Essie Coat Couture Swatches + Nailart

Essie Coat Couture Nail Art - Swatch

Continuing with the alphabet series, I have Essie’s Coat Couture from the Cashmere Matte collection which will always be a favourite of mine.  It is a grey-purple matte with blue shimmer that looks amazing matte or with a shiny top coat.  I love the dusty look of the purple because it makes Coat Couture so wearable.

The first coat of this is really patchy.  Not unusual for Essie polishes or mattes in general but it levels out in the second coat for full opacity with no major brush strokes.  Dry time is great and for a matte polish, it wears well.  Shown here with one coat of Essence’s Satin Matte top coat, it kept the beautiful shimmer while staying matte and chip free.

Essie Coat Couture Nail Art

Essie Coat Couture Nail Art - Supplies

A friend had mentioned that Mariposa’s polishes were great for stamping.  This was definitely true of the first set I reviewed so I picked up this set with a gold polish to try.  Sadly, it is not as opaque and while it stamped on well, the colour doesn’t come through as much as I would have hoped.

Essie Coat Couture Nail Art - Stamped Swatch

Essie Coat Couture Nail Art - Macro

It kinda looks pretty like that though, as the blue from Coat Couture shows through a bit under the stamped polish.  I used Shany’s SH225 stamp plate for this design which is just random patches.

Some of the other members of the Canadian Beauty Bloggers Network are also doing the alphabet nails challenge and you can see their posts here:

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