Essie Bridal Gel Couture 2018 review

The Bridal Collection from Essie for 2018 was once again a Gel Couture line and this time created in part with wedding gown designer Reem Acra. This collection had a mix of formulas, ranging from sheer to metallic to cream, and a range of colors to suit a variety of brides and bridesmaids.

Moments to Mrs.

Moments to Mrs is a light, sheer pink with a wash of palest fuchsia and also contains small holographic specks. I think it’s absolutely gorgeous and would be perfect for a spring or summer wedding.

Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect is a sheer ivory with subtle glitter. Pale and perfectly dreamy, this can be built up to opacity in three coats, but is ideally left at just two. This would be gorgeous for a winter wedding, and also good for spring/summer.

Getting Intricate

Getting Intricate is the only cream in this collection, but it’s a beaut. A pale blue that’s almost robin’s egg blue, it would be perfect for that “something blue” on fingers or toes.

You’re Golden

You’re Golden is a metallic gold polish with a wash of champagne, muting the yellow-gold aspect of this shade. With careful strokes, you can avoid the ridging that most metallics are prone to. This polish is perfect for a subtle accent of gold for weddings of any season.

Handmade of Honor

Handmade of Honor is a rose gold metallic that leans very pink, which would be perfect for a spring or summer wedding. Minimal brushstrokes on this one, which is a win for metallics!

Forever Family

Forever Family is a gorgeous jewel-toned ruby red with a wash of purpley-pink that makes for an absolutely stunning and unique polish. I could see this being worn at a fall or winter wedding by the bride or bridal party, or even the Mother of the Bride or Groom.

My favorites of this collection were Forever Family, Getting Intricate, and Moments to Mrs, although as a whole, I think it’s a great bridal collection. Did you get any in this collection? Are you planning on wearing any for your future wedding, or, if you could go back in time and choose a different polish for your wedding, which one would it be? Let me know in the comments!