|Would buy this product again.||82%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I agree with the previous reviewer. This is not a flattering colour; it is a chauky, ashy, pastel brown. I am fair neutral leaning slightly to warm.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I'll take Spoiled Show Me Some Skin or Essie Fiji over this any day for a chic pale manicure. This has an ashy undertone that might work for pale, cool-toned girls but not for me. Mannequin hands? Yes, as in, mannequins are dead and so look my hands with this color on.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I am not big on nude polishes but this one is my favorite one ever.
Yes it's thick, but it still applies easily and perfectly. Two layers, a top coat and you have yourself a flawless finish.
Worth every penny!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
As with most light colors of Essie polish, I would have wished for a thinner consistency. It's easier to apply than some and is a nice color, but it's streaky and gooey. I'm no expert at polish application and while it's pretty and work-appropriate, it really looks like I did my nails myself. Possibly in the dark.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I've been lemming over this for quite a while now. I tend to be disappointed with "nude" nail polish shades as they usually take five million coats to make them opaque and then it never dries and it's just a big mess and you can't pee for five hours at the risk of messing up your nails.
You could probably get away with three coats for this, but for me it took four thin coats. They dried really quickly and thoroughly.
This is a lovely beige color. I surprisingly have nothing close to this color in my enormous box of nail polish, but I'm sure there are dupes. This is the perfect color if you're feeling very simple and classic. I love wearing nude colors because it goes with everything you wear and I'm the kind of person who can't handle when their nails clash with their clothing. It's a problem. Anyway, I love that this matches everything, I love that it's not too in your face (although I do love bright nail polishes), and I love that it's easy to apply. The end.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Honestly, for all the people saying its streaky and application is difficult: I didn't have that problem at all. And I usually do with lighter shades (especially like Essie's Sugar Daddy). This one took two heavier coats to look good. Yeah you have to be a bit patient, and let it dry between coats, but this is my all time favorite nude and it looks fantastic. One of my favorite Essie's.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is a beautiful color -- but only when you have layered on 3-4 coats. It is very, very streaky, which yes, is pretty expected for lighter/nude shades, but I can only use this when I plan to do nothing with my hands other than wait for each coat to dry, then reapply, for half a day. It really takes a long time to dry, by any standard. Plus the very nude color and transparent/streaky qualities leave little margin for error -- making it all the more important to really give time for each coat to completely dry. So if you don't mind waiting hours, applying a bare minimum of 3 coats, and probably shelling out a fair bit of cash, maybe this is the polish for you. I will note that it is a rather durable polish, and lasted me a week with only very minor chips, and that's with no base or topcoat.
I wouldn't bother writing a review to express my disappointment except that Essie is rarely on sale (at least where I live), so it was a splurge purchase at $8 for me! Thus, I wanted to warn you in case you were considering it as an indulgence purchase as well. Essie does have some good formulas, but this is such a hassle I would never repurchase it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Favorite Nude Polish EVER. Incredibly shiny (without top coat), classy, neutral shade that also looks fantastic when matte. I got it on a whim, can't reccommend it more.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Classiest shade of nail polish I own. I pair this up with an awesome gold glitter polish I have by Butter London, and it really does give that posh, glamorous but neat Saint Tropez feel to it.
Just gorgeous, and works wonderfully with my skin tone.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This shade perfect for my skin tone--very fair, blondish brown hair with green eyes. I'm sad about how glumpy it is. Very hard to get this to look good. I went to the department store to look for a higher end version, but haven't found it yet. If anyone knows of one please email me.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Sand Tropez is a beautiful nude cream polish. One of Essie's best works in my opinion. It's unlike most Essie polishes - which can be extremely streaky and goopy - and goes on smooth and opaque in two coats. It looks great against any skin tone in my opinion! I have a reddish skin tone and it really makes my hands look great. Definitely want to buy a backup for this one! Definitely recommending it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Essie's Sand Tropez from the spring 2011 French Affair collection, is a beautiful very wearable shade of beige. The application takes concentration, it could be streaky if you aren't careful but even if you have an imperfect first coat the second coat can easily conceal it. I took this into consideration as I applied it and had an easy time overall with the application. It's not impossibly frustrating like some streaky formulas, I don't do streaky nail polish. I don't have the patience to keep re-doing a nail, so it better be good on the first try or I don't bother using those polishes. Even if I love a shade I won't bother if it's streaky, I'd just search for a dupe until I find the perfect or improved formula.
