ULTA
  • Home
  • / Nails
  • / Nail Polish
  • / Step 2: Nail Laquer
Red Carpet ManicureStep 2: Nail Laquer
Red Carpet Manicure

Step 2: Nail Laquer

Simply Stunning

Item #: 2236247

Details+
How to Use+
Ingredients+
Shipping & Coupon Restrictions+

Reviews

Product Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Red Carpet ManicureStep 2: Nail Laquer
 
4.0

(based on 1155 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (750)
  • Long lasting (717)
  • Great color (605)
  • Fast drying (517)
  • Good value (506)

Cons

  • Not true to color (273)
  • Hard to remove (153)
  • Difficult to apply (64)
  • Chips easily (57)
  • Messy/clumpy (35)

Best Uses

  • Any time (628)
  • Special occasions (197)
  • Professional settings (130)
  • Nail art/design (96)
  • Top coat (69)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (372), Manicure/pedicure addict (333), Professional (219), Natural (214), Trendy style (202)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (68), 10 minutes (36), 1+ hour (21)

Reviewed by 1155 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
1.0

Disappointed

By Allie

from Beverly,MA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult to apply
    • Not Effective
    • Not long lasting

    Best Uses

    • Women

    Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Step 2: Nail Laquer:

    I had a professional nail tech. apply the gel with all the right equipment but it was difficult to get it to adhere to the upper part of the nail.
    It also chipped on several nails after 4 days.

    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 Minutes
     
    4.0

    good product

    By Meesh

    from Castro Valley, CA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Step 2: Nail Laquer:

        I just bought the Red Carpet Pro kit about a month ago, and so far the results are great. If you just make sure and clean up your nails beforehand and follow all the directions, everything seems to last as it should. I bought about 6 different color of nail polishes when they had a buy one get one free, and the couple I've used are very pretty and keep their color and are true to the shade on the bottle. As the directions say, put everything on in thin coats; otherwise, it tends to be like rubber and will just peel off. Also keep away from the skin, that tends to make it peel easier too. So far I love this product and so happy not to have to pay 25.00 at the nail salon any more.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 30 Minutes
         
        5.0

        I am a gel convert and RCM is my jam.

        By Rachel

        from Indiana

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective
        • Good Value
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

        • Requires Practice

        Best Uses

        • Biweekly Use
        • Weekly Use

        Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Step 2: Nail Laquer:

        This product can be difficult IF you don't follow directions. My first solo attempt, I disregarded many of the instructions and had a less than perfect result. Following the instructions from the manufacturer is CRITICAL for long lasting polish: Prepping by filing, using all THREE layers applied in thin, even coats, curing under the LED light for the correct time.

        While it takes a while to apply base, at least 2 coats of color and top coat, the polish is so shiny and usually last about 1-1.5 weeks before I need to reapply due to nail growth or me peeling them off--much longer than I ever get with traditional nail polishes.

        WOULD recommend you take the cap off and look at the polish in the bottle before buying. Bottles are opaque, so exterior does not always perfectly match polish (an old emerald polish came in a lime bottle, for example) and many polishes are not opaque, especially the glittery ones.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 10 Minutes
         
        3.0

        Thin When Applied

        By MSmith

        from Cleveland, Ohio

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Not Very Thick

          Best Uses

            Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Step 2: Nail Laquer:

            This product could be thicker in the sense of being able to cover your nail in teo coats or less.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 30 Minutes
             
            5.0

            Great Find

            By Nana Nessa

            from Paducah, KY

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Weekly Use

              Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Step 2: Nail Laquer:

              I enjoy using this product...it is easy to apply and wears for a long time.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 30 Minutes
               
              4.0

              Beware of color variations!

              By Jo the Lover of Her New Nails

              from Colorado Springs, CO

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Good Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Color Unmatched

              Best Uses

              • Women

              Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Step 2: Nail Laquer:

              Loved the quality and look of the gel nail polish! However, I didn't realize that I was purchasing a "Barbie special" color. The bottle color and shelf color swatch did not prepare me for the glitter magenta color! Based on the bottle color, I was anticipating a soft pink with glitter. It would be nice to have actual swatches with the colors painted (like nail salon) so we know what we're buying.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 10 Minutes
               
              5.0

              Very Happy Nails

              By Red Curls and Pearls

              from Marquette, MI

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Good Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Time consuming

              Best Uses

              • Easily Chipped Nails
              • Weekly Use

              Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Step 2: Nail Laquer:

              Chipped or messed up nails make me cringe! I've been skeptical about gel polish for years, but after receiving an LED light as a gift, I was eager to try RCM. I was thrilled that the color not only stayed chip-free for over a week, but also remained glossy! I can't wait to stock up on more colors.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 1+ Hour
               
              4.0

              Nice Colors, Quality Product

              By MagMar

              from Columbus, OH

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good colors
              • Spreads Nice

              Cons

              • Cost too high

              Best Uses

              • Gel Nail Polish Systems

              Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Step 2: Nail Laquer:

              This polish is for UV/Gel nail polish systems. The colors are true to the bottle color, with two coats applied. Nice quality for use at home. Cost runs about $9 or $10 a bottle, which is a little high, but it does last a while.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 30 Minutes
               
              5.0

              Love it!

              By EBH

              from FL

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective

              Cons

              • Small Learning Curve

              Best Uses

              • Instead Of Salon Visit

              Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Step 2: Nail Laquer:

              Use exactly as recommended

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 30 Minutes
               
              5.0

              Basically Gelish Brand dupes for cheaper

              By PolishPrincess

              from CA

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Gelish Dupe
              • Good texture
              • Good Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Step 2: Nail Laquer:

                  I purchased two colors: Only in Hollywood and White Hot. The color Only in Hollywood reminds me so much of the nail polish by China Glaze, "Ruby Pumps"! I love these gel polishes because they work as easy as any gel polish. I cured them under my UV light for 60 seconds (though it says 45), and they were perfectly cured. Even though there are fine glitters, the texture came out perfectly smooth. I bought these during the buy one get one free deal and so it was totally worth it!

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 30 Minutes

                  Displaying reviews 1-10

                  Back to top

                  Previous | Next »