Essie Marshmallow

3.9

113 reviews

72% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



on 3/13/2015 11:03:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

This is a beautiful gel-y, translucent white. If you're looking for a stark white, you're better off with Essie Blanc. This nail polish requires two things of the wearer: patience and ridge-free nails. I (for some reason) have deep ridges in my nails and this nail polish highlights that fact due to its streakiness. Also, it takes a super long time to dry. If you have the patience to sit around and wait and wait for it to dry, then go for it. However, I could only get the first coat right. After that, my successive coats kept smudging. Regardless, the few nails that are ridge-free and ended up drying properly (i.e. my ring finger and pinky finger...lol) look amazing!



on 2/22/2015 6:15:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I was really disappointed in this colour, seeing as though I have brought many other colours from this brand and they have been amazing. However, this one comes out super blotchy and thick, and when applied really cautiously it leaves it streaky. I ended up putting another coat over it 2 days later to try and fix it and it was fine after that, but overall I was really disappointed with the consistency of it.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Hands on THE worst formula I have ever tried, and I own over four hundred bottles of nail polish. The formula was so watery and streaky. It was just simply awful. The color will build up to look very much like a typical white polish, like Essie Blanc and OPI Alpine Snow. You would be so much better off just use a regular white polish. Even if the color was gorgeous, there is no way I would repurchase because the awful formula can't be compensated even with the best color in the world.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 9/2/2014 1:16:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Horrible formula. Super blotchy and streaky. Not up to Essie's standards. Ugh so mad because I love Essie, but so far their basic colors like this one and ballet slippers have disappointed me. Horrible blotchy mess and dries so slow. Not cool essie.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

This is one of my HG polish colors. The Essie formula is always perfection but the best thing about this one is the color. It's a milky "jelly" white creme, no shimmer in this one, and only 99% opaque with several coats. 2 coats of this is classic and modern posh at the same time. I always get compliments on my nails when I wear this, even from the manicurists. Last time I was at the nail salon the man doing my nails called a couple girls over to show them how pretty this color was. It's really perfect at this time of year (nearing the end of the Summer) when I have a bit of a tan. It's a great, unexpected color that will stand-out without looking unprofessional, if you need to worry about nail color at your job.


on 6/5/2014 3:57:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I am not sure if some people are getting bad batches but mine is fine. I do not have any problems with application at all. I have heard some batches of Essies are bad in various colors. One in particular is Fiji.

It was not streaky or hard to apply. It's a jelly formula and looks very classy. Not too white or too opaque, which I like. It's more of a milky white if that makes sense. It reminds me of Butter London's Cream Tea minus the horrible formula.


on 5/26/2014 8:52:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I usually have no problems applying this at home but lately I've been bringing it to the salon for them to apply for me and it's just plum gorgeous. Classic clean and beautiful year round. Ass some glitter for an accent nail or to good or to base nail for added flair.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I own a lot of the bright tropical colors by Essie but this is one of my go to shades for work and when I want something classic.
I am not a big fan of blindingly white nails so this is perfect. I use only 2 coats; anything more than that and I find it starts to look too bright. But you have to work with this color as itís not a very even application. Plus it takes a bit long to dry between coats. So like others have said, set aside some time if you plan on using this polish. Itís not a quick paint your nails in ten minutes color. With a topcoat, I find I get 3 or 4 days use out of it. It doesnít chip but the white starts to look kinda spotty. I much prefer Sand Tropez to this!


on 4/6/2014 9:46:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is a nice color, I'll admit that. But this polish barely even deserves 2 stars.
As so many reviewers have already said, the application is next to impossible. The color is blotchy until the 3rd or 4th coat, and then the polish takes foreeeeeeeeever to dry. But you know what, for the color, I'm willing to do this!
My PROBLEM with this polish is: the brush. This is a white polish, and the brush hairs are black. And without fail, somehow, there's always a little brush hair embedded in nail after applying. A black hair, in my white polish. I don't know if I got a defective bottle, but this is absolutely unacceptable.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 2/14/2014 2:42:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is a beautiful cloudy sheer white! I have gotten so many compliments on my nails, among them, "can't stop looking at your nails." Application is a bit difficult - I am not a professional but have been studying up on my technique and this polish was a great test. I used essie 3 way glaze as a base, 3 thin coats and top coat and after doing dishes, cleaning ect, still looks shiny and no chips 5 days later. I let each coat dry a little in between to avoid streaks, dragging and bald spots. It slightly levels after drying but also got a few air bubbles. I am looking forward to layering it over pinks to find a signature color. Im in love with this shade!!!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.




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