Onto the color description...I read one reviewer who found it like coffee ice cream, I agree. To me it matches the wall paper I have in my bathroom and kitchen, which most would describe as almond or beige-y. If you imagine beige carpeting or some bathrooms that use this color for the porcelain sink. I have a pair of nude patent heels that are a few shades darker than this. I think in indoor lighting it has some cool undertones, maybe a touch of gray in it, but when outdoors or in direct sunlight it looks warmer like a pure beige. I absolutely love the color and find it looks flattering on my pale and pinky/ruddy skin undertones. My husband on the other hand makes zombie antics when I wear this, so he is not a fan. He thinks it has that dead look, but he's not so fashion forward :)
I would definitely repurchase!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
The color is absolutely gorgeous. I have been searching for the perfect nude and it goes really well on my tan olive/yellow undertone skin. The ONLY big draw back and the reason i am only giving it 3 lippies is because of the formula. Its really goopy and always leave streaks and bubbles. :/
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
It's very close in color with Revlon's Bare Bones and I love them both. I can't pick which one I like better. The staying power is great- minimal chipping and fading after 6 days, just in time for me to change polishes. Opaque in 3 coats, although if you have better hands then me, I'd say 2 would be enough.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have super fair skin with cool undertone, and this is absolutely my favourite nude polish out there. It's the perfect shade and what you see on the bottle is what you get to your nails. All time favourite, will keep repurchasing. It lasts up to 7 days in perfect condition even without a top coat!
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
This is a great cool toned nude. So many nudes are too warm for my pale complexion and they end up looking more peachy brown than nude. If I could rename this color it would be Putty. 2 coats and it looks perfect.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I can't get enough of Essie polishes! I was hesitant to buy this at first because I'm fairly tan, and sometimes nudes can look odd on tan skin. I went for it anyway, and it turned out to be perfect! I'm currently obsessed with it; I keep going back to it. It's a beige, coffee ice cream kind of color. It goes with everything so I don't have to fret if my nail polish happens to be clashing with my outfit that day. This color is opaque so two coats is perfect. And as always (so far, anyway), I don't have any problems with the application or packaging.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I had none of the foruma issues that other people seem to have run into-- two thin coats produces a nice, even color.
However, ladies of color beware! This is NOT the universally-flattering neutral that a lot of people claim it is. I am NC-42, for reference, and on my dark, warm-toned skin this looks like a flat grey. I was hoping it would come out more creamy-beige-colored, the way it looks in the bottle, but against my skin it looks... just grey. Not grey with any interesting undertones. Just grey. Might look nice on paler skin tones, but on me it makes my hands look like zombie-hands. Not cute, not chic, not even a fashion statement. Just kind of ugly.
Love Essie, love the formula. Nothing wrong with the product, but it was a poor color choice for me and I would not buy again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Sand Tropez is my first Essie polish. I love the formula and its lasting power. The color is gorgeous--it's the perfect cool-toned nude that works surprisingly well with my warm skin tone. Plus, it goes with absolutely everything! It's nicely opaque in only a couple coats and applies smoothly. I'm definitely going to stock pile a few of these puppies!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love this colour so much and its so easy to apply, it goes smoothly and it only took two coats to get a perfect finish. Will definitely buy this colour again as it goes with anything i'm wearing and suitable for all occasions unlike some of the other polishes i own.