Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Satiny Color Thats Perfect For Most
Initially I thought the color was a bit light for my skin tone but overtime I've come to like it. Its soft enough to almost look natural but glossy enough to catch the eye. The formula is interesting to work with. It may take me some time to really work out how to use it best. I'd recommend this for anyone who loves soft nail colors or if you're looking for an understated semi-neutral look.
Most Helpful Critical Review Difficult Formula, Great Color
Ballet Slippers was one of the first Essie polishes I ever bought, and I bought it because of the amazing reviews I had seen for it. To be completely honest, the formula is VERY difficult to work with. It's a lovely sheer color, but you have to put 3 coats to make the streakiness not visible, and by that point, it is opaque. That being said, once you are used to the formula, it is far easier to work with. All of this said, once it is on the nails and opaque, the color is AMAZING! I have 100+ nail polishes, and yet this is my husband's absolute favorite nail polish on me. It makes my nails look clean and chic; it is so feminine, yet professional.
Reviewed by 5510 customers Cherry on Top is the PERFECT Red!
AmyChere from Missouri
Pretty color + great coverage + dries fast = BUY IT!
AmyChere from Missouri
Another great Essie line! Great coverage & dries fast.
Love, Love, Love!
AmyChere from Missouri
A Cut Above is sooo pretty! The coverage & dry time is pretty great!
Bikini so Teeny
Nicole from Texas
I got the color Bikini so Teeny and it says it's shimmer, but it's not. It looks shimmery in the bottle, but doesn't look shimmery at all when worn. Not even in the light. The color is awesome though. I get complements on it all day long and it pops so much it practically glows. The formula is good too, I can go 3-5 days before it chips.
Not a winner
Disappointed from Summerville SC
I've never bought nail polish over 1.99 in my life until I bought these 3 bottles of Essie from Ulta last week. I put the color on and then of course let it dry then applied the top coat, looked like I went to the salon. I purchased the gel quick dry and I was so satisfied with how beautiful it looked. The next day I was at work and noticed my index finger the nail polish was completely gone, later I found it on the floor like a fake nail had just fallen off, by the end of the day it haten to 3 of them. I could understand if I worked at a job that I washed dishes or something but I don't. I removed it the next day and redid them only this time I put the top coat on first and then the color and then the top coat, I was at home cleaning house and again they would randomly peel off. We went out of town, I did my nails in the hotel and the next day we went out to eat and but the end of the day with me doing nothing more than putting my hands inside my jacket the nail polish peeled off, by the end of the day 5 out of the 10 were gone. I'm highly disappointed, I know it's not my fingernails because none of the other brands I own have ever done this, I've never experienced this until I bought this brand 😏.
SJ from Washington, D.C.
Essie is the only nail polish I will ever buy. I love the shades ballet slippers and mademoiselle. Such beautiful classic pale pinks!
Beautiful shift of color
Neenz from Rhode Island
I love the way this polish shifts color when light reflects off of it.
Too Sheer, Takes Too Long to Dry
Pam Halpert from Seattle, WA
I do like the color once enough coats are on but it takes so long for each layer to dry. It was excruciating. Even after two days and with a top coat on, the nail polish is still not completely dry. Maybe the nail polish is meant to stay sheer but if that was the case, I'm not sure why it costs so much. There are cheaper brands like Sinful colors that have one or two coat coverage even for such light colors. This was just my attempt at trying a better brand. I probably will never purchase Essie again.
Best brand of polish
sgymz from Cheyenne, WY
Raquel from Anchorage, AK
I have such a love/hate relationship with Essie. I absolutely love their range of colors but I feel like different polish colors have different formulas or something. For example, I got the shades 'Topless and barefoot' and 'around the bend'... Topless and barefoot is a beautiful color and the formula was perfect, however it only seems to last about 3-4 days (and that's with base coat, 2 polish coats, and topcoat) then it starts to chip... very bad... My manicure only seems to last me 4 days, which is extremely upsetting.
The other shade I got, 'Around the bend' was EXTREMELY streaky!! It was a lot more runny than the other shade I bought. It took a good amount of coats to be able to get the desired amount of color.
Best neutral color
Nicki from Munster, IN
Great neutral for any time of the year.
Essie's the best!
D from PA
Essie never lets me down. This color is perfect for the fall/winter time. Always looking fresh out the nail salon when wearing Essie polish.
Love Essie nail polish
jw from Dothan, AL
I bought the Essie nail polish color Berry Nice, looking at it online I was not sure if it was going to be what I needed but it was that and more. It is a beautiful shimmery color that goes with so many things and I really like wearing it.
Go Go Geisha
Mj from Texas
Why Essie??? I had sworn off your polishes before but had been told they were improved. Ugh. Nope. Same old problem, a gummy finish after it was supposedly dry.
alyssa nail enthusiast from Long Beach, CA
I bought this because I really wanted that light green color but I was skeptical of buying online would skew the color. It doesn't! Highly recommend these products!
A pretty nude
Alo from Rio Rancho, NM
Purchased this product for a classy fresh look and this shade did the job. I applied two layers of the nail polish and it's very glossy and pretty long lasting without any clear top coat. I'd definitely recommend this product (brand of polish) for anyone who's looking for a good quality polish. This is it.
Took forever to dry
PS from Los Angeles, CA
I really loved the color of Topless & Barefoot even though it turned out to be more lighter pink than beige.
It took so long to dry though, more than half an hour and if you touch anything then you'd have to reapply and wait a long time before it dried. I ended up spending an hour redoing it and ended up with a bunch of air bubbles/smudges.
Love the color
Beauty from Owensboro
Love the colors & polish long lasting.
MsMimi0126 from NY
Mademosielle is to sheer looks like almost nothing on my nails and then when I attempted to do multiple 2nd coat it streaks and looks like Why?
Queen Elizabeth's Nail Polish
Joanne d. from Brownsville, Texas
I bought a few of these as a Christmas gift for my friends who watch the Crown. Queen Elizabeth has been using this nail polish exclusively for the past eight years.
Did not like.
K. from Minneapolis
It does not last for a very long time. I was very satisfied for a few hours until I realized it started coming off, how do I explain it.. It was like jelly?
Very nice light color
NanaG from WI
Build up layers and let dry well. It smudges if it isn't dry enough
lhall from Madisonville, KY
I didn't like the color on all my nails. It feels like more of an accent color. It also doesn't wear well - chipped quickly and became dull.
I would buy this product without hesitation.
Youthful Senior from Wichita, Ks
Great color for fall and winter.
Deep purple nail polish
LG from Ohio
I use the product to my nail salon to get my nails done. They look great for the fall look Thanks