Essie Nail Polish

3.7

218 reviews

72% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I love Essie polishes as well. For my last two manicures, I used the Essie base coat and gel top coat and they lasted over a week. One of the reasons I'm a big fan is the longevity of this -- I have had a bottle for over 8 years and it has never become thick! My big gripe with OPI was after two or three uses, the polish became thick and clumpy. I have not purchased OPI for years because of this. A couple of ways to save $$ on Essie -- Walgreens recently reduced their price to $5.99 and you can also get it at Bed Bath and Beyond with your 20% coupons.



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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I absolutely love this nail polish! It's drys fairly quickly and hardly chips. I've been wearing the same color for a week (without a top coat) and only one nail has a small chip. The only thing I noticed was if you wear it for long without a top coat, it does start to crack but you can hardly notice it. I'd say that's a lot better than chipping. The brush does take some getting used to since the handle is short and the brush is pretty thin. When you start putting it on, it does start out streaky but once I put 3-4 coats, there are no more streaks. The polish is pretty thin, so that might explain why it drys so quickly compared to other polishes like OPI and China Glaze. Plus Essie has TONS of colors to chose from! If cost is a problem and you want to get them for cheaper (like me!), I would suggest going to Winners, if there is one near you (sorry Americans). I'm sure I'm not the only one who you rather pay $5 then $8.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

This is, hands down, the best nail polish I have ever used.
I was lucky and got them for $3 a piece with a HealthSnap.ca sale, but at $10, they are a tad pricey. But totally worth it, in my opinion. Easy to apply, dried exceptionally fast, and looks professional. Mine has gone five days without a chip, no top coat. I highly recommend this product :)


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I love Essie's colors. They are very beautiful. However, I find the formula on most of these polishes a little iffy for a salon quality brand. Easy to put on but chips relatively quickly even with a quality base and top coat. Wish they could improve a little with the longevity of the formula.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Great colors but Essie is hard to apply. Thin bush and thin runny formula. Does not really compare to OPI when it comes to brush and formula but they do have some great colors so I am sure I would still buy if OPI did not have the color I was looking for. Love Romper Room and Sunday Funday!!!!


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

So so. I got "sole mate" which is a darker colour and it didn't apply streaky like some of the lighter ones do. Quite runny though so application can be a bit messy even with the steadiest of hands. I'd buy again if the colour I'm after wasn't available in other brands. Need a top coat unless you're unusually careful with your hands as it WILL chip. Dries very fast though which I thought was a plus.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love the range in color selection for these polishes and but for the price, I don't think it compares to opi in quality. The brushes are tiny and hard to use, the polish itself is often really streaky, especially in the lighter colors. The only time I get these polishes if its a color that can't be found in the opi selection. My two favorites in the line are bikini so teeny and go ginza but I do think the majority of the polishes in the line can be duped. It's nice that it can be found in most drugstores.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

The colors are scrumptious...the application is painful. Not literally but-I almost feel like my nails are allergic to this polish because its is SO dang streaky-it will NOT apply evenly. I have to gob on 5 coats so it looks somewhat decent-and by then its so thick that it peels off within a day or 2. But I do love the colors and have to remind myself how bad these are every time I see them

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I like these, but I don't like these. I like them because they have a beautiful massive colour selection to chose from. A lot of people complain that the lighter colours are streaky, but you have to layer them. Chipping wise, you NEED a top coat or they will chip. The only complaint I have with this line is that the nail polish takes forever to dry. Literally, they're tacky for so long. Which is not what I like. Invest in a quick dry top coat... Trust me.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

When I bought my first Essie nail polish, I thought to myself, 'For the price, these better wear like IRON, and better have iron as an ingredient' lol. Sephora Formula X has a formula that quite frankly, Essie only WISHES it had, and the Sephora line is only a couple dollars more per bottle (NOT AFFILIATED WHATSOEVER, I can only wish haha). The quality and formula for Sephora X is probably the most consistent out of all nail lacquers I've tried from other brands, and most of the ones I have (I have a pretty good selection, around 10 or so) don't chip until the 3rd day of wear.....and that's WITHOUT A BASECOAT. Essie's formula is almost as chip resistant and consistent as something along the likes of Wet n Wild or Revlon nail polish (not saying these aren't good cheap brands for nail polish, but you're getting that same sub-par quality for an exhorbitant price with Essie).

The packaging also irks me, and it has mostly to do with the 'Essie' label and the label with the shade names. Sometimes the shade name labels are on top of the lid, and sometimes they're at the bottom of the bottle. And likewise, sometimes the ESSIE logo on the front of the bottle is in white letter text (which has never rubbed off or faded on any of the ones I own), and sometimes the letters themselves are indented INTO the bottle. I'm just a tad bit OCD, and like my collections of the same line of products to be uniform.

Out of the 15 or so that I've tried, I would possibly repurchase only two of the shades, and it would only be on a discount site like 8ty8beauty.com or transdesign (which is where I've gotten most of mine).




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