Sunday, June 17, 2018

Essie Spring 2018 Bon Boy-age

Essie Bon Boy-age swatches
Essie Bon Boy-age
Essie's nautical-themed Spring 2018 collection is such a pretty set of soft, versatile shades! There's a beautiful, dusty vibe to them that make them very spring-appropriate, though of course they're so lovely you'll want to wear them year round.

Essie Bon Boy-age swatches
First up is Essie Bon Boy-age, and it should come as a surprise to exactly zero people that this is my favourite of the bunch. I'm a total sucker for this sort of milky, jade-like colour. I used two coats, but you can still see just a little bit of visible nail line.

Essie Bon Boy-age swatches dupes
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It's a soft mint, more muted than e.l.f. Mint Cream or L'Oreal Club Prive; it's very close to Essie Maximillian Strasse-Her, which is a touch more grey.

Essie Anchor Down swatches
Anchor Down is a medium navy cream with a little grey. The closest match I had was Sephora Formula X Fathom, which is deeper and a little more vibrant. It's a relatively easy polish to apply, with two coats to full coverage.

Essie Pass-Port To Sail swatches
Pass-Port To Sail is a sheer, very pale yellowy beige with ivory shimmer. China Glaze Heaven is a little rosier. Despite how it looks on the swatch stick, it does build to be fairly opaque with three generous coats. A sheer shimmer like this isn't super forgiving and can leave stroke marks, so I try to apply with a very light touch (top coat covers all sins anyway amirite?)

Essie Perfect Mate swatches
Perfect Mate is a slightly dusty, coral-pink cream polish. The closest I had was e.l.f. Bubble Gum Pink, which is clearly deeper and more vibrant. This was the main polish I used to paint in the flamingos for the flamingo nails I posted to Instagram. It's a fairly easy polish to apply and probably my second favourite of the collection.

Essie Stripes and Sails swatches
Stripes and Sails is a deep green, with not quite enough blue in it for me to call it teal. I was surprised that I didn't already have something similar--Nails Inc Queen Victoria is not as dark, but Stripes and Sails isn't anywhere near as dark as Essie Going Incognito.

Essie Stripes and Sails swatches
You can get a better sense of the slight muted tone here. This one was also fairly easy to apply in two coats.

Essie Bon Boy-age swatches
Overall this collection was so pretty and fun to play with. I didn't do a lot of plain swatching on my own hands this time around because (as you can tell if you follow me on IG) I was too busy painting nail art with them! Posts about those nails coming soon :>  If you haven't already, def check this collection out before it leaves store shelves for good. Which shade is your favourite?

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