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The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat

Essence

The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat

(134) REVIEWS

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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4.1

(based on 134 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long lasting (72)
  • Easy to use (64)
  • Dries quickly (58)
  • Goes on smoothly (57)
  • Easy to apply (28)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Weekly (43)
  • Top coat (25)
  • Special occasions (24)
  • Daily use (21)
  • Any time (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (55), Manicure/pedicure addict (36), Trendy style (31), Dramatic (9), Natural (9)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (5), 10 minutes (3)

Reviewed by 134 customers

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3.0

meh

By Emily

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat:

Dried quickly and without a gross smell, which was nice, but my nail polish started chipping within 24 hours

 
5.0

Dried my gel polish almost instantly!!

By Shaunna

from Vermont

Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat:

So I'm not a huge makeup gal but I'm starting to be. I ordered a base layer and the top coat. The base layer plus 1-3 coats of the gel polish and my nails were smudging and not drying. I put the top coat and they dried like instantly!!

 
3.0

Okay

By Andrea8u

from Bell

Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat:

I really wanted to like this but it honestly didn't do much for my nails. My nail polish still chipped by the next day the way it always does

 
4.0

Yes

By Kat

from Lodi,ca.

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:

      Great product

       
      4.0

      Great value product

      By A

      from Chicago

      About Me Classic, Trendy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Bottle dries out quick

      Best Uses

      • Special Occasions
      • Weekly

      Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat:

      Love that His is an inexpensive product that works better than bigger brands. Long lasting and no led ligh needed.

       
      3.0

      Not the best

      By Cy

      from California

      Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat:

      I love essence but this really didn't work for me. Not a great wear time and didn't really give a gel-like look.

       
      5.0

      Goodbye, flakey polish!

      By Badwolfinthetardis

      from Virginia beach, va

      About Me Classic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Doesn't chip or flake easily
      • Dries Quickly
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat:

        Very happy with the quality of this top coat. It dries quickly, which is important for a mom on the go. It has a beautiful, lusterouis shine when it dries, and doesn't start to instantly chip within a day or two like many other products.

         
        4.0

        1 of My Favs

        By Dawn

        from Ny

        About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Gets goopy halfway through but thinner fixes it
          • Hard To Remove

          Best Uses

            Comments about Essence The Gel Nail Polish Top Coat:

            Great to get on sale. Used in between polishing and nail stamping. Gets goopy halway through but is easily revived with thinner. Glossy and professional finish.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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.

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