Essie Make Some Noise Swatches & Review

Essie Make Some Noise Swatch ReviewEssie Make Some Noise is from the Neon 2015 Collection that comes out at the end of May, according to the official press release I posted earlier.

(In my Quick Look post, I also shared bottle shots and swatches of all the six shades on a nail wheel, in case you wanted to see an overview.)

Essie Make Some Noise is a lagoon blue, and I’m pretty bummed that, despite my best efforts, I wasn’t able to accurately capture the colour with my camera or even with my phone’s camera.

(Heck, even Essie’s own promotional images make it look like this colour, yet trust me, in person, Essie Make Some Noise is way prettier! Haha, so the noise you’ll make when you wear it will include squeals of delight, but when you try photographing it, you may make a sound like “ARGGH!” Hehehe! Then again, if you have a newer camera, maybe you’ll have better luck than me. Hope so!)

Please keep in mind that Essie Make Some Noise is more vibrant, more tropical, and brighter than it appears in my photos here. It is not like a primary blue or like Essie Mesmerize. It’s like an ocean blue.

Nevertheless, I still decided to post my photos in this review because, as usual, I go into detail about the formula, the finish, and the application. That information may still be of value to you.

(Oh, and I have been slacking off big time with using cuticle oil. Not that I ever used it regularly, but in the photos taken with artificial lighting, on that day I photographed my nails, haha, you can see the dry cuticles much better. Maybe I’ll apply some cuticle oil before I go to bed tonight, although today they don’t look at ragged as they did then. The weather is a lot more humid today, I guess.)

P.S. On the weekend, I published two blog posts that you may want to check out: the OPI Brights Collection Press Release and how Maybelline is celebrating their 100th anniversary (plus there’s a lot of makeup history at the bottom of that post).

Essie Make Some Noise Pictures

Essie Neon 2015 Make Some Noise Swatch

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Essie Make Some Noise Review

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Essie Make Some Noise Neon 2015 Collection

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Make Some Noise by Essie Neon 2015

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Essie Make Some Noise Swatches

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Essie Make Some Noise Swatch Review Photos

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Essie Make Some Noise Neon 2015 Swatches

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Essie Make Some Noise Swatch Swatches

Essie Make Some Noise Swatch, Review & Pictures


  • Electric blue (Yes – it’s more lively in person than my photos would suggest. However, it’s not a retina-burning neon.)

Key Notes

  • Name: Essie Make Some Noise
  • Collection: Essie Neon 2015 Collection
  • Press Release: Click here to see the official Essie Neon 2015 Collection press release
  • Quick Look: Click here to see my Essie Neon 2015 Collection Quick Look post
  • Colours Available in the Collection: Make Some Noise, Groove is in the Heart, Coacha-bella, All Access Pass, Melody Maker & Vibrant Vibes
  • Amount: 13.5 mL (0.5 oz)
  • Retail Price: $9.95 CAD (This nail polish was provided by PR.)
  • Where to Buy: At the end of May, it should be available at places like Trade Secrets, select spas, salons & beauty supply stores. (It may also be available at NailPolishCanada at that time.)

Essie Make Some Noise Review


As I said in my introduction, I struggled to capture the true colour of Make Some Noise by Essie. So, allow me to describe it with words to give you a better visual of what to expect.

Even though it’s part of the neon collection, it’s far from being a retina-burning neon. That being said, I’ve never come across a true neon blue that was so shockingly bright that looked like it might glow in the dark. (Even if you look at blue highlighter markers in the stationery stores, they don’t seem that bright, either. However, when you look at yellows, oranges, greens, and pinks, that’s a whole other story!)

It doesn’t bother me that Make Some Noise isn’t a blindingly bright neon because it’s one of the most beautiful blue nail polishes. It is a sassy, vibrant, lagoon blue. It’s not a flat, dull, or primary blue.

When you see it in person, you’ll know what I mean. It’s tropical, summery, and it may even make you feel an intense urge to go swimming in the lake.

It’s the punch of colour that makes your nails wink! (For me, this has the Wow Factor. To give you an idea of how much I love this particular shade of blue, let me tell you something: When I first received the Essie Neon 2015 Collection, even though there was a lime and a teal, this green nailphile zeroed in on this blue. I knew that it’d be the first one I’d want to wear! That’s saying a lot!)


Make Some Noise by Essie has a creme formula, but it’s not flat.

There’s something really lively about it, and it dries to a shiny finish by itself without a top coat. (Of course, if you want the polish to dry fast like I do, reach for a glossy quick-drying top coat.)

Application & Formula

It has a winning formula that glides on easily and smoothly. Plus it’s very pigmented. You only need two coats to get full coverage, so I’m a happy camper!

Does It Stain Your Nails?

