Saturday, 19 May 2012

Essence Colour & Go 72 Time For Romance

Recently, I picked up another three Essence Colour & Go nail polishes: #72 Time For Romance, #93 C'est La Vie (bright creamy coral orange) and #79 Viva La Green (creamy Tiffany green).

Of the three, I had the highest hopes for Time For Romance, which is a jelly pink grape with small round and large hexagonal glitters. However, the formula turned out to be less than ideal. It was thick and slightly gloopy, applying less evenly than the other two polishes on the nail wheel. It also takes a long time to dry. After ten minutes, the surface was still sticky and prone to nicks.

The swatch below is three thin coats.

The swatch below is 4 generous coats. It helps to wait awhile in between coats, otherwise the polish tends to cake and become uneven.

Despite the difficulty in application, I do like the sweet dusky pink hue which has a nice metallic sparkle even in low light conditions.


makeupmag said...

That's a pretty shade. It looks lovely on your fingers. Your skintone seems to carry off many different colours well!

Haru said...

Thanks, Mag! The shade kept reminding me of Ribena :-)

E said...

Wah I really love those creme shades!! We finally have essence where I live but we are missing out on so much : (