Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Essie | Gel Couture Reem Acra Wedding Collection: Review and Swatches

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Essie | Gel Couture Reem Acra 2018 Wedding Collection: Review and Swatches
In celebration of the upcoming wedding season, Essie has partnered up with renowned bridal designer Reem Acra for a special six-piece nail polish collection. Inspired by the intimate moments shared between the bride and the women closest to her, this collection offers a range of classic and unconventional wedding nail colors. To see some swatches and read my review of the Essie Gel Couture Wedding Collection by Reem Acra, click.....
Essie | Gel Couture Reem Acra 2018 Wedding Collection: Review and Swatches
Essie Gel Couture Wedding Collection by Reem Acra
Handmade of Honor:
A pale rose gold metallic, Handmade of Honor is the most pigmented shade out of this collection. The formulation is super opaque and smooth. I used two coats for the swatches below.
Essie | Gel Couture Reem Acra Wedding Collection | Handmade of Honor: Review and Swatches
Essie Gel Couture Wedding Collection by Reem Acra | Handmade of Honor | Two Coats with No Top Coat
Forever Family:
My favorite shade from this collection, Forever Family is a stunning mulberry red shimmer. The formulation is creamy and pigmented so I used two coats for the swatches below.
Essie | Gel Couture Reem Acra Wedding Collection | Forever Family: Review and Swatches
Essie Gel Couture Wedding Collection by Reem Acra | Forever Family | Two Coats with No Top Coat
You're Golden:
A pale gold shimmer, You're Golden is a little sheerer in comparison to the previous two shades but the application is smooth and even. I used two coats for the swatches below.
Essie | Gel Couture Reem Acra Wedding Collection | You're Golden: Review and Swatches
Essie Gel Couture Wedding Collection by Reem Acra | You're Golden | Two Coats with No Top Coat
Moments to Mrs.:
This is a unique semi-translucent soft pink polish sprinkled with a dash of iridescent glitter flakes. The polish is quite sheer and a little tricky to apply so I ended up using three coats to ensure a smooth and even coverage.
Essie | Gel Couture Reem Acra Wedding Collection | Moments to Mrs.: Review and Swatches
Essie Gel Couture Wedding Collection by Reem Acra | Moments to Mrs. | Three Coats with No Top Coat
Getting Intricate:
This is a beautiful light blue cream that's perfect for a spring wedding. The formulation is smooth but surprisingly sheer. I needed three coats for the swatches below.
Essie | Gel Couture Reem Acra Wedding Collection | Getting Intricate: Review and Swatches
Essie Gel Couture Wedding Collection by Reem Acra | Getting Intricate | Three Coats with No Top Coat
Picture Perfect:
A very sheer milky white scattered with subtle iridescent glitter flakes (smaller than those in "Moments to Mrs."), Picture Perfect is quite challenging to work with. The application is super patchy. I needed a fourth coat on a couple of the nails to ensure a smooth finish. Even then, you can still see the free edge of my nails.
Essie | Gel Couture Reem Acra Wedding Collection | Picture Perfect: Review and Swatches
Essie Gel Couture Wedding Collection by Reem Acra | Picture Perfect | Three to Four Coats with No Top Coat
Overall, this is a very unique and stunning bridal collection. The formulation is a bit of a hit and miss but I do strongly recommend the shades "Handmade of Honor", "Forever Family", and "You're Golden". Which is your favorite shade from this collection? Share with me in the comments below!

Availability:
The Essie Gel Couture Reem Acra Wedding Collection is available starting February 2018.
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