Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Other
I'm so surprised that this product has such great reviews, because honestly it's one of the worst nail polishes I've ever tried. It's extremely streaky and uneven, it takes about four coats to get it relatively opaque and my nails are left with that "gummy" feeling that never dries. On top of that, it was not cheap at all. I think I paid around $13 for this stuff. I know I could have purchased it for a lot less but I saw it at the drug store and it was convenient at the time. Even my cheap white polish from Costco is immensely better than this stuff. Definitely would not repurchase or recommend to anyone.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I've been looking for a white nail polish with an opaque finish for quite a long time. My previous ones needed at least 3 layers(!) to achieve an opaque finish. So I did some research on the web and found a lot of positive reviews on Essie Blanc, so that's why I gave it a chance.
I must say that I'm very enthusiastic about this product in general:
+ as white as paper, so it is really white;
+ the polish isn't too thick or too watery, just the perfect consistence;
+ the brush is easy to work with and applies smoothly;
+ after two layers it is completely opaque and no stripes at all;
+ love the simplistic design.
The only two disadvantages that I could think of may be:
- it takes a while before it is fully dry, so I would recommend using a quick dry top coat;
- price: I live in the Netherlands, so for all the Dutchies on makeupalley.com: I've paid €9,99 at Etos. It isn't cheap compared with nail polishes of Essence, Catrice etc. But the quality is way better. So I personally think it totally worths your money.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Blanc is exactly what I was looking for as a base colour for nail art. It's an opaque bright white, just like White-Out. It's almost completely opaque in one thick coat. It's a tiny bit streaky, so you do need a second coat to even it out, even if your first coat is thick. It's not streaky after the second coat. It also doesn't have a grey or yellow cast, it's bright true white.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Mine is very thick and very streaky. Was very disappointed...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Perfect white polish for french manicure!
I don't use this on its own, so the bottle is too big for me. The polish gets gooey before it's all used.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium Brown Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
Vey opaque in two coats. Stays on 5 days for me with hard as nails natural tint base/top. Doesn't seem to have that issue that blacks and whites have. I will always rebuy because black will be black and white will be white.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
It's such a great white nail polish and it takes only 2 coats to get an opaque coverage. Perfect for summer or under sheer nailpolishes. On me it lasts about 3-4 days without chipping which is good because usually I have to change my nail polish every other day.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Blanc is a true white polish, not sheer and completely opaque. Now personally I love wearing white polish, I know to some it looks trashy but hey, I like what I like. White nail polishes are notorious for being thick, uneven to apply and requiring a lot of coats to even out streaks, but with Blanc all you need is 2-3 thin coats. It dries pretty fast with a shiny finish. I thought Orly 'White Out' was a great white polish, but Essie blows it right out of the water in terms of application and speed of drying.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Essie Blanc is an essential. It's a classic white, applies smoothly, dries evenly and resists against chips. The packaging is attractive and the brush works very well. Essie can count me as fan. I also recommend Really Red, Licorice and one of their many fun seasonal colors!
The downside is the price but the quality seems to overshadow the cost :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I bought Blanc on a whim, and it's a very nice opaque white. Gives nails a clean, pretty look in about 2 coats. Brush was easy to work with - would repurchase when I run out.