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Gel-Look Top Coat

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EssenceGel-Look Top Coat
 
3.7

(based on 26 reviews)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (17)
  • Good value (14)
  • Good applicator brush (11)
  • Long lasting (10)
  • Fast drying (6)

Cons

  • Messy/clumpy (5)

Best Uses

  • Top coat (18)
  • Any time (8)
  • Professional settings (3)
  • Special occasions (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Manicure/pedicure addict (12), DIY nail artist (9), Classic style (7), Natural (5), Professional (5)

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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.

     
    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.

       
      4.0

      Shiny glass appearance

      By DadeCro

      from Fort Worth

      About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Chips Easily

      Best Uses

      • Any Time
      • Top Coat

      Comments about Essence Gel-Look Top Coat:

      I like that it applies smoothly with no bubbles and dries pretty fast with a shiny topcoat to the likes of more expensive brands like Seche Vite. Love the affordability, definite go-to brand for the price and look!

       
      4.0

      Great

      By Deb the Diva

      from Chebanse, IL

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Apply
      • Good Value
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Any Time
        • Top Coat

        Comments about Essence Gel-Look Top Coat:

        Love the shine it leaves and makes colors look great

         
        5.0

        amazing

        By macbarbie

        from la

        Comments about Essence Gel-Look Top Coat:

        makes ur mani last a long time with any chips! i jusy wish it dry quicker

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Just Don't

        By Meow

        from Vermont

        About Me DIY Nail Artist, Manicure/Pedicure Addict

        Pros

          Cons

          • Bad Formula
          • Difficult to Apply
          • Messy/Clumpy
          • Slow to Dry
          • Thin

          Best Uses

            Comments about Essence Gel-Look Top Coat:

            I manage a nail blog so I experiment with a lot of top coats and polishes and this (with the exception of 1 that I can think of) is the absolute WORST. It's super thin which makes it difficult and messy to apply. It takes forever to dry and the "gel-look" is no better than a fast dry top coat like Seche Vite. The only good thing about it is that it costs hardly any money. I'll never use this again.

             
            4.0

            good dupe!!!!!!

            By vj

            from chicago

            Comments about Essence Gel-Look Top Coat:

            just like the gel polishes and those machine. without the price, I used it with the essence nail art express dry drops . It dried very quickly.

             
            3.0

            Love It!

            By Rufus63

            from Massachusetts

            About Me DIY Nail Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Apply
            • Good Applicator Brush
            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Top Coat

              Comments about Essence Gel-Look Top Coat:

              It definitely creates a gel manicure look, however the dry time is incredibly long. I would recommend this product because of it's price & effectiveness.

               
              4.0

              Great product!!!

              By Ulta girl

              from LA

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Long Lasting
              • Super Shine Like Gel Nail

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Top Coat

              Comments about Essence Gel-Look Top Coat:

              Super shine like gel nail without the gel nail price tag.

               
              1.0

              never really dried

              By Sarah

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me DIY Nail Artist, Dramatic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Trendy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Essence Gel-Look Top Coat:

                    i did my nails with this over a color i use all the time and it never dried. even 4 hours later, was still a little gooey.

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