Classics: Bordeaux by essie

Hi Pretty Polishers! Today I’m sharing another “Classic” polish with you. It’s been a while since I added to my “Classics” series, so on today’s classics post, I’m featuring a timeless beauty by essie. I love sharing essie classic nail polish with you! I actually just recently purchased this polish when I learned it was 1 of the original essie colors still in production. This is Bordeaux.

Bordeaux by essie "Classic" polish |

Essie Weingarten has been crowned the “Queen of Polish” for almost 35 years since she first sold her polish to a salon in New York. She originally started going door to door in Vegas selling her polish to dancers, showgirls, and dealers until she got her big break in NY. Only 3 of her original polish colors are still sold today. They are Baby’s Breath, Blanc, and Bordeaux. These are true vintage classics.

Bordeaux by essie "Classic" polish |

Bordeaux is described as a deep red wine. It is a perfect color for Fall and Winter. It is also the perfect shade of red, not too dark and not too vibrant. The formula is fantastic. It is somewhat watery but glides on perfectly. This polish is somewhat of a tinted crelly. I did 2 thin coats here with top coat.

Bordeaux by essie "Classic" polish |

It looks way lighter under the sun and outdoors.

Bordeaux by essie "Classic" polish |

I can’t think of a better staple than essie’s Bordeaux for Fall. Pair this beauty with your flannel shirt, jeans, and boots! Every essie lover must own Bordeaux in their collection. 🙂 Oh! And by the way, Bordeaux is a beautiful district in the Southern part of France where a large number of wine is grown and produced. What a perfect name for this polish!

Bordeaux by essie "Classic" polish |

Essie Cosmetics is owned by L’Oréal. The brand has over 250 shades in the permanent collection, plus releases four seasonal color collections and two specialty collections every year. Essie is 3 FREE and sold in drug stores, salons, and beauty supply stores world wide. They retail for about $8.50 USD.


Do you own Bordeaux or any essie classic shades?

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  • This one is a stunner! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Yvette Batlle

    Gorgeous and really bright in the sun love it thx for sharing I don’t think I own but just purchased wicked which I really liked

    • This one is much lighter than Wicked, They are both gorgeous and such essie classics 🙂

  • Soo cool that this is one of the original 3 from Essie. I would have never known that so thank you for sharing 🙂 xoxo