I’ve talked about my dislike of Essie nail polishes before, but the beauty world’s undying love for them makes it really, really difficult to ignore them in the drugstore day after day. It’s especially difficult when they have arguably the best color selection out there. So naturally, I caved.
“The Perfect Cover Up” (part of Essie’s Fall 2014 collection) immediately stood out to me. It’s a really unusual color, and it’s unlike anything else I own. I was having trouble describing the color. Dark gray/teal was the best I came up with, so I looked up the description on Essie’s website and they describe it as “Intriguing gray weaved with teal undertones”. Not too shabby!
Aside from the beautiful color, I was instantly impressed with the formula. It’s incredibly opaque. I only applied one coat, and it looked absolutely flawless! I will say, I’m not completely won over because the nail on my ring finger on my right hand chipped after only 12 hours of wear, but it’s so much better than the other two Essie polishes I’ve tried, that I’m willing to look past it.
I will definitely be wearing this throughout autumn and winter. There’s something very Christmas-y and wintery about it. It reminds me of evergreens.
What do you think of the color? Are there any other Essie colors I NEED to try?
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