Essie Merino Cool

Essie Merino Cool
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4.4

46 reviews

73% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Gorgeous color. Soft but bold, neutral but versatile. It's a cool-toned grey-brown with purple undertones, and on my extremely pale hands, it's dark enough to be bold and noticeable without being too much. It is perfect for fall and winter, but I'm not too much of a stickler for coordinating shades and seasons myself.

Drying time is good, as with most other Essie polishes, and the brush makes application smooth and easy. I love, love, love this color.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.



on 10/19/2016 10:54:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

Very lovely brown/grey/taupe color for the fall. Very chic and stays on for 4-5 days with top-coat. Looks better with 2 coats.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

This is a lovely medium taupe-grey. The finish is slightly glossy, which I like. I wish it had just a touch more purple in it, then it would be perfect for me. I am not much of a nail polish-wearer so I just applied 2 coats. No base coat, no top coat. Didn't chip for 3 days, which is good IMO.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


on 12/12/2015 8:03:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

Beautiful fall shade, looks very elegant. Easy to apply, two coats are fine. I really like it, would recommend and repurchase.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This color is a purple/gray shade. It is a muted color that is not very bright but still pretty. I love essie polishes but I feel like this one is a little thick and because the color is on the bland side I never wear it :(

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


on 12/14/2015 12:10:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Like not love this polish. It is a muted greige purple color. Not sure why people say it looks black in the dark because no way shape or form does this lean black. A very muted purple mulberry brown grey color. Pretty for fall or winter but not my favorite which is Essie Smokin hot or velvet voyeur which are both much darker... Velvet voyeur can lean black but this one is not even close. Has a purple tinge to it in some light. A very pretty neutral color With a bit of edge to it IMO. Would buy again for the fall/winter months if I ran out and needed a break From my dark vampy colors!!!!! UPDATE10-16-17... kinda love this now. Great for fall months that are hott in San Diego. Love the plum under tones of these deep rich color mixed with brown neutral tones. Glad I tried it again. I think I may buy a back up!!!!!

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Interesting & unusual shade. I'm very fair, and from a distance it almost looks black or very dark grey/purple. I like it on its own or with a sheer shimmery topcoat that can bring out different elements of the shade. In most light, on me, it's quite purple, even though it's definitely in the grey family. Best if you have cool-toned skin and/or wear a lot of cool colours; otherwise, it will clash. In the bottle it looks quite neutral, but that purple cast is very cool and very noticeable.

Like my other Essie polishes, the formula seems thin and streaky, but after a moment any streaks or ridges seem to flow right out and it dries flawlessly. This particular polish stays very shiny and lasts a few days without topcoat, which is handy.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Purplish greige-very flattering! I think sally hansen's commander in chic is nearly identical to this shade if you'd like to save a few bucks. A must own, loved wearing this in the fall.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


on 12/20/2014 2:56:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

This is a gorgeous grey purple. It's like a berry taupe I guess, hard to explain. It suits cool toned people best in my opinion because it's very cool.

This is great for me on my fair cool skin. It's not harsh like black or how some vampy colors get on me. It's very classy and flattering and I love it.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This polish is one of my favorites. The color itself suits very well with very fair skin, or olive/tan skin. I would not recommend it for those with a darker complexion as the darkness is not complementary. However, this polish is one my favorites in terms of application. I have been finding with a lot of Essie polishes lately that the finished product is streaky, and slow to dry. "Merino Cool" however is a wonderful mixture. The polish does not chip easily, and does not require a top or base coat. I especially love this polish because I am not that great in terms of application of polish, yet the lacquer looks amazing and shiny on my nails. I would definitely recommend this polish to people who are desperately searching for an easy-to-apply nail polish. I'm definitely going to be buying this polish again when it runs out!

5 of 5 people found this helpful.


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