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Essie First Base Base Coat

Essie

First Base Base Coat

0.5 oz Item 2091175

Helps bind nail polish to nail plate for a longer lasting manicure.
Apply to clean natural nails as a base coat
Ethyl Acetate, Alcohol Denat., Butyl Acetate, Heptane, Nitrocellulose, Tosylamide / Epoxy Resin, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Polyvinyl Butyral, Ethyl TosylamideBenzophenone-1, Dimethicone, CI 42090 / Blue 1, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake.

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EssieFirst Base Base Coat
 
4.4

(based on 63 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long lasting (37)
  • Easy to use (31)
  • Easy to apply (23)
  • Fast drying (20)
  • Dries quickly (13)

Cons

  • Chips easily (4)

Best Uses

  • Base coat (21)
  • Weekly (10)
  • Every week (7)
  • Any time (5)
  • Special occasions (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Manicure/pedicure addict (33), Classic style (22), Natural (8), Trendy style (8), DIY nail artist (4)

Reviewed by 63 customers

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5.0

Great base coat!

By Amy

from Boston, MA

About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Special Occasions
    • Weekly

    Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

    Definitely helped polish last. Even used it on my 6 year old. Polish NEVER lasts more than a day or two (even when professionally done) but with this it lasted almost a week!

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent product.

    By Dakota1

    from Resisterstown, MD

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weekly

      Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

      This is the 1st time I have tried an base coast made by Essie. Their claim that the the nail polish adheres better to this base coast is definitely true in my experience. I applied the First Base base coat, an Essie nail color, and another manufacturer's top coat...(10) days later the polish is still on, no chipping and very little of the 'wear" look that comes after even just 4 days of wear. I am not particularly delicate with my hands either - hands in dish soap, potting soil, cleaning chemicals, etc. Very impressed with this product.

       
      5.0

      Love

      By Jess

      from Mobile, AL

      About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Weekly

        Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

        I needed a good base coat to help nail polish last loner this one is great!! I love anything Essie

         
        3.0

        Typical base coat

        By dburdi02

        from WI

        About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dries Quickly
        • Easy To Use
        • Goes On Smoothly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Weekly

          Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

          This product did not seem to prolong the life of my at home manicure - in fact it seemed to peel of the nail polish a little quicker

           
          4.0

          I would buy this product again.

          By Chinda

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Classic

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Weekly

            Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

            It does what it should do.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This product is wonderful.

            By Princess

            from Cranston, R.I.

            About Me Classic, Dramatic, Professional Nail Technician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

                I love this base coat because my nails are damaged from ill health and I love that it has no harmful chemicals. My nails look so smooth with this product.

                 
                5.0

                I will not be without this product

                By fmga

                from Boston

                About Me Classic

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Apply
                • Fast Drying
                • Good Applicator Brush
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Base Coat

                  Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

                  I do not have great nails, keep them short and painted blush etc.......have been using this product for about a year, when I ran out, my nails were a mess!!!! I have a hard time finding this particular base coast in reail stores, so I purchased two, will not run out again.

                  • Age:
                  • 60+
                   
                  5.0

                  Great Base Coat

                  By Marlenereno

                  from Reno, NV

                  About Me Natural

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Apply
                  • Fast Drying
                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Any Time
                    • Base Coat

                    Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

                    This is the best base coat I've ever used. It dries quickly and really does make the polish last longer.

                    • Age:
                    • 60+
                     
                    5.0

                    A nice base

                    By thequeenofwanderlust

                    from Reno, NV

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Smooth

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

                        Adds a very nice smooth base.

                        • Age:
                        • 29

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        The Best Base Coat!

                        By love

                        from Virginia

                        About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Natural, Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Apply
                        • Fast Drying
                        • Gentle Formula
                        • Good Value
                        • Long Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Base Coat

                          Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

                          This is the best base coat by far! I have trouble with nail polish chipping on my natural nails all the time. I've found that applying the first base base coat after using a buffing block and before the color extends my polish wear by many days!

                          • Age:
                          • 30-44

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