Friday, August 31, 2012

Quick Friday Swatches with Essence!

Happy Friday!!! 

  Today I have some quick swatches Three new Essence releases. You guys may have noticed that Essence's Colour & Go line just went though a little re-vamping. The bottles were re- designed to hold more product, the brushes were slightly rounded off, but remain flat and quite a few new colors were added to the line. I was a fan before and I am a fan still. I've still not made a trip to my Ulta to see if they have the new line available yet. I'm sure they have them and I can't wait to see some more of the new shades. 
 To see close-ups just continue reading ♥.

Essence Modern Romance
 This was such an unexpected favorite for me. Modern Romance is a pretty Peachy Pink with a very, very soft Pink shimmer. It turned out to be very flattering on my skin tone and a great color for a cake batter glitter sammi. The shimmer is more evident in the bottle than on the nail. The formula on this color requires a very patient and light hand as it could be a bit streaky. I managed to get it nice and even in Two coats but I've read  on some blogs it taking up to Three coats to even out.  

Essence Stuck on You
 This has been a favorite for many bloggers and I am no exception. Stuck on You is a classic shade of Navy creme with subtle Silver shimmer. This is a great shade for Fall. The formula on this sucker is dense. I could have done with just one coat of color, but I did Two for the photos. 

Essence Ultimate Pink
 Ultimate Pink is a really nice shade of bright... Pink :D. There is nothing particularly special about this shade but it is pretty and the formula is really nice and it does great on Two coats. This is a great color for those days when you are in a rush but want a nice looking mani as it goes on smoothly and quickly. Dry time is awesome on all of these! 

 Here is a shot of the old bottles vs. the new ones. Formula wise they are just as good as the old ones. I think the only thing that changed was the bottle, brush and some of the shades. I am still a HUGE fan of these.
That is all for today loves! I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend. Some of you have a Three day weekend right?! How great is that!! I think I'll either be heading to the beach!! I hope the weather remains as nice as it is today! 

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  1. Lol I like your old version sticker haha. I picked up two of the colours that looked REALLY similar to the old versions and they turned out to be different after all! I haven't seen Choose Me surface yet though O_o I hope they haven't gotten rid of that colour >_<

  2. New bottle looks much much nicer! And the last polish - ultimate pink, such a lovely shade!

  3. I agree with Katherine about the bottles. This new look is very modern and it gives it a more un-kid like look. I love it. Now the brush, idk about it just yet.

  4. Stuck on you is just great. I love how it looks on your nails!

  5. That blue is stunning

  6. Modern Romance looks amazing! I cant wait for the new bottle to turn up in Australia XD

  7. I think I am the only one, but I prefer the old bottles. :D

  8. the new bottles remind me a bit of bourjois. nice swatches

  9. I can't wait to find these here in Italy!

  10. Great swatchies! I have Ultimate Pink but I love the other two as well! My store's still stocking the old bottles, hopefully they'll get these in and then have some new shades too!

  11. @Sarrah Farivar: Sad but true, but Essence discontinued their gorgeous Choose Me! polish. :(

  12. Thank you! Older Essence ultimate pink had as beautiful blue shimmer! And the new version is a simple cream... very sad...


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