Comparison – Essie Topless and Barefoot and OPI Steady As She Rose

OPI Steady As She Rose, Essie Topless and Barefoot
OPI Steady As She Rose, Essie Topless and Barefoot

I’m just posting a quick post tonight in response to a request for a comparison.  Someone was wondering how close Essie Topless and Barefoot and OPI Steady As She Rose are, and after I thought about it a bit, I was kind of wondering too!

Both of these colors are muted, soft versions of pastel colors, and both have a lot of pink in them.  But Essie’s Topless and Barefoot is mostly a peach, while OPI’s Steady As She Rose is mostly a very pale, pink-purple color.  Since both colors have a fair amount of grey they can give off a similar feeling on the nail, but they’re actually pretty different.

OPI Steady As She Rose, Essie Topless and Barefoot
OPI Steady As She Rose, Essie Topless and Barefoot

 

OPI Steady As She Rose, Essie Topless and Barefoot
OPI Steady As She Rose, Essie Topless and Barefoot

I have to say that if I could only have one, I would pick the Essie.  I like that it’s a timeless yet modern take on a nude, peachy color, and I could see myself wearing it for a long time.  The OPI feels more trendy, since there’s been so many grey and purple polishes over the last few years.  Both applied really well and take three coats, but I think I may prefer the Essie brush to the OPI.  Hope the comparison helped!

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2 thoughts on “Comparison – Essie Topless and Barefoot and OPI Steady As She Rose”

  1. Thank you so much for your quick comparison for me!
    I see many pictures about these two and they’re so similar, but through your picture I see they’re very different!!
    Your comparison deed help me a lot. 😀
    BTW I’ve bought Topless and Barefoot yesterday, but I feel it’s so hard to get dry!
    I take only 2 coats, I also use the OPI Drip Dry, it still cannot dry thoroughly!!
    I’m so troubled..

    1. You’re welcome! I’m glad the comparison helped. That’s too bad that you’re having problems with drying. I haven’t had drying problems with Topless & Barefoot–I usually use three thin coats, and then finish with a quick drying topcoat like China Glaze Fast Forward, which helps seal in the polish. I’ve never used drying drops, but maybe the OPI doesn’t combine well with the Essie formula?

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