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Essie Protein Base Coat

Essie

Protein Base Coat

Item #: 2091176 Size: 0.5 oz

This item is temporarily out of stock.

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 65 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (43)
  • Fast drying (38)
  • Long lasting (36)
  • Good applicator brush (30)
  • Good value (22)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Base coat (39)
  • Any time (26)
  • Weekly (7)
  • Professional settings (5)
  • Special occasions (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (36), Natural (21), Manicure/pedicure addict (18), Trendy style (13), Professional (7)

Reviewed by 65 customers

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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 miranda

          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.

             
            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!

               
              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.

                 
                4.0

                Great product!

                By Scotty girl

                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

                       
                      5.0

                      looks good with out polish

                      By Red

                      from Cleveland, Ohio

                      About Me Classic, Natural

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Any Time
                        • Base Coat

                        Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

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                        5.0

                        "I would buy this product again and again

                        By nella

                        from south africa george western cape

                        About Me DIY Nail Artist, Natural

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Apply
                        • Fast Drying
                        • Long Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Any Time

                          Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

                          it makes my nails very strong and flexible i love it

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