Essie Haute as Hello comes from the Summer 2010 Collection, and it’s a light coral with orange undertones.
Years ago, I would never have given it the time of day. I’d brush past it like a polish snob with my nose in the air.
These days, I’ve learned to branch out and try new colours.
Of course sometimes I’m left disappointed, but other times (like with this polish), I’m pleasantly surprised. And it’s fun to discover new shades to play around with.
Essie Haute as Hello Pictures
Essie Haute as Hello Ingredients
Essie Haute as Hello Swatches
All swatches have:
- Seche Clear Crystal Clear Base Coat
- 3 coats of Essie Haute as Hello
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
- Name: Essie Haute as Hello
- Collection: Essie Summer 2010 Collection
- Colours Available in the Essie Summer 2010 Collection: Haute as Hello, Pretty Edgy, Knockout Pout, Vermillionaire, Demure Vixen & Miss Matched
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by Natali Products. Retails for $8 USD.)
- Where to Buy: Natali Products (if you’re an industry professional), Head2Toe & perhaps some Trade Secrets that sell old colours
Essie Haute as Hello Review
This is a very bright and light coral with orange leanings. While it isn’t a neon, it certainly stands out. It’s maybe two notches away from being a neon.
In sunlight, it’s a little like cantaloupe, but in dim light, the orange deepens a touch.
Haute as Hello by Essie is the kind of colour that reminds me of the warm weather because I rarely crave it in the fall or winter. I conjure up mental images of peach bellinis – yum!
I love how this is a simple creme polish. It’s light, fresh, and clean. Very easy to remove.
Application & Formula
The formula on this was pigmented, but with two coats, I thought I saw a streaky patch on one nail, so I just did a third coat on all my nails to ensure better coverage.
The first coat is very streaky. The second is significantly better. And the third evens everything out.
In dim artificial lighting, I could see very slight visible nail line in certain angles, but overall, I think this polish did a great job at covering the nail.
Final Verdict: 8/10
I enjoyed wearing Haute as Hello by Essie very much. It’s clean, fresh, and summery! 🙂
This shade is perfect if you’re curious about trying an orange polish, but want something that isn’t too extreme and is still traditionally feminine.
Do you prefer orange- or pink-based corals? Did you try any of the other colours from the Essie 2010 Collection? Are there any polishes from older collections that you wish would be resurrected?