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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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Product Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
EssieGel Couture
 
4.3

(based on 379 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (207)
  • Goes on smoothly (188)
  • Dries quickly (175)
  • Long lasting (173)
  • Gentle (59)

Cons

  • Chips easily (41)
  • Does not work (20)
  • Strong odor (15)

Best Uses

  • Weekly (139)
  • Daily use (68)
  • Special occasions (63)
  • Everyday (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (97)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (155), Manicure/pedicure addict (86), Trendy style (51), Dramatic (11)

Reviewed by 379 customers

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5.0

yes

By gwennie

from Grand Junction CO

About Me Classic

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Weekly

    Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

    Love the spring color and the smooth look on my nails

     
    5.0

    Great polish

    By Crossingmama

    from Mineola NY

    About Me Classic

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

      I have used this polish in three different colors! Absolutely lasts and keeps my nails strong!

       
      4.0

      Good product!!

      By Mic

      from Alexandria Louisiana

      About Me Classic

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Weekly

        Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

        I have the shade "Lace Me Up", and the first time I tried using it was on bare nails. I found it was streaky and emphasized the ridges in my nails..
        BUT the second time I used it, I had a base coast on before I applied the gel color, and it went on smoothly and without streaks! I let it dry and then went in with the clear top coat. It could just be the color I have, but if you find it hard to work with then I recommend trying it out with a base coat on first!

         
        5.0

        Great nail polish!

        By Beatriz

        from San Jose CA

        About Me Dramatic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Trendy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Special Occasions

          Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

          Great nail polish! Been wearing it for over a week and no major chips... I did add another top coat on day 5 but it drys fast so I did not mind I have many colors and some colors go on better then others and also dry faster then others. Overall I think this line of nail polish is great and I will continue to use these nail polishes!

           
          5.0

          Recommend

          By Alexi

          from NJ

          About Me Classic

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

              Great nail polish!

               
              5.0

              Love

              By Kat

              from Tulsa

              About Me Classic

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dries Quickly
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Weekly

                Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

                Dries so fast! No worries about falling asleep and waking up to ruined nail varnish! Lasts a solid week which is great compared to a two, three day max wear of regular polish.

                 
                4.0

                Best nail polish since I left acrylics behind

                By Coloring in the Cold

                from Wisconsin

                About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

                  I LOVE nail polish and changing my nail colors, but I dislike what acrylics do to my nails. When I give up my acrylics to grow my nails back out, I always hate polishing my nails because the polish seems to chip by the end of the day. Essie Gel Couture has been AMAZING! The polish lasts at least 5 days (I usually tire of the color after that and change it, even if it isn't chipped), and comes in great colors!

                   
                  2.0

                  Only once

                  By Jopo

                  from Florida

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

                      I'd pass on purchasing this again, it goes on thin and takes a bit to dry

                       
                      5.0

                      Extends Your Manicure

                      By Krystal

                      from Long Island NY

                      About Me Classic

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Goes On Smoothly
                      • Long Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use
                        • Special Occasions
                        • Weekly

                        Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

                        So far has lasted me 5 days with minimal chipping. Very happy with this product.

                         
                        4.0

                        Worth the cost and time!! READ FULL REVIEW

                        By Laur

                        from Connecticut

                        About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Trendy

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Weekly

                          Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

                          as the title says, worth the time and cost! I have personally had alot of trouble lately with top coats, and polish in general. I have been wanting to invest in a brand with a gel polish line but did not know who to turn to. After reading reviews i decided to go with the essie brand. Even over OPI. And im glad i did! Now there are a few basic tips i recommend doing when using this product. Make sure you file your nails as well as the nail beds themselves. I have a triangle block i use to take down any ridges or any chips in the nail bed. Then i took the 'smooth nail' side and really made sure it was smooth and clean before i applied the color. i really believe that was a teriffic help im making sure this product worked correctly. I am about almost 7 days into wear with very little color loss but on the very tip of the nail and some near the cuticle as it would in a regular gel mani. Will be investing in more colors soon!

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