Over the Edge is a deep charcoal grey (asphalt? sharkskin? I'll go with sharkskin- it sounds the most badass) with just a hint of brown undertones and subtle teal and purple shimmer throughout. The shimmer and multifaceted tones are definitely quite understated, but make for a lovely touch when the sunlight hits your nails!
|Essie Nail Lacquer in Over the Edge|
I was slightly surprised that the application was fairly sheer after one coat. I wanted something bolder, so I applied three coats for more opacity. I really don't mind applying a few layers, though; the longer drying time is the only downside for me! But if you're looking for a deep shade in a single swipe (or in a hurry), this may not be the one for you.
|Essie Over the Edge in natural light|
I was really happy with the end result: a deep, dense metallic finish that screams "Moody, but in a sophisticated way" :)
And here is a closeup of the polish in direct sunlight, which allows the best look at the subtle but lovely shimmer Over the Edge has to offer.
|In direct sunlight. What pretty shimmer!|
And that's it! Have any of you tried this shade? What are some of your favourite deep, moody nail colours for fall?
Thanks for reading!