Today I have swatches of all six polishes in Essie’s Spring 2013 Madison Ave-Hue Collection. I really like the combination of soft pastels with a couple of bold colors thrown in. A few went on streaky, but all were perfect in two coats. I thought the formula was really nice and easy.
Madison Ave-Hue is a bright pink with a subtle silvery shimmer. If you’ve read WPP for long, then you know I can never have enough bottles of this particular pink! The shimmer really makes this one.
Essie describes Go Ginza as a soft cherry blossom color. That description makes me think “pink” and this is more lavender to me. Super pale and delicate.
Hip-Anema is poppy red orange crème. It’s really a fun and bright shade.
Bond With Whomever is a few shades is a darker version of Go Ginza. Pretty…but for some reason I had the hardest time applying and photographing this one.
Maximillian Strasse Her was the one I looked forward to the most. It’s a cool grey green. I don’t have anything like it!
And last but not least…Avenue Maintain turned out to be my favorite! This French blue shade is perfectly between pastel and cerulean.
I’ve always favored Essie’s thinner consistency and small brush. Overall, I’m really happy with this collection. In my opinion, there’s not a dud in the bunch! So what do you think?
Disclosure: I have no material connection to the products used in this post.