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on 1/11/2016 12:46:00 AM
More reviews by outdoorsgal
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium
This is a lovely dark plum that looks black from a distance but up close it's that rich almost black plum shade that's perfect for this time of the year. The formula isn't as watery as the Bordeaux shadow but not as thick as some of Essie's other dark shades. It's not a problem to apply but watch out for any 'running' at the sides. Devil's Advocate is a nice change from the blood red and black shades out there.
on 4/21/2014 3:42:00 AM
More reviews by misshamilton
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I love this color. This is my go-to polish for when my nails are very short, and that is saying something very special because I find that not a whole lot of colors look great on my short little nails. The formula could dry a little faster and it could be a little less streaky but it's not too too bad and worth the money. In my opinion it is much nicer than a jet black and has different dimensions. In bright natural light its a very dark purple (almost like grape dimetapp medicine!) and inside its more black, but still not completely.
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on 1/21/2014 2:01:00 PM
More reviews by dootdootdoot
Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
While I usually have my fingernails bare, I ALWAYS paint my toes. My color of choice is a vampy blackened plum, and Essie's Devil's Advocate is perfect! It lasts 2 weeks on me, until minor chips show up.
on 11/7/2013 9:46:00 AM
More reviews by hellootomorrow
Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Warm
Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Coarse
My absolute go to dark plum polish! I love, love, love dark polish and gravitate towards them more often than any other shade year round. If you love dark shades that mimic black, i guarantee "Devil's Advocate" will become your favorite. It applies flawlessly! It has great shine even before applying a top coat. It dries very fast as most Essie polish's do. Just get it! You'll love it!
on 11/6/2013 12:03:00 AM
More reviews by royas784
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse
Devil's Advocate is my favorite dark, vampy polish- a staple for fall/winter. I couldn't ever wear black polish, and Devil's Advocate is as dark as I'll go. With two coats, it's a deep, plum shade that is as close to black as a plum can be. Surprisingly, it is very wearable and looks nice with any outfit. I also use a base coat and top coat, and get decent wear- several days without chipping. I usually wear nudes/pinks or even clear nail polish on my finger nails, but when I'm in the mood for dark polish, I usually reach for Devil's Advocate. Application is streak-free, although like all Essie Polishes, the brush could be a little wider for ease of application. The formula is great though- a true cream with a gel-like finish (even looks nice without a top coat), and flawless opacity. If you like having the occasional classic vampy nail look, but don't want to go completely black, you can't go wrong with Devil's Advocate.
on 3/7/2013 10:01:00 AM
More reviews by emromano
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
I love this color! almost black plum. Similar to OPI "eifell for this color"doesnt chip easily
on 3/6/2013 2:43:00 PM
More reviews by swatters
Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This is an awesome polish. The only gripe I have (and with all Essie polishes, really) is that they need to update or do something new with their brush. Other companies are coming out with brushes that make their polishes so easy to apply... come on, Essie!The color is a deep dark eggplant. Darker than LPAD, darker than Wicked, almost black. Very shiny even without a top coat and like all other Essies, I find this polish to last several days without chips. Takes a few coats to reach that perfect opacity but worth it!
on 11/21/2012 6:02:00 PM
More reviews by viennah
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium
I don't normally splurge on nail polish, but I was so excited to see this shade on sale so I treated myself! I've been looking for a deep plum for years, but they were always too purple or shimmery. This is exactly what I was looking for, a deep plum that is almost black. Its so sophisticated :) It also seems to be chip-resistant and even passed the hair washing test. Glad I finally found it!
on 11/2/2012 4:36:00 AM
More reviews by Jwalash
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Red, Other, Coarse
I think I just found my replacement for OPI LPAD!!! LPAD I have been wearing for a few years now, and I thought it was my HG color until I found this Essie devils advocate. LPAD has a thicker consistency n can be troublesome to apply if not careful, but Essie goes on nicely n is just a tiny hair bit lighter so you can actually see the purple tint to it. Only con is that it is a 3 coater (thin) for full opaqueness. I love it!EDIT: have been wearing this for 7 days with no top coat, there is only minimal tip wear. That is unheard of!!! OMG. This is the longest wearing nail polish I've ever applied!! This may be replacing my favorite OPI LPAD!
on 10/25/2012 9:40:00 PM
More reviews by sterlingK
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse
Gorgeous colour, looks black in most light but if you hold it near something black (or in sunlight) you can see there is a purple-ish tinge to it. I don't wear dark shades very often and never wear black polish but I like this a lot. Not as stark as black, dries very shiny and is opaque in 2 coats. I also love the way this looks with a glitter topcoat over it. I dislike that it seemed to take a while to dry compared to other Essies I own. Would repurchase.
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