Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Essie Power Clutch from the Fall 2011 Brand New Bag Collection

Power Clutch is the only shade I picked up from Essie's Fall Collection, Brand New Bag. I liked some of the other shades, but not enough to buy them. There were several that I didn't think would work with my skin tone and a couple that looked too much like other polishes I already had. I do like the theme of this collection though, and now I'm on the hunt for a brand new bag that matches Power Clutch!






This 2-coat shade had a perfect formula that was smooth and well pigmented. It dries to a very high gloss finish, so I had difficulty photographing it outdoors without picking up lots of unwanted reflection. The color can best be described as a medium charcoal creme with deep dark olive undertones. This shade tends to lean more grey in lower lighting, but the green is evident in brighter lighting and sun (my photos were taken in full sun). I think the green also gives it a somewhat dusty or muted tone.

Did you pick any shades up from this collection? I'm kind of glad I didn't pick up any more from this collection, beacuse that means more money for their upcoming Holiday collection!

12 comments:

  1. I'm wearing Power Clutch right now! I found it at Walgreens, so I don't even remember seeing the other colors from the collection. I absolutely love it though! Perfect formula, and two coats is awesome! I'm going to be wearing it a lot this fall.

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  2. Fantastic shade on you. I want to see all of the collection first!

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  3. So many greys this fall, but this one is a really pretty one!

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  4. So clean and dark, very suited for Fall. I like it.

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  5. Great shade, I love these peculiar greys!

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  6. This one is definitively going on my WL. But it's also the only one from the collection. Cool colour though. My winners in Fall collections reman Zoya, Finger Paints and Orly. :)

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  7. I also have Power Clutch & I love it!

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  8. This collection grew on me. I kept adding and adding. I thought like you, a # of them I had close or dupes to. Then when I got them home and swatched, discovered other than one that is close to some darker gray/taupes I have - they are all very different. I did gravitate to Power Clutch right off which is funny as I know I have some really similar to this however they are not in cream - they are in a very light shimmer. Ended up with them all but the light pink one - Ladies Purse maybe? Cannot think what it's called - but knew it was too pale for me or what I would need now.

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  9. Nope, not one, they all seem too familiar!

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  10. love this color. have to check if kelly by Zoya is similar, then i dont need that one, but dark greys look soo nice every time :)

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