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EssieFirst Base Base Coat

Essie

First Base Base Coat

Item #: 2091175

Helps bind nail polish to nail plate for a longer lasting manicure.
Apply to clean natural nails as a base coat
Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Toluene, Nitrocellulose, Tosylamide/Formaldehyde Resin, Dibutyl Phthalate, Polyvinyl Butyral, Isopropyl Alcohol, Benzophenone 1, D&C Yellow 11, FD&C Blue 1

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EssieFirst Base Base Coat
 
4.4

(based on 56 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long lasting (32)
  • Easy to use (25)
  • Easy to apply (22)
  • Fast drying (19)
  • Good applicator brush (10)

Cons

  • Chips easily (4)

Best Uses

  • Base coat (20)
  • Every week (7)
  • Any time (5)
  • Weekly (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Manicure/pedicure addict (30), Classic style (17), Natural (8), Trendy style (8), DIY nail artist (4)

Reviewed by 56 customers

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5.0

Great Base Coat

By Marlenereno

from Reno, NV

About Me Natural

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Apply
  • Fast Drying
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Any Time
    • Base Coat

    Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

    This is the best base coat I've ever used. It dries quickly and really does make the polish last longer.

     
    5.0

    A nice base

    By sacsiga

    from Reno, NV

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

        Adds a very nice smooth base.

         
        5.0

        The Best Base Coat!

        By Meg the Manicure lover

        from Northern Virginia

        About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Natural, Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Base Coat

          Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

          This is the best base coat by far! I have trouble with nail polish chipping on my natural nails all the time. I've found that applying the first base base coat after using a buffing block and before the color extends my polish wear by many days!

           
          5.0

          love it

          By asienka

          from chicago Il

          About Me Classic, DIY Nail Artist, Dramatic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Natural, Professional, Trendy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Apply
          • Fast Drying
          • Gentle Formula
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Any Time
            • Base Coat
            • Nail Art/Design

            Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

            Love everything about it

             
            4.0

            Good product

            By Sher

            from Baltimore, MD

            About Me Classic

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Apply
            • Fast Drying

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Base Coat

              Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

              I like the matt finish. Most combination base and top coats are high gloss. The matt finish makes more sense. The polish adheres to the matt finish better than it does to a gloss. It does help the polish last longer which is always a plus!

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              PERFECTION

              By BoundlesslyMe

              from New Jersey

              About Me Classic, DIY Nail Artist, Dramatic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Natural, Trendy

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Any Time
                • Base Coat
                • Nail Art/Design

                Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

                I will NEVER try another base coat. Let me explain why. Before this product, I would spend time doing my own nails. But after maybe 2 days, my nails used to start chipping :( BUT, when I use this, my mani can last for more than a week, more like 2 weeks. I removed my nail polish because 1) my nails were getting longer, and 2) because I did my sister's nails and used acetone, which in turn removed some polish and it just did not look cute. WOW.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great brand

                By lisad

                from quincy, MA

                About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Apply
                • Fast Drying

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Base Coat

                  Comments about Essie First Base Base Coat:

                  Essie is my go to for years this base coat is great and protects my nails from getting yellow with dark polishes. Try it you'll be glad you did.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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

                    (2 of 2 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

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