. 17 Magnetized polish in Blue is more of a petrol blue, less glossy, much duller and looks almost matte in the swatch. Essie Smooth Sailing is noticeably a lot lighter, although it does have a subtle shimmer present.
The only negative aspect I could find about this polish is that it does chip easily on me within a couple of days. However I tend not to wear a top coat as I change my nail polish often, and I would imagine that a reliable top coat would rectify this.
Aside from the issues with chipping, this polish was gorgeous and it is very unique. I loved how the shimmer was smooth and not gritty, producing a shiny finish, and it was very easy to remove. Following my experience with both Tristam and Guinevere, I now have my eye on a couple of the polishes from the new Legend collection to add to my stash!
Price - £9
Where to Buy – A-England