Essie Is Launching 42 New Shades

Essie has become a household name in the wold of nail polish, both for flawless formulations as well as endless color variations. If you can't get enough of the lacquer label, I have some exciting news for you. Essie is launching a Gel Couture collection, according to PopSugar, which means a whole slew of brand new polish shades are coming your way. So, when does the new Essie Gel Couture collection come out? You may now be wondering. Fortunately, you won't have to wait long.

The Gel Couture collection aims to revolutionize gel polish, simplifying the process by eliminating the UV light. According to a press release, Essie is instead offering an easy two-step system that lasts up to 14 days, comprised of just a color and a Gel Couture top coat layer, so you can get a chip-free manicure without the hassle and harm of UV light. That's not even the sweetest part, though. The collection includes 42 brand new colors — yes, you read that correctly. It may not be a 100 count launch like Urban Decay's Vice lipsticks, but I'd say it's still pretty darn fantastic.

This unique collection merges style and technology, evident in the new bottle design that looks like a twirling dress, as well as in the breakthrough long-wear formula. It makes perfect sense, then, that the brand chose to reveal the line at the 2016 Met Gala on celebs like Kate Bosworth, Elle Fanning, and Katie Holmes, according to People StyleWatch

The line is grouped into four categories. "Atelier" focuses on soft delicate neutrals, "First Look" is all about pretty pastels, "Fashion Show" centers on vivid hues, and "After Party" has got deep, vampy colors. So when exactly can you snag a piece of this gel polish goodness? The collection officially launches June 2016, reports Modern Salon, and will be available at, fine salons and beauty destinations nationwide.

Feast your eyes on the fabulous new shades.

After Party

These sultry shades are perfect for a fun night out.


Classic nudes never go out of style.

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Fashion Show

Bright and bold hues, just in time for summer.

First Look

These pretty pastels have spring written all over them.

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