Oh hey! Wanna see the new, limited edition 6-shade Essie Summer 2019 Collection? Did you know it’s neon? Because it is! And not only that, it’s neons sans underpants! Let’s look at swatches!
essie summer 2019 collection swatches
Essie In Full Swing – Essie Summer 2019 (above). That’s right, no underpants. I’m underpants-less in 3 coats + top. All of these shades dry down to a satin-matte, so top if you feel like it, or don’t top if you just want to rub your velvety nails all day long.
Essie Soles on Fire – Essie Summer 2019 (above). I know, right? No undies! And no top coat! Oh. 3 coats.
Essie Claim to Flame – Essie Summer 2019 (above). When I started with this one I almost added thinner. At the time, I didn’t know it was demi-matte – durr. It’s a good thing I didn’t though, because if you can do one giant coat, you win! That’s right – a terracotta OCW!
Essie Strike a Rose – Essie Summer 2019 (above). It’s good! It’s 3 coats and no top just because I kind of like these matte.
Essie Take The Lead – Essie Summer 2019 (above). I know you’re waiting for me to say 3 coats, but that’s just 2 with no top. And zero undies.
Essie Tangoed in Love – Essie Summer 2019 (above). That right there is the shade that everyone is going to fall for. The formula? Smashing. You might even be able to get away with 2 coats. Me? I did 3 just because I could.
And that’s the whole shebang! It’s not the first time Essie has done a neon collection and if I go back far enough, I’m sure I have similar Essie shades hiding in The Archives. Having said that, I gotta tell you that neon pigments are unstable and like to separate and form solid lumps. If you’ve got old ones too, dig ‘em out and check – they might need replacing... with the 2019 versions!
The Essie Summer 2019 Collection is available all over the place as of now. You gonna get you some? Or maybe just a couple? Or all? Huh?
See you soon, friends! ‘Til then, happy painting!
postscript: as neons are hideously difficult to photograph, images on your side of the screen may vary wildly from colour-actual. On my side of the screen, they're 98% accurate at medium brightness across my iDevices.