essie nail colour - ballet slippers
4.7 of 67 reviews
4 instalments of $3.74
4 instalments of $3.74
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essie nail colour - ballet slippers an award-winning, best-selling classic pale pink with a sheer finish. Tired of having to choose between ease of application, shine-factor, and on-trend colour? Now you can have it all, with America's nail salon expert. essie brings you all your favourite shades, from versatile neutrals to show-stopping icons.
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4.7 of 67 reviews
94% recommend this product
Most Helpful Positive
This is the cutest colour I’ve ever tried, super flattering for my pale skin. This polish dries super quickly and last for quite a long time when you use the top coat as well!
Most Helpful Criticism
wasn't the best color once dried but did dry fast
The best colourThis is the cutest colour I’ve ever tried, super flattering for my pale skin. This polish dries super quickly and last for quite a long time when you use the top coat as well!
Nice ColourLoved the colour, needed a few coats to achieve it though. Good value.
Beautiful!I'm always super impressed by this brand. The colours are lovely and last fairly well with a top coat!
Not worth the hypeI have heard so much about Essie 'Ballet Slippers' so hoping it was going to be my perfect nude polish.Unfortunately I was so disappointed when I finally tried it! The colour is completely transparent. After a generous first coat there was barely a hint of colour on my nails. It would have taken at least 5 coats to get the colour in the picture. Not sure if I just got a bad batch...but after trying it I don't understand the hype around this product at all.
My signature colourI always have my nails painted and I’ve been using this colour for years. It’s classic and not obvious when it starts chipping (my hands are in water a lot and it still lasts).
As it thickens after a few uses the colour becomes more opaque. One coat is sheer and natural looking and two coats becomes more white.
I hope Essie never change or discontinue this shade.
Awesome!Such a classic nail polish! I love the shade and this brand has awesome nail polishes. Wonderful!!
My go to... ALWAYSI have loved and used this colour for years now. I keep repurchasing as it’s a perfect pinky nude. The formula is easy to apply and long lasting.
BALLET SLIPPERSAnother beautiful colour by Essie and one of my favourites by far. Easy to apply and lasts well especially when used with the ‘no chips ahead’ polish over the top.
Perfect everyday colourI absolutely adore this polish! The colour is soft and feminine but versatile enough to go with any outfit. The polish itself goes on easily and once dried, doesn't chip off like other polishes. Plus it's really well priced - would definitely recommend.
LoveLove this shade... Perfect neutral pink/nude
My go to everyday colourThis colour is classy and goes with everything. It is great for a natural look and is long lasting.
colour is so nice!i cannot stand it when my nails aren't painted, so having good nail polish is very important to me. I find that this nail polish is simply amazing! It dries so fast, lasts for ages, and doesn't peel off at all! and not to mention, the colour is stunning! I love this polish so much and definitely recommend to everyone!
such a beautiful colour!This nail polish is so beautiful! The colour suits every outfit and is perfect for a natural look for everyday! The formula is amazing and dries so quickly! The polish colour isn’t see through so only one coat is needed! It lasts for so long and doesn’t peel off easy either. I definitely recommend this polish!
The cutest!Essie spreads really well and this colour is perfect for a natural look, can wear at work and goes with nearly every outfit
a definite must havesuch a pretty everyday colour, it really is a must-have for everybody
An everyday colour!Essie is super reliable, long wearing, dense in colour and relatively fast drying and “ballet slippers” is a really nice, versatile colour, good for work during the week.
Went back for more!I love this colour, it is such a nice pinky nude but close to white as well so can really set off a nice tan without being the main attraction. You will need 2 or 3 coats with this colour but I've found it dries well. Definitely recommend as this is my second time purchasing the product.
PrettyA classic colour and very wearable. So good I accidentally bought it twice. I find it works better as a 2 coat opaque because it's hard to get a neat finish as a one coat sheer. Comes out a petal pink that's very pretty and feminine but not too girly.
So pretty, take care when applyingI really adore this colour, and it's perfect with two coats, but I recommend taking care when applying it. If it's not perfectly even, it can look streaky and blotchy quite easily. As long as it's applied well, it's a superb colour.
