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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
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 59 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long lasting (34)
  • Easy to use (27)
  • Easy to apply (23)
  • Fast drying (20)
  • Good applicator brush (11)

Cons

  • Chips easily (4)

Best Uses

  • Base coat (21)
  • Every week (7)
  • Weekly (6)
  • Any time (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Manicure/pedicure addict (30), Classic style (20), Natural (8), Trendy style (8), DIY nail artist (4)

Reviewed by 59 customers

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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.

    (1 of 1 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

                  (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

                      (3 of 3 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

                        (2 of 2 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

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