Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Essie 2013 Wedding Collection

Even though it was released months ago, the Essie Wedding collection is still available in many stores, so I don't feel too bad about not getting around to swatching it until now. It's a nice manageable group of four colors: No Baggage Please, Meet Me at the Altar, My Better Half, and Using My Maiden Name.



No Baggage Please is the most traditionally bridal of the group; it's a creamy pink with a subtle white/silver shimmer. This was just a touch streaky, nothing unusual for this sort of pale shade. I used three coats for this swatch, no topcoat.





Here's the shimmer in low light:



Meet Me at the Altar has the same sort of shimmer but its base color is a delicate warm pastel purple. I used three coats of this as well.



Low light:



My Better Half is a soft magenta shimmer. The shimmer here is finer and denser than the first two polishes and give more of a pearlescent look. I used three coats, but I probably could have stopped at two.





Low light:



Using My Maiden Name is a blue leaning medium violet with pink shimmer, similar in finish to My Better Half. I used two coats of this for the swatch.



Low light:



For a bridal collection, this has a nice variety. Yes, there are a couple of the pastels we'd expect, but the two brighter hues are less traditional. There's no blue or green like Essie has given us the past couple years, so that's a bit disappointing for an offbeat color lover like me but it is a wedding collection so that's understandable.

I did comparisons with all four of these but those are going to have to wait for my next entry, as I had a lunch meeting today and that took up the time slot when I tend to do much of my blog post writing. That's okay; it's meetings and my other work that make it possible for me to buy the polish I write about.

8 comments:

  1. None of these are making me jump up and down. I think they need more shimmer!

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  2. I like these, they're so delicate a pretty. The lighter two are a little too bland for me, but I love the darker two!

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  3. Lovely :) I can't wait to see your comparisons

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  4. They are indeed very soft and delicate - great swatches as always!

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  5. I quite like these, especially purple-blue...it's a shame that these pale shades don't apply easier!

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  6. I really like my better half and using my maiden name, they're both so pretty! The other two are a tad too tame for me:)

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