|Would buy this product again.||83%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I REALLY like this color. I have to wear neutrals to work and I actually took this color to the salon for my mani. It is a tad streaky even for them but i looove the color and how it looks against my skin tone NW25. I have gotten so many females making good comments about my nails.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
One of my favorite Essie colors. It does take a little patience and concentration to put it on without streaking, but you are rewarded with a beautiful milky pinkish white color. Great for a professional environment and also works with french tips.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
If you don't want to wear a bright white, this is a good alternative. A soft, fresh, clean milky shade. It's a pink-tinted neutral, but it's as pale of a pink as you can get - definitely not as pink-satiny as Essie's Ballet Slippers. It has a wearable look that goes with pretty much anything and it's very work appropriate. I like how clean and subtle it looks with my pale skin, but I think it would look gorgeous on someone with a tan or someone with a dark skin tone. As with many polishes this sheer and/or pale in appearance, it goes on a bit streaky at first, but it definitely helps to use a really good base coat—I use Orly's bonder base—and it looks goods, though sheer with a French manicure-like quality, in 3 coats. If sheer is your thing, I'd recommend this. If you want an opaque-looking neutral, this isn't what you're after.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Blue
I love essie but I don't like this color. In my head I thought a white-cream color would look really pretty and sophisticated, but once I had it on I hated it. I think it might be because I am pale, I couldn't help thinking it looked like a dead person's nails or something. I think it would be pretty on someone with a darker skin tone for some contrast.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly Eyes: Blue
*Update: While I still don't really like this polish, I've found that it does have its use: as a "primer" to brights/difficult formulas. I tried it under two brights that go one a bit streaky (Essie Turquoise & Caicos, Sinful Colours Pull Over) and the colours went on completely even in two coats without altering the colouring of either. I'll try it under shades that stain as well to see if it helps protect against staining. Based on this I would repurchase, but not to be worn as a polish on its own, and not if I find a perfect and cheaper dupe.
* Update #2: I thinned it out slightly but have yet to test it out. Once I do I will update this review if necessary.
"a sheer pastel pink, perfect for french manicures. DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde free. For best results first apply a base coat to clean, bare nails. Then apply 2-3 coats of colored polish (depending on its consistency and thickness). For long lasting wear finish with a top coat."
Very aesthetically pleasing. Simple design consisting of a clear glass container, an embossed logo on the sides, and a sticker with the name of the polish on the top of the brush cap. There is no real information about the polish or brand, which can be seen as a downside to buyers; there is no sticker disclosing ingredients. The cap is easy to twist on and off, although the shape and size of the bottle makes cap removal a bit awkward for me. The brush is longer, thin and rounded, and does not spread/separate that much on the nail - this can be a bit annoying on wider nails.
This is one of the first Essie polishes I'm quite disappointed with. The colour is described as a light pink but I would describe it more as a pinkish ivory, with minimal pink undertones at that (although perhaps due to my colouring it is less noticeable than it would be on cooler skin tones). Limo-scene is supposed to be a sheer polish, and with three coats I am able to achieve semi-opaque coverage. This is not a problem, as I do enjoy sheer polishes depending on the shade and the look. But the formula itself just does not want to work for me. The formula is a bit on the thicker side without enough flow to compensate. The result is streaky applications regardless of the number of coats of their thickness. One thicker coat can look okay but then it kind of loses the sheerer look and just looks a bit heavy on the nail. It also seems to take a while to dry and harden, at least with 2+ coats. The finish is a slightly glossy (perhaps somewhat jelly?) creme with somewhat sheer to semi-opaque coverage.
I cannot really attest to this factor because I've yet to be able to apply it in a manner that pleases me, and thus have never really left it on for longer than a day. If I can manage to get an okay application I will edit this for sure.
Bang for your Buck:
I got this 13.5ml or 0.46 oz polish for about $11.00CAD at Shoppers Drug Mart. Definitely pricey, especially for such a small amount of polish, but if worn as a sheer one-layer colour it probably can be kept for longer than some other polishes.
I really wanted this to work for my nails, but it just doesn't want to cooperate. I may try thinning it out but that just seems like more effort than it deserves as I'm not all that pleased with the colour on my skin tone anyways (at least with 2+ coats). I was hoping for a nice sheer polish to wear when I want plain and natural nails with a bit of brightness but this just does not cut it. GOSH's Silk (045) actually works really well for this, although it's a tad too pink for my liking but has excellent flow. Will not repurchase.
* Overall Rating: 2/5
* Price: 2/5
* Packaging Quality: 4/5
* Repurchase: Yes.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This nail color is very lovely. Its basically a creme off white color. it looks very sophisticated on. One of my favorite Essie nail polishes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my go-to nail polish each time I have a formal event to go to! It's just a very nice sophisticated nail polish and i love it. The only thing that prevents me from giving this a full 5 lippies is the fact that the application can process is quite streaky. But once you learn how to work with it, it will be all worth it (because you'll have pretty looking classy nails). 2-3 coats would suffice. Also I should add that this nail polish looks really great with tan skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I wanted an almost white color and I think I found my nail polish for the job! It has a slight pink color to it, but that's what makes it so beautiful!
This is the 2nd day I've had it on and I've gotten 2 compliments on it already. The down side is that I had to apply 3 coats to get it as opaque as I wanted it. It's still not perfect. It's a little streaky as well but not noticable. You'd have to really look to be able to notice it. I think it's a very sophisticated shade but fun at the same time! I would definitely repurchase this if I ever run out!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I prefer to use this on my toes rather than on my tips because it can apply a little streaky and it's not as obvious on my toes when it does. It is a semi opaque pale pink which leaves a beautiful clean look to the nails. I prefer it over Ballet Slippers because that one is so streaky I can't bear to use it at all. It would be a HG for me if it didn't streak so that's why I have given it 4 out of 5.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is my favorite natural look. It seems streaky but it dries to a smoother coat. This has much more substance to it than madamoiselle which I had the misfortune to buy and try. I have had several compliments. I am told that my" nails look lovely" not "What colour are you wearing ? I take this as the best kind compliment because it makes me not my polish colour the focus.
ILimo-scene is a milky sheer/opaque that lets my tips show a bit so it has the look and feel of a french manicure. It looks much more finished look to my eye than madamoiselle which to me just looks like a quick bit of clear top coat slopped on a bare nail. (can you tell I am still bitter about that purchase? I just hate wasting money on stuff I don't like or use:))