Modern Romance by Essence Cosmetics Review and Swatches - Sammy Makes Six

Modern Romance by Essence Cosmetics Review and Swatches


Modern Romance is a polish shade that actually took me months to get ahold of. This is a nail polish shade that I have never found at Ulta and after seeing many beautiful shots of it on Instagram, I had to find it. My search ended up taking me to a Walgreens over an hour away from me, the only one in my area that actually carries Essence Cosmetics. You can bet I was totally stoked when I walked in and immediately spotted this bottle. In person this polish is lighter than most pictures on Instagram, which make it look like a light coral. In person Modern Romance is more of a peachy/pink shade that has micro pink glitter that shows up very little on the nails. I think this is good because I personally don't like glitter on nails unless I am adding it on an accent nail. I have another post coming soon for the color Oh My Glitter, which has these same micro shimmers in the formula.


I found the Modern Romance formula to be tricky. It applies very sheer, which seems to be the case with many of Essence Cosmetics lighter nail polish shades. It also applies streaky even after letting each coat dry for more time than I usually allow. I applied three coats but you can still see that the color is uneven, especially in the ridges of my nails. Once it is applied and fully dried though, you can not help but to really enjoy this color. It reminds me of summer, creamsicles and even though it makes my skin look a little bit darker, it is so pretty. I kept staring at my hands all afternoon just really loving this color. Excuse my broken thumb nail, broke it while I was opening my Mother's Day gift. 


Pricing on Essence Colour & Go in Modern Romance is the same very low price of $1.99. This is such a great deal for these very fun and cute polishes. I can normally wear one for almost 6 days with no chipping and I really enjoy the packaging and fun colors. I only wish we had the complete line of polishes here in the states as they have in the UK. I am completely jealous of the ladies over there who have access to the entire Essence Cosmetics line!


Would I recommend and repurchase? Yes and yes!


I am in love with Modern Romance, this was truly love at first sight over Instagram and then in person. I can't wait to wear it many times over. What do you think of Modern Romance?


4 comments

isabel said...

you have beautiful nails congrats :)

Gabriela Mejia said...

Thanks for being so honest on this post! I love the color and for $1.99, when I see it I will definitely pick it up!

lil_lady_dz said...

I love the color. Very pretty. Reminds me of the beach in the sand. It looks coral but is it pink? Hard to tell.

Nancy Loring said...

Are there any plans to sell this line in the states? Fantastic color.