Rated 4.38 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Don't judge it's cover
How I use the product is that I use a base coat and waited until it dried. The product drys pretty fast for people who's actually impatient. Then again, I coated the Essie polish and, the color, oh my gosh it's true to its color. I loved the color to the point that I double coated it to make it darker to get the fall look. It kind of took abut linger to dry but then again, it's a wonderful product. After when it's dried, just added the top coat when it's dried. I use the matte topcoat just to make the solid look. Gotta love the product!
Most Helpful Critical Review Wayyy overrated!
I was soo dissapointed in this product cause everyone seems to like Essie nail polishes. And while the colors may be pretty both in the bottle and on the nails, its soo not worth it!! It took several coats to make it truly opaque, and it was very messy. You could see all the brush strokes, and there were wierd brush stroke marks where you had to over again because there was no nail polish! I put on the Essie base and top coat as well, and i dont think it did anything! I gave my nails plenty of time to dry, keep in mind i also have a "no chipping" topcoat on, and then i took a bath to get off the polish on my skin, which i always do, and five nails' polish peeled right off !! The polish also felt super sticky and rubbery whilst they were drying and chip veery easily. Would not recommend.
Reviewed by 4909 customers Worth the price
Caroline from PA
Essie nail polishes are the only polishes that don't chip immediately for me. The extra few dollars is worth it so that my nails stay chip-free for more days at a time
I LOVE this product.
Smokey from Cooksville, MD
The color is opaque and pretty!
Mandas_faves from CA
This color is so pretty. The polish goes on smoothly and has lasted over a week so far!
Formula changed for the worst.
Carrie from New Mexico
I bought about four bottles of Essie nail polish last month, all from this site. I've always loved Essie for their color palette, but something has changed. This is so obscenely thick, and it's like brushing elmers glue onto your nails.
I'm not sure what changed, but I won't be buying from Essie anymore.
Delicate and soft
Veruska from New Jersey
Beautiful color, would definitely keep buying it
Changed color and peeled off in 2 days!!
Tia from Oregon
Painted 2 coats pairs with the essie clear polish on top. Waited 20 in between drying. Color peeled off within two days after changing color.
Snandy from California
It is a pretty shade with subtle shimmer. This brush is nice and wide compared to some other Essie polishes, but this color in particular goes on a bit streaky. I used two coats, but it was still streaky. I did not want to go with more coats, since it looks better as a your-nails-but-better sheer coat.
Love the colors- Corporate Workplace Approved!
SerenaVixxen from Visalia, CA
Have the shades Chinchilly and Lady Like and I get compliments all the time on my nails when I wear these....especially at work. I work at a nonprofit at their corporate headquarters and these shades definitely make my nails and hands look professionally polished as well as give off a fashion vibe, but are still subtle enough for my work environment. (Can't always wear my black "rocker chic" sparkle nail polish!! lol!) ❤
Great Neutral color
Jojo from Raleigh
This is my go to color for many years. It's a neutral color that works well for everyday wear.
Perfect "sage green" shade
Natural Nails Girl from Houston, TX
I was looking for the perfect shade of green "sage green" to be exact since it seems to be everywhere this season the color is so pretty
I would buy again
Ella from Illinois
I have multiple Essie nail polishes and they they all last a long time and their colors are really nice
Snandy from California
This polish goes on smoothly. You don't need to build the color much at all. The full color will show up after 2 coats. It matches the color of a red grape.
I would by again
Paypay from Florence Kentucky
I used it with my friend and they loved it to. It losses two stars because it took really long to. Long then normal.
notsogirlygirl from Venice, CA
Essie knows how to do glitters right! Love it. It's so pretty and so easy to use in many ways to create delicate or dramatic nail looks. The perfect shade of gold. Sparkles!
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.