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The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat

Essence

The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat

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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
 
4.1

(based on 68 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (41)
  • Dries quickly (39)
  • Long lasting (38)
  • Goes on smoothly (37)
  • Gentle (20)

Cons

  • Chips easily (8)
  • Does not work (6)
  • Strong odor (5)
  • Messy (3)

Best Uses

  • Weekly (33)
  • Special occasions (16)
  • Daily use (15)
  • Base coat (7)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (32), Manicure/pedicure addict (16), Trendy style (16), Dramatic (7), Budget shopper (4)

Reviewed by 68 customers

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I love this product it is better than going to the nail spa

By deb

from thomasville nc

About Me Trendy

Verified Buyer

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:

    love love love

     
    5.0

    Graetr Product

    By Nina

    from Durham NC

    About Me Classic

    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:

      I used this and the Top Coat. My manicure looked good even after a week!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It's all about that base!

      By Suz

      from Illinois

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Weekly

        Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

        I've used this product for years. 1st time I've ordered on line because of a surgery I can't get out.
        I like the smaller size it's not wasteful. Have you ever used a large bottle polish to the bottom.
        The size and price are perfect. The brush is a bit curved so it contours very nicely to our nails.
        This base coat brightens your nails. If you just want a clear polish apply top coat and they look amazing!

         
        1.0

        Cannot recommend

        By DemureDenise

        from New Jersey

        About Me Dramatic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Trendy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Chips Easily
        • Does Not Work

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Special Occasions

        Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

        I love this nail color brand for its gel nail polish and topcoat. Unfortunately, adding the base coat into the mix did NOT help the nail color to last long. I purchased this base coat 5 days ago and I've had to re-paint within the last few days. I'd share a photo but I'm embarrassed to show how bad this looks.

         
        2.0

        No good under led polish.

        By Dee

        from Stuart

        About Me Trendy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Chips Easily
          • Does Not Work

          Best Uses

            Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Base Coat:

            Would not use as a base for gel, led lamp polish.

             
            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 2 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!

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