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Essence

The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat

0.27 oz Item 2289530

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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 Top Coat
 
4.2

(based on 126 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long lasting (69)
  • Easy to use (62)
  • Dries quickly (55)
  • Goes on smoothly (54)
  • Easy to apply (28)

Cons

  • Chips easily (19)
  • Strong odor (6)
  • Hard to remove (5)
  • Does not work (4)
  • Messy (4)

Best Uses

  • Weekly (42)
  • Top coat (25)
  • Special occasions (23)
  • Daily use (20)
  • Any time (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (53), Manicure/pedicure addict (35), Trendy style (30), Dramatic (9), Natural (9)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (5), 10 minutes (3)

Reviewed by 126 customers

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5.0

The Best Topcoat!

By Annie

from Indianapolis

About Me Dramatic, Trendy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Keeps Nails Glossy
  • Long Lasting

Cons

  • Gets Thick After Awhile

Best Uses

  • Weekly

Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat:

I use this on top of all of my favorite nail polishes. I notice that it smooths out the nails, and makes them look extra glossy! It really does look like a gel manicure. The only problem I have with this product is that it gets thicker in the bottle with time. After a few months, it becomes so thick that I can no longer use it and have to buy a new bottle. Fortunately, this is NOT an expensive product, so I am more than willing to continue to purchase it over and over again!

 
1.0

Peels off easily

By CM

from Anaheim

About Me Trendy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dries Quickly
  • Easy To Use
  • Goes On Smoothly

Cons

  • Does Not Work

Best Uses

  • Daily Use

Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat:

The polish started to PEEL that same day, kind of like a facial mask. It doesn't leave it as shy as gel does either. I plan on returning this product.

 
4.0

Why pay more

By Suzanne

from Northville, MI

Pros

  • Dries Quickly
  • Easy To Use
  • Long Lasting

Cons

  • Strong Odor

Best Uses

    Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat:

    I saw this product and thought I would give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised at how well this base coat and top coat work. It does have a slightly strong order but it dissipates quickly. You do have to be sure your nails are clean and dry or you may get some chipping. I use this base and top coat with all my different nail polishes to get my manicure to last two weeks. It also helps to protect your nails from breaking. It does get a little sticky towards the end of the bottle and looks a little messy when applying. However, it dries to a nice even shiny finish. At this price, why would I use anything else? Love it.

     
    1.0

    Chips horribly

    By Ella

    from Nc

    About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Goes On Smoothly

    Cons

    • Chips Easily
    • Does Not Work

    Best Uses

      Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat:

      I read all the great reviews on this Gel top coat before purchasing but ultimately I'd recommend not buying this. It chipped horribly! Honestly chipped worse than regular nail polish with no top coat. Horrible product!

       
      5.0

      Favorite top coat of all time!

      By Vang

      from Oklahoma

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat:

          I love this product! It's my go to everytime I do my nails! Give it about a minute and it instantly dry, no joke. And the shine is there! I am so glad i discover this! Those that loves doing nail must try it! I promise you will not be disappointed!

           
          5.0

          This product is awesome!

          By elsy

          from sacramento

          About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Professional Nail Technician, Trendy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Special Occasions
            • Weekly

            Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat:

            This product dries quickly and protects your nails. Love the price for such a great product.

             
            5.0

            Low Priced Gem

            By Frannyanny

            from Phoenix AZ

            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 Top Coat:

              I recently ventured into this low priced line a few months ago, and the few products I have tried, I really liked. You can't beat the price on all their line. I had just purchased CMD Vinylux nail color but they were out of top coat. When I saw this on the shelf, I couldn't wait to try it. About A THIRD the price and so shiny! It worked like a charm. A beauty tip: Clean your nails midweek of your mani,and add a top coat. It looks like you just got them done again! I just finished 2 weeks of my manicure!

               
              5.0

              Love this product!

              By Larissa the Mom

              from Burlington, Michigan

              About Me Classic

              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 Top Coat:

                My daughter got this product fir her birthday. I used it in myself as well as her, AMAZING! It makes the already bright colors look very shiny and shellac looking.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love it

                By J9

                from Cali

                About Me Classic, Dramatic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Trendy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Special Occasions
                  • Weekly

                  Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat:

                  Seriously this is the best clear top coat I've used. It goes on smooth and keeps my nails looking nice for at least a week and a half.

                   
                  5.0

                  Will Definitely buy again

                  By K

                  from Las Vegas NV

                  About Me Trendy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Special Occasions
                    • Weekly

                    Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat:

                    Great shine

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