Essie Retro Revival
Essie Retro Revival

Although I do love an Essie polish for reliable and even colour, I’m not exactly blown away by the Essie Retro Revival collection. But, it’s interesting in that it’s a celebration of 35 years of Essie (who knew?!) with a re-launch of some of their best loved shades.

Essie Retro Revival
Essie Retro Revival

They’re all archive shades that have been best-sellers over the years although I cannot believe that For The Twill of It isn’t there – a duochrome that was a big favourite of mine (metallic greeny/red).

Essie Retro Revival
Essie Retro Revival

I haven’t swatched Birthday Suit becaue it just doesn’t show up (it’s a barely there nude). So from top and heading around we have: Bikini With A Martini (a pearly, peachy-pink shade and the only one I couldn’t get an even finish on after two coats), Sequin Sash (a silver sparkle shot beige/nude), Life Of The Party (bronzed red), Cabana Boy (pale pearly grey) and Starry Starry Night.

Essie Retro Revival
Essie Retro Revival

Starry Starry Night is from 1997, Life of The Party, 2002, Bikini with a Martini, 2006, Sequin Sash, 2005, Birthday Suit, 1981 and Cabana Boy, 2005.

They’re £7.99 each and in Superdrug and Boots.

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