|Would buy this product again.||81%|
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: Dry, 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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
The perfect neutral pink shade for everyday wear. Recently, I found myself reaching for this over my other nail polish gems. The opacity of this polish is quite nice and requires two coats for perfect opacity. It had about a 1 to reaching two week wear time with a top coat, which I think is amazing. Essie is expensive but this polish is worth it if you don't have anything like this color in your collection.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This was my first essie purchase ever. Let me tell you, when you are about to spend 8 dollars on a nail polish for the first time you take your sweet time looking for the perfect one. It took me about 45 minutes going back and forth between different essie colors at ULTA but for some reason I kept going back to this one. I brought it home and immediately hated it because it was too pink. Then I really loved it because on some lights it looked nude. So the odor basically changes depending on the light. I had a love hate relationship with it for a while, until it became my all time favorite. Now I own about 7 different nail polishes with the same shade as this one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Brown
I normally can't justify spending $8 on a nail polish (they all get goopy and thick in the end) but I had to get this. It's a delicate, warm pink against my NC45 (dark tan, warm undertones, East Indian) skin, which is a nice break from all the crazy colors I love.
I find that the older I get the more professional (read: not as loud) colors I need to wear for certain occasions. This is perfect for any skin tone in my opinion. It's very ladylike and beautiful.
I've had good luck with Essie polishes so far: smooth to apply, and shiny when dried. I like that Eternal Optimist is opaque and creamy (no shimmer). I'm not a fan of sheer polishes at all.
I'd definitely buy this again.
EDIT-- I knocked off two lippies because after my third or so use this became a HUGE pain to work with! Streaky and kinda globby at the same time. I expect more for 8 bucks. This is why I don't like to spend much money on nail polish--they all seem to get annoying eventually. Sadly, this is a beautiful color, though. Be ready to work very patiently with this; it's not one of my skills! ;)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Brown
Just found my new go-to. Great and super-professional. I'm an NW45 and it's a great neutral for me. Opaque pink, but not over the top. I admit it tends to go on streaky, but that clears up by the second coat and certainly by the 3rd (usually only takes two though). Top it off with Essie's quick-dry top coat (good to go!) and you're set. Wears pretty well. Can get it to last nearly a full week which isn't bad considering I'm in the corporate world, do a ton of typing, and lots of diaper changes, washing bottles and bathtime on account of my 6 mo old daughter. Overall, LOVE!
**Also wanted to add that it looks great on toes too!**