The new essie 2013 Neon Collection brings us 6 shades perfect for spring and summer.
- bouncer, it’s me! — vivid blue velvet
- bottle service — scorching neon fuchsia
- DJ play that song — jam-iest neon plum
- shake your $$ maker — ambitious electric green
- saturday disco fever — superhot fire coral
- boom boom room — ultra-bright party pink
I have all but Bouncer, It’s Me to share my thoughts on with you today. essie recommends wearing these neon shades over a coat of white polish such as Blanc. I happen to have essie Blanc so I have swatched all shades over bare nails on my ring and index fingers and over a coat of Blanc on my middle and pinky fingers. All pictures show 2 coats with the exception of Shake Your $$ Maker which is 3 coats. No base coat applied. Applying a base coat will take these from a satin finish to full gloss.
DJ Play That Song is a really fun neon purple. The coat of Blanc underneath didn’t make much of a difference. While it still had the same thin, sheer texture the application was very even.
Bottle Service has a nice thin texture that gave even coverage in two coats. It gave a noticeable difference in intensity of the neon over Blanc. This is the only shade that I experienced a bit of staining with.
Boom Boom Room had a completely different formula than the other shades in the collection I swatched. It is more of a traditional cream finish and is a bit thick. There was only a small amount of uneveness showing through after 2 coats. Over a coat of Blanc it was perfect. Colour was a touch more bright and even over Blanc. Very pretty pale pink with a bit more intensity than most.
Shake Your $$ Maker gave me the most trouble of the bunch. It is the only one I swatched with three coats and I still couldn’t get an even finish. The coat of Blanc underneath did make a nice difference in amping up the neon.
Saturday Disco Fever had one of the most neon effect of the shades. It has a thin texture and a somewhat sheer effect. The difference over an application of Blanc was most noticeable with this shade giving the neon effect a little extra oomph.
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