Grown-up glitter and ultra-shimmer. That's what the spanking new Essie Luxeffects topcoats deliver. Shimmer, opalescence, iridescence and glitter in sheer, shiny lacquer that you can wear alone or layer over your current colour obsession, whatever it may be -- they're topcoats that keep on giving.
Available in As Gold as it Gets (gold shimmer and paillettes), Shine of The Times (opalescent and iridescent gold shimmer and paillettes), A Cut Above (glitzy metallic pink paillettes), Set in Stones (silver paillettes) and Pure Pearlfection (opalescent white shimmer), the set joins the Essie core collection officially in mid-January. Look for it in salons in December, just in time for the New Year's crowd.
Here, Beautygeek Liza Herz wears OPI Vampsterdam topped with Essie Luxeffects topcoat in Pure Pearlfection.
Essie Resort 2012 (from left): She's Picture Perfect (iridescent lilac), Sure Shot (shimmering berry), No More Film (deep violet blue) and Pink-A-Boo (shimmering pink).
And the juicy shades of Essie Spring 2012, a collection called A Spring to Invest In.
From top left: Navigate Her (fresh new green), A Crewed Interest (peach),Â To Buy or Not to Buy (pale lilac shimmer), Tour de Finance (shimmery, metallic-esque fuchsia), OlÃ© Caliente (fruity scarlet), and Orange, It's Obvious (tangy orange). I can't lie: Orange, It's Obvious and I have been flirting outrageously.
And that's not all -- it's Essie's 30th Anniversary, and for this display, founder and global creative director Essie Weingarten has selected her 30 favourites out of all her collections since 1981. Check out the colour timeline here.
Of note: in January, the more-widely-available 54 shades at mass retailers will be updated to include Smokin' Hot...
...and Lilacism, which are, at the moment salon-exclusive. The two shades hit the top 30 most popular salon colours, so the company wants to make them easier for you to access.
What's your favourite Essie polish colour?
Essie nail polish, $9.99 each, is available via salons; a 54-shade range is available at Shoppers Drug Mart. Essie.com for more info.