Essie Gel Couture Nail Polishes Summer 2016: See All The Colors

Essie Gel Couture Nail Polishes Summer 2016: First Look

The summer nail polish hunting has just begun, and after exploring Louboutin’s and OPI’s latest addictions, along with a few super cute new nail art designs to try right before summer, it is time for a new nail polish collection to be announced, and it will surely make you add a few items on your wish list. Essie has just launched its Gel Couture nail polish line for summer 2016 with a grand total of 42 new colors and a base coat, housed in brand new uber-chic bottles, and they are all ultra shiny and with a long-lasting effect.

Essie revealed its Gel Couture collection at the recent Met Gala in New York, and did it in the best way possible: celebrities such as Emma Watson, Katie Holmes, Elle Fanning and Chloe Grace Moretz all wore the new shades from Essie’s Gel Couture nail collection, proving one doesn’t have to spend tons of money on a nail polish to get a perfectly delicate and refined manicure (news that Gigi Hadid spent $2000 on her metallic manicure is still hitting the headlines!). Coming out in June, the Essie Gel Couture collection retails for only $11.50 each color and you can get your favorite shade at Nordstrom.

Essie Gel Couture Nail Polishes Summer 2016

By debuting the Gel Couture line at the 2016 Met Gala, Essie surprised us not only with a new sleek twirling bottle, which is indeed a big revolution for the company (its signature squared bottle has been housing its nail polishes for years now), but also with a brand new formula. It is a two-step formula, which encompasses a base and a color and, according to Essie, lasts up to 14 days. The system acts like a resistant gel polish, and it does not require a UV lamp to shine at its best. To top it all off, each of the 42 bottles features a brand new brush stem as well, with the aim of allowing a more precise application.

As for the bottle, it was inspired by couture fashion, likewise the colors themselves. The collection comprises four sub-collections entitled Atelier, First Look, Fashion Show and After Party, with colors directly inspired by such events. From brights to delicate nudes and pastels, in the collection you will find colors named Sew Me, Spool Me Over, On the List, Find Me A Mannequin and Hang Up the Heels, just to name a few. Below find all the shades the collection offers:

Essie Gel Couture Atelier Nail Polish

• Spool Me Over ” creamy apricot pink
• Sheer Fantasy ” graceful sheer pink
• Fairy Tailor ” sheer nude pink
• Pinned Up ” spicy tea rose
• Sew Me ” cream caramel rose
• Stitch by Stitch ” ladylike pink
• Take Me To Thread ” soft taupe
• Make The Cut ” pearlized nude greige
• Touch Up ” soft mauve pink
• First View ” baby cashmere blue
• Twill Seeker ” pewter with sage luster
• Pearls of Wisdom ” lustrous mulberry pearl

Essie Gel Couture Nail Polishes Summer 2016: Atelier

Essie Gel Couture First Look Nail Polish

• Pre-Show Jitters ” alabaster white
• Couture Curator ” appraising coral p‚Äö√†√∂‚Äö√묢che
• Haute To Trot ” handcrafted lavender rose
• Zip Me Up ” slinky satin mint
• Beauty Nap ” dreamy gray-moss
• Dress Call ” charming orchid cr‚Äö√†√∂¬¨√Üme

Essie Gel Couture Nail Polishes Summer 2016: First Look

Essie Gel Couture Fashion Show Nail Polish

• Flashed ” poppy electric vermillion
• Beauty Marked ” striking statement crimson
• Rock The Runway ” fierce scarlet red
• Sit Me In The Front Row ” distinguished juicy raspberry
• Model Citizen ” flawless light deep pink
• Take A Walk ” vigorous lime chartreuse
• Signature Smile ” sharp fiery rose
• The It Factor ” fascinating bright fuchsia
• Looks To Thrill ” light & vibrant ambered melon cr‚Äö√†√∂¬¨√Üme
• Style In Excess ” opulent icy slategray
• Labels Only ” lavish frosted sapphire
• On The List ” prolific tangerine coral

Essie Gel Couture Nail Polishes Summer 2016: Fashion Show

Essie Gel Couture After Party Nail Polish

• Caviar Bar ” magnificent deep navy
• Find Me A Mannequin ” magnetic ultramarine blue
• Bubbles Only ” classic burgundy cr‚Äö√†√∂¬¨√Üme
• Gala-Vanting ” jovial marooned red
• Model Clicks ” fashionable aubergine wine
• Drop The Gown ” ruby red
• Turn ‘N’ Pose ” dramatic deep plum
• Hang Up The Heels ” jet black accessorized with jade shimmer
• Surrounded By Studs ” bejeweled blue
• Spiked With Style ” edgy deep blood red
• Off Duty Style ” deep dusty teal
• Wrap Party ” inky & mysterious midnight green

Essie Gel Couture Nail Polishes Summer 2016: After Party

Photos courtesy of Essie

Written by Virginia Cafaro
With a strong passion for foreign cultures, contemporary art and fashion, Virginia is an enthusiastic editor and translator. When she is not writing, she likes to read books and eat chocolate (at the same time). She also likes to take too many pictures and collect too many comics.