I’m going to come right out and say that I’m not a big fan of sheers. This is probably because they just look a bit silly on my meaty man hands, and I’m secure enough to say that. If any of you disagree, please feel free to tell me in the comments section how great this looks on me! ;)
With that said, I realize I have a solemn duty to review a wide range of lacquers. It is that sense of duty that has lead me to reviewing Essie Ballet Slippers today.
I should also mention that sheers are a good way for men who are a bit anxious about lacquer-ing to get their feet wet (or should I say fingers?). This is because sheers by their nature, are less noticeable in lighter coatings. That way, you know you’re wearing polish, but fewer others will notice at all. This should help you build up the confidence to try some crazier colors down the line.
Go down below for the review.
Essie Ballet Slippers gave me a bit of trouble during application, bringing its overall score somewhat lower that usual for most Essies.
My main issue was the “spottiness” of application. Each new coat would result in high points and low points, causing an uneven-looking finish.
The photos here depict this shade after three coats, and you can still see some uneven spots. I’m not sure if this was a result of the inherent qualities of sheers or this formula, but it was less-than-ideal.
The color of this shade is a very, very light shade of pink, which almost looks white. My guess is that the darker your complexion, the more white it will appear.