I have had two different experiences with 2 different shades, i had a cream shade and it was awful to apply. Very streaky and just looked nasty. However i have a red one and its fantastic and applies beautifully and only needs 2 coats its long lasting and gives a really pretty mani. So i will only buy the darker shades and stay away from the neutral shades. But i have seen professionals get a flawless application.
Reviewed on Tue 05 Sep 2017
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with dry, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is red, dry with normal texture.
Unfortunately the colour I have (a pale minty green) is far too thin and watery even after shaking. It needs at least three coats and even then is not a good coverage. Chips easily too. The only saving feature is that it is three free so is missing 3 toxic ingredients which is good for the price.
Reviewed on Mon 04 Sep 2017
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with normal, medium tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is light brown, combination with fine texture.
I have a red glitter one (Leading Lady, I think) and it is gorgeous! Very good coverage for a glitter but would still recommend 2 coats, and it isn't quite as much of a pain to remove as most glitters! Lasts well and nice to apply.
Reviewed on Tue 04 Oct 2016
I am in my mid 20's with combination, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is red, normal with normal texture.
I love Essie varnish, I have a good collection built up of the colour. The only drawback for me is that not all the brushes are created equally. Some have lovely wide brushes, others are very skinny, this doesn't put me off the lovely selection of colours and excellent long lasting formula though!
Reviewed on Sun 24 Apr 2016
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with normal, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, processed with normal texture.
You can't go wrong with a classic red - especially perfect for holidays - and Essie hits the nail on the head. Despite being on the pricy side the texture is perfect and it will stay on forever (okay, not forever but a long, long time).
Reviewed on Sun 17 Apr 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with normal, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, oily with normal texture.
There aren't enough stars for me to put on this product I recently bought this a few weeks ago to try for water marbling and cannot get enough of it the only downside is the brush is very small so to get a nice un streaky finish it's kind of difficult but the pigment is great it dries fast and there's loads of colours!
Reviewed on Tue 15 Mar 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with combination, fair tone skin and green eyes. My hair is dark brown, combination with normal texture.
I have a couple of essie nail polishes, bought after hearing good reviews, and I'm disappointed!The colour range is great and they're pigmented but the chip so easily! I barely had it on for a day and it was already chipping and looked awful, being a slightly more expensive brand you'd expect them to last longer.
Reviewed on Fri 04 Mar 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with combination, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is medium brown, combination with normal texture.
I always find myself fed up of painting my nails everyday and resort to acrylics however since using this i love my natural nails with this nail varnish and i can easily get a week out of it. Even when it needs re-applying it is no hassle as it dries lovely. Worth every penny
Reviewed on Tue 15 Dec 2015
I am in my late teens/early 20's with dry, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, combination with normal texture.
I own loads of these!!! only issue with Essie is that it does tend too chip quite easily, but i am never let down by the vibrant colours and how quick the polish dries. By far the best brand of varnish you could own!
Reviewed on Tue 22 Sep 2015
I am in my late teens/early 20's with sensitive, light tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is medium brown, normal with fine texture.