Essie Splash of Grenadine

4.5

40 reviews

87% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I liked this color because it is different. Like a mix of pink and purple without being tooooo girly. It went on nicely like all essie polishes do but I do think it looked a little dull once dry and screamed for a topcoat (I usually use one but this one NEEDED it...if that makes sense)

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



on 7/21/2015 1:23:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Other

Love this for a pedicure, wasn't a fan of it on my hands though. Interesting pink, not something I would normally go for to be honest. I usually like a brighter, less dusty pink for my toes. Was a little streaky for me and took a couple coats to fully cover. Overall a nice cute looking pink, better than I expected. Would repurchase.


on 5/18/2015 7:14:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

Splash Of Grenadine is one of those "is it pink-with-a-blue-base, or lavender-with-a-splash-of-powder-pink magenta shades. The finish dries with a juicy and slightly squishy appearance so I'd call it a crelly, rather than a creme like Essie call it.

Even more good news; Essie is well-known for being hit or miss with their polish formulas, but the formula for this polish is awesome. Not too thick and not too thin, fast drying, streak-free and it applies over the entire nail on the first coat. It can be opaque in two thicker coats, but I prefer to apply three thinner ones to make sure my peel-prone nails don't leave any bumps.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Good nail varnish.
It needs 2 coats as per usual for nail polish for opaque coverage. This will come out as fairly bright pink but not 'in your face' bright. Slight purple undertone.
This is my first essie polish. I find it expensive. It's no better than other cheaper branded ones. I think the bottle lid (white) looks quite cheap. If you take out the brush and wipe it on the side of the bottle it can actually paint 3 (fairly short) nails. Sometimes you can get paint dripping down the brush.
It is a thin formula but this is good. No gloopiness. It's not too thin so that it runs.
The brush is about average as polishes go. Not especially wide or overly wide. If you make a mistake when painting (as in it being a bit uneven) it's actually forgivable due to the thin formula.
1 coat would be nice if you want something sheer but your nails looking a bit nicer (I know some lighter pinks/nudes can need a few coats).
The best thing about this polish is it is SOOOO shiny. I don't remember wearing a polish that looks so shiny. It looks like it has a quality clear top coat on.
It's a strong smelling/stinky polish!
I would recommend this and essie seems to have quite a wide range of colours.
However, I probably wouldn't buy it again as it is quite expensive and the bottle has a substantial amount in (more than usual, although it does not look especially big).


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This is one of my all time favourites! Love that the colour is a little crazy yet so flattering. It's pretty easy to apply as well, doesn't go gloopy half way through the application, and if done carefully it looks perfect after just one coat. Wouldn't usually repurchase a nail polish but when this baby is gone I'm definitely getting another!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 4/3/2013 5:44:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Gorgeous colour! Love this on my fingers and toes! Can't wait till the summer to show it off in sandals :-)


on 11/21/2012 10:47:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

Best color ever. It's a great summer and spring color, but could be used all year round. Not quite pink, not quite lavender, not quite fuscia; just the best of them all. I've had more compliments on this color than any other that I've owned. Wears great with any color for any occasion.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


on 11/20/2012 7:25:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This is such an amazing, unique color! I really love it, a bright pink, which is not too girly.
Every time I wear it, I can't stop looking at my nails.

As far as I've checked, I didn't find a similar color of any other brand.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 11/3/2012 4:32:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm

Hair: Black, Other, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I love this nail polish, has just enough brightness to get me excited. Perfect Spring colour although I love it that much I wear it year-round! a nice medium pink with purple-y undertones and in some lighting looks magenta. Although I do need quite a few coats - I do recommend!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 9/26/2012 12:11:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This is the perfect spring color; not to pink not too purple. I am constantly running into other people wearing the same shade. As with most Essie colors, the formula is pretty creamy, goes on without streaking and is opaque with 2 coats.


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