|Would buy this product again.||76%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have some Essie nail polishes in my collection. I think their formulation is very thin, I have to apply several coats to make it look a little opaque. They do have have nice colors though.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
I rate this nail polish in the middle because while it's currently the "popular" brand to use for some reason, and has unique colors...it dries out so fast and the bottle is so small.... So it's like paying 8 bucks for a dinky little bottle of nail polish that dries out. I bought 2 (Ballet Slippers and Navigate Her) and within a month of having them they're all thick and drying up, can't really use them anymore :( And I take care of my stuff, because none of the other polishes I own are like that. I am disappointed I wasted 16 dollars on 2 bottle of nail polish. After that I just went out and bought some 2 dollar Sally Hansen nail polishes... does the same trick for less $$!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have had pretty good experiences with the Essie nail polish brand. The colors are unique and the quality is definitely there. I do think they are a little expensive though.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I normally buy Rimmel or Barry M nail polish as they are under £5. But on a whim I saw a lovely soft pink by Essie and even though it was £7, I decided to treat myself. And I'm impressed at how good the nail polish is. I have bought 2 more (through ebay as cheaper than in Boots). The polish goes on well, not too thick or watery and used in conjunction with Seche clear & vite, my nails stay looking good for 3-4 days. I would say with the cheaper varnish they would look good for 2 days max. Definitely worth spending a little more I think
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Worst most overrated nail polish i've ever used. I brought Tart Deco and although i love the colour i absolutely hate this nail polish.
Its just like a cheap polish you would find in a $2 bin at the chemist.
Streaky, uneven and starts to dry before you have finished one nail so you can't correct it. Will stick to my China Glaze.
Shame that their colours are just so fabulous :(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This nail polish is total crap! It lasted one day, one freaking day! I put two coats on and an extra coat of essie quick dry nail polish on top, it chipped the next day! I have tried now three times to paint my nails and each time it chips the next day even if I wear rubber gloves when washing the dishes. Essie product is crap and I will NEVER EVER EVER buy it again, it is absolutely a total waste of time and money, and it is not cheap it is one of the MOST expensive nailpolishes on the South African market. Complete, total, utter CRAP! DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT YOU WILL BE WASTING YOUR MONEY ON THIS RUBBISH.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Love: The bottle....cute and easy to store. The brush....thin and the perfect length. The great color selection.....I don't know if it's how they all look together on the store shelf or what, but I'm always drawn to them.
Dislike: Formula, formula, formula. Sometimes streaky, sometimes goopy, especially with their whitened polishes and other cremes. Their metallics and shimmers are not so bad, though.
Overall, I want to love Essie but I can't.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I never used to be one for spending more than a fiver on nail polish because it felt like a waste given that mine often chipped within a couple of days (even when I tried more expensive brands like MAC), so I was skeptical when everyone starting raving about Essie. I loved the colour selection though, so I thought I'd give it a try and it did NOT disappoint! The formula is the best I've ever used; it glides on so smoothly, doesn't take too long to dry (although it is by no means quick drying) and has a lovely shine to it. The brush shape is also perfect too, and spreads across the nail like a dream. I adore the selection of colours, there's so many to choose from! Paired with their base coat and no chip top coat, my Essie polishes last 10 days+ with zero chips. It's now the only nail polish I buy, and it completely out-performs even more expensive brands that I've tried.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought a couple of Essie nail polishes after noticing that a lot of make up gurus had been raving about Essie. It's an adorable little bottle. But here's what I found:
- The polish dries evenly, no streaks
- the colors are phenomenal
- lasts a long time
- The bottles are extremely hard to open. (I don't know if it's just me, but every single one I've gotten so far, I've had to get my dad to open it)
- They don't dry quickly at all, It actually takes a long time
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is the ONLY nail polish brand I ever buy now (except when OPI does a $5 clearout sale). It's very smooth, it never clumps, fast drying, and the colors are beautiful. VERY FEW color selections though.... So few! I'm so impatient waiting for Essie to introduce more colors, but the quality is just amazing. After my first Essie polish, I haven't gone back to any other brand. I'm even replacing my current non-Essie polishes with Essie. I love it THAT much. Before Essie, I'd use Sally Hansen base coat before applying ANYthing, but Essie actually lasted a week without the base coat! I only buy Essie now... it's definitely more expensive than all the other brands sitting around it but it's so worth it! They also hardly go on sale, arg!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Blue
