Essie Cascade Cool Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

Essie Cascade Cool Nail Lacquer
Essie Cascade Cool Nail Lacquer

A Little Cotton Candy for a Summer Treat

Essie Cascade Cool Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.46 fl. oz.) is described as a “creamy, sweet dusty pink.” It’s a light-medium cotton candy pink with blue undertones and a cream finish. Not quite Pepto pink, but it gives me similar vibes. You know, it’s funny: MAC makes a LOT of the blue-based, cotton candy pinks in the world (and not just nail color); all of the closest shades to this are by MAC. MAC Saint Germain is slightly pinker, less cool-toned. MAC Vagabondage is a smidgen lighter. MAC Ice Cream Cake is a fraction darker. Zoya Rory is somewhat similar in color, but it has a very shimmery finish, so they aren’t really dupes.

This color was totally opaque in two coats, and they were two beautiful coats at that. The formula was not too thick or too thin, so it applied evenly, fluidly, and I didn’t have problems with it pooling along the sides of the nail or bubbling.  I’m a huge fan of Essie’s creams; they’re just really easy to use, because they have a good consistency and excellent pigmentation.  I typically get a full week of wear without chips and minor tip wear with the brand’s formula.

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Essie Cascade Cool Nail Lacquer
Essie Cascade Cool Nail Lacquer

Essie Cascade Cool Nail Lacquer
Essie Cascade Cool Nail Lacquer

Essie Cascade Cool Nail Lacquer
Essie Cascade Cool Nail Lacquer

Essie Cascade Cool Nail Lacquer
Essie Cascade Cool Nail Lacquer

Essie Cascade Cool Nail Lacquer
Essie Cascade Cool Nail Lacquer

Essie Cascade Cool Nail Lacquer
Essie Cascade Cool Nail Lacquer