The 40 Most Iconic Essie Nail Polish Shade of All Time, According to Editors

June 17, 2021
Sarah Ferguson
By: Sarah Ferguson | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
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As of this month, Essie has officially been keeping our fingers and toes well-manicured for 40 years. Founder Essie Weingarten launched her first 12 shades in 1981 and the brand has been churning out high-quality, affordable polishes with the most clever names in the biz ever since. To celebrate the milestone, we asked editors to share their favorite Essie shades of all time. Click through to see if yours made the cut (you already know that iconic shades like Ballet Slippers, Mint Candy Apple and Wicked are on the list!) and to discover new go-to's for your next mani-pedi appointment.


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