Essie “Lilacism” – Swatches and Review

Hi readers! πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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

  • Haha if it makes you feel any better, I tend to go for the same bloody light turquoise creme over and over and over again. You should look into OPI's cremes. I find that most of them are 2 coaters and the price is about the same in general. (I actually find OPI to be cheaper in this neck of the woods! :))

    I always love your swatches and I think this looks great with a top coat. That extra gloss and shine always gets me!

    • Thanks Melissa! πŸ˜€

      I seem to be in a cremy pastel turquoise phase at the moment, but I have so many other colours to try as well, they all need some lovin'! πŸ™‚

    • I mean *creamy*, not *cremy*, lol!

  • Hi Chantal, I am a new visiter to your lovely blog, thank you for providing such a detailed review of Essie Lilacism, I absolutely adore the colour, it makes me think of candy-shelled mini eggs….yummy! πŸ™‚

  • Thank you Maddie! πŸ™‚
    Now that you mention it, it reminds me too of those delicious mini eggs!!