I’ve only had the Essie Neon 2015 Collection for four days, and I painted my nails with this polish just a couple of days ago. Since I don’t swatch polishes, take them off, swatch another, take it off, etc., I actually wear all my manicures for at least a full day. But when I fall for a nail polish, I often wear it for a few days and even a week straight.

I’m still wearing Essie Make Some Noise today, but when I remove it, I will update this section to comment on if it stained my nails or not.

Edit: After removing Essie Make Some Noise, I noticed that the blue went all over my skin and cuticles. It looked like scary Smurf Fingers, but after lathering up my hands with soap, rinsing, and repeating for three to four times, the majority of the blue came off. It didn’t stain my nails blue, but I wear OPI Nail Envy as my base coat, and it does a great job at preventing stains. Also, it only took one hand-washing to get rid of the blue on my fingers and cuticles. No lasting staining, thank goodness! 🙂


  • Lagoon blue that’s tropical & vibrant
  • Has the Wow Factor
  • Smooth formulation that’s easy-to-apply
  • Reaches full opacity in 2 coats


  • Hard for me to accurately capture the colour with my camera (BOOOOO HOOO!) So, if you can, swing by a store, and see it in person. It’s a special blue!
  • Not a retina-searing neon (but it’s nevertheless still a beauty)

Final Verdict: 9.5/10

Judging by how I was drooling all over the place and gushing about how this is a Wow Polish, you probably could already predict that my final score would be an A+. 🙂 This polish is so beautiful, and as a nail blogger, I feel sad that I couldn’t convey through photos just how pretty this polish is. It’s as though the lens can’t handle such beauty! Hehe!

I highly recommend Essie Make Some Noise!

What are some blues in your collection that have the Wow Factor? Do you know of any company that has produced a blue nail polish that’s blindingly bright? (If so, please tell me because I’d want to check it out.)


14 thoughts on “Essie Make Some Noise Swatches & Review

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Lizzy!

      Nah, only a few bubbles because I overzealously added a thick layer of top coat, plus photos magnify the size of the nails. In person, looking at the polish, you can hardly see the bubbles. The nail polish was super shiny that it reflected the sky that was filled with clouds! 🙂 But, as always, happiness over perfection, and this polish is an amazing blue. Love it!

  1. Melissa

    I’m in love with this color. I think I’m going to have to get a bottle of this one for myself. It looks really bright in the photos; I can’t wait to see what it looks like in person. Thanks for sharing it with us! 🙂

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Melissa!

      Yes, this is a must-have blue. I can’t get enough of it – so bold and fresh! You will LOVE it because it’s 100 times better in person!

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Sasha!

      We are like two peas in a pod. I feel the same way! This blue is gorgeous – you’ll fall in love with it even more in person! 🙂

  2. ashley

    i LOVE this blue!! and your description has me sold on this color! i just tend to buy a lot of dupes when it comes to blue… idk why that is.. well, i buy a lot of blues i guess!! lol
    any idea how this compares to Sally Hansen ‘blue me away’?
    not that i should care… if it is a dupe i think i’d rather have the Essie version, anyway! 😉

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Ashley!

      You will like it a lot. Compared to Sally Hansen Blue Me Away, Essie Make Some Noise is punchier and has more of an ocean/water look to it. I definitely like the Essie one more, even though Blue Me Away is pretty.

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Helena!

      It’s such a fresh blue, and I know that I’ll be wearing it again. (You know it’s a special colour when you find yourself looking down at your nails throughout the day.) 😉

  3. Becky Ann

    Ohh, thank you so much for providing information comparing one of my favorite blues, Essie Mesmerized. I need Make Some Noise in my life. On top of the fact, that I can’t stop hearing Fatman Scoop scream “Make some nnoooiisee!!” in the song, Let me Clear my Throat.
    Thank you again for mentioning the degree of staining this baby leaves behind. It sounds totally tolerable in my opinion. We do use different basecoats though. I use Butter London’s Nail Foundation as opposed to Opi, I have in the past but my manicures peeled quite easily with it so I haven’t used it in a while. But I’m willing to try both basecoats for this color. I haven’t worn a good blue in a while cause I couldn’t take the staining lol

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Becky Ann!

      Make Some Noise has extra oomph, and I know you’ll love it! (When I wore it, I kept admiring my nails, so it was a real winner in my book.)

      Yes, the “staining” is definitely not a big deal, unless you’re removing your polish in a hurry. It takes some time to scrub your nails with soap a few times, but thankfully, it all comes off the skin. And because I wore a good base coat, my nails weren’t stained by it.

      I think that some nail enthusiasts try to just use nail-polish remover to get rid of all the blue. To completely remove it, you definitely need to use a good soap, lather up, and scrub several times. Even the suds turned a light blue!

      Yes, to prevent staining, I would highly recommend that you use two coats of base coat to give yourself extra protection.


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