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Rated 4.21 out of 5 stars
Amazing product. I do highly recommend Essie Gel Couture. Every 2 weeks I visit my salon. I was going for years to the same place till the owner decided to sell it & moved away. Ever since, it's been a nightmare. Polish peeling the very same day, crooked nails, lumpy nails ~ you name it!! I literally tried every salon near me & not only gave them a second chance but a third & a forth & I said ENOUGH!! Something has to give. Not only was it a waste of money but time as well. Soooo I walk into Ulta & straight to the nail polishes I go. I have always loved Essie & OPI. I saw the new Essie Gel Couture collection & said to myself "ok let's try"!! I'm beyond impressed. I cooked/cleaned/ went in the pool. A full week so far & no chips at all. Amazing product. My nails are short (just a preference for now. I got tired of long nails) I've been telling everyone about this new polish. So easy to use. 2 coats of color. I let them dry for a few minutes before each coat. Then 1 coat of the clear top coat. It really does dry in less than 15 minutes into a beautiful professional salon quality manicure. It's super shiny & just beautiful. Make sure you buy the clear top coat that accompanies this line. Nails are left shiny & strong. I bought many other color since. I want to try them all. I did a little color swatch & they are all creamy & beautful. Some have a little sparkle or frost~ really pretty. They are really easy to remove too. A few swipes of remover & it's off. No messy removal like at the salon & no damaging scraping. Try it ladies. I hope you find that you have the same results as me. Here's to beautful nails!!!
It's no different than "regular" polish. You can get the same 3-day wear with a different brand for a good top coat. There is no brilliant shine. There is no gel-effect. The thick brush they have is the same type of brush that you see on Sally Hanson's brushes.
Veronica from Harpers Ferry
Never had nail polish last this long on my natural nails.... Ever! I'm 4 days and still going. Only defect is one I put there at the beginning trying to clean up over paint. I'm speechless. I've washed 3 dogs, several rounds of dishes, and my hands countless times. My polish ALWAYS chips day 1. Day 2 if I do it at night, lol. I just can't. I want them to have all the colors. I will buy them. Take my money! Interested to see how long it eventually lasts. If interested, I cleaned with alcohol first and used no water on my hands as suggested by Essie. Two coats color, one coat top. Each separated by one minute. Buy it! If it doesn't work for you, return it! Cheers!
Denem from South
Sheer Fantasy is hands down my favorite polish color. It's very sheer, but you can build it up to look a little more opaque. This is the perfect shade for those who want a more natural look. It looks like your nails but better. Love this stuff!
CJ from San Diego
Beautiful color, great coverage, long lasting.
Shannon from California
Color specific review. Princess Charming is a mauvey, brown pink? it isn't what it looks like in online swatches or on here
April from Buffalo NY
I've never tried *actual* gel polish because I've heard that the lengthy removal process isn't worth the long wear time. So when I saw this nail polish, I was intrigued. But after having tried it, I found it to wear (and chip) just as regular nail polish does.
Wear #1 - I applied this as instructed: 2 coats of color and 1 coat of the top coat. Despite my nails having been buffed prior to use, it looked like I had holes/ridges in my polished nails, or as if a third coat of color would have been better. I did not use a base coat underneath the color, so maybe that's where I went wrong. The polish chipped a bit that same day.
Wear #2 - I applied it as above, but I used a base coat first this time. This helped a little, but there was still that 'uneven' or 'streaky' look to my nails.
I think from now on, I'll just stick to regular polish.
NewEnglandBeautyBabe from Quaker Hill, CT
Hooked on Essie! I was an instant fan of Essie's Gel Couture polishes including this must-have top coat. There are so many gorgeous shades for whatever tickles your fancy. The polish goes on beautifully, dries quick & lasts & LASTS! I was visiting the ULTA App today to purchase a few new colors & decided to leave a review b/c these polishes are worth taking the time to recommend.
Jessie from California
I have tried so many nail polishes that would stay on longer than two days and nothing worked until I found this polish. I work a very physical job and this polish has stayed perfect for longer than a week now without chipping. I since have purchased more colors in this gel couture collection.
Ash1677 from Washington DC
I love the brush and it paints on so smooth
DMG from Denver,Co.
