Hi! It’s me! Me and your Essie Winter 2018 collection swatches and review! I know, right? Exciting times!
essie winter 2018 swatches & review
The inspiration for this collection? This:
Essie Polar-izing – Winter 2018 (above). So what can’t you tell from the photo? You can’t tell that’s just 2 fast coats (with the new Essie paddle) and you can’t tell that the formula was amazeballs. This polish made me smile.
Essie Just the Way You Arctic – Winter 2018 (above). I did this in 2 coats but you might be able to do it in 1 just because the formula is nice and thick. It’s a very Essie shade – clean, simple, and sophisticated.
Essie Glow With the Flow – Winter 2018 (above). I fully expected to have to do many coats of this pretty flashy blue, but you know what? I didn’t. That’s 2 coats (+ top to pop the fleckies) and I’m pretty sure this polish just made mah day! It’s so pretty!
Essie Million Mile Hues – Winter 2018 (above). Oooh! Another quick 2 coats (man, I love this new Yessie brush so hard!). The green microflecks in here just make this shade reach out and punch you right in the eyeballz. In a good way. Don’t be scared. It doesn’t hurt.
Essie Hear Me Aurora – Winter 2018 (above). Can you do it in 1? Sure but you don’t get to the deep darkness that I got in 2. Did I mention the formulas on these are all magnificent? If you don’t have a red like this one, you might want to get this one if you see it. It’s a little oxblood, a little brick, and the saturation and shine… yes!
Essie Nightlights – Winter 2018 (above). My label says “Sights on Nightlights” but my press materials just say “Nightlights,” so there you are. Again, 2 coats and just look at that shine! Whuuut? It’s crazy! Essie is calling this a “smoked plum purple,” but to me, it’s quintessential aubergine. I feel like it’s up to me to tell you it’s another bottle of perfect.
Essie Shine of the Times over Essie Sights on Nightlights (above). Lookit that! I made it even more perfect!
Essie Shine of the Times over Sights on Nightlights Mattified (above). And then, even more, more more perfect!!
Oh! I should probably mention this is a limited edition collection so if there’s anything here that catches your eye, mark your calendar for November 15th because that’s the official release date here in Canada.
Wanna talk about this collection now? Wanna talk about the 3 shimmery surprises that made me smile? Yes, you do. I know you do! Whatcha think, huh?