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Protein Base Coat

Item #: 2091176

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EssieProtein Base Coat
 
4.4

(based on 46 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (30)
  • Fast drying (27)
  • Long lasting (27)
  • Good applicator brush (23)
  • Good value (17)

Cons

  • Strong smell (3)

Best Uses

  • Base coat (28)
  • Any time (17)
  • Weekly (6)
  • Professional settings (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (26), Natural (13), Manicure/pedicure addict (12), Trendy style (11), Dramatic (5)

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3.0

Not as good as Nail Envy

By Beauty Product Junkie!

from Utah

About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Natural

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Apply
  • Fast Drying

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Base Coat

    Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

    Okay base coat. Doesn't harden nails like other products.

     
    4.0

    Love it.

    By jkha

    from Des Moines, IA

    About Me Natural

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Base Coat

      Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

      I've only used it 3 times and have already noticed a change in nail strength.

       
      5.0

      best base coat ever

      By samantha

      from frederick md

      About Me Classic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Any Time
        • Base Coat
        • Professional Settings

        Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

        I generally have dry nails but this product keeps them hydrated and healthy. I use it as a base coat, but am addicted to red nail polish which tends to stain nails even if a base coat is applied but this one protects them from the harsh effects of wearing color on top.

         
        4.0

        Helped my damaged nails!

        By Pin-Up Chick

        from Cedar Rapids, IA

        About Me Classic, Natural, Trendy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Apply
        • Great Color

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Base Coat
          • On It's Own

          Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

          I purchased this product after removing my acrylic nails. My natural nails were peeling and damaged, and I wore this on it's own to protect and strengthen them. It really worked, and it has a slight milky tint which helped camoflauge the damage. I like it as a base coat too.

           
          4.0

          Great product... Love Essie

          By Lin

          from South Carolina

          About Me Natural

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast Drying
          • Good Value
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Any Time
            • Base Coat

            Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

            As a base coat and also primary coat.

             
            4.0

            Really Works

            By Rob

            from Warwick, RI

            About Me Classic, Natural, Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Strong Smell

            Best Uses

            • Base Coat

            Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

            Strengthens nails. Works great.

             
            5.0

            great product

            By Happy_customer

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Classic

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Any Time
              • Base Coat

              Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

              I have been using this product for over than a year and really satisfy with it. My nail is much stronger and don't split any longer.

               
              5.0

              Love it!

              By Candice

              from MN

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Apply
              • Fast Drying

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Base Coat

                Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

                Great product - fast drying!

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Stays shiny on its own

                By Jen

                from Charleston, SC

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Any Time

                  Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

                  I use about 4 coats of this on its own. I work as a nurse & am constantly washing my hands. This stuff stays on for days with minimal chipping. I am so impressed! A few people have asked me if my nail color is gel. It stays shiny like gel. Doesn't last as long as gel does but for me, it lasts longer alone than combined with regular polish. I have put Essie light pink colors over this & it does chip after a day of work. Alone, it's awesome!

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  probably won't buy again

                  By sandi64

                  from aurora, IL

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

                  was thick and goopy and my polish didn't apply well over it.

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