Essie   Nail Lacquer

Nail Lacquer

Essie  

Editor's Review

B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
85%
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Reader Reviews

4.4
5 Stars
70
4 Stars
52
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Based on 13 Reviews, 140 Quick Reviews

Rate It:
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)

13 Written Reviews

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Gina

2 years ago.

Flirt is a deep and hot coral color that's perfect for summer. Like most Essie polishes, Flirt applies thinly, but it is buildable to an opaque color I get about 1 week of wear from it with some wear at the tips.

Skin Tone: Light - Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily - Undertone: Yellow
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Gina

2 years ago.

Shop Till I Drop is a sheer summer peach (more peach than coral) that can be used for French manicure. It goes on very sheer and thin, which can be a challenge for self-applicatiion to avoid pooling or streaking.

Skin Tone: Light - Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily - Undertone: Yellow
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Marta // The Glow Lab

2 years ago.

I love to use this shade when I want a different/fun look for my nails. It is a bold teal color with metallic finish. What I love most about this shade is that even though it has that metallic finish, you don't get any streaks during the application and with two coats you get full coverage.

Skin Tone: Fair - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Pink
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Marta // The Glow Lab

2 years ago.

I really like to use this color when I want to wear something subtle on my nails. It gives some sheer nude color and a glossy finish. You can get more opacity if you use 3 to 4 coats, but the application is a bit tricky because you can get some streaks if you are not careful. Still I think is a beautiful color and I recommend it to anyone who needs a classic nude shade with good value.

Skin Tone: Fair - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Pink
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Marta // The Glow Lab

2 years ago.

Even though I love the color once applied, I find it quite difficult to use. The formula is a bit too thick and you have to be careful because if you use too much product it can take forever to dry. The color is a lovely shiny mint and looks perfect for spring/summer. It lasts around five days on me with a topcoat. I think is a good product for the cost, but still I think the formula could be improved.

Skin Tone: Fair - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Pink
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Budziak

2 years ago.

This shade looks better in the bottle than it does on the nails, the shade just doesn't translate well. It's a beautiful dark (almost vampy) teal with purple duochrome tone. It's really pretty but the purple is hardly there on finger tips :-( It just ends up looking like a dark teal or black if you just glance at it.

Skin Tone: Light-Medium - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Yellow
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Budziak

2 years ago.

Another one of my favorite polishes, this is consistent with the Essie formula and the shade is a bright metallic teal, not quite blue but not quite green. Eye catching and a tad punk/grungy :-) It also kind of reminds me of an 80's prom dress.

Skin Tone: Light-Medium - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Yellow
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Budziak

2 years ago.

She's Picture Perfect is a great spring/Easter time polish. Its not just another boring periwinkle, it's a baby violet/blue base with a hint of brighter purple/magenta shimmer. Very pretty.

Skin Tone: Light-Medium - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Yellow
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Budziak

2 years ago.

This is my HG nude. Remember when mannequin nails were a big hit? Well this is it! This shade has a tiny hint of a peachy pink tone to make it not look like plain white-out on nails. It can chip and dull if you don't put a top coat but other than that I love it!

Skin Tone: Light-Medium - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Yellow
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Budziak

2 years ago.

Another one of my favorites. Same great easy to use formula. This shade is a dark raspberry metallic magenta. Another great eye catching polish for the summer, this shade looks great with a tan but my nc25 hands can pull it off!

Skin Tone: Light-Medium - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Yellow
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Budziak

2 years ago.

This shade is my go-to pedicure shade, especially in the summer. It's such a bright metallicy orange with cool toned shimmer, I love it. It's like happiness in a bottle and perfect for tropical vacations. Definitely an eye-catcher.

Skin Tone: Light-Medium - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Yellow
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Budziak

2 years ago.

The formula is great, just like every other Essie polish. It's a creme consistency but it just looks off and muddy on my nc25 complexion. Seriously, it looks like I dipped the tips of my fingers in some clay based mud and had them dry, not a good look but I can see it looking great on darker skin tones!

Skin Tone: Light-Medium - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Yellow
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Budziak

2 years ago.

A Crewed Interest is the prettiest pastel peachy color. It looks great as a base under Essie's Luxeffects Pure Pearlification and it is a must have for spring. This is definitely one of my favorites, it's worth every single cent and I would buy multiples of it!

Skin Tone: Light-Medium - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Yellow