"Fashion loves the ballet. The beauty, the wonder and of course, the style. Tutus, tights and ballet looks have long inspired designers, fashionistas and creatives to envision some of their most iconic creations. At last, the ballet's romantic femininity and uncompromising detail graces audiences with the debut of essie gel couture ballet nudes. Replicating the ballet's unparalleled excellence, these six new shades work flawlessly with the gel couture top coat to provide the highest standard in performance.
Take center stage with ballerina finesse in these six magnificently neutral, longwear shades. From misty rose pink to soft shimmer gray, gel couture ballet nudes deliver lust-worthy color, high quality performance and impeccable gel-like shine. Essie gel couture ballet nudes embody the effortless strength of a graceful ballerina. Her choreographed twirls mimic the beautiful bottle design, while the patent-pending brush allows for precise application." according to the official press release.
The ballet nudes collection include-
Satin Slipper: a semi sheer nude beige cream. [silky champagne ivory]
Lace Me Up: a very light pink based nude cream. [misty rose pink]
Hold the Position: a rose pink cream. [coral peach pink]
At the Barre: a light brown cream. [soft cinnamon nude]
Perfect Posture: a soft periwinkle cream with soft gray undertones. [periwinkle powder blue]
Closing Night: a slightly shimmering medium gray. [soft shimmer gray]
Also featured here is the new Bridal Collection.
"Save the date- essie and acclaimed bridal designer Monique Lhuillier are set to wed in the dreamiest of collaborations, introducing the limited edition essie gel couture bridal collection by Monique Lhuillier. Every proper bride-to-be knows that first comes the engagement ring, then comes the manicure; hands become the centerpiece of countless photos, conversations and special moments. The picture-perfect fit for your fingertips- essie gel couture bridal collection by Monique Lhuillier gives women a wedding day manicure like never before.
A vision of romantic femininity, the limited-edition essie gel couture bridal collection by Monique Lhuillier marries the designer's famed and luxurious attention to detail with essie's renowned color authority. "I was so happy to partner with essie for the gel couture bridal collection," says Monique Lhuillier. "I created shades fit for every bride, a perfect complement to unique bridal couture and natural beauty." according to the official press release.
The bridal collection consists of the following shades-
Lace to the altar: a pearly shimmering white. [elegant ivory accented with iridescent pearls]
Dress is more: a semi sheer white cream. [creamy sheer white dusted with pink]
Blush-worthy: a pale rose pink with shimmering flecks in it. [feminine peony pink speckled with gold shimmer]
Sage you Love me: a dove gray cream with green sage undertones. [soft dusty gray with a kiss of green undertones creme]
To have & to gold: a pretty rose gold. [chic vintage rose gold metallic]
Berry in Love: a raspberry burgundy cream. [deep, dazzling plum red]
(all swatches shown in this post are 2 coats, and are taken outdoors in natural sunlight.)
I am so happy and pleased with these two collections. This is what I have been waiting for. As we already know I am obsessed with the gel couture line. The brush is incredible and so easy to work with. My clients are always intrigued and impressed with the bottle's shape. And now that the line is offering these gorgeous new shades I couldn't be happier.
I didn't experience any issues whatsoever with the formulas. I found they all painted on smoothly, easily, and evenly.
Both collections are out and available now, and retail for $11.50 per shade.
Give them a try, you won't regret it!
For more info on essie, check them out online here: http://www.essie.com/