Friday, August 24, 2012

5 new Essence swatches

Happy Friday! I've a roller coaster of a week, but finally it's over and I have 2 days to recover.

Anyway, here are some little cuties from Essence that I received in an international swap with Simon from Italy.

Essence "Glamorous Life"
2 coats, no top coat

Gorgeous pink shimmer. This is a nice bright fuchsia jelly-like base with bright pink shimmer inside. This polish was easy to apply, but still pretty sheer in 2 coats, I bet this color would be best over another fuchsia color or maybe even white :)Gorgeous!

Essence "Princess Prunella"
2 coats, no top coat

Princess...YES, Prune? NO!  I wouldn't call this prune, more mauve frost. Apply well in 2 coats and the formula was nice and smooth.  If you look closely you can see pink and blue shimmer in this beauty, very nice. I'm not a fan of "frost polish", but this is still very nice.

Essence "Gleam In Blue"
2 coats, no top coat

A very pretty bright, yet light, blue! This color can show brushstrokes, but if you apply the color smoothly you should be able to get a perfect manicure!

Essence "Hard to Resist"
2 coats, no top coat

Gorgeous navy blue shimmer, bright and beautiful. This color is very similar to other blues I have, but that does not take away from how great it still is.  Applied nicely in 2 coats, smooth and rich, no pooling, no staining. :)

Essence "Midnight Charm"
2 coats, no top coat

Nice navy blue frost. I'm not in love with it, but it was opaque in 2 coats.  The formula was a bit thick, but still controllable and easy to apply.  Not terribly unique, but still great for fall. :)

Overall, these little beauties do not disappoint.  They are cute and small, a great price, and my favorite part is the bottle tops always match the color, I think that is sooo cute! LOL!

You can swap for them with an international swapper or you can go down to your local ULTA and grab them yourself.  :) I do not know if you will find these exact colors, but I know ULTA carries this brand.

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beachgal said...

Lovely shades you got in your swap. I have yet to spend the time to build up my profile and get know on MUF so no one to swap with. Where I live no Ulta and no one carries Essence.

April Croft said...

Lovely swatches! My favourites of the lot are Glamorous Life and Gleam In Blue :)

max said...

awww, love the shades!

MissMidnightBlue said...

Love them!! :)

Simona LightYourNails said...

I hope you liked them! Midnight Charm is one of my favourite blues :)