Essie — Frock ‘n Roll (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 latter.

Essie describes Frock ‘n Roll (937) as “a shimmering rich espresso”. It’s a blackened charcoal brown with fine silver shimmer.

I have to say that this is a very Essie shade. I know most people probably associate Essie with soft, French manicure neutrals like Mademoiselle and Sugar Daddy, or perhaps their more recent selection of greyed pastels, but I always think of their old school, blingy fall colors like Priceless and Swing Velvet.

Frock ‘n Roll is reminiscent of the older Priceless from 2004. But where Priceless is a deep brown with a reddish undertone and silver microglitter, Frock ‘n Roll has cool grey—and perhaps even a touch of mauve—undertones and finer silver shimmer.

Essie Nail Polish in Frock 'n Roll, swatch

This polish applied super smoothly and evenly. Two coats was perfect for full opacity. It’s absolutely another winner from Essie Fall 2015!

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.

20 thoughts on “Essie — Frock ‘n Roll (Nail Polish) Swatch & Review

  1. Awwww YEAH sexy beast! I LOVE this one. I hope I find it in some dusty bin in January. Or ELSE.
    I do agree, this is a very “Essie” shade. I associate the brand with both sheer wedding type colours as well as fierce vampy ones.

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    • No, you’re right. It definitely looks a little mauvey at times. It’s a grey day here today, so I can’t say for sure how it looks in bright sunlight. Indoors it can lean a bit purple!

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