|Would buy this product again.||52%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Love the color. It is streaky, but a second coat fixes that issue. The only complaint I have is that I had to apply 4 coats for an opaque color. Not a problem for me, but it did take a bit of time longer than I would have liked.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I was very disappointed with this polish. Admittedly, I was applying it quickly and somewhat sloppily, but I did take the time to use an Essie basecoat and topcoat.
My issue was that it is a pain in the arse to apply well. It's vey thin, and goes on streaky. I only applied two coats, perhaps three would have been better?? But that of course means you will only ever get this polish looking opaque - I think, if the formula was better, you'd be able to have a nice, smooth, sheer mani.
I will try applying it again some time when I'm not so rushed, and will attempt three coats instead of two.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Black
Man, I've never been so angry at a nail polish. Bottom line: It's beautiful once you have it on but a nightmare to work with. Insanely shiny, a really lovely pale pink on my ruddy yellow-undertoned skin. But it's insanely sheer and takes maybe four or five coats to get opaque. Otherwise, it looks globby, streaky, or uneven.
This is so not worth my time by itself -- though next time I'll layer it on top of a white and see how it goes.
Essie, I love you but the formula of this shade is an insult to its lovely colour.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
OBSESSED with this color. I genuinely love it SO much. Such a beautiful, light pink color. Stays on for over a week without chipping (with the right top coat). I love that the color goes with everything. It's great for both the hot summer months and cooler winter months. For people who say it streaks- you have to get a lot of the nail polish on the brush... you also need to do 3 coats. It dries super fast so don't worry about really pilling on the coats. LOVE IT.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Lovely colour and lasts well without chipping.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
As streaky as this polish is, I don't find it anymore streaky thank other pale polishes. You definitely need to work with it and perfect a technique with it. I find a thin base coat of white polish works nicely with this. It makes it opaque enough with 2 coats and minimizes streaks, in my experience. I used a light hand with an ample amount of product on the brush, but not too much. It's a lovely shade of pale pink that suits my pale skin, and it isn't a stark color that looks weird.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
This is truly a gorgeous color after a few coats are applied, but unfortunately the color doesn't quite make up for the less-than-stellar qualities of the polish. Ballet Slippers applies very streaky, which is only exacerbated by the fact that the brush is too small and stiff to adequately cover the nail for a smooth application. When I manage to get the polish on decently, it doesn't take long for it to chip (even with a top coat).
I was worth it to try, just to see what the hype was about, but I will not be repurchasing.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is such an amazing nail polish! Essie's Ballet Slippers is a very gorgeous milky pink that's very opaque and not streaky for me. First, I apply OPI Start to Finish as a base coat, then I apply this Essie Ballet Slippers. And as it's tacky, I apply Seche Vite top coat. And voila! A perfect manicure that lasts for days! I am 14 years old and I like baby pink nail varnishes! :D
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I would never but it again, it's so streaky! I think I'd have to put a white base for the color to look good. I love Essie, just not this one.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really love this color when I have time to go to the salon. At home, however, I can never get this color to go on evenly. The formula is smooth, but super streaky. It's such a shame because I just love wearing this as an everyday color.
The polish is a jelly/creme, with a white base and a hint of soft blue-based pink. Gorgeous with a tan and flip flops. I just wish it were a little more opaque so I could do my own nails instead of taking this with me to the salon. :(
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Okay yeah, nice color and all, but whatever. There are so many dupes out there for this kind of color, so why use essie!? I just don't understand. Yes, the streaking can be fixed eventually , but there are plenty polishes of this color that are definitely easier to use, and thats why I give this a low rating. Not to mention it takes forever to dry as well. I don't think I will ever finish what I have, but I'll give it another shot. Oh and I think this color will look better on the fairer skin ladies.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Classy, milky pink :) alright ladies, it is apparent that most people who gave this nail polish a low rating either didn't have time/patience, nor did they apply enough coats to ensure there was no streaking. Well I am here to give you tips and my review! Ok to first off l am a female in the military, so having anything other than "professional" looking nail polish, is NOT allowed. This color is gorgeous, does it take a few applications to get an opaque/non-streaky appearance? Yes, it does. But most Essie nail polishes are like this. I apply 4 coats, for that beautiful and classy color. Now for all those who don't have time to let their polish dry, try a quick dry top coat (my personal favorite is "Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat." It works amazing, trust me I change my nail polish every Sunday. Give this Essie polish a chance, it's great. Patience required :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
On my second bottle of this color. I love it so much that I will continue to buy it, even though it is pretty streaky. Usually 3 coats is perfect for me...just takes a lot of time to apply. But like I said, it's worth it. I also love that essie polishes peel off instead of chip. It makes it much easier to remove, at least for me, anyway.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
When I first tried this shade I hated the streaky mess it became on my nails, but with a little experimentation and practice I can now apply it so it's streak free.
This is what I do:
I apply 2 coats of my base coat this gives a good smooth base on which to apply your polish. The first coat is always streaky, I try to use as few brushstrokes as possible. Often I can get it streak free by the second coat sometimes I'll do a 3rd (I find it's always perfect with 3 coats). I then top with a regular topcoat followed by a quick drying topcoat to avoid dents or smudges to my neatly applied polish.
I love the colour, it's neat, clean and elegant looking and my absolute favourite pedi colour too. My nails look like Giada's with this polish and I have since found out that this is what she uses too!
Warning: Once you get half way through the bottle you will need to regularly thin the polish (please use polish thinner as polish remover will ruin it) so it continues to apply as streak free as possible - goopy polish = streaks IME.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Love the colour, hate the application.
Like the majority of the people here, the negative ratings are due to the difficulty of application of this semi-sheer polish.
This polish can is mostly worn sheer (1 coat) or semi-sheer (2 coats) I would say if you're looking for an opaque polish, you should go with Essie's Fiji instead. This polish is a softer version of that.
Needless to say, the trick to the application is to do quick and bold strokes (max 4x) to cover your entire nail to prevent streakiness. If you have the urge to go over it again, stop yourself right now because it's only going to make it worse.
Once you get that down, you'll be fine :D <3 just pray that nothing smudges your nails!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Simple, but pretty/clean-looking. Definitely gives you a polished look. Application can be a little bit tricky, but I think I will still repurchase.
As always, Essie has cute packaging, and this color has a cute name too.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I love this nailpolish!! With only one layer my nail transformed from not so good looking to look like I just done a french manicure. Stunning With two layers I find it enough cover and with three layers you have a total cover. The brush is amazing, colour is great, it stays on and give a almost natural look. It's a little more pink and light in the colour than i expected but I will buy this again (when the bottle is empty, which is gonna take forever!! =) ) only negative is the price. I'm use to depend's nailpolish but I guess from my experience you get what you pay for. I recomend this to everybody.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
This color spreads so well on my nails:) it looks perfect with only one coat and the color is so pretty!! :D
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is a really pretty color. Makes my hands look clean and polished, perfect for work or school, or when you don't want to have a crazy color :) One downside is that it does start to look a little dingy after about 3-4 days, but other than that, perfect light-milky pink!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I have just ordered this polish so I can't write a review. I'm just writing because I've read a lot of comments along the lines of "I'm going to stock up on this" I just thought that I would let you know that it is currently £1.99 for a 13.5ml bottle from fragrance direct ! They have a few other (limited editions as far as I can see) essie colours too!