Essie “Lilacism” – Swatches and Review

Hi readers! 🙂

Seems my nail posts lately are all in the same colour range, I need more variety! So to change things up here’s a nice pastel violet perfect for spring: Essie Lilacism.

This is the base colour I used for my Swirly Stamping Nail Art back in February and these pictures were taken at that time. Since I had failed my first attempt and took pictures on both tries, I have some pictures without top coat and some with top coat (the picture above is with top coat).

This formula is thin, I needed 3 coats for full opacity (seems the norm with Essie polishes based on the ones I’ve tried so far).

As I mentioned in previous posts, the Essie brush is short. I don’t seem to notice it anymore though, I guess I got used to it. However, with the first Essie polish I tried I sure did notice it! I’ll need to show you a brush comparison at some point.

The next 2 pictures are without top coat.

As you can see this polish has a nice shine and it’s quite self-leveling. But I always like to add a top coat because I find it makes the finish that much more even, and it also protects the colour.

The next picture is with Nubar Diamont top coat (as is the first picture in this post).

I really like this colour, it’s such a nice pastel.

What are your favourites polishes in this colour?

– Chantal 🙂

Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.

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