Our Muller’s are currently selling Essence Eclipse or Return To Paradise TE or both. I visited all three of our Muller’s but didn’t manage to find My Little Orchid polish.

So I have for you today only 4 of the 5 Essence Return To Paradise polishes.

Essence Return To Paradise: Fruit Punch, Sun Downer, Back To Paradise, Jungle Drum bottles
From L to R: Essence Return To Paradise – Fruit Punch, Sun Downer, Back To Paradise, Jungle Drum

Let’s begin with the lightest shade – Fruit Punch.

Essence Return To Paradise: Fruit Punch swatch
Essence Return To Paradise – Fruit Punch: sun

I deliberately used thicker second coat on my middle finger to see if the third coat would deepen the color (and I was just to lazy to actually use the third layer ).

Color is nice light orange shade with yellowish shimmer.

Essence Return To Paradise: Fruit Punch swatch
Essence Return To Paradise – Fruit Punch: shade

Since there is another orange shade in this collection, I had to compared them.

Sun Downer (ring finger) is a lot more red and I would call this color true orange, while Fruit Punch is more yellow-orange.

Essence Return To Paradise: Fruit Punch vs. Sun Downer comparison

Sun Downer is also applied in two coats. Polish has similar shimmer as Fruit Punchu, but more finely milled.

Essence Return To Paradise: Sun Downer swatch
Essence Return To Paradise – Sun Downer: sun
Essence Return To Paradise: Sun Downer swatch
Essence Return To Paradise – Sun Downer: shade

Both orange polishes are pretty summer shades, but for some reason I was not really impressed with them.

My favorite polish from Return To Paradise collection is … Back To Paradise. Dark green shade with slight blue undertone – no wonder I love it. :D

Essence Return To Paradise: Back To Paradise swatch
Essence Return To Paradise – Back To Paradise: shade

Of course I had to find out right away if its similar to American Apparel Hunter shade. They’re both dark and green, but Hunter (ring finger) is more yellow green while Back To Paradise leans on the bluish side.

Essence Return To Paradise: Back To Paradise vs. American Apparel: Hunter comparison
Essence Return To Paradise – Back To Paradise vs. American Apparel – Hunter (sun)

If you compare them in shade, difference is less obvious:

Essence Return To Paradise - Back To Paradise vs. American Apparel - Hunter comparison
Essence Return To Paradise – Back To Paradise vs. American Apparel – Hunter (shade)

The last polish I have for you is Jungle Drum – dark brown polish that has added shimmer … or the browns would become Essence berry shades (you get same one in almost every collection ).

Essence Return To Paradise - Jungle Drum swatch
Essence Return To Paradise – Jungle Drum: sun

There is not a lot of shimmer present, but you can see it nicely in the sun. Interesting thing is that this polish has purplish undertone and not red or yellow one.

Essence Return To Paradise - Jungle Drum swatch
Essence Return To Paradise – Jungle Drum: shade

I had trouble with formula of these polishes. You have to have really polish loaded brush to achieve nice application.

But the good side of thick and pigmented formula is, that all of them are great for Konad.

This post is also available in SLO.

19 COMMENTS

  1. i have hunter and i made a comparison with orly enchant forest I cant see the difference.. LOL maybe u can help me out…LOL!!! i love the back to paradise most for I think it has much alive color :w00t:

  2. Thanks for the swatches! Do you have the naillaquer “dangerous” of p2? I’m dying to see a comparison between “dangerous” and “back to paradise”.

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