Essie Fall 2015 Nail Polish Swatches

Do I really need more reds, deep wines and dark purples?

Yes, I do. It’s a need. A very deep-seated, aching need.

All nail polish lovers understand this feeling.

My non-need for similar shades notwithstanding, I bought the Essie Fall 2015 mini set because I wanted to see how the fall shades fared on my nails.

Leggy Legend


Leggy Legend is a toughie to describe. It’s like someone melted down U.S pennies and add a pinch of turmeric.

Sorry, I dunno why I come up with these weird comparisons.

It’s not the same as OPI Brisbane Bronze, which is more brown. LL applies nicely and doesn’t leave major brush strokes.



With the Band

A staple red creme. Pretty, but not unique. It applies nicely and is opaque after two coats.



It looks a little more orange here than it actually is.



In the Lobby



A darker berry burgundy creme. This one was not quite opaque after 2 coats, but it’s still a favorite color family of mine.



Frock n’ Roll


In the bottle, Frock n’ Roll looks like a dark, grungy purple, but on my nails it looks charcoal black. It contains silver shimmer.


As you can see, it suffers some tip wear after a couple of days. :/

I think my favorite one of the bunch is Leggy Legend. The color is fairly uncommon, it applies smoothly, and leaves a nice finish. The others are skippable.

All swatches you see here are two coats.


About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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One Response to Essie Fall 2015 Nail Polish Swatches

  1. Great shades for fall, but not really ones that I’d personally reach for.

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