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EssenceThe Gel Nail Polish Base Coat

Essence

The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat

0.27 oz Item 2289529

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Better together! Apply Essence's The Gel Polish Base Coat, a color gel coat, and then finish with The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat to protect, seal, and provide long-lasting, impeccable shine. Not tested on animals. No DBP, toluene, or formaldehyde.
Step 1: Apply the gel nail polish base coat and let dry. Step 2: Apply 2 coats of the gel nail polish and let dry. Step 3: Apply the gel nail polish top coat and let dry.
Ethyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Butyl Acetate, Cellulose Acetate Butyrate, Acrylates Copolymer, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Triphenyl Phosphate, Polyester / Polyamide Resin, Alcohol Denat., Shellac, Dimethicone, Benzophenone-1, CI 60725 (Violet 2).

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EssenceThe Gel Nail Polish Base Coat
 
4.2

(based on 63 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (37)
  • Dries quickly (35)
  • Long lasting (35)
  • Goes on smoothly (33)
  • Gentle (17)

Cons

  • Chips easily (6)
  • Strong odor (5)
  • Does not work (4)
  • Messy (3)

Best Uses

  • Weekly (30)
  • Special occasions (15)
  • Daily use (13)
  • Base coat (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (31), Manicure/pedicure addict (15), Trendy style (13), Dramatic (6), Budget shopper (4)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (4)

Reviewed by 63 customers

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5.0

First time using and I'm hooked

By Nurse Natalie

from Daphne AL

About Me Classic

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dries Quickly
  • Easy To Use
  • Goes On Smoothly

Cons

  • Chips Easily

Best Uses

  • Special Occasions
  • Weekly

Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

Used as a pedicure cannot paint nails I'm a nurse

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Horrible

By WasteOfMoney

from Kansas City, Mo

About Me Classic

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Does Not Work
    • Messy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

      Just a basic underperforming top coat . Takes a long time to dry.

       
      4.0

      Good

      By Sunshine

      from Cleveland

      About Me Classic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Messy

      Best Uses

      • Special Occasions

      Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

      Yes

       
      5.0

      Great base coat for any manicure

      By Nelly

      from Jerusalem

      About Me Classic

      Pros

      • Dries Quickly
      • Easy To Use
      • Gentle
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Weekly

        Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

        Even though the full system of base+color+top coat of this brand didn't work for me (chipped really quickly), I did give the base coat another chance and it worked out wonderfully!
        This is a great base coat for any long lasting manicure! The polish sticks well to it (one week easily for good nail polish) and it protects my nails from getting weak and splitting. And all of that for a great price! I've tried a much more expensive base coat, and it didn't perform as well as this one - the same nail polish chipped quicker and my nails started to brake.

         
        5.0

        I️ don't paint my nails without this product.

        By Mrs.Hacker

        from Tulsa, OK

        About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dries Quickly
        • Easy To Use
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Weekly

          Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

          Definitely use the coordinating top coat for best results - will make my home manicure last a full week without looking crummy!

           
          5.0

          Worth every penny

          By AshleyNicole

          from Mishawaka Indiana

          About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Trendy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dries Quickly
          • Easy To Use
          • Gentle
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Special Occasions
            • Weekly

            Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

            Great for anyone on a budget. I prefer not to spend top dollar for nail polish products but want top quality and this delivers.

             
            5.0

            Great for the price!

            By Lucy

            from CA

            Verified Reviewer

            Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

            If you paint your nails especially with darker colors, you must have a base coat. This gel base coat is a cheaper alternative to the more expensive name brands. This base coat prevented my nails from any staining. Keep in mind, this polish works as a base coat, so don't expect a shiny or glossy look. They also carry the top coat version as well which works good for the price and gives a great shine.

             
            1.0

            Returned

            By KP

            from USA

            About Me Classic

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Chips Easily
              • Does Not Work

              Best Uses

                Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

                The polish, base coat, and top coat had beautiful finish, but they peeled Hours after overnight application. I returned them to the store.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Nice inexpensive polish

                By Sheen

                from York PA

                About Me Classic

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Weekly

                  Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

                  I will only use this polish

                   
                  4.0

                  So far so good.

                  By Torrihime

                  from Arizona

                  About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dries Quickly
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Long Lasting

                  Cons

                  • Messy
                  • Strong Odor

                  Best Uses

                  • Weekly

                  Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

                  My nails chip very badly but I've had this on with a wet n wild nail polish and no chips almost a week later.

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