|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Gonna need a backup of this. A lovely neutral shade, looks great on toes and tips, only minimal tip wear after several days, including housework, trips to the gym, swimming, etc. A good pick if you need a palate cleanser from darks, vamps and reds. Also, nice texture, sort of gel-like but covers nicely. I used base, 2 coats, topcoat.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Absolutely gorgeous color with lots of shine, but I'm not super impressed by its staying power. This is the only bottle of Essie nail polish I own, and for the price ($8.50 at CVS) I have a feeling it will remain the only bottle of Essie I'll own. Chipping after three days is a drag, but somewhat expected in cheap nail polishes. This one wasn't what I consider cheap, so I'm kind of disappointed my nails are already looking so worn. Admittedly, I did not use a top coat, since the shine seemed so great that I didn't want to mess it up by using a topcoat that might be less shiny. I'll keep using this one since I just adore the color, but definitely remember to top coat!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Essie is THE best nail polish brand, but this color is not very unique, it is extremely similar to Dress me Up by CG.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
ESSIE - Eternal Optimist: What a grand color! This neutral color has a pretty pink/rose undertone. This is a great daytime / office color for the mature woman. If your nails are short and/or your growing out your nails this is the color for you for the duration of the growth process. I found that this color can be worn with pinks, corals and reds in my wardrobe and denim. It compliments the mature woman's hands once again, by the neutrality of this color. The staying power is great - especially on artificial nails. :)
Hope this review helps!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Nail polish snob here. I've been using this shade for years. I love how Essie glides on, and staying power is good. I just don't think I have the skin tone for it. For me, it blends right in instead of looking tan or peachy. Yet I keep using it!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Picked up this Essie "Eternal Optimist" color today and I just love it! It's the perfect nude and neutral color! I like that it's more of a peachy/pink nude than a brown one. I think that one of the reasons I love it so much is because my fave HG everyday lipstick is the same color! The formula is a bit odd in that it starts off going on the nail in a thin layer but ends up getting thick after a few swipes of the brush on the nail. The final product still managed to come out looking smooth and even, and I just needed 2 coats to get it opaque.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is the perfect nude. Search no more!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
After reading the reviews for this color (particularly the one that mentioned OPI's dulce de leche) I decided to buy it and give it a try. I own dulce de leche myself and I love the color, but it's a little too brown for my liking and it blends in with my skin tone a little bit. Eternal optimist is more of a rosy pink instead of a dusty pink and I love it! It compliments my skin tone very well, the color pops just enough, and as others have said it has a very 'put together' look to it. The only reason why I gave this 4 lippies instead of 5 is because of the streaky formula that Essie seems to have with most of their polishes. I'm very happy with this color though!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I got this nail polish because it was a dollar at shoppers and I love and collect essie so i thought "hey why not?" and I honestly wasn't expecting much' but when I out it on I really liked it and I fell in love. I love the look of nude nail polishes on other people but I always feel dumb wearing them. I dont know if you would consider this as a nude but it is a very "classic beige-ey pink-ey purple-ey colour( i apologize for that horrible explanation :-P) I just feel so mature and "pulled together" when I wear it formula wise it's great. I definately reccomend :-)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
It's a nice nude that is bright enough not to look like a grandma. Still, it's not something unique if that's what you're after. I am not very much into Nudes so it's not something I use very often. However the formula is Great, almost opaque in one coat and it makes my hands look feminine.