|Would buy this product again.||95%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This polish has a very good quality. It was super easy to apply, opaque in 2 coats and easy to clean. I had it on for 5 days with only some very minimal tipwear, but it could have lasted way more.
The color isn't my favorite, though, but that's just my taste. On me it looked like a plain dark gray most of time, and then other times it was blue-ish and then rarely it had some hint of purple. Really very different from the color in the bottle.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
This is one of my very favorites!!! I had never worn dark colors on my nails until I bought this polish. I absolutely love it!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
My all time favorite nail polish, especially during fall/winter. It really is Smoking' Hot :)
The color (which I'm not very good at describing...) is the perfect mix of purple, gray and taupe. It looks great on my fair skin. It's dark, but not too dark. Great for someone who doesn't wear darker colors often.
I can get away with one coat of Smoking' Hot but I usually always apply 2. Top it with SecheVite and I have the perfect mani.
I love Essie polishes.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
This is one of my all-time favorite polishes. I don't paint my nails all the time, but when I do I tend to like things that aren't in the standard red/pink range, and I'm *usually* not a fan of shimmer/holo/frost/etc. This is a perfect smooth cream in a dark, muted, plummy-gray. On the nail, it's not nearly as purple as it is in the bottle. Fuss-free application, opaque in two coats. Got it for eight or nine bucks at CVS.
I do wish I could take of half a point for packaging and leave it a 4.5, because, while I really like the consistency of many Essie polishes, the brushes are indeed a bit too small.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is the first Essie polish I've tried, and I am impressed with the quality. It applied very smoothly and I had opaque coverage in two coats. The color is a creme, slightly purplish toned cool dark grey; for me it's unique. I've been using plums, purples, and burgandies for half my life and am now branching out to grey and blue. It is dark, but not anywhere near black. Smokin hot lasted without chipping for about 5 days; however, I use a really good basecoat that has prevented chips on all brands lately.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this shade such a pretty color. I just wish the brush was bigger.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Green
This is by far one of my new favorite colors especially for fall and winter months! This shade looks amaizng on every skintone. For those who want to wear darker shades but don't want to wear black this is the ideal shade for you. I have worn it plain and with a glitter topcoat and it looks striking no matter how you use it. I would buy this again and again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Black
Price: not bad, about $9 CAD
Packaging: I am not a fan of Essie's brushes, period. I have a wider nail bed and find the brush far too thin and 'flimsy' to leave a streak-free coat. I would also like the handle to have a bit more grip, but that's minor.
Product: if I could give this a 3.5 I would. The colour is undoubtedly beautiful and unique. Indoors where yellow lights tend to cancel out the purple undertone, this is a dark dusky gray...decent but nothing unique. In daylight though, it's a beautiful sophisticated gray with dusty-eggplant undertones. I am not a fan of Essie's formula and find it streaky with few exceptions (go overboard is a standout). It takes a lot more effort to apply than OPI, in my opinion.
I would repurchase because I haven't seen any easily-available dupes, and the purple undertone is just gorgeous for fall/winter.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
yay! I love this polish. Even though its from last year I just picked it up. I love vampy purples and gray purples and this looked so nice in the bottle- but I waited b/c I have others like Metro Chic and I Brake For Manicures (OPI).
This is the perfect mix of the two. dark and purple.but also with that gray/taupe undertone. The formula is great....I am a big fan of Essie polishes in general.
I love that it doesn't look black on ...so to me its like metro chic and I dont break for manicures had a baby...and on my yellow based olive to tan skin tone it doesn't look garish.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
This was my first essie polish! It's a mix of grey, taupe and violet. It's really flattering if you have a cool undertone and I think I would buy it again. It lasts on my nail around 3 or 4 days without chipping.