Essie • Neo-Whimsical • Polishes

rated 3.2(24 reviews)

Average Rating.3.2
Would buy this product again.50%

rated 3 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* MaryEllen on 4/19/2010 12:02:00 AM more reviews by MaryEllen

Age: 44-55   Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Brown, Medium   Eyes: Blue    

Ditto what the other reviewers said--beautiful color, extremely difficult to apply. Three thick coats plus Seche Vite top coat finally got me a decent-looking manicure, but it was a time consuming effort. Every now and then, Essie puts out a polish like this, and I am invariably drawn to the color but put off by the application. This polish is very thin, which obviously contributes to the problem. I will enjoy this manicure, but will not repurchase.

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rated 4 of 5 xLuxeK on 4/2/2010 1:02:00 AM more reviews by xLuxeK

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium   Eyes: Hazel    

To start, I think the color is unique and beautiful, a pastel pink/lavender shade. For reference I am quite pale and I think this polish looks stunning on me! My only complaint is the application. I used 3 *thick* coats and unfortunately it was still a tad streaky. I used Seche Vite on top and it helped conceal whatever issues I had with the final appearance. I've gotten many compliments on the color! ♥ I've uploaded a picture for reference.

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rated 3 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* tabloid on 3/16/2010 9:16:00 AM more reviews by tabloid

Age: 44-55   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Hazel    

The color is beautiful - a lovely light pink with a cool lavender undertone - but as the previous reviewer noted, the application leaves a lot to be desired. I went on streaky and hard to control; I ended up foregoing my usual technique of applying thin layers and just applied it thickly. That worked, and two thick layers gave me a smooth opaque finish. However, it'll probably chip easlly because of the thick layers.
This seems the be the case with the other shades in Essie's Spring 2010 collection - the colors are gorgeous, almost all the pale pastels which are very fashionable right now (according to Allure magazine) - but the formula goes on streaky and somewhat gloppy. As much as I love Neo Whimsical (the color and the name), the application is a problem. It looks pretty similar to OPI's Pandamonium Pink, another lavender-toned pink, and I'm going to try that at my salon to see if the formula is easier to work with.

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rated 2 of 5 makeupdivajunkie on 3/11/2010 10:34:00 AM more reviews by makeupdivajunkie

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Red, Curly, Fine   Eyes: Green    

This polish is beautiful however the formula leaves a lot to be desired. This took me 4 coats to get even coverage. It came off very streaky until I put on 4 full coats. What is up with this formulation?

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