Rated 4 out of 5 by nat116 Beautiful Colour!
When Essie came out with this collection, I was intrigued and went out and bought all of the polishes. This is the first of the 6 that I have tried and I have a few thoughts. There is no doubt about the colour; it is absolutely gorgeous worn both matte and shiny (I personally prefer the latter). However the formula wasn't that great. The polish was fully opaque in 2-3 coats (it was very streaky) and it dried down so quickly that it didn't have time to level out on my nail, leaving some nails looking bumpy/clumpy, even after topcoat. Overall though, I knew what I signed up for when I purchased a polish with a matte formula, and I know that I'll just have to be a little more careful with my application. I am no where near disappointed with the product at all and I look forward to making use out of the rest of the collection
November 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ames91 One of Essie's loveliest shades.
I've had my eye on this color ever since the Cashmere Matter collection came out. I bought this in the summer, and didn't really feel like I could get away with wearing it until the fall. Yesterday, I was finally able to put it on and OH, MY GOODNESS! This has to be one of the most beautiful polishes I've ever put on in my life. I'm a huge fan of grey polish: the grey with the extra punch of purple added a lot of personality to this polish that I just adore. Then, when you're in bright lighting or sunlight, the blue micro shimmers stand out, adding an extra level of loveliness. I will say that I put a shiny top coat over this, simply because I'm not a huge fan of matte finishes, but I really wanted this polish to see how the color itself would look. I think having the top coat will really help with the wear of the polish, so try a matte top coat if you still want to retain the matte finish. I know this polish has gotten a lot of grief for chipping, but most matte polishes are notorious for chipping extremely quickly. The blue shimmers are much more evident with a shiny top coat, however. This has to be one of the prettiest greys Essis has ever made, and they already do grey polishes really well. It's the perfect fall/winter color!
September 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by tstephens1981 So Many Compliments!
I was initially attracted to the color itself, when I saw it was a matte I was wary but purchased anyway - so glad I did! Goes on beautifully, very opaque and true to bottle color (maybe a little darker.) Read these reviews first & was aware of "chipping" issues so only used 2 light coats (and base) and sadly, it's chipped after two days. However, I've been doing a lot of work with my hands so I'm not disappointed. I plan to buy the Essie matte topcoat, which I think will help exponentially. Until then, I'm going to try using OPI's "BondAid" as a base for the next mani. If all else fails, a thick coat of Seche will retain the color (but lose the matte finish, which I find is an attention-getter!) I will definitely be buying some more of these matte colors!
April 28, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Taylor leighann Love it WITH a top coat
Love the color with a top coat It really brings out the other colors when it's shiny. But it does chip soo easily.
February 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Makhayla17 Love it!
I bought thisome not too long ago and I use it all the time! I love matte finish nail Polish.
January 17, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by essieaficionado terrible wear
I applied this yesterday afternoon, using a 3rd coat of the color as a top coat as suggested on the website. As of this morning, 4 nails were chipped, and as I work today big strips are scraping off. It's as if I painted my nails with a thin layer of chalk. Essie is and has been my favorite nail polish for years (bring back Backgammon Bronze, please!), and this matte color is really not worthy of the Essie name.
May 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by OliveOak Mixed feelings
I just tried it tonight on my toes and I like it... But I wasn't expecting the blue tones to be so evident. I did put a matte top coat over it, just because I did see the "chipping" review. I wish I had the Essie brand matte coat, but I can't find it anywhere :(
March 6, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by stacilinn1 U-G-L-Y!
Without a doubt the worst color ever! It looked like a baby got loose with a gray magic marker.
July 29, 2015