e.l.f. Essentials Nail Polish Teal Blue 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’ve reviewed a lot of elf products – from shadows to blushes to brushes – and honestly, I only have mediocre expectations whenever I try new stuff from them. I certainly did not think I would like elf nail polishes as much as I do. And I reallllly, realllly like them. On today’s nail stage is e.l.f. Essentials Nail Polish Teal Blue.

Look. At. That. Color. It’s gorgeous, baby! I’m so happy with it – it’s both vibrant and cool, and I’ve got mad googly eyes for it! But the color is not all that I love about. Come see what else!

e.l.f. Essentials Nail Polish Teal Blue Swatches & Pictures

*~* 2 Coats with Top Coat in Natural Light *~*

e.l.f. Essentials Nail Polish Teal Blue Swatches

e.l.f. Essentials Nail Polish Teal Blue Swatch

e.l.f. Nail Polish Teal Blue Swatches

e.l.f. Nail Polish Teal Blue Swatch

*~* 2 Coats with Top Coat in Flash *~*

e.l.f. Teal Blue Swatches

elf Teal Blue Swatch

elf Teal Blue Swatches

elf Teal Blue

elf Essentials Nail Polish Teal Blue


    Chip resistant
    Long lasting
    Quick drying
    High shine
    Glides on effortlessly

Key Notes

  • Name: e.l.f. Essentials Nail Polish Teal Blue
  • 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, Berry Pink, Royal Purple, Light Red, Medium Red, Mint Cream, Lilac, Desert Haze, Smoky Brown, Innocent, Burgundy, Chocolate, Plum, Dark Navy, Fuchsia, Fire Coral, Hot Pink, Punk Purple, Sunset, Mango Madness, Passion Pink, Purple Pleaser, Rosy Raisin, Red Velvet, Cranberry, Metal Madness, Party Purple, Golden Goddess, Twinkle, Glitter Glam, Purple Dream, Copper, Black, Dark Glitter Purple
  • Where to Buy: e.l.f. website

elf Teal Blue Nail Polish Review

Surrounding yourself with bright colors has a way of picking up your mood, doesn’t it? I was kind of down and wanted to give myself a pick-me-up. The elf Teal Blue nails polish totally did it for me.


I don’t know why it’s called Teal Blue though since it’s not very bluish at all. And even the swatches on the elf site are nowhere near blue! That’s OK for me though since I love greens. But it might throw your expectations off a bit. I would describe it as more teal green with a minty flavor. It totally gives off an 80’s retro vibe for me.


Gloss me up some! e.l.f. Teal Blue’s shines so darn brilliantly. Whenever I move my hand, my nails reflect off the light to catch the eye. It adds such a beautiful interest to the otherwise one-tone cream polish.

Application & Formula

How much is a buck worth? When it comes to elf Essentials Nail Polish in Teal Blue, apparently, it’s worth a lot. I didn’t think a $1 nail polish could give me such great results, but I was proven wrong. The polish goes on smoothly, with a silky consistency that evens itself out on the nail. It’s not clumpy, lumpy or goopy!

You will need 2 coats though, which is pretty standard for me so it’s not a complaint. With the first coat, I noticed there were sheer streaks on my nails. But 2nd coat covers that flaw easily and quickly.

And the dry time? Fast! Even on nails that I thought I applied too thick of a layer, the polish took only a little over 5 minutes to set. Plus, no bubbling at all. I got an even application every single time!


Well, elf claims that it is a long-lasting polish that is chip-resistant. It’s not bad, but it’s not awesome. Honestly, I expected much worse, but I enjoy about the same wearability from this cheapie e.l.f. Teal Blue nail polish as I do from more expensive brands. It lasts about 4 days before I see any wear and tear.

Value & Worth

It’s a dollar. Sometimes cheap products aren’t even worth that dollar. But elf Teal Blue nail lacquer totally does! It is a great color, offers an incredible finish, is super easy to apply, and lasts reasonably well. For. A. Dollar. Can’t beat that!

  • Good consistency
  • Easy to apply
  • Very affordable
  • High-shine finish
  • Infused with vitamin E
  • Free of DBP, formaldehyde, toluene

  • Name is misleading
  • Needs 2 coats

Final Verdict: 9.8/10

I’m not in a cream nail polish phase right now, but I still really love this color. It’s very look-at-me without being wacky or in-your-face. Love.

What do you think of this teal blue/green? What’s your favorite elf nail color? Leave a comment and let me know.


6 thoughts on “e.l.f. Essentials Nail Polish Teal Blue Review & Swatches

    1. Fiona Post author

      Ahhhhh! I’ve been checking the elf site, too, because I want to get more colors. Most of the ones I want are Out of Stock. :S:S:S I hope they restock soon. lolll

    1. Fiona Post author

      This one’s one of my favorite elf polishes. The other is Mint Green. It’s too bad that elf hasn’t restocked. They’ve been out of stock for forever!

  1. Frix

    I’ve been searching for ELF swatches all evening, and your blog is one of the few with decent images ! Thank you for the effort 🙂

    1. Mary

      Hey Frix!

      Nice – yeah, Fiona did an awesome job at photographing lots of elf products. 🙂

      I have some elf products that I should review and swatch soon!


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