Essence Black is Back Colour&Go Nail Polish Review+Swatches

 Essence says "colour explosion! The huge Colour&Go range has the beloved gel shine finish with a highly intensive shine and extremely short drying time for perfectly polished nails in a flash! The patented quick&easy brush is particularly flat for an even easier application. The 8ml bottle has a cool Essence design with the usual colour coded cap in the corresponding nail polish colour." Esssnce currently offers 34 shades, this review is for Black is Back. Each Colour&Go polish contains 8ml (.27 fl oz) and sells for $1.99. Essence is cruelty free. This product was made in France.

 Essence Colour&Go Nail Polishes come in an interesting, bulbous bottle. The product name and Essence logo are printed on the front logo, the shade name can be found on the back. The Colour&Go brush is short, wide, flat, and stiff. Its a little too wide for my very narrow nails. but I think it would work well for most. The brush applies product very evenly and never leaves brush marks. All packaging is recyclable.
I haven't been able to wear nail polish for about three years for work related purposes, and I seriously neglected my stash of lacquers! I was distraught to find that  no longer had a basic, black, cream finish polish in my collection. To remedy this inexcusable situation, I picked up Essence's Black is Back, a standard, ultra glossy, black polish with an ultra glossy finish and an excellent formula! This deep, dark lacquer goes on nearly opaque in one coat, though I always add a second. Black is Back goes on  smooth and evenly, and it dries so quickly! "Colour&Go" is such an apt name - this polish is dry to the touch in less than 10 minutes. I get pretty good wear from Black is Back, about three days before it starts to chip, which may not sound too impressive, but that's above average for me. This black nail polish is easy to remove and does not stain the nails.
Essence's Black is Back is great! For just two bucks you get a pigmented, fast drying, jet black lacquer with a wonderfully shiny finish. Everyone needs a black nail polish, be it for layering, nail art, or solo wear. If you're on the market for a new black polish, pick this one up from Essence - its affordable and great quality. 

Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Phthalic Anhydride/trimellitic Anhydride/glycols Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Acrylates Copolymer, Adipic Acid/fumaric Acid/phthalic Acid/tricyclodecane Dimethanol Copolymer, Ethylcellulose, Citric Acid, Phosphoric Acid, Ci 77266 (black 2) (nano).

This product was gifted to me.