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Gel-Look Top Coat

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EssenceGel-Look Top Coat
 
3.5

(based on 30 reviews)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (19)
  • Good value (17)
  • Good applicator brush (12)
  • Long lasting (10)
  • Fast drying (6)

Cons

  • Messy/clumpy (6)

Best Uses

  • Top coat (21)
  • Any time (10)
  • Nail art/design (3)
  • Professional settings (3)
  • Special occasions (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Manicure/pedicure addict (12), DIY nail artist (9), Classic style (7), Professional (6), Natural (5)

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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.

         
        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.

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