Today I have swatches of Essie's Spring 2009 collection for you. First the swatches and then my overall thoughts on this terrific collection. All swatches here are three coats of color, no topcoat. As always, you can click on the pictures to enlarge them if you like.
Essie Lacquered Up:
Red Hot Crimson. This reminds me of a juicy, ripe tomato!
Cherry Blossom Pink. Nice opaque pink for those of you that do not like sheer ones. I think this is a very pretty work appropriate type color.
Essie Eternal Optimist:
Spiced tea rose. Nice opaque beige-y nude. Another very nice work appropriate color. This is a color I will definitely reach for when I am in one of my nude color moods, which are happening surprisingly often lately.
Roa va-va blue. Whoa Essie! This one is straight out of left field! Huge surprise, in a good way.
Essie One of A Kind:
Poppy red kiss. Fabulous pedicure color! I love this red hot coral. Nice and bright.
Essie Status Symbol:
Feisty hot pink. It certainly is feisty! Nice hot pink (not neon) that would also make a lovely pedicure color. I am not huge on pinks but I am really digging this one.
Application on all of these was just fine. I used three coats of nail polish on all of these swatches but to be honest with you, the only one that really needed three coats was Lacquered Up. The rest of them were opaque enough to be fine with two coats.
I am seriously shocked, in a good way, by Mesmerize. This color is so hot! It is mesmerizing, no lie. I have been looking for a fabulous blue creme, one that is not blackened, and this definitely fits the bill.
As far as the other colors, I can live without Lacquered Up, but I am really digging the rest of them! I think that Essie does the soft colors better than anyone else. Flawless and Eternal Optimist are great soft, work appropriate colors. One of A Kind and Status Symbol are great bright colors. With the exception of Lacquered Up, I would absolutely wear all of these colors in real life. I am actually really excited to get a pedicure with Status Symbol!
I think this collection has a nice variety and something for everyone. Two thumbs up from me for Essie on this collection! What do you all think?
Essie's spring collection will be available starting in February at www.essie.com as well as beauty stores nationwide.
That is all for now. I will be back soon with some reader requested comparison swatches and of course, more spring collections!