Part of the current Cinderella LE, 01 The Glass Slipper is a glitter top coat by essence. In this pic I am wearing one coat of The Glass Slipper on top of OPI‘s Lost my Bikini in Molokini.
The Glass Slipper is a clear base with purple shimmer and silver hex glitter. The hex glitter comes in two sizes. Sometimes you can also catch the nail polish getting a sea foam green sheen, but I can’t tell if the base has a green tint or if it’s the glitter or the shimmer. It’s truly enigmatic, but mostly you’ll see the silver glitter.
The shimmer is strong and it changes the color of the polish underneath. In this case, I ended up a lot lighter than the original OPI color. A white base would end up more purple, I guess. The finish is glossy enough that I didn’t feel the need to put a clear top coat over it. It is easy to get the glitter out, you don’t have to fish for it. Instead, sometimes I got way too much on the brush. Application was very easy, no need to drag or pat the pieces on.
My brush was defective though, first I had to cut off a piece of the brush that was twice as long as the rest and would drag glitter everywhere. And there is still a loop in my brush, but I left it. I mean, okay, it’s a 2 € nail polish, but it can’t be too hard to cut a brush straight across?
Dry time was seemingly fast. I mean it was quickly dry to the touch, but several hours later I pushed the polish off in parts on accident.
In conclusion, my verdict is so-so. It’s nice, but I wouldn’t buy it again. Of course at the price point of essence, you can’t do much wrong.