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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 37 reviews)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (30)
  • Goes on smoothly (27)
  • Long lasting (24)
  • Dries quickly (23)
  • Gentle (7)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Weekly (18)
  • Daily use (9)
  • Special occasions (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (23), Manicure/pedicure addict (11), Trendy style (8)

Reviewed by 37 customers

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4.0

Great color

By Pearl

from Chicago il

About Me Classic

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Essie Ballet Nudes Gel Couture:

      Color goes with everything. Lasted

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The perfect at-home gel alternative!

      By Natural Glow

      from Sandusky, OH

      About Me Classic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dries Quickly
      • Easy To Use
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Essie Ballet Nudes Gel Couture:

          I generally don't paint my fingernails very often because no matter what I use (or who does them) they chip within a day (sometimes within an hour of doing them). This product has completely changed all that. I applied this 5 days ago (two coats of color and the gel couture top coat) and it is still chip free. It goes on great. The brush is amazing! And all in all, it dries within 10 to 20 minutes or so. For sure worth trying. Just follow the directions and use the specified top coat.

           
          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 Incatnito

            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 Mama T.

                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

                  (2 of 2 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!

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