Friday, November 2, 2012

Essence Chic Reloaded

   It's the weekend!  Everyone have their plans ready?  Also don't forget the time change is this weekend.  So we get an extra hour of fun.  Or sleep, which is pretty fun to me.  
   Today, well tonight, I'm showing you Chic Reloaded from Essence.  

   Chic Reloaded is a dark almost black based duo-chrome.  Purple and a green/teal color are the most predominant colors, but there is a bit of a pink shift at certain angles as well.  The formula was good and application was smooth, though you will see a few brush strokes.  I used 2 coats for these photos, but if you use thick coats, you could possibly get away with just one.  Unlike a lot of duo-chromes, the color shift shows up well on its own, without layering this polish over a darker color.  Probably because of how dark the base color is to begin with.  I used Finger Paints  base coat and no top coat in these photos.

Direct Sun

Indoor Natural Light

Indoor with Flash

   See how well both the purple and the green/teal show up?  Chic Reloaded reminds me a lot of Borghese Stellare Notte, which is now discontinued I believe.  The color shift is a little different, but they are very close.  If you like duo-chromes, you should definitely pick up this polish, especially if you wanted Stellare Notte but never got it.


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    1. Essence can usually be found at Ulta, and I believe some grocery store chains like HEB.


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