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on 3/29/2016 10:21:00 AM
More reviews by stls
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium
Allure against my pale slightly warm skin is a milky semi-sheer off white color with hints of warmth. Upon first coat looks clear, after the second coat my nails look a bit cleaner and shinier but still very natural. I usually use three coats for french manicure or four coats on its own for some decent color payoff. Application and durability are good. The brush is still not my favorite but this shade is forgiving compared to more saturated colors.Overall Allure is very nice if you are looking for this kind of sheer nail polish or get bored with bright colors and want to switch to something more professional looking but not quite nude. As for me, I don't have the patience for french mani or 4-coat nail color plus top and base coat often so I might not repurchase.
on 3/9/2016 4:39:00 PM
More reviews by TASHAWEBER
Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
My favorite neutral! I wear this when I want to look natural and polished. Light milky color, 2 coats looks nice and sheer and you can still see the whites of my tips. Formula is good, not streaky. Dries quickly. I use this with no base or top coat and lasts well (about 5 days on me with minimal tip wear). A bit pricey but worth it :)
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on 8/19/2015 8:36:00 AM
More reviews by MariaBraun
Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure
I generally love Essie shades but I am clearly in the minority here with Allure. I really don't like this shade. Frankly I don't know how some ladies see pink in Allure. For me it is white with a hint of beige and loads of yellow. The worst of all is that unfortunately the yellow hue is the one that I see the most on my nails while I wear Allure. Four coats (hardly any colour with less than this in my case) and trashy yellow nails. Horrible. The only positive is that it is very easy to apply and doesn't streak but I will most definitely never buy this shade again. UPDATE: Not only does it look yellow on the nails. It also turns my nails yellow. The worst nail polish ever.
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 1/12/2015 1:47:00 PM
More reviews by swordfern
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Yes! HG sheer white!!! No streaks! Typical thin, flexible Essie brush. This polish is an absolute dream to apply.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 9/11/2014 9:54:00 PM
More reviews by Susee
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine
Such a pretty polish. I used four coats to build to a sheer white, and can still see the whites of my nails. This polish gives my nails a clean, well manicured look. It applied perfectly with no streaking at all and dried quickly. I love Essie's small brush~it allows me to be very precise with the placement of polish without flooding my cuticles or getting polish on the skin next to my nails, so I rarely have a lot of cleanup to do. Adore it!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 5/1/2014 2:28:00 PM
More reviews by SassyCappy
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
This is one of my go-to polishes. It's sheer, but buildable. Three coats usually gives me full opacity, which is perfect because more than three coats makes it very thick (but that's usually with any polish). It's a beautiful, classy color. The formula is really good as well, providing minimal streaking that could easily be polished away with another coat.I love this color with my skin tone; it's white enough to not give me "mannequin hands", but doesn't look like I've painted my nails with white-out. It's milky and beautiful.
on 4/1/2014 8:16:00 PM
More reviews by bluestar21
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
I can see how this polish might be underwhelming. Think of it as a clear polish with a hint of white, which acts as a brightener. The result is shiny nails which are ever-so-slightly brightened. I haven't worn nail polish in over 5 years so this was the shade I chose to ease back into wearing it. It is very feminine and suble. I could see myslef wearing this all the time.
on 3/23/2014 4:13:00 PM
More reviews by AnEnglishRose
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
Allure is great when layered 3-4 times. That makes drying time a pain, though. It gives your nails a nice neutral white glaze effect that looks very classy and chic. It's hard to find a neutral that compliments very pale skin (most are too beige), but this one fits the bill. Though I like it a lot, I've noticed it can look gray in some lights - which isn't too flattering. I love this maybe paired with a sheer pink, like Essie's mademoiselle, but if I'm looking for something creamy pink that has color payoff with just two coats, I turn to L'oreal's "how romantic".
on 1/7/2014 5:41:00 PM
More reviews by rosebud222
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Allure is a great polish for layering with light pinks in order to create a whole new beautiful shade, or simply worn alone it will need 2-4 coats for visual whitish color to show enough which looks really classy and clean. I like to use it alone and also matched with some sheer or light pinks because both ways look great. Allure is very sheer and neutral. The formula is great to work with. A definite staple in my polish collection since it's so versatile.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 12/12/2013 8:48:00 PM
More reviews by adh1006
Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Not Sure
I had been trying to replace Avon's Nail Wear in Linen from years ago. I really loved the shade and have been trying to find a replacement ever since. I know this (Allure) is a really popular shade and it looked good on photos that I saw online so I was really excited to get it. The color in the bottle does not translate to nails. Even with three coats it looked as if I was wearing clear polish. For the price and lack of color, I would've been better off just polishing my nails with an actual clear polish. I wanted a classic, nude look to my manicure, but Allure was to sheer.
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