Essie Knockout Pout is a K.O. of colour that’s sorely needed during the winter. POW! BAM! ZOWWIE! (Okay, I just made up that last one, but it seemed to tie in with the whole retro-Batman theme.)
With the days getting shorter, colour therapy in the form of nail polish can be a real boost!
I’ve always picked up the Essie Knockout Pout bottle in the store to admire, but put it back on the shelf. Finally, it came home with me.
This time, I wanted a pick-me-up, and this was just the colour I knew could work some magic. I was right! 🙂
Essie Knockout Pout Pictures
Essie Knockout Pout Ingredients
Essie Knockout Pout Swatches
All swatches have:
- Essie First Base (Base Coat)
- 3 coats of Essie Knockout Pout
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
√ Hot pink
- Name: Essie Knockout Pout
- Collection: Essie Summer 2010 Collection
- Colours Available in the Collection: Knockout Pout, Haute as Hello, Miss Matched, Demure Vixen, Pretty Edgy & Vermillionaire
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $4.29 CAD
- Where to Buy: NailPolishCanada, Head2Toe & maybe some Trade Secrets stores that carry older collections
Essie Knockout Pout Review
This happy-go-lucky lacquer may look like it could be neon, but it’s not. It’s bright, but not retina-burning enough to compare itself to a highlighter marker.
I love pinks like this because they brighten up your mood in no time flat. It reminds me of eating strawberry ice cream in the summer.
Knockout Pout by Essie has a plain creme finish, but because the colour itself packs such a punch (hehe, pun intended!), it doesn’t need to have even more bells and whistles. It can just stand there, look pretty, and get away with it.
Application & Formula
It was easy to apply, but the first coat went on very streaky. The second coat helped to smooth it out a bit more, but I found it needed the third coat. Even at the third coat, I was able to see a few minor streaks.
However, after slicking on a clear top coat, the streaks weren’t visible. It was like magic! 😉 It looked really creamy and opaque.
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
If you like pinks and/or bright shades, I recommend you try this one. The formula, although streaky at first, evens out after a top coat.
This pink is one that I love and will be wearing again! 🙂
Do you have a favourite pink? Do you like bright polishes or neon polishes better? Did you get any of the Essie Summer 2010 polishes?