Color , Shine and lasted for weeks
Gramma Jo from Placentia. CA
I have been looking for a great fall color. This seemed to be just the one I wanted. Haven't tried it yet but I will be ready for the holidays.
notbornincolorado from California
This stuff has completely blown my mind. I work at a grocery store and am not entirely gentle on my nails, however this stuff legit lasted me over two weeks before it started to really wear down. It's also allowed my nails to grow longer than I've ever seen them. I have two bottles of the top coat and three colors to rotate. Amazzzinngggg.
BBNY1104 from New York, NY
I've been using Gel Couture polishes for nearly two years now and I'm absolutely OBSESSED with this range; this is the only type of nail polish that I own!
Gel manicures are so harsh on my nails, which are already quite brittle, so this polish is exactly what I needed. They last between 10-14 days on my hands and 6 weeks on my toes. To make sure my manicures last long, I always wipe down my nails with alcohol or nail polish remover and avoid getting polish on my cuticles.
I do wish there were more colors. They've certainly come out with a few collections since I started using Gel Couture but would love to see more being released.
des66 from ky
Please don't listen to the reviews saying this doesn't last! I am a mom of 4 young kids and constantly have my hands in water, doing dishes, cooking, laundry, baths! This nail polish will last me at least a week before I start to see noticeable chipping! It's great, just apply two coats of color, the top coat and it's good to go!
Kiki from NJ
This is by far the best option for a no UV required manicure. I am the type that always chips my mani within 24 hours. I am on day 6 and am just seeing a bit of chipping at the tips of my nails. Highly recommend!
Indium from Memphis, TN
I love this nail polish! I can wear it for several days without chipping. So far Sit Me in the Front Row is my favorite color in this formula. I also applied Strong Start as a base coat even though it says you don't need one for this polish.
Lizzie from Fort Drum, NY
I wanted to love this but it just doesn't last! I recommend it over a regular polish any day but just know that it's going to most likely chip the next day.
Tami from Iowa City IA
I love the Essie Couture line and this is a nice, soft, pretty yellow. Super into yellow right now, so it's perfect.
RebeccaMc from Central Illinois
I fell in love with this nail polish the first time I used it, I now own the majority of the colors and wish they had more! The "Con" that I added is probably more of a personal thing, but Essie has more colors in their regular line than the Gel Couture line and I wish that there were a wider variety of colors available. I love the brush especially, it covers most of my nail in one swipe and the nail polish goes on very smooth. My manicures last much longer than with any other gel polish that doesn't have to be cured. That said, if I do get a chip, I very gently buff the edge to smooth it out, reapply color, wait for it to dry and then reapply the top coat and my manicure looks fresh. I constantly get compliments on my nails and usually most people are surprised and tell me that they assumed I had them done professionally rather than doing them myself at home.
Cait from MD
It's fine, but it's not going to do what it advertises. It doesn't look like gel polish at all, just regular nail polish. It lasts a while so I consider it good nail polish. But if you want the gel nail look just actually get a gel kit cause this is not a replacement.
curlysue24 from NC
I've been using the gel couture on my toenails for about a year and I absolutely love it. Long-lasting and beautiful colors. Starting to use on my nails...I bought the sheer fantasy and I like the color. It is sheer, but that's what I wanted for a professional, natural look.
Vonnie from Woodstock GA
Waiting to check out different bottle before I state whether I would recommend to friend.
Amber C. from PA
This is really high quality nail polish. I am not great at painting nails, but this brush makes it almost impossible to mess it up. It looks like gel, but it does not last like gel. I am in healthcare and wash my hands frequently so it lasts me about 5 days before it starts chipping. The upside is that it is easy to remove!
Sales Professional from D.C. Metro
I used 3 coats of color. It's very sheer. I know the color has the name "Sheer" in it but they actually have collections that tell you on the bottle they are part of a sheer collection and this did not. It's my fault for thinking otherwise. The color looks a bit more on the warm yellowish beige hued pink, not a whiter, milky, pink. You can see you nails through the 3 coats and top coat.
Summer from Baltimore, MD
It dries very easily, which is always nice with nail polish. I did have to put on 4-5 coats for the actual color to show through. It's been a week, and there's no chipping. I'm probably going to buy it in different shades.
Nancy J from Long Island, NY
Beautiful color. A Subtle, creamy, pale lavender that also appears like a baby blue in certain light. So pretty! Great durability.