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Fill The Gap! Ridge Smoothing Base Coat

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EssieFill The Gap! Ridge Smoothing Base Coat
 
4.2

(based on 50 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (26)
  • Long lasting (22)
  • Absorbs quickly (10)
  • Easy to apply (9)
  • Gentle (8)

Cons

  • Chips easily (5)
  • Hard to remove (3)

Best Uses

  • Base coat (10)
  • Every week (6)
  • Weekly (6)
  • Everyday (5)
  • Any time (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Manicure/pedicure addict (24), Classic style (13), Natural (6), Trendy style (3)

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5.0

Smooooth!

By SoCo

from CT

About Me Natural

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Apply
  • Fast Drying
  • Good Value
  • Great Color
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Any Time
    • Base Coat
    • Top Coat

    Comments about Essie Fill The Gap! Ridge Smoothing Base Coat:

    I have a few nails that have ridges, this product really makes them smooth. I think the color can be worn alone too.

     
    3.0

    Fills in the ridges

    By Garciagurl

    from San Jose, Ca

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Apply

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Essie Fill The Gap! Ridge Smoothing Base Coat:

        I've only used it once, so I'm still testing it out. So, far it does the purpose of filling in the ridges.

         
        1.0

        Did not work for me.

        By sona

        from upper midwest

        About Me Natural

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Chips Easily
          • Strong Smell

          Best Uses

            Comments about Essie Fill The Gap! Ridge Smoothing Base Coat:

            This product is so strong I had a terrible headache. Please use this in a WELL ventilated area!!! It really did not fill in my nail ridges and it peeled in just a couple days.

             
            5.0

            good ridge filler and makes nails strong

            By caribou

            from minneapolis mn

            About Me Classic, Natural

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Hard To Remove

            Best Uses

            • Base Coat

            Comments about Essie Fill The Gap! Ridge Smoothing Base Coat:

            This makes a great base coat (or standalone) for peeling, flaking, or ridged nails. A couple coats will fill in deep ridges, leaving a smooth surface that looks natural if worn alone, or helps polish adhere better. It makes my nails nearly as strong and tough as acrylics used to do. The only drawback is it takes a bit of scrubbing with acetone to fully remove it.

            If I'm wearing polish over it, I can easily remove the polish and leave the basecoat intact, then reapply polish.

             
            5.0

            Best Smoothing Base Coat

            By LngDistanceRnner

            from Newport News Va

            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
              • Special Occasions

              Comments about Essie Fill The Gap! Ridge Smoothing Base Coat:

              This base coat is great. Its easy to apply and a great base coat. The best Ive used so far. My nails are sometimes are uneven and this base coat does the trick. I can wear it alone or under my favorite color.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great product

              By Kim

              from Phoenix Az

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Gentle Formula

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Base Coat

                Comments about Essie Fill The Gap! Ridge Smoothing Base Coat:

                I always had beautiful long nails until I turned 50. Over the past two years my nails started peeling at the tips...by layers. There was nothing I could do but cut the peeled areas off the tips, resulting in uneven nail lengths. My job is selling high-end jewelry, so I want my nails to looks nice under the jewelry lights. Tried many products and this one seems to do the job! I keep it on my nails at all times. It fills in the peeling areas, but it also fortifies them to keep the peeling from happening as they grow out. I can really tell the difference in my nails as they grow out if I don't use this treatment - the peeling starts happening all over again. So I will be using Fill the Gap at all times. Glad I found it!

                 
                4.0

                Awesome

                By Bunny Huxley

                from Laredo, TX

                About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Apply
                • Fast Drying
                • Good Applicator Brush

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Base Coat

                  Comments about Essie Fill The Gap! Ridge Smoothing Base Coat:

                  I had a lot of uneven surface on my nails after wearing acrylic nails so this really helped to give a smooth surface for future manicures. It's a little thin but I just applied two coats and it worked fine.

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great product!

                  By JBmimi

                  from Charlotte, NC

                  About Me Natural

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Apply
                  • Fast Drying
                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Base Coat

                    Comments about Essie Fill The Gap! Ridge Smoothing Base Coat:

                    I came to Ulta to get the Essie Ridge Filling Base Coat and found Fill the Gap Treatment. I bought both. I apply Fill the Gap Treatment first and follow with Ridge Filling Base Coat. I have terrible ridges in my nails. I top it all off with Essie Mademoiselle nail polish.
                    What a difference this has made in my nails! It provides lots of strength and lasts a long time without chipping. I have not broken or torn my nails since I started using this.

                    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Not Good

                    By Maggamuff

                    from Ocala, Florida

                    About Me Classic

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Bad Applicator Brush
                      • Chips Easily
                      • Difficult to Apply
                      • Does not work
                      • Messy/Clumpy
                      • Strong Smell

                      Best Uses

                      • Base Coat

                      Comments about Essie Fill The Gap! Ridge Smoothing Base Coat:

                      This was horrible. I don't have ridges but wanted a smoother base, so I tried this which belongs to my daughter. I did give it several tries, but it was just useless. And it runs everywhere.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Tiny bottle, big results

                      By VintChic

                      from Troutdale, OR

                      About Me DIY Nail Artist, Trendy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • TINY BRUSH

                      Best Uses

                      • Base Coat

                      Comments about Essie Fill The Gap! Ridge Smoothing Base Coat:

                      I love Essie polish but I do wish the applicator brushes were not so small. Having to take several strokes is a disadvantage in a smooth application.

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