O.P.I. used to be my favourite nail polish. I had to go over to salons to buy it at $10 per bottle.A bunch of my friends were raving about Essie, and they sell it at my local Wal Mart for a little less that $9, so I gave it a go. WOW this is my favourite nail polish now! Essie on it's own with no top coat, for me, lasted a week. O.P.I. couldn't hold a candle to that! It would peel off like a sticker after a day or two. Essie has so many colour choices too, and can be bought pretty much anywhere, and is cheaper, AND lasts longer. No more O.P.I. for me!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I was a devoted OPI user for before I tried Essie on a whim. I fell in love! I love the color selection and that it is available at stores I am already in, Target mainly OPI is only available in a decent selection at one store in town. My favorites are Sand Topaz and Chinnchilly. I know, fairly boring but I love how professional they look. Sand Topaz is great because chips are hardly noticeable and it looks awesome with some fun teal and white polka dots:)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Blue
The best thing about Essie polishes is the range of colors they come in. You will definitely find one that suits you--and if you liked one in the bottle and not so much on your nails, you're likely to find a very slightly different shade of it that looks absolutely amazing.
I haven't noticed any unexpected problems with the quality of the polish itself. Dry time is average. It chips, but only on the nails that get banged around frequently (after four days, most of my nails are totally chip-free.) It does streak a bit but I've found that shaking the bottle well seems to smooth things out. My only real complaint is that my favorite shade (Masquerade Belle) requires three coats, and once that third coat is on it doesn't seem to harden or dry efficiently. The day after I applied it I began to notice lots of scratches and smudges. I like to apply a fresh coat every few days just to keep it shiny and fresh, which takes care of the problem.
The brush is the real problem with this brand. I prefer shorter, fatter brushes for polish application--this one is long, thin and scraggly. It does the job, but you'll need to apply five or six strokes down your nail instead of three.
If you find a particular shade of Essie polish that you absolutely love, it'll be worth the price tag. I wouldn't ever buy from them just because it's Essie and the packaging is cute.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
My main problem with Essie is that you can't (at least here in Canada) find a list of ingredients for the nailpolish. Not on the bottles; not on the displays; not on the website. I even e-mailed the company from their "contact" page and never got a response. This seems shady to me. Never buying Essie again.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Grey
I love the cute shape of the bottle, and the cute names. It lasts about a wee - a week and a half before chipping. Great color selection. My favorite nail polish brand.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Love Essie nail polishes! Great color selection and I feel are much better quality than other high end expensive nail polishes I have tried. I don't usually use a top coat and the polish doesn't chip!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
From the cute square bottles to the broad color palette complete with fun and flirty names (e.g. "Sand Tropez" and "Fishnet Stockings"), it is clear that the Essie company has invested a lot of time and money into their image. However, to anyone who has purchased their product it quickly becomes equally clear that in the trade-off is a lack of quality. The polish streaks and easily smudges. The red especially comes off on anything that brushes the painted nails for days after application. The paint flakes and needs to be reapplied on an almost daily basis. In all, this is a poorly formulated polish dressed up to make a profit.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I bought this in Fiji and it's soo streaky even after applying 3 coats. If it were cheaper I'd buy it just for the colour selection.
I wanted to like this so badly too. :(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have bought 3 Essie nail polishes. They are all light colors. I tried the first one today, "Good Morning Hope". It is the worst nail polish I have ever tried. Not only is it expensive, $8, but it is very streaky. After the first coat dried, it was very streaky. I put a second coat on and it was still streaky. (Not as streaky as the first, but still looked ugly). After a third and final coat of polish, I just gave up. I waited for my nails to dry. After 45 minutes of waiting I got up and touched my chair with my nails. I realized they still where not dry. BIGGEST WAIST OF MONEY.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
In general, Essie polishes streak and are hard to use because of this. I have not had this problem with OPI so I will not purchase Essie again.