It's that time of year - the pastels from Spring and neons from Summer are slowly being shoved aside for the richer, warmer berry tones of Autumn. I love this time of year in the makeup world - jewel tones, burgundies, golds - give it all to me, please.
I bought the mini kit from this collection, it contains four of the six shades from another Rebecca Minkoff collaboration (the first being the Flowerista one that I swatched here) - here are all six.
I bought the mini kit from Beautyzone2007, my go-to eBay seller for the latest Essie collections. I stopped buying the full sizes a while ago because I've never, ever finished a nail polish so the big bottles were going to waste.
The shades in the mini kit are (L-R): Leggy Legend, With the Band, In the Lobby, and Frock 'n Roll.
Here's a look at the four I have:
The collection is "a throwback to the Rock 'n Roll era of the Seventies" and that definitely comes through. The rich gold and lush burgundy scream Seventies chic, and are a very wearable way to enjoy the Seventies Revival trend.
Here's a look at them individually, swatches are inside (L) and outside (R) as usual.
This reminds me of a Tiger's Eye stone. It's a beautiful warm, rich, bronze gold (Essie call it "an alloyed bronze") that lends its name to the collection. It applied flawlessly in one coat, but I did two for the pictures just to make sure. It looks like it's lit from within - if there's one I would buy in full size - this is absolutely it, it's going to look fantastic with some knitwear over the next few months.
With the Band
This is one coat, lads. It's lovely - described as a "toasted spice burgundy", it's really flattering on pale skin and looks glossy and vibrant. I'm not a lover of red polish but this has just enough depth in it for me to really enjoy wearing it.
In the Lobby
Or "exotic cinnamon plum". This is another showstopper for me, it's almost syrup-like when it dries. It has an almost glazed feel to it, it's a dark, warm plum that was a little gloopy to apply - but I gave it some drying time in between two coats and the payoff was worth it. I love this one. Just a warning - it stains like hell, so do use a basecoat.
Frock 'n Roll
This is described as "shimmering rich espresso". This is the colour of coffee beans with a slight purple undertone, it leans more towards the blackberry side of things outside. There's a fine glitter running through this - it's not sparkly disco ball glitter, but it is there and it does translate well on to the nail unlike some other glitters. The pictures show one coat. It's nice - but it's not my favourite of the four and I don't think I'll get much wear from it.
Here's the closest I can get to showing you the detail in Leggy Legend and Frock 'n Roll:
Again I probably should say that I don't have any kind of agreement with the brand, I buy the collections myself as they're released because they genuinely are my favourite nail polish brand.
Will you be picking up any of these? Or do you have a favourite colour for the Autumn months?