I agree with the previous reviewer. This is not a flattering colour; it is a chauky, ashy, pastel brown. I am fair neutral leaning slightly to warm.
I'll take Spoiled Show Me Some Skin or Essie Fiji over this any day for a chic pale manicure. This has an ashy undertone that might work for pale, cool-toned girls but not for me. Mannequin hands? Yes, as in, mannequins are dead and so look my hands with this color on.
I am not big on nude polishes but this one is my favorite one ever.
Yes it's thick, but it still applies easily and perfectly. Two layers, a top coat and you have yourself a flawless finish.
Worth every penny!
As with most light colors of Essie polish, I would have wished for a thinner consistency. It's easier to apply than some and is a nice color, but it's streaky and gooey. I'm no expert at polish application and while it's pretty and work-appropriate, it really looks like I did my nails myself. Possibly in the dark.
I've been lemming over this for quite a while now. I tend to be disappointed with "nude" nail polish shades as they usually take five million coats to make them opaque and then it never dries and it's just a big mess and you can't pee for five hours at the risk of messing up your nails.
You could probably get away with three coats for this, but for me it took four thin coats. They dried really quickly and thoroughly.
This is a lovely beige color. I surprisingly have nothing close to this color in my enormous box of nail polish, but I'm sure there are dupes. This is the perfect color if you're feeling very simple and classic. I love wearing nude colors because it goes with everything you wear and I'm the kind of person who can't handle when their nails clash with their clothing. It's a problem. Anyway, I love that this matches everything, I love that it's not too in your face (although I do love bright nail polishes), and I love that it's easy to apply. The end.
Honestly, for all the people saying its streaky and application is difficult: I didn't have that problem at all. And I usually do with lighter shades (especially like Essie's Sugar Daddy). This one took two heavier coats to look good. Yeah you have to be a bit patient, and let it dry between coats, but this is my all time favorite nude and it looks fantastic. One of my favorite Essie's.
This is a beautiful color -- but only when you have layered on 3-4 coats. It is very, very streaky, which yes, is pretty expected for lighter/nude shades, but I can only use this when I plan to do nothing with my hands other than wait for each coat to dry, then reapply, for half a day. It really takes a long time to dry, by any standard. Plus the very nude color and transparent/streaky qualities leave little margin for error -- making it all the more important to really give time for each coat to completely dry. So if you don't mind waiting hours, applying a bare minimum of 3 coats, and probably shelling out a fair bit of cash, maybe this is the polish for you. I will note that it is a rather durable polish, and lasted me a week with only very minor chips, and that's with no base or topcoat.
I wouldn't bother writing a review to express my disappointment except that Essie is rarely on sale (at least where I live), so it was a splurge purchase at $8 for me! Thus, I wanted to warn you in case you were considering it as an indulgence purchase as well. Essie does have some good formulas, but this is such a hassle I would never repurchase it.
Favorite Nude Polish EVER. Incredibly shiny (without top coat), classy, neutral shade that also looks fantastic when matte. I got it on a whim, can't reccommend it more.
Classiest shade of nail polish I own. I pair this up with an awesome gold glitter polish I have by Butter London, and it really does give that posh, glamorous but neat Saint Tropez feel to it.
Just gorgeous, and works wonderfully with my skin tone.
This shade perfect for my skin tone--very fair, blondish brown hair with green eyes. I'm sad about how glumpy it is. Very hard to get this to look good. I went to the department store to look for a higher end version, but haven't found it yet. If anyone knows of one please email me.