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Overall rating
51%
would repurchase
3.9/5
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4.0
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fromstls

1 month ago

I honestly bought Ballet Slippers because of the hype but didn't use it for a long time after reading the reviews, I was sure I was gonna hate the formula.

Well, actually it's surprisingly not really streaky on me and I don't consider myself talented in applying nail polish. Granted, it's not an one-coater but after the second coat things look pretty even. I do …
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age30-35

skinSensitive, Fair, Neutral

hairBlond, Curly, Medium

eyesGreen


1.0
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3 months ago

Tried this several times because I like the color. Unfortunately it is very streaky and looks a mess even with additional coats. Guess the queen of England has someone to apply it for her since this is her favorite. I personally am surprised Essie is selling this junk.

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About reviewer (80 reviews)

age56 & Over

skinCombination, Fair, Neutral

hairBrown, Straight, Fine

eyesGreen


5.0
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6 months ago

As read in The Devil Wears Prada, 2 thin coats of Essie Marshmallow, 2 thin coats of Ballet Slippers: magic. When I have time I do base & top coat with Nails Inc Kensington Caviar.

With the 2+2 though, it isn’t necessary and looks the same but lasts a little longer. I posted with the weird rings on short nails (don’t judge I’m sloppy)

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About reviewer (284 reviews)

age36-43

skinCombination, Medium, Cool

hairBrunette, Straight, Fine

eyesHazel


1.0
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7 months ago

This is hands down the worst nails polish I have ever purchased.. I returned it to the store the very next day.!! It cost $20NZD and was a complete waste of time , the lady at the counter said she had a lot of the Essie polishes come back and she was disappointed since Essie has such a solid reputation and is very pricey! I brought four wet n wild polishes to replace this crap one and will never …Read more

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About reviewer (24 reviews)

age19-24

skinAcne-prone, Fair, Unknown

hairBrown, Unknown, Unknown

eyesBlue


2.0
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7 months ago

Looks a little light but once one it's a lovely pink. Problem is the formula. It's awfully streaky and takes about five coats before it's a solid color. Takes forever to dry because of this, though I notice it's a bit slow even if you use a single layer. Wanted to make this one work because it's so popular but could not... if it's just the color you're looking …Read more

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About reviewer (14 reviews)

age19-24

skinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

hairOther, Other, Other

eyesBrown


4.0
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9 months ago

I bought some of this because I had heard a lot about it and didn't have any similar in my nail polish collection.

It went on OK but I wasnt struck on the colour so I doctored it a bit. I added a few drops of dark red and a few drops of grey until I got a sort of "ashes of roses" colour. I must have got it right judging by the number of compliments I've had

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About reviewer (1 reviews)

age56 & Over

skinDry, Fair, Unknown

hairBrunette, Unknown, Unknown

eyesBrown


1.0
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fromGaijin

12 months ago

I have tried several times to get this to work, as the color draws me in with how pretty and soft of a pink this is. However the application is awful. Tried it with base coat and without. Even one sheer coat leaves streaks and is patchy. So I add another coat thinking it will even out the streaks, but nope, it just adds another streaky layer and takes forever to dry. I've never worked …Read more

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About reviewer (339 reviews)

age36-43

skinSensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

hairBrown, Straight, Fine

eyesBrown


3.0
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12 months ago

Ballet Slippers makes me so frustrated. It is the perfect shade of barely there, your nails but better sheer nude pink colour. There are no slight yellow undertones you see in some pinkish nude polishes. It lets just enough of the white of your nail show. I consider myself a nail polish veteran, but no matter how carefully I apply it, it always ends up streaky. Out of stubbornness and my love for …Read more

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About reviewer (10 reviews)

age19-24

skinCombination, Medium, Cool

hairBlack, Other, Medium

eyesBrown


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fromemmsbo

May/03/2018

UGH. I'm so mad. I love this color in the bottle. I love the history of it. I am a sucker for the hype and the marketing. And I cannot. For the LIFE of me. Apply this without lumps and streaks. It's a choice between two lumpy and hideous coats or five opaque glops that never, EVER dry.

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About reviewer (15 reviews)

age25-29

skinDry, Fair, Neutral

hairBrunette, Curly, Medium

eyesBrown


5.0
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fromsoho24

Apr/05/2018

I too bought a bottle of ballet slippers and I must say I just love it! I don't understand why everybody has such a hard time applying it. The texture is indeed a bit thick, but I was expecting that and I find it necessary in order to give that milky finish. I don't like intense colors on my nails and searched forever for that perfect nude, having tried out a loooooot of nude shades …Read more

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About reviewer (2 reviews)

age36-43

skinOther, Other, Unknown

hairOther, Unknown, Unknown

eyesOther