Essie “Looking For Love”
This is a very soft lavender. I had to use about four coats to make it totally opaque. See how the matte finisher greys it out a bit, but you still have color…Isn’t it lovely?
Essie “Ballet Slippers”
An alternative to winter white, just a soft touch of pink. This is four coats as well.
Essie “Mint Candy Apple”
This color is actually in Essie’s Winter Collection 2009, but I wanted to see what it looked like matted. It was opaque in just two coats…I actually love it more matted than with the glossy finish.
OPI “Parlez-Vous OPI”
This is one of my staple OPI colors, I keep this in my stash along with “You Don’t Know Jacques”. It’s such a pretty dark lavender color and the matte makes it even more sophisticated.
OPI “Tickle My Francey”
With the glossy finish it reminds me of some patent nude pumps I have from Banana. With the matte finish it becomes a great nude color for making a statement, without making a statement.