Essie Gel Polish Gel Base Coat (UV / LED Polish)

[Discontinued] Gel Base Coat (UV / LED) by Essie Gel Polish

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3 Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 20th Feb 2017

    I thought the application was great. It's a long brush (like other Essie nail brush) and it goes on thin, as it should. I've tried other gel base coat's (Sally Hansen and Gelish) but this is my favorite. 123

  • 3
    Update- not impressed

    Posted by Donna on 25th Jan 2015

    Although the base coat applied poorly, I have to be honest about longevity. I normally get 10 days wear from my gel polish before they start to lift . I have now been wearing my Essie gel nails for 16 days with no lifting or chipping. The color looks beautiful but the ends are dull. I honestly think I could put on another coat of topcoat and get at least another week of wear out of these nails before regrowth makes polish change a must. Will I use the base coat again? Maybe.....I suppose if I needed extended wear the headache of application with the stringy bits and uneven surface might be worth it but for normal wear the extra application time and stress just are not worth it. If Essie deals with the application issues- well they would have the best base coat I've ever tried! 123

  • 3
    Not Impressed

    Posted by Donna on 12th Jan 2015

    I purchased the Essie base coat to try with one of the new Essie gel polishes. I have used gel on my fingers for several years and RNP on my toes, and will admit to being a sucker for lines that have matching gel and RNP colors. Looking on the Essie web site it makes on believe that their gel products are a healthier nail alternative. That might be the case but I felt their base coat preformed poorly and therefore doubt those healthy benefits still apply. The brush was to stiff and the base coat applied stringy and patchy. I would use my tools to try and smooth the edge and pull off the stringy ends. These issues caused an uneven surface to apply the color to and therefore I needed more color coats to remedy the situation. As I just applied the gel I'm unsure of longevity but I will be surprised if they last as long as my gels normally do using gelish foundation. I love the new colors and will use them with my gelish products but I doubt the base coat will ever be used again- making it a big waste of money. As I love my RNP base coat from Essie I'm really disappointed 123