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Essie First Base Base Coat

Essie

First Base Base Coat

Item #: 2091175 Size: 0.5 oz

Helps bind nail polish to nail plate for a longer lasting manicure.
Apply to clean natural nails as a base coat
Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Toluene, Nitrocellulose, Tosylamide/Formaldehyde Resin, Dibutyl Phthalate, Polyvinyl Butyral, Isopropyl Alcohol, Benzophenone 1, D&C Yellow 11, FD&C Blue 1

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EssieFirst Base Base Coat
 
4.4

(based on 57 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long lasting (33)
  • Easy to use (25)
  • Easy to apply (23)
  • Fast drying (20)
  • Good applicator brush (11)

Cons

  • Chips easily (4)

Best Uses

  • Base coat (21)
  • Every week (7)
  • Any time (5)
  • Weekly (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Manicure/pedicure addict (30), Classic style (18), Natural (8), Trendy style (8), DIY nail artist (4)

Reviewed by 57 customers

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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
           
          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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            love it

            By asienka

            from chicago Il

            About Me Classic, DIY Nail Artist, Dramatic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Natural, Professional, Trendy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Any Time
              • Base Coat
              • Nail Art/Design

              Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

              Love everything about it

              • Age:
              • 33

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good product

              By Sher

              from Baltimore, MD

              About Me Classic

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Apply
              • Fast Drying

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Base Coat

                Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

                I like the matt finish. Most combination base and top coats are high gloss. The matt finish makes more sense. The polish adheres to the matt finish better than it does to a gloss. It does help the polish last longer which is always a plus!

                • Age:
                • 45-59

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                PERFECTION

                By BoundlesslyMe

                from New Jersey

                About Me Classic, DIY Nail Artist, Dramatic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Natural, Trendy

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Any Time
                  • Base Coat
                  • Nail Art/Design

                  Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

                  I will NEVER try another base coat. Let me explain why. Before this product, I would spend time doing my own nails. But after maybe 2 days, my nails used to start chipping :( BUT, when I use this, my mani can last for more than a week, more like 2 weeks. I removed my nail polish because 1) my nails were getting longer, and 2) because I did my sister's nails and used acetone, which in turn removed some polish and it just did not look cute. WOW.

                  • Age:
                  • 18-29

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great brand

                  By lisad

                  from quincy, MA

                  About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Apply
                  • Fast Drying

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Base Coat

                    Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

                    Essie is my go to for years this base coat is great and protects my nails from getting yellow with dark polishes. Try it you'll be glad you did.

                    • Age:
                    • 30-44

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good Base Coat

                    By Mich

                    from Cincinnati, OH

                    About Me Classic, Professional, Trendy

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Base Coat

                      Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

                      This base coat dries very quickly and goes on in a nice thin layer. I use one layer of this base coat, 2 layers of whatever color I'm using, and 2 layers of OPI top coat. My nail color almost always stays looking freshly painted for at least seven days. I like it because I only have to paint my nails once a week since this base coat helps the color stay on so long without chipping.

                      • Age:
                      • 18-29
                       
                      5.0

                      Great Base Coat

                      By Karen

                      from Denver

                      About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Apply
                      • Fast Drying
                      • Long Lasting

                      Cons

                      • Strong Smell

                      Best Uses

                      • Base Coat

                      Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

                      Quick, easy to use base coat, minimizes chipping

                      • Age:
                      • 45-59

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