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First Base Base Coat

Item #: 2091175

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EssieFirst Base Base Coat
 
4.3

(based on 42 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (25)
  • Long lasting (24)
  • Easy to apply (9)
  • Gentle (8)
  • Dries quickly (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Base coat (8)
    • Every week (7)
    • Weekly (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Manicure/pedicure addict (24), Classic style (9), Trendy style (5)

    Reviewed by 42 customers

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    3.0

    Not tons better than cheaper options

    By zmbat

    from Indianapolis, IN

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Apply
    • Fast Drying

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Base Coat

      Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

      Works very well with Essie nail polishes, works just okay with other bands of polish.

       
      5.0

      First Base Coat

      By Debster

      from Plano, Tx

      About Me Classic, DIY Nail Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Base Coat

        Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

        This gentle formula base coat is the best I have tried, and is the longest lasting

         
        5.0

        Coats Nice

        By Bamma

        from ST. Paul, Minnesota

        About Me Classic

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Apply
        • Fast Drying
        • Good Applicator Brush

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Base Coat
          • Between Coats Of Color

          Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

          This is a nicer base coat than the ones I have used in the past. It is not tacky or gummy, and dries quickly. I will use it inbetween colors if I want a darker color.

           
          5.0

          extended my manicure to 2 weeks!

          By Candace

          from Southern Vermont

          About Me Classic, Natural, Trendy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Apply
          • Gentle Formula
          • Good Applicator Brush
          • Good Value
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Base Coat

            Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

            have had a hard time getting DIY manicures to stay longer than a couple of days. purchased this with a top coat, which extended my manicure to 2 weeks!

             
            4.0

            Drys quickly

            By Bean

            from PA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Apply
            • Fast Drying

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Base Coat

              Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

              Base coat

               
              4.0

              Good product

              By Marisa

              from Los Angeles

              About Me Classic

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Apply
              • Fast Drying
              • Good Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Base Coat

                Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

                It is good when being used as a base coat; it allows for the nail polish to apply better.

                 
                4.0

                worth a try

                By sensitive fair skin girl

                from anytown AW

                About Me Natural

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Apply
                • Fast Drying
                • Gentle Formula
                • Good Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Any Time
                  • Base Coat

                  Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

                  this works better than other base coats I have used - i use 2 coats and it helps fill in grooves and it dries quickly

                   
                  3.0

                  Not as good as all-in-one

                  By AllBets

                  from Washington, DC

                  About Me Trendy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Apply
                  • Fast Drying
                  • Good Applicator Brush

                  Cons

                  • Chips Easily

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

                    I love essie and almost exclusively use their products, but this doesn't work as well as a base coat as their all-in-one (which I think is now called 3-way glaze). This dries faster than that, but my nails also chip way sooner (after just a couple of days rather than more than a week).

                     
                    4.0

                    Finally my nails don't chip after 1 day

                    By epruitt21

                    from Fullerton, California

                    About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Apply
                    • Keeps Nails From Chipping
                    • Locks Nail Polish Into Pl

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Base Coat

                      Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

                      For some reason my nail polish just started chipping after the first day no matter what I did or how I prepped my nails. I bought after it was recommended by one of the associates. This actually locks my polish into place. So glad I finally found a good base coat.

                       
                      1.0

                      Total Disappointment

                      By S.H.

                      from Arlington, TX

                      About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Doesn't Work

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

                          I used this under my OPI polish. My polish was chipping by the next day. My manicures last longer with no base Not sure if it needs to be used with Essie Polish to work. I'll be returning it!

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