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First Base Base Coat

Item #: 2091175

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EssieFirst Base Base Coat
 
4.3

(based on 49 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long lasting (28)
  • Easy to use (25)
  • Easy to apply (16)
  • Fast drying (13)
  • Good applicator brush (9)

Cons

  • Chips easily (4)

Best Uses

  • Base coat (14)
  • Every week (7)
  • Weekly (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Manicure/pedicure addict (26), Classic style (12), Trendy style (6), Natural (4)

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4.0

Good Base Coat

By Mich

from Cincinnati, OH

About Me Classic, Professional, Trendy

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy to Apply
  • Fast Drying
  • Gentle Formula
  • Good Applicator Brush
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Base Coat

    Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

    This base coat dries very quickly and goes on in a nice thin layer. I use one layer of this base coat, 2 layers of whatever color I'm using, and 2 layers of OPI top coat. My nail color almost always stays looking freshly painted for at least seven days. I like it because I only have to paint my nails once a week since this base coat helps the color stay on so long without chipping.

     
    5.0

    Great Base Coat

    By Karen

    from Westminster, CO

    About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Apply
    • Fast Drying
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

    • Strong Smell

    Best Uses

    • Base Coat

    Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

    Quick, easy to use base coat, minimizes chipping

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great base coat

    By Alphabet UTK

    from San Jose, ca

    About Me DIY Nail Artist

    Pros

    • Easy to Apply
    • Fast Drying
    • Gentle Formula
    • Good Applicator Brush
    • Long Lasting
    • No Chip

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Any Time
      • Base Coat

      Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

      It's so great!!! One day I didn't use this base coat and it chipped all off within one day, but the next day I did use it and it lasted for weeks. It's so fast drying that base coat becomes a breeze. It's thin consistency allows it for Coats so the layers of Nail polish to pile up. It also works great against staining

      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      It was okay

      By sweetpea0711

      from Mesquite, TX

      About Me Natural

      Pros

      • Easy to Apply
      • Good Applicator Brush

      Cons

      • Chips Easily

      Best Uses

      • Top Coat

      Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

      I used this initially as a base coat then a top coat. When I used it as a base coat my Essie polish wouldn't dry. So I only used it as a top coat the next go round and it applied easily. My nails looked great for about 3 days. Then began to chip. So I would say this is not necessarily for long term use. I've had to redo my nails every week. Average product I guess. I would prefer a stronger top coat that lasts a little bit longer.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This works!

      By MakeupHound

      from Houston, TX

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Apply
      • Fast Drying
      • Gentle Formula
      • Good Applicator Brush
      • Good Value
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Base Coat

        Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

        I have tried a few products to make my polish last longer with no luck...it always chipped after a few days. This product really seems to prolong my last 3 DIY manicures for beyond a week with no chipping with any nail polish. It dries really fast so no waiting.I also use CND Vinylux topcoat.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        BEST BASE COAT!

        By meesh47

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Classic, Natural

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Apply
        • Fast Drying

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Base Coat

          Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

          Best base coat I've ever tried. Nails stay chip-free for at least a week no matter what brand polish I use. A professional recommended it to me a year ago and I have recommended it to everyone since!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good... but not great

          By MTBlond

          from Wilmington, NC

          About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Apply
          • Fast Drying
          • Good Applicator Brush
          • Good Value

          Cons

          • Chips Easily

          Best Uses

          • Base Coat

          Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

          Decided to try out this brand when my go-to was out of stock. The Essie good, but not the best. I can be hard on my hands, so a rubberized base coat is a must for me. With my usual brand (Orly Bonder) I can ususally get at least a week of chip-free wear, if not longer. I've been seeing chips after only a few days with the Essie. It does go on very evenly and smooth, and leaves a good solid base for your laquer, but I wish it held up a little better over time.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Not tons better than cheaper options

          By zmbat

          from Indianapolis, IN

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Apply
          • Fast Drying

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Base Coat

            Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

            Works very well with Essie nail polishes, works just okay with other bands of polish.

             
            5.0

            First Base Coat

            By Debster

            from Plano, Tx

            About Me Classic, DIY Nail Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Apply
            • Fast Drying
            • Gentle Formula
            • Good Applicator Brush
            • Good Value
            • Great Color
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Base Coat

              Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

              This gentle formula base coat is the best I have tried, and is the longest lasting

               
              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.

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