Monday, January 14, 2019

Essie | 2019 Serene Slate Collection: Review and Swatches

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Essie | 2019 Serene Slate Collection: Review and Swatches
For 2019, Essie wants you to unplug and power off with the new Serene Slate Collection. Inspired by a zen lifestyle free from the stresses of social media and endless screen time, the collection offers a gorgeous range of muted nudes and inky grays. I've got reviews and swatches of each of the six shades available in Canada to share with you today. To read on, click......
Essie | 2019 Serene Slate Collection: Review and Swatches
Essie | 2019 Serene Slate Collection
Mind-Full Meditation:
This is a muted taupe beige with a subtle hint of pink. The formulation is super pigmented but just a tad thick. With a skillful application, you can definitely get away with just two coats but I needed three on a couple nails to smooth away some jagged streaks.
Essie 2019 Serene Slate Collection | Mind-Full Meditation: Review and Swatches
Essie Serene Slate Collection | Mind-Full Meditation | Two to Three Coats with No Top Coat
Serene Slate:
A simple stone gray, Serene Slate is nicely pigmented and easy to apply. I used two coats for the swatches below.
Essie 2019 Serene Slate Collection | Serene Slate: Review and Swatches
Essie Serene Slate Collection | Serene Slate | Two Coats with No Top Coat
Toned Down:
My favorite out of the six, Toned Down is a blue-based pebble gray. Similar to Serene Slate, the formulation is perfectly pigmented and easy to work with.
Essie 2019 Serene Slate Collection | Toned Down: Review and Swatches
Essie 2019 Serene Slate Collection | Toned Down | Two Coats with No Top Coat
On Mute:
This is a deep charcoal gray. The formulation felt just a touch sheerer compared to the previous two but I had no issues with application. Two coats provided an opaque and even finish.
Essie 2019 Serene Slate Collection | On Mute: Review and Swatches
Essie 2019 Serene Slate Collection | On Mute | Two Coats with No Top Coat
Generation Zen:
A mauve taupe brown, Generation Zen is super rich and pigmented. I used two coats for the swatches below.
Essie 2019 Serene Slate Collection | Generation Zen: Review and Swatches
Essie 2019 Serene Slate Collection | Generation Zen | Two Coats with No Top Coat
Gadget-Free:
The only non-creme finish out of the six, Gadget-Free is gunmetal metallic with just a hint of mauve. The formulation is packed with shimmer particles and the finish is quite smooth and non-streaky.
Essie 2019 Serene Slate Collection | Gadget-Free: Review and Swatches
Essie 2019 Serene Slate Collection | Gadget-Free | Two Coats with No Top Coat
Overall, this is a lovely monochromatic collection perfect for those that like to sport some sophisticated, muted tips. There's no dud in the formulations as each shade is super pigmented and opaque. "Mind-Full Meditation" can definitely benefit from a thinner but it's still otherwise a killer nude. It's worth noting that all the creme shades (with the exception of "Mind-Full Meditation) apply a touch darker than they appear in the bottle so keep that in mind if you plan on checking these out in stores. So what are your thoughts on the Serene Slate Collection? Do you have a favorite? Share with me in the comments below!

Availability:
Essie is available at select retailers and at essie.com.
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