I didn't love it, although I'm 99.9% sure it's a skin tone thing. For one, she's fairly complected. --So am I, compared to the rest of my family, but I'm also quite yellow with a little bit of olive tones. As a result, colors like Master Plan are tricky for me to pull off, no matter how much I love them.
Three coats with Essie Good to Go.
As you can see, Master Plan is a lovely greige-y, putty-like shade. Usually, this gets compared to Deborah Lippmann Waking Up in Vegas, but Master Plan leans a pinch warmer. (I can do a comparison post if you're interested. Anyone? Bueller?) The formula on this polish is absolute perfection, and I actually preferred it over the Lippmann (*gasp*). No wonder this is one of your favorites, Anna! It's gorgeous. I don't think I'll be keeping this polish because I only need ONE Essie greige, and it's Chinchilly (Chinchilly is darker and contains more green, which works better with the olive tones in my coloring).
Master Plan is an Essie retail exclusive that you can find at WalMart, Target, and usually at drugstores like CVS, RiteAid and Walgreens. I can't remember where my bottle came from, but I'm willing to bet I bought it last year at Target while I was on a "BUY ALL THE THINGS!" bender.
What do you think of Master Plan? What about Essie retail exclusives? Also, does it not suck when your friends' favorite shades look a bit off on you? For the record, Anna, I'm pretty sure you would blanch if you saw my newest favorite Essie nude. It's so icky, it's awesome. (That's what she said.)
Speaking of "master plans" and planners ...
Me too, Hannibal. Me too. Now I'm really going to need someone from Job Fail No. 1 to throw a Halloween party because BF /needs/ to be this guy for Halloween. (I didn't even know I wanted this until BF mentioned recently that he almost went to an '80s costume party as Hannibal Smith back in the day.) George Peppard never did a thing for me tbh, but Liam Neeson in the ten minutes I saw of "The A-Team" remake? HELLO, SIR.