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ESSIE Cashmere Matte

ESSIE Cashmere Matte Collection

ESSIE Cashmere Matte Collection, from left to right: “Coat couture”, “Wrap me up”, “Comfy in cashmere” and “Spun in luxe”.

Today I’ve got four polishes from ESSIE Cashmere Matte Collection to show you. ūüôā ¬†The collection consists of six shades but I ordered the four ones I liked the most from EBay about a week ago. I doubt this collection will launch in Sweden, or the Nordic countries at all(?), too sad, because it’s really a beautiful collection.

ESSIE Cashmere

a clip from ESSIE.com

The collection consists of: “Comfy in cashmere”, “Wrap me up”, “Just stiched”, “All eyes on nudes”, “Coat couture” and “Spun in luxe”. I skipped¬†buying¬†“Just stiched” and “All eyes on nudes” so consequently no swatches of these two.

All swatches are base coat, two coats of polish and no top coat.

So on to the swatches (all pictures are taken indoors with flash).

Wrap me up

“Wrap me up”

“Wrap me up”, a “whisper soft pink”.
A beautiful pale pink white shade but I couldn’t get friends with this polish. I applies streaky and I had big trouble get it even. Too bad because it’s a beautiful shade. But because of the formula it’s my least favorite of the four.

Comfy in cashmere

Comfy in cashmere

“Comfy in cashmere”,¬†a¬†“mauve with deep velvet undertones”.¬†
Oh,, my goodness, I love this bluetoned mauve. This has much better application! A gorgeous shade IMO.

Coat couture

Coat couture

“Coat couture”,¬†a¬†sultry satin greige beneath deep purple shimmer”.
Hm, not purple, not grey, not blue but a mix of them, yes, that’s how I would describe this shade. Nevertheless it’s beautiful. No application issues.

Spun in luxe

Spun in luxe

“Spun in luxe” a “sophisticated matte blue-black”.
ESSIE’s description is accurate for this one, it really is a blue-black shade. Beautiful and sophisticated, but oh so demanding. It shows every imperfection of your nail. Well, I like it anyway.

So, my thoughts of this collection (or at least four polishes out of six) are …Gorgeous polishes, some application issues but I forget about them because of the very nice shades. Though there are some alternative in the indie scene (like Chick Pick Polish I wrote about yesterday) that are at least as good or even better ūüėČ But I will absolutely wear them again (soon) ‚̧