What they say:
The winter 2012 collection consists of six luminous shades that evoke the beguiling beauty of the world of gems, which are sure to cause a sensation."
Brooch the Subject is a creamy beige creme. Very work appropriate and a little ummmm boring for me actually. This would be a great base for some black lacy nail art though! 2 coats is pictured.
Size Matters is a stunning racy darkened red creme. I love these types of reds! My camera didn't want to capture the colour properly so I've had to tweak the photo slightly. A great go to glossy red polish. 2 coats if pictured but it's super opaque so if you're careful you can get away with 1 coat.
Overall: I found the formula of these two shades thinner than the usual Essie formula which made it a bit trickier for me to apply. I had to redo my swatch for Brooch the Subject as I flooded my cuticles and had to be super careful 2nd time around. However, they were perfectly opaque in 2 coats each and dried quickly to the Essie high gloss finish that I love. Every time I swatch Essie shades you can see my big head reflected HAHA! The brush was great to use as well.
The shades in the collection are a good mix of colours but not necessarily ones you'd expect from a Winter collection. I would have loved to see more vampy colours but Brooch the Subject and Size Matters are fantastic staples in any polish collection! You can never go wrong with a vampy red or nude ;)
Details: The Essie Winter 2012 collection is available now from Myer and selected salons nationally for $18.95 per full size polish and $25.00 for a mini polish 4 pack.
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