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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
 
4.0

(based on 35 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (28)
  • Goes on smoothly (26)
  • Long lasting (22)
  • Dries quickly (21)
  • Gentle (7)

Cons

  • Chips easily (6)
  • Does not work (4)

Best Uses

  • Weekly (18)
  • Daily use (9)
  • Special occasions (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (21), Manicure/pedicure addict (11), Trendy style (8)

Reviewed by 35 customers

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1.0

disappointed

By Margi

from Philadelphia PA

About Me Classic

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Chips Easily

Best Uses

    Comments about Essie Ballet Nudes Gel Couture:

    This is second time I have tried the essie gel. I was told to give it a second chance! It chipped badly. It didn't go on and cover well. I used another similar nail gel product which worked well and lasted for 10 days. This lasted 3 days...and it's not terribly cheap. Not going to try any longer.

     
    3.0

    Product doesn't last as long as 4 days

    By Kitti

    from Corpus Christi tx

    About Me Classic

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dries Quickly
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Chips Easily

    Best Uses

    • Weekly

    Comments about Essie Ballet Nudes Gel Couture:

    I use it to keep my flimsy nails from breaking

     
    3.0

    Not bad

    By Lovely Les

    from Detroit, MI

    About Me Trendy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dries Quickly
    • Easy To Use
    • Goes On Smoothly

    Cons

    • Chips Easily

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Essie Ballet Nudes Gel Couture:

    I was looking for a brownish nude, something a bit funkier and not too precious. This color is great and the brush is awesome for easy application. I have to give 3 stars though bc I had a chip just a few hours after applying. Boo! I added another coat and hopefully all my digits will hold up from here on out.

     
    5.0

    I love this polish and color

    By Leslie

    from Oakland Township, MI

    About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weekly

      Comments about Essie Ballet Nudes Gel Couture:

      I have about 20 Essie gel couture polishes and love them all!! So easy and durable. I change my color once a week just because I like to but many of the colors will last longer especially the lighter ones. I do get a few chips earlier on the darker colors but no biggie.

       
      4.0

      LOVE

      By KATE

      from NYC

      About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Trendy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Weekly

        Comments about Essie Ballet Nudes Gel Couture:

        love the shape of the brush- I find that it is easier to apply and the color is nice and opaque

         
        5.0

        My favorite gel polish EVER

        By Mother Teresa

        from Michigan

        About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dries Quickly
        • Easy To Use
        • Gentle
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Long Lasting
        • Looks and wears like a salon gel manicure

        Cons

        • Need more color variety

        Best Uses

        • Weekly

        Comments about Essie Ballet Nudes Gel Couture:

        This gel polish is the absolute best gel polish on the market, bar none. The colors are true, and the manicure actually looks like a professional job. It has the raised look of a gel polish requiring a light, without the damaging harsh removal. I would use this polish exclusively if the color selection were wider and more varied. It's the best!!!

         
        5.0

        Fabulous!! My nails actually grew and were hard not brittle

        By boop

        from Pittsburgh PA

        About Me Trendy

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Weekly

          Comments about Essie Ballet Nudes Gel Couture:

          Apply 2 coats and the top coat - stayed on for 2 weeks

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          BEST "GEL" POLISH HANDS DOWN!

          By Kate

          from New York

          About Me Classic, Dramatic

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Essie Ballet Nudes Gel Couture:

            I first tried the Essie Gel Couture polish before a long vacation on my hands and toes b/c traditional gels take forever to have applied and cause my nails to peel. It took a bit to get used to applying as the formula goes on "thinner" and dries faster than traditional Essie polish. I discovered the trick is to use a "thick" application on the brush, in which case only 2 coats are needed. It dries quicker than regular polish and hardens nicely. I LOVE the wider brush, wish all Essie had it. Though the directions are to apply to naked nails I use Essie Millionails as a base coat and it still lasts well over a week with no chipping, and only started to come off after I started scuba diving, which happens with ANY polish. Hours spent in salt water is murder on polish of any kind, including true gels.
            I even use the Gel Couture top coat on my regular Essie polish with great results!
            I've since purchased 3 more Gel colors and when not swimming in the ocean it lasts a full week & 1/2 which at that point my nails have grown out and I change it regardless of it its started to chip, though it generally doesn't. It comes off just as easily as any other polish and even with dark red or purple shades does NOT stain my nail bed, though that could be b/c I use Millionails as a base coat.
            I just wish there were more colors offered in Gel Couture, that's my only complaint!

             
            5.0

            I would buy again

            By Amy

            from Indiana

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Special Occasions

              Comments about Essie Ballet Nudes Gel Couture:

              I use this daily, and it stays on.

               
              5.0

              AMAZING!!!!

              By Tracey

              from Virginia

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Essie Ballet Nudes Gel Couture:

                  I love this product! I have tried many "at home" gel polishes and HANDS DOWN this is the longest lasting one! It doesn't chip easily. Starts to look dull after about 7 days and for a natural nail polish that's great! It lasts long but with SO MANY great colors I change it usually around day 7!

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