This week’s mani features Merino Cool from Essie’s Fall 2010 collection. It’s a familiar color in the greige spectrum, but it doesn’t mean I like it any less. The purple undertones are strong in this shade and it’s a perfect fall color. In fact, every color in Essie’s Fall Collection is seasonally on par. It’s full of beautiful murky cremes, a bold red and rich coffee brown. In a word: cozy.
Essie drew inspiration from the fall runways, which were a mix of traditional glamour, chic urban warriors and eclectic color combinations dominated by a posh palette of decadent, velvet textures and reflective, metallic embellishments. Each shade in Essie’s fall collection is the perfect complement to the season’s trends.
The collection is expected to land beginning September 1, but it’s starting to pop up already. This could be one of those collections that I purchase every color. To start, I picked up the mini sampler from Ulta this weekend (hence the tiny bottle). In addition to Merino Cool, it includes Sew Psyched, Limited Addiction and Little Brown Dress.