Hallo, friends! Here it is! Your Essie Spring 2017 Comparison Swatch post - for everything except B’aha Moment. Why no B’aha Moment? Well, uh… because my red sticks seem to have multiplied and they’re all over the place and they desperately require sorting and I’m far too lazy to sort that many millions and jillions of red sticks. #TrueStory.
Essie Backseat Besties comparison swatches (above). Huh. I really thought I’d have more perfect dupes for this but in actual fact, only the Essie Gel Couture Haute to Trot and the OPI Look At My Bow are 99% matches.
Lots of you asked about these specific shades in the comment section of the Essie Spring 2017 Swatch & Review post, so here they are! I’ve included everything I have on hand and I’ve actually ordered a couple more to compare, but they’re not here yet. As soon as they come in, I’ll add the sticks.
Essie Excuse Me, Sur comparison swatches (above). That’s it. That’s the closest I have with a couple things you wanted to see thrown in. I have zero perfect dupes for this. Zero.
Essie Designated DJ comparison swatches (above). Huzzah! OPI Kerry Blossom is a near-perfect match! The CND Naughty or Nice is too! Essie In The Lobby? Hmm…
Essie Designated DJ comparison swatches (above). I’m trying to get you closer here to show you that In the Lobby is more of a red maroon than the plum maroon of Designated DJ but in real life, from arm’s length (in 2 coats), they’re still awfully close. Not perfect dupes, but close enough that I think if you have one, you don’t need the other. If you’re using only 1 coat, yeah, you’ll totally see the difference.
Oh! I gotta let you know the comparison sticks are not accurate representations of the shades. Shooting against a white background without a light box is tricky business. But, if you’re using this simply as a comparison guide, it’ll 100% get the job done.
Essie On The Roadie comparison swatches (above). Well, well! Will you look at that! It’s a brand new kind of green for The Archives!
Essie All The Wave comparison swatches (above). Once again, this blue was a nightmare to shoot colour-correct, but there you are – if you’ve got OPI Dating a Royal or the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Beatnik, you’re good to go.
And finally, a quick word to image lifters (you know who you are): It’s depressing to see our work copied, then posted in forums, on polish sale sites, on FB, or on your own personal weblog with no links back to our pages. To you, it’s not a big deal. To us, it’s both livelihood and copyright infringement. We don’t steal your personal images and use them without credit – we expect the same courtesy from you. (Ugh. I hated that I feel forced to write that).
Here's your comparison swatch slideshow (above). It's zoomy and hopefully that'll help!
See ya’ll soon!