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Essie Ballet Nudes Gel Couture

Essie

Ballet Nudes Gel Couture

Closing Night (soft shimmer gray)

Item #: 2502183 Size: 0.46 oz

Essie Ballet Nudes Gel Couture provides up to 14 days of color and shine in unique, couture-inspired shades. No lamp required. Easy removal.

Step 1: Luxurious Couture Color:
  • Pure color pigment technology
  • Rich, streak-free color
  • No basecoat required
  • Patented swirl stem brush (exclusively in Gel Couture Step 1)

Step 2: Flawless Gel-Like Top Coat:
  • Protects color and magnifies shine
  • Ultra-glossy finish
  • Shatter-proof, hard shell technology extends wear and prevents chipping
  • Quick-drying

Benefits:
  • Professional, salon manicure look
  • Gel-like finish
  • High-quality
  • Provides a protective coating to nails
  • Top coat consistency
  • Less color transfer
  • Faster dry-time
  • Less scuffing

Step 1: Choose from any of the Essie Gel Couture shades with pure color pigments that lay down rich, streak-free color for a perfectly tailored fit. Repeat with second coat.

Step 2: Finish with Essie cutting edge, high gloss top coat. This quick drying top coat helps protect color and magnifies shine for an ultra-glossy look without the lamp.
Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Propyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Tosylamide/Epoxy Resin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Ethyl Tosylamide, Acrylates Copolymer, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Tributyl Citrate, Octocrylene, Adipic Acid / Neopentyl Glycol / Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Hydrogenated Acetophenone / Oxymethylene Copolymer, Dimethicone, Benzophenone-1, Oxidized Polyethylene, Citric Acid, Silica, Colophonium / Rosin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Alumina, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Hydroxide, Polyurethane-11, CI 77002 / Aluminum Hydroxide, Acetone. May Contain: CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Mica, CI 77491, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77120 / Barium Sulfate, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 15880 / Red 34 Lake, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 15850 / Red 6 Lake, CI 77266 [Nano] / Black 2, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 77820 / Silver, CI 77400 / Bronze Powder, CI 77400 / Copper Powder, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 19140 / Yellow 5, CI 60725 / Violet 2.

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EssieBallet Nudes Gel Couture
 
3.9

(based on 25 reviews)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (18)
  • Goes on smoothly (18)
  • Long lasting (15)
  • Dries quickly (14)
  • Gentle (3)

Cons

  • Does not work (4)
  • Chips easily (3)

Best Uses

  • Weekly (13)
  • Daily use (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (15), Manicure/pedicure addict (8), Trendy style (5)

Reviewed by 25 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This product wrks

By Madds2

from St. Louis

About Me Classic

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Weekly

    Comments about Essie Ballet Nudes Gel Couture:

    Bought this not sure if it would live up to the promise of lasting 14 days. May not last 14 (I'm pretty rough with my hands) but does last a good 10. People have complimented me on my nails, colors are pretty, easy to remove. I'm starting to build-up a nice collection. This is a great product!

     
    5.0

    love, love, LOVE

    By OtriviaLaLivia

    from Lincoln, NE

    About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dries Quickly
    • Easy To Use
    • Goes On Smoothly

    Cons

    • Gel hybrid polishes tend to be drying
    • I don't use hybrid polishes 2 mani's in a row
    • Strong Odor

    Best Uses

    • Weekly

    Comments about Essie Ballet Nudes Gel Couture:

    Love this color. Soft, medium gray with a light blue shimmer perfect for fall, winter and early spring. As with most of Essie's gel couture selections, the formula is smooth and easy to use. These polishes always seem to have a thin consistency but this color required only 2 coats for full coverage. My nails are pealing now & nothing really lasts so I'm not sure about longevity. As with all gel hybrid polishes the odor is strong and can be overwhelming, but the Essie brush used for the gel coutures is amazing! Using it makes manicures so easy. One polish blogger referred to the brush as "Yessie" and I agree. I have small nail beds and even though the brush is wide I find it easy to use. How did no one think of curved brush bristles before this!!?

