Rated 5 out of 5Â by Kessie A must have classic!
I bought this polish because of all the hype around it and when I heard the queen even loves it that was my selling point! This polish is such a classic and perfect for anyone anytime! Whether it be work or school or your wedding it's just amazing! The best way I could describe this color is a ballerina pink (almost like a whitish pink)! It's truly amazing and a staple in any Essie or nail polish collection! If you are looking into buying your first Essie, Ballet Slippers is the one! I must warn you though it is VERY sheer so you need at least 3 coats, but it's definitely worth it because after the three coats it's perfect and with no nail lines!
Rated 2 out of 5Â by marvelousgoatgirl So disappointing!
I wanted to love this because the color is gorgeous. However, it takes more than 3 coats to get a good opaque coat. It literally crumbles off & flakes off really quickly after putting it on, even with a really reliable top coat that I've used a thousand times before. It also looks streaky. Essie needs to reformulate it because I love the color! It's just...everything else.
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Ames91 Difficult Formula, Great Color
Ballet Slippers was one of the first Essie polishes I ever bought, and I bought it because of the amazing reviews I had seen for it. To be completely honest, the formula is VERY difficult to work with. It's a lovely sheer color, but you have to put 3 coats to make the streakiness not visible, and by that point, it is opaque. That being said, once you are used to the formula, it is far easier to work with. All of this said, once it is on the nails and opaque, the color is AMAZING! I have 100+ nail polishes, and yet this is my husband's absolute favorite nail polish on me. It makes my nails look clean and chic; it is so feminine, yet professional.
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Vanessa18 Streaky
This was the first time I've tried a sheer nail polish, and also the first time I've tried Essie, so I don't know if it was because of the formula or because I'm unskilled at applying it, but it turned out very streaky. I had to use three coats to get it to look decent, and then the color was very pretty, but then it took a very long time to dry, ended up looking kind of dented.