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One of the latest Essence polish to hit the stands is a bit of a gimmick. Seeing as everyone goes mad for the "no make-up" make-up look Essence are doing the same thing but with nail polish. In fairness when I wear nail polish I don't really go for the sheer pinks that just brighten up the nail. I want full on colour / glitter depending on my mood so I knew I wouldn't be as into this as others would.
I have the Essence no make-up look polish in the shade 01 Powdery Rose. It is a pretty pale pink matte shade that is sheer but it can be built up. I have on 3 coats of Powdery Rose. The formula is a tad streaky .Even at 3 coats you could see some streaks up close, especially when left with the matte finish. You can leave it at 2 coats but I wanted to 3 to see if it would make much of a difference (it didn't really). It dries pretty quickly too which is a bonus.
I added on a coat of Sally Hansen 3D gel shine to see how this polish looked glossy (below) You can still see my nail line but it's designed to be sheer so I was expecting that. It's a pretty nice shade if you are into the sheer look. Personally I wish the streaks weren't there but that's my own personal polish preference. It does make your nails look a lot brighter, especially if they are slightly stained.