Confession time … I have a stock pile of old swatches! I change my nail polish every single day, so when I don’t blog for a few days I get backed up on swatches and photographs to show you. I could probably not paint my nails for an entire month or two and still have new material for you guys. That is helping out so much now because if you follow me on Instagram you know that I had a really bad break. So I can still show you guys nice long nails while I give them time to grow.
Essence “Miss Universe” is a blackened navy with brighter blue shimmer. I normally gravitate towards creme’s in this color but the strong blue shimmer makes this polish a little more interesting and intense. I really love what it looks like when it hits the light because it makes it look almost like a black to blue duochrome.
The formula however was pretty bad! I hate giving bad reviews but I can’t even sugar coat this one. This formula was so sheer and watery it was hard to work with. This is 4 coats … yep, 4! It took 4 coats to get opaque, and when you have that many coats on your nails, even the fastest drying polish becomes as slow as molasses on dry time. The first 2 coats dried really quickly but the last 2 took forever! I wanted to love this, especially because its affordable and from a brand I love! But sadly, I can’t say I like it.
What do you guys think? What are your favorite Essence shades?