|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I like Essie polishes usually, but my brand new bottle was streaky resulting in chips the very first day. The color is nice, a very rosy shade that leans toward a neutral.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is the perfect nude that compliments my skin tone amazingly! It's more of a pink / peach nude and works brilliantly for any season and any place. This colour is perfect for my rather conservative work place, where I don't want boring bare nails and can't wear anything too noticeable or bright. I love the name of the polish too!
Whilst Essie polish isn't as easy to apply as say, OPI, I did not find it too streaky / difficult to apply. I like the wide brush, it just makes it spread evenly. I used 2 coats and that was opaque enough. I used a base coat - this may have helped the polish apply better. It dried reasonably quickly and the room temperature was about 21 degrees c.
I will have to come back to comment on how long it lasted. Overall, I have a sneaky suspicion this may be my HG nail varnish colour!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
i finally found a nude that doesn't wash out my skin! love this polish. <3
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This comes in with Lady like. A polish for the day you don't know what to wear but need something. Perfect for the interview day or the day you want to look professional but still have some color on your nails. This is a Rosey cream opaque/saturated but not dark. A color you can use anytime of year. I see a few knocks about the wear time on this. I always use a top coat on all my saturated colors Orly or the new Sally Hanson shiny or matte top coat it will extend your wear time several days. I work for a manufacturer and I'm not only in an office but have to go back into production and warehouse areas. I also work part time at a medical spa. I can take an Essie polish even on the most brutal day with a base and top coat from day job to pt time job and my polish is perfect. I love this color and it will join my line of stable colors that I can use any time any place all year.
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.