Swatch Sunday: Essie’s Marathin

Swatch Sunday’s polish this week is Essie’s Marathin. I’m wearing three coats with one coat of Alter Ego’s She Shines top coat.




Marathin is a dusty mauve creme polish. Applying it was easy; the formula is pretty even, so the first coat was almost opaque; a little streaky, but filled out with another coat. I had full opacity in two coats. It dried well; I didn’t notice any long drying times, and it was still pretty glossy and smooth before top coat. It’s a good quality polish.



Marathin was my first Essie polish that wasn’t from the LuxEffects line. You can be sure I bought all of those first. I just happened to spot Marathin in a sale in at Walgreens, and even though it’s not my style, I bought it anyway. I don’t have a lot of enthusiasm for this one, you can probably tell. This color just reminds me of that dreadful time when the only nail polish colors I had access to were my mother’s, and the only colors she had were variants of dusty mauve. It’s not a bad color, I’m just still burnt out on it after all these years.



I don’t see Marathin on the Essie website, so it might be discontinued. I get my Essie polishes from Walgreens.

I bought this polish myself.

One thought on “Swatch Sunday: Essie’s Marathin

  1. Hello, completely understand you still being burnt by the memories of dusty rose past unfortunately I am the opposite. I am looking for a dusty rose to replace an old favourite and I think Marathin might have done the job. Can you think of any dupes in the permanent range that are similar or in any other polish ranges? My skin tone is neutral but my hands have more yellow and many of these types of colours just don’t work for me unfortunately.

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