|Top L-R: Stitch By Stitch, Fun In the Gondola, Stones 'n' Roses|
Bottom L-R: Eternal Optimist, Pinned Up, Oh Behave
Up until recently I really didn't own any rose polishes. I've had Stones 'n' Roses for 2 years now but the rest all came into my collection in the last 4 months. I posted a picture of Eternal Optimist on my Instagram and asked if you guys would be interested in seeing an Essie Rose Comparison and I was blown away by your response! You had so much love for Eternal Optimist (it's an Essie best seller for a reason) and there were so many YES'S to me doing a comparison, so here it is! These are the rose polishes I'll be comparing:
|Left to Right: Stitch By Stitch, Fun In the Gondola, Stones 'n' Roses, Oh Behave, Eternal Optimist & Pinned Up|
There's no exact dupes in the bunch, but some that look quite similar. Let's examine the formula's and see the colours up close.
Fun In the Gondola (aka Fondola Gondola)
Stitch By Stitch
Stones 'n' Roses
This polish came out in the 2015 Resort Collection. It's a brighter rose with lots of peach tones in it. Stones 'n' Roses has a nice, creamy consistency and is opaque in 2 coats (but I think my formula has thickened slightly. HERE'S what I said about this formula when I first bought it). It's looking REALLY vibrant in the picture but I would say it's a touch more subdued in real life.
What do you think of this rose palette? Which one is your favourite?
I love the colour of Fun in the Gondola and think it would look fantastic on a deeper skin tone. On my skin tone I really loved Stitch By Stitch the best! I also really liked Eternal Optimist. That touch of extra pink in the formula makes me like it just a bit better than Pinned Up, even though they are really close.
If you like this comparison, check out my other Essie colour comparisons (and if you have any requests for future comparisons, please let me know in the comments!):
- Pale Pink
- Hot Pink
- Pale Blue
- Dark Teal
- Almost Black
- Sheer Nude
- Pink-Toned Red
- Bubble Gum Pink
- Lime Green
- Sheer Pink
- Cobalt Blue
- Soft Purples