Thursday, June 3, 2010

Essie Summer 2010: Demure Vixen & Miss Matched

The last two shades from the Essie Summer 2010 Collection, finally! Demure Vixen is the only shade in this collection that is not a true creme, but the iridescent shimmer is extremely subtle.

Above & Below: I used 2 coats on this one and had no issues with it. Demure Vixen is a pale dusty mauve with blue and pink micro shimmer (macro shot below). For the most part, you're going to be the only one who notices the shimmer. It's a pretty shade though and I do think the shimmer adds a little something extra--even if no one else sees it!
Below: Miss Matched is a pale pink that has a hint of lavender. I held it up to Essie Rock Candy, and next to that one, it looks like the palest of lavenders, while Rock Candy looks like a very pale pink. I ended up going with three coats on this one.
Below: The complete collection. If you're interested in viewing the others a little more, scroll down and take a look at the last couple of posts.
Overall, Essie's Summer 2010 is a nice collection. Very nice, in fact. It has a varied range of colors, some bright and summery, others a little more neutral and work-safe. They're all cremes other than the iridescent Demure Vixen, and 2 of them are neons (Knockout Pout and Haute as Hello). Personally, I found them all to be unique, other than Miss Matched. I don't know that I have an exact dupe for that one, but I certainly have enough Essie's that are 'close enough' to that shade! That particular one is classic Essie, and we all know Essie has a rather broad range of pale pink-type shades.

10 comments:

  1. Lovely, lovely!!! So fantastic for summer.

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  2. I think they both look very clean and fresh on you. Great with a nice summer tan, I bet!

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  3. Vixen looks like what I was hoping Barielle Belly Dance would be. But isn't. Boo.

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  4. Demure Vixen is def my fave of he bunch!

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  5. Demure Vixen is really pretty. I guess I can skip these two. I'll just buy the green polish. Thanks for swatching these.

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  6. I am really surprised by Demure Vixen, very nice!

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  7. Demure Vixen is great ! I love them both :)

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  8. I was never really a fan of Essie, their bottles bug me! But they have some really really pretty shades. I love the Vixen one!

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  9. I love the pale pink one :) Might get it but three coats is quite a lot.

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  10. i LOVE demure vixen! i skipped miss matched. it's a very "essie-like" color IMHO. *yawn* but the green, orange and this mauve were amazing!

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