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First Base Base Coat

Item #: 2091175

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EssieFirst Base Base Coat
 
4.3

(based on 39 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (25)
  • Long lasting (23)
  • Gentle (8)
  • Dries quickly (7)
  • Absorbs quickly (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Reviewed by 39 customers

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    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!

                             
                            5.0

                            Love it!!!

                            By Margarita

                            from Texas

                            About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Absorbs Quickly
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Gentle
                            • Long Lasting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Every Week

                              Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

                              Best base coat I've ever used and I've used many!

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