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Essie Fall Collection 2016

essie fall collection 2016 swatches

Today I’d like to present my newest beauty find this month – the new Essie Fall Collection.

It  encompasses 6 shades ranging from greenish blue to burnt orange and a vibrant pink. It is decidedly Asia Inspired and features names that all evoke typical items of Japanese culture like kimonos, udon noodles or koi.


I decided to go for a multicolour look when swatching them as I quite like how the colours go together.

essie fall collection 2016 swatches

essie fall collection 2016 swatches

From left: maki me happy, playing koi, go go geisha, now and zen, udon know me

This six shade palette of mesmerizing hues channels the changing fall foliage along with the modern and traditional sides of Tokyo’s bustling city.

The shades are:

kimono-over  – a plum purple

maki me happy – a crimson-toned berry pink

now and zen – a dirty green greyish hue

go go geisha – an opaque light pink

udon know me – a pale blue with seagreen undertones

playing koi – a burnt rust orange

essie fall collection 2016 swatchesessie fall collection 2016 swatches

My Verdict:

Favourites from this collection are definitely udon know me and playing koi. I’m wearing playing koi in this outfit shoot. Now and zen is also a very cool, minimalist colour for fall. Essie describes it as a “timeless sage grey” but it looks more green to me. It is safe to say that the colours are all quite nice though – these are just the ones I will probably wear the most. Maki me happy is a versatile berry shade which is always nice for the colder seasons. The ones that will probably get the least wear are go go geisha and kimono-over just because I’m not a big fan of purple in general and don’t wear light pinks a lot nowadays. As you will have noticed, I haven’t swatched kimono-over here because I didn’t have enough fingers. If you like these shades though you won’t be disappointed. I think the choice of names for this fall collection is pretty cute though!


You can see the collection here or here.

essie fall collection 2016 swatches

How do you like the new Essie fall colours? Have you tried any of them yet?

essie fall collection 2016 swatches

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  1. Melanie

    Ohhhh alle Farben bitte einmal zu mir! Die sehen ja soooo toll aus, da muss ich doch mal bei Essie wieder vorbei schauen :-*

    Melanie /

    • caliope

      Ja, das lohnt sich bestimmt – die Farben gefallen mir auch echt gut! Liebe Grüße x

  2. shadownlight

    Hey, die Farben find ich grandios!
    Hab ein schönes Wochenende!

  3. Tina Carrot

    Oh, wirklich ein Traum, ich kann mich gar nicht entscheiden, welche Farbe mir am besten gefällt – wahrscheinlich Go Go Geisha oder Kimono-Over!

    Ganz liebe Grüße,

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