     
    4.0

    Beautiful Color/Long Wear

    By Eliza

    from Lancaster, SC

    About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dries Quickly
    • Easy To Use
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weekly touch ups

      Comments about Essie Ballet Nudes Gel Couture:

      I do like manicured nails. This polish is great, I love the color as it goes nicely with my skin color. The top coat for this polish really makes it last.

       
      5.0

      A longer lasting manicure

      By Susie Sunshine

      from PA/FL

      About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dries Quickly
      • Easy To Use
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Weekly

        Comments about Essie Ballet Nudes Gel Couture:

        This Essie gel polish comes in classic colors and is long lasting. I can easily get a week from a manicure and maybe even longer if I can avoid spending too much time in the kitchen.

         
        5.0

        Perfect Posture is Beautiful!

        By AnnL

        from Pasadena, CA

        About Me Classic, Trendy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dries Quickly
        • Easy To Use
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Essie Ballet Nudes Gel Couture:

            I love the entire line of Essie's Gel Couture polishes. Perfect Posture is a light blue-white color which is opaque in 2 coats and levels itself out very easily. With the Gel Couture Top Coat, the polish stays on with almost no chipping. After 7 days, there is just very minimal tip wear. What I found great is that if you trim your nails with polish on (even though this is not recommended), the polish remaining doesn't just chip off. It stays on really well under normal circumstances.

             
            5.0

            Best nail polish I have ever used!

            By JellyBean

            from Dyersburg Tennessee

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Dries Quickly
            • Easy To Use
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Essie Ballet Nudes Gel Couture:

                Since I found these Essie Gel polishes I don't want to use anything else. Make sure your nails are clean from lotion etc...then apply your polish. It goes on super easy and dries quickly. The polish last easily a week without chipping, on me. I have my hand in water a whole lot due to my job and this polish lasts and is so shinny! I have several colors and will be purchasing more.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Gel Nail Polish Review

                By Donna

                from Dallas, TX

                About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Regular person

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Don't know -- the bottle was broken on arrival.
                  • Strong Odor

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Don't know -- bottle was broken.

                  Comments about Essie Ballet Nudes Gel Couture:

                  Would have been great, I'm sure, if it had arrived in good condition. The bottle was broken and I went to TWO -- TWO -- locations in Dallas and neither could replace it (Montfort & Preston and Mockingbird Station). Bad customer service and customer relations, especially at the Montford & Preston location. Pain to go to a couple of locations at the recommendation of your online HELP section.

                   
                  5.0

                  Love Essie Gel Couture!

                  By Pami

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Classic, Trendy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dries Quickly
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Weekly

                    Comments about Essie Ballet Nudes Gel Couture:

                    I have found that Essie Gel Couture does exactly what it says it will. I no longer feel the need for salon Gel Manicures. I can go a week for sure with no chips and really only minor chipping in week 2. The key is to make sure you cover the tips in top coat. Also this color is beautiful and goes on smoothly with 2 coats.

                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Not worth the extra cost

                    By Linds

                    from Lehi, Ut

                    About Me Classic

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Goes On Smoothly

                    Cons

                    • Takes forever to dry
                    • Thick

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Essie Ballet Nudes Gel Couture:

                      The color is beautiful, but it's sheer so it takes multiple coats to cover the entire nail. The formula is thicker than other Essie polish which helped it not chip quite as easily but it takes forever to dry. It began to peel a day or two after application. It's nice but not worth the extra cost. I'll stick to regular Essie polish from now on. Photo below is on day 5.

                       
                      4.0

                      Really liked it!

                      By Parker

                      from San Jose

                      About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Goes On Smoothly
                      • Long Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use
                        • Special Occasions
                        • Weekly

                        Comments about Essie Ballet Nudes Gel Couture:

                        I got the grey color from the new line. It's very pretty. Nice soft grey but, with a silver bluish flash to it. Very unique. I got many positive comments on it.
                        It's a bit streaky so you will need two coats for sure if you have a light hand.

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