Essie Marshmallow

3.9

115 reviews

73% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



on 7/28/2015 1:48:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I almost didn't buy this color because of all the negative reviews, but I'm glad I decided to try it out for myself. This color builds up nicely, which is good because I found it necessary to apply 3 coats to eliminate streakiness. Because it's such a pale polish, it's really streaky at first, but after 3 coats it looks beautiful. I found that the formula dried just as quickly as my other Essie polishes, so I didn't have to wait forever for it to dry like some other reviewers on here. I've been wearing it for about 4 days (with the Essie gel topcoat), and I haven't experienced any chipping so far. That's a miracle because usually polishes chip within 1-2 days on me.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



on 4/7/2015 3:27:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

Before purchasing this polish, please note that the formula is supposed to be sheer AND yes it is streaky - because it's a jelly finish! I normally avoid jellies because of how time consuming they are to apply, but when I saw someone swatch Marshmallow on Pinterest - I had to go out and buy it. It's a beautiful white polish, which I don't think it designed to be built up to give you a block white colour. After two coats (or very three thin coats), you will end up with a gorgeous, clean 'marshmallowy' type of translucent white which looks clean and neutral. If you are after a stark, opaque white - this isn't your polish. If you do build it up for an opaque - you might find it to look a little chunky on the nail. I would recommend Alpine Snow from OPI if that is the look you're after. I really like Marshmallow because it isn't a show stopping polish, great for work and really lovely if you like white polish without the 'white out' type of look. Will definitely buy a back up :)

Application:
1 x OPI Base Coat
2 x coats of Marshmallow
1 x Out the Door Top Coat


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!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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.


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!


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