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Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
This is the best topcoat I've used hands down! I can't say enough good things about it. It makes your nails look so shiny and smooth, it has a gel like finish as the name implies. I've worn this paired with the gel couture nail polish in pinned up and it doesn't chip no matter how rough I am with doing dishes or house cleaning. I've never had a nail polish last longer than about two days before I have major chipping and so far it's been four days and I don't have any signs of chipping, they look as good as the first day I painted them. Overall I highly recommend this to anyone! It's this best! I received this product free for testing purposes.
I recieved this top coat along with a color in my Influenster box this month. I was excited to try it since I've always been a huge Essie fan, but I was super bummed at the results. It looked beautiful and applied so well, which is why I'm giving it two stars. The applicator was amazing, I always have trouble painting my nails and this made it flawless. But a few hours later, I was washing dishes and my nails started PEELING OFF WHOLE like they were sticker decals. I was really really bummed since I had spent so much time painting my nails and following the directions, only to have half my nails peel off while doing a task as simple as dishes a few hours later.
*I was not paid or compensated for this review*
Laura from Illinois
Long-lasting, no fancy shmancy curing light, no fast-dry spray.
Gigi from Chicago
I am absolutely in love with the essie gel couture polish line. As someone who very rarely springs for a salon manicure, this gives me the same or better results at home and for a fraction of the price (one bottle costs less than a salon mani!). I always opt for light pink colors, which are usually difficult as they tend to appear so sheer. Layering on enough normal polish to get the desired color results in gloppy polish that never fully dries. With 2-3 coats of my favorite essie gel pink (gossamer garments) and the top coat, total drying time was around 15 minutes, and within an hour I had a hard set, perfectly smooth, opaque pink manicure. Amazing!
Mimi from Southwest Florida
First off I had use pliers to get the cap off. This top coat lifted some of the color off, when applied. Everything chipped in 2 days. Not worth the price. It had no pros. Would have liked to give it no stars, but couldn't.
Brooke from Woodbine, MD
I put this on top of all of my nail polishes.
Hotmesshannah from Orlando
This top coat was great- but it is a tad expensive and I find that the Seche Vite topcoat works just as well, maybe even better.
A.V. from Oregon
By far the best top coat I've used. Makes the nails so shiny and the polish lasts way longer than normal nail polishes. I only use this top coat and have done this for the past three years because it is so amazing. Very worth the price. One hint is to use a heavy amount of top coat with this to make it extra glossy and to not smudge the polish. Definitely try this top coat.
Blackbird from OR
I work in food service and wash my hands A LOT. I am overall pretty rough on my hands but have finally managed to grow out my nails to the ends of my fingers. I used this with the Here to Stay base coat and I am telling you...amazing! My nails don't chip for at least 3 days, even with work. And I just moved furniture all day and not one single chip. When it finally does chip on day 3, it's just tiny on a couple tips. If you have problems with chipped nail polish I recommend this combo! It also doesn't take a million years to dry, I can do it right before bed and not have blanket patterns in my nails, lol. I've used it with Essie fast dry polish and Zoya and both have had same results.
Should mention I have been trying to use lotion often and I buff my nails a tad
Before I put on the base coat because I heard somewhere that helps with longevity. Not sure if that is the case but this combo is magic! No more embarrassing hands!!
Moi Moi from New Jersey
The isn't a terrible top coat but it does shrink the polish underneath leaving the tip of my nails exposed long before my manicure starts to chip. This is problematic since I use polish to keep my nails from breaking. When they become exposed and are not covered in polish, they start to break.
Covid do it yourself manicurist from Louisiana
When on fairly thick, slightly smudged the nail enamel underneath occasionally. I had to be careful between putting it on too thick and putting it on too thin where it would drag and smudge the nail enamel underneath. Quick drying, make sure to seal the end of your finger nail for best results. Lasted about five days-ish if you seal the end. Stayed shiny, it's close to gel like finish. My nail salon is closed during Covid shut down, doing my own nails now. I'm probably gonna continue using this even when the nail salons open back up. Decent price good results.
Hajnal from New York
I love it! The price reasonable, and last for over a week!
Electrikpineapple from Monterey, California
I don't know why I try anything else! This top coat makes my manicure last so long. I work with my hands a lot and am pretty reckless with my manicure and this top coat stands up to it all
Mimi from Texas
Easy to use. Doesn't last quite as long as stated, but still good!
More2mrsA from Houston, TX
I use this over any color quick dry or not and it works awesome. This product gets a 10 out of 10. I have been doing my own nails for about 10 years. I used to get shellac and nail tips many many years ago.
Heather L from Batavia, Illinois
I have used this product for over a year now. I find it very dependable and easy to apply.
Sara from Chicago
Very impressed - I put this on top of a regular Essie polish and it lasted with no chips or pealing for a solid 5 days.
Love essie from Scottsdale, AZ
I love Essie because I've realized that not only are their polishes high quality, they also don't dry out as quickly as other brands. I used to love sally Hansen top coats but they get very thick and dry in less than a year.
This polish dries quick and leaves your nails looking even and shiny! It also dries very hard so you don't have to worry about dents or scratches.
amo411 from TN
Dries quickly, but like any polish needs a little time to "set." One coat is all you need.
Paige from New Orleans, LA
Being a bartender, the chemicals used to wash the glassware along with using my hands all day usually never allow for my nails to make it throughout a shift without chipping with regular polish. So far with this line, I've made it through my second shift with 2 minor chips on my right hand, which I believe is probably a result of poor application with my left hand (I'm right handed and so far my left hand still looks great). I believe that if I took more time during my application and applied 3 coats of my step 1 polish, the nail color could easily last a week, especially if you don't have a job that requires your hands constantly being at work. Really impressed so far and I'm eager to see how it continues to hold up with better application.
SherryR from Belleville, IL
When you use this topcoat with the gel couture polish, the manicure lasts 14 days minimum. Very shiny! I've gone through several bottles of this topcoat and highly recommend it.
Abbu from Chattanooga
Best I've found so far!
DebKutzie from undisclosed
I bought this polish and topcoat and had it applied in a salon and it began to lift in two days. It is a terrible formula. It alderman perked off top layer of my nails and now my bald are damaged.
Mamaroo04 from Southern PA
This is a great gel top coat but not sure any better than the sally hansen that is half the price
Nailgirl from The Berkshires, Ma
I'm always on the hunt for the next best polish, this is not it. I'm not particularly hard on my nails, I'm a stay at home mom. I painted my nails in the morning and by evening they were chipped. I at the very least expect a full day.
Naomi from Corpus Christi, TX
Love this brand!
UnhappyHappyColor from undisclosed
I bought this on Monday and was so excited to try it. I put it on yesterday and already have one nail starting to peel. I am very disappointed and didn't expect such terrible results from something so expensive.