Sunday, November 22, 2015

Essie Winter 2015 Collection: Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
Now that we are well into November, it's more than appropriate to take a look at some beautiful wintery nail colors from Essie. To check out full swatches and reviews of the Winter 2015 Collection, click.......

Peak Show:
A very soft baby pink, Peak Snow is a fairly sheer cream but with two coats I was able to get a mostly opaque and smooth finish.
Peak Show, two coats with no top coat.
Haute Tub:
In the bottle, this one looks like a dark black packed with fine iridescent shimmers. However, once applied on the nails, the shimmers become super subtle and barely noticeable. The formulation is really nice though, two coats for a perfect coverage.
Haute Tub, two coats with no top coat.
Shall We Chalet?:
This is a rich and classic holiday red. The buttery formulation is almost a one-coater but I used two just in case.
Shall We Chalet?, two coats with no top coat.
Altitude Attitude:
This is a bright tomato red with a super rich and saturated formulation. The pigmentation is excellent as well, I used two coats for the swatches below.
Altitude Attitude, two coats with no top coat.
Apres-Chic:
Hands down my favorite shade out of the collection, Apres-Chic is a gorgeous silver foil. The shimmer particles in here are a little larger than that of most foils so the finish is actually very even and non-streaky. Smooth and rich, the polish provides an opaque coverage in two coats.
Apres-Chic, two coats with no top coat.
Virgin Snow:
A soft baby blue, Virgin Snow has a surprisingly nice formulation. The first coat is a tad sheer but a thicker second coat provides an opaque coverage.
Virgin Snow, two coats with no top coat.
Overall:
This is a lovely collection but the colors are not very original. With that said, my picks are "Shall We Chalet?" and "Apres-Chic"; pigmented and buttery, both shades are beautifully formulated.

Availability:
The Winter 2015 Collection from Essie is available now.
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