Essie

It’s the fall transition color we’ve been searching for.

Ballet Slippers fans, grab the polish remover and cotton balls, your new favorite mani color is calling. 

Essie recently launched their fall collection with six new Essie nail polish colors to choose from. They range from a bubble gum pink (Saved by the Belle) that feels right at home with the collection’s 90s-inspired theme, to a deep, rich red (Knee-High Life) just waiting for its spin on the Christmas party circuit. Somewhere in between, though, is an understated, ivory shade that pulls just a touch of pink. It’s called Mixtaupe and it’s about to be your new signature shade.

There’s a beauty dilemma that hits around the same time every year. It typically takes effect the weekend after Labor Day when we finally have time to take off our admittedly chipped polish from the prior weekend’s last-hurrah-of-summer festivities. We’ll tear through our polish collection trying to find something that speaks to us. Somehow, it suddenly doesn’t feel right to paint on the Cajun Shrimp we’ve been faithfully wearing all summer, but it’s still too early for those rich shades we love to don come October.

The answer is Essie's Mixtaupe, an updated, more-ivory-than-pink take on cult-classic Ballet Slippers. If you’re worried that ivory won’t work on your complexion, we can assure you the pink undertones will take care of that. The warm and neutral beauty of Mixtaupe makes it the ideal transition polish for the unavoidable power struggle between seasons. Dilemma, solved.

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