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First Base Base Coat

Item #: 2091175

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EssieFirst Base Base Coat
 
4.3

(based on 38 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 (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Manicure/pedicure addict (24), Classic style (6), Trendy style (4)

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    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!

                             
                            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.

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