Description: Lace Is More is an off-white sheer with a gold shimmer.
Size: 0.46 fl. oz. / 13.5 mL
Brand: Essie Gel Couture
Collection: Sheer Silhouettes (Holiday 2018)
Essie Gel Couture is a gel-like manicure system that does not require a UV lamp or a base coat. Gel Couture shades last longer than regular polish (up to 14 days). The easy two-step process involves first, apply two coats of Gel Couture Color (allow manicure to dry for 60 seconds between coats), and then apply one coat of Gel Couture Topcoat.
While I love this shade of white, I found the formula to be slightly tacky/sticky which is a little odd for Essie. (Usually their pale shades are the opposite -- a little thin.) So I found the best way to apply is with a pretty generous brush. At 2 coats, I see that it would benefit from a third which I will do next time. BUT, I do love the colour and the very subtle gold shimmer inside. (Really subtle -- you have to be up close to see it but I do like it. It lends a warmth to the white.) All in all, I like but I'm taking off a star for the formula.