Alert the media! An Essie I love!! This is my shocked face.
Really, I can’t remember the last Essie I bought and am too lazy to check. But after seeing swatches of Essie’s new fall collection Leggy Legend at BeautyGeeks, I really wanted to try the dark fleck/shimmer, Frock ‘n Roll.
Minor rant: Shouldn’t Frock ‘n Roll be spelled Frock ‘n’ Roll, with the second apostrophe? The word “and” is missing both the a and the d. It cries out for a second apostrophe. OCDers everywhere demand it. But I should repeat to myself, “It’s just a polish; I should really just relax.” (Shout-out to cult show MST3K)
OK, Frock ‘n Roll. Seeing the first previewed bottle shots, I thought it was just a dark gray metallic or shimmer and was meh about it. It’s more. I’d call it a dark grayed purple-brown, which sounds like an unappealing description if ever I heard one. But the proof is in the pictures.
The formula was excellent although the brush in my bottle had some annoying wild hairs that wanted to put polish on my skin. You could use two thin coats but I tried one thick one and was very pleased with it. With no top coat under indirect bright sunshine:
With the flash you see more of the silvery shimmer/fleck and it looks more purple:
Under artificial indoor light it looks more brown:
It’s great to see something a little different from Essie, and a great fall color to boot. I got my bottle at Ulta for $8.50, and at Ulta’s web site it’s called a taupe brown. Excuse me?? Taupe to me means light grayed brown, and ain’t nothing light about Frock ‘n Roll. And they forgot the purple. Kind of like Essie forgot that apostrophe.