Essie Tart Deco is a soft cantaloupe coral, but somehow I pulled out some pink during the photoshoot.
Random thought: Ever wonder what your nails would say if they could talk? I do…often! (I can picture them screaming, “Ohhh nooo!” whenever I wear a polish that has the potential to stain. And, no, Tart Deco isn’t a polish that stains.)
I think mine would roll their imaginary eyes at me whenever I pull out my camera. They’d say, “The paparazzi again? Why can’t they respect our privacy? Creepo!”
But really, deep down inside their cuticles, they know that they really love being in the limelight. When their 15 minutes of fame are up, they’ll be wishing that this ‘paparazzi’ busted out the camera again. All press is good press…or is it?
Essie Tart Deco Pictures
Essie Tart Deco Ingredients
Essie Tart Deco Swatches
All swatches have:
Natural Light Photos
√ Creamy coral
- Name: Essie Tart Deco
- Collection: Essie The Art of Spring Collection 2010
- Colours Available in the Collection: Tart Deco, Lilacism, Neo Whimsical, Pop Art Pink, Nouveau Red, Van D’go
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by Natali Products.)
- Where to Buy: Natali Products (available for industry professionals only), Victoria’s Nail Supply (available for industry professionals only) & Head2Toe (You might also want to check Trade Secrets. They sometimes carry colours from old collections.)
Essie Tart Deco Review
Tart Deco by Essie is a coral that has more cantaloupe than peach. either way, it’s delicious-looking and fresh like a piece of fruit. (Perhaps I’m hungry while I’m writing this? I doubt it, though, because I stuffed myself at dinner and even had a protein drink afterwards…)
I don’t have many colours like this, but I’m trying to add more to my collection to fill that gap. While I have trouble pulling off oranges, this type of orange coral hit the sweet spot.
It has a creme finish, so it’s plain and sensible. For a colour like this, I feel like creme finishes help it to stand out more – doesn’t really require any bells or whistles.
Application & Formula
The formula was pretty good. It was easy to control with the Essie brush, and the first coat wasn’t too streaky. By the second coat, you can even everything out and get great opacity. I don’t think you’ll need a third coat, but if you want complete opacity and zero streakiness, go for it!
Final Verdict: 8/10
Tart Deco by Essie is clean and fun to wear. It’s not a diva type of polish with lots of pomp and circumstance. It’s classy yet modern.
What’s a colour family that you’re going to try to wear more often? Do you like eating cantaloupe? What’s your favourite melon? (Mine’s watermelon!)