Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Essie "Knockout Pout"

Today's notd is another bright pink, one of my favorite hues for both fingers and toes during the summer, Essie "Knockout Pout." "Knockout Pout" is bright, creme-y, almost-neon pink.

(photographed: Essie "Knockout Pout")

Even though "Knockout Pout" is an almost-neon color, I wanted to show it contrasts with an actual neon pink, China Glaze's "Shocking Pink." I also threw Essie's "Haute As Hello" into the mix since, in certain lighting, "Knockout Pout" can have almost a peach tone to it. "Haute As Hello" provides as a good comparison to show how pink "Knockout Pout" really is.

(photographed [L to R]: Essie "Haute As Hello," "Knockout Pout," China Glaze "Shocking Pink")

As you can see in the photo above, "Knockout Pout" is a much more creme-y pink than China Glaze's "Shocking Pink," and much more pink than "Haute As Hello."

 Even though "Knockout Pout" is a creme-y pink, it is slightly brighter than depicted in the photo below. It's bright quality, similar to neon polishes, makes it difficult to photograph correctly.

(photographed: Essie "Knockout Pout," 3 coats, natural light)

The photo below is slightly truer to color than the photo above, showcasing the polishes vibrant qualities better.

(photographed: Essie "Knockout Pout," 3 coats, shade)

  • Fun color for summer.
  • Good for those who are shy to neons but still want a bright polish.
  • 3 thin coats gave an opaque coverage. Easy enough formula to work with.
  • Like "Haute As Hello," "Knockout Pout" dries to a semi-matte finish. Use a top coat if you want a glossy finish. I recommend Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri!

Final Verdict: Essie's "Knockout Pout," though not an outstandingly original color, is a fun one I return to for summers. It's perfect when I'm not in the mood for something as eye-catching as China Glaze's "Shocking Pink."

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