Essie Neon 2016 Collection - Swatches & Review

Thursday, 5 January 2017

It's summer which means lots of bright manis coming my way (not that the season really stops me but still).  Anyway, I ordered the Essie Neon Collection quite some time ago now and actually started swatching it not long after I received it.  For one reason or another it kept being bummed off my blog planner...until now!  I finally finished swatching the collection and now I can share all my thoughts with you.  So let's get into it before I start babbling on.

Now before I get into the individual polishes I should point out that there is also a white primer base coat that you and purchase.  I decided not to buy this as I figured any white base would do.  Now all of these polishes do apply unevenly, some more than others and some to even out.  As you can see from my pictures not all of them even out completely.

Gallery Girl is a coral pink.  I like the colour of this one.  My swatch shows two coats, however I think a third coat could have evened it out some more.  It didn't look this uneven in person.  Or maybe I need to get my eyes checked again?

In It To Wyn It is described as a turquoise blue.  This isn't turquoise to me at all.  It's definitely just a blue.  This one is definitely the most uneven of the bunch.  My swatch shows three coats.

Mark On Miami is described as an ember orange.  I'm a fan of this one.  It also has one of the most even formulas of this collection.  I used two coats for my swatch.

Off The Wall is a bright pink.  No surprise that I like this colour.  I used two coats for my swatch.

Stencil Me In is a citrus lime.  This one also applies quite evenly.  My swatch shows two coats.

The Fuchsia Of Art is a magenta.  This is a nice colour, but the formula is really uneven.  My swatch shows two coats.

Overall, I think the colours are nice (although I'm not sure why they needed the pink and the coral - they are a bit too similar for my liking) but I don't think I would wear them as a full mani.  The formulas are way to uneven and honestly it's a lot of effort for something that doesn't look great.  Do I regret buying this collection?  Not at all.  These colours look amazing in nail art and you can bet you will be seeing them a lot.

What do you think of this collection?


  1. All these colours look lovely & your swatches really do the polishes justice. The only one that looks uneven is the blue, all the rest are gorgeous. I can't wait to see how you use them for nail art, I'm sure they'd be lovely in all kinds of manis xx

    1. The colours are gorgeous and I am loving them for nail art. I'm sure I have similar things in my collection if I want to do a full nail for a mani. The blue is definitely the most uneven. It's such a shame really.