Essie Go Overboard Nail Lacquer
Let’s Go Diving with Essie’s Go Overboard
Essie Go Overboard Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as “a limitless sea blue.” It’s a deep, almost inky, blue with subtle hints of teal–you might call it a very blue teal or a teal-tinged navy blue. MAC Deep Sea is greener and much, much darker. Rescue Beauty Lounge Teal is a bit darker and greener. Illamasqua Viridian is more of a teal. Nothing I could think of was close; everything that was even remotely similar was significantly darker.
What I liked about Go Overboard was the blue is very apparent; it’s not so dark that it loses its color in natural light. The formula wasn’t too thick or too thin, so it applied fluidly and evenly across the nail without bubbling or pooling along the sides. I only needed two coats for opaque color, though it was rather opaque after one. I typically get very good wear out of Essie’s formula; a full week with no chipping and minimal tip wear.