Introducing Essie’s 2010 Winter collection, these became available in the states probably a good six or so months ago, but are now officially available in Myer Australia as of June 2011 They go for $18.95AU a bottle here.
Generally, this collection reminds me a lot of Essie’s Fall 2010 collection, only darker and naturally slightly more pigmented. Some really gorgeous browns and darkened reds here, perfect for the cold weather Most swatches are only two coats without any top coat.
A dark brown gray crème, I found it a little difficult to swatch initially because I had grabbed too much product. Let that be a lesson to clean down the brush first when applying darker polishes.
A darken cherry red stain like crème, I really botched up this application Reds and very dark colours are so unforgiving when it comes to swatches.
An almost shockingly bright red crème, I think Pretty Woman nails when I see this colour, but with a slight coral-ish twist to it.
A taupe brown gray crème, as close to a nude as this collection will get. Probably my favourite from the collection, has a very luxe feel to it.
An almost black plum crème, if I did a better job you probably wouldn’t be able to tell it was plum until you viewed it under the sunlight. Reminds me of OPI’s Black Cherry Chutney.
A deep emerald green crème with an almost blue undertone, a stand out colour from this collection in that it moves away from the browns and reds.
This is a safe and conservative collection by Essie, which is pretty typical of the brand. But I will say they are the masters of crème polishes in the market