Monday, July 11, 2011

Swatches - essence 50’s girls reloaded

Oh Em Gee, essence used a capital R on the bottles! Nowhere else though, so I’m sticking to my usual lack of capitalisation for essence products.

This trend edition is rather interesting and I’m proud of my relative thriftiness, buying only the polishes, the eyeshadow brush and the red lipstick (which is truly lovely). I’m especially happy about two things concerning the polishes: the bottles are a full 15 ml (0.5 fl. oz) rather than the usual 7-10 ml from most TEs I’ve seen and the fairly narrow flat brushes. Thank you, essence!
There are five colours, two crèmes and three shimmers, all are gorgeous and wearable.

essence 50’s girls reloaded 01 ahoy!

ahoy! is a white crème polish, not the brightest white I’ve seen, but not off-white in any way. Two coats are pretty opaque, but I prefer three.
This polish is, like most whites, faintly chalky, a bit streaky and not completely easy to apply. ahoy! didn’t level all that well, so top coat is necessary.

This is ahoy! in two coats without top coat:

And this is ahoy! in three coats with top coat:

essence 50’s girls reloaded 02 back to the 50’s

This is a gorgeous classic red crème. The residue on the bottle neck and sheer layers look pink, but when opaque it’s neither particularly warm nor cool. back to the 50’s is opaque in three coats.
This really applied evenly, even a single coat is wearable if one doesn’t mind a bit of sheerness. back to the 50’s is very shiny on its own and as this levels beautifully one might even wear it sans top coat.

This is back to the 50’s in two coats without top coat:

And this is back to the 50’s in three coats with top coat:

essence 50’s girls reloaded 03 i’m a marine girl

i’m a marine girl is a deep navy blue polish lightened up by bright blue shimmer. Very pretty and great depth. This one is opaque in two coats, which is always nice.
Overall this applied well, smooth and even. The only negative point I can find is a slight case of the brush marks; not unusual for shimmers.

This is i’m a marine girl in two coats with top coat:

essence 50’s girls reloaded 04 love me tender

Now we’re getting somewhere interesting, love me tender is a champagne golden coloured polish; its shimmer finish verges on metallic. In the bottle it almost looks like a foil, which would have been lovely. Two coats are almost fully opaque.
I had a little more trouble applying this, I kept overloading the brush, but that’s my own fault, not the polish itself. Again, there are some brush marks, otherwise I can find no fault with love me tender.

This is love me tender in two coats without top coat:

And this is love me tender in three coats with top coat:

essence 50’s girls reloaded 05 you’re a heartbreaker

This is a pretty slate grey with silver and, as far as I can make out, green/purple holo shimmer microparticles. I love how the shimmer in you’re a heartbreaker warms the grey base and turn it into something awesome. Once again, two coats almost suffice.
Utterly smooth! you’re a heartbreaker applies smoothly and with very subtle brush marks. I had no issues whatsoever.

This is you’re a heartbreaker in two coats without top coat:

And this is you’re a heartbreaker in three coats with top coat:

In conclusion: very well done, essence. All polishes apply beautifully, the colours are fantastic and yay for full sizes. I’d say that only the grey is fairly unusual, but if you’re building a collection these are great staples.


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