|Would buy this product again.||88%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I usually love Essie polishes, but this was a big NO for me.
I was hoping the color would be more of a blood red than a blue-based red, but I didn't get my wish. This isn't a deep oxblood color like you would expect from something named 'Bordeaux'. It's more of a crimson or maroon.
Formula was very streaky, even with a steady hand and three thin coats. I will probably be putting this on eBay since this is a popular color, but it's not for me :(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
First of all, WOOOOWWW! I believe there is an Essie nail polish called 'After Sex'. Well this one should have been called 'Before Sex'.
I was on the hunt for a deep burgundy cream jelly polish and purchased 'Bordeaux' online for $7 NZD (bargain!). I have this on right now (3 thin coats no top coat) and can I just tell you never have I owned such a deep-sexy-sultry-shiny color.
Pure amazingness in a bottle! I'm in love - and you will be too!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I am SO IN LOVE with this color. It is the most beautiful deep blood red. It goes on perfectly in two coats. I just adore it. Can't say enough about it.
Just to update how I feel about this product... I still love the color, but I took away two lippys because I feel like it's just a mess to use now. It has gotten so thick and goopy. It was already a jelly consistency so now that I've used quite a bit of the bottle it is even less easy to apply.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I was a bit disappointed with the fact that this nail polish seemes slightly different in a bottle that it actually is on the nails. I am still looking for a perfect wine colour, and this just didn't do it for me. The jelly feel is also quite confusing, the application is not very even after two coats. Doesn't streak, which is a good thing. Has a bluish, purplish undertone, which looks good on my generally cool-toned skin, but I'm not sure if this would be very flattering on a yellow-toned skin.
Overall, just a nice basic dark reddish colour that tries it's hard to look like a wine colour. If you are new to nail polishes in general, or to dark nail polishes, definitely check that out, you'd probably love it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Beautiful deep jelly blood red. I was looking for a bloody red, not a bright cherry. This leans to be bluish, but it looks like the most perfect red. The jelly finish makes it more interesting than a regular creme finish. This formula is wonderful, not too thick or runny, and never streaky. I love Essie :3
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Love this :)
(PLEASE NOTE: the colour is nothing like the one in the picture with this post! It's a lot darker.)
I'm a real idiot when it comes to nail polish... I never get it on evenly and it always chips within a day. But this I put on perfectly in one go, which has NEVER happened to me before. I used the 'nourish me' base coat and the high shine top coat with two coats of Bordeaux in between. I put it on on Sunday and it's now Friday and not one chip on it.
The colour (with the 2 coats) is a really deep, dark red, but not black red like Rouge Noir from Chanel. The latter was a bit too goth for my taste and also didn't stay on that well. The consistency seems very thick and sort of sticky (jelly-ish I guess?) and the brush is pretty wide, so I could almost get my nail covered in one sweep. It took a while to dry, so application in a hurry might not be a great idea.
I really like this and I'm planning to buy a few more Essie colours. The price is reasonable compared to Chanel and MAC and it's definitely better quality.
Edit 11 October 2012:
This is easily the nicest nailpolish I have ever found. It's glossy, classy and suits every occasion. This is the polish I've been looking for all my life! It's the only proper deep, dark RED I have ever found. Other similar polishes have always proved too black or too purple for my taste. This shade is perfect and I will keep buying it until they discontinue. Lasts about a week with a good topcoat.
(Actually I've noticed that some people here are disappointed that this isn't a real wine colour polish. That, for me, was actually the up side to it: it's dark, but definitely still recognisable as red. If you prefer more purply or black-ish colours, I think Wicked might be more to your liking. Or OPI's Mrs O' Leary's BBQ.)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy Eyes: Blue
I have been looking for a dupe to my favorite dark red, Essie Private Wine Cellar (now DC'd). I was encouraged by the fact that Bordeaux looks *exactly* the same in the bottle as PWC, but it is a much brighter red on the nail. Not so much a wine color as a deep apple red. I also found the formula to be fairly streaky and sheer, unlike PWC which was opaque in 2 coats. It is an ok color I suppose, just not what I was looking for. Oh, well, the hunt continues . .
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Goooooorgeous color. I will most certainly be repurchasing this color again. The jelly-feel of this color makes your nails look flawless and not a streaky mess! It actually makes you look like you're wearing fake nails. Depending on the light and how many layers you paint on, it looks like a vampy/sultry color. On my NC30 skin I think it pulls more brown and looks deeper. In artificial light it looks like a bright berry color. Lol. But all in all I would recommend this color to anyone - it looks so classy, sexy and mysterious ;)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
A great jelly polish! It needs at least 3 coats for maximum opacity and you must apply evenly because it can get streaky. It wears very well .. I'm impressed! I love this colour so much! I don't like the brush or the packaging and the formula is a little too thin for my liking, I hope OPI comes out with an exact dupe because I've fallen in love.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is a gorgeous, deep red jelly that is very richly pigmented and glides on beautifully, with no streaking, and no bald spots. It is so perfect in the fall and winter months, but I find that it works on my fair skin at any time. It is one of my favorite polishes! If this polish were any darker, it would be too dark and vampy. As it is, it is just the deepest, richest wine you can imagine without it edging into black. My favorite way to wear it: Matte! I pair it with Essie's Matte About You topcoat and it just glows - it literally glows! I get so many compliments when I wear it that way.
As always with Essie polishes, I find myself wishing the bottlecaps were a little longer and the brushes were a little wider - but you know what, it isn't bad. I can live with it! So five points for this polish because it is not its fault that I don't like the brush.