Essie Off the Shoulder Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

Essie Off the Shoulder Nail Lacquer
Essie Off the Shoulder Nail Lacquer

Pop of Pink to Keep Your Summer Bright

Essie Off the Shoulder Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as “a bold hot pink.” It’s a brightened medium pink with subtle cool undertones with a cream finish. Cult Nails Untamed is similar but has a jelly finish and contains shimmer. MAC Pink Nouveau is darker. Chanel May is several shades lighter and more yellow-toned. MAC Ice Cream Cake is much, much cooler-toned. MAC Galore Pink is a smidgen lighter. Zoya Jolene is brighter.

What a happy, perfect-for-summer pink cream!  It has an immaculate formula, too–naturally glossy, full color coverage in two coats, and applies evenly without a fuss. I didn’t experience any bubbling, streaking, or pooling of the polish along the edges of the nail. I typically get a full week of wear with Essie’s formula with some minor tip wear but no chipping to speak of.  When I was swatching through some Essies last week, I was reminded of how much I love their cream formula.

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Essie Off the Shoulder Nail Lacquer
Essie Off the Shoulder Nail Lacquer

Essie Off the Shoulder Nail Lacquer
Essie Off the Shoulder Nail Lacquer

Essie Off the Shoulder Nail Lacquer
Essie Off the Shoulder Nail Lacquer

Essie Off the Shoulder Nail Lacquer
Essie Off the Shoulder Nail Lacquer

Essie Off the Shoulder Nail Lacquer
Essie Off the Shoulder Nail Lacquer

Essie Off the Shoulder Nail Lacquer
Essie Off the Shoulder Nail Lacquer