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Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
My absolute go to dark plum polish! I love, love, love dark polish and gravitate towards them more often than any other shade year round. If you love dark shades that mimic black, i guarantee "Devil's Advocate" will become your favorite. It applies flawlessly! It has great shine even before applying a top coat. It dries very fast as most Essie polish's do. Just get it! You'll love it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Devil's Advocate is my favorite dark, vampy polish- a staple for fall/winter. I couldn't ever wear black polish, and Devil's Advocate is as dark as I'll go. With two coats, it's a deep, plum shade that is as close to black as a plum can be. Surprisingly, it is very wearable and looks nice with any outfit.
I also use a base coat and top coat, and get decent wear- several days without chipping. I usually wear nudes/pinks or even clear nail polish on my finger nails, but when I'm in the mood for dark polish, I usually reach for Devil's Advocate. Application is streak-free, although like all Essie Polishes, the brush could be a little wider for ease of application. The formula is great though- a true cream with a gel-like finish (even looks nice without a top coat), and flawless opacity. If you like having the occasional classic vampy nail look, but don't want to go completely black, you can't go wrong with Devil's Advocate.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I think personally that the Essie polishes are always a different experience, based on not just the color, but the individual formula for the different colors. I have some of these that go on perfectly and dry quickly and others that seem to be thick and never dry. This one is on the "thicker and takes longer to dry" side. The color is a dark almost black plum color. This takes around two coat and takes a while to dry...so you have to be patient. I paid some where around $7 for this. I think that I would continue purchasing this just based on the color, but if I find something with a better formula I'm definitely going to ditch this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I love this color! almost black plum. Similar to OPI "eifell for this color"
doesnt chip easily
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is an awesome polish. The only gripe I have (and with all Essie polishes, really) is that they need to update or do something new with their brush. Other companies are coming out with brushes that make their polishes so easy to apply... come on, Essie!
The color is a deep dark eggplant. Darker than LPAD, darker than Wicked, almost black. Very shiny even without a top coat and like all other Essies, I find this polish to last several days without chips. Takes a few coats to reach that perfect opacity but worth it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy Eyes: Hazel
I don't normally splurge on nail polish, but I was so excited to see this shade on sale so I treated myself! I've been looking for a deep plum for years, but they were always too purple or shimmery. This is exactly what I was looking for, a deep plum that is almost black. Its so sophisticated :) It also seems to be chip-resistant and even passed the hair washing test. Glad I finally found it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I think I just found my replacement for OPI LPAD!!! LPAD I have been wearing for a few years now, and I thought it was my HG color until I found this Essie devils advocate. LPAD has a thicker consistency n can be troublesome to apply if not careful, but Essie goes on nicely n is just a tiny hair bit lighter so you can actually see the purple tint to it. Only con is that it is a 3 coater (thin) for full opaqueness. I love it!
EDIT: have been wearing this for 7 days with no top coat, there is only minimal tip wear. That is unheard of!!! OMG. This is the longest wearing nail polish I've ever applied!! This may be replacing my favorite OPI LPAD!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Other
Gorgeous colour, looks black in most light but if you hold it near something black (or in sunlight) you can see there is a purple-ish tinge to it. I don't wear dark shades very often and never wear black polish but I like this a lot. Not as stark as black, dries very shiny and is opaque in 2 coats. I also love the way this looks with a glitter topcoat over it. I dislike that it seemed to take a while to dry compared to other Essies I own. Would repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
This is a gorgeous,deep blackberry(black/violet) shade,and one of my absolute favorite Essie nail polish shades. It's very rich,and deep. A nice alternative to wearing black nail polish-this has the subtle nuance of dark violet mixed in there,and it gives it vamp appeal.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
When I went to buy this, I thought it was black (the store I was in had very poor lighting). I was disappointed when I realized it was purple, but went ahead with the application anyway. This is a very nice, dark shade. When I have two coats on, it's hard to tell it's plum, but the shade isn't nearly as harsh as a black would be. Unlike most Essie polishes, I only needed two coats, whereas I usually put on three or four. It's very shiny and lasts a long time.