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First Base Base Coat

Item #: 2091175

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EssieFirst Base Base Coat
 
4.3

(based on 47 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long lasting (26)
  • Easy to use (25)
  • Easy to apply (14)
  • Fast drying (11)
  • Gentle (8)

Cons

  • Chips easily (4)

Best Uses

  • Base coat (12)
  • Every week (7)
  • Weekly (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Manicure/pedicure addict (25), Classic style (11), Trendy style (5), Natural (4)

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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

    (0 of 2 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.

     
    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.

       
      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!

         
        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.

         
        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.

               
              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

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