Essence • Nail Polish • Polishes

rated 4.3(73 reviews)

Average Rating.4.3
Would buy this product again.86%

rated 5 of 5 kanaelmo18 on 1/10/2014 10:38:00 PM more reviews by kanaelmo18

Age: 25-29   Skin: Dry, Medium   Hair: Black, Medium   Eyes: Black    

My first time Essence nail polish! Loved it! -Easy application brush ( best ever i used)
-great color payoff (exact same color as the bottle)
-trendy color range
-last long enough for me (ab 10+ days)
-absolutely affordable

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rated 4 of 5 nomorewars on 1/2/2014 1:58:00 AM more reviews by nomorewars

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Very Dry, Medium Brown   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

I was actually pretty impressed. I didnt have high hopes for a product found in a little cardboard stand at the edge of an aisle, that looked aimed towards little girls who want makeup. Maybe it is. That would explain it being 5-free (I think??). Anyway, i bought this for my little sister in a bright pink colour a while back. When she let me borrow it, I was surprised. The formula is creamy and the brush is AWESOME. It's not as square as many- the tip is rounded, allowing for easy painting. Very nice. The only place it loses points is lack of shades available, although that is improving.

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rated 5 of 5 helloiamliz on 12/30/2013 3:23:00 AM more reviews by helloiamliz

Age: 19-24   Skin: Oily, Fair   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Other    

I recently bought the colour and go nail polish because I fell in love with this cutest pink shade ever. The price is simply amazing, not even 2€!

Recently I found, the cheaper the polish, the better, actually! They last long, you need two layers which is totally normal and the right way to do it, and the formula dries quickly.

Love the shade, definitely be buying it again. Go for it.

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rated 3 of 5 Tushky on 11/30/2013 10:24:00 AM more reviews by Tushky

Age: 25-29   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Green    

I have 3 nail polishes from Essence and I can say they are...mmmok...

- nice and very pigmented colors
- rounded brush, easier to use than a normal straight one

- they last max 2 days perfect on my nails(using a good base&top)
- a little to thick for me

There are better nail polishes at the same cheap price out there, so I will not buy again.

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rated 2 of 5 rainingice on 11/7/2013 11:28:00 PM more reviews by rainingice

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Black, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

The colour is decent, but sheer, so you'll need a couple coats, which is normal. However, the brush is horrendous. It's splayed so the polish application is a horrid one. The polish is slightly streaky and it's difficult to apply an even coat.

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rated 5 of 5 Pay17 on 8/18/2013 2:59:00 AM more reviews by Pay17

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair   Hair: Other   Eyes: Blue    

It dries super fast, and it last long. All their colors are fantastic. At first I thought they would suck but it turns out I really like them. I do recommend.

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rated 5 of 5 eimear5sos on 8/14/2013 2:37:00 PM more reviews by eimear5sos

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Sensitive, Fair   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

Wow. These were soooo impressive. I got a bottle each for 1.29 euro. As the bottle says it provides a "gel shine" effect and lasts. It didn't break its promise for sure. I got a gorgeous glam shine effect. I bought these polishes in 3 shades, "129 The Boy Next Door", "Off To Miami" and a deep red one I can't think of the name. I would have thought this was a high end product if I saw it on someone else hand. The price is so amazing! Package wise, these are travel cute and they have a nice brush too. Yeah, good quality good price. Have recommended and would buy again. Yay!

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rated 1 of 5 berrycurious on 8/10/2013 8:15:00 PM more reviews by berrycurious

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Green    

it's goopy, streaky, too thick. looks blotchy when applied to the nail. only $2, but a waste of time to use.

It goes on so thick that five hours or so after applying, it was dented. But it dries while I apply it to the nail...

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* ocarina on 8/2/2013 12:40:00 AM more reviews by ocarina

Age: 36-43   Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse   Eyes: Hazel    

Where has this polish been all my life? For some reason I never tried them even though I love Essence's cheapie mascaras and face powders. Three days ago I picked up Colour 'n Go in "do you speak love?", a deep rich red. Color me shocked when it went on almost opaque and streak-free in one coat. Two coats is ridiculously shiny even with no top coat. I usually use Essie or Sally Hansen quick-dry topcoats but it isn't necessary with these--they dry quickly WITH SHINE. I always thought that high-shine and quick-drying were mutually exclusive, and you had to give one up for the other. Not with this polish. Now three days on and it is lasting nicely with just mild tip wear. I will be stalking Priceline and Target for each new collection of these budget gems. (Pro-tip: Essence's Studio Nails 24/7 Nail Base is a terrific dupe of NailTek for a fraction of the price, if you're in the market for a smoothing/ridgefilling basecoat.)

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rated 5 of 5 imaunicorn on 6/23/2013 11:36:00 AM more reviews by imaunicorn

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Red   Eyes: Green    

I am crazy about nail polishes - and with these color and price; I am sold! I own almost all of the colors and only the lightest shades need two coats to show, the others give their color almost immediately. I wear a different nail polish every day, but I can say that no chipping in the first day. Dries faster than most of other brands. Even if you don't use a color for months, it doesn't get as bad as you'd think. Overall, great buy.

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