Essie Head Mistress Nail Polish Review

Essie Head Mistress Nail Polish Review

Hello beauties,

Hope you all had an awesome Mother’s Day!

Today, I am here to review a gorgeous red nail color from Essie – Head Mistress.

Essie Head Mistress Nail Polish

Product Details:

Essie is the ultimate color authority offering a line of superior nail polishes. The fashion-forward shades with an exclusive award winning formula are always classic, chic and elegant. essie polish provides flawless coverage along with outstanding durability, a chip-resistant formula and whimsical names in the most up-to-the-minute colors. All Essie nail polishes are DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde free.  One, two, three – all eyes on me. This bold, in charge and direct red out-classes the competition and makes everyone hot for teacher.  DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde free.

Essie Head Mistress Nail Polish


Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Propyl Acetate, Tosylamide/Formaldehyde Resin, Isopropyl Alcohol, TrimethylPentanylDiisobutyrate, Triphenyl Phosphate, Ethyl Tosylamide, Camphor, StearalkoniumBentonite, Diacetone Alcohol, StearalkoniumHectorite, Benzophenone-1, Alumina, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Citric Acid, Tin Oxide, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate,Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Dimethicone. (D44247/2). May contain: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 77491, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 15850 / Red 6 Lake, CI 15880 / Red 34, CI 77266 / Black 2, CI 73360 / Red 30 Lake, CI 75170 / Guanine, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake.


Head Mistress


13.5 ml.



My Take on Essie Head Mistress Nail Polish:

Yesterday, DH and I had an outdoor photo shoot and I wanted a bright red manicure and got hold of this gorgeous color in my collection. Who doesn’t love bright reds during a special occasion? Red color instantly brightens up and gives a very classy look. It not only adds as a nice pop of color but goes well with any outfit.

Essie Head Mistress Nail Polish

Talking about this particular shade by Essie, it is described as a bold, in charge and direct red. As described, it is a true red color with a cream finish and absolutely no shimmer. Though it is not a very unique shade as it can be easily dupable and available in many other less expensive brands like Sinful Colors, Sally Hansen and Wet n Wild.  I don’t have much complaint about the color as no girl who loves reds can have enough of these classic shades in their collection.

Essie Head Mistress Nail Polish

The shade gives an opaque color in just a single swipe and gives a nice even finish in two coats. It coats the color without any streaks and gives a true color as shown on the package. It dries quite fast and doesn’t feather or become messy immediately after drying even with multiple coats. It stays on for good 6-7 days without a top and base coat without major chipping on the nails. It gives a salon-like manicure immediately after applying, but the shine on the nails gets duller in couple of days due to the use of moisturizer, water and household work! This color looks beautiful on any skin color and a very classy color to dress up any outfit.

Essie Head Mistress Nail Polish

P.S. I have used two coats in the pictures.

Essie Head Mistress Nail Polish

Pros of Essie Head Mistress Nail Polish:

  • A true classy red suitable for any occasion, any season!
  • It gives a creamy finish with no shimmer and there is no need for a top and base coat.
  • Gives a salon effect to the nails.
  • Dries very fast.
  • Lasts for a good 6-7 days.
  • Gives an opaque and true color in just 2 coats.
  • A beautiful color perfect for any occasion.
  • DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde free.

Cons of Essie Head Mistress Nail Polish:

  • Not a unique color and can easily be dupable.
  • Color seems to lose shine and appear dull on the nails in a couple of days.
  • Availability.

Overall, I am totally in love with the color and will definitely try out more colors from this brand.

Essie Smooth Trick Deep-Conditioning Cuticle Oil
Essie Aperitif Nail Lacquer
Essie Aperitif Nail Lacquer
Essie Shine of the Times Nail Polish
Essie Mirror Metallics – Penny Talk Nail Polish
Essie Navigate Her Nail Polish
Sinful Colors Professional Nail Polish – Gorgeous 293
Sinful Colors Professional Nail Polish – Soul Mate
Colorbar Take Me as I am Lipcolor – Sinful Orange, Sensuous Red
Sinful Colors Vacation Time Nail Polish Review,NOTD
Vasocare Lip Moisturizer Sinful Chocolate
Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Growth Shampoo
OPI Ink Nail Polish
Colorbar Nailpolish Remover
Colorbar Crackle Nail Lacquer Photos
Chanel Diwali Nail Polish Review, NOTD
4 Nail Polish Colors and their Dupes


15 thoughts on “Essie Head Mistress Nail Polish Review

  1. Wow Bhargavi…. Thats indeed a lovely red… And no one can have enough of reds , can we… One, two , three, all eyes on me… Impressive tag line *clap* *clap*

  2. nice review!!!! As you said we can get this color in any brand for less but it is looking good on you!!
    whats DH? and photoshoot for? 🙂

      1. nobody rescued 🙁
        Bhargavi, nail paint is looking cool on you!! prominent red but this is dupable as you said. Would like to indulge in something cheaper…
        what is DH? photoshoot for?

  3. wooow photoshoot… wanna see the piccys soon *happy dance* *happy dance* i seriously loved the colour yaa *happydance* *happydance* extremely bright and pretty *happydance* *happydance* *happydance* feel like painting my nails red now *hihi* *hihi*

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *