Wheee! I got your swatches and review of the upcoming Essie Fall 2017 collection! Let’s not waste time talkin’. Let’s just get to lookin’ at this 90’s-inspired bunch of shades and then we'll chat, yes?
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essie fall 2017 swatches & review
You know I always start with the lightest shades, right? And what’s the lightest shade? It’s usually the most difficult one for me to get on evenly, and it’s totally not indicative of the whole collection. Stick with me, yes? It gets better!
Essie Mixtaupe – Essie Fall 2017 Collection (above). Essie calls this “a warm ivory with a dash of pink,” and that’s exactly what it is. Me? I call it a pain in the ass. But wait – that might just be me: when combined with this skinny brush, this kind of plasticized Essie formula gives me trouble. I used 2 massive coats, and while you can’t see the teeny, tiny little pin-prick bubbles from your side of the screen, I ended up with tiny little pin-prick bubbles because I just couldn’t get this on my nails thinly or evenly. For your enjoyment, there’s also a fuzzy stuck to my ring finger. Yay!
Essie Saved By The Belle – Essie Fall 2017 Collection (above). This is my second try with this “light baby pink with a subtle blue undertone.” The first go was anger-vating so I took it off, resisted throwing the bottle out the window, and tried again the next day. Day 2 was magic! The brush was still skinny, but somehow I managed to work the polish perfectly. Aside from a sidewall issue on my middle finger, it came out lookin’ hugely neat and tidy in 2 coats.
Essie Knee-High Life – Essie Fall 2017 Collection (above). That’s 2 coats to get you to this saturated berry red (or “deep wine red with purple undertones”), and it went on splendidly.
See? You’ll want to be careful on removal though – no twisties or it’ll get your cuticles and sidewalls.
Essie As If! – Essie Fall 2017 Collection (above). Huh. I don’t have any notes for this and that usually means the formula and application were both dreamy in 2. The Essie shade description? “Powdery periwinkle blue with a hint of red." Ppfft. I’ll simply describe it as “Amazeballz for Fall”.
Essie Girly Grunge – Essie Fall 2017 Collection (above). Oooh! It’s a “soft silvery metallic with a light purple shine.” That’s 2 coats, and the brushstrokes don’t dry all the way down, but hey, it’s the 90’s, right? I don’t see grunge when I look at this. I see a bright silvery purple that gives me big fat heart eyes. Use quick strokes, as straight as you can – don’t wobble like I did on my pinky.
Essie Dressed to the Nineties – Essie Fall 2017 (above). And lastly, this mysterious thing! Essie describes it as “dark purple with a blue-green shimmer,” and under most of the lighting conditions I took it into, it looked exactly like this. It’s dark with a little sumthin’-sumthin’. The first coat went on very plumtastically purple and the second took it almost to a blackened plum navy. You’ll need 2 coats unless you’re really looking for that impression of urban grunge.
Essie Dressed to the Nineties (with a side of salad – above). On a bed of grass, you can really see what she’s all about! Dark and mysterious and shimmery, she might be the winner of all the Essie Fall 2017 things – you decide!
That there wraps up your look at the upcoming 6-shades of Essie Fall 2017. Launch date (ha, I typed lunch there by accident! – hungry, much?) here in Canada is September 5 and at that time, I’m a billion% sure you’ll be able to find this at amazon.ca, amazon.com, ulta.com, tradesecrets.ca, sparklecanada.com and a whole bunch of other places online or in-store.
Oh yeah! There’s the shade story! I’m an 80’s kid, so this theme doesn’t resonate much with me. If you’re a 90’s teen, does it speak to your nail-polish heart? Huh?
Chat soon, friends!