The essie fall collections are always my favorite as I love fall color palettes and mixing and matching fall polishes. This year they did not disappoint, especially when they came out with the literal army green polish of my dreams! I think that most of these are super unique to my personal collection but I did find a few dupes or polishes that are super close and I have comparisons for those below!
From left to right: ‘cargo cameo’, ‘heart of the jungle’, ‘waterfall in love’, ‘swing of things’, ‘don’t be spotted’, and ‘adrenaline brush’.
“this is one color expedition you don’t want to miss, because nails can’t help but be spotted in the new limited edition essie fall 2020 collection. six warm, earthy shades inspired by a thrilling trek through the heart of the jungle. with an unduplicated, nuanced essie point of view – these fall shades break tradition in bold, electrified and majestic hues.” – essie
‘heart of the jungle’ is a khakhi green nail polish with yellow undertones. this was two coats and has sky rocketed to the top of my all time favorite essie polishes EVER. I can’t get over how gorgeous this one is and really did not want to take it off! If you get one from this collection I would say this is the must have!
‘cargo cameo’ is a warm brown nail polish with tone-on-tone pearl. I love a brown nail for fall and the pearl in this one makes the polish glow on the nail! This was two thin coats of polish.
‘waterfall in love’ is a rich royal blue nail polish with red undertones. This one surprised me for a fall collection release but what surprised me even more is how much I love it as a transition shade from summer to fall! I am currently rocking this one and love how striking the blue looks on the nail. This is two thin coats of polish.
‘don’t be spotted’ is a cheetah orange nail polish with tone-on-tone pearl. This one is unlike anything that I have in my collection and seriously makes my nails look like they are glowing from within. This is giving me thanksgiving vibes and took three thin coats to reach this opacity but could be done in less depending on how you want the color to look!
‘adrenaline brush’ is a vibrant red nail polish with yellow undertones. When I first saw this I for sure thought that I was going to have a dupe for it in my collection but I surprisingly didn’t. I am not a huge fan of red nails so I don’t own many red polishes but this one leaned a bit on the brighter end than the ones that I do have! This took two thin coats.
‘swing of things’ is a deep berry purple nail polish with red undertones. I am a sucker for berry polishes like this for fall, especially when they apply like a dream. This took two thin coats and is the perfect go to shade for the cold months.
Surprisingly there were only two polishes in this new release that I had dupes for! I have swatches of them below so you can see which other essie polishes are similar in color!
‘all the wave’ is a tad lighter of a blue where as ‘waterfall in love’ has a bit of deeper blue undertones. They are slightly different but if you only wear blue polishes in this family every so often this might be one that you can hold off on!
These four are seriously all so close together I could hardly tell the difference underneath a light. I would say that if you own ‘bahama mama’, ‘designated DJ’ or ‘new year new hue’ that you don’t need ‘swing of things’. On the other hand if you were a fan of any of those three and haven’t been able to find them in the past or are looking for a replacement shade this is the perfect option!
After swatching all six I would have to say that I think essie did a great job with this collection! The formulas are all great and the shades they came out with are fun and different and I like how they look mixed together! My top three are ‘heart of the jungle’, ‘cargo cameo’, and ‘don’t be spotted’.