Hey there world!
Off to a late start this morning, but all is well because I have Essie’s new collection for you called The Art of Spring.
So when I first saw promo pics of this I was rather unimpressed. The only one that caught my eye was Lilacism, I thought the rest looked like very boring colors. I am happy to say I actually really liked a few of them more than I thought I would.
The formula on these was all over the place. They went from sheer to thick and streaky to perfect like butter. More details below.
Pop Art Pink is a very pale milky white pink. This was extremely sheer and I needed three coats. Also it’s a bit runny, so wait 3 minutes at least in between coats or it will get weird on you. I like this one actually, but feel I’ve seen it before from Essie.
Neo Whimsical is a pink with the slightest hint of lavender in it. This one was thick and a bit streaky as you can probably see. This is a really pretty pink, but again I feel like I already have it. This was three coats.
Lilacism is a lilac creme. This is just as gorgeous as I had hoped it would be, though the application wasn’t the best. It was on the thick and streaky side as well. This was three coats.
Van D’Go is a pale melon creme. This wound up being one of the ones I liked more on me than in the bottle. The formula wasn’t the best though. This was also thick and streaky and you can see I didn’t wait long enough in-between coats because on my middle finger I have a bit of a glob. This was a color I am willing to work with though. This was three coats.
Tart Deco is a light coral creme. I wound up really liking this one on me as well. It’s funny how in a lot of the spring collection this year, the peach and coral colors are some of my favorite ones, who knew! Anyway this wasn’t as thick and streaky as Van D’Go, though I still used three coats.
Red Nouveau is a bright true red creme. This formula was the one that was like butter. It practically applied itself! SO nice, but the color isn’t “all that” for me. I mean don’t get me wrong, I love a good red, which this is, but I have a lot like this, so it’s not particularly unique for me. This was two coats.
Overall I was happier with this collection than I thought I would be. I feel the ones that are truly unique are Lilacism, Van D’Go and Tart Deco.
These will be available this month and retail for $8.00.
What say you? What do you think about my new “gallery” view? I think it’s kind of cool to see all the colors side by side so you can compare a little easier. 🙂