Essie First Timer Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

Essie First Timer Nail Lacquer
Essie First Timer Nail Lacquer

Essie First Timer Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as an “adorable newbie green.” It’s a more vibrant take on mint green–there’s a little green and aqua mixed together to create something deeper and richer than your typical pastel mint green, but it’s not neon or a medium-colored shade either. Dior Samba is a bit darker, not quite as bright. Illamasqua Nomad is similar, perhaps a bit less green.

The consistency was slightly thicker than average but the thickness did not impede application. First Timer applied beautifully with full color coverage in two quotes, no streaking or bubbling, and the polish didn’t pool along the edges. The drying time was average and had a slightly shiny finish when all was said and done. I normally get a week of wear out of Essie’s formula with minor tip wear but no chipping.

P.S. — And if my bottle looks tiny, it’s because I bought the mini version since you and I both know I’ll never finish a full-sized bottle so I thought the minis would suffice for review purposes! :)

Essie Nail Lacquer First Timer
A
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
98%

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Essie First Timer Nail Lacquer
Essie First Timer Nail Lacquer

Essie First Timer Nail Lacquer
Essie First Timer Nail Lacquer

Essie First Timer Nail Lacquer
Essie First Timer Nail Lacquer

Essie First Timer Nail Lacquer
Essie First Timer Nail Lacquer

Essie First Timer Nail Lacquer
Essie First Timer Nail Lacquer

Essie First Timer Nail Lacquer
Essie First Timer Nail Lacquer

Essie First Timer Nail Lacquer
Essie First Timer Nail Lacquer

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The Good
  • Easy To Apply (66)
  • Just Right (50)
  • Long-wearing (45)
  • Great Value (42)
  • Glossy (29)
  • Travel-friendly (6)
  • Creamy (2)
  • Spreads Easily (1)
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  • Highly Pigmented (53)
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The Bad
  • Streaks (11)
  • Chips Easily (10)
  • Hard To Apply (6)
  • Watery (5)
  • Stains (3)
  • Pools (3)
  • Bubbles (1)
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