|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This polish is bright and fun. Perfect for summer. it's very opaque. you can get away with one coat but i do two. it reminds me of the orange on construction pylons. This with seche vite and it's good to go. very summer
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
Opaque, bright yet muted reddish coral pink creme. Streaky on the first two coats, but with patience and a third coat it can work. Definitley looks better on tan and deeper skintones. On fair skin the color looks both a bit intense yet flat and drab. For fair skin I'd recommend Meet Me at Sunset. The color is a bit fresher and it is less streaky too :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This review comes with a caveat: I don't actually *dislike* the polish itself. Actually, I love the color. The formula is great, which I guess is normal for Essie; I can usually get away with wearing just one coat.
The problem, at least for me, is that Olé Caliente is waaayyy too close to pre-existing Essie shades to be worth the price for a bottle. I picked up a full-sized bottle of Tangerine for $5 from a salon that was discontinuing it, and imagine my surprise . . . Tangerine is almost exactly the same as Olé Caliente, which I'd splurged on the week before ($8 is a lot for me, OK?)! The only difference is that Olé Caliente has *slightly* more pronounced hot pink undertones when you view the bottles side by side. However, the difference is so minimal that it may as well not be a difference at all, and I think it can only be identified when the product is still in the bottle. Last week, I wore Tangerine on my fingers and Olé Caliente on my toes, and they looked completely identical. Meanwhile, Olé Caliente is marketed as a new shade. And it's a great color, but I just don't see that it's "new." (I also noticed in the store that Olé Caliente looked a lot like Geranium, but haven't tested Geranium, so I don't know for sure.)
That said . . . I kind of get the impression that part of the Essie brand's "deal" is that they specialize in making tons of shades that are only fractionally different from one another, thus pleasing the most obsessive-compulsive in our ranks who *must* own something painfully specifically perfect. So for some people, I'm sure this doesn't constitute a problem at all. I just want you to know that a 98%-identical color is available from the same brand, and that you may be able to find it at a lower price than the "new" one.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I got a mini version of Ole Caliente as part of Essie's Spring Collection. I wouldn't classify this as a "spring" colour but it is GORGEOUS for summer. Warm, not quite orange but not quite red. It goes on smoothly and covers well. One of the best Essie polishes I own.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
this is a great nailpolish! it is thick yet smooth, very easy to apply. the coverage is wonderful, i could almost get away with just one coat. fun color for summer.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I love this color!! I've never liked coral or orange nail polishes against my skintone but this color is the perfect combination of red and orange. I've found my new favorite summer color!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I am a cosmotologist so I get a discount on polish so its cheaper to buy essie than drugstore brands. That said I LOOVE this color. I love bright reds, pinks, oranges that are flat no sparkle. THis is a GREAT summer color. Im med tone skin, white but golden undertones, Looks soo good. wish I could find the exact same lip color. Its on my toes right now!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is a nice colour, but I prefer OPI's Red Lights Ahead... Where?
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Oh what a difference a tan makes! I didn't love this when I was pale (NC 15) but now that I am tan this is a great color. It is a very pretty kind of pinkish/reddish/coral fruit punch color? I like it a lot but its not my favorite. I love Essie's Geranium the most.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Ole Caliente is from Essie's spring 2012 line.I swatched this and OPI's spring 2012 orange/ red color and liked this one better.Great pedicure shade! It's a reddish orange that is fresh and easy to apply.This color looks good on a variety of skin tones. My college aged daughter liked it too so it seems to be popular with a variety of age groups!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This creme polish was a pleasure to apply and to enjoy.
The color is a richly-pigmented red that leans to coral; on my warm-toned skin, it seems to pull somewhat toward pink, but just somewhat. It's bright, yet somewhat muted at the same time, if that makes any sense. It looks just a little different in every light. Appropriate for any occasion, including my workplace.
The formula is very nice. Easy to apply and opaque in two coats in skillful hands. (In my hands, 3 coats was the charm.) There is nothing new here in terms of the bottle and brush--it's the same tried-and-true Essie packaging--and the formula was very forgiving, self-leveling, and glided on with ease. I didn't experience any streaking and it was easy to clean up.
I tend not to put too much weight on wear time in my reviews because basecoat/topcoat combos vary so widely across individuals, as does application technique and how a woman uses her hands in her daily life, but wear time is good thus far for this shade. I type all day and have experienced only minor tipwear 2 days into this manicure.
All in all, I would repurchase if it became necessary. Really fun shade with spring-y overtones that will move easily into summer--I'm enjoying it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This is my favorite polish shade right now, and I'm sure I'm going to wear it a lot. It is bright and fun, and will be in style well into the summer. Ole Caliente is a red coral with a pink undertone, and it's part of the Essie spring collection. I've been looking for a shade similar to this for awhile, and I also have Red Lights... Where? from the OPI Holland collection. That polish doesn't have the nice pink undertone that this does, but they are similar. The OPI goes on more thick and I just prefer the Essie formula. This is opaque with two coats and dries smooth and shiny.