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Essie Protein Base Coat

Essie

Protein Base Coat

Item #: 2091176 Size: 0.5 oz

Helps strengthen and protect the nail while leaving a smooth finish. Wheat Protein enriches healthy nails for strength and elasticity. Protein Base Coat extends the duration of a manicure.
Apply to clean natural nails as a base coat
Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Propyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Tosyalmide, Formaldehyde Resin, Dibutyl Phthalate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Polyester Resin, Hydrated Silica, Camphor, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Benzophenone 1, Titanium Dioxide, Hydrolyzed Collagen

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EssieProtein Base Coat
 
4.4

(based on 67 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (43)
  • Fast drying (38)
  • Long lasting (37)
  • Good applicator brush (30)
  • Good value (22)

Cons

  • Chips easily (3)
  • Strong smell (3)

Best Uses

  • Base coat (39)
  • Any time (26)
  • Weekly (9)
  • Professional settings (5)
  • Special occasions (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (38), Natural (21), Manicure/pedicure addict (19), Trendy style (13), Professional (7)

Reviewed by 67 customers

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5.0

Base coat perfection

By Karlyann

from New Hampshire

About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Goes On Smoothly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Weekly

    Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

    This is the solution for anyone who has brittle nails prone to peeling. It looks beautiful worn with bare nails or as a base coat.

     
    5.0

    Essentially Protein nail polish..do not discontinue!!!

    By Rissa

    from Cherry HI'll nj

    About Me Classic

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weekly

      Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

      Use this under clear coat, and looks like French manicure. Bought athe Cherry hill Garden state Pavillion location. SellS out fast and was told they were going to discontinue the product. Sure hope not!!

       
      5.0

      Might have replaced my old favorite

      By Meg

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Classic, Trendy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

          I have been using OPI's base coat for years, but when I went in to buy a replacement, Ulta was sold out. I thought I'd try Essie since I love some of their polishes. I've had it on my nails for a week now and there are very few chips. I may have a new favorite!

           
          5.0

          BEST basecoat for natural nails!!

          By True

          from Morehead, KY

          About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dries Quickly
          • Easy To Use
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • helps your natural nails to grow out stronger
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • whenever you paint your nails! Usually 1x a week

            Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

            I have used this for years and I absolutely love it!! My nails stay long and healthy! My polish colors last longer.

             
            5.0

            Effective

            By Beautyhobby

            from Milwaukee, wi

            About Me Classic

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Weekly

              Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

              I was worried that it would appear too milky but dries pretty clear while also making the nail cleaner looking. Doesn't peel at base but I usually only wear one coat a time.

               
              5.0

              i would buy again

              By carrie u

              from new york

              About Me Natural

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Any Time

                Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

                this base coat is so good for my nails that split and break the basecoat keeps it strong and you can wear it alone, because it has a natural white tint. love Essie nail products.

                • Age:
                • 45-59
                 
                5.0

                Love it!

                By Bex

                from Flint, Mi

                About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Applicator Brush
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Base Coat

                  Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

                  Great base coat!

                  • Age:
                  • 18-29

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  slight white finish

                  By colleenmarlis

                  from Casper, Wy

                  About Me Classic, Natural

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Any Time
                    • Base Coat

                    Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

                    I've used other nail proteins that paint on clear. This one has a white appearance that is benign with one coat, but not sure I like it with two coats. I do however like how it applies and it seems to last well. Essie does have other nail protein type products that I will try. All in all I do like the Essie products.

                    • Age:
                    • 45-59
                     
                    4.0

                    Great product!

                    By Scotty

                    from Statesboro Georgia

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast Drying
                    • No Harsh Chemical Smell

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

                        Love the way it goes on my nails.
                        Really does fill in ridges in nails!

                         
                        4.0

                        so far so good have only used it once I have to give it time

                        By Marilyn

                        from glendale ca

                        About Me Classic

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Apply

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Base Coat

                          Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

                          base coat

                          • Age:
                          • 60+

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