|Would buy this product again.||86%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I was so happy to get this in the mail and I applied it instantly. The application was great, like other Essie polishes, and there was no chipping for a couple of days.
Would I buy this product again? Yes, definitely when I run out.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I never would have bought this color if it weren't for a blog I read somewhere. I was going to buy either this or OPI's You Don't Know Jacques! Honestly, I thought You Don't Know Jacques! would be much more flattering on my skin because I am a winter, and I thought Chinchilly was just to greige and would clash with my skin or wash it out, but I went with the Chinchilly anyway and I am so glad I did.
Chinchilly looks unexpectedly rich and deep on my pale fingers, so I think You Don't Know Jacques would have been too dark. I think you must try this color on before you judge it! It is fantastic.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Pretty light gray creme that's pretty neutral on me. I don't see any obvious blue, taupe or green undertones, though swatched on white paper, there's a clear hint of taupe-green. It's a hazy, soft-looking color. It's not the most flattering shade for my skin (it tends to bring out yellow undertones pretty strongly). I'm undecided about a repurchase. I am just starting to try out different grays, taupes and mushroom-y colors, so I'll probably hold off on repurchasing Chinchilly (LE anyway) until I run out of other options.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I dont know about the price, of the product, Im guessing the tiny bottle is extremely expensive. Ive gotten manicured with this color like 10 times, summer through winter and I love it. Its so me, natural but still edgy at the same time! I love that it has no shimmer in it, I loathe silver nail polish. It doesnt chip for a WHOLE week sometimes! Thats great because I work with my hands... I prefer essi to opi or opi gels.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I don't know how people can object to the pricing of essie nailpolishes. I suggest buying them online like on amazon or ebay, or even a beauty supply. The quality of essie and opi are unmatched, from my experience. That said, this color is adorable. It's a lighter "You don't know Jacques" that's way more neutral. I've worn this to interviews because it is classic enough, yet unexpected, and the color is hip enough for my daily wear. I'm a big fan. Way to hit it out of the park again, Essie!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is my first bottle of Essie polish and I like it. Regarding the color, to me kind of like a dark putty. Different than the traditional colors I get, this is more edgy. Looks cute on my shortish nails.
Regarding the forumla, I know others mentioned it very thin but I liked it. I find the OPI is thicker and the brush is fatter. I felt I had more control with this polish. I put on yesterday and still looks nice, no chips yet :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Beautiful color;) I give it a 4 b/c it is so pretty and unique. It's a lovely creamy grey that looks much better against my fair skin than black or gunmetal. I wanted CG Recycle, but Ulta did not have that, so I bought Chinchilly. Essie was Buy2Get1Free, so $16 for 3 polishes. Way too expensive for the level of quality and size, imo. It took 3 coats to get decent coverage, yet my nails are still streaky in spots. The finish is beautiful and shiney, however. I'm on day 2 w/ no chipping. I do *love* the color, but next time I'll try CG's Recycle....I keep finding that Sally Hansen kicks the HE brands' arses in quality and price (wish she offered a shade like this).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
YES!!! Love this colour. It's a light grey colour. Goes on nicely after about 3 coats, as others have said. I am generally not a big fan of essie because I find it overly expensive and too watery. I found this one and angora cardi and mink muffs for $6.99 at Winners in Canada recently, they retail for $9.99 here, so okay price. This one stood out to me the most so I tried it first. It looks really great on my pale skin and was relatively nice to apply.
I think it's quite similar to China Glaze "Recycle" which I own and haven't tried yet.Oh and I love the name, it makes me think of chinchillas! :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
a nice creamy grey that looks flawless after three coats. pretty easy to apply. my mom commented that it was concrete colored..which i guess, its a grey, so what did i expect?
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Gorgeous. Chic. Easy to wear. I love this shade! It is an opaque gray and it does have a tinge of a greenish cast like a reviewer below me mentioned. I see taupe in Chinchilly as well. It almost looks like gray putty. I am happy with the color but this is not a black/white mix - so if that is what you are looking for you may want to try something else. I applied three coats and Seche Vite to help it dry quickly. I got full coverage and an even application. I avoided Essie for years after trying only two polishes because I didn't like the formulation but this surprised me. I found this shade at Ulta.
Other popular grays are: China Glaze Recycle, Rescue Beauty Lounge Concrete Jungle and OPI by Sephora Metro Chic. After an unsuccessful search for Recycle and Metro Chic I decided to get this one - I am not paying $18 for Rescue Beauty Lounge - not that addicted yet! Pure Ice (sold at Wal-mart) makes a shade Kiss me Here but I couldn't find that at any Wal-mart.
I almost didn't buy Chinchilly when I looked at it in the bottle. It does look ugly - and trying to imagine what it would look like on my nails made me think twice. I am glad I decided to give it a try. This compliments my coloring, looks unique and trendy.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Great color ,deep gray . Not sure if I see any other color in it ,but I will look again in natural light. Surprisingly flattering on my light skin tone. Had to use 3 coats to get total opacity ,but 2 wasnt horrible.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
chinchilly is a medium creme dirty [has a slight green/taupe undertone] gray. i love gray nail polishes, so far i've amassed mac on the prowl [light neutral gray] and barielle [dark concrete gray]. so i've rationalized that chinchilly is different/unique enough to own =] application on this was smooth and even, but it did require 3 coats for it to be truly opaque. i wore it for 3 days with no significant chipping or tip-wear. for reference i used nailtek foundation II and poshe top coat. overall a great color, nice application and goes well with my yellow undertones.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
NC43. I threw in this color with a recent Trans Design order, not sure the color would work with my darker skintone, but intrigued by the online photos. But to my surprise, I adore this color - unexpected and chic but still conservative enough for work. In some lights it's a warm taupe; in others, it's a slightly greened khaki; and sometimes it looks --like the name implies--like the coat of a small furry animal. :) The warm undertones soften the color so it doesn't have that "industrial" gray look. I used three coats to eliminate VNL, but in the future, I may try it with two, as two coats gives a slightly different, more taupe/less gray color. The application is a tad tricky, but the finished result is worth it - like other Essies, this polish has a glossy, almost jelly-like, finish that is really lovely in this particular color.
I also picked up Mink Muffs and Angora Cardi and love them (based on the swatches), but at the moment, Chinchilly is the only color I want to wear!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Disappointed for the first time with an Essie polish. Only Essie polish that has streaked on application. Colour blah, between taupe and grey. Reminds me of cement
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Fine Eyes: Brown
Nice unique gray shade with brown undertones. Looks taupe under some lightings. Very pretty and easy to match!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Chinchilly is one of the new Essie shades from the Fall 2009 Collection. It is a very unique shade of medium gray with unusual warm undertones. It's warm undertones make Chinchilly different from all the other gray polishes that I have. It has subtle touches of green, taupe, & putty to it. This polish has a glossy cream finish.
It was a color I was definitely interested in when I first saw the collection online but I didn't fully appreciate it until I saw it in person. I've been wearing it for a couple days now and it is such a chic color - it's very edgy while simultaneously being completely SFW. The shade is a mouse gray with wet cement undertones - I know, this may sound odd or even unappealing but trust me, if you like unique grays (think Metro Chic with it's beautiful lavender undertones) you should check this shade out. It's really gorgeous, utterly unique, and perfect for fall.
P.S. I did 2 coats allowing 2 minutes dry time between coats to achieve full opacity. :)