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Protein Base Coat

Item #: 2091176

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EssieProtein Base Coat
 
4.3

(based on 54 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (37)
  • Fast drying (32)
  • Long lasting (29)
  • Good applicator brush (25)
  • Good value (19)

Cons

  • Chips easily (3)
  • Strong smell (3)

Best Uses

  • Base coat (34)
  • Any time (22)
  • Weekly (6)
  • Professional settings (5)
  • Special occasions (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (29), Natural (17), Manicure/pedicure addict (16), Trendy style (12), Dramatic (5)

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2.0

Essie is my favorite polish

By Dee

from Mesa, AZ

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Apply

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

      It appeared dry. I did my nails at 3P. Went to bed at 9P but woke up in the morning with lines in my nails.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I have found a new staple for my nail are purchases.

      By SusanKay

      from Beckley, WV. 25801

      About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Natural

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Any Time
        • Base Coat
        • Nail Art/Design
        • Professional Settings
        • Special Occasions

        Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

        My nails are dehydrated by some medications, thus causing some aggravation. This Essie product has proven to rehydrate my most problem nail quickly. I use it as a base coat, and am quite pleased.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excatly what it is.

        By Jeanieinabottle

        from Kechi, KS

        About Me DIY Nail Artist, Hilarious, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Trendy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Apply
        • Fast Drying
        • Gentle Formula
        • Smooth

        Cons

        • Bad Applicator Brush
        • Little pricey

        Best Uses

        • Any Time
        • Base Coat
        • Nice For Strong Bottom Co

        Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

        I do like this product. After application it makes the nail very smooth and easier to apply the polish.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Meh

        By UnaAsku

        from Seattle WA

        About Me Classic, Natural

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

              I can't say there has been an improvement in the condition of my nails. It's only been 3 weeks and 4 manicures so perhaps more use? I will say as a base coat the product is a real let down for me. I use Essie polish and thought this would be a good combo. It just doesn't keep the polish and there's too much chipping and wear.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This stuff works great!

              By Grammy D.

              from Germantown, Tn.

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Apply
              • Fast Drying

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Any Time
                • Base Coat

                Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

                My nails were peeling and splitting terribly. I kept them cut short with polish but the nails still split. I have been using the Essie protein base coat for 2 weeks now and have no more splitting or peeling. This product is the answer to a prayer.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Nice

                By Baglady

                from Mpls.

                About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Natural, Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Apply
                • Fast Drying

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Any Time
                  • Base Coat

                  Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

                  I love that this looks clean and polished when used alone without adding nail color.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Strong Nails

                  By nail biter

                  from Dubai

                  About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Natural

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Any Time
                    • Base Coat
                    • Helps Grow Nails

                    Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

                    I started using this product at the nail spa to help grow my nails, a year now and my nails are fully grown and strong. I recommend this product for anyone who's trying to grow their nails.

                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    it does not work for me

                    By sarah O

                    from delaware

                    About Me Classic

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Apply

                    Cons

                    • Chips Easily

                    Best Uses

                    • Base Coat

                    Comments about Essie Protein Base Coat:

                    Chips easily and my nails don't improve

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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.

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