Sunday, April 20, 2014

Essie Hide and Go Chic Collection

Essie's new spring collection is a stunner! This season's collection name is Hide and Go Chic. It's full of beautifully unique shades for spring. Essie sent this collection to me for review.

Style Hunter
Style Hunter is a beautiful, bright crimson with a slight sheerness to it. The formula was absolutely amazing! It applied like silk and had a colorful pigment throughout. One coat was sheer and three built up to the swatch above.

Romper Room
Romper Room is a pale, tea rose pink. This shade is very gentle. The formula was a bit thinner than Style Hunter and took a few coats until I got a nice full coverage.

Spin the Bottle
Spin the Bottle is a semi sheer nude. This formula was also a little bit thin and took a few coats for a nice robust color.  I love this nude with my skin tone! Nude is always the perfect color for a finished look that elongates the fingers.

Fashion Playground
Fashion Playground is a minty, pistachio green with a very delicate silver shimmer. If you are a fan of Essie's cult favorite Mint Candy Apple you'll love Fashion Playground. The color is similar but adds the fine silvery mist that makes a polish a bit more dimensional.  The formula was amazing on this one!

Truth or Flare
Truth or Flare was not a shade I was initially all that excited for this spring. The color is a little grayer than I like. After applying Truth or Flare my mind is totally changed! The formula on this denim blue is pure perfection.  The polish is jelly like and slightly transparent. When built up to three coats it gives a super glossy color that has a real depth to it. 

Hide and Go Chic
Hide and Go Chic is the namesake polish from this collection.  I found this polish to be a beautiful shade and a great creme formula. Azure blue is always a staple in my wardrobe. It's great to have a creamy shade to match.

To see how all of these polishes looked together I decided to do some color blocking! I started with a base of Spin the Bottle.  After some well placed striping tape I used Hide and Go Chic, Truth or Flare, Fashion Playground, Romper Room and Style Playground to fill in the blocks. This polish surprised me incredibly in that it lasted over a week before it chipped or really showed any sign of wear. 

Overall, this collection is very well done. I found Spin the Bottle and Romper Room to be a little thin but, every other color was perfect. My favorite are Truth or Flare, Fashion Playground and Style Hunter.

Have you been able to get your hands on any of Essie's Hide and Go Chic polishes yet? What's your favorite color?