Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Allure is a great polish for layering with light pinks in order to create a whole new beautiful shade, or simply worn alone it will need 2-4 coats for visual whitish color to show enough which looks really classy and clean. I like to use it alone and also matched with some sheer or light pinks because both ways look great. Allure is very sheer and neutral. The formula is great to work with. A definite staple in my polish collection since it's so versatile.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
I had been trying to replace Avon's Nail Wear in Linen from years ago. I really loved the shade and have been trying to find a replacement ever since. I know this (Allure) is a really popular shade and it looked good on photos that I saw online so I was really excited to get it. The color in the bottle does not translate to nails. Even with three coats it looked as if I was wearing clear polish. For the price and lack of color, I would've been better off just polishing my nails with an actual clear polish. I wanted a classic, nude look to my manicure, but Allure was to sheer.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
Allure is a sheer milky palest pink that gives nails a clean and fresh appearance. These pale shades have a tendency to be tricky but this one is an exception, every coat is perfectly even, smooth and non-streaky, and dries quickly too. 1 coat gives my nails a fast and easy makeover that almost looks like a french manicure, while 3 coats gives more coverage with a modern yet pretty look. A great color for brides as it looks delicate. This color looks amazing on nails but I don't recommend on toes as it pulls too gray and looks a bit sad.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Unlike most of people here on this website, I don't like crazy colors for my toe nails. I think feet should just look as clean and delicate as possible. That's why I normally wear sheer white-ish colors on my toes, and very rarely some medium-dark classic red. And Essie's "Allure" has now become my HG nail polish for toes! It's very glossy and sheer enough to look delicate, white enough to look clean and also quite self-levelling, which is why I think it was worth it' price, even if it's quite expensive here.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Its very opaque on me but I like it... I also mix this with OPI Make Me Blush.. its oh sooo pretty, polished and classy...Allure is neutral with hints of pink... I got this after Kate M`s wedding but never bothered using it until now and it`s still as good as new ...it didnt dry up... yay!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was looking for a whiter, more opaque finish & unfortunately the Essie swatches in store are a bit misleading in terms of the opaqueness. I do however like the cour as it does have a hint of warmth as opposed to pink. I think it's more sophisticated than a pink hue. This is my 2nd Essie ever & I was really hesitant due to the huge disappointment of the 1st purchase (haute as hello also reviewed here). I like the gloss finish of this colour!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I'm a neutral nail polish person. The less dramatic, the better. And when I was in the market for a white polish, I went straight to Essie.
This polish is rather sheer. Not like Essie's Mademoiselle, though. Less sheer than that. 2 coats is perfect, but 3 isn't pushing it either.
The color is not a stark white at all. It is a creamy off-white. It gives my nails a very nice shine! It's not super noticeable-- it's more of a "your nails, but better" look. Very chic and professional and cute and ah! Love!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a sheer white polish, which is exactly what I was looking for. I actually went out to buy Marshmallow, then I saw this and wondered what the difference was. I ended up choosing Allure over Marshmallow because it looked slightly warmer in the bottle and I am happy with my choice.
Two coats gives medium coverage, which was what I wanted. If you are looking for an opaque polish, go for Blanc instead. This looks fabulous under glitter polishes and really makes them pop. I used this under Essence Night in Vegas and Lippman Boom Boom Pow and I just couldn't stop staring at my nails. So gorgeous!
Application was smooth and even from the first coat. Allure has a jelly consistency. I really love the rounded Essie brush, it makes for very exact application. I currently own three Essie polishes and I am very happy with the consistency and finish of the formula, not goopy or streaky as others have mentioned. I would definitely buy Allure again, but I think I'll try Marshmallow first, just to see how the two compare.
EDIT: I have now managed to swatch Marshmallow at the store and I'm glad I got Allure in the end. Marshmallow is a lot more white and opaque than Allure, which has just the slightest ecru undertones.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love Essie polishes! I usually go for deeper colors, but I needed to add a sheer/white color to my collection. I've purchased cheapie cream/ sheer colors to experiment with, and they all looked terrible on me. When I heard that Kate Middleton chose Essie Allure, I thought "what the heck...i'm an Essie Fan" so I bought a bottle. WOW....this color is amazing! It is my go-to polish when I want to look sophisticated.... or if I need to look sophisticated in a hurry and cannot apply multiple coats. One quality layer of Allure looks amazing and adds a professional-looking touch with minimal effort. I have also done up to 3 coats of this on my nails, and it looks amazing. I can wear it very sheer with 1 coat, or with a slightly more opaque look with 3 coats. This is an Awesome choice!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
Bought to wear under Lippmann's Stairway to Heaven, and it is a disappointment. The bottle color is lovely, but it takes way too many coats to get there. I usually wear this over Oui Madame when I want the color with a bit of opacity to it. I don't care if Kate Middleton wore it. If I'm going to the trouble of doing a manicure, I want to actually see a difference. Would not repurchase, the color payoff is just too slight.