Rated 4.22 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Most Helpful Critical Review Reviewed by 9 customers Great as a basecoat
Shelby from Michigan
My nails have crazy ridges on them, so I've never found a ridge filler that actually works. This only smooths them over a bit. But it works amazing as a base coat! Applying polish was so easy on top of this. So it visually might not make a difference for ridges, but it made my polish application way better.
Bbbbbbby from Mars
I feel like this is a good base coat. The nail polish didn't lift easily and makes a nice base layer for my beat up nails. I used it with the essie gel couture colors and top coat.
Kubinette77 from Norway
I have mild nail psoriasis, but the struggle began as I turned 40. I could no longer get away with filing the surface of my nails smooth, have always preferred short nails, and it's required in my profession because short nails are more hygenic. Have tried different smoothing base nail polishes, this one WORKS. Dries silk matte. It also works as a primer, and is an excellent base for nail polish.
Doesn't Work and Made My Nails Brittle and Weak
Denver 70652 from Denver CO
I was hopeful about this as I love Essie nail polish. Unfortunately, it wreaked havoc on my nails. I have been growing my nails out with Orly Nail Defense which is great. I thought this would be great to use underneath on a nail with that has a ridge due to an accident I was in. I also used it on all my nails as a basic ridge-filling base coat. Within a week my nails were so brittle, they all broke. Since I stopped using this and am only using the Orly Nail Defense my nails are growing again so I know it was this product. I returned it to Ulta and told them it just didn't work for me. Otherwise I do love other Essie products I have tried.
Does not fill ridges
Ridged Consumer from Fort Smith AR
This product is a decent base coat but it does not fill ridges. I used three coats and ridges were still visible.
Lauren M from Seattle
I don't think I've done a double-take at a base coat before! This really does what it says. Strengthens nails, fills in ridges and sets you up for the perfect Mani or Pedi.
Like this product and will buy again
No expert on nails from Nevada
This ridge filler works great on my nails and not as thick as some other brands
jtp8 from Michigan
Started with Smooth-e, then 2 coats of Essie lacquer. Finished with Essie gel setter. Perfect!! No visible dents or ridges. Thank you Essie!
Johnsonclan07 from Southern WV
My nails are in Bad shape. I have psoriasis and it has caused deep ridges, lines down the middle of my nails and more. I usually have to apply three coats of polish with a thick top coat over each coat of polish. I am shocked at how well this works!! Smooth-e base, one coat of polish and top coat (but I always do two) and they look great. The damage to my nails is always visible if look closely at them, but I never thought I would find a product that does exactly what it claims to. Smooth-e is a must have!