Shown below is two coats.
A bear hug. 🐻 (Nathaniel and Arthur, I guess.)
Feu de Russie. This is kind of extraordinary, not only for having been in my stash for a while but also for its combination of burgundy and dark red microglitter in a blackened base. Amazing.
Two coats applied.
Mystère is a dark (burgundy) red, darker than it seems in the bottle, and probably containing the slightest hint of maroon.
Two coats for opaqueness and more depth regarding a deep dark and vampy red; this tends to have a jelly-ish finish. So shown below is two coats.
Not much to say about this beautiful dark red. Nuit 1947 is the kind of vampy shades I like. Also notice my bare nails reflecting in the lid … 😉
This has been the signature shade of Essie’s Holiday Collection of last year, Leading Lady. It’s a berry red with a jelly base containing glitter particles of different sizes.
Two coats. Leading Lady actually reminds me of the varnish I’m wearing right now, China Glaze Ruby Pumps (although the latter is more red-based and has smaller glitter bits.)
This is a darker red with a hint of brown – so beautiful!
Tried to take a photo under natural light too.
Certainly one of my favourite dark reds: Rouge Garçonne, although it had taken me ages until I wanted to try it. I don’t know why. In a word, it’s stunning.
Two coats. I’m wearing this about once or twice a month. Wonderful shade!