I recently took advantage of the Boots 3 for 2 offer and bought three of the new shades from the Essie Fall 2018 collection. They are such gorgeous colours, perfect for Autumn. BUT I can't really give 5 stars as there does seem to be some discrepancy in how the polishes apply. The cream shades apply really well and you could possibly get away with one coat. But the metallic shade is not great - very streaky and watery, it takes a lot of work and care to get a passable coverage. It's a shame that Essie nail polishes are not consistent as they have the best shades. And, when they're good - they're really, really good!
Reviewed on Wed 24 Oct 2018
I am in my late 40's/early 50's with combination, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, combination with normal texture.
Absolutely love the colour range! Polish goes on lovely, 2 coats is definitely needed with the lighter colours. Looks perfect after a 2nd coat. Always top with a brilliant top coat and lasts a week no problem without reapplying! Will buy again. If you have one for a while it doesn't go funny either. The Only downside is the brush, could do with a better applicator to make it easier to apply.
Reviewed on Mon 05 Feb 2018
I am in my mid 20's with oily, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is light brown, normal with normal texture.
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 mid 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 late 20's/early 30'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 mid 30's with normal, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, processed with coarse 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 mid 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.
Essie nail varnishes never disappoint. They have every colour and aren't bad priced. One coat is all you need and two makes it look perfect. It applies evenly and doesn't go streaky. I love essie polishes.
Reviewed on Mon 31 Aug 2015
I am in my late teens with combination, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, normal with fine texture.
Essie have a wide range of different, trendy colours that are amazing! The polish is very easy to apply and I love the brush that is used to apply it with! However, to say that it is quite an expensive nail polish product compared to others, I am surprised at how easily it can be chipped.
Reviewed on Fri 31 Jul 2015
I am in my late teens/early 20's with combination, tanned tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is light brown, normal with normal texture.
I love these nail polishes I find them easy to apply and the colors are very strong so you only need one coat compared with others that require 2 or 3. Only downside is the price, but the polishes last for a very long time. If applied with a base and top coat the polish can last for a long period of time.
Reviewed on Wed 22 Jul 2015
I am in my late teens/early 20's with combination, light tone skin and green eyes. My hair is blonde, combination with normal texture.
Essie do great selection of on trend colours. The nail polish is easy to apply and dries quickly. However I was disappointed with how easily it chipped considering the price. Would stick to cheaper brands in future.
Reviewed on Fri 15 May 2015
I am in my mid 30's with dry, fair tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is dark brown, dry with coarse texture.
I LOVE Essie! The brush is a really good shape, the colour stays really well and only takes 2/3 coats, it dries very quickly and everybody asks where I got it from! The only negative is the price, I paid £7 for my bottle! ~R~
Reviewed on Sun 08 Mar 2015
I am in my late teens/early 20's with acne/problem, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is light brown, dry with fine texture.