Essie Borrowed and Blue

4.1

22 reviews

63% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.5

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.5

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



on 8/19/2015 6:19:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is a super-pale pastel baby blue creme. In the bottle, it looks white-blue but it dries to a slightly darker color on the nail. It's similar to Zoya's Blu and Lippmann's Let's Hear It For the Boy, but this shade is a bit lighter and has a very slight gray tinge. It's stark, vivid, and very saturated. It is a little bit chalky-looking, but not as much as a lot of pastels.
Decent formula. It was opaque but slightly patchy with two coats, I'd call this one a three-coater. Application was smooth, no problems with wear.
Overall, I liked this but I did not love it. Wouldn't buy it again.



Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I love this color. It's a light pastel baby blue color... you'd think it would be a nightmare to apply (most pale colors are streaky/thin/difficult), but I had minimal problems with this! Of course it will never apply as nicely as say, a red nail polish, but for a pale pastel powdery baby blue, it applied like a dream. Opaque in 2 coats. Slightly streaky, but the 2nd coat covers it up (and that's to be expected for a color like this). The pigmentation is amazing. The lasting power is great and with a good base coat and top coat, you can expect this polish to stay put for 5 days with no chipping.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 5/14/2014 2:47:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

This is one of the prettier baby blues I've seen. Though it applies slightly streaky(you need @ least 2 coats), It's extremely durable(I wore it for 2 weeks and it barely chipped) and like other Essie polishes, it's finish is shiny, thick, and beautiful(You don't even need a top coat with this one). I chose this shade while getting a mani(it came in a mini), but if I'd find it around, I'd purchase.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Straight, Other

Eyes: Green

Borrowed and Blue is one of my favorite blue polishes, if not my absolute favorite. I adore this sweet shade of baby blue. B&B is perfect for a spring day and does not turn my fingers lobster red against it. It's a breeze to apply, only needing two coats to achieve opaqueness, and lasts for most of a week unless I pick at it. If I could never find this polish again or my bottle smashed I would be devastated. One of Essie's best, for sure.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

in my experience with borrowed and blue by Essie it was a beautiful color that achieved opacity in 3 thin coats and chipped frequently. I wish it lasted longer. but I do love the color so id repurchase.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I have very fair skin, and I got this as a Christmas gift because I wanted to try out an Essie polish. I actually REALLY like this color! To get an opaque finish, I only had to use one coat! With a top coat, it goes 7 days without chipping, and it is just the most GORGEOUS ice blue! If you can't already tell by all the exclamation points, I'll likely be repurchasing this ;)

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 5/19/2012 6:50:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I absolutely love this color, but the application is super streaky even after 2 coats. It also dries a bit chalky if you don't use a topcoat. I will finish the bottle, but will not be repurchasing.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I loooooove this blue. It makes me look like I have some color, great way to start summer off. It is a cool toned, stark baby blue that is opaque in 2 coats. I love it! My boyfriend also loves this on me! I always get asked what it is when I wear it!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 5/9/2012 4:27:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

This is such a gorgeous shade of pale, pale baby blue. It's a nice blue to have when you don't want your nails to scream BLUE. It has not one trace of yellow to it, so I'm not sure how it would look if you were olive-toned and pale, but with a tan I'm sure it's beautiful. It's very pigmented and you can definitely get full coverage with two coats, but the application is rather streaky, so it's really a b***** to work with but topping it with Seche Vite right after the 2nd coat really helps. I like to layer it under a single layer of All That Glitters, a look that reminds me somehow of a Faberge egg. So beautiful. A perfect bridal blue.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 2/23/2012 8:21:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I just uploaded two pictures of this polish. The color looked very pretty in the bottle. It is a very pale and creamy ice blue. No shimmer what so ever. I had some difficulties putting it on, I generally don't like the brushes in Essie polishes. It has good coverage in 2 coats, but it makes my hands look dead. Not a color for everyday use. Would not buy again. I'm putting mine up for swaps.


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