Love the colour!I love Essie nail polishes, as they dry quickly and last longer than other polishes before chipping. Ballet Slippers is a beautiful colour and the perfect pale pink. I read that it was the colour that the Royals wear and I was after something classy and appropriate for work. This is the perfect colour and provides a lovely effect on the nails. Don't expect it to be obvious pale pink - it isn't. It is more of an opaque french manicure. You can apply more coats for a stronger effect.
not badwasn't the best color once dried but did dry fast
LovelySo nice! love the colour and drys very fast
Pretty pinkThis is such a pretty pink colour that suits my fair skin very well. The formula is really nice and lightweight. The only thing is it needs to be build up 2-3 layers for full opacity.
staple pink!This is now the only sheer pink polish I will use. It's the perfect colour for everyday, understated nails, and the brush makes it very easy to apply. Would definitely recommend
cutest colourI really love the natural and subtle colour of this polish! Super classy and pretty
SheerThis is a sheer soft baby pink. I would wear this sheer (because making it opaque would require several coats). It is a nice natural nail look
Gorgeous colourLove Essie, this colour is gorgeous and it glides on nicely. I always find I get a good 2 weeks before chipping. Its an easy solution for nails instead of going to the salon. highly recommended
Prettiest PinkGorgeous shade in the prettiest of pinks, one of the best nail polish brushes I’ve used, goes on so easy when painting (especially when painting the opposite hand) - lovely colour, so easy to apply and looks fab on!
Perfect ColourI love this nail polish! It's long wearing, even and a really pretty colour for many skin tones. Really lovely sheer colour with one coat, but can be built up to a more pale pink with another coat. I love wearing it to work too! Will repurchase again and again
Unrequited loveI adore the colour of this polish, but I am not a fan of the Essie formula. I find that the polish stains my nail beds and it isn’t very durable no matter how I approach my preparation I’ve tried numerous base coats and top coat combos but it just doesn’t love me back.
A bit to pale for my skinI purchased this when I found out it was the polish that the queen wears but I found that it is the exact same colour as my natural nail and looks like im not wearing any colour at all. its a nice formula though so I will be trying the brand again but in a different colour.
Drys fast!This is a nice formula that drys quickly! It is a very light close to white/nude pink which is great for neutral shade.
It does need a few layers (like any light colour nail polish) but drys quickly and doesn't smudge easily.
Cutethe beautiful pale pink shade which suits all skin tones and is so elegant. The formula is also fantastic and dries well and quickly without too much hassle. The application is also easy because of the quality and size of the brush.
Go to nail polishThere is a reason this is a cult fave. Lovely shade that is work appropriate and flattering on most skin tones.
Would recommendSilky to apply and lasts well. A beautiful pale pink colour.
Lovely product, lasting results.Beautiful range of colours that are easy to apply and quick drying. Will definitely repurchase, especially this gorgeous shade! TOTAL LOVE!
So disappointed!Colour looked amazing and I had heard of the brand. The colour is lovely but it didn’t go on well at all. I tried applying a light coat waiting for it to dry then another coat. Dried streaky. By the end of the next day ( I’d like to add I don’t work and always wear rubber gloves when doing house work) it was flaking off. Very disappointed.
a fana very nice and light everyday color. it stays long, dries quickly and does not chip easily.
Lovely simple polishThis colour is super subtle and makes your nails look naturally pretty. Easy to apply and goes on nice and smoothly, and you can build up coats depending on the shade you prefer. It does start to chip after a couple of days but the colour doesn't show that too much - if you need a more longwearing one, i'd recommend Essie's gel couture formula instead.
the best colourI love this shade, i bought it for my wedding but have been wearing it as a staple.
Best with 2 or 3 coats.
It smells toxic though, I need to make sure I am in a well ventilated area otherwise it stinks out the whole house.
Best EverThis product is the very best nail polish on the earth. This nail polish does not go gluggy over time and while it is a tad expensive it is still fabulous to work with.
The only nail colour I wearI have quite olive, tanned skin and am just not a fan of nail polish and how it looks on me, but this is the only colour I use and buy. It makes my hands look even more bronzed and is a very classy shade. It somehow has both peach and purple tones and suits me as much as it suits my paler friends.
