Thursday, February 15, 2018

Essie | Spring 2018 Collection: Review and Swatches

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Essie | Spring 2018 Collection: Review and Swatches
Inspired by the nautical lifestyle, Essie is giving you the passport to sail with the new Spring 2018 Collection. Offering six brand new shades that perfectly capture the breezy sea air and the warm sun rays, this collection is your ultimate guide to achieving a sophisticated prep. To see some swatches and read my review of all six colors, click.....
Essie | Spring 2018 Collection: Review and Swatches
Essie Spring 2018
At the Helm:
A rich orange cream, At the Helm appears a lot dustier in the bottle but shows up quite brilliantly on the nails. The formulation is rich and pigmented so two coats give a smooth and opaque finish.
Essie Spring 2018 Collection in "At the Helm": Review and Swatches
Essie Spring 2018 | At the Helm | Two Coats with No Top Coat
Perfect Mate:
A creamy salmon pink, Perfect Mate is beautifully rich and pigmented. I used two coats for the swatches below.
Essie Spring 2018 Collection in "Perfect Mate": Review and Swatches
Essie Spring 2018 | Perfect Mate | Two Coats with No Top Coat
Pass-port to Sail:
This is a sheer ivory scattered with subtle pearly shimmers. I'm not a fan of sheer polishes so I'm quite indifferent towards this shade. I tried to apply just one coat but I found the finish a bit patchy. With two coats, however, things seemed to only get worse and the shimmers kind of got lost. Therefore, I would advise applying very carefully and sticking with just one coat.
Essie Spring 2018 Collection in "Pass-port to Sail": Review and Swatches
Essie Spring 2018 | Pass-port to Sail | Two Coats with No Top Coat
Anchor Down:
A deep granite cream with just hint of blue, Anchor Down is super rich and pigmented. I used two coats for the swatches below.
Essie Spring 2018 Collection in "Anchor Down": Review and Swatches
Essie Spring 2018 | Anchor Down | Two Coats with No Top Coat
Stripes and Sails:
Another unconventional spring color, Stripes and Sails is a very pigmented deep teal. The formulation is smooth and buttery so only two coats are needed to attain the perfect coverage.
Essie Spring 2018 Collection in "Stripes and Sails": Review and Swatches
Essie Spring 2018 | Stripes and Sails | Two Coats with No Top Coat
Bon Boy-age:
Last but certainly not least is this dusty seafoam green with a hint of mint. I was afraid the formulation might be sheer but this shade is very pigmented and creamy. The mint green fad has come and gone but I think this new take on the color will definitely please.
Essie Spring 2018 Collection in "Bon Boy-age": Review and Swatches
Essie Spring 2018 | Bon Boy-age | Two Coats with No Top Coat
I'm absolutely in love! Essie has outdone itself with this unique collection that not only satisfies the pastel spring palette but also offers a couple of rich, unconventional hues. My personal picks are At the Helm, Perfect Mate, and Bon Boy-age! What's your favorite shade? Share with me in the comments below!

Availability:
The Essie Spring 2018 Collection is available now at select retailers and at essie.com.
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