Hello fellow polish fiends! Lookit! It’s your Essie Bridal 2017 Gel Couture Swatches & Review, and it's Essie's first-ever bridal designer collaboration, too, with Monique Lhuillier.
It all has that fab “Yessie” (because Yes, Essie!) brush that I love! Wider, flatter, and with a twisted wand, the Gel Couture brush takes seconds off my application time. Anything that gives me speedy, precise application just makes my day. Let's look at bridal! Wheeee!!!!
essie bridal 2017 collection swatches & review
Essie Dress Is More (above). I wanted this to be do-able in 1 coat, but for me it wasn’t. It’s milky and patchy in 1, so I did 2. And 2 was still a bit uneven so that there swatch is 3.
Essie Lace To The Altar over Dress Is More (above). That’s one coat of Lace to the Altar over 2 coats of Dress Is More, and while it’s still sheer, it’s a pretty kind of sheer that looks purposeful instead of just unfinished.
Essie Lace To The Altar over Dress Is More (above). Same mani just with a little different light so maybe you can see the little flash of blue? Maybe?
Essie Blush-Worthy (above). Again, I had some milky sorta streaks happen in the first coat so this is 2. I’m really diggin’ the little golden flecks in there and the sheerness again seems like it should be that way. Could I build it to opaque? Sure, but why would I? It’s perfect in 2.
Essie Sage You Love Me (above). Okay, yes. Weird choice for a bridal shade, but it’ll totally pick up all those lovely floral accents from your special day. Oh! 2 coats! Just 2!
Essie Lace To The Altar over Sage You Love Me (above). Mmm-hmm. I did that because I had a feeling it’d be stellar and it totally is! That’s 1 coat of that over 2 coats of the other.
Essie Lace To The Altar (above). I know you wanna see this thing by itself so here it is in 1 coat. Sheer. Very sheer. To me, it looks like it needs either building or undies. You’ve seen it with undies so now, let’s build!
Essie Lace To The Altar (above). There you go! That’s 3 coats. Do I still have visible nail lines? Sure but hey, it looks done. It looks right. It looks like I think it’s meant to look if you choose to go it alone.
Essie To Have & To Gold (above). Depending on your application, this'll be 2 or 3 coats. I did 2 and I’m good. If you do even thinner coats than I do, you’re gonna need 3. Here, with good-but-low light, she’s a shimmery rose gold that pulls a little lobster.
Essie To Have & To Gold (above). Here, with more light, she’s a brighter, less rosey-gold that doesn’t pull so much lobster. She’s pretty. I like her.
Essie Berry In Love (above). And lastly, this dusty raspberry. Ooooh… j’adore. I know you’re lookin’ at it and thinking “Bridal? Whaat?” but wait…
Essie Berry In Love (above). Yes. Bridal.
So there you go! It’s Essie Bridal 2017 in Gel Couture! I’m kind of a fan. In terms of a bridal collection, it might strike you as a little unusual, but to me hits all the notes. No matter what colour your dress is or how much sparkle you need, this 6-shade collection has your tips & toes covered.
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The Stuffs: Essie Bridal 2017 by Monique Lhuillier launches April 18, 2017. It’s gonna run you $13.99 CAD each and will be available from places like amazon.com, amazon.ca, ulta.com, sparklecanada.com, tradesecrets.ca and in-store too. For more info, visit essie.ca a little closer to launch date.