Just Stitched is described by Essie as a pearly-plush pink. This has a light blue shimmer in it, but when left matte most of the shimmer disappears. That was really disappointing to me. I decided to try top coat and wow, what a difference it made. In the second set of pictures you can see how top coat really brings out the shimmer. I much prefer all four of them that way. This is three coats of Just Stitched.
Comfy in Cashmere is described by Essie as a mauve with deep velvet undertones. This color is really pretty. When the top coat is added you can really see the blue-green shimmer. You can see the shimmer more in this one when it is left matte than you can in Just Stitched. I had some issues with Comfy in Cashmere and Just Stitched not leveling and both were pretty streaky for me. This is three coats of Comfy in Cashmere.
Coat Couture is my favorite out of the ones I picked up. It is described by Essie as a sultry satin greige beneath a deep purple shimmer. This one had the best formula for me out of the ones I picked up also. I love this one with top coat. This is two coats of Coat Couture.
Spun in Luxe is the last polish I have to show you. It is described as a sophisticated matte blue-black. This one had an pretty good formula. The shimmer in this one is beautiful! This one is my runner up of the collection. This is two coats of Spun in Luxe.
I honestly have a hard time with Essie. I find their formulas are either really good or not good at all. If you have any really great Essie polishes, let me know. I'd love to find some good ones! I'd love to hear what you think of this collection. Do you prefer them matte or with top coat? Which is your favorite shade in the collection? Let me know in the comments below!