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Gel Setter Top Coat

Essie

Gel Setter Top Coat

(23) REVIEWS

0.46 oz Item 2506542

Essie Gel Setter Top Coat tops any of your favorite Essie colors with all the cushy, rock - hard shine of a gel, in a foolproof formula for at home manis and pedis. It's everything you love about gels, but in a perfect top coat you can use anywhere and everywhere. So, whether you're off to a desert island or dashing to your next meeting, Essie Gel Setter is a must - have for gorgeous, intense shine. DBP, Toluene, and Formaldehyde free.

Benefits:
  • Easy removal
  • No UV light required
Apply to your favorite Essie color as the final step in your manicure to achieve gel like color and shine!
Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Ethyl Tosylamide, Isopropyl Alcohol, Cellulose Acetate Butyrate, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Acrylates Copolymer, Adipic Acid / Neopentyl Glycol / Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer. May Contain: CI 60725 / Violet 2.

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EssieGel Setter Top Coat
 
4.3

(based on 23 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (13)
  • Long lasting (13)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Dries quickly (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Weekly (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (14), Manicure/pedicure addict (5)

Reviewed by 23 customers

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5.0

It was the first time i bought this and i love it.

By Dyan

from Omaha

About Me Classic

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Weekly

    Comments about Essie Gel Setter Top Coat:

    My nails do not chip as much especially since I type all day.

     
    5.0

    Long lasting

    By Makeup addict

    from Lake elsinore, ca

    About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weekly

      Comments about Essie Gel Setter Top Coat:

      This top coat makes any polish last! It prevents polish from chipping. Lasts as long as a salon quality manicure.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Don't Waste Your Money

      By LollyB81

      from Noblesville, IN

      Comments about Essie Gel Setter Top Coat:

      When I first used this top coat, I loved it! After using it approximately 3 times, I mistakenly stored it in the case with my nail polishes and forgot about it. I found it 1 1/2 months later and attempted to use it. HUGE difference in the outcome! The top coat was thick and cloudy. The product clumped on my nails when I tried to apply it. I've tried everything I can think of to restore the product to its original consistency: shaking the bottle for a long time, placing the bottle under warm tap water... nothing works. I assumed the texture of the product was due to neglect on my part, until I began reading reviews from different bloggers and sites online. It appears this is very common issue. What a shame... my bottle is 3/4 full of product I can't use.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      peeled off in 1 day

      By Brenda

      from IL

      About Me Classic

      Pros

      • Dries Quickly

      Cons

      • Chips Easily
      • Does Not Work

      Best Uses

        Comments about Essie Gel Setter Top Coat:

        I'm a nurse and wash my hands a lot and use the hand sanitizer frequently. My Sally Hansen works fine but I wanted to give this a try. It started wearing away immediately, starting at my cuticles. Then, it started chipping at the tips on day 2. By day 3-4 it was almost off all by itself. It was a total disappointment!

         
        5.0

        its all about the top coat

        By kathy

        from ohio

        About Me Classic

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Special Occasions
          • Weekly

          Comments about Essie Gel Setter Top Coat:

          its all about the top coat,you have to have a great top coat for polish to last.

           
          3.0

          Not sold on this

          By a

          from Ohio

          Comments about Essie Gel Setter Top Coat:

          I love essie polish, and thought the top coat would be the same. Im not impressed though. Went on smooth, but did not shine. The longer I wore it, the more matte it got. It also got thick and chipped off fast. I may give this one more shot, but its doubtful.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Top Coat Ever

          By Tina

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Classic

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Weekly

            Comments about Essie Gel Setter Top Coat:

            I was skeptical at first but this top coat is truly the best. I gave up painting my own nails because of how often I had to do it to keep them looking fresh. I started getting gel manicures every two weeks for the past 6 months. I was getting tired of how much I was spending on the gel manicures so I decided to try this top coat that was recommended by a friend. I am shocked at how well it works. It lasts a solid 5-7 days before chipping (if you take the time to apply correctly). I use a regular base coat, two coats of any regular polish (I use OPI, Essie, and YSL), then a medium layer of this top coat. I have found that if I make the top coat too thick, it will peel and if it's too thin, it doesn't last long but the in between amount has been perfect. You may need to experiment with this a few times til you get it down. Additionally, it dries and hardens quickly! I was a devout Seche Vite user but this Essie Gel Setter is a million times better. Would highly recommend!

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Buy

            By G

            from NY

            About Me Trendy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Weekly

              Comments about Essie Gel Setter Top Coat:

              I do my nails at home once a week and use this top coat. Not only does it add a lustrious shine, it also also "corrects" any imperfections (if you fall asleep doing your nails late and night and wake up the next morning with impressions on your nails, the top coat hides all blemishes). Very professional look and avoicds the use of UV lights.

               
              5.0

              Amazing!

              By BrandyV

              from Atlanta GA

              About Me Classic

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dries Quickly
              • Easy To Use
              • Goes On Smoothly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Essie Gel Setter Top Coat:

                  I am in love with this stuff! Whenever I use it I always get compliments on how nice my nails look.

                   
                  5.0

                  Long-lasting and keeps the shine

                  By kittieb

                  from Portland, OR

                  About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Weekly

                    Comments about Essie Gel Setter Top Coat:

                    I've used another gel-like topcoat (Revlon), that one is an awesome choice as well, but tends to lose it's shine after a few days. The Essie topcoat kept it's shine and kept my nails chip free as well. I've used it with other nail polishes (not just Essie) and gotten the same results.

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