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essie nail colour - ballet slippers

4.7 of 72 reviews


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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 72 reviews

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Most Helpful Positive

Perfect baby pink


This is one of my go-to nail colours. It's the perfect shade of pink and I find that it does not chip as quick as some other polishes.

Most Helpful Criticism

not bad


wasn't the best color once dried but did dry fast
  1. So pretty


    Essie is good quality nail polish and this colour is just the right amount of pink. The polish just gives your nails a little pink glow and makes them look healthy. While it is very light, it can be built up in a few layers, but I find you can still see my nail underneath. It's just a nice healthy looking tint.
  2. Perfect baby pink


    This is one of my go-to nail colours. It's the perfect shade of pink and I find that it does not chip as quick as some other polishes.
  3. Really nice


    This colour goes really nice with most skin tones, and doesn't chip. Would definitely recommend
  4. Great polish, great colour


    Goes on smoothly, dries quickly. Great colour- a favorite of the royal family! Better for fingernails than toes as a bit thin for toes
  5. The best colour


    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!
  6. Nice Colour


    Loved the colour, needed a few coats to achieve it though. Good value.
  7. Beautiful!


    I'm always super impressed by this brand. The colours are lovely and last fairly well with a top coat!
  8. Not worth the hype


    I 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 tryin...
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  9. My signature colour


    I 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.
  10. Awesome!


    Such a classic nail polish! I love the shade and this brand has awesome nail polishes. Wonderful!!
  11. My go to... ALWAYS


    I 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.


    Another 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.
  13. Perfect everyday colour


    I 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.
  14. My go to everyday colour


    This colour is classy and goes with everything. It is great for a natural look and is long lasting.
  15. 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!
  16. 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!
  17. 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
  18. a definite must have


    such a pretty everyday colour, it really is a must-have for everybody
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Pretty


    A 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.
  22. So pretty, take care when applying


    I 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.
  23. 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...
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  24. Pretty pink


    This 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.
  25. 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
  26. cutest colour


    I really love the natural and subtle colour of this polish! Super classy and pretty
  27. Sheer


    This 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
  28. Gorgeous colour


    Love 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
  29. Prettiest Pink

    Rebecca Kate

    Gorgeous 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!
  30. Perfect Colour


    I 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
  31. Unrequited love


    I 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.
  32. A bit to pale for my skin


    I 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.
  33. 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.
  34. Cute


    the 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.
  35. Go to nail polish


    There is a reason this is a cult fave. Lovely shade that is work appropriate and flattering on most skin tones.
  36. Would recommend


    Silky to apply and lasts well. A beautiful pale pink colour.
  37. 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!
  38. 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.
  39. a fan

    perfecting skin

    a very nice and light everyday color. it stays long, dries quickly and does not chip easily.
  40. Lovely simple polish


    This 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.
  41. the best colour


    I 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.
  42. Best Ever


    This 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.
  43. The only nail colour I wear


    I 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.

    Huge fan
  44. Pretty


    i 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.
  45. 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.
  46. Perfect nude


    My fave everyday nail colour. It’s understated and makes my hands look ‘done’ without a professional mani.
  47. 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 l...
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  48. Great


    The 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.
  49. Lovely colour


    Lovely pale colour that looks feminine and lovely for spring!
  50. Great classic colour


    Essie is a great brand and this is such a beautiful classic colour
  51. Feminine and subtle


    Such 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!
  52. Love


    This is such a lovely fun colour. This polish stays on forever and doesn't chip easily. Great quality.
  53. love this colour!


    I love ballet slippers, its such a pretty nude colour. So easy to wear and goes with everything!
  54. Super pretty


    Ballet 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
  55. 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.
  56. Essie fave


    I 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!
  57. Cult buy for a reason


    I 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.
  58. Perfect


    Love this Essie polish! all of their polishes have a great formula thats pretty long lasting. I love this colour, perfect for any season!
  59. 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
  60. 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
  61. Love the colour


    This is a great colour. The shade is amazing and stays put for ages. Very pretty.
  62. Classic Pink nail polish


    I love this OPI polish - I usually do 3 coats and it has a beautiful light pink colour.
  63. pretty colour


    when 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
  64. Pretty light pink


    If 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.
  65. Love it

    Ada C

    When 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.
  66. Worn by Your Royal Highness, The Queen


    True 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.
  67. Great colour


    Very 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!
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