The first Essie Gel Couture Bridal Collection is a collaboration with bridal designer Monique Lhuillier.
“From the moment a woman lays her eyes on her engagement ring, her manicure becomes the centerpiece of countless photos, special wedding moments.” (Source: press document)
This is such an original polish collection for brides, and not only.
Also, the fact that it belongs to the Gel Couture range is very appropriated.
Essie Gel Couture was launched a short while ago and it’s the upgraded version of the classic Essie polishes.
The first thing to notice is the bottle with its unique twisty shape, a feature that was created to fit ergonomically in the palm of your hand.
The other innovation is the patent-pending swirl-stem brush, designed so that the polish flows smoothly down to the brush, without any nasty blobs coming down.
This 2-step system (polish + Gel Couture Top Coat) aims to offer up to 14 days of chip-free wear without the need for UV or LED lamps – in turn making these polishes easy to remove.
The brush in this range has been given an upgrade as well; it is wider and with rounded yet tapered bristles that splay perfectly along the nail, making the application easier.
Essie Gel Couture Bridal Collection 2017 consists of 6 polishes:
- Lace To The Altar – elegant ivory accented with iridescent pearls
- Dress is More – creamy white
- Blush Worthy – feminine peony pink speckled with gold
- Sage You Love Me – soft dusty gray with a kiss of green
- To Have & To Gold – chic vintage rose gold
- Berry In Love – deep, dazzling plum red
Staying power: 8-12 days with a good base and the Gel Couture Top Coat.
Lace To The Altar, Dress is More, Blush Worthy need 3 coats in order to be completely opaque.
Sage You Love Me, To Have & To Gold, Berry In Love need only 2 coats.
Blush Worthy looks more shimmery in the bottle, the golden shimmer gets lost somehow after application and it only shows in direct, powerful sunlight.
Price: 14,90/ 13.5ml.
My favorites are: Lace To The Altar, Sage You Love Me, Berry In Love.