e.l.f. Essentials Berry Pink Nail Polish Review & Swatches

** This post was written by Fiona. She no longer blogs for Swatch And Learn. However, Mary still continues to blog and will be happy to reply to your comment. **

I don’t own many pinks in my nail polish collection. It’s because purples and greens are like shiny things to me. Once I see them, I get distracted. Which is why I was surprised that e.l.f. Essentials Berry Pink Nail Polish caught my eye. I’m not used to wearing pinks on my nails, but I think I like it. I think. Sort of.

Is it just me, or does e.l.f. Berry Pink remind you of Barbie, too? Y’know, the color that the name is written in? Maybe that’s why I’m hesitating to like it. Barbie isn’t really my thing. I remember playing with the dolls, the clothing and shoes when I was younger. I even had a Barbie motorcycle. But when I grew up, I remember thinking she lives in such excess and discarded her.

e.l.f. Essentials Berry Pink Nail Polish Swatches & Pictures

*~* 3 Coats with Top Coat in Natural Light *~*

*~* 3 Coats with Top Coat in Flash *~*


    Chip resistant
    Long lasting
    Quick drying
    High shine
    Glides on effortlessly

Key Notes

  • Name: e.l.f. Essentials Berry Pink Nail Polish
  • Amount: 0.35oz. or 10 ml
  • What I Paid: $1 USD
  • Price Per Unit: $2.88/oz. or $0.1/ml
  • Other e.l.f. Essentials Nail Polish Collection Colors Available: Clear, White, Pearl, Nude, Pearl Pink, Blush, Champagne, Bubble Gum Pink, Fluorescent Pink, Coral, Mod Mauve, Burgundy, Royal Purple, Light Red, Sunset, Medium Red, Lilac, Desert Haze, Smoky Brown, Innocent, Mint Cream, Chocolate, Plum, Dark Navy, Fuchsia, Fire Coral, Hot Pink, Punk Purple, Party Purple, Mango Madness, Passion Pink, Purple Pleaser, Rosy Raisin, Red Velvet, Cranberry, Metal Madness, Teal Blue, Golden Goddess, Twinkle, Glitter Glam, Purple Dream, Copper, Black, Dark Glitter Purple
  • Where to Buy: e.l.f. website

elf Berry Pink Review


elf Berry Pink definitely isn’t afraid to be, well, pink. It’s a deep blush pink that’s rich and eye-catching. If I look closely, I can see a very subtle shimmery veil on top of the color. This adds to the depth of the shade, taking it from just a plain ol’ cream color to something a little more exciting. I would’ve liked this shimmer to be much more apparent though.


Don’t expect too much. This elf Essentials Berry Pink nail polish is at least a 3 coater. At least. I stopped at 3 coats, but I think a 4th coat would be beneficial in adding even more richness to the color.

Consistency & Application

Though I wouldn’t call it a dream to apply, e.l.f. Berry Pink went on easy enough. BP is definitely thinner in consistency than the other elf Cosmetics polishes I tried… which is why the 1st coat was slightly patchy. But the 2nd and 3rd coats evened out the color well.

As for the drying time, I’d wait about 8 minutes in between coats. It’s not bad. Pretty decent, I think.


It doesn’t dry incredibly glossy, so if you want that, do make sure to add a top coat. But it does have a shiny and smooth finish to it that you can get away without a TC.


Berry Pink by e.l.f. stands up to the test of time and wear pretty well. If you’re used to changing your polish every 4-5 days or so, you shouldn’t have too many complaints about it. It’ll last you about that long.

  • Affordable
  • Infused with vitamin E
  • Free of DBP, formaldehyde, toluene
  • Lasts fairly long

  • Needs at least 3 coats, maybe even 4
  • Thinner consistency than other elf nail polishes
  • Shimmer is too subtle

Final Verdict: 7.4/10

It’s a pretty color, but it’s kind of dull at the same time. I don’t know. I just can’t fully stand behind it. It doesn’t grab me enough.

What do you think of this shade? Do you like reds, blues, purples, greens or pinks more?


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