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Essie Gel Couture

Essie

Gel Couture

Sheer Fantasy 10 (sheer graceful pink)

Item #: 2305872 Size: 0.46 oz

Essie 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


Four families linked to key moments in couture:

  • The Atelier: embodied by the neutrals (whims & pins)
  • The Backstage: embodied by the pastels (preview peek)
  • The Runway: embodied by the brights (runway reveal)
  • The After Party: embodied by the deeps (after the after party)


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.
Opaque shades: 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, Alumina, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, 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 15880 / Red 34 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 15850 / Red 6 Lake, CI 77266 / Black 2, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 77400 / Bronze Powder, CI 77400 / Copper Powder, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 19140 / Yellow 5, CI 60725 / Violet 2.

Sheer shades (Haute To Trot, Fairy Tailor, Sheer Fantasy): Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Phthalic Anhydride / Glycerin / Glycidyl Decanoate Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Ethyl Tosylamide, Tosylamide / Epoxy Resin, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Octocrylene, Tributyl Citrate, Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Propyl Acetate, Dimethicone, Adipic Acid / Neopentyl Glycol / Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Hydrogenated Acetophenone / Oxymethylene Copolymer, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Citric Acid, Alumina, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Oxidized Polyethylene, Benzophenone-1, Colophonium / Rosin, Polyurethane-11, Tin Oxide, Acetone, CI 77002 / Aluminum Hydroxide, Aluminum Hydroxide. May Contain: CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 15850 / Red 6 Lake, CI 15880 / Red 34 Lake, Mica, CI 77400 / Bronze Powder, CI 77400 / Copper Powder, CI 77491, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77120 / Barium Sulfate, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 77266 / Black 2, CI 19140 / Yellow 5, CI 60725 / Violet 2.

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EssieGel Couture
 
4.2

(based on 474 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (278)
  • Goes on smoothly (262)
  • Long lasting (238)
  • Dries quickly (234)
  • Gentle (93)

Cons

  • Chips easily (60)
  • Does not work (30)
  • Strong odor (21)
  • Hard to remove (4)
  • Messy (4)

Best Uses

  • Weekly (194)
  • Daily use (97)
  • Special occasions (82)
  • Everyday (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (97)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (230), Manicure/pedicure addict (107), Trendy style (62), Dramatic (15)

Reviewed by 474 customers

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5.0

Best At Home Gel on the Market

By Jenny

from Macungie

About Me Classic

Pros

  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

      I love this nail polish. I've tried every at-home light-free gel polish there is (because my nails must always be painted, and going to the salon has gotten too expensive) and this is the best by far. Take your time, apply two base before the top, and let each layer dry completely.

       
      3.0

      Not gel and the color was off

      By I heart puppies

      from Pennsylvania

      About Me Classic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Goes On Smoothly

      Cons

      • Chips Easily
      • Does Not Work

      Best Uses

        Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

        I knew when I bought it that these kinds of "gel" formulas weren't really gel nail polishes, so that wasn't really surprising. I was surprised however at how quickly it chipped. My $2 Sally Hansen Hard as Nails lasts much longer for a fraction of the price of this. The real reason I bought this was the color. It "matched" my bridesmaids dresses. In reality, once on, it was much darker than the bottle made it seem. Not impressed.

         
        5.0

        Love, love, love!!!

        By Bonnie

        from Texas

        About Me Classic

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Weekly

          Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

          I absolutely love these polishes; they are easy to apply and glide on smoothly. The brush provides for a precise application that is fool proof. I will definitely continue to buy more shades.

           
          5.0

          Love Essie products!

          By Gojo

          from Midwest

          About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Weekly

            Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

            I use other brands as well, but loving Essie right now.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I will buy this over and over

            By Margie

            from Kankakee Il

            About Me Classic

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

              Been polishing my nails for 53 years & this is by far the best I have ever used.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I love it!

              By Obsessed with manicures

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Special Occasions
                • Weekly

                Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

                I had been using the Red Carpet Manicure gel kit for a while and loved everything about it (longevity, strength, ease of use), except for when it came time to remove. It was so harsh on my nails and too time consuming having to soak and scrape to get the paint off. Essie Gel Couture is the PERFECT alternative! Beautiful, shiny color, and application is quick and easy with the new brush shape. Best of all it lasts almost as long as Red Carpet Manicure but when it comes time to remove, just swipe a cotton ball soaked in nail polish remover and it comes right off! So easy!

                I am very hard on my hands and can get a full week before it starts to chip. I am in love and can't wait to grow my collection! There are so many pretty colors I can't wait to get my hands on.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Essie Gel Couture

                By EMB

                from Michigan

                About Me Classic

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Weekly

                  Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

                  I love this polish. Very easy to apply yourself with the brush design.. One coat will last two weeks. No chipping and colors are exactly as displayed. My new found favorite polish.

                   
                  5.0

                  Purchase

                  By Kin

                  from Homer Glen

                  About Me Classic, Dramatic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Trendy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Weekly

                    Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

                    None

                     
                    3.0

                    No better or worse than any other product

                    By RunnerAnna

                    from Lubbock, TX

                    About Me Classic

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Dries Quickly
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Goes On Smoothly

                    Cons

                    • Chips Easily

                    Best Uses

                    • Weekly

                    Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

                    I like the color choices, and this product goes on well. Two coats covers nicely, and the topcoat gives a nice finish. If I find another color I like I would buy this product again, but it doesn't last any longer than regular drug store nail polish. It's a nice product, but it is nothing special.

                     
                    5.0

                    Beautiful colors and wears so well

                    By Carrie

                    from Goodyear, AZ

                    About Me Classic

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Gentle
                    • Goes On Smoothly
                    • Long Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

                      I find this nail polish much better than OPI. Easy to apply. The top coat is very shiny and keeps the polish fresh for a week or so, not the few days that even the gel OPI lasts. The only negative is that there are not many colors to choose from.

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