Essie Navigate Her Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

Essie Navigate Her Nail Lacquer
Essie Navigate Her Nail Lacquer

Essie Navigate Her Nail Lacquer

Essie Navigate Her Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “new growth green.” It’s a soft pastel green with subtle warm yellow undertones. The closest dupe I could think of was Zoya Tracie, which has subtle metallic shimmer running through it. It’s also a little yellower. Barielle Myrza’s Meadow is also a bit similar, though a touch lighter, and it has multi-colored flecks of sparkle.  I love the yellow component to this, because it keeps it from being a cool, minty green that screams winter to me; the warmth gives it the freshness of springtime to me.

Navigate Her was opaque in two coats. The initial coat was a little streaky, but it was opaque and even with the second coat. It had a well-balanced consistency that was neither too thick or too thin, so it applied fluidly and evenly without pooling or bubbling. I tested Navigate Her for wear, and it managed a full seven days without chipping and had minimal tip wear at the end of the week.

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Essie Navigate Her Nail Lacquer
Essie Navigate Her Nail Lacquer

Essie Navigate Her Nail Lacquer
Essie Navigate Her Nail Lacquer

Essie Navigate Her Nail Lacquer
Essie Navigate Her Nail Lacquer

Essie Navigate Her Nail Lacquer
Essie Navigate Her Nail Lacquer

Essie Navigate Her Nail Lacquer
Essie Navigate Her Nail Lacquer

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I’m wearing it right now 😀
It’s my first Essie polish and the application was a dream. I’m on my third day and it still looks exactly the same.

I wasn’t even so sure about buying it, because I have a lime-colored polish which looks terrible on me, but I love Navigate Her.

I picked up this color a while back because it’s a gorgeous polish. Unfortunately, it looks terrible against my fair, cool-toned skin. It really looks great on olive skin tones though.

Don’t know why so many people are “leavin’ it”. I don’t think my bottle reads quite as yellow-toned IRL, but I think it’s a gorgeous pastel green! Almost like a pistachio green. Anyway, if you’re into trends at all, pastel/mint greens are pretty popular recently. Especially with the release of Dior’s Waterlily!

I’m wearing this right now! The application was beautiful, and it looks exceptional on my skin tone. I have translucently pale (literally white as a sheet) neutral-toned skin that pulls slightly warm, so greens generally flatter me, and this is no exception! It looks so beautiful and I get lots of compliments on it.

is this at all like Butter London’s Bossy Boots? I’d love if they were close because I like Essie’s price more than BL’s 😛

Love that this is a) not chalky b) a move away from the olive/army greens c) not another mint green d) has that touch of yellow in it that moves it into a new/different fresh category of greens for this spring.

I found this ridiculously hard to paint with, as I find all Essie nail polishes!! 🙁 The color is great but I can’t seem to get even, consistent coats! P.S. The green polish “Agor” that is part of The Hunger Games series by China Glaze is fabulous if you like a good emerald green!

And red polish looks like blood, brown shades can looks like you know what…the list goes on. I actually love this color, have it on right now.

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