Jun 27, 2015

Essie Bright Cashmere Matte Collection Swatch and Review

Dear My Wonderful Women,   
      I know that it has been a while since my last post but I have not had time to write out a post.
However, it is finally summer so I will have much more time to dedicate! Today I have Essie’s

    Cashmere Matte Brights Collection that is     exclusive to Ulta Beauty. This collection is a  pastel color update of their winter line, cashmere mattes. The polishes are $8.50 (in US) and are only available at Ulta. The line consists of four colors with a matte dry finish. The colors are, in my opinion, unique but more suited for spring. Below you will see my swatches, opinions and overall verdict!

1. Yespadrilles

 - Pale Opalescent Green 
     - Consistency: liquid-y 
     - Applies thin but dries thick 
     - Opaque 
     - Dries matte 
     -  Hard to control 
     - Very sheer opalescent blend 
     - 2 coats needed 
     - Unflattering on imperfect nails 
     - Can apply top coat
         - Opal easier to see
     - Leaves glitter residue when removed 
     - Over all: 6/10 
     - VerdictPass

2. Sea The Sights

   - Pale Baby Blue 
 -  Consistency: Thin but not too liquid-y 
     - Dries matte 
     - 2 coats needed  
     - Dries thick, very opaque 
     - Can apply top coat 
     - Verdict: Purchase 

3. Hip-tide


Opalescent Dark Pink
     - Consistency: thin but not too liquid-y
    - Sheer application but dries thicker  
    - Thin opalescent glitter blend 
     - looks like fine purple glitter 
   - 2 coats needed 
    - Dries matte 
    - Unique color
    - Top coat can be applied
     - Makes glitter more noticeable 
    - Overall: 7/10 
    - Verdict: Purchase 

4. Soft as Sand

   - Opalescent Light Pink
   - Consistency: thick in bottle but liquid-y on brush
   - Hard to control 
   - Applies thick 
   - Dries thick and matte 
   - Opaque but glitter is sheer 
   - 2 coats needed 
   - Thick and hard to control 
   - Top coat can be applied 
     - Makes glitter more noticeable 
   - Overall: 5/10 
   - Verdict: Pass 


So my overall opinion on this collection is that it is mediocre. I definitely do not think this is worth purchasing, unless you really like one of the colors. They all dried matte, but it was a strange type of matte in which every lump, bump and brush stroke was visible. I personally preferred the colors with a top coat. They all had liquid-y but somehow thick consistency. 26/40 is my complete grading and I say Pass
Thanks for Reading!


Julia- You’ve Got Nail

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