The late Queen Elizabeth II only let one shade of nail polish touch her finger tips and it was by none other than Essie.
Aptly named 'Ballet Slippers', this hue was the Queen’s go-to colour from 1989 - when Her Majesty's hairdresser penned a letter to brand founder Essie Weingarten to request a bottle of the elegant, best-selling polish.
The pretty pink shade is still available to buy on Amazon, currently retailing for just £6.40.
Essie Ballet Slippers, £6.40, Amazon
Born in the 80s, the brand started out producing long-lasting, high-quality nail polishes with a fashion focus. Known by insiders as the nail-colour authority, Essie now has more than 1000 glossy shades to its name.
Ballet Slippers is a sheer polish but can be buildable - as seen above on two different skin tones
The muted colour worked perfectly for the Queen, who often chose to wear two-pieces and coats in notably punchy tones.
The Queen wasn't the only royal fan of the brand, either. When the Duchess of Cambridge married Prince William in 2011, manicurist Marina Sandoval blended Essie's ultra-wearable 'Allure' shade with Bourjois' So Laque Nail Enamel in 'Rose Lounge' (a pastel pink hue) to create a lovely, timeless colour.
The Duchess of Sussex is also thought to favour Essie's Ballet Slippers, just like the Queen.
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