Sunday, April 15, 2018

Essie | Summer 2018 Collection: Review and Swatches

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Essie | Summer 2018 Collection: Review and Swatches
For Summer 2018, Essie is offering a fun, free-spirited six-piece nail polish collection inspired by a hippie chic vibe. With a soft and fresh color palette, the Summer 2018 Collection celebrates walking barefoot through a lush, green lawn and rocking a pair of tinted, retro sunglasses. To see some swatches of all six shades and read my review of the formulation, click......
Essie | Summer 2018 Collection: Review and Swatches
Essie Summer 2018 Collection
Sunny Daze:
This is a very unique soft tan brown scattered with subtle gold glitter flecks. The formulation is creamy and smooth. I used two coats for the swatches below.
Essie Summer 2018 | Sunny Daze: Review and Swatches
Essie Summer 2018 | Sunny Daze | Two Coats with No Top Coat
Fuchsia is Bright:
A saturated medium pink cream, Fuchsia is Bright is pigmented and buttery smooth. I used two coats for the swatches below.
Essie Summer 2018 | Fuchsia is Bright: Review and Swatches
Essie Summer 2018 | Fuchsia is Bright | Two Coats with No Top Coat
Empower-mint:
A soft pastel mint, Empower-mint is creamy and decently-pigmented. The formulation is not too patchy so with a skillful application, you can probably get away with only two coats. However, I had to go in with a third on a few of my nails to ensure a smooth, opaque coverage.
Essie Summer 2018 | Empower-mint: Review and Swatches
Essie Summer 2018 | Empower-mint | Two to Three Coats with No Top Coat
Making Harmony:
A deep dusty plum that's a little unexpected from a summer collection, Making Harmony is very creamy and pigmented. I used two coats for the swatches below.
Essie Summer 2018 | Making Harmony: Review and Swatches
Essie Summer 2018 | Making Harmony | Two Coats with No Top Coat
All Daisy Long:
This is a dreamy iridescent pearl with a multi-colored sheen. I tried using one coat for a subtle, sheer look but the formulation is quite patchy. Therefore, I used three coats for the swatches below. I also tried pairing this on top of a base color but again, the pearly finish is too uneven for a "shimmer topper" kind of look.
Essie Summer 2018 | All Daisy Long: Review and Swatches
Essie Summer 2018 | All Daisy Long | Three Coats with No Top Coat
Young, Wild & Me:
A dusty pink with a gray undertone, Young, Wild & Me is nicely pigmented and very creamy. I used two coats for the swatches below.
Essie Summer 2018 | Young, Wild & Me: Review and Swatches
Essie Summer 2018 | Young, Wild & Me | Two Coats with No Top Coat
Overall, this is a pretty sweet collection! Essie took a creative and unconventional take on the summer color palette and most of the polishes are very well-formulated. My personal picks are Sunny Daze, Fuchsia is Bright, and Young, Wild & Me.

Availability:
The Essie Summer 2018 Collection is available soon at select retailers and at essie.com.
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