Essie's New Gel Line of Polish Is Almost Unrecognizable

Updated 09/23/16

Essie is easily one of our favorite nail polish brands. The color choices are infinite, it glides on seamlessly, and it puts up a good fight against hand-washing and everyday wear and tear. But the brand has an exciting new long-wear polish line with a literal twist. Keep scrolling to see the new look!


The twisted bottle is a part of Essie's new Gel Couture polish line, which made its debut at the Met Gala last night. The line (out this June) will be comprised of 42 shades inspired by the "covetable, twirling dresses of the runway" while merging fashion and technology, the brand explains in a statement. Elle Fanning, Katie Holmes, and Kate Bosworth all donned the new long-lasting polish on their digits last night which was fitting, given the "Manus x Machina" theme. See their manicures below!


Bosworth perfectly complemented her ultra-femme sparkly Grecian dress with the shade "Fairy Tailor," a nude pink. 


Fanning, also a vision in a silky champagne gown, wore the same nail color as Bosworth, but with a sparkly accent. “To create a clean, crystal nail look, we chose Essie’s new gel couture polish in 'Fairy Tailor,' a beautiful nude pink, followed by a thin layer of 'Sparkle on Top' ($9),” said celebrity manicurist Elle Gerstein.


Holmes, ever a stunner in her Zac Posen dress, wore the pale blue shade "First View" to mimic the beads in her gown.

While the twisted bottle may seem like a bit of an unconventional choice for the classic brand, it's actually shaped to fit perfectly into the curvature of the pad of your thumb and the inside of your hand. Additionally, the brush stem itself is twisted, so the perfect amount of nail polish is deposited onto the brush each time you dip it into the bottle—no more globs or drips! After two coats, followed by their new high-gloss topcoat, you'll get a streak-free and durable finish. However, if you're worried that the Essie you know and love is no more, don't worry—the classic bottle is here to stay, only their new Gel Couture  line will have the twisted design.

Essie's Gel Couture collection will retail for $11.50 each and will hit stores this June. So tell us, are you going to try it out? Sound off below!

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