Prettyi love how sheer and soft this colour is.. you can make it deeper with more layers or keep it as just a nice soft touch to your nails.
ProfessionalPretty, natural, sheer type of polish
Clean & Beautiful Pink Nude!This polish is something I wear when I want to make my fingers look really well presented. I always get compliments on the colour - it's the perfect pink nude polish.
Perfect nudeMy fave everyday nail colour. It’s understated and makes my hands look ‘done’ without a professional mani.
Lovely colour, Essie nail polish convert!I bought this after reading that it is the only shade the royal family wear, as I was looking for a good pale-nude colour. This is the perfect natural shade! It is definitely a pale nude, and I apply about 3 coats to get the right colour. I was in a rush so didn't use a base or top coat, yet this looked great and didn't chip as easily as other brands. I expect that when I use a top coat, it will last for several days without needing to reapply. I've ordered other Essie shades online as I've been very impressed. Perfect for an everyday colour for all skin types!
GreatThe best nail polish I’ve ever used. The formulas are excellent and easy to use. I wear my nails short and almost never have chips are a week of normal wear. Gorgeous baby pink colour.
Lovely colourLovely pale colour that looks feminine and lovely for spring!
Great classic colourEssie is a great brand and this is such a beautiful classic colour
Feminine and subtleSuch a beautiful colour and a nail polish formulation that is hear wearing and quick setting. I love essie polishes and this colour is perfect for any occasion / season!
LoveThis is such a lovely fun colour. This polish stays on forever and doesn't chip easily. Great quality.
love this colour!I love ballet slippers, its such a pretty nude colour. So easy to wear and goes with everything!
Super prettyBallet slippers is one of my ultimate favourite nail polish shades. It's such a classic, feminine and pretty colour. Essie formula is smooth and great too
Love!I’ve been using Essie in ballet slippers for years. I’d gone off and tried others but always come back to this. It’s absolutely beautiful, two coats along with top shine coat and my mani lasts beautifully for a week. It’s the most beautiful sheer shade. I would recommend highly.
lasts agesI really like how natural this colour is
Essie faveI love Essie polishes - they are long-lasting and have the best colour range. This is one of my all time faves in the collection - it looks really cute on fair and tanned skin too!
Cult buy for a reasonI love essie polishes, they are long lasting and have a beautiful consistency. Ballet Slippers is a gorgeous buildable sheer colour which is a classic and timeless addition to anyone's nail wardrobe.
PerfectLove this Essie polish! all of their polishes have a great formula thats pretty long lasting. I love this colour, perfect for any season!
Great polish!I have a few Essie polishes, and I love them, so when I heard the queen uses ballet slippers, I knew I had to try it. It's such a gorgeous color and lasts a long time
love!absolutely love Essie nail polish and have used them for years! lasts forever (especially with the gel top coat) and such a pretty colour
Love the colourThis is a great colour. The shade is amazing and stays put for ages. Very pretty.
Classic Pink nail polishI love this OPI polish - I usually do 3 coats and it has a beautiful light pink colour.
pretty colourwhen i read that the Queen wears this specific colour, i couldnt help but to try it. it's definitely one of my fave pink right now. i love pinks in general, so a subtle, light pink colour is a great addition to my collection! love it
Pretty light pinkIf you are wanting a nail polish that is more subtle, this is a great choice. It is pretty, but not too much. I find this polish to be smooth and to apply nicely. Extra layers can make it more opaque too.
Love itWhen I read that the Queen wears this shade and it was only $15 I had to try it, and it didn't disappoint. It's a fairly translucent pink, more like if you were having a french mani. It lasts at least a week (using a base and top coat) and is very shiny. I want to get more Essie polishes to try.
Worn by Your Royal Highness, The QueenTrue story! Apparently its the Queens preferred shade. So if you are going for a natural/classy aristocrat look, this shade is for you! However, if you are going for slightly less transparent - Sugar daddy is the one for you.
Great colourVery flattering colour on my light skin. Best of all it lasted longer than any other brand I've used. Love the shape of brush too. Winner!