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Gel-Look Top Coat

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EssenceGel-Look Top Coat
 
3.5

(based on 34 reviews)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (22)
  • Good value (19)
  • Good applicator brush (15)
  • Long lasting (11)
  • Fast drying (7)

Cons

  • Messy/clumpy (7)

Best Uses

  • Top coat (24)
  • Any time (11)
  • Nail art/design (3)
  • Professional settings (3)
  • Special occasions (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Manicure/pedicure addict (14), Classic style (9), DIY nail artist (9), Natural (7), Professional (7)

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4.0

Great Value - Likely to purchase again

By swankystylista

from San Francisco

About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Natural, Professional, Trendy

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Top Coat

    Comments about Essence Gel-Look Top Coat:

    There will never be a truly UV-less gel system. There's a science behind curing and bonding of the polishes to primers and top coats that can not be replicated without UV light. If technology that that exists it would change the game in many things such as the white fillings for dental work, auto-painting, etc.

    This product is a steal at this price point. It does not duplicate a gel manicure, however it is a great top coat and what I would consider a budget dupe for the Seche Vite Fast Dry top coat. Great find and purchasing again.

     
    1.0

    Not worth it

    By ang

    from long island, ny

    About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Apply
    • Good Applicator Brush
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

    • Messy/Clumpy

    Best Uses

    • Top Coat

    Comments about Essence Gel-Look Top Coat:

    This product is misleading. It did not look like a gel top coat, and i felt that it was cheap. It also produced a lot of air bubbles in the finish of my nails which was upsetting. This product is not worth it.

     
    5.0

    gel-look top coat

    By jess

    from west palm beach

    About Me Natural

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Apply
    • Fast Drying
    • Good Applicator Brush
    • Good Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Any Time
      • Top Coat

      Comments about Essence Gel-Look Top Coat:

      Fabulous find. The essence line is great quality for a reasonable cost.

       
      4.0

      works really well

      By rb

      from nj

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Quick Dry Time Very Glos

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Essence Gel-Look Top Coat:

          Great to coat for regular polish and glitters. Dries fast to a very glossy shine.

           
          4.0

          WILL BUY AGAIN

          By TEDDY

          from GARY IN

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Apply
          • Good Value
          • Nice shine

          Cons

          • Does Dry Fast
          • Does Not Dry Quick

          Best Uses

          • Top Coat

          Comments about Essence Gel-Look Top Coat:

          GREAT PRICE

           
          3.0

          Decent Enough

          By farnorcal

          from far northern california

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Apply
          • Good Applicator Brush
          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Any Time
            • Top Coat

            Comments about Essence Gel-Look Top Coat:

            A top coat that works. I wouldn't say you actually get a result that would fool people into thinking you've got gel nails, but it's a decent top coat, and the price is nice!

             
            2.0

            ok cheap gel polish have had better

            By Sexy Bella

            from Arlington,TXx

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Value

            Cons

            • Messy/Clumpy

            Best Uses

            • Any Time
            • Nail Art/Design
            • Top Coat

            Comments about Essence Gel-Look Top Coat:

            I use this to give my nails a shine not the best I have ever used but it is cheap and it does make them shiny for like a day.

             
            1.0

            dont like

            By cat

            from long island

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Doesnt Dry Well Stays St

              Best Uses

                Comments about Essence Gel-Look Top Coat:

                Doesnt dry well, stays sticky.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Top Coat

                By Cold in Cleveland

                from Cleveland, OH

                About Me Natural

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Apply
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Top Coat

                  Comments about Essence Gel-Look Top Coat:

                  This top coat was easy to put on and made my nail polish last much longer.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  THE best Top Coat I've ever used

                  By The Princess and The Warrior

                  from Miami, FL

                  About Me Dramatic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Apply
                  • Good Applicator Brush
                  • Good Value
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Nail Strengthening

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Top Coat

                    Comments about Essence Gel-Look Top Coat:

                    I have tried hundreds of top coats and this one is hands down the best I've ever used. My wonderful and beloved stylist @ Ulta in Kendall recommended this to me while she was removing my gel manicure. This top coat makes your nails feel, look, and act like you have gel polish on but without the expense, the damage, or the limitations. I did my nails 10 days ago using KISS nail stickers (which usually start to peel off within a few days) and I applied this over it, and I've reapplied it once and my nails still look absolutely perfect. I'm in awe of how amazing this stuff is and how inexpensive it is. My nails are harder and stronger with this top coat on than ANY nail strengthening / hardening formula that exists - my nails are very thin and flexible and break super easily so I have literally tried everything. I have at least 15 different types of top coats and strengtheners, of all prices, and nothing works better than this. It doesn't bubble, it stays shiny, it makes colors pop and look brighter. It's absolutely phenomenal. Others mentioned in their reviews that this takes a long time to dry but I haven't noticed that this takes any longer to dry than any other non-fast drying top coat. I always let my nails set for a good 30 minutes to an hour before I do anything that could damage them.

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