Monday, February 29, 2016

Essie Spring 2016 Collection: Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
For this Spring, Essie has a new collection of six beautiful creams. With a few unconventional shades, the Spring 2016 Collection is in stores now! To see swatches of all the colors, click.......

Sunshine State of Mind:
A soft coral-orange, this is a lovely cream polish with a decently pigmented formulation. I used two coats for the swatches below.
Sunshine State of Mind, two coats with no top coat.
Lounge Lover:
This is a baby coral-pink cream. The formulation is slightly uneven and sheer so I had to use three coats for the swatches below.
Lounge Lover, three coats with no top coat.
High Class Affair:
This is a lovely neutral nude. Like Lounge Lover, this shade is slightly sheer and uneven; three coats were used for the swatches below.
High Class Affair, three coats with no top coat.
Off Tropic:
A deep and inky forest green, Off Tropic is absolutely stunning. It's not your typical spring shade but definitely a must-have for fans of green polish.
Off Tropic, two coats with no top coat.
Pool Side Service:
My favorite shade out of the six, Pool Side Service is a lovely smokey teal. The formulation is absolutely stunning. Buttery, smooth, and super pigmented, this shade was almost a one-coater.
Pool Side Service, two coats with no top coat.
Shades On:
A lovely medium lavender, Shades On was impressively pigmented, especially given that lavender polishes aren't always very easy to work with. I used two coats for the swatches below.
Shades On, two coats with no top coat.
Here is a quick preppy plaid stamping design I did using Pool Side Service and Lounge Lover. Overall, this collection is very impressive. I like the unconventional color selections, and the majority of the shades were super pigmented and creamy!
Pool Side Service over Lounge Lover
using MoYou London stamping plate
The Essie Spring 2016 Collection is available in stores now.