|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I am always chasing after the best nude nail polish I can find. When a nude nail polish looks good in the bottle, I usually apply it and am disappointed. Nudes tend to look way too brown and muddy, and never compliment my skin tone. Topless & Barefoot is a beautiful nude that DOES NOT apply sheer, and has enough pink to really compliment any skin tone. I switch back to this color when I am looking for something more toned down from Essie Fiji, which is a really true, white-pink! Definitely try this if you are searching for a good nude polish.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
This is a really great colour for me - I love nude shades, and a lot can turn out too apricot/peach/brown or muddy on my skin tone - I'm NW20 with pink undertones, and the colour looks great - clean, classy and fresh. The application is pretty bad - very streaky first coat, and not 100% even after the second. It is a colour I just use at the salon as I don't have the patience on my own.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Essie's Topless & Barefoot from the Spring 2011 French Affair collection is one of my favorite nude cremes, the other being Sand Tropez another from the same collection. I've read people describe this as a silly putty color which refer to the peach undertones in this color. I find that to be true in indoor lighting, whereas in outdoor lighting I see more pink to it but dusty pink. I think it is a cross between both of these colors which is flattering on my fair skin with a touch of ruddiness. Ever since I can remember I wanted a nude creme that complimented my skin tone and this is the one. I used sally hansen salon manicure base coat, 2 coats of the Topless & Barefoot and one coat of Poshe top coat. I don't find it a streaky formula when you get the hang of how to apply Essie. It is watery but that doesn't bother me one bit, I got used to how to apply those types of polishes and find them pretty easy once I figured it out, a quicker application with not too much or too little on the brush is how I do it. I can't say enough good things about this color, I'm completely smitten, it is definitely my go to nude creme. Would buy again in a heartbeat.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I'm pretty pale and this looked absolutely freaking hideous on me. Just so ugly on my skintone! The formula was fine though. Usual good Essie quality mostly...a few little streaks that blended fine with the addition of topcoat. Just not for me, probably awesome looking on deeper skintones.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Silver Eyes: Green
streaky frustrating application. Blah color. Nothing special about it whatsoever. Never again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I really love this nail polish, I bought it about a month ago, and it has been my office nail colour of choice since. It is easy to work with, and the formula of this polish seems to last forever!
It is a great nude, and on me, it has a bit of pink-y blush, which I really love.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I'm not impressed with Topless & Barefoot. It's an opaque nude, which is really not as flattering as a more sheer nude. And you really do need at least 2-3 coats because it's streaky and uneven.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Great colour. Formula is thick and gloopy. It goes on thick, streaky and pools on the nail.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I own a lot of Essie shades and this is definitely one of my favourites! I find many nude shades are either too brown or yellow. No other brand has a nude with pink undertones! I love wearing nude polishes and this looks very clean on my skin tones. I would highly recommend this polish as it looks good on every skin tones and it looks just as clean as a light pink.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I LOVE this color! I had been searching for it everywhere and finally found it at an Ulta. It's the perfect combo of Essie's sand tropez and Fiji. The loveliest nude color with a pretty pink undertone. I gave it 4 out of 5 because it's hard to get a good coat. It's usually too thin or too thick.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This color looks beautiful on me. I love this color because of its nude/ 'near to skin' look without looking too stark. Its a great pastel nude! One of my favs from Essie!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This is my favourite nude polish. It is quite a neutral shade, that is neither too pink nor too peachy. Application is quick and easy, with very few streaks. I apply two coats for a flawless finish. It dries very quickly and has a high shine finish. This is one of the better Essie polishes I have used. I would repurchase this.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
A lovely nude colour, although i think you have to be aware of your skin tone as can make hands look dead!
Took a couple of coats to achieve required look. Can look streaky but with the wide brush it has applied better then some other nude polishes.
Did find that the nail polish did run into my cuticles and gathered there. Easily corrected with a cotton bud and nail polish remover.
Overall a good nude that is right on trend.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
everyone else has written heaps on this, so i'm gonna leave it short =]
the colour itself is gorgeous, i bought it online n when i got it wasn't sure if i'd like it on as much as i thought...but now i know i like it on!
my biggest issue is...the horrible application!
this is hands down the worst formula i've ever come across
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
What a beautiful colour! This is Sand Tropez' warmer big sister. The former is more of a light greige than a nude. On me Topless & Barefood looks like melted hazelnut ice cream. It's a pale nudey beige with slight pink undertones and even though I'm pretty pale, my hands don't look washed out at all. I'm thinking this colour will be a real stunner in the summer though. It looks sleek, polished and sophisticated. Very classy and understated, like a perfect nude lipstick for your nails
The formula is streaky, true. But I have discovered with thinner, streaky formulas like this one, I need to do a thin first coat, let it dry so the polish doesn't drag, then do a generous second coat and I'm good. The thicker second coat keeps the brush from pulling at the first coat and I get a very even overall application. The bottle I got off ebay has the thin (older?) brush, which would be my only complaint. I really love the wide rounded brush my other Essie polishes came with. I would definitely buy again and I'm thinking of getting one for my sister too. What a pity this is not in their permanent collection.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is one my favourite polishes from Essie.. yeah the streaking is bad on the first coat but gets covered well with a second. I absolutely adore the shade, beige with a pink tint.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Pretty color, terrible formula. As others note, it's very streaky and thick. I could never wear just one coat, which is what I was hoping to do. So you need two coats to cover up the streaks - but with a second coat, the formula looked thick and gloppy.
I can't believe Essie came out with such a bad formula. And trying it out on a piece of tape at the beauty store didn't give me an accurate read on just how bad it was. It looked fine on tape. Terrible on my nails. $8 wasted. Totally disappointed.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Absolutely beautiful subtle nude!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
It's a really beautiful beige matte polish. I find that it applies pretty well. And I think I can wear it for like 2 weeks without it chipping. LOVES IT. I don't know if you can still get it... if you can, do it !
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
My favorite nude shade!!