Essie She’s Picture Perfect Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

Essie She's Picture Perfect Nail Lacquer
Essie She’s Picture Perfect Nail Lacquer

Is That Highlighter All Over Your Nails?

Essie She’s Picture Perfect Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.46 fl. oz.) is described as an “iridescent, reflective lilac.” It’s a medium lilac purple shot through with ultra-fine fuchsia-pink iridescent shimmer. I can’t emphasize enough how subtle the shimmer is and how little it really reflects–it takes a lot of direct light and shifting to see it. Cult Nails Charming is warmer, less blue-based. Zoya Caitlin is much darker and bluer. Essie Lilacism is much lighter.

I’ve been having some good experiences with recent Essies–this one was a little less stellar. Good, just not perfect. The formula on this particular shade was a little thick, so getting even coats that don’t take too long to dry was more difficult. The drying time still seemed a little long, and it’s not at all forgiving if you move to apply your second coat too early–you’ll definitely get drag. The color itself is opaque after two coats.

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Essie She's Picture Perfect Nail Lacquer
Essie She’s Picture Perfect Nail Lacquer

Essie She's Picture Perfect Nail Lacquer
Essie She’s Picture Perfect Nail Lacquer

Essie She's Picture Perfect Nail Lacquer
Essie She’s Picture Perfect Nail Lacquer

Essie She's Picture Perfect Nail Lacquer
Essie She’s Picture Perfect Nail Lacquer

Essie She's Picture Perfect Nail Lacquer
Essie She’s Picture Perfect Nail Lacquer

Essie She's Picture Perfect Nail Lacquer
Essie She’s Picture Perfect Nail Lacquer