Essence - Modern Romance

Hi everyone!!

I have yet another polish from Nory to share with you all.  Essence Modern Romance is a beautiful peach creme with peach shimmer.  The formula is not the greatest.  It's so streaky, even after the second coat.  I was so saddened by this because I think the polish is so pretty.  I tried adding top coat, Beauty Secrets, to even it out, but it didn't work. Take a look:

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Not cute right?!  This was the first time I experienced such a poor formula from Essence. 

I wasn't ready to give up on this polish yet!  I decided to add some thinner to the polish because it was also a bit on the thick side.  Then, when applying it, I let  some polish drain off the brush so I could add thinner coats.  It naturally had a lot of polish because of the wide brush.

Here's the result (three coats and no top coat):

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It was soooo much better after adding the thinner and using thinner coats.  The pinky is messed up because of me, not the formula. I'll definitely be trying this one again.  I really love the color and the slight shimmer it has.

Do you have Modern Romance?  How was the formula for you?


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8 comments:

  1. Really hope you get the formula sorted because it's a lovely colour!

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  2. Just got this one and haven't tried yet, but I'll definitely be wary of the formula now ;)

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  3. Such a gorgeous color, a shame the formula didn't cooperate! :(

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  4. Yay! Glad you got it to apply better, It's a beautiful peach!

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  5. I love this shade on you. I hope the formula is easier to work with next time around

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  6. You probably got a dud bottle unfortunately since essence typically has fantastic formulas. Regardless, thank goodness for Nory and thinner because the color is just too pretty to not wear!

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