|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium Brown Hair: Black 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 Hair: Brunette 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 ;)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette 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.
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!
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.
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I loved this color and wrestled with myself for WEEKS on if I would spend that much on a bottle of nail polish (as I've never spent more than a dollar on one), but I finally gave in and knew I couldn't live without it. The color is a little difficult to apply, as some of you said, but the next day I noticed large cracks across my fingers... not chips, but big crack lines. I've never had a problem like this with a cheap nail polish, and it's got me worried about trying any other essie polishes.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I had brought my own bottle of (now d/c'ed) St. Barth's Blue to get for my pedi - but saw this (Borrowed and Blue) in a mini bottle - so I tried it. Much more opaque than St. Barth's (and still streaky). I opted for St. Barth's. This is nice - more robin's egg-y (or sky-blue?) pastel blue. But I like St. Barth's sheerness and pewter cast better.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
gorgeous pastel blue!!! amazing Essie quality.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Fine Eyes: Black
For reference, I am very warm toned, golden undertones. I thought this color would be too cool for me, and I was right. I prefer more minty green shades on myself, but after a few days, i grew on me a little more. It doesn't look terrible, it's just not the most flattering shade on myself. The formula however, I LOVE. Other people have said that it's thick and gloopy, which I find a lot of Essie polishes are, but this one applied like a dream for me. I put two thin coats (first one was very streaky) and after the second, they were perfect. No streaks at all. That actually made me ENJOY the process of putting on the polish.. not that I normally don't enjoy it but I don't particularly find joy in it..