Um yeah, I am way late to the party on this collection, but am showing it anyway. 🙂
Essie’s new summer collection is made up of 6 new colors, and something you don’t really ever see from them…a GREEN polish! Now I know this is kind of mind blowing because we are so used to the fairly tame pinks, red and oranges with an occasional blue or dark vampy color tossed in. But I can’t remember a green from them ever, at least not in my nail polish collecting lifetime.
The formula on these was really quite good. Most were just two coats and I had no issues to speak of.
Miss Matched is a very pale ballerina pink. This is on the sheer side, but did even out pretty decently after three coats. It’s super shiny! I went into applying this thinking “boring”, but I totally changed my mind after the three coats. I really like it on me! I mean I don’t know when I would ever wear it, but if ever I am in a very conservative mood or want something nude & shiny I would totally wear this.
Knockout Pout is a bright flamingo pink creme. It almost looks neon here, but it’s not. It does tend to dry kind of matte, like a neon would also, but just add a top coat for a regular shiny look. This is a pretty, vivid color for summer and would make a great pedicure color. It’s on the thicker side, but not hard to apply. This was two coats.
Demure Vixen is a pale pink/mauve with subtle pink, purple, blue & gold shimmer. This was very thin and almost watery, but built up nicely after three coats. It’s really pretty but I don’t love how the color almost blends in with my hands. I wish it was darker or something; but it would look amazing on darker skin tones.
Haute As Hello is a bright peach/coral creme. I love it! It’s so pretty and I don’t have a lot of colors like it. This was a little thick, but not unmanageable. This one also has that almost matte effect when you don’t have a top coat on it. This was two coats.
Vermillionaire is a very bright red/orange creme. It’s very shiny and cheery, but probably not something I would normally reach for. I feel I have this color already. This was two coats.
Pretty Edgy is a vivid medium green creme. See, a green! From Essie! Ok yes that’s very unusual but moving on. I actually don’t love this green on me. I think it’s kind of boring and wish it was either darker or had more shimmer. It’s still pretty, but I have so many green polishes now, they need to be REALLY special to totally wow me. This was two coats, but could have been one more for better coverage.
I truly hope with the arrival of Pretty Edgy that this means Essie will come out with more “unusual” colors in the near future.
These should be available now wherever Essie products are sold in your area.
How are you feelin’ these? Are you excited about the green or think it’s not edgy enough for your blood?