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First Base Base Coat

Item #: 2091175

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EssieFirst Base Base Coat
 
4.3

(based on 37 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (25)
  • Long lasting (22)
  • Gentle (8)
  • Dries quickly (7)
  • Absorbs quickly (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Every week (7)
    • Weekly (5)
    • Base coat (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Manicure/pedicure addict (24), Classic style (6), Trendy style (4)

    Reviewed by 37 customers

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    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!

                 
                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!

                           
                          5.0

                          WORKS!

                          By Jax

                          from Austin, Tx.

                          About Me Fun With Nails

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Long Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

                              really helps polish last and stay put. Less chipping. Used for under nail strips as well, and they stick much better and last a long time looking great! Easy to apply, just brush on, and good to go.

                               
                              5.0

                              Big help

                              By Anne marie

                              from Norfolk, Ma

                              About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

                                  Does a good job keeping the polish on

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