Today I have a different kind of post than normally to share with you all! I have been fascinated recently by one of essie’s polishes ‘Lilacism’ and its formula. I first bought my bottle of ‘Lilacism’ about four years ago when I was a freshman in college. This was one of my first essie polishes and I loved the light purple shade. Over the years I have noticed that my bottle stopped being the ‘satiny smooth lilac’ that essie describes it as and started becoming a blue/gray color. I was super surprised at this as I have never encountered another polish of mine changing colors so drastically. This summer I went to CVS and bought another bottle of ‘Lilacism’ and it was the same pretty lilac polish that I remember my first bottle being. I recently compared the two bottles so that you can see the drastic difference in color over the years.
This picture shows both polishes (the old on the left and the new on the right). They are both labeled as being ‘Lilacism’ but are obviously very different looking.
This swatch is the newer ‘Lilacism’ and what the polish really should look like with the correct formula.
This swatch shows the older bottle of ‘Lilacism’ on my nails and is much more gray/blue than the newer bottle.
Here is a photo showing both of the polishes side by side on the nails. In my hand I am holding the correct version of ‘Lilacism’ that I purchased from CVS last Summer. On my middle and pinky finger is the old bottle and on my pointer and ring finger is the newer bottle. You can definitley see the large difference when looking at them side by side on the nail.
Does anyone know why this seems to happen particularly to this polish and no others? I would love to hear your thoughts on this situation! I know that other bloggers like ‘essie_envy’ and ‘essieneutrals’ have seen this happening with their bottles as well! Has this happened to any of you?