Essie Raise Awareness

4.0

6 reviews

66% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

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on 10/9/2012 11:29:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I like what the money goes for, but dislike the polish. The Pepto-Pink color goes okay with my light olive skintone, but I think I prefer a warmer pink. Why I rate this a "2" is because of the formula. Like most Essie polishes, this one goes on streaky as all heck; and some nails needed 3 coats for a smooth opacity. I applied this on a Saturday evening, and 2 nails chipped & peeled off by Monday afternoon. I wear gloves for all dishwashing and chores, so it wasn't because I was rough on them. I prefer China Glaze and OPI nail polishes because I find them easier to apply, and I typically get 5-7 days of wear out of them before they start to chip on the tips. I really only bought this because it was for Breast Cancer Awareness, and I think Essie could have done better with this one. (I have a few Essie polishes that are far more impressive than this one.) Overall, I find this one rather disappointing.



Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

This shade is a baby pink, cool toned but not overly so. It still has a hint of warmth which makes it easy to wear... well easier than some others. I have OPI mod about you which is my ultimate baby pink. Both shades go on in 2 coats, are completely opaque. Essie's rasie awareness is not so stark and is a shade or so darker than mod about you by OPI. So, if you are looking for baby pink, but on your skin tone you find you need less of a white starkness, raise awareness is perfect! I got a compliment on it two days ago! It's definitely pretty, and lasts a while before chipping!


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

The perfect soft milky baby pink color. For me application was easy but for others it might not be. It took two coats for it to be opaque. The formula is kind of on the thick side. If your having trouble apply it quickly and don't go over the same spot too much or that will cause it to streak bad. This color was limited edition so I'm not sure if you can still purchase it. If your looking for a dupe Essies "French Affair" is as close as it gets.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 2/1/2012 12:56:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Fine

Eyes: Green

i looooove this polish!! the application is streaky and it takes me about 3 coats to get the color that you see in the bottle and i love it!! its a pale baby pink and i cant stop staring at my nails when i wear it. i bought it at CB Sullivan and it was about $8 for the bottle.. i hope this is never discontinued because its HG for me!!


on 10/23/2011 3:23:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

Ulta was covered in pink and there was a huge display of these, I'm a fan of Essie and didn't have a color similar, plus it's for a good cause, so I decided to try it out.

It's a really pretty baby pink.

Application was way too streaky - it took 4 coats just to make it even.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Gorgeous color! the perfect baby pink reminiscent of Sally Hansen's Insta-dri Pink Blink. Application is a little streaky, so needs multiple coats. But the color is amazing. Not part of a collection, made especially for October 2011Breast Cancer Awareness month.


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