|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This is one of my favorite polishes. It's a dark red that never looks black--it's always red (well, burgundy) and always dark. As others have said, it has a jelly quality to it, although it's opaque. Very classy polish in every way. And it lasts a week on me (with touchups), which is something not all Essie polishes do. For reference, I am NW20.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Wow, I'm amazed at the descriptions of this as a true red - it is a very dark magenta red to me. The first coat in fact is just plain magenta. It's darker than Bordeaux but a somewhat similar look. I prefer the Bordeaux, which is more wine and less cranberry jelly. Still haven't found my true deep classic red.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
My favorite Fall red from Essie on my light tan Asian NC30/C4 skin. It's more jelly-ish as others state, but I only need two coats. It's a perfect, deep, garnet red with TONS of gloss. I love it. Feels chic and sexy and not garish and the jelly-quality means less chipping in my experience. 5 full days without a chip! Recommend!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Dark, Cool Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is a great vampy rich red. It has a jelly quality as other reviewers have stated so I used three coats to make the coverage more opaque. The formula was great and the brush cooperated with me as I have a hit or miss relationship with the Essie's brush. I also used three coats so I could get the color to be as deep as it is in the bottle on my nails. Nice fall/winter shade. NC55 for reference.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Really beautiful color - a very rich, deep red. Great for the holidays. Has a slight edge without being vampy. Will definitely repurchase when I run out!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Bold and Beautiful comes from Essie's Winter 2008 collection, and at the time was seen as being the most boring colour of the bunch - the lone creme amongst a range of shimmery purples and a gold. I purchased the full collection and Bold and Beautiful was the first one I picked out to wear, and almost 2 years on is the one I use the most.
Whilst I do love almost all red cremes, this one is a particular favourite and stands out amongst others. Essie has the description spot on with "ruby red garnet" as it is a beautiful rich deep red. And it is a proper, true red, unlike many other deep reds that lean brown. I think that is what I love about it so much, the colour has a kind of clarity to it, whilst other reds may be tinged with brown or orange.
I use two coats of Bold and Beautiful - the first coat gives quite a bright red shade, but a second coat achieves the darker bottle colour. The polish has a jelly-ish finish to it, I say jelly-ISH because it is not completely translucent like some jellies and my nail tips are not visible after two coats. However, it does have the beautiful glossy shine of a jelly. My one criticism of the polish is that it does apply a little unevenly at times if I don't take great care when applying. It isn't too obvious when it does though, but it isn't the kind of colour you can just slap on in a rush.
Essies wear very well on me and I can go for about 4 days without chips. I would definitely repurchase this shade if I ever ran out (I am currently about a third of the way through the bottle).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
Beautiful color. Its a deep red but I wouldn't call it vampy. The finish is fantastic - so glossy. Its a jelly polish so it can look a bit uneven. I am personally satisfied with 2 coats but for close-up photos of nails one would probably require 3 coats. Overall I am blown away by how glossy and fresh it looks. One of the absolute best colors I own (out 110 bottles of polish) Would definitely buy again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Black
Gorgeous ruby garnet color. A little dark for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Described as a rich ruby garnet. Again, the color is deeper and darker in the bottle than what it actually looks like on the nails after two coats. It's a darker shade of red, very glossy and shiny. Quite nice actually! It's my first day wearing the this color so it has not chipped yet - we'll see how long it lasts! I don't wear a lot of red nailpolish so I don't think I'll repurchase, but for anyone who likes red tones, this one is a keeper!