Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Essence Swatches: Nude It and Where Is The Party?

Just a couple quick swatches for you tonight! I've mentioned repeatedly that I love these little Essence polishes - perfect size, awesome price. And a great opportunity to try out finishes or colours you don't really go for! I, for one, am not crazy about duochromes, nor do I usually go for nudes. But $1.49 is a great reason to branch out, for sure.

First up is Essence Nude It, a basic nude shade that looks alright with my skin tone.


Nothing awe-inspiring, but totally fine. The formula was good and easy, this was two coats with topcoat and almost no cleanup was needed. Am I satisfied for the price? Yeah, sure. Would I be irritated with myself if I spent $10 on this? Absolutely - so good thing I spent a fraction of that! It will be a good basic to have around.

Next is Essence Where Is The Party?, a member of the duochrome family I've seen described as "oil slick".



I was having trouble getting that duo-chrome effect to show, in person or in photos. I didn't put any topcoat on as I wasn't sold on it from the beginning, so that might have helped. Nothing wrong with this, and this kind of thing appeals to lots of people; it only seemed fair to give it a shot! Still don't think duos are for me, but I hope to try one of the Peridot dupes sometime soon, and I hear that stuff will convert anyone!

Any duochrome or nude lovers that want to advocate for their favourites? I'd love to hear about 'em!

7 comments:

  1. I loooove duochromes! I think Models Own Beetle juice collection is just the best! (I don't know if you can get Models Own in the US though!)

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    1. I have heard amazing things about that collection... I think my problem with duos is that I just don't trust them - I wish they'd make up their minds about what colour they want to be! lol

      I've heard you can get them at Urban Outfitters in the States, but I don't know about here in Canada.

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  2. haha I do the same with essence, choosing the colours I normally wouldn't buy :D

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    1. It's kind of sad, though, because I completely reject the ones that are to my usual taste! lol. I figure I have/will buy a similar but more expensive version, so I ignore the ones that I would probably like the most.

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  3. Love Essence and these 2 polishes! So pretty! :)

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    1. Thanks! I'm pretty happy with them, all things considered. :)

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  4. I have Nude It and love it. Definitely a lot of quality for the price.

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