Essie — Leggy Legend (Nail Polish) Swatch & Review

Collection: Essie Fall 2015

Essie’s first fall collection under their new Global Color Director—and only my favorite handbag designer!—Rebecca Minkoff, is inspired by rock & roll:

taking center stage this season is iconic rock ’n’ roll royalty: the queen of the entourage, the unstoppable, impossibly stylish muse. the six new compelling shades of the fall 2015 collection capture the powerful allure of the ingénues of the rock era with intensely saturated hues.

I just picked up two shades from this collection, Leggy Legend and Frock ‘n Roll. Today’s review is for the former.

Essie calls Leggy Legend (932) “an alloyed bronze bombshell”. It’s a super gold-toned, foxy bronze metallic shimmer that stops just short of being frosty.

I myself am quite warm-toned, and even quite tanned this summer, but find this a little overwhelmingly bronzed. I feel like unless you have a warm, deep skintone (in which case Leggy Legend will look amazing), this is going to give you lobster hands (i.e., make your fingers look really pink). However, this polish is also crazy glam, so maybe you’ll just want to rock it, anyway. I know I will!

If you love golds and bronzes, you’ll want this one, for sure.

Essie Nail Polish in Leggy Legend, swatch

Application was very smooth and not too streaky at all, even with the highly shimmery, metallic finish. Two coats gives full opacity.

Essie Nail Polish retails for US$8.50 / CA$9.99–$10.99 and is 0.46 US fl oz / 13.5 mL. The polish is free of toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP). It is made in the USA.

Essie Cosmetics, founded in 1981, is based in Westfield NJ, USA. In 2010, Essie was acquired by the L’Oréal Group.

18 thoughts on “Essie — Leggy Legend (Nail Polish) Swatch & Review

  1. I want this, yet I don’t want it. I want it mostly for how awesome this formula looks, but I know I’ll apply it once and not love it on me. The Essie Fall collection looks AMAZING. Frock ‘n Roll is the one I want.

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    • I almost wore Frock ‘n Roll last night! Hope I’ll have a swatch up for tomorrow 🙂 I’ve really liked the last few major Essie collections…looks like the RM connection has been fruitful so far!

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  2. The colour looks gorg!! And it looks great because it’s solid gold. Some gold nails shades you have to apply like 5 coats to get that opaque finish. ✽_✽ ❤︎ <a href=”” target=”_blank”>laineyloveslife

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  3. I picked this one up as well and am currently wearing it. It took me some time to cave and buy it because I was worried about how it would look with my cool skin tone, but I am actually pleasantly surprised with how it looks with my skin,

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  4. This looks absolutely gorgeous! I ordered this from Ulta along with Bell Bottom Blues and Frock N Roll . . . and then I picked up With The Band when I was at Walgreen’s! I cannot wait to try this one – it screams 1970’s and David Bowie to me! Obsessed!


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