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Rated 4.71 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*
Osnb from Maryland
It's all about letting each coat dry very well.
Take your time and the results are worth it.
Nali from Puerto rico
This is my very favorite top coat for sure!!!
I think they should bring it back to stay because it hard to find...
Melly from NYC
I love this top coat because it makes your polish last! I like to change my manicure on a weekly basis and with this top coat my manicure will last 7 days without chipping and my pedicures even longer. It's the best! Highly recommend this product.
Jenny from Elmwood Park, Illinois
Great for every day wear !
Sil from Miami
I love looking at polished nails, unfortunately i dont always enjoy sitting in a nail salon specially with COVID hanging around. This gel top coat has kept my at home manicure with decals in tip top shape for 5 days so far!! And thats with frequent hand washing, and glove donning and doffing.
Debby1117 from undisclosed
I have been using the Essie gel couture nail polish and topcoat for about 2 months. The first few weeks the performance was outstanding and I was beyond excited. I have to keep something on my nails or they break, split and peel. After 5 weeks, it stopped working so great. After only 3 days the ends were chipping off. I even tried cleaning my nail bed with alcohol this time. Am i doing something wrong? I love this system and I've order more polish colors. Please let me know your thoughts & opinions.
Mary from Winston Salem NC
It really works, make my regular manicure last for a week even doing shoes around the house.
Lynn D. from New York
Good to prevent chipping of nail polish
teri from Colorado
I used it with a base coat of the Bonder from Orly, then an essie color just the normal type of nail polish with this top coat.
I'm so happy I finally found a nail top coat that works for me.
It dried sooo quickly and I'm on day 5 and having had to baby my nail polish. I can do whatever and it hasn't chipped!
Ms. Want my $ back from Maryland
The longest it will last for is 24 hours, if you are lucky...
Kat from Detroit, MI
This top coat was extremely quick drying; within five minutes, I was ready to carry on with my day without any injury to my manicure. I highly recommend this. I wish it was even shinier, but it does the trick and very quickly.
Gigi from Florida
This works on its own and with UV light.
Lana Rae from Florissant, MO
It's been over 5 days and my polish has not chipped. My nails look like I went to a nail salon.
WellLife from Sag Harbor, NY
Spending a few dollars more than regular Essie polish, of course I was wondering if it was worth it!
Well, it is!
I washed dishes, walked my dogs, gave my dogs baths, my own showers etc,, and the polish stayed better than a salon mani-pedi. Honest!
I think the key is to be sure you give one final wipe of remover before applying to be certain there is no soap or oil or any residue of any kind on your nails.
Good luck! I am sold!
SherryR from Belleville, IL
I use this topcoat over the Essie Gel Couture polish. Lasts for 14 days easily with no chipping. Very shiny. Will definitely repurchase.
GFMc from PA
So far I love this top coat. I put it over a fabulous color I just bought from a brand I never bought before & its keeping my color great! I'm always in the kitchen sink without gloves on! I just dive in sometimes so I never a sealer top coat that won't wear or chip & so far so good!!
B from Michigan
Essie is amazing, this is my go to now ☺️👍🏼
Bonnie from Charlotte NC
Put over your own polish OR ESSIE and your nails look professionally done! I love essie gel polish with this !!!! It lasts a long time
And my nails look healthier
Momma KK from Washington
Much better then the step-1! I could see this used to finish any nail polish. it works very well and provides a beautiful glossy finish.
Reasonable Reviewer from Canton Michigan
I clean and cook everyday and I experience no chipping. Just as further proof that this product works, I let my manicurist apply this to my nails every time I go to the salon. Right now I'm on day 7 and no chips. I don't know People are doing that their nails chip in one day. Some advice is to do REALLY thin layers and no more than 3 (base, color, top coat). I will admit the SECHE too cost works better, but this is still good!
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.