Essie Naughty Nautical & More the Merrier Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

Essie Naughty Nautical Nail Lacquer
Essie Naughty Nautical Nail Lacquer

Essie Naughty Nautical Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark green-teal with soft, white sparkle. MAC Ocean Dip is darker, no shimmer. Illamaqua Venous is more muted, no shimmer. Zoya Zuza is more shimmery. See comparison swatches. The formula was good; the color was mostly opaque after two coats with the barest bit of the nail line coming through when there was a lot of light in the room. It dried down to a glossy shine, and the sparkles are still somewhat visible even at a distance. The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, so I didn’t have any trouble applying even layers of the polish. I normally get seven days of wear with minor tip wear with Essie’s formula.

More the Merrier Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a vibrant, yellow-leaning chartreuse with a cream finish. L’Oreal New Money is more muted. Illamasqua Radium is greener. China Glaze Electric Pineapple is similar but sheerer. China Glaze Def Defying is darker, greener. See comparison swatches. Though there seemed to be good pigmentation, the formula was off, which resulted in a streaky, uneven application. Even the consistency was a little thick, so the polish pooled towards the edges of the nail.

Essie Nail Lacquer Naughty Nautical
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
91%
Essie Nail Lacquer More the Merrier
C
Product
6
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6
Longevity
9
Application
3
Total
73%

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Essie Naughty Nautical Nail Lacquer
Essie Naughty Nautical Nail Lacquer

Essie Naughty Nautical Nail Lacquer
Essie Naughty Nautical Nail Lacquer

Essie Naughty Nautical Nail Lacquer
Essie Naughty Nautical Nail Lacquer

Essie Naughty Nautical Nail Lacquer
Essie Naughty Nautical Nail Lacquer

Essie Naughty Nautical Nail Lacquer
Essie Naughty Nautical Nail Lacquer

Essie Naughty Nautical Nail Lacquer
Essie Naughty Nautical Nail Lacquer

Essie Naughty Nautical Nail Lacquer
Essie Naughty Nautical Nail Lacquer

Essie Naughty Nautical Nail Lacquer
Essie Naughty Nautical Nail Lacquer

Essie Naughty Nautical Nail Lacquer
Essie Naughty Nautical Nail Lacquer

Essie More the Merrier Nail Lacquer
Essie More the Merrier Nail Lacquer

Essie More the Merrier Nail Lacquer
Essie More the Merrier Nail Lacquer

Essie More the Merrier Nail Lacquer
Essie More the Merrier Nail Lacquer

Essie More the Merrier Nail Lacquer
Essie More the Merrier Nail Lacquer

Essie More the Merrier Nail Lacquer
Essie More the Merrier Nail Lacquer

Essie More the Merrier Nail Lacquer
Essie More the Merrier Nail Lacquer

Essie More the Merrier Nail Lacquer
Essie More the Merrier Nail Lacquer

Essie More the Merrier Nail Lacquer
Essie More the Merrier Nail Lacquer

Essie More the Merrier Nail Lacquer
Essie More the Merrier Nail Lacquer

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Based on 13 Reviews, 140 Quick Reviews

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The Good
  • Easy To Apply (64)
  • Just Right (48)
  • Long-wearing (43)
  • Great Value (40)
  • Glossy (27)
  • Travel-friendly (5)
  • Creamy (2)
  • Spreads Easily (1)
The In-Between
  • Highly Pigmented (52)
  • Buildable (23)
  • Thin (18)
  • Sheer (9)
  • Thick (9)
The Bad
  • Streaks (11)
  • Chips Easily (10)
  • Hard To Apply (6)
  • Watery (5)
  • Stains (2)
  • Pools (2)
  • Bubbles (1)
  • Goopy (1)