Lookit! It’s new Essie Gel Couture for January 2018 and I made you swatches! Here in Canada it’s a 4-shade collection called the Essie Enchanted Collection. But wait, already available from amazon.com in the US, these same 4 shades are part of the 6-shade Essie Spellbound Gel Couture Collection.
Why the differences in collections? I dunno. All I know is that if I think about it for too long, it starts to irritate me, so I just stop thinking about it. Let’s look at the 4 shades we lucky Canadians do get, huh?
essie spellbound / enchanted gel couture swatches
Essie Matter of Fiction – Enchanted/Spellbound Collection 2018 (above). That’s 2 coats of the best pale, soft pink that Essie has ever made. Like, ever. It’s a tiny bit sheer in 2 but I think that’s all that’s called for. If the brush had been as perfect as the formula, I’d give it a 10/10. Instead, it gets a solid 9.
Essie Princess Charming – Enchanted/Spellbound Collection 2018 (above). My notes here say “2 coats. Dear Essie, paddle brushes in all the things, please!”
Essie Once Upon a Time – Enchanted/Spellbound Collection 2018 (above). It’s like I decided to make my notes as if I was talking to Essie and not to you – ha, that’s funny! What did I write? “Oh Essie, you’ve nailed it! For realz – nailed it!! 2 coats”.
Essie Good Knight – Enchanted/Spellbound Collection 2018 (above). And then there’s this. It’s 3 coats to crush all the patchy, but if shades like these are your jam, they’re 3 easy coats. Just be sure to let it set up before doing each successive coat so you’ll have less trouble with balding.
Essie Kisses & Bises over Essie Good Knight (above). Ermahgerd! The notes? “Unhhh. That is all.”
So I guess that’s all! I wish I could show you the 2 other shades that they'll get in the US (because I know that many of you read Beautygeeks on the borderless World Wide Web from there), but I can’t. What I can do, is direct you to amazon.com where all 6 shades of the Essie Spellbound Gel Couture Collection are already currently available.
Here in Canada, you can’t get the 4-shade Essie Enchanted Collection yet; we gotta wait 'til next year. That sounds worse than it is though ‘cause 2018 is only a month away! Yay!!!
P.S. In case you missed it, here's our video on all the geeky details about Essie Gel Couture, about how it the formula is designed to work plus application tips from Essie's Global Lead Educator Rita Remark.