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First Base Base Coat

Item #: 2091175

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EssieFirst Base Base Coat
 
4.3

(based on 40 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (25)
  • Long lasting (23)
  • Gentle (8)
  • Dries quickly (7)
  • Easy to apply (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Every week (7)
    • Base coat (6)
    • Weekly (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Manicure/pedicure addict (24), Classic style (8), Trendy style (5)

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    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!

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Gotta Love Essie

                      By cbrocken

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Long Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

                          I am really impressed with Essie in general. I've been using this base coat for a while when I'm in between no chips and it works like magic. I try not to glob it on but a very thin layer will do the trick! 2 thumbs up!!!

                           
                          4.0

                          What a Base Coat Should Be!

                          By WarpedAndWefted

                          from Youngstown, OH

                          About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Long Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

                              The base coat dries fairly quickly and my polish has stayed on for a few days without any chipping at all. Working in retail does some wear and tear on my hands, so any product that will make my polish last more than a day is a keeper! Thanks Ulta and Essie!

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