SWATCH REVIEW: ESSIE – POPPY-RAZZI
Last month we had the opportunity to attend a Q&A with Essie Weingarten for Toronto Fashion Week where she revealed 4 new collections – 2 were hush hush. Last week we showed everyone Love & Acceptance - a collection full of soft muted pastels, and now…onto the bright neons! We think the Essie Poppy-Razzi collection is one of the most anticipated collections Essie has ever had, as they’ve never done a brights/neons collection before! Way to be on the trends, Essie! We could not wait to try these out. Essie herself let us know that these shades need a little help - they are best worn with one coat of Essie – Blanc as a base coat & that’s just what we did! You’ll also need a top coat if you want to see some shine because these polishes all dry matte.
Action - we love this shade! The colour reminds us of a bright creamsicle (mmm)! The colour is a nice true orange with a yellowy, melon-ish base. Out of the whole collection we had a bit of trouble with the application of this one – we found it a tad on the streaky side. We used 2-2.5 coats over Blanc for the pictures below.
Camera - this polish is a beautiful red/pink coral & the one we were instantly drawn to. Most neon collections by other brands stick to a basic pink, orange, etc, but it was nice to see a little change with this one! Camera applied evenly in 2 coats over Blanc. This will be our go-to neon for the summer, not too bright and just the right amount of girly.
Lights - this shade is a nice pop of bright neon pink, we think it just might replace our China Glaze – Flip Flop Fantasy for bright summer toenail shade. (Jersey Shore also kind of ruined Flip Flop Fantasy for us ) This colour does have a bit of a slight purple undertone, being more of a fuschia than a true pink. We used 2 coats over Blanc for the pictures below.
Bazooka - a little puzzled by the name, but we love the shade nonetheless! It’s hard to do neon red correctly without looking like a deep pink shade or compromising the brightness, but Bazooka does it. The polish has a slight Pantone tangerine tango orange to it. This colour would be beautiful as a base for a nail art design. We used 2 coats for the swatches.
There’s no denying that neon is very in for the season (does it ever really leave?), if you’re hesitant to jump on board with trends why not try with your tips? As Essie says “Wherever you go, take Poppy-Razzi. My newest, non-stop neons are so on-trend, your nails will look fabulous in a flash!” We think we’ll be seeing a lot of people rocking these shades come summer time. What was your favourite shade? Which colour do you think is worth purchasing? Let us know what your think! The Essie – Poppy-Razzi collection will be in stores this May, available at your local beauty supply store for $9.99.
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